Central Penn League Rules

Teams

Bent Creek Country Club

Hempfield

Lancaster Country Club

Lancaster Tennis & Yacht

Manheim Tennis Club

Combined Levels and Ratings

  #1 - 9.0
  #2 - 8.5
#3 - 8.0
#4 - 7.5
#5 - 7.0

  Men play at their USTA ratings if they have one.

  Women may deduct .5 from their USTA  rating.

Note: If both captains agree IN ADVANCE, different levels may be used. For example both captains could agree to play the top level at 10.0 instead of 9.0. USTA ratings are not required. However, players play at their USTA rating if they have one. Women may deduct .5 from their USTA ratings.  

Players without USTA ratings are to play at a rating that reflects their skill level.  Levels assigned to players without USTA ratings to be approved by other team captains, Don Royer, and Jay Witmer prior to play.

Matches

Prior to match, home team captain to call visiting team captain to confirm starting times. Home team provides balls, snacks, and drinks.

Rained out matches can be made up on any mutually agreeable date.

After matches, teams should report results (OK to send a photo of scores via cell phone) to  CentralPennTennis@embarqmail.com  

Match results will be available on the web site:  www.centralpenntennis.com

 

Scoring

First two sets - play a 7 point tie-breaker at 6 all.  If sets are split, match to be decided by a 10 point super tie-breaker (must win by two points). If a team wins either 3 or more of the doubles matches, that team wins the overall match

Protests:  To be resolved by Don Royer and team captains, excluding captains of protesting teams.  If a protest is upheld, the team loses the protested court.

Playoffs

Based on overall standings in the league, the top 4 teams will advance to playoffs. If overall records are the same, the first tie-breaker will be # of courts won, then head-to-head records, then least number of sets lost. The second and third place teams will play and the first and fourth place teams will play on Monday August 7. The winners of the August 7 matches will play on Thursday August 14 (or a mutually agreed upon date) for the championship. To play in the playoffs or finals, players must have played 1 match during the regular season.