TEAM FEES: Cost will be $40 per player up to the minimum number of players required to field a team. Example: The USTA Adult League calls for three (3) doubles and two (2) singles to play a match. A minimum of eight players are needed to play. $40 x 8 players = $320 total. Captains are welcome to split the costs in any manner they wish for their team. If your USTA Adult League team has 14 players on the roster, they can split the $320 cost among all players on the team in any manner they agree upon. Note: All players will also need to pay for a current USTA membership along with a Colorado Tennis Association sign up cost for each league plus a $3 internet signup fee for every player on the team! These are not part of the Columbine Knolls Recreation District team fee and they are charged when you sign up players for your team on TennisLink. Please call Brett at (303) 979-5120 if you have any questions regarding fees.
Captains: In order to sign up your team, please download "Tennis League Roster Sign Up Sheet". (Instructions: Left click on "Tennis League Roster Sign Up Sheet above or go to the "Forms & Documents Page". Left click on the downward arrow to the right of the Roster Sheet to download the file. Make a note where you save this file in your computer so you can retrieve it. The downloaded form can then be filled out electronically if you OPEN THE FILE IN ADOBE ACROBAT DC, when you finish filling out the form, do a "right" click over the form on your mouse and save the file as "John or Jane Doe's team. You can then attach the saved file and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org) Please fill this roster out with at least the minimum number of players before you pay the team fee. Once the team fee is payed, you will receive a your Team Name and USTA Team number that will be needed to register your team through the USTA Tennis Link website. Payments can be made online (Note* Please use your last name for the "Team Name") or stop by or call the Columbine Knolls Recreation District office at (303) 979-5120. 2022 Captains Information.
Teams that elect to play on the locked courts at Marker Park will receive two (2) keys* for access to the courts once the team fee has been paid. For teams who elect to play on the courts at Clement Park, no key is needed to access those courts. Please click on the "Tennis Programs" page listed on the left side of our website for more details and information on tennis courts and reservations procedures.
* A $50 deposit will be collected for each key. The deposit will be refunded when key is returned.
WELCOME NEW PLAYERS!
Important Internet Links
United States Tennis Association – (https://membership.usta.com/)
Colorado Tennis Association – (www.coloradotennis.com)
If you’re a New player to USTA League, you will benefit from ease of entry and the elimination of on-court verification and its associated costs and time. New players enter the program by rating themselves using the NTRP General and Specific Characteristics of Various Playing Levels, located in “National Tennis Rating Program” on the USTA League web page and in various USTA publications. The NTRP characteristics have not changed. Many of you should be able to self-rate accurately…do you play with league players who currently have computer ratings. Knowing their ratings, can help you determine what level you place yourself.
TennisLink (http://tennislink.usta.com/leagues/) will provide a self-rating declaration box for new players at the time of registration.
New players will begin to generate a dynamic NTRP rating after their first match against a player who has an NTRP computer rating.
Click here for NTRP Rating Information
Please see the information on the left about NTRP prior to following the Self-Rate process to assist you with getting placed in the correct NTRP level.
When and how do I get a Self-Rating?
To begin the process you will need your USTA membership numberand to get on a team, you will need a team number. When you have a USTA Membership number and a NTRP Rating, contact Brett Rodewald at Columbine Knolls Recreation District (303) 979-5120 to find a team.
Next, go to TennisLink (http://tennislink.usta.com/leagues/) In order to register for your team. If you do not have a valid NTRP rating, you will be instructed to follow the self-rate process.
Note to tournament players: It is not required for players to follow the self-rate process prior to signing up for a tournament.
Players who do not have a computer rating on file in TennisLink shall self-rate in accordance with the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) Guidelines and complete the self-rating process on TennisLink when registering for a team. Failure to do so or omission of information regarding a player’s tennis history will subject the player, the captain and/or others who condoned inaccurate self-rating to sanctions and disqualifications.
Self-rated players are subject to disqualification through a NTRP grievance.
MAJOR RULES CHANGES & PROCEDURES
Summary of League Changes for 2022
Colorado League Changes
For 2022, we will be adding two District Championships back to the schedule: USTA Adult 65 & Over, ITA Mixed Doubles.
2022 Advancing Leagues
· USTA Adult 18 & Over
· USTA Adult 40 & Over
· USTA Adult 55 & Over
· USTA Adult 65 & Over
· USTA Mixed 18 & Over
· USTA Mixed 40 & Over
· ITA Mixed Doubles
2022 Non-Advancing Leagues
These leagues will conclude at the end of the local league:
· CTA Twilight
· CTA Women's Daytime Doubles
· CTA Women's Summer Daytime
· CTA Women's 2.5
· CTA Adult 18-39
5.02A Match(es) Played on Unapproved Courts. If a home team is unable to provide the minimum number of required courts (See 4.02) without pickleball lines, the visiting team may refuse to play on the unapproved court(s) and claim a win by default for the impacted line(s). If the players agree to play on an unapproved court, the points played will stand.
11.00A Inclement Weather. Unless agreed upon by both captains, all players should be present at match time, even if a rainout is obvious. If the match is a rainout, all lines are to be rescheduled, even if players were not onsite at the time of the rainout. In the event of inclement weather (i.e. lightning), players should observe the USTA’s Emergency Care Guidelines. If courts are not playable and indoor courts are not available (See 12.01A) within 30 minutes from the scheduled match time, either team may force the match to be rescheduled. Teams are not required to wait longer than 30 minutes from the scheduled match time to start play, which may include traveling to a different location for indoor courts. See 12.00 for information on rescheduling matches.
12.01A Teams / players are required to work together to find an agreeable date to make up the match within the allowed time frame (See 12.00). If indoor courts are available within 30 minutes at the same site and one or both teams agree to pay any additional costs, teams are required to finish the match indoors. (See 11.00E(4) for Flight Playoffs). The home team has the first right to acquire indoor courts onsite or at an alternate location, but if the home team is unable, the visiting team may acquire indoor courts at an alternate location. These alternate courts must be available within 30 minutes of the stoppage of play and one or both teams agree to pay any additional costs.
(Players: Please refer to the white booklet - 2022 League Tennis, Colorado District League Regulations for all rules and procedures)