Adult Leagues

                                                                    
                                                                    
                                                                    

ADULT LEAGUES REGISTERING

YOU NEED A NEW TEAM NUMBER EVERY SEASON! TO CREATE A TEAM:

Go to Tennislink and sign in, make sure you are in your “LEAGUES” page (if you are not sure just click on the USTA LEAGUES grey tab).

Click on “Online Team Creation” link under “My Quick Links”.

Select Southern, Georgia, Cherokee-2019, and your league and flight.

If your facility is not listed click on “Other Facility” and find it. If you have trouble with the “Other Facility” button or any part of the team creation process send me an email and I will help you create your team.

Write down your Team Number and send it to your players. They need to sign into Tennislink and click on the “REGISTER FOR A TEAM” button.​

Men's Leagues

18/40 & Over

Adult levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 low, 4.0 and 4.5.

Team matches consist of two singles matches and three doubles matches with the best 2 out of 3 sets (one singles match and two doubles matches for the 2.5 and 5.0 levels).

Men play Sundays at 4:30 PM during the Summer, Saturdays at 9:00 AM during the Winter.

*League season based on number of teams registeredw in each division.

League Dates

Winter 2020 (18 &Over*)
Registration begins August 29, 2019
Deadline: October 10, 2019
Play begins:  November 9 @ 9:00am

No Play on Saturday, November 30, December 21 – December 28

Women's Leagues

18/40 & Over Business

Women 18 & Over are eligible. Local team play is available in Adult levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 low, 4.0 and 4.5.
Team matches consists of two lines of singles and three lines of doubles with the best 2 out of 3 sets. For 2.5 level, one singles match and two douilbes matches.
Players without a computer rating may self-rate themselves. Computer rated players must use the Ealy Start League Ratings to register. ESL Ratings are published in March to be used for the summer season and in August for the winter season. 

Spring leagues play on Tuesday at 7pm.
Summer leagues play on Sundays at 12:30pm.
Winter leagues play Saturdays at 1:00pm. No play during Thanksgiving week and second half of December.


League Dates

Winter 2020 (18 &Over*)
Registration begins August 29, 2019
Deadline: October 10, 2019
Play begins: November 9 @ 1:00pm

No Play on Saturday, November 30, December 21 – December 28

18/40 & Over Weekday

Local team play is available in Adult levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 low, 4.0 and 4.5. Team matches consist of two singles matches and three doubles matches with the best 2 out of 3 sets (one singles match and two doubles matches for the 2.5 and 5.0 levels). Players without a computer rating may self-rate themselves.  We offer leagues in the Summer and Winter.

Summer leagues play on Thursdays at 9:00am.
Winter leagues play on Thursday at 9:30am.

For more info, contact Women Leagues Coordinator at womenlc@cherokeetennis.org.


League Dates

Winter 2020 (18 &Over*)
Registration begins August 29, 2019
Deadline: October 10, 2019
Play begins: November 7 @ 9:30am

No Play on Saturday, November 30, December 21 – December 28

Mixed Doubles (Friday Nites)

18 & Over, 40 & Over

Cherokee Tennis Association offers Mixed Doubles Leagues in the Spring and Fall. USTA membership is required. A team match will consist of 3 lines of doubles with a 10 point tie break in lieu of a third set.

USTA League Tennis Mixed Doubles allows players of different NTRP levels to play together, encouraging participants to form teams with their friends, family and co-workers. Players without a NTRP rating are permitted to self-rate. If a participant is actively playing in the USTA League Tennis Adult, then the Mixed Doubles match results do not affect the person's rating. A player who competes only in the Mixed Doubles leagues will generate a Mixed Doubles Rating.

The winners from each level will advance to the State Championship in August. In order to have a successful season, we need lots of teams. Please start speaking with everyone you know who plays at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels. Encourage them to form teams, the more the better! If you have a very large team, consider splitting into two teams. You only need 6 players each week. If you have court availability issues, we'll work with you! And as always, we'll accommodate anyone who has Men's/Women's USTA State playoff conflicts during the season!

A player's rating cannot exceed the highest rating shown on the chart. Players must be within 1.0 level of each other.

Level     Players            Individual Rating        Min. Rating
             Combination    Cannot Exceed     
    
7.0           4.0/3.0            4.0                                3.0      
               3.5/3.5            
8.0          4.5/3.5             4.5                                3.5
               4.0/4.0 

League Dates

Fall 2019* - September 13, 2019 @7PM
Registration begins July 15, 2019
Deadline: August 30 , 2019

*This is a FLEX league have a play by time of 6:00 p.m. on Sunday every week. Teams are asked to work together to find a play time during the weekend that will work for both teams.

State Championship 2020: TBD in Valdosta, GA

Southern Combo Doubles

Men's and Women's 18/40 & Over

Southern Combo Doubles is currently the fastest growing adult program in USTA Southern. With a participation base of 55,000, you might be wondering what keeps the players coming back year after year? The answer is simple... Combo Doubles is FUN! The program allows participants to self rate, thus making it easy to play with family and friends. For most players, this is the program's single most attractive attribute. Local team play is available in Adult (same gender) combined levels 5.0, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5. Team matches consist of three doubles matches with a 10 point tie-break for the 3rd set.

Player Requirements: Teams must have a minimum of 6 eligible players registered by the deadline. It is suggested that there are no more than 10 players on a roster as only 6 are needed to play each match. Teams must play at the combined level (the combined NTRP rating of a doubles team). Teams must have at least 3 players rated lower than the maximum rating per player level. This league does not affect NTRP ratings.

An individual player’s rating must not exceed the highest rating allowed per level as follows:
5.0 level – rating cannot exceed 2.5 7.5 level – rating cannot exceed 4.0
5.5 level – rating cannot exceed 3.0 8.5 level – rating cannot exceed 5.0
6.5 level – rating cannot exceed 3.5 9.5 level – rating cannot exceed 5.5

Men play Tuesdays at 7:00 PM.
Women play Mondays at 7:00 PM. Play time can be flexible if both competing teams agree. All matches must be completed by Sundays 7pm.

League Dates

Fall 2019
Registration begins July 7, 2019
Deadline: August 11, 2019
Play Ends: September 16, 2019

State Championship 2019
October 25 - 27 
(18 & Over M&W: 2.5, 6.5, 8.5, 10.5) - Bainbridge
(40 & Over M&W: 7.5) - Bainbridge

November 8 - 10 
(18 & Over M&W: 5.5, 7.5, 9.5) - Rome
(40 & Over M&W: 6.5, 8.5) - Rome

2019 USTA Tri-Level League

Play doubles with your friends, while on a team consisting of 3 or more NTRP levels. Example, one 3.0 doubles, one 3.5 doubles and one 4.0 doubles = Tri-Level team. This socially competitive league is a great way to enjoy the camaraderie of friends in the ultimate team experience.

This league season will be a *flex season.  Matches are on Wednesday nights at 7pm.  If both teams agree, you can play anytime before or after, by Sunday @ 7pm in the same match week.  Format:  3 lines of doubles with a regular 12-point tiebreaker in lieu of 3rd set.  

Men and Women Levels:
2.5, 3.0, 3.5
3.0, 3.5, 4.0
3.5, 4.0, 4.5

Fall Season* 
18 & Over and 40 & Over Divisions(2020 Championship)

Registration opens: July 15, 2019
Registration closes: September 6, 2019
Men and Women Play Begins:
*September 16, 2019 (Mon) @7pm (40&Over)

*September 18, 2019 (Wed) @7pm (18&Over)

Estimated Rating

**Please note that this is not a true USTA representation of your rating.  This is just an "estimated" rating.  The USTA does not endorse NTRP ratings generated from any third-party sources.  For more info on USTA NTRP ratings, click here.

Here are answers to two questions that TennisRecord.com are repeatedly asked.

Q. I received a rating for my last match that was higher than my dynamic rating going into the match and yet my new dynamic rating went down. How can this be?
A. This is not an error. This can occur because of how the dynamic rating is calculated. This will/can occur when a player receives a match rating that is a lot higher than their current dynamic rating which causes their dynamic rating to go up quite a bit and then in their next match they record a match rating that is higher than the new dynamic rating but lower than their previous high match rating. In this circumstance the player's dynamic rating will come down some because of the way the dynamic rating is calculated which involves the averaging of the previous dynamic ratings with the current match rating. The previous match rating which was abnormally high is not directly part of the calculation for the current dynamic rating. The reverse can also be true with an abnormally low match rating.

Q. I have read that when playing doubles my rating will move up or down the same amount as my partners rating and the gap between my parnter and I will remain the same. Why is this not occuring?
A. That is not exactly how it works. The match rating the doubles partners receive will be the same amount higher or lower from their current dynamic rating. So for instance, if one doubles player has a dynamic rating of 2.75 and another has a 2.85 and they play a match which results in an increase of 0.07 the first player will receive a match rating of 2.83 and the other will receive a match rating of 2.93. Therefore, the gap between the 2 players remains the same for the match rating received however how this impacts their new calculated dynamic rating can be different depending on their previous dynamic ratings and the averaging that takes place to calculate the new dynamic rating. So, only the gap in the match ratings will be the same for sure and not the new dynamic rating each player gets.