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-CCTA-(year), 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 registered  in each division.

League Dates

Summer 2022 Championship Season (18 &Over*)
Registration begins August 2, 2021
Deadline:  October 15, 2021
Play begins:  November 13, 2021 (Saturday) @ 9:00 am
Play ends:  Est. January 22, 2022

2022 State Championship:
3.0, 4.0 Low, 4.0, 5.0 M&W - TBD
2.5, 3.5, 4.5 M&W - TBD

Play format:
Regular scoring. Best 2 of 3 sets


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 doubles 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. 

Summer leagues play on Sundays at 12:30pm 
Winter leagues play Saturdays at 1:00pm  

40 & Over Team Match Format:
Each team match consists of 1 singles and 4 doubles (Weekday Women) and 1 singles and 2 doubles (Business Women) matches in a local round robin format.  Individual
matches are best 2-out-of 3 sets with an optional 10 pt tiebreak in lieu of a full 3rd set (must agreed upon prior to the start of each line).

Playing levels offered are 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 Low (Weekday Women only), 4.0, 4.5 and Open (4.5 and Up players only).

Per a USTA National Regulation Change, Players must now play two matches in the regular season to qualify for post-season play.   League Champions will be invited to attend the Adult 40 & Over State Tournament in June 2022. Please note that the new state format for the 40 & Over league is 1 singles and 3 doubles.

The 2.5 level will have a different play schedule.
No play during Thanksgiving week and second half of December.


League Dates

Winter 2021-22 Championship Season  


18 & Over
Registration begins August 2, 2021
Deadline:  October 15, 2021
Play begins:  November 13, 2021 (Sats) @ 1:00 pm
                         November 11, 2021 (Weekday @ 9:30 am)
Play ends:  Est. January 22, 2022
No play on Thanksgiving week and Christmas holidays

2022 State Championship:
3.0, 4.0 Low, 4.0, 5.0 M&W - TBD
2.5, 3.5, 4.5 M&W - TBD

Play format:
2 singles / 3 doubles
1 singles / 2 doubles (2.5 League only)
Regular scoring.  Best 2 of 3 sets

40 & Over
Registration begins October 1, 2021
Deadline: November 19, 2021
Play begins: November 30, 2021 (Tues)
   Business - 7:00 pm
   Weekday - 9:00 am
Play ends: Est. January 25, 2022

Play format:
Weekday - 1 singles / 4 doubles
Business - 1 singles / 2 doubles
Best 2 of 3 sets

2022 State Championship:
3.0, 4.0 Low, 4.0, 5.0 M&W - TBD
2.5, 3.5, 4.5 M&W - TBD

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


40 & Over Team Match Format:
Each team match consists of 1 singles and 4 doubles (Weekday Women) and 1 singles and 2 doubles (Business Women) matches in a 7-week local round robin format. Individual
matches are best 2-out-of 3 sets with an optional 10 pt tiebreak in lieu of a full 3rd set

Playing levels offered are 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 Low (Weekday Women only), 4.0, 4.5 and Open (4.5 and Up players only).

Summer leagues play on Tuesday at 9:00 am 
Winter leagues play on Tuesday at 9:30 am

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


League Dates

Summer 2022 Championship Season (18 &Over*)
Registration begins March 1, 2021
Deadline:  April 22, 2021
Play begins:  May 13, 2021  (Thursdays) @ 9:00 am
Play ends:  Est. July 8, 2021


2021 State Championship:
3.0, 4.0 Low, 4.0, 5.0 M&W - May 7-10 in Macon
2.5, 3.5, 4.5 M&W - April 30 - May 3 in Rome


Summer 2022 Championship Season (40 &Over*) 
Registration begins March 1, 2021
Deadline: May 18, 2021
Play begins: June 8 (Tuesdays) @ 9 am

Women's 2.5 League

Winter's Play Day/Time

Matches will be on
Saturday at 1 pm 
starting November 4, 2021

Format

1  line of Singles
2 lines of Doubles

Scoring

Best 2 out of 3 sets with a 10-Point tiebreaker in lieu of 3rd set

2021 State Championship

The winning team will get the berth to next year's State Championship.  Date and location TBD.

Mixed Doubles (Friday Nites)

18 & Over, 40 & Over (Spring/Fall)

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 2021 
Registration begins July 12, 2021
Deadline:  September 24, 2021
Play begins:  October 1, 2021 @ 7pm

2022 State Championship:  TBD


Play format:
Regular scoring. Best 2 of 3 sets with a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set.  If both teams agree before match starts, a full set can be played out.  Score will be recorded as 1-0 in Tennislink.

Southern Combo Doubles

Men's and Women's 18/40 & Over (Spring/Fall)

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


Registration begins  TBD, 2021 
Deadline:
TBD, 2021
**Contact the Local League Coordinator for more info**

2021 State Championship
* All matches must completed by Sept 20, 2021

October 22 - 24
(18 & Over M&W: 2.5, 6.5, 8.5, 10.5) - Dalton
(40 & Over M&W: 7.5) - Dalton

November 5 - 7 
(18 & Over M&W: 5.5, 7.5, 9.5) - Valdosta
(40 & Over M&W: 6.5, 8.5) - Valdosta


Play format:
Regular scoring. Best 2 of 3 sets with a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set.



2021 USTA Tri-Level Leagues

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.  If both teams agree before match starts, a full set can be played out. Score will be recorded as 1-0 in Tennislink.  

Men and Women Levels:
2.5, 3.0, 3.5 (18 & Over only)
3.0, 3.5, 4.0
3.5, 4.0, 4.5

Fall Season
2022 State Championship Year

Registration opens:  July 12, 2021
Registration closes:  September 17, 2021

Play Begins:
Women's
*October 4, 2021  (Mon) @7pm (40&Over)

*September 29, 2021 (Wed) @ 7pm (18&Over)
Men's
*September 29, 2021 (Tue) @ 7pm (18&Over)

Play format:
Regular scoring. Best 2 of 3 sets with a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set.  If both teams agree before match starts, a full set can be played out. Score will be recorded as 1-0 in Tennislink.