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 2023 Championship Season (18 &Over*)
Registration begins March 14, 2022
Deadline: May 2, 2022
Play begins: June 5 (Sundays) @ 4:30pm
Play ends: Est. July 2022
No play on July 4th weekend

2023 State Championship:
3.0, 4.0 Low, 4.0, 5.0 M&W - TBDF
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-point 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.





League Dates

Summer 2023 Championship Season  


18 & Over
Registration begins March 14, 2022
Deadline:  May 2, 2022
Play begins:  June 5 (Sundays) @ 12:30pm
Play ends:  Est. July 2022
No play on July 4th weekend

2023 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 March 14, 2022
Deadline:  May 10, 2022
Play begins:  June 7 (Tuedays) 7:00 pm
Play ends: Est.  August 2022

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

2023 State Championship:
Date:  TBD
3.5 & 4.5 M&W - Bainbridge
3.0 & 4.0 M&W - Columbus

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 llc@cherokeetennis.org.


League Dates

Summer 2022 Championship Season (18 &Over*)
Registration begins March 12, 2022
Deadline:  April 21, 2022
Play begins:  May 19 (Thursdays @ 9:00 am)
Play ends:  Est. August 2022


2023 State Championship:
3.0, 4.0 Low, 4.0, 5.0 M&W - TBD
2.5, 3.5, 4.5 M&W - TBD


Summer 2022 Championship Season (40 &Over*) 
Registration begins  March 12, 2022
Deadline:  May 10, 2022
Play begins: June 7, 2022 (Tuesdays) @ 9 am

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

Spring 2022 
Registration begins Dec 22, 2021
Deadline:  March 6, 2022
Play begins:  March 18, 2022 @ 7pm

2022 State Championship:  
September 9 - 11, 2022 (Macon)


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


Spring 2022

Registration begins Jan 3, 2022
Deadline:   March 20, 2022
Play begins:  April 4, 2022

2022 State Championship

October 21 - 23, 2022 
(18 & Over M&W: 5.5, 7.5, 9.5) - Valdosta
(40 & Over M&W: 6.5, 8.5) - Valdosta

November 4 - 6, 2022
18 & Over M&W: 2.5, 6.5, 8.5, 10.5 - Dalton
40 & Over M&W: 7.5 - Dalton

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 Tuesday/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

Spring Season

Registration opens:  December 22, 2021
Registration closes:  March 6, 2022

Play Begins:
Women's
*March 14  (Mon) @7pm (40&Over)

*March 16 (Wed) @ 7pm (18&Over)
Men's
*March 15 (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.