mission of the Corporate Tennis League is to provide recreational tennis competition through weekly scheduled team matches
for the corporate community in a congenial, sportsmanlike atmosphere.
Two flights are A (Advanced) & B (Intermediate), determined by performance/skill level from the 2017 final standings. Play
level for A Flight is 4.0+ (NTRP Rating) and B Flight 3.0+ (NTRP Rating).
Format of a team match: a six-set match no-ad 6-game sets--two women's
and two men's doubles played on two courts, followed by two mixed doubles sets using two courts and two pairs. Lets are honored as in traditional USTA tennis rules. The serves are replayed.
If set reaches 6-6 games all, the tie shall be broken by a 13-point tiebreaker (where
the first team to reach 7 points wins, with no 2-point margin.) The Coman tiebreak procedure will apply. Substitutions
are allowed at any time in the match, although a player may not return to the same category (men's, women's, mixed) he/she
If sets are split in any category, a Supertiebreaker will decide the winner.The
first team to win 7 points with a two point margin wins. The captains designate the #1 pair, the stronger
to play the Supertiebreaker.
The mission is possible--congenial
competition at all times. No grievances allowed. Please refer issues to the League Manager, Bambi Dudley.
One point is awarded for winning each category (1 for women's, 1 for men's and 1 for mixed) for a maximum
of 3 points. The winning team earns a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 points that accumulate through the season, with
the team having the highest number of points winning the flight.
Based on the number of teams
and weeks remaining in the season, a flight may compete in a playoffs at season's end to determine the ultimate
champion. The top B teams advance to the A Flight the next season. Only rostered players may participate in the playoffs after
playing two regular season matches. Defaults do not count as a match played. Non-rostered players may compete during the season
if the team is in danger of defaulting. A sub may play unlimited times but may not qualify for playoffs. Employees may be
any age; non-employees, 21 years or older..
The league plays at
Phoenixville High School, Teagarden Park, Valley Creek Park, Great Valley High School, and Fisher Park. Teams are encouraged to come by 5:15 pm on match day to reserve these public community courts.
is officially 6:00 p.m. Two teams must be ready to play by 6:15 pm. Default time: 20 minutes for no-shows and team forfeits
the match that they can't field. Mixed doubles players should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to complete the match before nightfall.
Teams forfeit the 3rd category (mixed) match only if they cannot field a team when they are ready to start.
If a team lacks players
for a category, the captains must advise the opposing captain. A match may be rescheduled by noon the day before with
both captains agreeing. While mixed doubles is usually played after men's and women's doubles, mixed may be played first
with both captains agreeing.
may play a partial match on match day. (Every point counts.)
In the case of rain, the League Coordinator shall contact the
captains by E-mail or phone by 4:00 p.m. to cancel the matches. Rainout policy: if it is not raining by 4:00 p.m., the match
Makeup matches (due to
rainouts or postponement) are to be played within two weeks (suggested Thursday of match week) resuming
at the exact point and position from where you stopped. Point played, point stayed. There is no restarting any part of a postponed