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2005 Captain's Responsibilities

TEAM CAPTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Team captains should be participating members of a local league team and should be familiar with the structure and procedure of the league, the rules and guidelines as well as the USTA League Regulations and Rules of Tennis.

TEAM CAPTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

¨ Attend all local league meetings.

¨ Recruit enough players necessary to complete the season.

¨ Insure that all players meet eligibility requirements.

¨ Distribute all materials to team members including:

¨ TennisLink fact sheet

¨ Schedule of play.

¨ National regulations.

¨ Making sure your teammates are registered before playing a match.

¨ Teams must have the following minimum number of players registered by the deadline provided in order to be put on the schedule:

USTA Adult League 3.0 - 4.5 - 8 per team USTA Senior League 3.0 - 4.5 - 6 per team

USTA Adult 2.5, 5.0 - 5 per team USTA Mixed League 5.0-10.0 - 6 per team

Note:

Additional players may still be added to existing teams through the deadline established by the individual USTA/ MS districts.

Once play begins players may not be deleted from a team.

¨ Make team members aware of all USTA national, sectional, district and local league regulations.

¨ Confirm home matches and contact opposing team captains to confirm date and time of match. This should be done at least 4 days prior to scheduled match.

¨ Assist coordinator in rescheduling postponed or delayed matches.

¨ Report match results via TennisLink promptly (within 48 hours).

¨ Organize all materials necessary for the team’s participation at the championship level.

TEAM MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

· Show your commitment to fellow players on the team by being willing to complete season under all circumstances.

· Be responsible for your personal registration through TennisLink by the deadline provided by your captain.

· Let your captain know the dates you will be unavailable to play. Block out the district, sectional and national playoff dates on your calendar.

· Be knowledgeable of the Rules of Tennis and The Code as well as USTA national, sectional and district regulations.

· Always be on time.

· Be supportive of your teammates.

· Remember the main objective of the league program is fun.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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