2017 ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY USTA LEAGUE PROCEDURES
(2017 Changes are in red)
(a) See Line-up Exchange (#6) in Mid-Atlantic Section Rules for Local Leagues.
(b) No-ad scoring will be used. When a score of deuce is reached, the receiving team selects which partner will receive. In Mixed Doubles, the gender of the server determines who receives the serve at deuce. Gender serves to the same gender. (e.g. if a woman is serving at deuce, she serves to the court defended by the opposing woman). The twenty-second rule between points must be followed.
(c) 5-minute warmup.
(d) End changes only occur after the completion of each set. Thus, anend change occurs only after a set is completed or to begin the 10-point tiebreak after split sets.
(e) Bathroom breaks are not allowed in the final twenty minutes.
(f) A time piece (cell phone, wall clock, alarm) shall be agreed upon for use by the captains and one person from the home team should be designated to call time at the end of timed match play.
(g) If time runs out before a match has been completed, the following scenarios determine the winner of the match.
i) If the second set has not been completed, the total number of completed games won will determine the winner of the match.
ii) If the third set tiebreaker has not started and the total number of games won is tied, a one-point sudden death point is played to determine the winner of the match
iii) If a third set tiebreak has started, the team leading in the tiebreaker wins the tiebreaker and the match.
iv) If the third set tiebreaker is tied, the next point in the tiebreaker (in the normal rotation of serving) is played to determine the winner of the match.
v) One-Point ‘Sudden Death’ Procedures:
+ Home team spins.
+ The winner selects one of three options:
(1) Serve or receive (then the other team chooses gender in mixed OR ad or deuce side).
(2) Gender in Mixed Doubles or Side of Court (ad or deuce for non-Mixed Doubles situations) and then the other team chooses whether to serve or receive.
(3) Defer the decision to the other team in which case the other team selects #1 or #2 above and the team who deferred the decision makes the remaining selection.
+ The teams stay on the same end regardless. The winner of that point wins the match.
(h) Matches must be played as scheduled since indoor courts have been prepaid. If a match is not played at the scheduled time and has not been rescheduled by the Local League Coordinator, LLC, it is the sole responsibility of both teams to make court reservations and cover all costs. No refunds for scheduled courts will be issued.
(a) Matches (indoor and outdoor) must be played at the time, date, and location published in Tennis Link.
(b) Matches may not be “flexed,” unless the match is scheduled on Easter weekend, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, the closest weekend to 4th of July, or Labor Day Weekend OR the match is the same weekend as a USTA event (regionals, sectionals, tournament, etc.). If you have 1 player on a roster of a USTA championship-bound team, you may not reschedule any courts; with 2-3 players, you may reschedule one court; with 4-5 players, you may reschedule two courts; and with 6 or more, the entire match should be rescheduled by the LLC.
The lineup exchange must occur on or before the original match day/time. If a mutually agreeable match time/location cannot be determined between the players, the Local League Coordinator (LLC) will set a drop dead day (exactly 14 days later) at 7pm at a location to be determined by the Coordinator for that match to be played – UNLESS this date corresponds to the weekends listed above, in which case the LLC will permit an extension of 3 additional days. No extensions are given beyond the final date of play for the season.
(c) LLCs will create the schedules for all flights for a given league. Coordinators will make every attempt to avoid: (1) multiple matches being playing by one team in a short period of time; and (2) times where conflicts could occur. When the schedules are posted in Tennis Link, captains will have 7 days to request a match be rescheduled. After that time, the schedule will be finalized.
(d) Teams should arrive at the courts at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and lineups must be exchanged simultaneously prior to the start of the match. Suggested time for the lineup exchange is 5 minutes before match time. Captains that do not submit the lineup before match time are subject to the lateness penalties:
+ 5 mins. or less late, loss of toss and 1 game;
+ 5:01 – 10:00 mins. late, loss of toss and 2 games;
+ 10:01 – 15:00 mins. late, loss of toss and 3 games;
+ More than 15:00 mins. Late; default. If a player arrives late for a match, local league penalties for lateness apply. However, the player is still entitled to a 5 minute warm-up
(e) If conditions prevent a match from starting, meaning the first serve has not yet been attempted; the match will not be played and will be rescheduled by the coordinator. New lineups will be exchanged at the new time of the match.
(f) Weather: If, within the zip code where the match is being played, the temperature is 40 degrees or below OR the wind chill factor is 32 degrees or below OR the heat index is 105 degrees or higher OR if sustained winds are 30mph or higher, either Captain may request to reschedule the match, and the LLC will make the final determination.
(g) Once a match has started, those players must finish the match. It must be continued by the same players.
(h) An unfinished match must be completed within 14 days of the originally scheduled match unless further postponements are required. If the match cannot be completed within 14 days, the LLC must be notified of a new date and time so that the change can be recorded in Tennis Link.
(i) If the continuation of the match is postponed again due to unplayable conditions, the make-up match must be scheduled to continue within 14 days. However, all matches must be completed by the date of the end of the season
(j) If teams agree to play the make-up match indoors, indoor timed match procedures noted under Timed-Match Indoor Procedures (#2 above) will apply.
(k) If an individual match has been flexed, and all players have agreed (in writing or email) to a set time/date, the match will be played as scheduled and no substitutions may be made.
FROM POINTS WEST:
Follow Route 50 East from Washington, D.C. towards Annapolis. Follow directions “From Route 50” below.
FROM POINTS NORTH:
From I-95-South exit onto I-695-East and then take the I-97-South exit. Follow I-97 south until it merges into Route 50 East toward Annapolis. Follow directions “From Route 50” below.
FROM POINTS SOUTH:
Take I-95-North, MD Route 2 North or U.S. Route 301 North to Route 50. Travel east to Annapolis. Follow directions “From Route 50” below.
FROM ROUTE 50:
FROM POINTS EAST:
Crofton Swim & Tennis, 1719 Reynolds St., Crofton, MD 21114
Truxtun Park, 70 Primrose Rd., Annapolis, MD 21403
Annapolis Area Christian School, 109 Burns Crossing Rd., Severn, MD 21144
Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
FROM POINTS WEST:
Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, MD 21054
Broadneck High School, 1265 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis, MD 21409
Crofton Middle School, 2301 Davidsonville Road, Gambrills, MD 21054
Meade Middle School, 1103 26th Street, Ft. Meade, MD 20755
North County High School, 10 1st Avenue East, Glen Burnie, MD 21061-2073
Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville, MD 21108
FROM POINTS SOUTH AND WEST:
FROM THE EAST
Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, MD 21146
South River High School, 201 Central Ave, East, Edgewater, MD 21037
Caution: if there is baseball practice going on, do not park near the courts or you might get a baseball through your windshield. You can park in the lot for the Center of Applied Technology. Towing is enforced.
Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Road, Harwood, MD 20776
Chesapeake High School, 4798 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
Glen Burnie High School, 7550 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
North East High School, 1121 Duvall Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122
These Procedures are as enforceable as rules.