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Kaua'i District Tennis Rules

Kauai Tennis Association Rules and Regulations


 Kauai District League Tennis shall be governed by the USA League Tennis and the Hawaii Pacific 2014 Regulations and all rules specified below. 

1. League Officials:  In all district matches which are played without officials, The Code (which can be found in Friend at Court) shall be observed. The USTA Point Penalty System shall be used for District League matches. Any disputes during a match shall be resolved by the captains using The Code and USTA rules as guidelines. If a dispute cannot be settled during the match, play the match to completion and file a written grievance.

2. Players Fee:  A player fee of $22.00 will be assessed each player on each team. This fee includes the Tennis Link fee as well as program fees for the Hawaii Pacific Section and Kauai District.

3. Refund:  A player who registers for any Kauai District USA Tennis League team may request a partial refund of $17.00, if the player has not played any match in the specified division and cannot play due to an unforeseen emergency or other extenuating circumstance. A refund request for any other reason is subject to approval by a committee made up of the Kauai District League Board members. No refunds will be granted to players who have been disqualified for failing to meet eligibility requirements or have been NTRP disqualified.

4.  Membership:  All players must have current USTA memberships prior to playing in their first match and be eighteen years of age or older on the or before December 31.  In order to be eligible for championship play a player must have played in at least two(2) matches for that team during the local league season.

5.  Player Rating:  All players must have a valid NTRP rating prior to playing in their first match.  Players who do not have a computer rating (generated wihin the last 5 years) shall self-rate themselves in accordance with the NTRP guidelines and declare their self-rating on Tennis Link when registering.

6. Team Captain:  The captain of each team or an assigned team member in captains' absence, shall be the official spokesperson for the team.  All questions and communications with other captains and League Coordinators shall be done by the captain only.  A person can only captain one (1) team within the same league/level. Being a captain of two teams within the same league/level is not allowed.

7.  Team Members:  To assure that there are at least two (2) teams participating in the league at the specific level, each captain must have a committment from the required minimum amount of players* before they will be given a team number by the league coordinator for the specific league.  An e-mail notice to players prior to registration dates of leagues will serve as reminders for upcoming league action.

8.  Adding Team MembersThe maximum amount of players allowed** may be added to the initial roster up to 45 days after the designated start date of League play

9.  Registration Dates:  The required minimum amount of players* must be registered within 30 days of the league registration start date for each specific league. A complete team roster (all team players) must be registered within 45 days of the league registration start date.  Final scores for all matches must be completeed one (1) month prior to the league sectional date.

10.  Match Format:  Format of play is best of 3 sets regular scoring using a Set tie break at 6-all with a Match tiebreak (first to 10 points with a 2-point lead) in lieu of the third set. Regular scoring throughout the first two sets. There is a maximum 120 second break at the end of each set. No coaching is permitted during the entire match.

11. Team matches and Team Match Scoring: A team winning the majority of individual matches shall be awarded one team point. At the end of District League play, the team with the most team points shall be entitled to advance to the next level of competition. In the event of a tie at the local League level, the tie will be broken by the first of the following procedures that does so (in the order given):

(a) individual matches - is the winner of the most individual
matches in the entire season

(b) head to head competition - is the winner of head to head matches between the teams tied. If the teams are tied in head to head competition then the team losing the fewest sets in head to head and if still tied then the team losing the fewest games in head to head and if still tied then the winner shall be determined by a coin flip with the winning captain of the first head to head match making the call.

(c) sets - is the loser of the fewest number of sets in the entire season

(d) games - is the loser of the fewest number of games in the entire season


      * 6 players for Adult 55+, Mixed 18+, Mixed 40+, Ekolu 18+ and 8 players for Adult 18+, Adult 40+

       ** 12 Players for Adult 55+, Mixed 18+, Mixed 40+, Ekolu 18+ and 16 players for Adult 18+, Adults 40+

These rules are intended as guidelines to promote fair competition and friendly participation in the game of tennis. Players, captains, and coordinators should keep this in mind when applying these rules to situations as they arise.

2014 USTA Rules And Regulations


 2014 Hawaii Pacific Sections Rules and Regulations


2013 Friend at the Court:

     This is the USTA handbook of Tenis Rules and Regulations for all USTA matches.  All captains and players are recommended to take a few minutes to go through it.  Friend at the Court gives different scenarios and tips on the correct way to handle them.