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Major Regulation Changes for 2014

League Type:  Changed the term “League Type” to “Age Group” throughout the Regulations.
 
1.04A USTA League Program: Added 40 & Over Age Group to the Mixed Division as a National Program for
6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0 Combined Levels.
Scoring and other Regulations for the 40 & Over Age Group were added throughout the Regulations to be in
alignment with the Mixed Division 18 & Over Age Group.
 
1.04D(5) Two Team Leagues: Reduced the required percentage of team members at the designated team
NTRP level from 60% to 40%.
 
1.04F(1) Entry: Established minimum NTRP rating levels to be eligible to participate in Age Groups in the Adult and
Mixed Divisions that use combined NTRP team levels.
 
2.01C(2) Team Match: Added new language to require that:
- for each local league team match, a majority of the individual matches must be played to constitute a valid
team match;
- require each Sectional Association to establish a procedure to determine the actions to take when the combination
of individual match defaults by the two teams in a team match results, or would result, in a situation where a majority
of the individual matches would not be played.
 
2.03E Team Match and Scoring: Added new language to:
- require that for each championship team match, a majority of the individual matches must be played to
constitute a valid team match;
- give authority to the Championship Committee to determine the actions to take when the combination of individual
match defaults by the two teams in a team match would result in a situation where a majority of the individual
matches would not be played.
 
2.03H Procedures in the Event of a Tie:  Moved “Head-to-Head” below “Winner of the most individual matches
in the entire competition” and above “Loser of the fewest number of sets” in the order required to break a tie.
 
2.03L Scoring of Team Defaults:
-Revised language to state that when a team defaults an entire team match at a championship, that team is no
longer eligible to continue to play at that championship.
 
2.05E Promotion of Players 60 & Over and 65 & Over
- 2.05E(1): Decreased the age from 70 to 60 for players who are promoted and granted an appeal if they
have a history of being at the same or lower NTRP level, without benefit of appeal, for their three most
recent year-end ratings;
 
- 2.05E(2): Added new language to state that no player 65 or over will be given a published year-end NTRP
rating level higher than his/her most recent valid year-end NTRP rating level although the player may appeal to
move up.
 
*NOTE: The changes above to Reg. 2.05E will be applicable for play in the 2014 Championship Year.
 
2.06A Move-Up/Split-Up:  Revised language to state that a total of three players (two for 2.5 and 5.0+)
may combine and play together on the same team the following year (if their individual NTRP levels allow):
- from any team that played at the same, lower, or higher team NTRP level, or any combination of these
- from any team that played a straight NTRP level, combined NTRP level, or any combination of these
- from any team that played in the same Division, Age Group, NTRP team level, or any combination of these
- from any team that played in a different Division, Age Group, NTRP team level, or any combination of
these.  The only exception to the requirements stated above is if more than three players from the same NTRP
evel team wish to stay together as a team, in whole or in part, they may do so:
- if they move up one NTRP team level (if their individual NTRP levels allow)
- if they do not combine with players who were rostered on any other team that advanced to, or qualified for,
any National Championship the previous year.
 
*NOTE: All of the changes above for Reg.2.06A will be applicable for teams that advanced to, or
qualified for, 2013 National    Championships, for play in the 2014 Championship Year.
 
3.02B Administrative Grievances: Added language to clarify that captains and committee members are not
subject to Administrative Grievances.
 
3.03 A(2):  Added new Regulation to indicate who may file an Administrative Grievance.
 
 
 
 
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