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Interclub rules for 2021
 

 

2021 Interclub Season Info and Dates

 

 

2021 Calendar of Events

DATE

EVENT

NOTE

4/9

Registration opens

Captains/players can create rosters and will be required to collect /pay League Fee of $13 for each player registered.

4/29

Deadline for legal roster

Roster must have at least 8 players. New players can be added anytime during the season. Dues and Fees must be paid before their first match.

5/12

Schedules posted

 

5/12

Captain's ball pick-up

Captains receive balls for home matches at Cherokee Country Club from 10am-1pm.

5/15

GKTA dues of $20 are due to be paid.

Participants of USTA spring tennis may have already paid GKTA fee. Matches will be disqualified if GKTA dues and League fees have not been paid prior to playing.

6/7

Season begins

Matches follow USTA format (2 out of 3 sets with 10-point comen tiebreak in lieu of 3rd set)

 

Season Ends

Topdog open until 9/30 to enter make-up matches.

 

 

2021 Interclub Dates and Information

New web address for Top Dog

http://greaterknoxvilletennisassociation.topdoglive.com/pages/club_information.asp?orgid=391

4/8/21 – Deadline for captain and co-captain contact info, email and phone #

4/9/21 – Top Dog opens for registration and payment of $15 league fee

4/29/21 – Deadline for legal roster on topdog (8 members minimum on a team)

5/6/21 – Generate Schedules and calculate ball requirements

5/12/21 – Pick up Balls at Cherokee Country Club (10am -1pm)

5/12/21 - Schedules posted on Top Dog site

5/15/21 – GKTA dues of $20 are due to be paid at GKTA.USTA.com

6/7/21 – Season Begins

Makeup matches can be played and entered until 9/30/2021 when Top Dog closes.

 

  • A1 through A4 play 4 courts, A5 will probably play 3 courts, but they may elect to play four courts if the A4 teams want to play 4.
  • Start time will be 9AM this year with warm-ups to start at 8:30 and lineups to be exchanged at 8:45 (after both captains have verified that all their players are present and ready to play). This is a continuation of the format from 2020. There will be some leiniency for the Fort Sanders and other teams due to child care not being available until 9:30. Communication between captains is essential to avoid confusion.

  • Interclub is not USTA league play and is meant to be fun social tennis for Knoxville area tennis players. We will continue to emphasize two concepts this year: Kindness and Good Communication. Many incidents can be avoided by communicating and being kind to each other. In order to communicate effectively each club/team must submit current contact information (both phone numbers and email addresses) for both the captain and co-captain for each team as soon as possible and definitely before the season starts. That information will be available on the team's top dog site.

  • Because we are a social league, refreshments have long been a part of our after match social time. Due to Covid we respect any teams choice to not provide refreshments, but water should be available for all matches. Please let the visiting captain know when you call to confirm the match whether you plan to offer refreshments or not.
  • Note that Green Meadow Country Club will be playing their home matches on two different surfaces this year. There will be two clay courts and two hard courts. The Green Meadow captains will notify visiting teams which courts will be clay and which will be hard. IE courts 1&2 may be clay and 3&4 may be hard or vice versa, but the courts will be the same for each level for the entire summer. If A1 is 1&2 hard and 3&4 clay those courts will always be 1&2Hard and 3&4Clay for the entire A1 season. A2 may be different, but whatever the courts are designated they must remain the same for the entire season for each level.

 

2021 FEE PAYMENTS AND ADDING SUBS TO INTERCL

  • Each player's League Fee of $15 must be paid when player is added to roster on Top Dog. This is to minimize the number of defaults due to non payment of League Fee. Captains will need to collect League Fee of $15 from their players and then register players and pay fees OR players may go on line and register themselves and pay their own league fee. This is up to the club/captain. Captains may contact Belinda if help is needed with registering players. Contact info next paragraph.

  • In order to add a player as a sub to a second roster at your club you must contact Belinda Ford (gbindy@gmail.com or 466-4630) to add the player without paying the League Fee a second time. Subs are suppose to be added to the team roster 24 hours prior to the match so you need to contact Belinda 48 hours prior to the match. An easy way to do this is pick several potential sub players from the team below your level and add them to the roster as subs when the season begins.

  • New this year is the ability for a player to play for two different teams at two different clubs. This is a trial year and will be evaluated at the end of the year. The player will have to pay two league fees, one for each team. The player will not be allowed to sub up on another team for either club.

Registration Fees

There are two fees/dues that need to be paid before you play your first interclub match. They are the League Fee of $15 (New amount in 2021) and the GKTA dues of $20. The $15 League Fee must be paid when you are added to a roster on top dog. Club contacts (see contact list on top dog site) and captains can add and pay for players. Individual players can also pay and add themselves to a roster.

The second cost is GKTA dues of $20. See the next paragraph for payment instructions.

Players pay their GKTA dues ($20) on line at WWW.GKTA.USTA.COM GKTA. Failure to pay will result in default of interclub matches played.

NOTE: USTA membership and USTA league fees have nothing to do with GKTA Interclub! However, if you played USTA in the spring you should have already paid your GKTA dues and have a copy of the receipt showing your dues of $20 have been paid. Put this receipt in your tennis bag to show your Captain that you are paid up and cleared to play. The $15 interclub league fee is paid when you are added to the team roster on topdog and covers the cost of balls, the Topdogtennis fee, and any charge for paying your fee on line. GKTA gets the remainder of the fee. The Interclub Fee of $15 can be collected by your captain or League Administrator/Club and paid when she adds you to the team roster or if your team can register individually then you can pay for yourself.

NOTE: Players are required to pay both League Fee and GKTA dues and matches will be defaulted if players are found to not have paid these two fees/dues. My strong recommedation is that you print off receipts and keep them in your tennis bag as proof of payment. Remember the cost of $15 and $20 as they are unique to Interclub.

 

2021 Schedule of Play

LEVEL

MATCH DAY

Championship

No division this year

A1

Wednesday

A2

Thursday

A3

Monday

A4

Tuesday

A5*

Thursday

   
   

Make-up Day

Friday & any day during bye week**

* 3-Court format.
**It is the captain's responsibility to notify the committee and coordinate with the club to schedule any make-ups if there is a conflict.

Dates of play will advance in 2022

Last update: 04/16/21

 

 
 
 
 
 
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