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gkta_logo Interclub Committee
Laurie Jones -  (504) 491-2208
Belinda Ford (865) 466-4630
Kim Kazmier (865) 719-0856

Interclub Rules for 2020


2020 Interclub Season Info and Dates



2020 Calendar of Events






Registration opens


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


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.


Schedules posted




Captain's ball and packet pick-up


Captains receive packet containing rules, responsibilities, league contact info, balls for home matches & any assistance with navigating topdog. Knoxville Racquet Club.


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.


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.



2020 Interclub Dates and Information

New web address for Top Dog


5/13/20 – Top Dog opens for registration and payment of $13 league fee

5/21/20 – Deadline for legal roster on topdog (8 members minimum on a team)

6/03/20 – Generate Schedules and calculate ball requirements

6/01/20 – Deadline for captain and co-captain contact info, email and phone #

6/04/20 – Pick up Balls & Captains packages at Knoxville Racquet Club (11am -1pm)

6/02/20 - Schedules posted on Top Dog site

5/24/20 – GKTA dues of $20 are due to be paid at

6/8/20 – Season Begins

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


  • Things are different this year. Three different clubs with 7 different teams will be playing out of West Hills or Tyson. Their home matches are listed on the schedule as to location. It is fine if clubs offer the opposing teams the option to play on the club courts if they are available and both teams agree. Otherwise the matches will be played at designated location, ie Tyson or West Hills. The home team is to designate one person to bring the court fees to the office at Tyson or West Hills as a total sum for all courts to avoid a crowd of players swarming the office area. The bathrooms at the city courts will not be available in early June therefore there are no matches scheduled at West Hill or Tyson for the first three weeks of June. This made some schedules unbalanced for home and away matches, so please be aware and don't talk bad about the schedules. We did the best we could.
  • Start time will be moved to 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 2019. There will be some leniency for the Fort Sanders A-3 level 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.

  • Sportsmanship Issues were addressed by the representatives and the following was agreed to: In the event of a formal grievance for sportsmanship issues, the event will be researched by the grievance committee (composed of Laurie Jones, Kathy Bright, and Belinda Ford.)

1) A warning will be issued after the first offense

2) Upon a second offense the court will be defaulted and the player found guilty will be suspended from play for a period of two weeks of scheduled matches. That two weeks can carry over into the next year.



  • Each player's League Fee of $13 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 $13 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.

  • In order to add a player to a second roster as a sub you must contact Belinda Ford ( 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.

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 $13 and the GKTA dues of $20. The $13 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. 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 $13 and $20 as they are unique to Interclub.

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$13 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 committee members are totally volunteers, as in unpaid positions. The Interclub Fee of $13 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.


2020 Schedule of Play




No division this year









Make-up Day

Friday & any day during bye week**

**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