Registration for 18 & Over and 40 & Over spring tennis runs from January 2, 2017 through January 20, 2016. The season will tentatively open play for the week of 1/30/2017.
Ratings: Please check your rating online via TennisLink to see if your NTRP rating changed. Additionally, if you’re interested in 4.0 Low this spring, the eligibility list will appear on the COTA webpage to coincide with registration.
January 19 at 6 PM. We'll recognize fall season winners, provide door prizes and giveaways, and review Rules and Regulations.
Your RSVP allows us to know how many to expect and aids in room set up. Please be sure to do so. Please RVSP here -https://goo.gl/forms/zEwwR3x4ZqPzrxu42.
Reserve your facility prior to team registration in TennisLink. I will need email confirmation of court reservations from facility coordinators to ensure your team is scheduled. See approved facilities list under the adult tab.
UGA’s Intramural Courts are not an option for league play. If you have a neighborhood court that would be suitable for league play, please email me directly.
Registration: Once facility approval has been secured, please proceed with team creation in TennisLink. See attached photo.
If you are in doubt as to whether you are clear to register in TennisLink, email me.
Here is a helpful resource to all COTA captains in regard to registration/team creation -http://cotatennis.net/images/Docs/Adult/Captain101.pdf.
Please register promptly.
It is the captain's duty to ensure his/her team meets the minimum player requirement prior to the registration deadline. You must meet the minimum number of players to field a match line up at the close of registration; teams not in accordance by the initial roster deadline will not be scheduled.
For 18 & Over Men and 40 & Over men, this number is eight (8) players; for 18 & Over women and 40 & Over women*, this number is nine (9); *Women's 2.5 requires five (5) players and Women's 4.5 - seven (7) players. For 55 and & 65 & Over this number is six (6).
Season duties: Captains will be responsible for ensuring a balance of players at the proper NTRP level is maintained on their team by the initial roster deadline and maintained throughout the course of the season. As such, 60% of players registered on a team must be at the level of play. Only 40% of the players on a team may be below that level of play. Teams not in accordance by the initial roster deadline will not be scheduled.
With that said, in order to facilitate play at both a transitional and advanced level, COTA will waive the 60/40 percentage for 18 & Over Low 4.0 men (3/2) and women (4/1) and 4.5 for men (3/2) and women (4/1).
Matches rescheduled due to inclement weather must be articulated to the respective league coordinator within 36 hours.
Spring play offs: In programs in which business and day leagues are offered at a given level twice a year, one day and one business team will advance to state championships. At the end of the second season in a championship year (typically Spring), the winners of the day leagues will have a playoff (Fall day winner vs. Spring day winner) and the winners of the business leagues will have a playoff (Fall business winner vs. Spring business winner). Note, if the same team wins both seasons without crossover in such leagues, that team must select which roster to take.
Summer State Championships: Likewise, it is imperative to communicate to your players the expenses and time commitment required to participate in the State Championships. Teams opting out of going to the State Championships should communicate this to me ASAP. Dates can be found here - http://www.georgia.usta.com/leagues/league_state_championships/
55 & Over: Registration opens February 27 and closes on March 10. Our season will tentatively start the week of March 20 and run through the week of May 8. Stay tuned for more details. This league will continue to run with three doubles.
USTA-GA and COTA are looking for someone who loves tennis and kids to coordinate team tennis in the Athens area. It's a part-time position with flexible hours. You can find more info at http://www.georgia.usta.com/about_us/job_openings/.
A HUGE congrats are in order!!!!
Congratulations to Chloe Beck for not only winning a few big ITF junior titles in the last 2 weeks, but also for being awarded the Ozaki/Hastings Junior Sportsmanship Award by USTA Southern. This award is named in honor of Bill Ozaki, long-time Director of Jr. Tennis for the USTA Southern Section, and Sandy Hasting, a long-time Managing Director of Jr. Competition for the USTA Southern Section. This award is given to a junior player who best exemplifies the finest qualities of sportsmanship in tournament play and the finest traditions of the great sportmen of tennis past and present.
This is a tremendous honor! Congrats Chloe! We are all rooting for you!