LOCAL LEAGUE Team Match Format * - Local League Season:
ONE line of singles and TWO lines of doubles
POST SEASON Team Match Format * (Playoffs, Districts, Sectionals, Nationals):
TWO lines of singles and THREE lines of doubles
*2.5+ Level: 3.0 players may play in #1 Singles or #1 Doubles line only
*4.5+ Level: three 5.0 players allowed to join the roster. One 5.0 player can participate per match during the 3-line local season, and both 5.0s may play in 5-line matches at Playoffs, Districts, Sectionals, and Nationals. 5.0s must play #1 singles and/or #1 doubles.
*5.0+ Level: 5.0+ teams may include up to two players rated 5.5. Players rated 5.5 must play in either the Singles or #1 Doubles line, and only one 5.5 player may participate in a match at one time.
Age Requirement: Players must reach age 40 by the end of the calendar year.
Ratings: Match data from this league will be used toward Year-End Rating calculations.
Rounds of Competition * - Local Season, Playoffs, District, Sectional, and National championships.
“At Level” Player Requirement * - For 2017, all 40 & Over League teams must have a minimum of 4 players who are rostered at the team’s NTRP level by the time the first match is played. Teams are required to maintain the required number of “at level” players throughout the entire season, including postseason play. If a team does not have the required number of “at level” players at the time of any match, that team match will count as a loss with all individual team matches being scored as 6-0, 6-0 losses. For the 4.5 + team, up to two “plus” players may count as part of the total team requirement for the “at level” players.
* Not applicable to Women's 2.5+ Daytime League