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Palm Tennis Men’s League North Palm Beach

The Goal:

  • To provide a competitive doubles league for men in Palm Beach County.

Seasons

  • The league has two seasons – Fall and Spring.
  • Each season is 9 – 10 weeks in length.

Levels and Days of Play:

  • 50+ Men – Plays on Thursdays
  • 70+ Men – Plays on Mondays
  • Players turning 70 in the 12 months following the start of the league are eligible to play. If a team is lacking a sufficient number of players, they may request that the league permit them to register players 65 +. Each request will be reviewed and evaluated based on the level of the player; their record and input from the Tennis Director.

The Format:

  • Matches will be played in the mornings. The Men's League offers flexible start times of 9:30, 10:00,10:30 or 11:00 a.m. depending on the club requirements. The start times will be noted on the schedule. The latest start time a club may have is 11 a.m. A club that requires a later start time is welcome to join the league but will be required to play at their opponents’ club, if the opponents can provide courts at an earlier start time.
  • Matches should start promptly. If a player is more than 15 minutes late, the team must forfeit that position. When teams are lacking players and must default positions, they must begin by defaulting the lowest positions and moving remaining players up.
  • Each team will field 3 partnerships on match day.
  • Home team will provide 3 courts, 3 cans of balls and water.
  • All matches will be 2 out of 3 sets with a 7 point tiebreaker (first to 7 points by 2) in any set at 6–6. A match tie-breaker (first to 10 points by 2) will be played unless all 4 players agree to play a third set. In both tiebreaks, the player who is next to serve, serves one point to the deuce court. After the first point, the serve changes to the opponents who serve two points, first to the ad court and then to the deuce. This rotation continues until a team reaches (7 by 2) or (10 by 2). After 6 points, players switch sides.

Teams:

  • Team rosters should have a minimum of 6 players. Rosters are unlimited.
  • Final determination of level placement will be made by the League Directors and in consultation with the Tennis Professional and Captain.
  • Team movement from one division to another will be based on the most recent team history as well as on the addition of new players and the loss of other players. The goal is to match teams with comparable abilities within the same divisions.
  • Players that are on the roster of a team that drops out of the league after the schedule has been published will not be permitted to play on any other team for the remainder of the season. Extenuating circumstances will be considered.
  • A division consists of a minimum of four teams

Substitutes:

  • A player may sub up to a higher division but not down. A player subbing down will not be awarded any points for games/ matches won.
  • All players and substitutes must be added to the roster prior to participating in a match. All roster changes should be submitted to Orly at orly@palmtennis.com. When an ineligible player is found to have participated in a match, the offending team will be penalized by forfeiting all points from the point of the infraction down

Scoring: A weighted scoring system will be used.

  • Court 1 = 4 points
  • Court 2 = 3 points
  • Court 3 = 2 points

Home Captains are required to enter the scores online at www.palmtennis.com. Results and standings are published atwww.palmtennis.com.

Defaults:

  • If a team has excessive defaults, the team may be suspended for the next season. Excessive defaults are when a team defaults all positions for a given match or averaging more than one default per match.

Final Match and Play-offs

  • New players participating in a final match must have the approval of the league directors.
  • Play-offs may be held at the end of the season depending on the number of teams participating and the length of the season. No new players may be added to a roster during the play-off period.

Coaching:

  • Coaching is only permitted during the breaks between sets.

Rescheduling Matches and Inclement Weather:

  • In the event of rain, the captains and players should make arrangements to complete the match within two weeks. If the match has not begun, the lineups and/or players may be changed. Once play has begun, then all four players on a court must continue THAT match in THAT position. Rained out matches will be continued at the point of interruption by the same four players. All players should keep a complete record of the score, server, sequence of serve, side, etc. at the time of interruption. Each foursome will choose a day convenient to all four as long as it is within two weeks. In the event that a partnership has given the other team at least 2 days to choose from in the specified time frame and the date still cannot be decided, both teams will be defaulted. Mondays should be set aside as rain make-up days.
  • If the temperature is above 95 degrees or below 45 degrees at the court at match time and both Captains agree, the match may be played. Once a match has begun it must be completed except in the event of rain. If the match is not played due to the temperature, the captains and players should make arrangements to complete the match within two weeks.
  • A match can only be rescheduled if it rains or there are extreme weather conditions (heat/cold/potential hurricane).
  • Rescheduled matches are to be made up within two weeks.
  • If the Final match is rained out, it must be completed within one week.

Additional Information:

  • Palm Tennis rules govern play. In cases not specifically covered by these rules, USTA Rules govern play.
  • Palm Tennis reserves the right to make any rule modifications and/or other changes during the course of the league whenever it deems such action necessary and proper.
  • Palm Tennis reserves the right to ban any player, coach, spectator, or participant from further participation for an indefinite time period due to any misconduct and/or unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • Pros/Captains are responsible for assuring that players are placed on teams appropriate for their level.
  • Current tennis teaching professionals and ranked players may not participate unless approved by the League Directors.
  • All grievances and protests are to be submitted in writing via email within 2 days of the contested match to:orly@palmtennis.com.

Awards:

  • Awards will be given to the two teams in each division with the most team wins at the end of the season.

Last update: 12/26/18

Palm Tennis Men’s Leagues

Winter 2019 Champions

NPB 70+ League – King Division

Champions: Palm Beach Gardens * Captain: Hank Manley

Finalists: JORC * Bob Hatem

NPB 70+ League – Royal Division

Champions: Bellaggio * Sherman Gottlieb

Finalists: Mirasol * Ronald Bieber

Last update: 10/09/19

Palm Tennis Men’s Leagues

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Fall 2018 Champions

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NPB 70+ League

Champions: Palm Beach Gardens * Captain: Hank Manley

Finalists: BallenIsles * Captain: Steve Taub

Last update: 01/06/19

Men - 70+ - KING - Fall 2019

10/21/19 - 12/16/19

Men's League - Fall 2019

Teams: 2
Players: 0
Playing

Men - 70+ - ROYAL -Fall 2019

10/21/19 - 12/16/19

Men's League - Fall 2019

Teams: 3
Players: 0
Playing

Seasons

Men's League - Fall 2019

10/21/2019 - 12/16/2019
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men’s League - Winter 2019

1/21/2019 - 3/31/2019
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men’s League – Fall 2018

10/15/2018 - 12/21/2018
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men’s League – Winter 2018

1/22/2018 - 3/31/2018
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men's League – Fall 2017

10/16/2017 - 12/19/2017
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men’s League – Winter 2017

1/23/2017 - 4/15/2017
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men’s League – Fall 2016

10/13/2016 - 12/23/2016
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men Spring/Summer 2016

4/7/2016 - 6/30/2016
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men's League - Winter 2016

1/18/2016 - 4/1/2016
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men's League - Fall 2015

10/8/2015 - 12/31/2015
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men Spring/Summer 2015

4/23/2015 - 9/30/2015
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men 2014/2015

10/9/2014 - 3/30/2015
6 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men 2013/2014

10/10/2013 - 6/30/2014
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men's Fall 2012

10/11/2012 - 7/1/2013
10 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Men’s Fall 2011

10/13/2011 - 12/31/2011
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Palm Tennis Men's Leagues

10/8/2010 - 3/1/2011
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Affiliated Clubs and Organizations

Newport Cove

Delray Beach, FL

561-499-5559

Courts 0

Ocean Trail Racquet Club

jupiter, FL

561-744-1505

Courts 0

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