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House League

Our popular adult mixed house leagues are on Monday and Wednesday evenings. 

  • Scheduled times are as follows: 6:30, 7:50 and 9:10 pm.

  • Monday is geared towards intermediate/advanced players. 

  • Wednesday is suitable for beginners/intermediate players.

Both Monday and Wednesday have 6 teams with 8-9 people per team. Players are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once registration is complete, the teams will be established.  A schedule will be created with dates and time and posted on the website. You will also receive an email confirming your placement in the league at the beginning of May.

Leagues run from the middle of May until the end of September. The start dates for the season are usually around the middle of May.  

Those members registering for house league as a substitute will not be charged the $15 house league fee.


House League Rules and Procedures

TEAM CAPTAINS

Each team will have a captain whose role will be to: 

  • set matches on each court, together with the other captain in order to make the three best matches possible each week, 
  • make sure scores are recorded in the black binder in the club house for all three courts after the matches are finished, 
  • be a resource for teammates who are having difficulty finding a substitute, 
  • keep in touch with your team and help ensure that everyone has fun.

PLAYERS

For a successful house league season, each team has to have six available players. It is therefore your responsibility to do the following:

  • To be on time
  • If unable to attend a scheduled match 
    • Find your own replacement from the spare list, spares from other teams, and the people noted as substitutes at the bottom of the team lists
    • Contact and inform your team captain.

SCORING

  • Each court will play sets up to six games.  
  • Warm up time should not exceed 10 minutes.
  • At a 6-6 set match, a 7 point tiebreaker is played, to be won by two points.
  • At the 3rd deuce, a sudden death is played in the deuce court.
  • After two sets, if time permits continue to play and keep scores.

The match must finish 5 minutes prior to the next match time. 

If a game is in progress upon the 5 minute countdown, the game must be completed with a “Sudden Death Deuce.” 


RECORDING

Scores should be recorded in the house league scoring book in the clubhouse.
Results are recorded each week, the total number of games played by each team, and the number of games won by each team.  
Standings from week to week will be determined by dividing the total team games won by the total team games played.  
The team with the highest % of games won will be ranked first, and so on.  
Any partial sets will contribute to the overall games played.
Monday and Wednesday team standings will be posted regularly on the ACTC website.

In the event of default (NO-SHOW), the defaulting team will be deemed to have lost the MATCH(ES) by a SCORE OF 0-6, 0-6 and those scores should be recorded. 


RAIN DATES

Since the 17+ week schedule extends into September, there won’t be time to reschedule rained-out matches for later in the season.  However, the % scoring approach described above will mean that rained out games will not make a significant difference to a team’s overall % of games won.


PLAYOFFS

The objective is to have a two-week playoff after the regular schedule as a finale to the house league season, weather permitting of course.  More details on the playoff schedule will be provided closer to that time.



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