What we're about

Hello Meetup members,

Following up on the last update on change of guard and Rules. Please find the rules below. In case of any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the organizers.

Mission Statement:

Our goal is to provide a fun, friendly, competitive environment for tennis athletes. We encourage and promote good sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.

• DEFINITIONS:

Committee member: An Organizer or Co-Organizer that will regulate and facilitate Meetup events and evaluate N.T.R.P. ratings for new members. Will decide amongst a collective, issues, grievances, warning infractions, suspensions and if necessary banishments.

Event Organizer: a member designated by the committee to assist with arrangement Meetup events. Event organizers do not have the authority to issue warnings, suspend or banish Meetup members. Should an issue arise, the Event Organizer can bring it to the attention of a Committee member.

Meetup Member: a member who abides by the Meetup rules set forth, membership dues are current and displays good sportsmanship at all times.

• THE COMMITTEE

The committee was created to assist the organizer with facilitating Meetup events and organizing match play. The committee members are active Meetup members and are very passionate about the sport of tennis. Committee members and Event Organizers are also subject to the same rules and regulations as Meetup members. Should an issue or grievance arise with a member of the committee or an event organizer, the remainder or the committee shall collectively decide what action is to be taken. The committee members shall have equal parts in the decision-making process and will utilize a majority vote system. The committee consists of in no particular order of importance Denese, Joe, and PY.

• GENERAL RULES

• All new members shall have their skill level evaluated by a committee member to determine their N.T.R.P. rating. This assessment is necessary to ensure proper placement and pairing for Meetup events.

• Members N.T.R.P. ratings can be re-evaluated by a committee member and increased or lowered based on the progression or regression of the member. Members can request a re-evaluation, however the decision of the committee members is final.

• Members are not allowed to organize pre-arranged matches. All matches will be facilitated by committee members or event organizers.

• All matches will be guided by current USTA rules, unless otherwise stated.

• Only members who have an RSVP will be allowed to play. Members on the waitlist will be allowed to participate after two hours after the event starts.

• Members that RSVP and do not show, are over 20 minutes late or do not cancel within 2 hours of the start of the Meetup event, will be issued a warning infraction.

• All members shall conduct good sportsmanship and be courteous to other members at all times.

• Sexual harassment, racism, sexism or any kind of intolerance will not be tolerated and will result in the permanent ban from the group.

• Members that do not adhere to the rules of the Meetup will be subject to warning infractions or banned permanently.

• Issues or Grievances

• Members are encouraged to report any issues or grievances they have to a committee member or event organizer as soon as possible.

• All issues and grievances will be taken into consideration of committee members.

• Warnings Infractions and Permanent Bans

• In an effort to show fairness and equality, all issues and grievances will be presented to the committee and a collective decision will be made as to what action needs to be taken.

• Only committee members are allowed to issue warning infractions or ban a member from the Meetup group.

• If member receives three warning infractions, the member will be suspended from the Meetup for a period of one month. If a member is suspended twice (six warnings), that member will be permanently banned and any membership dues will then be forfeited.

• Membership Dues

• All Meetup members will be required to pay $10.00 in annual dues.

• Dues will be utilized to maintain the Meetup website and fund meetup activities throughout the year.

• Membership renewal dues will be on an annual basis based on the membership date.

Summary

Members choosing to be a part of the MoCo Top Spinners Montgomery County Tennis Meetup are acknowledging the rules and guidelines set forth. Members are encouraged to participate in Meetup Activities, however all members play at their own risk. The Meetup Organizer, Co-Organizers, Committee members, or Event Organizers are not responsible for any injuries that could occur from participating any events or meetups. By joining this Meetup, you acknowledge and will abide by our rules and guidelines as set out by the Meetup committee. Membership is at will and can be forfeited at any time along with membership dues at the discretion of the committee.

Upcoming events (4+)

DOUBLES MoCo Topspinners Tournament 2022

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The MoCo Topspinners DOUBLES Tournament 2022 has BEGUN!!

Round 1:

Robera & Chris M vs David & Rob P
Pavan & Ram vs Emil & Jessi
Daniel & Charles vs Tracy & Steven I
Max & Denese vs Mikayel Py
Ian & Terry vs Steven & Yawen
Zoie & Chris T vs Chidi & Karina
Richard & Ron B vs Ana & Tianfeng
Ramesh & Dao vs Mohammed & Lekan

Please reach out to your opponents and schedule play. Please report your match scores to Joe by July 2nd. If the round are completed ahead of schedule we will announce and start the next round. If you have difficulty reaching out to your opponents and/or have difficulty arranging a match please reach out to Joe for assistance.

The tournament matches will be best out of three sets with advantages. Tie breaks, best to 7, win by 2 points.
Please remember to report your game scores.

After the first round we will have a consolation tournament for players who were knocked out early.

Players will have up to two weeks to complete each round or risk being disqualified.

Gift prizes will be awarded to all finalists. $50 to first place, $25 to second place and $25 to the winners of the consolation brackets.

SINGLES MoCo Topspinners Tournament 2022

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SINGLES MoCo Topspinners Tournament 2022

The MoCo Topspinners SINGLES Tournament 2022 has BEGUN!!

Round 1:

Mikayel vs Mohammed
Ramesh vs Linval
Mahir vs Chris M
Ana vs Terry
Zoie vs Blake

Please reach out to your opponents and schedule play. Please report your match scores to Joe by July 2nd. If the round are completed ahead of schedule we will announce and start the next round. If you have difficulty reaching out to your opponents and/or have difficulty arranging a match please reach out to Joe for assistance.

The tournament matches will be best out of three sets with advantages. Tie breaks, best to 7, win by 2 points.
Please remember to report your game scores.

After the second round we will have a consolation tournament for players who were knocked out early.

Players will have up to two weeks to complete each round or risk being disqualified.

Gift prizes will be awarded to all finalists. $50 to first place, $25 to second place and $25 to the winners of the consolation brackets.

Wednesday 3.0 and above at Woodley Gardens Park! (Doubles Format)

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Please do not arrange to play earlier than the scheduled start time UNLESS you are able to stay till the end of the event, we do not want people leaving early and creating uneven numbers.

Hello members,

Tennis has become much more popular since the pandemic started and court space has been harder to come by. Following these simple rules will help everyone get the most out of MoCo Topspinners Meetup.

• If you RSVP for an event, please attend that event or cancel at least two hours before the event starts. Members that no-show will receive one warning then will be benched (suspended) from events for two weeks. Three no-shows can result in a permanent ban. (No-shows create uneven numbers and prevent folks on the waitlist from playing. Please do your part to un-RSVP as soon as you know that you cannot attend an event.)

• Members must have a way to communicate with organizers and hosts. This can be through the Meetup app messages or by providing other contact info.

• Any member can ask a host or organizer to have their skill rated for event attendance purposes. You will not be allowed to participate in events higher than your NTRP rating. (We may try to limit numbers or have multiple events on a given day to accommodate players of different skill levels and also to help alleviate the court availability problem).

• All members shall conduct good sportsmanship and be courteous to other members at all times.

• Sexual harassment, racism, sexism or any kind of intolerance will not be tolerated and will result in the permanent ban from the group.

• If member receives three warning infractions, the member will be suspended from the Meetup for a period of one month. If a member is suspended twice (six warnings), that member will be permanently banned and any membership dues will then be forfeited.

• If you are scheduling to play with others outside of a MoCo Topspinners event, and you know that there is a MoCo Topspinners event scheduled for that day at that time, please try to use courts other than the courts where the event is scheduled, or move your time so that it does not conflict with the Topspinners event.

For a list of complete rules and definitions you can see the MoCo Topspinners front page. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are hoping for a fun season but we may have to wait for courts and leave earlier than we are used to. Please be patient as we adjust to this new normal and try a few different things that will hopefully help the situation. Happy playing!

If you would like to attend this event you must be a of minimum 3.0 level. USTA guidelines prior for signing up for the Meetup: https://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/ExperiencedGuidelines_02142011_V2pdf.pdf

Singles and doubles game play flexible depending on court availability.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop the group organizers a message.

Looking forward to a great 2021 season- see you on the courts!

• What to bring
Tennis Balls and Racket, Water.

Thursday Evening 3.0 and above at Woodley Gardens Park! (Doubles Format)

Please do not arrange to play earlier than the scheduled start time UNLESS you are able to stay till the end of the event, we do not want people leaving early and creating uneven numbers.

Hello members,

Tennis has become much more popular since the pandemic started and court space has been harder to come by. Following these simple rules will help everyone get the most out of MoCo Topspinners Meetup.

• If you RSVP for an event, please attend that event or cancel at least two hours before the event starts. Members that no-show will receive one warning then will be benched (suspended) from events for two weeks. Three no-shows can result in a permanent ban. (No-shows create uneven numbers and prevent folks on the waitlist from playing. Please do your part to un-RSVP as soon as you know that you cannot attend an event.)

• Members must have a way to communicate with organizers and hosts. This can be through the Meetup app messages or by providing other contact info.

• Any member can ask a host or organizer to have their skill rated for event attendance purposes. You will not be allowed to participate in events higher than your NTRP rating. (We may try to limit numbers or have multiple events on a given day to accommodate players of different skill levels and also to help alleviate the court availability problem).

• All members shall conduct good sportsmanship and be courteous to other members at all times.

• Sexual harassment, racism, sexism or any kind of intolerance will not be tolerated and will result in the permanent ban from the group.

• If member receives three warning infractions, the member will be suspended from the Meetup for a period of one month. If a member is suspended twice (six warnings), that member will be permanently banned and any membership dues will then be forfeited.

• If you are scheduling to play with others outside of a MoCo Topspinners event, and you know that there is a MoCo Topspinners event scheduled for that day at that time, please try to use courts other than the courts where the event is scheduled, or move your time so that it does not conflict with the Topspinners event.

For a list of complete rules and definitions you can see the MoCo Topspinners front page. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are hoping for a fun season but we may have to wait for courts and leave earlier than we are used to. Please be patient as we adjust to this new normal and try a few different things that will hopefully help the situation. Happy playing!

If you would like to attend this event you must be a of minimum 3.0 level. USTA guidelines prior for signing up for the Meetup: https://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/ExperiencedGuidelines_02142011_V2pdf.pdf

Singles and doubles game play flexible depending on court availability.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop the group organizers a message.

Looking forward to a great 2021 season- see you on the courts!

• What to bring
Tennis Balls and Racket, Water.

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