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To join the May Tourney please just go through our Join Page: https://TennisDC.com/join)
HOW DOES THE TENNISDC TOURNEY WORK?
EVERY MATCH COUNTS
Tennis Tourney Basic Concept
Our tourneys are a single elimination format with a consolation bracket. Meaning you are guaranteed at least 2 match-ups. This tourney format will not be played at a single location over a weekend instead players are given 7 to 10 days to play each round's match.
Expectations - Updated 3/30/21
Our tourneys will be mixed gender unless we have particularly strong female enrollment in a city. The tourneys will be singles based until we receive enough response to open it up for doubles. This is the most competitive format we are offering. We now won't guarantee leveling in Tourney's. If we have enough players we will create two draws based upon perceived level. We strongly advise low level players NOT to join the format as there will be higher level players in the draw.
We need at least 6 players to make a tourney bracket. If we can NOT reach this criteria we'll send you an email offering a refund or we'll enroll you into the next tourney with your entry fee. Our hope is to run multiple skill level brackets for multiple draws. The 7-day money back guarantee expires as soon as the tourney starts. Tourneys will NOT allow for late enrollment.
Players will be entered into the tourney that associates with their TLN's Player Rating. If a NEW player (Someone whose played less than 6 matches with our service) wants to join the tourney they will agree to be placed in the tourneys highest bracket. (This is admin's discretion) The League reserves the right to remove a player from a bracket if it is determined by match results that said player has more likely underrated their playing ability.
Your Schedule and Availability
We give first round opponents two weekends to play the first match and then each following round will have a full week to play the match. Players need to be available to play for at least the first 3 weeks after kickoff. Players with 1-week work trips or week long vacations during the first 3 weeks shouldn't participate in the tourney.
The TennisDC staff will seed 25% of the participants based veteran status (Most number of matches played in their career) with the program. If we have 8 players enrolled we'll seed the top 2 players, 16 players the top 4 players. The rest of the players will be randomly entered into the draw.
We will run a consolation bracket for the players who lost their first match. Seedings for the consolation bracket will be randomly selected by the TennisDC staff. The winner of the consolation bracket will receive at least a $25 Gift Card. Matches need to be played to crown a consolation bracket winner.
Where to Play?
Because the seeding of the tourney is mainly randomize the higher seed will NOT have home court preference. The league strongly suggests you meet half-way to cut the commute in half for both players. We provide an extensive list of tennis courts that have user submitted ratings. If two players need guidance they can certainly email our staff for suggestions.
The preferred playing format for tourneys should be 2 sets with a 3rd set tie-breaker or 2 out of 3 sets. If the two players can't agree the default format will be the 2 sets with a 3rd set tie-breaker. In NYC we will accept 10 game pro set results mainly due to court availability.
This will be our most competitive format. The target audience is for the player who are good sports and love to play competitive matches.
Starting in 2022 all Tourney's will now have a Cash Reward option. 70% of the proceeds will be awarded back to the Winner, Finalist and Consolation Bracket Winner. The players can choose a Paypal payment and/or items from the Prize Pool at the nominal value of $25 each.
Prize Pool is a choice of a combination of Free Seasons, $25 Gift Cards, Items from the Swag Page or donations to Cancer Research Institute or Boston Food Bank.
All tourney champions will be receive an entry into the End of the Year National Tournaments at the champions discounted rate.
Cost to Participate
First fifteen players will pay only $29.95. Following players will pay $34.95. A low cost way to play competitive tennis.
So Join Page and we'd be happy to get you enrolled into the next tournament.
How does a TennisDC Doubles Season / League run?
We try to run Mixed Doubles Divisions and Non-Mixed Doubles divisions for every season that we kick off. When we don't alway succeed we kick off one large doubles division instead.
We are bringing back Doubles Teammate matching
After taking a year off from connecting players with a Doubles Teammate, we're going to get back to doing it. All teammate matching is done ON KICKOFF DAY so we can have the highest chance of making strong teammate connections. This service will cost $24.95. Note that the league does not initiate COVID precaution rules but as always expects players to be respectful of each other and not play if COVID compromised.
Kickoff Day - June 8th
The start day of the season, all the teams are sent a kickoff email that contains important information about the league, the link where your league standings and other team contact information is. We guarantee 6 teams at your around your teams level, but have been averaging closer to 10+ teams in most cities. The number of different levels we run is solely based upon the number of teams enrolled for the league kickoff. Typically we are trying to run a Lev A Doubles 3.5-4.0+, Lev B Doubles[masked], Lev A Mixed Doubles 3.5-4.0+, Lev B Mixed Doubles[masked]: in most cities.
Your Task - Flexible Scheduling
After this kickoff email is sent, it is the captain's task to communicate with other captains. Captains should work with their partners and the other captains to find an agreeable time and location to play the match. While TennisDC doesn't mandate your playing schedule, it is recommended that teams schedule at least one match per week. We allow teams to play 1 rematch per season. The regular season is all about playing as much as you can.
Where to Play?
Play at your local free tennis courts, tennis parks, condo courts or tennis clubs. The league strongly suggests that players jointly try to pick a tennis court location convenient to both. We provide an extensive list of tennis courts, including # of courts, lighting, hitting walls, etc. We strive to keep this list up-to-date.
TennisDC sets up a must play dates to push players out on the courts. The final deadline is the date marking the end of the season, at which point players with 3-4 (Actually total is specified on the division page) wins will qualify for a post-season playoff to determine the league champion.
Full price is $29.95 for team enrollment or $19.95 for the doubles partner matching to play in a season. Just go to the Join Page and complete the short form. We'd be happy to find you dedicated tennis playing partners.
How does a TennisDC Season / League run?
The league advertises the season dates and builds a queue of committed players for the season.
Kickoff Day - June 14th
The start day of the season, players are sent a kickoff email that contains important information about the league, the link where your league standings and players contact information. We guarantee 6 playing partners at your playing level, but have been averaging closer to 15+ partners in most cities.
Your Task - "Flexible Scheduling"
After this kickoff email is sent, it is the player's task to communicate with other players. Players should work with their partners to find an agreeable time and location to play the match. While TennisDC doesn't mandate your playing schedule, it is recommended that players schedule at least one match per week. By request of the players, we started to allow players to play 1 rematch per season. The regular season is all about playing as much as you can. As of Feb. 10th, 2022 we've had an amazing 1,203 players play more than 20 matches in a season.
Where to Play?
Play at your local free tennis courts, tennis parks, condo courts or tennis clubs. The league strongly suggests that players jointly try to pick a tennis court location convenient to both. We provide an extensive list of tennis courts, including # of courts, lighting, hitting walls, etc. We strive to keep this list up-to-date
TennisDC sets up a must play dates to push players out on the courts. The final deadline is the date marking the end of the season, at which point players with 5 wins will qualify for a post-season playoff to determine the league champion.
How to Play?
Players can use three semi-standard playing formats: 2 out of 3 sets, 2 sets with 10 point super tie-breaker or the 10-game pro set (First to 10, used when court time is limited).
Each season concludes with a playoffs where players with anywhere from 3 to 5 season wins qualifies for a single elimination tourney. The champion is awarded based upon the league Prize Pool. Each singles league champion also receives a playing entry into the National Tourney which is already scheduled for Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne - Dec. 2-4, 2022.
Full price is $39.95 to play in a season. BUT the earlier you sign up we typically offer early sign-up discounts. Just go to the Join Page and complete the short form. We'd be happy to find you dedicated tennis playing partners.