Can you play at USTA leagues at once?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Blask, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Blask

    Blask Semi-Pro

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    Hey Everyone,

    I was out hitting tonight and this question came up.

    I normally play on a USTA Spring league on Sundays with a local neighborhood group(men's 3.5). I also was just recently asked to join the USTA team that another club is putting together (where I normally hit in the winter since it's indoors). Their league matches are on Tuesday nights.

    Can I play in both at the same time since they are on different nights? And, if so, if both make districts or regionals, could the two teams possibly be paired against each other?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Casey10s

    Casey10s Rookie

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    They have to be in in 2 separate divisions. You cannot play on 2 3.5 adult teams. For example, you can play on a 3.5 adult team and a 3.5 senior team or you can play on a 3.5 adult team and a 4.0 adult team.
     
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  3. SJS

    SJS New User

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    That may not be true. It depends on what section you play in.
    In my section you can play on as many teams as you want as long as they aren't in the same level in the same league and there aren't more than two players on the same team.
    I know players on as many as 8 teams at the same time!
     
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  4. SJS

    SJS New User

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    Yes, the two teams could be paired against each other. In our section if you play on more than one team that makes it to District's, etc, then you must declare which team you will play for. And since we have so many players on multiple teams, many captains ask that players commit to go to post season play with their team before they sign up.
     
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  5. catfish

    catfish Semi-Pro

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    You can probably find out how your section handles this by contacting your league coordinator. But National Reg 3.01(H)5c says you can play on two 3.5 mens Adult Division teams as long as the teams are in seperate local leagues and your section has authority to define this a little further.

    As an FYI, you can play on as many teams as you want during the same time of year if the teams are in different Divisions (Senior, Adult Mixed, Combo). USTA Leagues are identified by Division, not the time of year. I always hear people talk about USTA Spring League, or Fall League, but that doesn't identify anything other than the time of year the league is played. The time of year a league Division is played is determined by the league deadlines. Som Sections allow Early Start Leagues as well.
     
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