2013 Tennis Rules
12-under, 14-under and 18-under Divisions
TEAMS: MCTA requires a minimum of six (6) players to be registered for each team. Teams in every division may be of any gender make up.
MATCH FORMAT: A Team Match plays on three (3) courts simultaneously and consists of two (2) singles matches and one (1) doubles match. Hence, each Team Match requires four (4) players from each team.
Match Schedule: All JTT matches are played where and when scheduled in TennisLink. Matches may not be rescheduled by captains to avoid a default. It is an expected courtesy for captains to advise one another directly in advance if they cannot field a full line-up for a match.
Player Participation: While captains have the ultimate responsibility for deciding who plays in any specific match, line-ups should be planned so that players receive approximately an equal number of matches (as their availability allows).
Code of Conduct: By registering to play MCTA/JTT, players and parents agree to demonstrate good sportsmanship and proper tennis etiquette at all JTT matches. Each player and parent must sign the Code of Conduct Agreement and submit it to their team captain (available on the Parent’s Page of the website).
Dress Codes at clubs: Appropriate attire always includes tennis shoes (non-marking soles) and is required at JTT matches. All white collared or white JTT Team shirts and white shorts are required at some Country Clubs. Contact the host site with any questions in this regard. (Links to websites of all tennis facilities hosting MCTA Junior Team Tennis matches can be found on the MCTA JTT website on the Captain’s Resource page under Tennis Resources/Links.)
Balls: Each facility will provide 3 cans of balls for the 3 matches. Home team captains pick them up at the front desk when checking in, and return used balls to the facility desk when finished.