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Pee Dee Tennis League update for 2018

on Tuesday, 02 January 2018. Posted in News, Local News, Sports

Team registration is open Team creation and player registration is open for the 2018 Adult PD League Spring Season for the 18 & Over, 40 & Over and 55 & Over age groups.

A captains meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. in the upstairs meeting space at the Dr Eddie Floyd Tennis Center. If you are captaining a team you need to be present. If you cannot attend please have someone from your team attend in your place.

Captains need to make sure they are not spreading the same players over too many teams. Players playing on multiple teams need to be up front with their captains on which team will be the “priority” in the case of conflicts or if you make it to state on multiple teams. If a player signs up for a team they need to be committed to complete the season.

Players also need to go into Tennislink and check their contact information and make sure it is up to date so that captains and the league coordinator can reach them if needed.

New Rules: There are a couple of new rules in place. These will be discussed in more detail as well as other rules at the captains meeting.

1 - There is no longer a rule limiting the number of out of state players that may be on a roster. Also there is no longer a rule against a player from out of our area captaining a PD League team. Teams are required to get permission to use courts for their home matches. It is not the league coordinators responsibility to secure courts for matches.

2 - If a team defaults an entire match they will be allowed to complete the rest of the season in order to allow players to generate a rating as well as allow teams to have matches that will count toward qualifying them for state. Defaulting teams will not be allowed to go to state and only completed rounds against all teams will count toward the standing.

Team Name Creation

When creating your team online please use the following naming convention:

P18FL-FTC-Coordinators

P - PD League

18 - Age Division (18, 40, 55, 70)

FL - First initial of captains first name and first initial of last name

FTC - Facility Code - Please use the following. If you do not see your facility listed you will have to search for it or staff can assign it later.

BYP - Byerly Park

CCSC - Country Club of South Carolina

EBE - Ebenezer Park

FCC - Florence Country Club

FTC - Florence Tennis Center

HCC - Hartsville Country Club

PTC - Palmetto Tennis Center

Coordinators - Your team name if you desire one

When you get to the site option if you do not see your site listed you will need to select the “Search” option and enter the name of the facility. If you have issues let Ed Sprenger know the age group, NTRP Level, and team number and so it can be corrected on the site for you.

PD League Dates

• 18 & Over Registration opens: 12/1/2017

Initial roster deadline: 1/14/2018

Registration closes: 4/1/2018

Season begins: 2/10/2018

Season ends: 4/29/2018

State championships: 5/18 - 5/21/2018 - Aiken

• 40 & Over Registration opens: 12/1/2017

Initial roster deadline: 1/14/2018

Registration closes: 4/1/2018

Season begins: 2/10/2018

Season ends: 4/15/2018

State championships: 5/5 - 5/7/2018 - Florence

• 55 & Over Registration opens: 12/1/2017

Initial roster deadline: 1/14/2018

Registration closes: 3/16/2018

Season begins: 2/3/2018

Season ends: 3/23/2018

State championships: 4/26 - 4/30/2018 - Hilton Head Island

• 70 & Over Registration opens: 12/1/2017

Initial roster deadline: 1/14/2018

Registration closes: 3/16/2018

Season begins: 2/3/2018

Season ends: 3/23/2018

State championships: 4/26 - 4/30/2018 - Hilton Head Island

League Days of Play (tentative)

***Weeknights will be limited in the spring season due to cold temperatures and start as late in the season as possible based on number of teams, number of matches, and available weekends. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be used as our weeknights.

If your weekend play day is Saturday you will play on Tuesday nights as needed and if your weekend play day is Sunday you will play on Thursday nights as needed. This is subject to change based on conflicts due to registrations and number of teams at different levels. Due to some conflicts encountered last season a couple of changes have been made to the days of play.

• 18 & Over

2.5 Women - Sunday afternoon

3.0 Women - Saturday morning

3.5 Women - Sunday afternoon

4.0 Women - Saturday morning

4.5 Women - Sunday afternoon

3.0 Men - Saturday morning

3.5 Men - Sunday afternoon

4.0 Men - Saturday morning

4.5 Men - Sunday afternoon

• 40 & Over

3.0 Women - Sunday afternoon

3.5 Women - Saturday morning

4.0 Women - Sunday afternoon

3.0 Men - Sunday afternoon

3.5 Men - Saturday morning

4.0 Men - Sunday afternoon

• 55 & Over

3.0 Women - Saturday morning

3.5 Women - Sunday afternoon

4.0 Women - Saturday morning

9.0 Women - Sunday afternoon

3.0 Men - Saturday morning

3.5 Men - Sunday afternoon

4.0 Men - Saturday morning

9.0 Men - Sunday afternoon

Additional State Championships Dates:

Mixed Doubles State - 9/7 - 9/10/2018 - Florence

Combo State - 10/18 - 10/22/2018 - Hilton Head Island

Singles State - 11/10 - 11/12/2018 - Aiken

65 & Over/ 75 & Over State - 11/3 - 11/5/2018 - Hilton Head Island

Questions: Contact Ed Sprenger - PD League Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Year End Ratings

The 2017 Year End Ratings have been posted. Here are some links to help you find out what your rating is and how to see the ratings for the Pee Dee League players.

• To find only your rating: Go to http://www.sctennis.com

-Hover your mouse over the “Adult/League” button in the menu bar across the top of the screen.

- Select “Tennislink” from the drop down menu

- At the next page select the “USTA League” button

- At the next page enter your USTA number in the “Find NTRP Rating Info” and click on the “Search” button

• To find rating info for the PD League

Go to http://www.sctennis.com

- Hover your mouse over the “Adult/League” button in the menu bar across the top of the screen.

- Select “Tennislink” from the drop down menu

- At the next page select the “USTA League” button

- At the next page select “Advanced Search” in the “Find NTRP Rating Info”

- At the Advanced Search page select the following entries:

- Championship Year: 2017

- Section Name:

USTA/Southern

- District Name: South Carolina

- Area Name: SC - Florence - PD

- You can then select specific NTRP levels and genders

- Click the “Search” button

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