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Craving some competition? Fall Flex Leagues are here and just in time for the cooler weather. Flex means you schedule matches around your schedule and play at your desired court location. Besides the convenience, flex leagues are great because you can compete without the hefty team and club fees.
HTC offers Mens Singles, Womens Singles, & Mixed Doubles for all levels and locations throughout Houston. Whether you are just beginning your amateur tennis career or at the top of your game, we’ve got you covered.
STRIVING TO HAVE THE BEST FLEX LEAGUES IN THE COMMUNITY
HTC’s goal is to have the best flex leagues in Houston. Being the best means offering attractive prizes to league winners, keeping your travel time to a minimium, and enforcing strict league rules. We ask that you play in your appropriate skill level and always be RESPONSIVE, RELIABLE, and RESPECTFUL. HTC wants all players to enjoy their flex league experience to the fullest extent!
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If you’re ready to sign-up, then click here and you are on your way. If you have more questions, please feel free to emails us at EMAILADDRESS@htc.com.
Singles Categories: Mens Singles, Womens Singles,
Levels: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
Doubles Category: Mixed Doubles
Levels: 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 (Combine your rating with your partners to decide on your level)
Fall Season Dates:
Singles & Mixed Doubles Registration: August 20th to September September 21st
Singles & Mixed Doubles Season: September 27th to November 22nd
Make up Matches: November 23rd – December 6th
– LEAGUE INFO –
Singles & Doubles Divisions:
Please visit the self-rating section below for information regarding playing levels and league rules.
reservations will be approved.
Players wanting HTC to start a league in an area outside of the loop should email us with name, playing level, and desired league location!
$35 per singles division played and $20 per doubles division played. Additional weekly costs will include a court fee of $4 to $6 and tennis balls.
If any division does not have the required seven to eight players by the sign-up deadline, we will refund each player in that division the full $35 or $25.
A typical league season lasts eight weeks: seven weeks for scheduled play and one week for makeup matches. If your division only has seven players, the season lasts seven weeks, rather than eight. If the eight-week session ends and two or more players are in first-place with an equal winning percentage, we add an extra week for the playoff.
Prizes: Each division winner(s) will receive a gift certificate to Lucky’s Pub and half off their next HTC League season!
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– MATCH RULES –
2 out of 3 sets with ads – League matches shall be out of 3 sets with ads. If any set goes to 6-6 a first to 7-point tiebreaker should be used to determine the winner of the set.
Optional Scoring Formats if Needed / Agreed Upon
3rd Set Tiebreaker – If the match is tied at 1 set a piece and the match is running too long, the players can agree to play a 10 point super tie-breakerto decide the match
10 Game Pro Set – If the players agree before the match or you are limited to 1 hour of court time, a 10 game pro set can be used with ads. at 9-9 a best to 7-point tie-breakerwill be used to determine the winner.
League matches will not be unofficiated and played under USTA Rules. We ask line calls to be made without delay and with 100% certainity.
Tennis Balls & Court Fees:
The home player(s) is required to bring 3 new tennis balls to every match. Court fees are to be shared equally between the home player and visitor.
Match winners shall report scores via email within 12 hours of match completion. All match scores must be turned in the by deadline.
All matches must be completed in full. When play is delayed because of weather, light, or end of court time it is required both players take note of the score and agree on a time to finish the match.
Conduct on the Court:
Players are expected to display proper sportsmanship and behavior during league matches. The league takes on court behavior very seriously. If an opponent displays innapropiate behavior please email us with a description of opponents behavior. If a player receives 3 or more complaints during one season, the league will address this issue with the player, possibly resulting in a suspension from the league.
Physical or verbally abusive:
This behavior will not be tolerated and can result in immediate suspension from the league.
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– MATCH SCHEDULING –
The home player(s) is required to contact their opponent one week before the start of the scheduled week. The home player is also responsible for reserving a court at the agreed time and informing his/her opponent of court fees. If a player can’t play a scheduled week, he/she is required to notify the opponent at the beginning of the season.
Be Efficient when Contacting Opponent:
To keep things simple for you and your opponent be efficient when contacting opponent. Include your name, home court location, court fees, and available dates and times you can play in email or phone call.
Reserving a Tennis Court:
Court time may be reserved up to one week in advance at Memorial Park (713) 867-0440 and Homer Ford (713) 842-3460. Home players are responsbile for reserving the tennis court for two hours. Courts fill up very quickly at the two tennis centers, please reserve your court as soon as possible.
– SELF RATING-
For players that currently have a NTRP rating, please register for the according level. Otherwise, please review the NTRP playing characteristics and find the level that best fits your tennis game. If you have a current NTRP rating and have a valid reason for registering below that level, contact us to discuss your situation. Any players that rates themself below actualy ability are subject to removal from the league.
At the conclusion of each season, players with a win percentage of 75% and above are required to move up a division.
– CANCELLATION & FORFEITS –
Cancelling a Scheduled Tennis Match:
When cancelling a scheduled match it is required to verbally cancel with your opponent 12 or more hours from scheduled match time. If you do not have a verbal confirmation from him/her of the cancellation you are subject to penalty. Please inform HTC if a player does not cancel properly.
If a match is not played by the deadline with no reason both players will receive a loss. We recognize situations will occur when one player does not honor scheduling commitments or is not reasonably available.
A loss by forfeit will be given to a player according to the following rules:
A player is not available 3 times during the assigned play period. The play period includes the scheduled week and the make-up week.
Player cancels less than 1.5 hours before the scheduled time of play.
Player cancels a scheduled match with the same opponent twice.
Player is more than 20 minutes late for a match.
Player resigns during the match due to injury or for any other reason.
Player has withdrawn from the league.
Player is designated as the home player and a court is not available within 20 minutes of the designated time.
Player does respond to opponents emails/calls within 48 hours.
We made the rules to that each player will respect the other’s time and commitment to tennis. Yes, we have rules, but we also want everyone to have fun.
Though rules are in place we also encourage players to attempt to reschedule and complete their matches. Please be flexible when possible and complete your matches. If the “available” player accepts win by forfeit, the HTC the winning player to contact us with the name of the opponent who forfeited and a reason why. After accepting a win by forfeit, you may reschedule the match at any time. But take note: The rescheduled is counted for league standings.
A player will forfeit their season according to the rules below:
Player has 3 unplayed matches at the end of week
Player is sited on 3 or more occasions of innapropiate court behavior.
Player is physically or verbally abusive to opponent or league administration
If a division has a forfeited/withdrawn player before the start of week four we will attempt to find a replacement. Wins, losses, and schedule will remain the same. If we are unable to find a replacement or it is after the end of week three each remaining player in division will receive a Win for the played or unplayed match against the forfeited/withdrawn player.
Standard League Time Play:
Matches can be scheduled any time of the week as long as both players agree. However, because the majority of the players work, players should expect to schedule most of their matches on nights and weekends.
The following hours are considered standard league play times:
Monday – Friday: 5:30 pm – 8:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 7pm
These hours are used as a basis for determining when players are not reasonably available to play a match, giving their opponent the right to report a forfeit. See forfeiture rule #1 for details.
In the event of inclement weather players must verbally communicate and agree the match may not take place due to poor weather.
Out of respect for everyone in our tennis league, we ask all players to complete each and every scheduled match. When scheduling difficulties arise, it is crucial that players cooperate with each other to schedule and play each match. Time is valuable for everyone. Please be respectful and follow through with your commitments.
Again, respecting the game and its players, the HTC monitors the commitment of league members. If a single member misses or forfeits two or more matches without rescheduling, we reserve the right to suspend that member for upcoming league seasons. Of course, we understand serious circumstances come up. We’ll decide those case by case.
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– LEAGUE WINNER –
Determining a League Winner:
The player with the highest win percentage at the end of the season wins the division. Unless needed there are NO PLAYOFFS so make every regular season match count!
In an event there are two-four players with the same win percentage then a playoff format will be implemented. In the unlikely event there are 5 or more players with the same win percentage there will be no playoffs. We will reward players with a free league season only
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