All rules as specified by US-ITF would be followed. Any deviation will be specified herein
The winner gets 3 points, loser gets 1 point (Exception- Walkover/Default-Loser gets 0 points).
In an attempt to facilitate a smooth, fun filled and pleasing play experience we have introduced the concept of "Home" & "Visitor". Please adopt following guidelines in this regard:
For every match, APTL's smart system automatically classifies one player as "Home" and the opponent as "Visitor". Player designated as "Home" on match retains the privilege of picking up a Tennis court-Place and surface of his choice for that match. We recommend players to discuss and pick the one that is convenient to both.
We require players to pick up a location that adheres to following standards:
In case if the agreed upon Tennis court location requires an access fee; the court proponent should disclose this information at the time of initial communication with the player. Consider offering a guest pass to the opponent as a gesture of friendship and courtesy.
Playoff- There is no Home-Visitor concept in this round while choosing a place. Unwritten rule -Higher seed gets home when both players are in the same area, however, since the players in the playoff may be from distant places, we strongly recommend to find a place that is convenient to both in the middle.
Playoff higher seed definition for Home: Players with higher seeding for that season-draw will get home. When both have same seeding then, ranking will be used- higher ranked player will get home.
Remember – our vision / mission is to stay fit, have fun and expand your friend circle. Please do not resort to poor sportsmanship tactics as such behavior works against APTL's charter. APTL coordinators are committed to Zero tolerance for poor sportsmanship. If a player's sportsmanship quality is found to be in doubt please raise the flag and escalate the concern to county administrator. Repeated incident will lead to ban a player from participating all future aptleague events.
It’s a gentlemen sport. We play by honor system. Even Pro circuit players have line call dispute.
Most of our players have good rating on the line calls, sportsmanship and friendliness. Click on any player profile upon login to review their rating and stats.
Here are few tips to handle bad line calls on court:
Remember, at the end of a match, every player has an option to enter anonymous rating about the opponent, while winner can enter during score entry, opponent can edit rating from completed match section. Use that feature wisely to rate your opponent right after your match. This tool provides an introspection opportunity to all of us.
Total Match Point -Tie breakers are resolved by considering the head-to-head(Including walk-over H2H), sets and games, respectively in that order.
Coordinators decision will be final in breaking the tie, if no head to head result is available.
ATPTL rankings period is the immediate past 12 months (1 year) like Pro circuit.
Rankings will be released every Monday, calculating, points earned from matches played in the past 1 year.
The Table below shows the points breakdown for every round
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**Group-B- Players are not eligible for the playoff points. Playoff Points for Group B- W-20 and L-10
Enforcing Player Ratings to improve tournament experience
Players Skill level:
This is a honor system. New players are requested to self-rate themselves at an appropriate level to maintain the game quality / competitiveness in the matches.
APTL admin reserve the right to move player up or down in a level to maintain competitive spirit of the league.
If you are an existing player, you can login and check your stats and rating under my profile page to see your career/current year/previous year match stats. Higher win% (at least 75% or more) mean you may try a level up . Below 50% of win mean, you are better fit with current level or a level down.
When can you move up a level?
When you are a finalist or consistently reaching semi final for the last few seasons, you can play at the current level and/or a level up.
Can I signup in two levels to improve my game?
Yes, if an admin sees improvement in your result , you can signup current level and one level up. But not just the higher level only.