Manatee, Sarasota & Charlotte Area • Spring 2018

DIVISIONS formed by age, skill & ball type

AGE GROUPS (sometimes combined)
18 & Under
16 & Under
14 & Under
12 & Under
10 & Under

AA = Advanced
A = Intermediate
B = Beginning Competition

Yellow Ball (regular tennis ball)
Green Dot Ball (low compression ball)
Orange Ball (slightly larger ball & low compression)

Some league regions may not offer the various ball type divisions, your coaches and the league director determine this each season.

About the League & Guidelines
Team Tennis Junior League

MSC Area: Spring 2018 Season

Manatee, Sarasota & Charlotte Area Area
Team Tennis Junior League is a tennis league developed for kids ages 8-18 years.

TTJL offers an excellent way to challenge and motivate kid’s to play tennis in a fun and supervised environment. Tennis professionals and/or facility staff are on hand for tennis matches to manage activity.

League structure is arranged by skill level for kids beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Several divisions are offered by age and experience levels. (Your coach will detemine team creation and player placement for each of their teams created for their facility).

Each facilitity may have several teams in one or several divisions, teams are formed with 6 to 8 players. Players will be assigned to a team created by the Tennis Coach or Tennis Director for each cluster of players. A facility could be a private tennis club, public recreation center or tennis facility, or a private residential community.

If your tennis facility is not currently a participating site, have your tennis pro or facility manager contact us, it's easy to register your facility, and there are many benefits from this program. League Director for your area is Sue Zipay, contact via email.

Each season, registered teams will play against other registered teams, within their division, within their league area. (As long as the appropriate quantity of teams in the same league area and division participate, otherwise the areas are expanded to include more areas.)

Each team has 6 team matches guaranteed with a season ending playoffs. (Number of teams that qualify for playoffs are based on the number of teams in that division, approx 25% to 35% of teams in each division will play in the playoffs).

All league season participants receive League t-shirt.

3 of your 6 matches will be scheduled at your home courts and 3 of your 6 matches will be held at the opposing teams tennis facility. Home team facility provides 2 cans of balls per total team match.

The game format will vary based on the division your team is in. Match times may vary so refer to your teams specific match schedule. See your team formats, dates and times on your own teams match schedule. This is located in the "teams spot", as well as in your "parents spot".

Each team match consist of four singles mini-matches and two doubles mini matches. Play is set-up according to player line-up -order of skill (#1, #2, #3, #4) for both singles and doubles. Line-up should be given to the teams captain by the coach each week - this is one of the captains duties on away matches, to bring the player line-up and a scoecard (download & print from this site). Use scorecard/game format according to division.

League play is held on Saturday's.

Ability levels vary by the particular league you are playing in, below is the level description for this area.

B Level: Beginning or Limited Competition/Experience
A Level: Intermediate Competition/Experience
AA Level: Advanced Competition/Experience

Rain / Inclement Weather
Please call your coach the day of questionable matches.
Your coach will already be in contact with the coaches from other teams facility. Please do not assume anything, as it may be raining where you are at, yet clear where matches are held, or visa versa. Your coach will be in contact with the coaches from other teams.

All efforts will be made to complete the match on the scheduled day and the later start time. However, if inclement weather prevents play, a decision will be made, by the particpating coaches, whether the match needs to be DELAYED to a later START TIME, or not.

Inclement weather will be he managed in this sequence of options as weather permits.

Option 1) Delayed Start time: Matches will be moved to a later start time (instead of normal start time).
Option 2) Notification sent to coaches with confirmation to use scheduled "Rain Day" make-up date.

In the event of a complete Rain-Out, contact your coach for details of rescheduling.

If you need help and your coach, team captain or facility staff are not able to help you, don't hesitate to call the Contact the League Director: Sue Zipay via email, or call: 941-475-4489.