Captain Information

There are approximately 300 captains that help make USTA League play possible in Chicago. Learn more about what they do and find captain resources below.


What it means to be a captain
  • Be familiar with the structure, procedures and local league, sectional and national rules, as well as the general rules of tennis to keep your team informed.
  • Attend all local league meetings and be in contact with your local league coordinator in case of any changes made to the league.
  • Recruit enough players to field a complete team for every match.
  • Ensure that all players meet the eligibility requirements: Have a valid NTRP rating, USTA membership and be the minimum age for the league.
  • Obtain a team number from your league coordinator.
  • Distribute all materials to your team including: Team number, schedule of play, current rules and regulations and a list of team members with telephone numbers and emails.
  • Confirm home and away matches and contact opposing team captains to confirm the date and time of match. Assist your local league coordinator in rescheduling postponed or delayed matches.
  • Organize all materials necessary for the team’s participation at the championship level, if your team qualifies.
  • Record match results on TennisLink within 48 hours (per regulations).


Captain Resources
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