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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).
- USTA Captain's Corner
- TennisLink for Leagues
- How to join the USTA
- How to Register for a Team
- How to Access your Team Number and Assign a Co-Captain
- Printing Scorecards and Reporting Scores on TennisLink
- How to Access other Team information on TennisLink
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