Western Michigan

LEAGUE PLAYER INFORMATION

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League Suspension Points

Beginning with the 2022 Spring/Summer session, the District will use the League Grievance process for misconduct and League Suspension Points for misconduct penalties. League Suspension Points may result in suspension and/or removal from the session and/or the league (including future participation eligibility).

 

  • The League Suspension Point system is a National update and will replace the District rule regarding misconduct.

  • The District League Coordinator will no longer investigate issues of misconduct. The District Grievance Committee will investigate investigate issues of misconduct following the submission of a League Grievance Form by a Captain.

  • Players are subject to League Suspension Points for misconduct upon grievance review and approval of the District Grievance Committee. ADVERTISEMENT If a player is suspended and/or removed from the session and/or the league, their team registration fees for their teams for that session will be forfeited.

  • Teams are subject to total team default (including total team default penalties) and team disqualification for misconduct upon grievance review and approval of the District Grievance Committee. If a team is disqualified from the session, their players will forfeit their team registration fee for that team for that session.

  • Captains must file a League Grievance Form within (3) days of the alleged misconduct. A $100 grievance fee will be collected by the District for each grievance. The grievance fee will be refunded if the grievance is approved. Click HERE for the League Grievance Form.

  • Any party to the grievance may file a Grievance Appeal Form. A $100 grievance fee will be collected by the District for each grievance appeal filed. The grievance appeal fee will be refunded if the grievance appeal is approved. Click HERE for the League Grievance Appeal Form.

  • Click HERE for more details on League Suspension Points.

  • Click HERE for Q&A regarding League Suspension Points.

  • Click HERE for League Suspension Points Calculation Tables.

 

2021 Year-End Ratings

Year-End Ratings are based on match play (during the rating period) using the computer rating system. The District makes NO decisions regarding player ratings and rating appeals. Players can view ratings in TennisLink on the USTA League page under Find NTRP Rating Info using either a USTA number, team number, or player name.

 

  • Players may appeal their ratings (up or down) in TennisLink on their Player Dashboard, however, there is NO guarantee that their appeal will be granted. If the player's appeal is denied, that means that the player is outside of the appealable range. For computer-rated players, if the player's appeal is denied, their rating is non-appealable until the player generates a new Year-End Rating.
  • Players that were rated up may continue to participate on their lower-level team until the end of the Fall/Winter session (except for Clearly Above-Level players) and can NOT participate in the championships with their lower-level team (except for 2.5W players). Players that were rated up may now register for a higher-level team.
  • Players participating in Adult 55&Over, Mixed 18&Over, and Mixed 40&Over may continue to use their old rating during the Fall/Winter session (except for Clearly Above-Level players) and must use their new rating if advancing to the championships, provided that their new rating does NOT exceed the level of play and the difference between partners can NOT exceed 1.0 level.
  • Players that were rated down may continue to participate on their higher level team until the end of the Fall/Winter session and can NOT participate in the championships with their higher level team if their rating and the level of play exceeds 0.5 level. Players that were rated down may now register for a lower-level team.
  • Players participating in Combo 18&Over will continue to use their old rating during the current Combo 18&Over championship year
  • Cleary Above-Level players can NOT continue to participate on the lower level team until the end of the Fall/Winter session. Clearly, Above-Level players are ineligible to appeal their Year-End Rating. The District League Coordinator will notify any Clearly Above-Level players. Note: For 2021 Year End Ratings, there were no Clearly Above-Level players.
  • If a player's appeal is granted, the player may continue to participate at their appealed level, however, just like self-rated players (S), appealed players (A) are subject to disqualification/promotion and match wins reversal after generating (3) strikes. Strikes are NOT disclosed until the player receives their 3rd strike.
  • If a player's appeal is denied and the player has a medical condition, the player may medical appeal their rating. However, unless the player's medical condition is considered "catastrophic" by the National Medical Appeals Committee, the player's medical appeal will likely be denied.

 

CLICK HERE for more details on 2021 Year-End Ratings.

 

 

 

Court Fee Increase

Beginning with the 2022 Spring/Summer session, court fees for away players will increase from $14 per player to $16 per player. This increase was approved by the Facility League Coordinators.

 

 

Combo 18&Over Change for 2022

Beginning with the 2022 Spring/Summer session, Combo 18&Over will be offered during the Spring/Summer session and the Fall/Winter session. Combo 18&Over will no longer be offered during the Summer session. This change was approved by the League Committee.

 

Beginning with the 2022 championship year, the Combo 18&Over Spring/Summer flight winners will play the Combo 18&Over Fall/Winter flight winners at the Combo 18&Over District Championships.

 

This change does NOT affect the 2021 Combo 18&Over championship year where the Combo 18&Over Summer flight winners would have played the Combo 18&Over Fall/Winter flight winners at the Combo 18&Over District Championships. Note: There will NOT be a 2021 Combo 18&Over District Championships because the only flights were 6.5 Women and 7.5 Men. These flight winners will go directly to the 2021 Combo 18&Over State Championships.

 

Match days for Combo 18&Over are as follows:

  • Combo 18&Over Men (Sundays)

  • Combo 18&Over Weekend Women (Sundays)

  • Combo 18&Over Women (Monday/Tuesday mornings/afternoons)

 

Click HERE for more details about Combo 18&Over.

 

 

Team Registration Fees

  • Team registration prices are as follows: $30 per team for Adult, $20 per team for Combo/Mixed/Tri-Level, and $15 per team for Captains, New Players, and Returning Players. Note: Combo is Combo 18&Over, NOT Adult 55&Over or Adult 65&Over that also uses combined ratings like Combo and Mixed.

  • No special team number required to receive the Combo/Mixed/Tri-Level discount. Captains will be provided a CAPTAINS teams number in order to receive the Captains discount. New players and Returning players will need to email the District League Coordinator to obtain a special team number in order to receive the team registration fee discount. Returning players are also eligible to receive the team registration fee discount provided that they have NOT played Adult Leagues in the past five (5) championship years.

 

 

Team Registration Fee Refunds and Transfers

Beginning with the 2022 Spring/Summer session, the District will no longer offer Team Registration Fee refunds for players that did NOT participate in any matches for their team during the league session, except for when:

  • a player registered for a team and that team dropped prior to league scheduling

  • a player moved out of the District and did NOT participate in any matches for their team during the league session

  • a player suffered an injury/illness and did NOT participate in any matches for their team during the league session (a medical note is required for team registration fee refunds due to injury/illness)

  • a Captain registered as a player OR a player registered as a Captain

 

Players may request a team transfer from their registered team (or the District Holding Team) to another team provided that the player has NOT participated in a match for that team during the league session. Team transfers can only be completed between teams within the same championship year.

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