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2013 East Texas USPTA Fall League!

League Information

The East Texas USPTA adult league is open for all players ages 18 & above as of the end of 2013. Players do not have to be a member of the USTA or USPTA to participate in this league. Teams must consist of a minimum of 6 players eligible to compete at the team’s level of play. Players should play by their most recently published rating as of September 1, 2013. Texas mid year ratings will be published in July at If a player already has a self rating for 2013 and no published rating then that rating must be used.

Team Registration
CourtsideUSA will be used for all USPTA team registrations. All players should login to and create a free account. You should automatically be recognized as a member of the Courtside East Texas Tennis Community once you log in as long as your zip code is in East Texas. Select the East Texas USPTA Adult Fall League and sign up! Your captain will have to have registered your team before you register. All players must pay the $20 player fee during registration through pay pal. This is the only way to register and play USPTA league. Pay Pal accounts are free and
easy to use. If you don't want to open an online pay pal account you may use a credit card and pay online through the pay pal website. Once you’ve registered you will be taken to the paypal account to pay. When registering please make sure you are on YOUR courtside account and not your spouses or childs. To add an additional person (spouse or child) to an existing family members account please click on settings and then family.

By using Courtside USA players will be able to see rosters of all teams, schedules (once published in late August), weekly scores as entered by captains, players who played each match and their individual match scores as well as pictures, league standings and any important messages from league coordinator Jim Sciarro.

To Captain a Team:

If you will be captaining a team go to the East Texas Community from the Community tab on your Courtside page and click on league you would like join. Using the box to Captain a Team select the level your team will compete in and enter the name of the courts that you will be using for home matches. The name of your team will be created from this information and will be display as Level-Last Name-Courts. (3.5 Smith-Hollytree). Next read and accept the rules of the league and this will take you to PayPal where you will pay your registration fee of $20.00. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use PayPal but you will need to fill in your personal information so that they can verify your credit card information. Once you have created your team you can contact your players and tell them to go join your team!

To view who has signed up for your team go to the league page and click on the My Teams tab. From here you can see who all is signed up, contact your players as well as the other captains in your division.


To Join a Team:

Follow the same steps as above to get to the league but choose the box on the right "Join an Existing Team". Select the team from the drop down, read the rules and check the box to accept and go onto PayPal to complete league payment.

League Details:

League format will be two lines of doubles play each week.
Match starting times will be between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m
Anyone with access to two lighted courts may form his/her own team
The length of each league season will be based on the number of teams entered
Divisions with large number of teams may be divided into two leagues with a
playoff at the end
Teams may have a few matches scheduled on days other than normal day of play
Winning teams will advance to the USTPA Indoor State Championships in Houston January 17-19, 2014
Players must play at least two
 regular season local league matches (and at least one playoff match if applicable) to advance to state championships
All matches will be 2 out of 3 tie-break sets with a 10-point super tiebreak for split set matches
Mid year ratings for Texas players may be found at beginning sometime in mid July
Home team is responsible for providing new balls for each home match
For larger schedules mandatory rain make up dates will be listed. Teams may agree to an earlier date.
Teams will receive 5 points for winning line #1 and 3 for line #2. If one line must be defaulted the defaulting team may choose which line it will be. It is out of courtesy that the defaulting team notify the opponents about the default but it is not mandatory.
Players are permitted to play on as many teams as desired but only one team per level. Playing on two teams is not a reason to call your opponent and try to reschedule a team match even if both matches happen to be scheduled for the same time.
All grievances should be emailed to coordinator within 24 hours.
The local grievance committee will consist of (4) local USPTA pros.

All captains must have a minimum of 6 players registered by Tuesday, August 6 or their team will not be placed in the schedule. Fees are $20 per player. There is no additional online registration fee. League coordinator will have the ability to move players to other teams by request but no refunds will be given.

League Play Begins:
Women 3.0 & 4.0 most matches on Mondays beginning September 9 (first match will be on Wed. Sept. 4 due to Labor Day)
Men 3.0 & 4.0 & Women 4.5 most matches on Tuesdays beginning September 3
Men 3.5 & 4.5 most matches on Wednesdays beginning September 4
Women 3.5 most matches on Thursdays beginning September 5

Please call Jim or Jana in the Hollytree Tennis Shop for additional information or for help registering yourself or your team.

Jim Sciarro

USPTA League Coordinator 

903.581.7788 or

Revised 6/1/13