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Fall 2018 Registration
posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Registration for the Fall league is underway until September 6. Play starts September 10 and will last for eight weeks.
The following are eligible to play in the Rockwell Collins Tennis League (NOTE: all of the following also include the age requirement of "18 or older"):
Rockwell Collins Employee (self and/or spouse) - $5
Rockwell Collins Contractor (self and/or spouse) - $5
Rockwell Collins Retiree (self and/or spouse) - $5
Rockwell Collins Recreation Center Member Only - $5
The second league option can be used to play in both of the singles and doubles leagues. The fee will double if both leagues are selected.
We reserve the right to cancel or combine leagues
due to enrollment...
We strongly recommend having a medical check up to
assure that you are healthy enough for physical
activities such as tennis, etc...
Tennis balls will be available for purchase at the
Rec Center Front Desk.
posted: Monday, July 2, 2018
The schedule has been updated with pairings for the last two weeks. Players will have one additional week to finish any of the scheduled matches. The league ends July 22.
To schedule your match:
1. Check the draw and order of play on our website by following the link to the Score Sheet.
2. You and the other party are both responsible for contacting each other and setting up a day and time to play.
Contact your opponent for that week and agree on a place and time. Contact information can be found when you log in for "Score Entry" on the website. Click on your league and scroll to the bottom of the page.
3. If youíre playing at the Rockwell Collins courts, call the Rec Center (295-2552) and reserve a court for 90 minutes.
4. Email the league coordinator match results.
Any round-robin match can be played during any of the first four weeks of round robin.
Quarterfinals, semifinals and the finals must be played on the designated week(s) as scheduled. If the match is not completed by Sunday of the week scheduled for that match, the Tennis League official will determine the player to advance to the next round based on ranking and head-to-head stats.
Matches can be played any day and at any time of the week so long as both parties agree. You can play wherever you choose as long as both parties agree, if agreement can not be reached for location of play then the Rockwell Collins Rec. Center courts become the default courts.
Court times can be scheduled for 90 minutes by calling the Rec. Center front desk at 295-2552. Tennis balls can also be purchased at the Rec Center front desk.
No-shows are considered forfeits. If the other player/team doesnít show up, you need to record RF (Receive Forfeit) for yourself/your team to get the proper credit.
If you are unable to play a match during the scheduled week, contact the other party to schedule the makeup game. Makeup matches can be played during any of the first seven weeks. Once we enter the semifinals week, the score sheet will be locked and no more makeup games are allowed.
First person/team to win 2 sets wins the match.
Always give the benefit of calls to the other team.
The players will change sides after the first game, and after every odd game 1, 3, 5, etc.
The players will change sides at the end of the set unless the total number of games in that set is even. For example, if the set score is 6-2, the players will not change sides at the beginning of the next set, but wait until the end of the first game.
If a set becomes tied (6-6), a tie-break is played to decide the winner of that set. The first player/team to win 7 points by a margin of two or more wins the tie-break. During the tie-break, the players will change sides after every six points. Once the tie-break is completed, the players will change sides to start the next set, if any.
Each person/team is responsible for reporting match results on the website.
Good sportsmanship is expected at all times or players could be removed from the league. Letís keep it fun for all.
- Past Winners-
posted: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Advanced Singles Champion: Edward Chu. Award: iPod touch
Novice Singles Champion: Randal Jones. Award: iPod nano
Doubles Champions: April & Vee Shinatrakool. Award: iPod shuffle
Determine your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. The U.S. Tennis Association developed the NTRP rating system and it is the most accurate rating system available. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0.
1.0 This player is just starting to play tennis.
1.5 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
2.0 Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
2.5 Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
3.0 Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up and one-back.
3.5 Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage and is developing teamwork in doubles.
4.0 Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
4.5 Starting to master the use of power and spins and beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. Tends to over-hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
5.0 Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second serves.
5.5 Has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.
6.0 Generally do not need NTRP ratings. Rankings or past rankings will speak for themselves. The 6.0 player has obtained a sectional and /or national ranking.
6.5 The 6.5 player has extensive satellite tournament experience.
7.0 The 7.0 player makes his living from tournament prize money.
Get your Racquet Ready....
Improve your play with new strings...
by: Frank Lamb
posted: Monday, March 23, 2009
The Rockwell Collins Rec Center now strings racquets.
Call 295-2552 for more details
or stop by and see Jeff or Jamie.
Cost: $20 (Rec Center supplies string).
Cost: $15 (If you supply string).
Stay active....have fun
Looking for a healthy activity ?
by: Jeff Havel
posted: Monday, March 23, 2009
Tennis is an excellent activity for people of all ages and is played at oneís own pace ...we even have our own lighted tennis courts.
We strongly encourage all participants to talk with
their Doctor and have a check up before playing
in our league.
Participants must be: Employees, Retirees, Contract Workers or their Spouses; or Recreation Center Members.