Thursday League


Thursday Night Central Carolinas Super League

(League Rules updated Sept 30, 2015)

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1. Eligibility

You must be a CTTC club member in good standing to participate. Guests may be approved for play by the league administrator or club officer.

2. Start Time

The start time is 6:45 PM. You must sign in or text in before 6:30 PM in order to participate. If you cannot arrive before 6:30 PM you must text 704-560-2441 and leave your name. You must be present no later than 7:45 to participate.

3. League Ratings

League ratings are calculated using the USATT league webpage algorithm (the same as the USATT tournament algorithm). Initial league ratings are set in this order:

a. League rating from any other USATT league
b. Current USATT tournament rating
c. Estimate to nearest 50 points by the league administrator

4. Division Assignments

Players are assigned to Divisions according to their current (or initial) league ratings. The exceptions are those players selected for move up or move down by criteria outlined below. Division 1 will be limited to 6-7 players. All other Divisions will be limited to 10 or less players.

5. Move Ups

Players may be selected to move up the next time they play within 2 weeks to a Division higher than their previous Division by either most matches won or highest league rating points gain. The first player selected to move up will be the player to win the most matches in their Division. Two way ties are decided by head-to-head results. Three or more way ties are decided highest league rating points gain for that event.

The second player to move up will be the one with the highest league rating points gain not including the player with the most match wins and not including players who did not win at least 2 matches. A move up is only good for the first league event played in the next two weeks.

6. Move Downs

Players may be selected to move down the next time they play to a Division lower than their previous Division by either defaults, fewest matches won or most league rating points lost in the Division. The first players selected to move down will be every player who plays less than 5 matches, regardless of Division.

The next player to move down (if there is no more than 1 defaulter) will be the player with the fewest match wins. Two way ties are decided by head-to-head results. Three or more way ties are decided by most league rating points lost for that event. The next player to move down (if there are no defaulters) is the player with the largest league rating points loss for the event, not including players that win more than half of their matches.

A move down has no time limit and will remain until the player next competes in the Thursday league.

7. Player of the Week

Player of the week is decided simply by the biggest league rating increase for that week.

8. Service Rule

As this is a USATT League, our aim is to follow USATT guidelines as much as possible. Follow this abbreviated service rule:

a. Serve from a stationary position when your opponent is ready.
b. Toss the ball (do not serve right out of your hand) so opponent can see point of contact.
c. If your opponent flagrantly violates this rule, catch the ball & ask them to serve again.

9. Efficiency

Be considerate of others. groups run most efficiently when all players take turns and rotate appropriately. Look at the match sheets to see who has not played as many matches and get them on the table next.

10. League Administrators

All matters not covered by the rules will be decided by the league administrators present at the time.