PURPOSE: To promote the game of tennis and raise money for the Children's Home of Pittsburgh via KAC Charities: http://kaccharities.blogspot.com/
REGISTRATION: Send a $10 check by April 30 payable to Kangaroo Alley Cigars along with your name, email, and phone to:
464 Long Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Once your check is received you will be added to the ladder. Proceeds benefit the Children's Home of Pittsburgh. http://www.childrenshomepgh.org/
Champion - Tennis Warehouse racket bag, Tennis Village gift certificate for racket stringing, set of racket string, $10 Tennis Town gift certificate, trophy
Runner-Up - Tennis Village gift certificate for racket stringing, set of racket string, can of tennis balls, trophy
Yankee Doodle Dandy Prize - The top ranked player on July 4 at 12:01 am wins a $20 Dick's Sporting Goods gift certificate. Minimum of 6 matches against 6 different opponents is required to qualify.
MATCHES: Single match play only for those with an NTRP rating of at least 3.0
TIMELINE: Play runs May 1 to September 1; playoffs to be completed by September 25; championship to be completed by October 1.
SCORING: 20 point Leap-Frog (best of 3 sets) http://tennisengine.com/info/ranksys_20.asp
MATCH PLAY: A player can challenge any other player on the ladder up or down. The day, time, and location of the match must be mutually agreeable. If there is a court fee involved it is to be split evenly between the two players. Both players must bring an unopened can of regular tennis balls. the winner gets the unopened can.
If a player is more than 15 minutes late their opponent may declare a forfeit and score the match 6-0, 6-0. If play is suspended for any reason the match is to resume from the point of suspension. Any other arrangement must be agreed upon by both players.
If a player defaults during a match for any reason games will be added to the non-defaulting player so as to conclude the match in their favor. For example: Player A leads player B 6-3, 3-0 then player A defaults. Player B wins the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
If you split the first two sets and time/daylight is running out you may play a Super Tie Break in lieu of the third set provided both players agree. First player to win 9 points wins the set. Regardless of Super Tie Break score the set is recorded 7-6.
RECORDING THE SCORE: The winner should record the score on http://www.tennisengine.com/ within 6 hours of the match.
1. Log into tennisengine.com
2. At the bottom, click on the 'Enter Match' icon
3. Complete, check for accuracy, and click 'Enter This Match'
If you make an error please contact the administrator at email@example.com for you will not be able to correct the error.
SPORTSMANSHIP: All players are expected to adhere to the USTA playing rules and the Code of Tennis. http://www.usta.com/
PLAYOFFS: Minimum of 12 matches against 12 different opponents is required to qualify. http://kactennisbracket.blogspot.com/p/playoff.html
The top 14 players who qualify, as ranked on September 1 at 12:01 am will compete in the playoffs. Record your score as normal on tennisengine.com Super Tie Break does not apply.
Tennis Town http://www.tennistown.net/
Dick's Sporting Goods http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/
Tennis Village http://tennisvillage.blogspot.com/
Tennis Warehouse http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/
PAST CHAMPIONS: http://www.kactennischampions.blogspot.com/
NEW YEAR CLASSIC: http://kacnewyearclassic.blogspot.com/
KANGAROO ALLEY CIGARS: http://www.kangarooalleycigars.com/