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Interpretation of USA League Tennis Regulation 2.02 as of 2/20/03

How to handle individuals who misrepresent their NTRP level when self-rating

Origination: All Sectional League Coordinators

The Section League Coordinators (SLC's) have asked the USTA League Tennis Committee to provide a method by which they could take action against self-rated players who enter the program at two levels or more below their actual skill level.

The USTA League Committee considers these acts to be a violation of the standards of good conduct, fair play and good sportsmanship in accordance with the provisions of USA League Tennis Regulation 2.02.

Accordingly, the following guidelines may be implemented by all sections to deal with these alleged violations.

1) A complaint may be filed by a captain, coordinator or member of a championship committee against the player and/or captain who commits or condones entering two levels or more below actual skill level.

2) The Section Grievance Committee will have jurisdiction, augmented as necessary by experts in NTRP ratings, and may ask the alleged violator to complete the USTA Player Background History sheet and submit it to the committee for review. After review, and in consultation with the NTRP experts who have augmented the committee, they will take action, as they deem appropriate. (Attachment #1 USTA Player Background History)

3) This action may include disqualification, suspension from league play or other league sanctions.

4) The Section Grievance Committee decision may be appealed in accordance with Regulation 2.03 of USTA League Tennis Regulations.


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