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Each player and captain is responsibile for understanding USTA League Regulations.  Information links follow:

 
NATIONAL/SECTIONAL
NAZ DISTRICT (Updated for 2018!):   The NAZ District adopted and complies with USTA National and Southwest Section league regulations.  The following NAZ District (local) rules also apply to NAZ leagues: 
  • The NAZ Executive Board (as acting League Committee) or the NAZ League Committee may at any time deny any team a place in its league program if the Executive Board and/or Committee determines that it is not in the best interests of NAZ tennis and its leagues.  (In effect January 1, 2012)
  • Residency Requirements (In effect January 1, 2018):
    • A team, in any NAZ League, may not advance to championship play if thier final roster contains less than Sixty-Five Percent (65%) "qualified players".
    • The definition of “qualified player” is: (1) their primary residence must be within the scope of the NAZ district boundaries OR the player must own a home within the NAZ USTA boundaries; AND (2) the player’s USTA membership must be in that person’s name at the address defined in (1) above.
    • It shall be the responsibility of the Team Captain to comply with this requirement. If prior to playing any matches, a team is found to be out of compliance, the Captain may pick which player(s) to remove to come into compliance.  If a team is not in compliance with the Sixty-Five Percent (65%) requirement (i.e. has an ineligible player on its roster), all matches played by that ineligible player will be scored as a default in determining final standings.  Ineligible player shall be defined as the last out-of-area player to register on the roster (as determined by that player’s registration date).
    • A waiver of these requirements may be granted subject to a vote of the NAZ District Executive Committee or League Committee.  If there is a dispute as to whether a player has residence in NAZ, the determination shall be made by the NAZ District Executive Committee or League Committee, in its sole discretion.

 

  • Residency Requirement Waiver (In effect January 1, 2018)
    • For all leagues offered in the NAZ District, with the exception of 65 and Over, the Residency Requirement adopted on January 1, 2018 shall be waived when a division of league is unable to form for the lack of two teams (one team or none).
    • If a waiver of the January 1, 2018 Residency Requirement is employed where a league is formed with non-resident teams, the Team Captains of those teams shall be required to accept eligible players from NAZ, under the January 1, 2018 residency requirement, to play on the non-resident teams within the appropriate NTRP level.  The appropriate NTRP level shall be all in level players, i.e. 3.5 players for a 3.5 league, 4.0 players for a 4.0 league.  In the case of combined leagues, i.e. for a 7.0 league, an eligible player shall be a 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0 player.  If a Captain is unable to find a partner for the lower or higher combination (3.0 or 4.0 player) the Executive Committee or League Committee, at its sole discretion, may not require that player to be accepted on the team.
 

 
 
 
 
 
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