Palm Tennis - Night League

News

NIGHT LEAGUE RULES

The Goal: To provide a competitive doubles night league for the men and women in South Florida.

Seasons: The Palm Tennis Night League is offered 3 times a year: Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

  • Each season is 12 - 14 weeks in length.

Levels and Days of Play:

  • Women’s League:
  • Queen = 4.0-4.5 (4.5 in line #1 only). This division will play on Wednesday evenings: 4 doubles positions. New year-end USTA ratings will be applied at the end of the Fall season
  • Princess = 3.5/under. This division will play on Tuesday evenings: 3 doubles positions.

  • Men’s League:
  • Royal = 3.5/under. This division will play on Tuesday evenings: 3 doubles positions.
  • King Palm = 4.0-4.5. This league will play on Thursday evenings: 4 doubles positions.
  • The King Division is for players rated 4.5 and under. Either a players' USTA, computer rating, or the USTA's self-rating guidelines will be used to determine eligibility.
  • Home teams will provide balls for the matches. Drinks are the responsibility of individual players.
  • Matches are two out of three sets. Where necessary a full third set will be played. A 10 point tie-breaker in lieu of a third set may be played if all four players are in agreement, or at facilities that close at 9:30, or if the players feel that inclement weather is approaching or if you split sets and you are almost at 9pm.
  • There may be playoffs at the end of the season.

The Format:

  • Matches will be played at 7 p.m. (Please see schedules for any changes).
  • Matches should start promptly. If a player is more than 15 minutes late, the team must forfeit that position. When teams are lacking players and must default positions, they must begin by defaulting the lowest positions and moving remaining players up.
  • Home team will provide courts and balls.
  • All matches will be 2 of 3 sets with a 7 point tiebreaker (first to 7 points by 2) in any set at 6–6. A third set WILL be played unless all four players agree to play a match tiebreaker (first to 10 by 2). However, at clubs that require a start time later than 7 p.m, the rule will be that a match tiebreaker (first to 10 by 2) will be played unless all four players agree to play a third set. This decision should be made at the start of the match.
  • All lineups must be prepared in writing for exchange prior to the start of a match. Once exchanged a lineup may not be altered.

Teams:

  • Team rosters should have a minimum of 8 players. Rosters are unlimited.
  • Players must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Final determination of level placement will be made by the League Directors and in consultation with the Tennis Professional and Captain.
  • Team movement from one division to another will be based on the most recent team history as well as on the addition of new players and the loss of other players. The goal is to match teams with comparable abilities within the same divisions.
  • A division consists of a minimum of four teams.

Substitutes:

  • A player may sub up to a higher division but not down. A player subbing down will not be awarded any points for games/ matches won.
  • All players and substitutes must be added to the roster prior to participating in a match. When an ineligible player is found to have participated in a match, the offending team will be penalized by forfeiting all points from the point of the infraction down.

Scoring:

Women’s League - The K-SWISS Scoring System will be used.

•The winner of each court receives 14 points for a 2-set win and 12 points for a 3-set win. The loser receives
a point for each game won in their two highest scoring sets up to a maximum of 8 points for each match
played. Example #1 - match score 6-4, 6-2, winner = 14 pts. & loser = 6 pts. Example #2 - match score 6-2,
4-6, 7-5, winner = 12 pts. & loser = 8 pts

•In the event of a default, teams will receive 14 points for each line forfeited to them

Men’s Royal League – Weighted scoring will be used.

Court 1 = 4 points

Court 2 = 3 points

Court 3 = 2 points

Men’s King League – Weighted scoring will be used.

Court 1 = 6 points

Court 2 = 5 points

Court 3 = 4 points

Court 4 = 3 point

Home Captains are required to enter the scores online at www.palmtennis.com within 72 hours. All rainouts must be reported to: orly@palmtennis.com. Unrecorded matches will be double defaulted if we are not advised of their status. Results and standings are published at www.palmtennis.com.

Defaults:

  • If a team has excessive defaults, the team may be suspended for the next season. Excessive defaults are when a team defaults all positions for a given match or averaging more than one default per match.

Final Match and Play-offs

  • New players participating in a final match must have the approval of the league directors.
  • Play-offs may be held at the end of the season depending on the number of teams participating and the length of the season. Players must have played in two matches during the season to be eligible for playoffs. Exceptions must have the approval of the league directors.

Coaching:

  • Coaching is only permitted during the breaks between sets.

Rescheduling Matches and Inclement Weather:

  • In the event of rain, the captains and players should make arrangements to complete the match within two weeks. If the match has not begun, the lineups and/or players may be changed. Once play has begun, then all four players on a court must continue THAT match in THAT position. Rained out matches will be continued at the point of interruption by the same four players. All players should keep a complete record of the score, server, sequence of serve, side, etc. at the time of interruption. Each foursome will choose a day convenient to all four as long as it is within two weeks. In the event that a partnership has given the other team at least 2 days to choose from in the specified time frame and the date still cannot be decided, both teams will be defaulted.
  • If the temperature is above 95 degrees or below 45 degrees at the court at match time and both Captains agree, the match may be played. Once a match has begun it must be completed except in the event of rain. If the match is not played due to the temperature, the captains and players should make arrangements to complete the match within two weeks.
  • A match can only be rescheduled if it rains or there are extreme weather conditions (heat/cold/potential hurricane).
  • Rescheduled matches are to be made up within two weeks.
  • If the Final match is rained out, it must be completed within one week.
  • Summer rainouts only: If it rains on match night at any court, all matches will be removed for that evening, even if one location was able to play.

Additional Information:

  • Palm Tennis rules govern play. In cases not specifically covered by these rules, USTA Rules govern play.
  • Palm Tennis reserves the right to make any rule modifications and/or other changes during the course of the league whenever it deems such action necessary and proper.
  • Palm Tennis reserves the right to ban any player, coach, spectator, or participant from further participation for an indefinite time period due to any misconduct and/or unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • Pros/Captains are responsible for assuring that players are placed on teams appropriate for their level.
  • Current tennis teaching professionals and ranked players may not participate unless approved by the League Directors.
  • Refunds are not offered once the schedules have been published.
  • All grievances and protests are to be submitted in writing via email within 2 days of the contested match to:orly@palmtennis.com.

Awards:

Awards will be given to the two teams in each division with the greatest point total at the end of the season.

Last update: 06/30/20
Night League Summer 2020

Night League Summer 2020 - King

Night League Summer 2020

07/02/20 - 09/30/20
Teams: 6
Players: 0
Playing

Night League Summer 2020 - Princess

Night League Summer 2020

07/07/20 - 09/30/20
Teams: 4
Players: 0
Playing

Night League Summer 2020 - Queen

Night League Summer 2020

07/01/20 - 09/30/20
Teams: 4
Players: 0
Playing

Night League Summer 2020 - Royal

Night League Summer 2020

06/30/20 - 09/30/20
Teams: 4
Players: 0
Playing

Seasons

Night League Summer 2020

6/23/2020 - 9/30/2020
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Fall/Winter 2019

10/15/2019 - 2/29/2020
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Summer 2019

6/5/2019 - 9/30/2019
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Winter/Spring 2019

2/26/2019 - 5/31/2019
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Fall/Winter 2018

10/9/2018 - 2/21/2019
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Summer 2018

5/23/2018 - 10/15/2018
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Winter/Spring 2018

2/20/2018 - 6/7/2018
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Fall/Winter 2017

10/10/2017 - 2/28/2018
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Summer 2017

6/20/2017 - 9/30/2017
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Winter/Spring 2017

2/7/2017 - 6/15/2017
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Fall/Winter 2016

10/4/2016 - 2/15/2017
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Summer 2016

5/4/2016 - 9/30/2016
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Winter/Spring 2016

2/9/2016 - 6/30/2016
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Fall/Winter 2015

9/29/2015 - 3/15/2016
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League – Summer 2015

5/6/2015 - 9/30/2015
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Winter/Spring 2015

2/10/2015 - 6/4/2015
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Fall/Winter 2014

9/30/2014 - 5/20/2015
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League – Summer 2014

6/3/2014 - 9/30/2014
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Fall/Winter 2013

10/1/2013 - 5/31/2014
7 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League – Summer 2013

5/8/2013 - 9/30/2013
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Fall 2012

10/2/2012 - 5/31/2013
7 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League Summer 2012

6/5/2012 - 9/30/2012
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League - Fall 2011

10/4/2011 - 2/10/2012
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League – Summer 2011

5/1/2011 - 6/5/2011
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League – Winter/Spring 2011

2/1/2011 - 5/31/2011
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League – Fall 2010

9/14/2010 - 1/26/2011
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League – Summer 2010

5/25/2010 - 8/31/2010
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League - Winter 2010 (1/26/2010)

1/26/2010 - 5/15/2010
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League - Fall 2009

9/15/2009 - 12/17/2009
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League - Summer 2009

6/15/2009 - 8/31/2009
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Night League - 2009 Winter

1/27/2009 - 5/1/2009
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

SFWTL 2008/2009

9/19/2008 - 3/31/2009
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

SPB Night League - Fall 2008

9/3/2008 - 12/2/2008
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

SPB Night League Summer 2008

6/16/2008 - 9/15/2008
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Broward Ladies Summer League 2008

5/19/2008 - 8/10/2008
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Palm Cup Summer League 2008

5/15/2008 - 8/15/2008
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

North Palm Beach League Summer 2008

5/12/2008 - 8/10/2008
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

SPB Night League Spring 2008

1/22/2008 - 5/20/2008
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

South Palm Beach Night League

9/28/2007 - 5/9/2008
5 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

SFWTL - 2007/2008

9/28/2007 - 5/31/2008
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Broward Ladies Summer League

6/5/2007 - 8/7/2007
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Affiliated Clubs and Organizations

Aberdeen

Boynton Beach, FL

561-737-8665

Courts 0

Addison Reserve

Delray Beach, FL

561-637-4050

Courts 0

Admirals Cove

Jupiter, FL

561-745-5965

Courts 0

Avalon Estates

Boynton Beach, FL

561-719-4705

Courts 0

BallenIsles Country Club

West Palm Beach, FL

56-162-5573

Courts 0

Bellaggio

Lake Worth, FL

561-439-8211

Courts 0

Boca Bath & Tennis

Boca Raton, FL

561-994-1889

Courts 0

Boca Falls

Boca Raton, FL

561-883-0728

Courts 0

Boca Greens

Boca Raton, FL

561-703-6287

Courts 0

Boca Grove

Boca Raton, FL

561-487-7070

Courts 0

Boca Lago Country Club

Boca Raton, FL

561-482-0110

Courts 0

Boca Pointe

Boca Raton, FL

561-864-8529

Courts 0

Boca Pointe Athletic Club

Boca Raton, FL

561-864-8559

Courts 0

Boca Raton Resort

Boca Raton, FL

888-543-1277

Courts 0

Boca Raton Tennis Center

Boca Raton, FL

561-393-7978

Courts 0

Boynton Beach Racquet Center

Boynton Beach, FL

561-742-6575

Courts 0

Brian Piccolo Park

Cooper City, FL

954-437-2661

Courts 0

Broken Sound

Boca Raton, FL

561-241-6880

Courts 0

Coral Lakes

Boynton Beach, FL

561-358-4315

Courts 0

Coral Ridge Country Club

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

954-564-7386

Courts 0

Country Club of Coral Springs

Coral Springs, FL

954-753-2970

Courts 0

Cypress Park Tennis Center

Coral Springs, FL

954-345-2100

Courts 0

Cypresshead

Parkland, FL

954-752-4248

Courts 0

Deerfield Beach Tennis Center

Deerfield Beach, FL

954-480-4422

Courts 0

Delray Beach Tennis Center

Delray Beach, FL

561-243-7058

Courts 0

Dillon Tennis Center

Oakland Park, FL

954-561-6180

Courts 0

Eagle Trace

Coral Springs, FL

954-796-5013

Courts 0

Evert Tennis Academy

Boca Raton, FL

561-488-2001

Courts 0

Frank Veltri

Plantation, FL

954-452-2530

Courts 0

Gleneagles Country Club

Delray Beach, FL

561-499-0211

Courts 0

Golf & Racquet Eastpointe

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-627-5500

Courts 0

Hawks Landing

Circle Plantation, FL

954-916-0604

Courts 0

Heron Bay

Coral Springs, FL

954-346-1146

Courts 0

Ibis

West Palm Beach, FL

561-624-8900

Courts 0

Indian Spring

Boynton Beach, FL

561-369-4040

Courts 0

International Polo Club

Wellington, FL

561-818-4612

Courts 0

Ironhorse

West Palm Beach, FL

561-624-5553

Courts 0

JCC - Miami

Miami, FL

305-932-4200

Courts 0

Jewish Community Center - Florida

Boca Raton, FL

561-852-3200

Courts 0

Jimmy Evert Tennis Center

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

954-828-5378

Courts 0

Jupiter Bay Tennis Club

Jupiter, FL

561-744-9424

Courts 0

Jupiter Ocean & Racquet Club

Jupiter, FL

561-747-1500

Courts 0

Lighthouse Point Tennis Center

Lighthouse Point, FL

954-946-7306

Courts 0

Mayacoo Lakes

West Palm Beach, FL

803-479-1905

Courts 0

Metropolia Tennis Club

Deerfield Beach, FL

954-531-1071

Courts 10

Midtown Athletic Club Weston

Weston, FL

954-384-3042

Courts 25

Mirasol

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-721-2994

Courts 0

Mission Bay

Boca Raton, FL

954-625-5651

Courts 0

Mizner Country Club

Delray Beach, FL

561-638-5600

Courts 0

Newport Bay Club

Boca Raton, FL

561-241-5954

Courts 0

No club/ travel team

Boca Raton, FL

561-212-1641

Courts 0

North Palm Beach country club

North Palm Beach, FL

561-691-3425

Courts 0

Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Ctr

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-775-8277

Courts 0

Palm Beach Polo - Wellington

Wellington, FL

561-670-6446

Courts 0

Parkland Golf & Country Club

Parkland, FL

954-905-2120

Courts 0

Parkland Tennis Center

Parkland, FL

954-253-0001

Courts 0

Patch Reef Park

Boca Raton, FL

561-367-7095

Courts 0

PGA Resort

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-294-1622

Courts 0

Pompano Tennis Center

Pompano Beach, FL

954-786-4115

Courts 0

Quail Ridge

Boynton Beach, FL

561-737-5100

Courts 0

Rainberry Bay Tennis Club

Delray Beach, FL

631-786-0410

Courts 0

Rick Macci Academy

Boca Raton, FL

561-445-2747

Courts 0

Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club

Boca Raton, FL

954-850-3215

Courts 0

Saturnia

Boca Raton, FL

561-451-9446

Courts 0

Saturnia Isles

Delray Beach, FL

561-495-2260

Courts 0

Seagate Country Club

Delray Beach, FL

561-498-8186

Courts 0

Seasons

Boca Raton, FL

954-325-4946

Courts 0

Seven Bridges Tennis

Delray Beach, FL

561-271-1373

Courts 0

Shores at Boca Raton

Boca Raton, FL

999-999-9999

Courts 0

South Olive Tennis Center

West Palm Beach, FL

561-493-9398

Courts 0

St. Andrews Country Club

Boca Raton, FL

561-451-4900

Courts 0

Swim & Racquet Center

Boca Raton, FL

561-367-7094

Courts 0

Tam O'Shanter

Pompano Beach, FL

954-545-0655

Courts 0

Tennis Center of Coral Springs

Coral Springs, FL

954-344-1840

Courts 0

Tennis Center of Coral Springs - Rubin

Coral Springs, FL

954-344-1840

Courts 0

Tennis Club of Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, FL

561-683-5603

Courts 0

The Bridges

Delray Beach, FL

561-270-3615

Courts 0

The Club

Boynton Beach, FL

954-369-8800

Courts 0

The Fountains Country Club

Lake Worth, FL

561-642-2743

Courts 0

The Oaks Tennis Center

Boca Raton, FL

561-482-3230

Courts 0

Tivoli Lakes

Boynton Beach, FL

561-.73-7.25

Courts 0

Valencia Falls

Delray Beach, FL

561-305-1733

Courts 0

Valencia Isles

Boynton Beach, FL

517-490-2152

Courts 0

Valencia Palms

Delray Beach, FL

954-560-6860

Courts 0

Valencia Pointe

Boynton Beach, FL

561-740-9672

Courts 0

Valencia Shores

Lake Worth, FL

561-358-2626

Courts 0

Villa Borghese

Delray Beach, FL

561-306-6789

Courts 0

Villaggio

Lake Worth, FL

561-541-8644

Courts 0

Vizcaya

Delray Beach, FL

828-284-5727

Courts 0

Wanderers International Polo

Wellington, FL

561-795-3512

Courts 0

Wellington Tennis Center

West Palm Beach, FL

561-791-4775

Courts 0

Weston Hills Country Club

Weston, FL

954-384-4646

Courts 0

Woodfield Country Club

Boca Raton, FL

561-995-5213

Courts 0

Yacht & Racquet Club of Boca

Boca Raton, FL

561-368-9844

Courts 0

Have a software question?

League questions should be directed to your league.

561-212-1641 | orly@palmtennis.com