Capital Tennis Association 

2022 CTA Doubles Championships

  • 03 Jun 2022
  • 05 Jun 2022
  • Rock Creek Tennis Center

Registration

  • Players with a CAPERS doubles rating of 3.5 - 3.99 must play B or higher
  • Players with a CAPERS doubles rating of 3.0 - 3.49 must play C or higher
  • - Players with a CAPERS doubles rating of 3.0 - 3.49 must play C or higher.

    - For mixed doubles, no one should be rated higher than 3.49.
  • Players must have a CAPERS doubles rating of no higher than 3.49
  • Players with a CAPERS doubles rating of 2.99 or below qualify for the D division
  • - Players with a CAPERS doubles rating of 2.99 or below are eligible to play in the D division.

    - For mixed doubles, no one should be rated higher than 3.49.
  • - Open players (GLTA doubles rating of Open or CAPERS doubles rating of 4.35 or above) MUST play with a non-Open player.

    - A-level players can play with an Open or A player.

Register

***FOR MEMBERS ONLY***

NOTE: BOTH partners must register and pay in order to play.

Time and Place
All matches will be played outdoors and mainly on hard courts (we'll use a few clay courts as well) at Rock Creek Tennis Center.  We will be kicking off tournament weekend with a few Friday night matches from 7 to 10 pm and then continue with a full day of matches Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm.  Matches may extend into the evening should there be any weather delays.  

**We will NOT be accepting any scheduling requests.  If you register, it is assumed you are available to play the entire duration of the tournament.**

Divisions

There are five separate draws based on skill divisions:

  • OPEN/A Doubles
  • B Doubles
  • C Doubles
  • D Doubles
  • C/D Mixed Doubles* ** NEW!

...to be dictated by CAPERS and/or GLTA ratings (details are explained below under "Rules for Registration").

*Rationale for initially offering just C/D Mixed Doubles: Most women in CTA are rated C or D, and this tournament is for members only.

**Women: If you are ranked higher than C and would be interested in playing Mixed Doubles, please let us know by emailing Rob Treadway at president@capital-tennis.org. If we can field an upper-level Mixed Doubles draw, we'd love to!

Fees

  • One event: $65 per person
  • Second event: extra $20


Format

There will be two phases of tournament match play:

  • Round Robin Phase, in which teams will be assigned to a group, with one seeded team in each group, and play at least three matches
  • Elimination Phase, where players with the best winning record from group matches will advance to single elimination play, either as quarterfinals (only if large draw), semifinals (most typical), or straight to a final (for small draw).
Match format will be best-2-out-of-3-set matches. A first-to-10 points (win by 2) super tiebreak shall be played as the deciding third "set" if needed (in lieu of a normal third set).

Match format modifications may be made at the discretion of the tournament directors due to weather or time-related constraints.  

Fast play during all matches will be encouraged and monitored. Seven-minute warm-ups (max), fast between points, brief change-overs, etc.  Please help us stay on schedule!

Determining Group Winners

Group winners advancing to elimination brackets will be determined in the following order:

  1. Most match wins. 
  2. Head-to-head results, if (only) two players have the same number of group match wins. 
  3. Sets won and lost, if more than two players have the same number of match wins or there is no head-to-head result between two players. Match tiebreakers count as a set. 
  4. Games won and lost. Match tiebreakers count as one game. 
  5. Sets won and lost among players involved in the tie. 
  6. Games won and lost among players involved in the tie. 
  7. Coin flip. 

Note: Some elimination brackets may need completion from best 2nd place finishes in round robin play (same ranking criteria, 1-7, will be applied).

Rules for Registration

Any player with a current CTA membership is eligible to register.  Please ensure that your contact information in your CTA profile (cell phone and email address) is up-to-date.  Tournament updates will be sent via email and texting will be used to assign courts and for players to report match scores.  

All players are required to review and accept the updated CTA League Play and Liability Waiver via this Google Form (you don't need to do it again if you already have done this for league play).  These guidelines will be strictly enforced!

CTA CAPERS doubles ratings (as of close of registration on May 22, 2021) will be used to determine division of play eligibility and players cannot play in a lower division than what their CTA CAPERS rating qualifies them for.  If a player does not have a numeric CTA CAPERS rating, the alpha self-rating will be used along with consideration of their GLTA and/or USTA rating if they have one. 

A doubles team MUST play in the division of the highest-ranked partner. For example, a C and a D player may NOT play in the D division; they must play C.

As in past years, Open and A divisions will be combined into one division.  Open players must play with a player in a lower division (i.e., two Open players cannot play together).  

CAPERS Rating:

  • 4.35 and above: must play OPEN (and partner with a player in a lower division)
  • 4.0 - 4.34: must play A or higher
  • 3.5 - 3.99: must play B or higher
  • 3.0 - 3.49: must play C or higher
  • 2.99 and below: D or higher

Any questionable registrations shall be approached on case-by-case basis, as policy does allow for appeals to tournament directors to register in a draw that may not be consistent with current policy.  If you have any questions or unsure of your current rating, please do not hesitate to ask the tournament directors.

Amenities

We will provide water (please be GREEN and bring your reusable water bottles and refill them throughout the day), Gatorade, ice and snacks, peanut butter, bagels, granola bars, etc. Lunch will be offered on Saturday.   

Questions

Please contact tournament director Rob Treadway.


Registration will end May 22.

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