A Local League is like a Flex League except
The biggest change is the assumption that all matches are played at one specific well used location in the community.
The League will be mixed gendered unless we get 10+ ladies enrolled at kickoff.
There will be level based divisions created at kickoff, but there could be greater range of skill level based upon enrollment.
The league does NOT have special priviledges at the location. It's assumed the location is freely available to the public to reserve/use.
The start day of the season, players are sent a kickoff email that contains important information about the league, the link where your league standings and players contact information. We guarantee 6 playing partners at your playing level, but have been averaging closer to 15+ partners in most cities. The number of different levels we run is solely based upon the number of players enrolled for the league kickoff. Typically we are running a Skilled-3.0, Competitive-3.5 and Advanced-4.0 in most cities.
Your Task - "Flexible Scheduling"
After this kickoff email is sent,
it is the player's task to communicate with other players.
Players should work with their partners to find an agreeable time
at the league's playing location. While TennisNewYork doesn't
mandate your playing schedule, it is recommended that players
schedule at least one match per week. By request of the players, we started to allow players to play 1 rematch per season.
The regular season is all about playing as much as you can. As of Nov. 14th, 2019 we've had an amazing 819 players play more than 20 matches in a season.
Special Note for NYC tennis players: We don't have any special privileges to use the courts throughout New York City. You do need to follow by the rules provided by the Parks Department. How to reserve tennis courts in NYC: NYC Park & Rec.
Where to Play?
This is made a lot easier as players now know they will play at the location for this league.
How to Play?
Players can use three mostly standard playing formats: 2 out of 3 sets, 2 sets with 10 point super tie-breaker or the 10-game pro set (First to 10, used when court time is limited). On Feb. 2018, we added Fast Tennis 4 game pro set format as a valid format.
Each season concludes with a playoffs where players with anywhere from 3 to 5 season wins qualifies for a single elimination tourney. The champion is awarded based upon the league Prize Pool. Each singles league champion also receives a playing entry into one of two national championships we run.
Full price is $29.95 to play in a season. The earlier you sign up we typically offer discounts during these tough economic times. Just go to the Join Page and complete the short form. We'd be happy to find you dedicated tennis playing partners.