Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the league fees?

$35 per season, but free for your first season!

Where can I play my matches?

You can choose any home court location in your playing area.  If your home court location is a hard court surface, and your opponent has a clay court location and is not able to physically play on a hard court, the match will be played on the clay.  We do this not to give an advantage to the clay court player, but because we realize that playing on a hard court increases the chances of injury.

Who makes the contact to schedule the match?

Both players should contact each other the week previous to the scheduled week of play.

Who brings the tennis balls?

Both players bring a new can of tennis balls, and the winner keeps the unopened can.

What level am I?

Griffin Tennis uses TencapSports rating scale, which is the best ranking system in the tennis industry. Click here for the Tencap Rating Scale

Who reports the score?

The winning player should report the score on the website.

How long are the seasons?

Each calendar year, we will have 4 sessions, January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December, with 7-9 weeks of regular season play followed by 2-3 weeks of makeup weeks in case of weather, travel, or whatever comes up!

How do I pay?

All payments are handled on the Tencap Sports league management website.

What is the format for the match?

All matches will be best 2 of 3 sets, with a 10 point deciding super tiebreaker to determine the 3rd set (if the match score is tied at 1 set each). All tiebreakers should be played by switching sides after 6 points.

What is the best way to contact each other?

Studies prove that texting is the fastest form of communication, but phone calls and emails are also acceptable.

How do players move up or down divisions?

The Tencap Rating wizard will use every match played to re-calculate your level, which will dictate what your rating will be for the next season.

What is considered a cause for default?

The purpose of this league is to get all the matches played, and we encourage both players to work diligently to be professional and courteous during the match arrangement period and showing up on time.  If you are having repeated difficulty with your opponent, please contact Nate after all other efforts have been made, and a default victory may be awarded if need be (no show, lateness without just reasoning, injury default, etc).