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USTA SoCal plans to offer full league programming in the Coachella Valley starting the week of  January 3, 2022.  New ratings will be out by December 1, 2021.  If you need more information contact Donna Ringer at coachellavalleyleagues@scta.usta.com.

 

Below find the leagues that will be forming now and beginning play in January:

 

USTA  ADULT  40 & Over   Format: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 play 1 singles & 3 doubles matches.  This is a weekend league starting in January.    3.0 & 4.0 flights play on Sunday.  3.5 & 4.5 flights play on Saturday.  Sectionals are usually played in August.  Nationals are played in Oct/Nov. 10-12 players are suggested.

 

 USTA  ADULT  55 & Over DOUBLES   Format:  3 COMBO (combined rating) doubles matches (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0).  This is a weekday league starting in January. 7.0 and 9.0 combo plays on Monday.  6.0 and 8.0 combo plays on Wednesday.  8.0 men may choose to play on Thursday but that is TBD.  Sectionals are scheduled in September. Nationals are played in Oct/Nov. 10-12 players are suggested. 

 

USTA MIXED DOUBLES 18 & Over/40 & Over Format:  3 COMBO (combined rating) doubles matches (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0).  These leagues play January-March.  Day of play in the past was determined by the captains to be Saturday.  Date for 40 & Over Mixed Doubles Sectionals is in September.  Nationals are played in Nov.  12 players per team are suggested. 

 

SCTA MIXED DOUBLES 55 & Over Format: 3 COMBO (combined rating) doubles matches (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0).  These leagues play January-April. Day of play is Saturday. In the past there has been postseason play for this league and an Invitational.  12 players per team are suggested. 

 

CV TRI-LEVEL MIXED DOUBLES PILOT PROGRAM:  there are two flights.  4.5/4.0/3.5 and 4.0/3.5/3.0.  This is not a combo league so players must play their rating.  There is postseason play as several areas in Southern California already have this league in place.  Day of play is TBD by captains.  12 players are suggested.

 

SCTA  ADULT 65 & OVER DOUBLES Format:  3 COMBO (combined rating) doubles matches (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0).  10-12 players are suggested per team. Plays weekdays Jan-Mar. 7.0/9.0 plays on Wednesday.  6.0/8.0 plays on Monday.  7.0 men play on Thursday.  Sectionals will be held (usually) in November,   The 65 & Over Invitational will alternate between Lake Nona, FL and Surprise, AZ in late January/early February.  12 players are suggested.

 

CV Adult 70 & OVER Women’s DOUBLES plays on Thursday at Shadow Mountain Resort at 1 pm.  This is a 4 or 5 line league meaning that lines 1 & 2 are made up of 4.0 players and lines 3 & 4 & 5 are made up of 3.5/3.0 players.  There is no post season play but hopefully there will be a social hour after play at Shadow Mountain’s Cafe.  If you are interested please contact Donna Ringer at coachellavalleyleagues@scta.usta.com.

We do offer 70 & Over Doubles for men on Tuesdays.

 

Is anyone interested in 80 & Over Doubles?

 

The Coachella Valley will return to TRADITONAL PROGRAMMING in the fall of 2021.  Currently two doubles leagues are planned to begin in mid October and run through mid December.  

This  message about Fall Leagues went out to many Coachella Valley League Players and Captains on August 27, 2021:

Hello CV League Players and Captains,
I hope you have had a great summer and are ready  to play some tennis this fall.  October appears to be a very busy month in the desert with the BNP Open, a National Women’s Hardcourt Tournament and the beginning of our fall league season.
 
The two leagues that will be offered this fall will be SCTA Doubles (weekend) and Combo Doubles (weekday). (There is a description of the leagues below.) If you would like to play but need to find a team send me an email.  If you would like to enter a team please go to this link and submit a Team Registration Form. 
 
 
Captains
I need your Team Registration Forms by October 2.  We will have a Captain’s Meeting via Google Meet for those captains who want one on October 4th.  Submit your Team Registration Forms and I will send you a registration number.  I need six players registered by October 15.   We will start league play the week of October 18th. 
 
Description of Leagues Offered This Fall

SCTA FALL DOUBLES LEAGUE For players 18yrs+.  Format:  3 doubles matches. This league plays mid October to mid December.  10-12 players per team are suggested. 3.0/4.0 plays on Saturday.  3.5/4.5 plays on Sunday.  There is advancement to Sectionals which is scheduled for late January 2022.

CV Fall Combo Doubles for players 18 yrs+.  Format:  3 doubles matches.  This league plays October-December.  10-12 Players are suggested.  3.0 & 3.5 players may play the 6.5 league, 3.5 & 4.0 players may play the 7.5 league and the 4.0 & 4.5 players may play the 8.5 league.  This is a weekday league. Ratings will not be generated and there is no post season play.

I’m looking forward to another great year of league tennis.

Feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested in playing league tennis in the Coachella Valley this fall.

Donna Ringer

CV Area League Coordinator

coacellavalleyleagues@scta.usta.com

 

 

JANUARY 2021 PROGRAMMING UPDATE

With COVID cases on the rise no Adult Team Sports are permitted in the State of California.  USTA SoCal has cancelled traditional programming for the Winter leagues starting in January. Instead One Doubles Flexible Format and Singles Flex will be offered.  There will be doubles play for 40 & Over  (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5), 55 & Over (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0), 65 & Over (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0)  and 70 & Over (3.5 & 4.0) with advancement opportunities for 40+, 55+ and 65+.  Additional offerings could be One Doubles Mixed and Singles Flex if there is enough interest.

If you are interested in playing Flex Singles or One Doubles please contact donna.ringer@gmail.com or you may register your squad by going to https://bit.ly/CoachellaWinter2021

 

USTA SoCal Announces League Changes For 2020 Season.  Click link below for more information

https://www.ustasocal.com/leaguechanges20

Welcome to Coachella Valley League Tennis. Whether you like singles or doubles, are a beginner or an advanced player, are a younger or a “more mature” athlete there is a league that is right for you!  Contact Donna Ringer at donna.ringer@gmail.com for more information.

Our USTA Leagues play from January to mid April, SCTA Tri-Level Doubles play from late April to the end of May and SCTA Fall Doubles, Combo Doubles and Mixed Tri-Level Doubles starts in mid-October and runs through mid December.

If you want to play and hope to find a team or need more information on all of the leagues offered click on LEAGUE in the main menu or Contact Donna Ringer, Coachella Valley Area League Coordinator, at donna.ringer@gmail.com or 760-835-0740.  Or, information on the Coachella Valley USTA League Program may be found athttps://www.ustasocal.com/adult/leagues/coachella-valley

 

Please check out the COVID link below for more information on how to play tennis safely at this time.

USTA FAQs regarding Coronavirus and
COVID-19, Year End Ratings & Suspension Period FAQs

https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-faqs-regarding-coronavirus-and-covid-19.html

 

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