Captains’ Meetings


As we stated below with COVID cases on the rise no Adult Team Sports are permitted in the State of California.  Traditional programming for the Winter leagues starting in January are cancelled and we will continue to play One Doubles Flexible Format Tennis and Flex Singles.  There will be play for Singles Flex, 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+.


Currently no Adult Team Sports are permitted in the State of California.  That means USTA SoCal has cancelled all traditional fall programming instead we will play Flexible Format Tennis.  Below is a link which provides updates on the league program for 2020.  Or, you may email

Thanks for understanding…………these are bizarre times.   Everyone hopes that COVID will disappear soon.  Stay healthy, everyone.  


To find information about the traditional leagues in the Coachella Valley and to enter a team’s registration for a traditional league you may go to this site:


The League Fee is $30

Format is two tiebreak sets, regular scoring.  At six games all play a Coman Rotation Set Tiebreak to 7 by a margin of 2.  At one set all play a Coman Rotation Match Tiebreak to 10 by a margin of 2. There is NO COACHING when using this format.

If you have not done so already please send to Donna ( your club’s blackout dates and your co-captain’s name and contact information.

We usually skip the week after the BNP due to many courts being used by the BNP Senior Cup.  If you play on Thursday there will not be a problem.

Roster limit for 3 line leagues is 18, roster limit for 4 line leagues is 20.

If you are a first year captain ask Donna about a First Year Captains’ Orientation.

Pre-match Phone Call is required at least three days prior to the match.  It can be a text, phone call or email and may be initiated by either captain.  In the call please discuss among other things snacks, warm up courts, match time, any defaults and directions.

Contentious matches are part of tennis.  If the players’ request help then a monitor representing each team should be stationed at each end of the netpost.  If players ask for their opinion on a call it must be accepted.

Warm Up after scorecards are exchanged should not be in excess of 10 minutes.

Any captain or player may enter scores.  Scores need to be entered within 48 hours or the match may result in a double default.

Since Head/Penn sponsors league tennis it is suggested that your game balls be Penn Championship balls.

The home team provides the game balls and snacks (optional).

If a player or team arrives 15 minutes late or later they run the risk of being defaulted.  It is suggested that if you are late you should call. The opposing captain may reinstate the match.

Captains, if you need players please let me know.  Or, if you would like to be added to the list of players who would like to play please email me at

Scheduling will occur after the Dec 26 deadline.  Start times will vary according to the team and the needs of the home club.

Please visit for a listing of match days for each league, tips for captains, how to register, how to appeal a rating, etc.