No. Under the old system, we guaranteed 4 games a night for 7 weeks (28 games total). Now you will get 4 games a night for 9 weeks (36 weeks total). However, if you used to go rally every single match, you would have technically got roughly 38.5 games (so 2.5 games less now). So, while “yes” if your team went rally every match (unlikely), you might get 2.5 games less a season. BUT, a team that never went rally a single match (much more likely) now would get 8 more games for their money. Your games will also be better quality games because you are playing other teams that are closest to your win percentage leading to longer, more exciting games!
The season winners and the tournament winners will receive FREE t-shirts, trophies as well their team photo posted on our Facebook…not to mention bragging rights until a new winner is crowned next season. We’re always happy to hear other prize ideas and would love to hear from you if your business would like to sponsor prizes!
If we have less than 30 teams sign up, it’s possible that you will only play early. If more teams sign up, teams will play both late and early games during the season. The schedule will be posted on our website.
On a typical league night, the top half of the league will play early one week and late the following week. The bottom half of the league will rotate opposite of the top half (they will play late when the top half plays early). Keep in mind that you are not being guaranteed a schedule of early and late every other week. This schedule depends on where you are ranked. There are times that you may flip with the flip, playing late (or early) 2 weeks in a row.
Rainouts are made up by adding 1 hour to play time for 2 weeks. If this is not possible (due to early and late matches scheduled) rainouts will be made up on Sundays beginning at 12 pm. Your team must call and register to play the make up. No walk ups the day of will be able to participate.
Team ranking is decided by your overall win percentage (total number of games divided by total number of wins) and then sorted by point differential. Ask the head ref for more details if you have questions about your ranking.
Schedules only come out one week at a time because team rankings come out one week at a time. Since you are playing the teams closest to your skill level, we have to wait until the following week’s games are entered and the win percentage rankings are compiled to assign teams to courts. You should see your schedule for the following week online no later than two days after you play.
In an effort to be fair, we try to give everyone an opportunity to play on every court. Certain considerations have to be put into which ranked teams play beside each other in the case of having to combine teams (a top ranked court doesn’t need to play beside a lower ranked court). It’s a bit tricky but we try to rotate at least the front courts and the back courts each week.