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USPTA Fall Doubles League

Men's and Women's Fall Doubles League Begins in September 

You provide the competition and SAPTA provides the balls.

Winner Advances To the USPTA Texas State Team Championships

January 19-21, 2024

League Parameters

Levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5

  • Players must be 18 years or older by December 31, 2023

  • Four lines of doubles

  • Play by year end USTA DNTRP Rating published December 2022

  • Self rated players must determine their rating using the USTA General & Experienced Player Guidelines

  • Women’s league will play Wednesday morning

  • Women's 4.5 level will play Sunday

  • Men's league will play Saturday

  • Maximum roster is 20 players

  • Regular scoring with a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a third set

  • Winning teams advance to Houston USPTA Texas State Team Championships, January, 2024

  • Players must play at least one match locally to advance to the Championships

  • Advancing teams will receive a stipend to be applied towards tournament registration

  • Four teams per level required to form a league

  • This is a San Antonio area league.  Teams may add players from smaller cities that do not offer league play.  All out of area players must be approved by the league director prior to registration.  

  • Captains are responsible for ensuring players are placed on the team at their correct rating

  • Cost $30.00

League Rules

Tennis is a game of courtesy and, as such, SAPTA league matches will play by the Code and Friend at Court rules.


  • Line ups will be exchanged 10 minutes before the scheduled match time.

  • Home team will bring balls.

  •  Each court is assigned the following point value:

      Line 1, 2 points; 

      Lines 2, 3 and 4, 1 point each 

  • The match winner is determined by the number of points accumulated; Season winner is determined by team with the most cumulative points

  • A legal match consists of a minimum of two lines. 

  • Default time is 15 minutes past scheduled match time, or after the court becomes available.

  • No match should begin until all players are present. Defaults will be from the bottom up.

  • If a player(s) listed on the lineup does not arrive before the default time, the captain may change the lineup to fill the absent player's position, thereby avoiding a default at higher line(s).

  • In the event that teams choose to begin play prior to all players being present, and a player(s) listed on the scorecard does not arrive prior to the default time, that player’s line will be defaulted and the lineup will remain as originally exchanged. 

  • Scores must be recorded within 48 hours.

  • A player may be moved to a different team before the season begins with the approval of both team captains.

  • This is a San Antonio area league.  Teams may add players from surrounding smaller cities that do not offer league play.  All out of area players must be approved by the league director prior to registration.  

  • Players may play in more than one division per season. 

  • If weather conditions are questionable, both captains must agree to play. Matches may be delayed no longer than 30 minutes from scheduled start time. If a match cannot be played as scheduled, the match must be rescheduled prior to the end of the season. If captains cannot agree on a date and time to play the make up match, the League Director will determine the date and time for the match to be played.  Fall league matches delayed must be made up.

  • The home team will provide courts with drinking water and public restroom facilities. If not on site, the home team will provide water for the visiting team and make accommodations at a nearby restroom.

  • All complaints alleging a violation by an individual or team during local league competition shall be filed in writing by the team captain within 24 hours of the match in which the violation occurred. The complaint shall be forwarded to the League Director who will research the complaint and render a judgment. All decisions by the League Director are final.

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