Summary of League Changes for 2023



2023 Denver League Calendar Changes

In 2022 USTA Colorado's steadily growing league program achieved one of its highest levels of player participation in its history. The continued increase in player participation necessitates some changes to meet the needs of players and facilities.

The changes benefit players and facilities in several ways:

    - Balance the number of league matches played per night.
    - Reduce the number of staggered league matches.
    - Have more courts available for league match reschedules, lessons and facility programming.
    - Reduce NTRP conflicts for combined divisions.
    - Facilitate opportunity for league growth.

The following leagues will have some significant changes in 2023 (specific nights / days may be different for outlying areas from what is listed below for Denver-Metro):

    - USTA Adult 40 & Over - The specific nights that each level plays will mirror that of the USTA Adult 18 & Over league.
    - USTA Adult 55 & Over - This league will join all other leagues with a 6-7 week league season.  In addition, match days will be on Wed, Thurs and Fri.
    - USTA Adult 65 & Over - This league will shift to Tues, Wed and Thurs.
    - CTA Women's Summer Daytime - This league will move earlier in the summer, starting shortly after the CTA Women’s Daytime Doubles league ends.  To make this move, the league will now be played on Tue, Wed and Thurs at 9am.
    - CTA Adult 18-39 - The specific nights that each level plays will mirror that of the USTA Adult 18 & Over league.                                                                     

2023 Important USTA Colorado Regulation Changes

4.02A Match(es) Played on Unapproved Courts. All facilities are required to provide the minimum number of required courts (See 3.00) without pickleball lines. Teams may not be forced to use unapproved court(s). If an unapproved court is used, all players in the individual match shall be disqualified, only for that match, as it was played on an unapproved court.

6.01B Violation of 75% In-Level Requirement. If a team is in violation of the 75% In-Level Requirement, the team will be allowed 48 hours from time of notification to become compliant. Teams that do not become compliant will be disqualified from the league with all match scores being reversed to count as 6-0, 6-0 wins for the opponents.

7.01A(1) Multiple Round Robins or Incomplete Round Robins. If a full team default occurs in a complete round robin (i.e., all teams played the defaulting team during that round), only the scores from the complete round robin segment that has the full team default will be reversed. If a full team default occurs in an incomplete round robin, scores will be reversed in the incomplete round robin for all teams that played the defaulting team in that round. Scores will be reversed for all other opponents in the first completed round robin.

9.00A Requests to Reschedule. If an agreement is made to reschedule a match for any reason other than those listed under “Mandatory Reschedules” (See 10.00), and if the match is not played or USTA Colorado is contacted due to any problems that have occurred with getting the non-mandatory rescheduled match played, the match shall be a double default, regardless of who initiated the non-mandatory reschedule, who created issues with an agreed upon reschedule, including any other agreements made, then cancelled, by either of the involved teams. USTA Colorado advises captains to politely decline requests to reschedule for any reason that is not covered under 10.00, as accepting a reschedule request can lead to both teams being double defaulted. Neither team will win by default if the match is not played.

10.00C League Championship Conflicts. Flight Playoffs, District, Sectional or National Championships take precedence over local league conflicts. If players are involved in a Flight Playoff or League Championship on the same day as a local league match, the opposing team for the local league match is required to reschedule the specific positions that are affected for the local league match. Excluding Sectional Championships and USTA Mixed 40 & Over Districts, ITA Mixed local league matches may not be rescheduled based on league championship conflicts since the majority of the season has conflicting championship events.

10.00E(2) Players Involved in Reschedule. Only the individual match(es) affected need(s) to be rescheduled. Players not participating in the conflicting event and are otherwise available to play shall play at the originally scheduled match date and time. Note: A rostered player who does not have the championship conflict is not automatically considered to be “available”. The opposing team may not dictate their opponent’s players’ availability.


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