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2018 PD League

Team Registration Open

Team creation and player registration is open for the 2018 Adult PD League Spring Season for the 18 & Over, 40 & Over and 55 & Over age groups. We will have a captains meeting on Saturday, January 6 at 9:00am in the upstairs meeting space at the Dr Eddie Floyd Tennis Center. If you are captaining a team you need to be present. If you cannot attend please have someone from your team attend in your place.
 
Captains need to make sure they are not spreading the same players over too many teams. Last year we had some issues with having the same core group of players on teams at different levels and age groups that made it difficult to field enough players.
 
Players playing on multiple teams need to be up front with their captains on which team will be the "priority" in the case of conflicts or if you make it to state on multiple teams. If a player signs up for a team they need to be committed to complete the season. Players also need to go into Tennislink and check their contact information and make sure it is up to date so that captains and the league coordinator can reach you if needed.
 
New Rules: There are a couple of new rules in place that you need to be aware of. I will go over these in more detail as well as other rules at the Captains Meeting.
1 - There is no longer a rule limiting the number of out of state players that may be on a roster. Also there is no longer a rule against a player from out of our area captaining a PD League team. Teams are required to get permission to use courts for their Home matches. It is not the League Coordinators responsibility to secure courts for matches.
2 - If a team defaults an entire match they will be allowed to complete the rest of the season in order to allow players to generate a rating as well as allow teams to have matches that will count toward qualifying them for state. Defaulting teams will not be allowed to go to state and only completed rounds against all team will count toward the standing.
 
Team Name Creation When creating your team online please use the following naming convention:
P18FL-FTC-Coordinators
 
P - PD League 
18 - Age Division (18, 40, 55, 70) 
FL - First initial of captains First name and first initial of Last name 
FTC - Facility Code - Please use the following. If you do not see your facility listed when creating the team online you will have to search for it or let me know and I can assign it later. 
   BYP - Byerly Park 
   CCSC - Country Club of South Carolina 
   EBE - Ebenezer Park 
   FCC - Florence Country Club 
   FTC - Florence Tennis Center 
   HCC - Hartsville Country Club 
   PTC - Palmetto Tennis Center 
 
Coordinators - Your team name if you desire one  
 
When you get to the site option if you do not see your site listed you will need to select the "Search" option and enter the name of the facility. If you have issues let me know the Age group, NTRP Level, and team number and I can correct the site for you. 
PD League Dates
18 & Over
Registration Opens: 12/1/2017
Initial Roster Deadline: 1/14/2018
Registration  Closes: 4/1/2018
Season Begins: 2/10/2018
Season Ends: 4/29/2018
State Championships: 5/18 - 5/21/2018 - Aiken
 
40 & Over
Registration Opens: 12/1/2017
Initial Roster Deadline: 1/14/2018
Registration  Closes: 4/1/2018
Season Begins: 2/10/2018
Season Ends: 4/15/2018
State Championships: 5/5 - 5/7/2018 - Florence
 
55 & Over
Registration Opens: 12/1/2017
Initial Roster Deadline: 1/14/2018
Registration  Closes: 3/16/2018
Season Begins: 2/3/2018
Season Ends: 3/23/2018
State Championships: 4/26 - 4/30/2018 - Hilton Head Island
 
70 & Over
Registration Opens: 12/1/2017
Initial Roster Deadline: 1/14/2018
Registration  Closes: 3/16/2018
Season Begins: 2/3/2018
Season Ends: 3/23/2018
State Championships: 4/26 - 4/30/2018 - Hilton Head Island
 
PD League Days of Play (TENTATIVE)
*** Weeknights will be limited in the Spring season due to cold temperatures and start as late in the season as possible based on number of teams, number of matches, and available weekends. We will use Tuesdays and Thursdays  as our weeknights. If your weekend play day is Saturday you will play on Tuesday nights as needed and if your weekend play day is Sunday you will play on Thursday nights as needed. This is subject to change based on conflicts due to registrations and number of teams at different levels. Due to some conflicts encountered last season I have made a couple of changes to the days of play. 
 
18 & Over
2.5 Women - Sunday afternoon
3.0 Women - Saturday morning
3.5 Women - Sunday afternoon
4.0 Women - Saturday morning
4.5 Women - Sunday afternoon
 
3.0 Men - Saturday morning
3.5 Men - Sunday afternoon 
4.0 Men - Saturday morning
4.5 Men - Sunday afternoon
 
40 & Over
3.0 Women - Sunday afternoon
3.5 Women - Saturday morning
4.0 Women - Sunday afternoon
 
3.0 Men - Sunday afternoon
3.5 Men - Saturday morning
4.0 Men - Sunday afternoon
 
55 & Over
3.0 Women - Saturday morning 
3.5 Women - Sunday afternoon
4.0 Women - Saturday morning
9.0 Women - Sunday afternoon
 
3.0 Men - Saturday morning
3.5 Men - Sunday afternoon
4.0 Men - Saturday morning
9.0 Men - Sunday afternoon
 
Additional State Championships Dates:
Mixed Doubles State - 9/7 - 9/10/2018 - Florence
Combo State - 10/18 - 10/22/2018 - Hilton Head Island
Singles State - 11/10 - 11/12/2018 - Aiken
65 & Over/ 75 & Over State - 11/3 - 11/5/2018 - Hilton Head Island 
Ed Sprenger - PD League Coordinator
tournament@thefta.com




SC Play Tennis License Plates Available

South Carolina finally has a license plate for tennis players and fans! The $30 fee to purchase the Play Tennis! license plate goes to the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation, a charity organization providing grants to kids-at-risk programs, need-based grants to junior players, and academic scholarships. The Foundation also administers the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, located in Belton SC.  The easiest way to obtain the plate is to do it online.

 

Go to www.scdmvonline.com and click on "Order License Plates Online" that appears just above the displayed license plate. On the next page, in the box on the right under "Vehicle Services", click on "Exchange a Plate for a New Plate Design". With your current registration card in front of you, fill out the required information. Note: the vehicle number requested is not your VIN number! The number required is the one that appears at the top right on your registration card. You will be asked what plate you are applying for. Choose the Play Tennis! plate that appears in the gallery of specialty plates. Fees that are owed will be shown. Pay with a credit card. That should do it! An alternative path is to find the plate in the DMV's gallery of specialty plates and click where it says "buy this plate". 

 

The old-fashioned way to obtain the plate is to download the DMV form MV-95 from the DMV website, fill it out and send it in. The Play Tennis! plate is not yet listed on this form, but the fee for the plate is $30 in addition to any registration fees that may be due.The DMV will mail you the plate with a new registration and stickers. If you have any problems or questions, the DMV encourages you to call their help line at 803-896-5000.

   

  

 

 

  

     
 

 

 
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