Following are the GBRCTA Community Cup Series Rules and Regulations.

It is the stated goal of the GBRCTA to support the development and continued growth of organized amateur tennis tournaments throughout our area at all facilities which are open to public play. The GBRCTA Community Cup Series is designed to reward all adult players who enter Community Cup tennis tournaments throughout Baton Rouge.

Awards

First Place

  • A gift worth $75 to the first-place winner of each division

Second Place

  • A gift worth $50 to the second-place winner of each division

Tiebreaker

  • The first tiebreaker goes to the player who played in the most tournaments. From there, if the high score results in a tie, then names will be drawn randomly to determine 1st and 2nd place.

Eligibility

  • If the Tournament Director deems it necessary to allow a player to play below their NTRP rating, that player and their partner, or if a team event, all members of the team, will not be eligible to receive Community Cup Points for that tournament.
  • If a player chooses to play in a tournament at a higher NTRP level, points will be awarded at the players NTRP rating.
  • Each division must have at least ten eligible competitors for the year to be considered a qualifying division, except that 2.5 and 4.5 divisions must have at least five eligible competitors.
  • GBRCTA Board Members may participate in the Community Cup program
  • Community Cup participants must reside in East Baton Rouge Parish or any adjacent parish in order to be eligible to receive points for Community Cup
  • Every player (and partner) must have a current NTRP rating or no points will be awarded
  • Players must register by January 31, 2016 to participate in Community Cup. Click here to register.

Tournament Reporting

Each Tournament Director must verify and report the results to the GBRCTA Committee Chair no more than 10 days beyond the last day of tournament play and email the results to gbrcta08@yahoo.com. Reporting must include the following:

  • Full name and email address of each player with result of each match played;
  • Tournament brackets
  • If team format, a list of teams and each member
  • Declaration of the charitable organization(s) that benefit(s) from the tournament
  • An Income statement provided by the tournament organizers at the conclusion of the tournament, denoting the total donation made to charity or charities
  • A statement from the charity or charities denoting the actual amount of funds received from the tournament
  • An email distribution list for players registered in the tournament

NOTE: Tournament director may submit bracket sheets to be used for point calculation if ALL information above is included. Handwritten results MUST be legible.

Receiving Points for Tournaments

1. Bracket Format
Winners Bracket

  • 2 points to each player for entering tournament.
  • 2 points to each finalist in the finals bracket.
  • 3 points for player(s) who win(s) championship match.

Consolation Bracket

  • 2 points for player(s) who win(s) consolation championship match.

2. Round Robin Format
NOTE: Points are awarded for finals bracket or championship only if there is an actual finals bracket or championship match.
With Finals Bracket and Championship Match

  • 2 points to each player for entering the tournament.
  • 2 points to each finalist in the finals bracket.
  • 3 points for player(s) who win(s) championship.

Without Finals and Championship Match

  • 2 points to each player for entering tournament.
  • 3 points for the top team if there is not a finals bracket or championship match.

3. Team Tournament Format

  • 2 points to each player on the team for entering tournament.
  • 2 points to each player on the finalist team in the finals bracket.
  • 3 points to each player on the team for championship win.

NOTE: A team must win 2 of 3 courts to be considered a match win.
A player must play at least one match in order to receive any points. No points will be given for only appearing on the roster.

Tournament Support and Disqualifiers

Community Cup tournaments receive their official designations from the GBRCTA. In addition, the GBRCTA provides financial support to help those tournaments, as follows:

  • Tournaments with draws under 100 players receive no financial support
  • Tournaments with draws between 100-200 players receive $300 to be used towards any tournament costs, such as court fees, balls, etc.
  • Tournaments with draws over 200 players receive $500 to be used towards any tournament costs, such as court fees, balls, etc.
  • If a tournament fails to supply the results of all matches in a timely manner (preferably within 10 days of tournament completion), that tournament is subject to be removed from the Community Cup Series program.

Additional Rules

  • A tournament can be added to the Community Cup Series program at any time.
  • Only one tournament can be a Community Cup Series tournament on a specified date, unless the GBRCTA gives permission.
  • The GBRCTA reserves the right to revise the Community Cup Rules and Regulations.

GBRCTA Committee Chair 

The GBRCTA Committee Chair will be responsible for compiling and forwarding point totals for each tournament of this year’s event to GBRCTA webmaster to update standings on the GBRCTA web page.