2017 NOHO USTA LADIES TENNIS
 2017 NOHO USTA LADIES TENNIS      

Who Are We?

NoHo (NOrthHOuston) USTA Ladies Leagues offer league opportunities for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players year round. Our programs are designed for ladies aged 18 and over to connect with other adults in the geography located North of the Greater Houston Area (Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Cypress, Walden on Lake Houston, Atascosita, Conroe, April Sound, Walden on Lake Conroe, and Bentwater) through the game of tennis.  Team matches are hosted at neighborhood tennis facilities, Parks and Recreation facilities and private clubs.  

 

NoHo USTA Ladies offers the following leagues each year :

 

January - April "Spring" Leagues 

 

40 and Over 

This league is offered at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels. 

There must be at least two teams (3.0 and 4.5) or three teams (3.5 and 4.0) in a division to form a local league.  

There is a Sectional qualifying tournament for leagues with only one team.   

Matches will by played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am (Day League) or 6:00 pm (Night League).  2 Team

Leagues may set their own schedule.  

Team members must be 40 or older by December 31, 2017.  

18 Player Maximum and 8 Player Minimum.  

Three lines of doubles and two lines of singles are played.

To qualify for the Sectional Tournament, a player must participate in a minimum of two local league matches.  

  • 40 and Over TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE  12/7- 1/4/17
  • 40 and Over SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY 1/11/2017**
  • **THE NUMBER OF TEAMS REGISTERED FOR EACH LEAGUE AND LEVEL WILL DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC MATCH PLAY START AND STOP DATES FOR THAT LEAGUE
  •  IF THE 40 AND OVER LEAGUE SEASON HAS MATCHES SCHEDULED IN MAY, THOSE MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON TUESDAYS.  
  • 40+ SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT IS 9/16-18, 2017 IN SAN ANTONIO
  • 40+ LITTLE STATE TOURNAMENT IS 9/16-18, 2017 IN CORPUS CHRISTI
  • PLAYERS MAY REGISTER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS LONG AS THERE ARE TWO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MATCHES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED

 

55 and Over 

This league is offered at the 6.0, 7.0 8.0 and 9.0 levels (the rating of the doubles partners are added together and cannot exceed the level being played).  For example, two 3.0 players would play 6.0, two 3.5 players would play 7.0, a 4.5 and a 3.5 would play 8.0, etc.  There can be no more than 1.0 difference in ratings in a partnership.  

There must be at least two teams in a division to form a local League.   

There is no qualifying tournament for the 55 and Over League.  

Matches will by played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am (Day League) or 6:00 pm (Night League).  Matches that are scheduled in May will be played on Tuesdays if there is a conflict with the 18 and Over League schedule.  If there are only 2 teams in a division, they may set their own schedule if desired.  

Team members must be 55 or older by December 31, 2017.  

16 Player Maximum and 6 Player Minimum.  

Three lines of doubles are played and no singles.

To qualify for the Sectional Tournament, a player must participate in a minimum of two local league matches.  

  • 55 and Over TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE  2/15 - 3/1/2017
  • 55 and Over SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS THE WEEK OF 3/8/2017
  •  IF THE 55 AND OVER LEAGUE SEASON HAS MATCHES SCHEDULED IN MAY, THOSE MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON TUESDAYS if there is a conflict with the 18 and Over League schedule.  
  • 55+ SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT IS 9/23-25, 2017 IN BEAUMONT.  
  • THE NUMBER OF TEAMS REGISTERED FOR EACH LEAGUE AND LEVEL WILL DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC MATCH PLAY START AND STOP DATES FOR THAT LEAGUE
  • PLAYERS MAY REGISTER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS LONG AS THERE ARE TWO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MATCHES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED

 

Late April/May - July  "Summer" League

 

18 and Over League

This league is offered at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels. 

There must be at least two teams (2.5, 3.0 and 4.5) or three teams (3.5 and 4.0) in a division to form a local league.  

There is a Sectional qualifying tournament for leagues with only one team.   

Matches will by played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am (Day League) or 6:00 pm (Night League).  2 Team

Leagues may set their own schedule.  

Team members must be 18 or older by December 31, 2017.  

18 Player Maximum and 8 Player Minimum.  

Three lines of doubles and two lines of singles are played.

To qualify for the Sectional Tournament, a player must participate in a minimum of two local league matches.  

  • TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE  - 3/23/2017-4/15/2017
  • SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS - 4/26/2017
  • THE NUMBER OF TEAMS REGISTERED FOR EACH LEVEL WILL DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC MATCH PLAY START AND STOP DATES FOR THAT LEVEL
  • The number of teams entered at a level will determine if local play-offs are needed at the end of the season.  The dates for local playoffs will be available at the beginning of the season once the regular match schedule is posted. If there is a night and day league at the same level, there WILL be a playoff for that division with night and day matches scheduled.
  • PLAYERS MAY REGISTER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS LONG AS THEIR TEAM HAS AT LEAST TWO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MATCHES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED
  • SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT DATES ARE AUGUST 4-6, 2017 IN DALLAS (2.5-3.5)  AND AUGUST 11-13, 2017  IN RICHARDSON (4.0 and Up) 
  • LITTLE STATE TOURNAMENT FOR ALL LEVELS IS AUGUST 11-13, 2017 IN CORPUS CHRISTI

 

 

August - November "Fall" Leagues

 

Combo League  Two team minimum for all levels.  Within a level, the night league winner will have playoffs with the day league winner.  Matches consist of three doubles.  See League descriptions for details.

Wednesday  Mornings or Evenings 

 

This league has 6.5, 7.5, 8.5 and 9.5 levels.  The combined ratings of a partnership on a team may not exceed the level the team is playing.  For example two 3.0 players could play 6.5 or a 3.0 and a 3.5 could play together on a 6.5 team.  However, two 3.5's playing together would have to play 7.5 where a 3.5 could also play with a 4.0.  The difference between the ratings of the two players cannot exceed 1.0.  

There must be at least two teams in a division.  

Matches will be played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am (Day League) or 6:00 pm (Night League).  2 Team

Leagues may set their own schedule.  

Players must be 18 or older by December 31, 2017.

Maximum of 16 players and 6 player minimum (Captains should consider the number of matches that will be played when determining the size of their roster.  ) 

Three lines of doubles will be played.  

To qualify for the Sectional Tournament, a player must participate in a minimum of one local league match.

  • COMBO TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE - 7/01/2017 - 7/22/17
  • COMBO SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS - 8/2/2017
  • THE NUMBER OF TEAMS REGISTERED FOR EACH LEVEL WILL DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC MATCH PLAY START AND STOP DATES FOR THAT LEVEL
  • PLAYERS MAY REGISTER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS LONG AS THEIR TEAM HAS AT LEAST TWO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MATCHES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED

 

65 and Over  

This league is offered at the 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 levels.  The rating of the two doubles players in a partnership are added together and cannot exceed the level being played.  (For example, two 3.0 players would play 6.0, two 3.5 players would play 7.0, a 4.5 and a 3.5 would play 8.0, etc).  There can be no more than 1.0 difference in the ratings in a partnership.  

If there are two or more teams registered there will be a local league.  

ADULT 65 AND OVER TEAMS AT ANY LEVEL CAN ADVANCE DIRECTLY TO SECTIONALS IF THERE IS NO LOCAL LEAGUE.

Matches will by played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.  2 Team Leagues may set their own schedule.    

Team members must be 65 or older by December 31, 2017.

16 Player Maximum and 6 Player Minimum (Please keep in mind the number of matches you will play and the fact that a player must play a minimum of 2 matches to advance to the Sectional Tournament).  

Three lines of doubles are played and no singles.

If there is a local league, a player must participate in a minimum of two local league matches to qualify for the Sectional Tournament.

  • 65+ TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE  - 8/1 - 8/20/2017
  • SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS - 8/30/2017
  • THE NUMBER OF TEAMS REGISTERED FOR EACH LEVEL WILL DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC MATCH PLAY START AND STOP DATES FOR THAT LEVEL
  • PLAYERS MAY REGISTER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS LONG AS THEIR TEAM HAS AT LEAST TWO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MATCHES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED

 

 

 

November - January  "Winter" League 

 

Tri Level  

This league has a "4.5/4.0/3.5 division and a 4.0/3.5/3.0 division.  

Matches will be played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. 2 Team Leagues may set their own schedule.  

Players must be 18 or older by December 31, 2017.

3.5/4.0/4.5 teams MAY NOT have self rated players.  

3.0/3.5/4.0 teams may have self rated players.  

Maximum of 18 players and 6 player minimum.  

A minimum of two teams is required to form a local league.

If there is only one team in a division, that team shall progress directly to the Sectional Tournament.  

Three lines of doubles will be played.  (One line for each of the three levels on the team)  

For example in the 4.0/ 3.5/3.0 division the following lines would be played.

Line 1: 4.0

Line 2: 3.5

Line 3: 3.0

A player must play in a minimum of 1 local league match to participate in the Sectional tournament.  

  • TRI LEVEL TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE  - 9/13/2017 - 9/27/2017
  • SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS - 10/11/2017
  • THE NUMBER OF TEAMS REGISTERED FOR EACH LEVEL WILL DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC MATCH PLAY START AND STOP DATES FOR THAT LEVEL
  • PLAYERS MAY REGISTER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS LONG AS THEIR TEAM HAS AT LEAST TWO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MATCHES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED

 

North Houston (NoHo) Ladies Local League Coordinator

Renee Atkinson

312 Riverbend Crossing Drive
Montgomery, TX  77316

 

Phone:  832-515-6717 (cell)

Email: atkinsonrenee@comcast.net

 

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