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2024 NOHO USTA LEAGUES
      2024 NOHO USTA LEAGUES

Who Are We?

 North of Houston (NoHo) has been designated as a Large City by the Texas Section League Committee.  This means that there may be only 1 player on a roster from outside of the 50 mile radius of the NoHo League (The intersection of the Grand Parkway and I-45 is designated as the center point of the 50 mile radius).  The exception to this rule is players that are from an area where there has not been a a league of the same type for them to particiapate in for the last 3 years.  

 

Please note:  The details below are informational only and are subject to change.  The USTA National Regulations, Texas Operating Procedures and NoHo Local League Regulations found on this website take precedence over the information below.  

 

NoHo (NOrth of HOuston) USTA Leagues offer league opportunities for beginner, Intermediate, and advanced players year round.  The details below are provided as an overview for the various NoHo USTA Leagues.  Every attempt is made to keep this information current but in the case of a conflict of information, the informaion contained under the Regulations, Rules and Procedures shall override this information.  Captains should familiarize themselves with the information under the Regulations, Rules and Procedures tab.  If you have a question about a specific rule you may contact the league coordinator (nohousta@yahoo.com)nd. Our programs are designed for players 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 that are within a 35 miles radius of Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands.  

 

If you would like to captain a team, please click on the "Register A Team" link above.  Complete and submit the team registration form you will recieve a team ID number once enough teams have registered for the league and division you are registering for it to make.

 

 

FOR ALL LEAGUES THE FOLLOWING SHOULD APPLY FOR EACH DIVISION OR FLIGHT WITHIN A DIVISION:

 

  • IF 3 TEAMS REGISTER - A TRIPLE ROUND ROBIN WILL BE PLAYED TO YIELD 6 MATCHES.  THIS WILL TAKE 9 WEEKS TO COMPLETE.  
     
  • IF 4 TEAMS REGISTER - A DOUBLE ROUND ROBIN WILL BE PLAYED TO YIELD 6 MATCHES.  THIS WILL TAKE 6 WEEKS TO COMPLETE.  IF THERE ARE 9 WEEKS AVAILABLE IN THE SCHEDULE A TRIPLE ROUND ROBIN MAY BE PLAYED.
     
  • IF 5 TEAMS REGISTER -  A DOUBLE ROUND ROBIN WILL BE PLAYED TO YIELD 8 MATCHES.  THIS WILL TAKE 10 WEEKS TO COMPLETE (SEE NOTE BELOW)***
     
  • IF 6 TEAMS REGISTER -  A DOUBLE ROUND ROBIN WILL BE PLAYED TO YIELD 10 MATCHES.  THIS WILL TAKE 10 WEEKS TO COMPLETE (SEE NOTE BELOW)*** 
     
  • IF 7 TEAMS REGISTER - A SINGLE ROUND ROBIN WILL BE PLAYED TO YIELD 6 MATCHES.  THIS WILL TAKE 7 WEEKS TO COMPLETE.  
     
  • IF 8 -10 TEAMS REGISTER - A SINGLE ROUND ROBIN WILL BE PLAYED TO YIELD
     
  •  IF MORE THAN 10 TEAMS REGISTER THE DIVISION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FLIGHTS  WITH PLAYOFFS TO DETERMINE THE WINNER
     
  • ***If there are not 10 weeks available in a season then a full round robin and a partial round robin will be played to yield a minimum of 6 matches per team.    

 

January - May "Spring" League

 

2024 55 & OVER January - March

  • 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.  
  • Ladies League matches will by played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. 
    Men's League Matches will be played on Saturdays at 9:00 am.  
  •  If there are only 2 teams in a division, the captains may set their own schedule if desired
  • Team members must be 55 or older by December 31, 2024.  
  • 18 Player Maximum and 6 Player Minimum per team. 
  • Three lines of doubles are played and no singles lines are played.
  • To qualify for the Sectional Tournament, a computer rated (C) player must participate
    in a minimum of two local league matches with one default counting. A self rated (S) or appealed (A) player must play 3 times with no received defaults counting to play in local league playoffs or Sectionals.   
  • 55 and Over TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE  11/18/2023 - 12/17/2023
  • 55 and Over SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS 1/10/24 & COULD OVERLAP  WITH THE 40 & OVER LEAGUE WHICH COULD BEGIN 
    AS EARLY AS MARCH 6, 2024

    The number of teams registered for a division will determine the specific matchplay start and stop dates for that division.  
  • THE 55+ SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT WILL BE 5/17 - 5/19/2024 IN DALLAS
  • PLAYERS MAY REGISTER FOR A TEAM THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS LONG AS THERE ARE TWO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MATCHES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED.

      

2024 40 & OVER LEAGUE - February - May

  • This league is offered at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 levels. 
  • There must be at least two teams (3.0, 4.5, 5.0) 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.   
  • Ladies League matches will by played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. unless scheduled in May.  May matches will be played on Tuesdays.  
    Men's League Matches will be played on Saturdays at 9:00 am.   
  •  If there are only 2 teams in a division, the captains may set their own schedule if desired. 
  • Team members must be 40 or older by December 31, 2024.  
  • 20 Player Maximum and 8 Player Minimum per team.
  • FOUR lines of doubles and ONE line of singles are played 
  • To qualify for the Sectional Tournament, a computer rated (C) player must participate in a minimum of two local league matches with one received default counting. A self rated (S) or appealed (A) player must play 3 times with no received defaults counting to play in local league playoffs or Sectionals.   
  • 40 and Over TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE 01/22/2024 - 2/18/2024  
  • 40 and Over SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY 3/6/2024 
    The number of teams registered for a division will determine the specific matchplay start and stop dates for that division 
  • THIS LEAGUE MAY OVERLAP WITH THE END OF THE 55 & OVER LEAGUE
  • In May, if this league overlaps with the 18 & Over League, the 40 & Over matches will be scheduled on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays
  • 40+ SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT WILL TAKE PLACE OVER 2 WEEKENDS        3.5 & 4.5 Divisions - 5/31 - 6/2/2024 in Houston
    3.0 & 4.0 Divisions - 6/7 - 6/9/2024 in The Woodlands
  •  40+ LITTLE STATE (All Divisions)   6/7 - 6/9/2024 in Corpus Christi
  • PLAYERS MAY REGISTER FOR A TEAM THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS LONG AS THERE ARE TWO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MATCHES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED

 

 

Late April - July  "Summer" League

 

2024 18 & OVER LEAGUE - April - July

  • This league is offered at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 levels. 
  • There must be at least two teams (2.5, 3.0, 4.5, 5.0 divisions) or three teams (3.5 and 4.0 divisions) to form a local league.  
  • There is a Sectional qualifying tournament for leagues with only one team 6/29 - 6/30/2024 in Georgetown.  
  • Ladies League matches will by played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. 
  • Men's League Matches will be played on Saturdays at 9:00 am.   
  • 2 Team Leagues may set their own schedule.   
  • Players must be a minimum of 18 years old prior to registering for a team.
  • 20 Player Maximum and 8 Player Minimum per team. 
  • Three lines of doubles and two lines of singles are played with the Exception of the
    5.0 level which plays 1 singles and 2 doubles lines.
  • To qualify for the Sectional Tournament, a computer rated (C) player must participate in a minimum of two local league matches with one received default counting.  A self rated (S) or appealed player (A) must play 3 times with no received defaults counting to play in local league playoffs or Sectionals.  
  • TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE 3/25 - 4/7/2024
  • SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS 4/24/2024
    The number of teams registered for a division will determine the specific matchplay start and stop dates for that division
  • LOCAL LEAGUE (INCLUDING PLAYOFFS) MUST BE COMPLETED BY 7/11/24, 2024 FOR 2.5, 3.5 & 4.5 AND BY 7/18/24 FOR 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0
  • IF NECESSARY  NOHO Ladies Local League Playoffs will be played during the week of 7/8/24 - 7/9/24. 
  • Players/Teams may participate in only one local league playoff per level.    
  • PLAYERS MAY REGISTER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS LONG AS THEIR TEAM HAS AT LEAST TWO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MATCHES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED
    •  SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT - 1st Place Teams  
      2.5, 3.5, 4.5   8/2 - 8/4/2024  DALLAS
      3.0, 4.0, 5.0   8/9/23 - 8/11/23    RICHARDSON
       
    •  LITTLE STATE TOURNAMENT (2nd Place Teams)
      ​ALL LEVELS 8/9- 8/11/24  CORPUS CHRISTI

 

July - November "Fall" Leagues

 

2024 COMBO LEAGUE - JULY - OCTOBER 

  • 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.  
  • Ladies League matches will be played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.  
  • Men's League Matches will be played on Saturdays at 9:00 am.  
  • Divisions with only two teams may set their own schedule 
  • Players must be 18 or older by December 31, 2024.
  • Maximum of 18 players and 6 player minimum per team.  (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  - 6/3 - 6/24/2024
  • COMBO SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS - 7/17/24
  • MINIMUM OF  5 MATCHES GUARANTEED 
  • 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
    SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT - 10/18-10/20/2024 in Corpus Christi

 

2024 65 AND OVER - SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
 

  • This league is offered at the 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 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.
  • Ladies League matches will by played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.  Men's League Matches will be played on Saturdays at 9:00 am.  
  • 2 Team Leagues may set their own schedule.    
  • Team members must be 65 or older by December 31, 2024.
  • 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 1 matches to advance to the Sectional Tournament).  
  • Three lines of doubles are played and no singles.
  • If there is a local league, all players  must participate in at least one local league matche to qualify for the Sectional Tournament (defaults do not count). 
  • 65+ TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BE  - 7/22 - 8/12/2024
  • SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS - 8/28/2024  Start date will be determined by the number of teams registered and the number of matches to be played.  Matches must be completed by - TBD.  
  • Minimum of 4 Matches/Maximum of 7 Matches
  • SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT - 11/8 - 11/10/2024 in Fort Worth
  • 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

 

 

                        Mid-October - January  "Winter" League 

 

2023 TRI LEVEL - OCTOBER - JANUARY

 

  • This league has a 5.0/4.5/4.0 division, a 4.5/4.0/3.5 division and a 4.0/3.5/3.0 division.  
  • Ladies League matches will be played on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.  Men's League matches will be played on Saturdays at 9:00 am.
  • 2 Team Leagues may set their own schedule.
  • Players must be 18 or older by December 31, 2023.
  • SELF RATED, APPEALED, TOURNAMENT OR MIXED ONLY PLAYERS ARE ALLOWED AT ALL LEVELS BUT THEY MUST GENERATE A YEAR END "C" (COMPUTER) RATING TO PARTICIPATE AT THE SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT.  To do this they must play a minimum of 3 matches that produce computer ratings (18+, 40+, 55+, 65+ or Tri Level) before the last National Tournament is completed. 
  • Maximum of 18 players and 6 player minimum per team. 
  • PLAYER REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE THE DAY BEFORE THE YEAR END RATINGS ARE PUBLISHED (for 2023 this registration closes on November 29).
  • A minimum of two teams is required to form a local league.  If there is a Local League, a  player must play in a minimum of 1 local league match to participate in the Sectional tournament.
  • 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

          Players may play for at higher level than their rating but not lower.

  • TRI LEVEL TEAM REGISTRATION  - 9/6 - 9/15/2023
  • SCHEDULED MATCHES MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS 9/27/2023
  • Minimum of 5 matches/Maximum of 10 Matches
  • *THE NUMBER OF TEAMS REGISTERED FOR EACH LEVEL WILL DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC MATCH PLAY START AND STOP DATES FOR THAT LEVEL  PLAYERS MAY CONTINUE TO REGISTER UNTIL NOVEMBER 15TH, 2023
  • THE SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT DATE IS JANUARY 26-28, 2024 IN GEORGETON, TX
  • ALL SECTIONAL WINNERS WILL ATTEND THE NATIONAL INVITATIONAL IN MARCH, 2024

 

North Houston (NoHo) Local League Coordinator

NoHo USTA Ladies Tennis League
Renee Atkinson
312 Riverbend Crossing Drive
Montgomery , TX 77316
Phone:
Cell: 832-515-6717
Fax:
E-mail Address:

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