news & updates

...from the Tennis Association of Central Ky
December 14, 2020
Adult League 2021 Session 1/Fun Leagues:
Initial Roster Deadline Wednesday, Dec. 16
Don't forget! The deadline is Midnight, Wednesday, December 16 for registering an initial team roster in TennisLink for 2021 Session 1/"Fun League" play. You can, of course, register for a team at any time during the league play window (in this case, Jan. 4-mid-March). But for scheduling purposes, teams must have the minimum number of players needed to field a match registered by the deadline.

League Coordinators Leslie Russ and Tara McGuire are still looking for players:
  • All Adult League levels (18+ 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, and 5.0; 40+ 3.0 and 4.0; 55+ 3.5 and 9.0),
  • "Fun League" 18+ 3.0 and 4.0 (A reminder: "Fun Leagues" do not impact NTRP ratings, and occur during Sessions when these league categories are not otherwise being served.),
  • Women's 65+/3.0 Daytime league.

For more Session 1 details, see our Nov. 19 newsletter (click here to view as webpage). For a full list of TACK-supported league play, see our League page. For dates, see our Calendar page.

Want to play, but don't have a team? Contact us! Let us know your age, rating, and interest, and we'll find you a team!

  • NTRP Ratings don't change for 2021. Click here for more information from USTA.
  • Team roster caps have been expanded to 22.
  • 40+ Team Match Configuration has changed to 1 singles, 4 doubles for 2021.
COVID-19 Updates
New Rules Governing Face Coverings for League Play at Clubs

With the expiration of the Executive Order Sunday, Dec. 13, two of the three clubs hosting USTA League Play have changed their rules:

As per guidelines in force before the Executive Order, face coverings are required at all other times, including when entering/leaving clubs, going to and from courts, watching matches. etc.

Tennis Balls as Potential Disease Transmitters

Recent research shows that developing COVID-19 from handling tennis balls is unlikely. USTA phrases it this way:

A recent study determined that the surface of sports balls, notably football, golf, cricket, and tennis balls, are unlikely to harbor SARS-CoV-2 in a manner that is compatible with risk of developing COVID-19 from handling the ball during normal play. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Sport Science and Medicine Commission, the USTA Sport Science Committee, and the USTA Medical Advisory Group support this conclusion.

Let's play tennis in 2021!