IMPORTANT LEAGUE DATES:
Local League season: January 3 – March 13
Playoffs: March 24 - 27
Deadline: Initial Notification - Monday, March 21st, 9:00 PM
Deadline: Original visiting team claiming home court (if the original home team does not post by deadline) - Tuesday, March 22nd, 12:00 PM
Deadline: Original visiting team posting match date/time - Tuesday, March 22nd, 9:00 PM
Please see the playoff structure below as there have been some changes for 2022. For playoff weeks 2 and 3, follow the respective deadlines for claiming home court and posting match details.
District Championships: not applicable for 2022
Sectional Championships for all divisions: April 22 - 24, 2022 to be held at Broadstone Sports Club, Gold River Sports Club, and Johnson Ranch Sports Club | Schedule | Registration
National Championships: October, 2022
M3.5 - DN, DS
M4.0 - DN
W3.0 - MA, MP
W3.5 - SA
W4.0 - DS, MA, SA
- Please note that there will be no extension of time given to complete any segment of play. If a local league match is not played, it will count as a loss for both teams. Play rescheduled matches as early in the season as possible.
Prescheduling Rain Make-up Dates for Playoffs - In addition to notifying the visiting team, the home team may preschedule up to two rain make-up dates and times within the designated weekend. (NorCal LLAR) Prescheduling Rain Make-up Dates for Playoffs.
Flights of five (5) or fewer teams: A two-team playoff will be held during the designated first playoff weekend. Team #1 will host Team #2.
Flights of six (6) or more teams: A four-team playoff will be held. On the designated first playoff weekend, Team #1 will host Team #4, and Team #2 will host Team #3. The winners from the first weekend will play during the designated second playoff weekend. The team higher in local league standings will host the lower team.
Areas with more than 1 flight: A two-team playoff will be held during the designated third playoff weekend after in-flight playoffs are concluded. The team higher in local league standings will host the lower team.
All playoff matches shall be played. If a playoff match is not completed by the scheduled deadline, the winner will be determined by a draw done by USTA NorCal League staff. The draw will be weighted to reflect the playoff position of the two teams. (NorCal LLAR) Unfinished/Incomplete Matches that Affect Playoff Standings.
EXCEPTION: If a league has a wild card, and the playoff match is not required for advancement, the captains may agree not to play the playoff match. (NorCal LLAR) Playoff Match not Required for Advancement.
If both captains agree, they may hold their playoff matches earlier than the designated timeframe. No extension of time will be given to complete any playoff match. However, all teams should always expect to play in a playoff round. If for some reason a team is not able to participate, NorCal will always attempt to offer the playoff opportunity to another team. All captains in a flight may agree before the season starts not to hold playoffs and must notify NorCal.
- Players may only play for one team at a given level from playoffs through Sectionals.
- A player with a valid year-end Computer (C) or Mixed Exclusive (M) NTRP rating must have played in two (2) matches for the same team to be eligible for postseason play with that team; one (1) default will count for eligibility. A Self-rating (S), Appealed (A), Dynamically Disqualified or Promoted (D) rated player must have played in three (3) matches for a 3-line league or four (4) matches for a 4-line or more league for the same team to be eligible for postseason play with that team; a default will not count for eligibility. Refer to (NorCal LLAR) Match Minimum for Playoffs. Retirements count for all players as a match played.
- To avoid losing home court advantage, plan ahead so that you can post or notify your opponents of the match date and time by the specified deadlines. (NorCal LLAR) Claiming Home Court Advantage.