Playoffs - Captains may always agree to play earlier, but not later.
Deadline for local league play is Friday, March 30, 2018
Adult 40 & Over Daytime playoffs are scheduled for Monday thru Friday.
First Round: April 2-6, 2018 deadline to notify opponent is March 30th, 9:00 pm
Second round: April 16-20, 2018 deadline to notify opponent is April 6th, 9:00 pm
See League Regulations 2.00B(1)
Daytime Championships-TBA(but will be held in conjunction with one of the following two events)
Districts: May 4-6, 2018 to be played in the Sacramento area
Sectionals: May 18-20, 2018 to be played in the Sacramento area
Play rescheduled matches as early in the season as possible. 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.
All captains in a flight may agree before the season starts to not hold playoffs and must notify NorCal.
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. 2.02A(4)b
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. 2.02A(4)f
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. 2.02A(4)d
Flights with 4 or fewer teams will have a two-team playoff on the designated first playoff week. Team #1 will host Team #2
Flights with exactly 5 teams will have one extra week of local league season play in order to have 10 matches. The top two teams will have their playoff on the designated second week of playoffs to accommodate this variance. Team #1 will host Team #2
Flights of 6 or more and sub-flights will have a 4-team playoff. On the designated first playoff week, Team #1 will host Team #4, and Team#2 will host Team #3. The winners from the first week will play on the designated second week with the home court advantage going to the team ranked higher at the conclusion of the local league season. The winner in each flight or sub-flight at the conclusion of playoffs will advance to districts.
If both captains agree, they may hold their playoff matches earlier than the designated timeframe. If for some reason a team is not able to participate, NorCal will always attempt to offer the playoff opportunity to another team. However, all teams should always expect to play in a playoff round. No extension of time will be given to complete any playoff match.
Players may only play for one Daytime team at a given level from playoffs through Sectionals.
Players must have played in two matches during the local league season to participate in playoffs and beyond. One default will count as one match played. 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. Refer to 2.02A(4)a and 2.02A(4)c