A Tri-Level league is a new format that provides a way to maintain competition while combining friends and club members of various different computer ratings on the same team. Tri-Level is the perfect social format for a fun league.
Teams will play three doubles slots per match. Each slot will be of a different level. For example, in a 4.0 down tri-level league the first slot will consist of 4.0 players, the second slot 3.5 players and the third slot 3.0 players. So while the play is primarily between players of equal level, the team will consist of players of all three levels. This will provide a unique chance to socialize with friends and club members who have never before been able to be teammates. It is a particularly good format for a smaller club that might find it difficult to field teams all at the same rating. You may play up in the slots (i.e. if your 4.0 player can't play a particular match then you can put in a 3.5 player - but you cannot play down.) This league would utilize USTA ratings for placement but the matches played would not affect ratings.
Teams are responsible for checking with their facilities to secure court availability with bathroom facilities. We will play championship tie break in lieu of the third set.
We anticipate that the most interest will be in a 4.0 down league (4.0, 3.5 and 3.0). If you are a 4.5 player and are interested in forming a 4.5 down level, then please contact us.
SATA offers three seasons of Women's TriLevel:
Fall: 55&Over plays on Wednesday mornings
Spring: 40&Over plays on Friday mornings
Summer: 18&Over plays on Thursday mornings
Coordinator: Leslie Shields