Chattanooga Tennis Association


Rules overview:

  • The season will run though mid November and consist of multiple rounds of approximatly 1 month in length.
  • Participants can join or leave the league between rounds.
  • Boxes (groups) are based on skill level.
  • On average, 6 players are assigned to each box. However, on occasion, there may be more or less.
  • It is each player's responsibility to arrange matches by contacting the other players within his/her box.
  • New participants in the league will be added to a box of their approximate rating at the discretion of the league organizers. If your playing ability doesn't match the box in which you have been placed, please contact your league administrator and you will be moved to the appropriate box the following round.
  • We will adjust any major inaccuracies regarding rating within a box level.
  • After a player moves up or down their level totals are reset to zero. Their win/loss record for the season are still intact.
  • Generally, at the end of the round, two players will go up to the next box, two players will go down, and one (depending on the number of players in the box) player will stay in the same box. Please note that the addition of new participants may, at times, alter these results.

Points scoring

Best of 3 sets (3rd set match tie break)

  • 2/0 = 4 points to the winner, 1 points to the loser
  • 2/1 = 3 points to the winner, 2 points to the loser

Additional details concerning the rules will be sent prior to sthe start of the season.

Last update: 02/21/23

Chattanooga Tennis Association

Adult Tennis League Rules

To view the latest CTA league rules, please visit the CTA website at

Last update: 02/12/19


The Coman tiebreak procedure is identical to the regular tiebreak procedure except that the players Change ends after the first point and then after every four points, and at the conclusion of the tiebreak.

Set Tie Break: First to win 7 points by 2 points wins “Game “ and“Set”

3rd set Match Tie Break:First to win 10 points by 2, wins match.

The player whose turn it is to serve shall serve the first point from the deuce court.

After the first point, the players shall change ends and the following two points shall be served by the opponent(s) (in doubles, the player of the opposing team due to serve next) starting from the add court.

After this, each player/team shall serve alternately for two consecutive points (starting from the ad court); changing ends after every four points, until the end of the tie break game.

Switch sides after points 1,5,9,13,17..…. and at the conclusion.

Principle Advantages

Fairness – By changing ends more frequently, the effects of the elements (sun, wind, etc.) are distributed more evenly between the two opponents as opposed to playing six consecutive points before changing ends.

In doubles, the server will always serve from the same end of the court, rather than having to serve from both ends.

Last update: 02/12/19

Tennis Family,

We are thankful Baylor, Champions, GPS, Manker, and McCallie allow CTA to play on their courts.

These courts are called the "paid courts" because teams "Pay to Play".

Please remember these courts are only charging for 1 1/2 hours of play. Please do not abuse the time, and be respectfull those courts may be reserved before/after your time.

To play within the time limit, please play the 3rd set Coman Tie Break.

Thank you

Last update: 02/12/19


2023 Spring Season

3/6/2023 - 5/27/2023
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2022 Fall Season

9/6/2022 - 11/27/2022
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2022 Spring Season

3/6/2022 - 5/30/2022
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2021 Fall Season

9/14/2021 - 11/19/2021
3 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2021 Summer Season

6/22/2021 - 7/29/2021
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Spring 2021

3/28/2021 - 5/22/2021
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2020 Spring Season

3/9/2020 - 5/15/2020
7 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2019 Fall Season

9/3/2019 - 11/15/2019
8 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2019 Summer League

6/16/2019 - 8/17/2019
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2019 Spring Season

3/11/2019 - 5/27/2019
7 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Fall 2018 Season

9/2/2018 - 11/14/2018
7 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2018 Summer Season

6/18/2018 - 8/13/2018
2 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2018 Spring Season

3/27/2018 - 6/4/2018
11 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

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