USTA NEGTA is organized into leagues, levels, groups and flights as defined:

Leagues – Adult League; Men, Business Women and Weekday Women, Mixed Doubles, Senior; Men and Women, Super Senior; Men and Women, Combo; Men, Business Women and Weekday Women.

Level – NTRP skill levels offered in a league. Group – The division of a league according to the number of berths allotted by USTA Georgia for the State Championships. A level may have one or more groups. Groups are typically named by geographic area.

Flight – The division of a league or group into teams that fit the schedule of play.

APPEAL – Request for reconsideration of a previous decision.

APPROVED FACILITY – At least two tennis courts of the same surface that have been approved for play and are located inside the USTA NEGTA boundary.

COMPUTER RATING – A rating that is published based on two or more matches played. Used to create playing levels.

DEFAULT – The loss of an individual match by failing to be present for play within 15 minutes (default time) after the scheduled start time.

DISQUALIFICATION – Action taken to remove a player who is deemed ineligible to participate.

DYNAMIC RATING – A rating to the 100th of a decimal point that is associated with a player. This rating has the potential to change with every match played by the player and is not published.

EARLY START LEAGUE – Leagues where play begins prior to the calendar year for participation in the following calendar year’s Championships. Includes all USTA NEGTA leagues.

EARLY START RATING – NTRP ratings that are published specifically for Early Start Leagues. Georgia early start ratings will be published in August and can ONLY be found on the USTA Georgia website at www.ustageorgia.com.

FORFEIT – The result of a default or disqualification.

GRIEVANCE – Written formal complaint regarding an alleged violation of a regulation or procedure.

INDIVIDUAL MATCH – Any singles or doubles match played as a part of a team match.

INJURY/MEDICAL TIMEOUT – A timeout of up to a maximum of 3 minutes for a treatable injury or medical condition.

REST PERIOD – A maximum of ten minutes, with coaching permitted between 2nd and 3rd set when playing a best of three sets format.

RETIREMENT – Occurs when an individual match has and a player is unable to continue.

RULES OF TENNIS – The current printing of the Rules of Tennis and Cases and Decisions, All other current USTA Rules.

SCHEDULED MATCH – Date published on the TennisLink schedule or agreed to by the captains in accordance with the Rules.

SELF RATING – An entry rating determined by a new player entering the program, in accordance with the NTRP Guidelines.

TEAM MATCH – The total number of individual singles and doubles matches played between two teams.

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APPEAL – Request for reconsideration of a previous decision.

APPROVED FACILITY – At least two tennis courts of the same surface that have been approved for play and are located inside the USTA NEGTA boundary.

COMPUTER RATING – A rating that is published based on two or more matches played. Used to create playing levels. DEFAULT –
The loss of an individual match by failing to be present for play within 15 minutes (default time) after the scheduled start time.

DISQUALIFICATION – Action taken to remove a player who is deemed ineligible to participate.

DYNAMIC RATING – A rating to the 100th of a decimal point that is associated with a player. This rating has the potential to change with every match played by the player and is not published.

EARLY START LEAGUE – Leagues where play begins prior to the calendar year for participation in the following calendar year’s Championships. Includes all USTA NEGTA leagues.

EARLY START RATING – NTRP ratings that are published specifically for Early Start Leagues. Georgia early start ratings will be published in August and can ONLY be found on the USTA Georgia website at www.ustageorgia.com.

FORFEIT – The result of a default or disqualification.

GRIEVANCE – Written formal complaint regarding an alleged violation of a regulation or procedure.

INDIVIDUAL MATCH – Any singles or doubles match played as a part of a team match.

INJURY/MEDICAL TIMEOUT – A timeout of up to a maximum of 3 minutes for a treatable injury or medical condition.