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 This round will run thru Sunday, May 22nd...
 

 The next round will then start on Monday, May 23rd and run thru Sunday June 12th...

 
 
 
The current round will run thru Sunday, May 22nd...
 
 The next round will begin on Monday, May 23rd and run thru Sunday, June 19th, an extra week for the Memorial Day Holiday...
 
 
Rules & Links
 
 
 
 
Information
 
  Q:
What is ATN?
 
  A:
The Austin Tennis Net (ATN) is a network of tennis players in the Austin, Texas area looking for fun and competitive matches.
 
     
 
Information
 
  Q:
How are the matches scheduled?
 
  A:
The matches are arranged by you and your opponent at a time, date, and place agreed upon.
 
     
 
Information
 
  Q:
How often are the matches played?
 
  A:
A 'round' lasts for 3 weeks. You have two matches to play during that round. New and returning players might have to play a third (challenge) match during the round.
 
     
 
Information
 
  Q:
How much does it cost to participate?
 
  A:
There is a yearly $15 fee.
 
     
 
Matches
 
  Q:
How do I find out who I am supposed to play?
 
  A:
Go to the 'my matches' link. The information for your matches can be found there.
 
     
 
Player Information
 
  Q:
My rating was recently changed. Should I update my ATN information?
 
  A:
Yes! It is important to update your information. To update your ratings click on the 'My Profile' link and update the ratings on page two, or the 'Playing Info Page'.
 
     
 
Placement
 
  Q:
How is placement decided?
 
  A:
The process of placing players depends on the player. A completely new player will be placed a rung with people of their playing level. A returning player will be placed close to the level they left at. Depending on where an opening is they might end up just above or just below where they left. When a new round is prepared, the results from the previous round are looked at. The player that wins the rung will move up while the player that loses the rung will move down. A new round rarely has the same number of players, so in terms of rung number, you may move up or down depending on the new or returning players level. A player that wins both matches decisively will usually be advanced more than one rung. A player that wins both matches but not decisively may be advanced one or two rungs if there is an opening in a rung above them. A player that loses both matches decisively may be demoted more than one rung in order to place them at a level where they can play competitively.
 
     
 
Doubles
 
  Q:
My partner is not available for an upcoming match. Are subs allowed?
 
  A:
Yes. The goal is to play. Anyone may substitute (if not in the system they need to be added). For a listing of subs, go to the 'Doubles Subs' page and choose a ratings level. You can either email individuals or the whole group.
 
     
 
Challenge Matches
 
  Q:
What is a challenge match?
 
  A:
It is an extra match you can play to show you should be moved up a bunch of rungs. Challenges can only be made with those players showing 'N' in the previous rung column on the Singles Ladder listing.
 
     
 
Challenge Matches
 
  Q:
What happens if I won the challenge match but lose my regular matches?
 
  A:
You have to win both of your regular matches to move up. The new player also needs to be competitive in their regular matches. Should you win all of your matches and the new player lose all very badly, the new player will most likely be placed below you in the next round. Should you win all of your matches and the new player loses but plays closely, you will most likely be moved to a rung close to the new player.
 
     
 
Challenge Matches
 
  Q:
What happens if I lose the challenge match? Will it hurt my current standing?
 
  A:
No, as long as your regular matches are competitive, you won't move down because of the challenge match loss.
 
     
 
             
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