TLTL & Intercounty Teams.
2022 Intercounty Team Rosters
2023 Intercounty Teams Policy
*Updates from Spring Members meeting*
Teams are no longer required to serve refreshments, but they must provide a source of drinking water.
A 3rd set 10-point tiebreak is now mandatory for all matches.
Current NCAA and other university players must play A or Majors level.
Sub-ups move up after 3 matches to the next higher level.
Match schedules will be published May 2nd, 2023.
The Mixed League will run from May 9th and 11th to August 15th and 17th.
There will be no matches played on August 8th or 10th.
Tryouts for all Howard Park teams are held at the beginning of the season.
All members who wish to be considered for a team must register online in advance.
There is no fee to attend tryouts.
Members must attend at least one Intercounty tryout to play for any of Howard Park’s Intercounty Teams.
Note that by trying out, you may be receiving your rating as well, if you have never been rated before.
See our Tryouts page for all the 2023 details.
The Tryouts Panel oversees the tryout process.
This panel is comprised of the Club Pro(s) and the Programs Director. Previous year’s team captains may help during the tryout process.
Captains will be determined after the tryouts are completed and the teams have been finalized.
New Captain's Training via Zoom will be offered April 18th and 19th, @ 7pm. Anyone interested in captaining a team is invited to attend the training session. More details to follow once received by ICTA.
The teams themselves will then choose their own captain.
The captain is in charge of deciding who will play each week, with whom, and which time slot.
Captains and co-captains do not have to pay team fees.
Team Selection Criteria
Previous results in Intercounty and club tournaments - if applicable
Attendance & performance at tryout
Discretion of the Teams Committee
Team Selection Process
The Teams Committee may choose to have certain participants called back for another tryout.
If a participant is unable to attend the call-back, his or her evaluation at the prior tryout will be used. It is highly recommended that the participant attends the call-back.
There will be a meeting held after the final Intercounty tryout round to determine the players that will be selected for a particular Intercounty Team. The meeting will include the Teams Committee and anyone else that the Teams Committee agrees on inviting.
All participants will be contacted via email or phone to be informed whether or not he/she made a certain Team.
Final decisions will be also posted on the website.
The team fee is $20 per player.
Each player must pay their team fee online via their member account.
Payment must be received by June 1 for the player to be considered in good standing.
The Club reserves the right to suspend a team member until receipt of their team fee payment.
Subs are not required to pay team fees unless they play more than 5 games.
Level of Play
Mixed Majors players are generally rated 5.0
Mixed A players are generally rated 4.5
Mixed B players are generally rated 4.0
Mixed C players are generally rated 3.5
Daytime Ladies players are generally 3.5
Evening Ladies players are generally 3.5
Players must be available to play at least 2/3 of the days when the League Team competes.
Mixed Majors Team plays on Tuesday nights.
Mixed A Team plays on Thursday nights.
Mixed B Team plays on Tuesday nights.
Mixed C Team plays on Thursday nights.
The Daytime Ladies Team plays on Wednesday mornings.
The Evening Ladies TLTL Team plays on Monday nights.
Number of Team Members Selected
The A, B and C Mixed Intercounty Teams will consist of 6 men, 6 women, and 6 open positions.
The Majors Mixed Team will consist of 12 men and 6 women.
The Daytime Ladies Team will consist of 12 women.
The Evening Ladies Team will consist of 12 ladies.
Each team shall have 4 alternates (subs) at maximum for a team.
Note: Ladies players may play on one intercounty team and sub on the TLTL evening ladies team or vice versa. However, an exception may be made provided that the team does not have enough players.
Each team is assigned a 1 hour practice time per week for the duration of that team’s season.
It is up to each individual team on how they use that assigned time.
Subs should be included in the practice.
Impact on Booking Tokens
Being a part of an evening Intercounty Team will cost 1 (one) Non-prime booking token.
Being a part of an daytime Intercounty Team will not cost any booking token.
Players will receive the token back once his or her Intercounty Team is done playing for the season.
Being a sub doesn’t cost a booking token
HPTC 2023 Intercounty Match Rules
HPTC Intercounty Match Rules have been implemented to ensure that all players have an enjoyable experience at our club. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules beforehand. All rulings made by the Programs Director are final.
For a list of the complete Intercounty rules please consult the Intercounty website.
Players have 10 minutes max to warm-up.
Penalties for arriving late:
10 minutes late: lose warm-up;
25 minutes late: lose first set;
40 minutes late: lose match.
Server is allowed 25 seconds between points.
90-second rest after the third game of the set and every two games thereafter.
90-second break between sets.
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated on any of the League Teams.