As an ALTA tennis captain it has either happened to you or you know someone who it has happened to — losing points due to accidentally playing a player who is NOT registered in ALTA (altaTennis.org). ALTA is understandably very strict about playing a non-registered player. The rules specifically state that player must be registered before midnight the night before scheduled play — so for a Saturday morning match, a player must be registered in ALTA’s system by 11:59pm Friday night.
So what happens if you play a player who is NOT registered? You lose the point from that match if it was won, but will also lose all points above it as well. For instance, an unregistered player plays at line 4 and wins along with line 5 winning as well — the team will forfeit the points from line 4 & 5 to the other team. Now lets compound this another step farther, with the mailed in scorecards, the coordinator might not alert you to the infraction for another week and could result in another week of point losses! Unfortunately it could mount up to 4-10 points forfeited and also take a team out of contention for division winner and playoffs! A really big bummer!
TennisPoint.com now alerts you [captain] when a player is NOT confirmed with our ALTA Roster Confirmation!
Lets walk through the specifics of the TennisPoint ALTA Roster Confirmation System. After creating your team & schedule, you will see a message like the following:
The first step is to click on “Click here to confirm players” and you will be prompted to enter your ALTA Team confirmation number and the captain’s ALTA number. Example here:
Once you click on “Submit –> Player Confirmation”, TennisPoint will import in your ALTA roster from altaTennis.org and auto-match your players based off player ALTA # and full name.
After all the processing you get a nice confirmation page letting you know all the details like this:
You will notice based off the screen shot above that 3 players weren’t “auto-matched” and the captain has the ability to match these players up manually.
What about creating a lineup though for a match? This is the important part because we show the captains who is NOT confirmed so that a player can be confirmed/registered BEFORE playing and keep the points won!
You will notice in the image to the right (the drop down to the right is shown in the create lineup page), the section stating “NOT Confirmed as ALTA Registered” and these player(s) need to be confirmed in TennisPoint as ALTA Registered first.
We have a feeling that the TennisPoint ALTA captains will REALLY appreciate this peace of mind!!! Any questions around this powerful new feature let us know.
Have great matches out on the courts!
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