NJSA High schools league

INFORMATION & RULES 2019

  1. COMPOSITION OF LEAGUES
  • Leagues will be played according to team strength (i.e. not age groups) similar to the 2018 league.
  • A school may enter as many teams as they want, in order of strength. Teams must be clearly designated, for example Boys High 1, Boys High 2, Boys High 3, etc.
  • The number of leagues will be determined once the entries have been received.
  • There will be 6 teams per league and a maximum of 2 teams from the same school per league.
  • Combined gender teams must play in the boy’s section.
  • Each team shall consist of four (4) players.
  • Playing order will be 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Players must play in order of strength according to the school ladder, at all times.
  • NJSA will seed the entries and determine the league allocations utilising the NJSA information available and their own discretion.
  1. THE FOLLOWING DATES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR LEAGUE MATCHES
  • February: 11, 18, 25
  • March: 11
  • April : 8
  • Players must be at the venue and ready to start play at 14h30.
  • Fixtures may be rescheduled, at the agreement of both teams.
  • Rescheduled fixtures may be played within 5-week days before the scheduled date or within 3 week days after the scheduled date.
  • A team that wishes to reschedule a fixture must give written notice to the opposing team at least 10-week days before the scheduled date and indicate the preferred alternative date. The NJSA High schools league organiser must be copied on all correspondence in this regard.
  • Organisers are requested to not reschedule fixtures for trivial reasons but also to be accommodating to teams with requests to reschedule a fixture.
  • The rescheduled time and venue are to be confirmed with the organiser prior to the rescheduled fixture date.
  • If agreement can’t be reached the team wanting to change the date will have to play on the original scheduled date or forfeit the fixture.
  • If a team does not arrive within 30 minutes of the scheduled time the team forfeits the entire fixture.
  1. ENTRIES
  • The closing date for entries is 28 January 2019.
  • Only online entries will be accepted.
  • A summary of the entries will be displayed on the website below the entry form. Check for your entry there after submitting the online entry. If your entry is not displayed, please enter again.
  • The entry fee is R325 per team, payable by 15 February 2019.
  • If the fee is not paid by the due date the team will not be entered into a league.
  • Payments to be made to: NJSA, Absa Bank, Brooklyn (Code 632005), Acc. No 9070327031
  1. VENUES
  • Venues will be confirmed once all the teams have been entered.
  • School courts and club courts will be used.
  • Schools are asked to make their courts available and we will endeavour to ensure they play as many fixtures as possible at their courts.
  • Schools are to ensure they have the relevant representation to oversee and manage the fixtures, player behaviour and venue safety.
  1. BALLS
  • The Dunlop High Altitude (green dot) ball must be used for all league matches.
  • Teams to provide their own balls.
  1. SCORING
  • Scoring for all matches will be best of 5 games using point a rally up to 11.
  • Points are allocated for all games won.
  • The team winning the most matches wins the fixture. If both teams win 2 matches the winning team is the team with the most games. If the games are a tied the winning team is the team with the most points. If the points are tied the fixture is a tie.
  • The winning team receives one (1) bonus point for each match won. If the fixture is a tie the bonus points are shared i.e. both teams get 2 bonus points each.
  • In the case of a tie for 1st place in the league, the result of the match between the teams will be the decider. If that fixture was a tie then the team with the highest points difference will be declared the winner. If the difference is the same the league is shared.
  1. RESULTS
  • The Team Manager is responsible to submit the results and post the scorecard within 24-hours of the fixture on the League WhatsApp Group.
  • All results will be captured on the Northerns Admin System.
  • Fixture results can be viewed on the Northerns Admin System.
  • The team has 5-week days from the scheduled fixture date to dispute the results, which must be by email directed at the High Schools league organiser. After that date, the captured results will be deemed to be the correct final results. No further changes will be allowed.
  • If no result is received within 5-week days after the scheduled fixture date, both teams will receive zero points for the fixture.
  1. DRESS CODE
  • Schools are requested to ensure that their teams play in their school’s sports clothes so as to represent proper team unity.
  • Protective eyewear is compulsory and according the approved WSF standard.
  • Only recognised squash footwear will be allowed – gum rubber or non-marking soled shoes.

ENTRIES HAVE CLOSED.

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