The Chicago Cup is one of SCT's most fun, social events and a great way to meet fellow SCT members.
The next Chicago Cup will be in the fall of 2016
Below are rules from the previous Cup in 2014 and are subject to change.
What is the Chicago Cup?
The Chicago Cup is a team tennis event SCT has held over the past years in an effort to provide our members an opportunity to meet and hang out with other SCT members with whom they might not normally get to know. Food and beverages will be provided on site!
What exactly is the format?
Competition format: Participants will be split up into 4 teams, with an equivalent number of players from all different levels present on each team. Over the course of the event, every participant will partner with of their teammates against a pairing from one of the opposing teams. In order to ensure that matches are fair pairings will be scheduled by the organizers ahead of the event and will give participants the opportunity to play with players in other divisions. Mingling is fun!
Match format: In order to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that everybody gets to play as much as possible, the Cup will be using a non-traditional match format. All matches will be scheduled to begin on the hour and will end at the end of that hour. When time is up, each team will be awarded a number of points equal to the number of games their players won. For instance, if my partner and I are leading our opponents 6-5 at the end of the hour, then our team will score 6 points and our opponents' team will score 5 points. The team with the most points at the end of the event wins (and, of course, gets trophies!).
How do I register?
Registration is a two-step process and is handled entirely online. Payment will occur exclusively through PayPal.
Step 1: Go the Chicago Cup event page on the AAC website, If you haven't created an account on the AAC site you will be prompted to do so before you can register. (Registration will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the slots for each division being filled separately, so you are not guarnateed a spot when you register)
Step 2: After the list of participants has been set, an e-mail will go out with instructions regarding payment. Individuals will be given 5 days to pay the registration fee, after which the next person on the list will inherit their spot.
How much does the Cup cost? And what exactly am I getting?
The cost for the Chicago Cup is TBD Included in the cost is: court time, food, tennis balls, and a chance to win a fabulous trophy. Considering the per hour cost of indoor courts (not to mention membership), the Cup is a total steal!