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dryrunguy
06-03-2012, 10:05 AM
Greetings, TATers. Welcome (back?) to Green Acres, TAT's annual grasscourt fantasy tennis competition, now into its SIXTH year!

Pick your team

You MUST select (in total) twelve players from the ATP and WTA, to be chosen from five categories. Each category contains a segment of the current top-100 ranked players.

A team is made up of twelve players, six from the ATP, six from the WTA.

For the ATP/WTA selection, you need to...

Pick THREE players from category A,
FOUR from category B,
TWO from categories C and D
and ONE from category E.

When complete, a team could look something like this.

Cat-A: Schiavone, Zvonareva, Fish
Cat-B: Nishikori, Ramos, Errani, Petrova
Cat-C: Begu, Davydenko
Cat-D: Soderling, Ramirez Hidalgo
Cat-E: Pous-Tio

It is completely up to YOU how you distribute your six ATP and six WTA picks. If you want to fill up the A list with four ATP players, that is your choice/risk. The mission is to find the right balance.

Remember the most important rule! Your team must include six ATP men and six WTA women at all times. If you end up with an inaccurate gender balance as a result of trades (e.g., seven men and five women), you will receive a zero score for the week, and you will be required to expend a trade and correct the gender balance before your team will be eligible the following week.

The Deadline

Your initial team is due before the scheduled start of play for a main draw match--come rain, shine or monkeys from Jupiter. You must post your team in the "Post Your Team Here" thread. Any and all entries posted at a later time or in the wrong thread(s) will NOT be accepted.

Trades

The team you choose is supposed to last you the entire four weeks but, should certain players fall (seriously) short of expectations, there will be FIVE ATP/WTA trades for you to use to get your team back in contention.

As always, any trades need to be made in the week BEFORE the next tournament starts, otherwise the traded player will not earn points until the tournament after that. There will be a "Trades" thread once the competition has started.

Again, please remember that your team must include six ATP men and six WTA women at all times.

The Points, The Tournaments

For more information on the tournaments and how many points are on offer, go to the Tournament Points (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum/showthread.php?p=723114#post723114) thread.

And then?

Whatever happens, we can sit down and talk about it in a civilized manner in the "Strawberry Lounge." (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20718)

Oh, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask in the "I Have A Question!" (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20719) thread.

Best of luck! :)