Singles League Rules
Your fixtures must be completed by 31/05/2019. You have five matches to play (except league 4 who play 4).
There has been a delay in getting this out so we have less time than future. Please arrange your first match by the 12th please.
The fixture list is shown on the league itself.
What you have to do now
- It is the first named player in each fixture’s responsibility to make the initial contact.(the ‘home’ player). So in the example A v B – player A should make initial contact. It is not essential to have played the match by the stated date (but obviously preferable to ensure you don’t build up a backlog as all matches must be played by the final date, 31/05/2019 in this case) but you must have at least arranged the match date by the played by date.
- You can of course arrange to play any other match early and if you are the ‘away’ player in the fixture there is nothing to stop you arranging the fixture.
- If you are unable to arrange or play by the played by date, maybe through injury, illness away on holiday or unable to make contact with your opponent then you must inform Steve Bentley at email@example.com or 07584 220363 by the play by date. Some of you who are away have already done so but could you still make contact with your opponent to arrange your matches for when you return.
- If you have arranged your match for a date after the played by date then the home player must inform Steve
When both players are able to play at off-peak times (midweek daytimes), please try to do so. When this isn't possible, then go ahead and play at peak times but there are going to be a lot of singles matches played in the coming months and if we can spread them across the day it will make life easier and avoid court availability issues.
The default rules are:
- Two standard sets with a championship tie break decider if all square(first to ten, two clear)
- The sets will be sudden death deuce(ie: if the game gets to deuce, the next point decides the game). Returner chooses the side in this situation. And there will be no service net calls - you have to play on!
- If you both agree then you can play an alternative of the above (must be at least two sets with some form of decider). Please consider Fast4, which is a quick and exciting format. See www.lta.org.uk/play-compete/getting-started/adult-tennis/fast4-tennis/
- Balls to be provided by home player.
- Lights to be paid for by away player.
- Four points for a 2-0 victory
- One point for a 2-0 defeat
- Three points for a 2-1 victory
- Two points for a 2-1 defeat
- Three points for a ‘no fault’ walkover
- No points for an ‘at fault’ walkover
Once your match is completed please write the results on the sheet in the conservatory and/or let Steve know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to write your score
In the example above, player B was the winner against player A. Player C was the winner against player D
Please note that we have several young players under 18. Match arrangements should be made with their respective parent/guardian.
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