Jr & Sr League Rules

Tams League Tennis Tournament Rules

The tournament Format:

This tournament will be a Round robin at the Group level and single elimination tournament at the super league level where the Handicap will kick in. This will be a month long tournament.

Basic information:

Signups will be due by July 10th before the tournament. All players will report to the Tams Whitefield Tennis Courts located on the Marathalli-Whitefiled road. Schedules will be posted by Saturday evening. Schedules will be e-mailed to participants as well so check your e-mail.

Players have to pay entry fees of Rs.300 per event

Players need to play a demo session before getting assessed into their category

Players(Adults) need to finish the matches before the scheduled time

Players(Kids) need to finish the matches on the scheduled time

All matches will be predominantly in the weekends

The fixtures will be posted on our website www.tams.in

All updates will also be posted on our web site

Entries should be sent before 10th July 2010.

Players should be prepared to play two or three matches on day 1 and one or two matches then on

Umpires will be provided only for the semi finals and finals.

Requests for postponement or rescheduling of matches cannot be guaranteed

Players reporting later than their scheduled match timings shall be entertained at the opponents discretion

The decision of the Tournament Director will be final and binding in all circumstances and shall not be questioned

The Game:

Group Level (Round Robin Format)

-You will be playing a six-game pro set

– To determine who serves first, flip a coin

Game scores go love (0), 15, 30, 40, game. If tied at 40-40 (deuce) the next point wins the game.

-No-ad scoring will be used. (When a game becomes tied at deuce, next point wins the game. No advantage scoring.)

-Winner must win by at least two games, 6-4 would be the closest without going to a tie-breaker.

-If the game score becomes tied at 5-5, a 7pt. tiebreaker will be enforced (first to 7points) If you don’t know how to play a 7pt. tiebreaker, see below.

-If you have questions with scoring please talk to Tams staff member. Most importantly we would like to stress the necessity of fair play and good sportsmanship. Since the games will be played with no officials, honesty in your calls is of utmost importance. Also, as is the case with all the sports, please do not use any profanity and remember to always carry yourself in such a way that your soceity would be proud.

7pt. Tiebreaker:

The player with the next service game begins serving from the deuce court. One point is played out. Each point is counted as an individual point. For the second point the opposing player will serve from the ad court and play a point, and then again from the deuce court. Then each player will get two serves starting on the ad side. The tiebreaker will be played until someone reaches 7 and winning by 2. If not winning by two when you reach 7 keep playing until someone goes up by 2. At each combined 6 points players will switch sides.

Super league Level (Elimination Format)

-You will be playing best of 15 games up till the Semifinals and best of three sets there on

– To determine who serves first, flip a coin

Game scores go love (0), 15, 30, 40, game. If tied at 40-40 (deuce) the next two consecutive points wins the game.

-Winner must win by at least two games, 6-4 or 7-5 would be the closest without going to a tie-breaker.

-If the game score becomes tied at 6-6, a 7pt. tiebreaker will be enforced (first to 7points) If you don’t know how to play a 7pt. tiebreaker, see below.

-If you have questions with scoring please talk to Tams staff member. Most importantly we would like to stress the necessity of fair play and good sportsmanship. Since the games will be played with no officials, honesty in your calls is of utmost importance. Also, as is the case with all the sports, please do not use any profanity and remember to always carry yourself in such a way that your society would approve.

-The Handicap kicks in at the super league level

Each person or pairing are given a handicap (shown in brackets) at the start of the tournament by the Tournament Committee. Handicaps are then evened out against the opponents in each round, for example one person with a handicap or -30 playing a person with a handicap of -15 means that the first player starts every game at -15. Positive handicaps are never evened out so if your handicap is +15 you will start every game at +15. Players with handicaps that appear to be fractions (ie -3/6) mean that the handicap is different for odd and even games. A handicap of -3/6 (scratch on even games, -15 on odd games), -30/15 (-15 on even games, -30 on odd games) and -40/30 (-30 on the even games, -40 on odd games)

7pt. Tiebreaker:

The player with the next service game begins serving from the deuce court. One point is played out. Each point is counted as an individual point. For the second point the opposing player will serve from the ad court and play a point, and then again from the deuce court. Then each player will get two serves starting on the ad side. The tiebreaker will be played until someone reaches 7 and winning by 2. If not winning by two when you reach 7 keep playing until someone goes up by 2. At each combined 6 points players will switch sides.

Entries should be sent by email to tennis.at.tams@gmail.com or  SMS to 9886712075 with the following details :

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