Singles

 

NEW for 2019!

 

Saltford LTC Mixed Singles Box League 

Interested in singles tennis play? We are organising an internal box league at Saltford tennis club. This is mixed and for everyone in the club – no matter the standard – to get involved in playing more singles tennis. Sign up below! 

Each round of the league will last around 2 months and matches will take place in a round robin style where everyone plays against everyone else. Depending on the numbers we may have multiple groups organised into divisions – if so we’ll explain how that works once signups are complete. 

 

Basic Format and Rules 

* Matches are best of 3 sets, the 1st and 2nd sets are standard sets with the final set being a 10-point tiebreak. If both players agree to play a full deciding set, they can 

* You score 1 point for every set you win (including championship tie-break) and both players receive 1 point for completing the match. Thus the winner of a match gets 3 points and the losing player gets 1 or 2 points 

* Players are responsible for organising their own matches between each other 

* The league is free for club members, players just need to bring their own balls 

Click here for the full rules    (via Dropbox) or see below

If you have any other questions please email using the address below. 

 

To sign up enter your name and contact on the sheet in the clubhouse or else email markjameslennon@gmail.com before the 7th April 2019

 

FULL RULES:

Saltford LTC Mixed Singles Box League - Rules 

Each round of the league will last around 2 months and matches will take place in a round robin style where everyone plays against everyone else. Depending on the numbers we may have multiple groups organised into divisions. 

Format and Scoring 

* Matches are best of 3 sets, the 1st and 2nd sets are standard sets (7 point tie-break played at 6 games all) with the final set being a 10-point ‘championship’ tie-break 

* If both players agree to play a full deciding set, they can, but should agree on this before the start of the match 

* You score 1 point for every set you win (including championship tie-break) and both players receive 1 point for completing the match. Thus the winner of a match gets 3 points and the losing player gets 1 or 2 points 

* In the event of a walkover the ‘winner’ gets 3 points and the conceding player gets 0 points 

* The winner is responsible for submitting the result 

* At the round end if there is a tie for top position then first place will be decided in this order 

o The winner of the head to head match (if there are 2 players) 

o Won the most matches 

o Won the most sets 

o Won the most games (if a full set was played instead of a championship tie-break then this counts as a single game won) 

o Conceded the least games 

o Extra match played as soon as is convenient to both players 

 

Multiple Divison Rules 

* TBC if needed 

 

Organising Matches 

* Players are responsible for organising their own matches between each other 

* Match fixtures will be set at the start of the round but can be played in any order. An order of play will be suggested to help keep things organised 

* Each fixture will have a ‘home’ player (basically the left-sided player in the fixture) e.g. for A v B, A would be the home player. We will make sure each player has as close to equal home/away fixtures as possible 

* It is the home player responsibility to suggest at least 3 dates/times to play with at least one weekend and one evening included. If the opponent can’t make any of these then they should suggest alternatives 

* The home player is also responsible for booking the court 

* A reminder that flood light tokens are now £2.50 (which covers an hour). Players should share this cost. You can contact a committee member to purchase 

* Access to the courts can be made by purchasing a key from the club – these cost £5. 

 

Playing The Match 

* Matches should be played in good spirit. Players are expected to be friendly with an emphasis on fair play 

* Matches are self-umpired. Players should only call balls on their side of the net and should respect the calls of their opponent. If an agreement cannot be reached, the point should be replayed 

 

Match Balls 

* In order for the league to be free for club members, players need to bring their own balls 

* Both players should bring a new tube of balls or else a decent condition used tube 

* If both bring new tubes, use one and at the end of the match the winner takes the unopened tube 

* If one player has a new tube and the other has used, the player with the new tube chooses which to use 

* If both bring used tubes, decide amongst yourselves 

 

Walkovers 

* A fixture walkover has to be requested to the league administrators 

* Admins will then consult with both players and the outcome will be at the admin’s discretion 

* Examples of what a player can request a walkover for 

o an opponent refuses all fixture dates without offering alternatives 

o an opponent doesn’t respond to direct match requests after a reasonable time (1 week) 

o an opponent cancels at short notice (less than 2 hours) or is a no-show 

 

Keeping Track Of The League 

* We are managing the league with a website application: Playwaze.com. Instructions will be sent out before the league starts 

* Contact details for all players will be shared at the beginning of each round. By participating in the league, all players agree that their contact details will be shared with the other players in the league. 

 

As this is a new system, we expect that there will be a few things to iron out. We want the league to be friendly and competitive so please let us know your feedback, positive and negative, and we will take these into consideration for changes in between rounds. 

 

If you have any other questions please email the administrators

* markjameslennon@gmail.com

* mariosmitella@gmail.com