Tennis Rules

Each court will consist of 2 individual players each week.  You will play best 2 out of 3 sets of singles.  Scoring will be based on an individual basis, and 1 point will be awarded for each game win.

After each set, you will rotate and play with a different team.

Example of scoring for Team A:

Set 1: Individual A vs. B (Individual A win 6-2) A wins = 1 point // B loses = 0 points
Set 2: Individual A vs. C (Individual A win 6-4) A wins = 1 point // C loses = 0 points
Set 3: Individual A vs. D (Individual D win 6-0) A loses = 0 points // D wins = 1 point

At the end of the match, Individual A is 2-1.

Each Wednesday, there will be 2 rounds of matches, starting at 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

Each match will be given 1.5 hours to finish.  Whichever individual has won the most games at the end of the 1.5 hours wins.

 

SINGLES RULES

Singles will be played using the singles lines on the court and all singles rules will apply.

ORDER OF SERVICE
At the end of each standard game, the receiver shall become the server and the

server shall become the receiver for the next game.  In doubles, the team due to serve in the first game of each set shall decide which player shall serve for that game. Similarly, before the second game starts, their opponents shall decide which player shall serve for that game.

The partner of the player who served in the first game shall serve in the third game and the partner of the player who served in the second game shall serve in the fourth game. This rotation shall continue until the end of the set.

 

ORDER OF RECEIVING IN DOUBLES

The team which is due to receive in the first game of a set shall decide which player shall receive the first point in the game. Similarly, before the second game starts, their opponents shall decide which player shall receive the first point of that game.

The player who was the receiver's partner for the first point of the game shall receive the second point and this rotation shall continue until the end of the game and the set. After the receiver has returned the ball, either player in a team can hit the ball.

The point is lost if both players touch the ball when returning it.

Case 1: Is one member of a doubles team allowed to play alone against the opponents? No.

Case 2: In a doubles match, the receiver's partner touches the net before the ball that has been served touches the ground outside the correct service court. What is the correct decision? The receiving team loses the point because the receiver's partner touched the net while the ball was in play.

Case 3: A ball that has just been served hits the receiver or in doubles the receiver's partner before it touches the ground. Which player wins the point? The server wins the point, unless it is a service let.

Case 4: In doubles, where are the server's partner and receiver's partner allowed to stand?  The server's partner and the receiver's partner may take any position on their own side of the net, inside or outside the court. However, if a player is creating a hindrance to the opponent(s), the hindrance rule should be used.

Case 5:  During a standard game or a tie-break game in doubles, if there is an error in the order of receiving, this shall remain as altered until the end of the game in which the error is discovered. For the next game in which they are the receivers in that set, the partners shall then resume the original order of receiving.