Player / Team who: 1) Wins two “sets”. A “set” is won by winning 6 games by a margin of two with set tiebreaker played at 6 all OR 2) If the first set is not finished when time is up, the player who is ahead in the first set. OR 3) Player who won the first set and ahead or tied in the second set when time up. OR 4) The players split sets and the player is ahead in the 3rd set when time is up.
7 points win by two. A tiebreaker is played at 6:6 Ties – A match is tied if there is no winner by above rules. (Example: A player won the first set, and is behind or lost the second set or the players split sets and are tied in the 3rd). Scoring – The winning player receives 10 points, their opponent receives 3. In a tie, both players get 5 points. The loser of a 3-set match gets 5 points. No points will be awarded unless the match has actually been played. A default win or withdrawal before the match starts does not earn any points.
For Doubles/ Mixed Doubles matches it is NOT mandatory to play a third set. Players may decide to play a 10-point super tiebreaker for the set, but all players must agree.
The match ends when a player/team wins 2 sets or the time is up. The definition for ” time is up” for summer play is when the players for the next match come on the court. Only the score of actually finished games within the allowed time counts. Players must play until either the match is finished or their time is up, whichever is earlier. If a player stops playing earlier for injury or other reasons, that player loses the match. Two options for matches not completed when time is up is: move to another open court if one is available, or continue the match on another day. If a match is to be continued on another day, it has to be played within one week or the initial score is final. In both cases all players must agree to continue the match or the score is final. Fall & Winter Flex League matches end when the allotted 1.5 hours concludes despite any availability of open court time following the scheduled match.
In case of a dispute, players must keep playing the match in the scheduled time, and report the dispute to the league director, who will make a final decision.
The top players (2 or 4 depending on league size) will participate in a playoff to determine the league champion. Tennis Balls – Both players bring a can of new balls and the winner keeps the new can.
Playing time indoors is 1 1⁄2 hours. No extra time is allowed, even if the court is open, and even if the play is interrupted by interference, for example by next players walking on court early. When time expires, only completed games count toward final score.
Indoor players must confirm a court with Evgeny by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling/text him at (609) 502-0549. You can play practically at any time you want, provided courts are available.
Reporting Match Results
2016 -2017 Fall & Winter Flex Leagues will have a mandatory prepaid league fee of $35 per player.
The indoor court rates for 90min match:
Singles: $25 each for members; $30 each for nonmembers.
Doubles: $10 each for members; $15 each for nonmembers.
Pay Evgeny at time of play in advance by cash or check to EVNAPO. Credit Cards not accepted! Rules revised Oct 2016.