SCTC Singles League Rules and Regulations

Singles League Rules and Regulations – Summer 2017

Match Schedule
Players will play every other player in their division once only before Monday 28th August.
Playoffs will take place the following week until Monday 4th September
Trophies and prizes will be awarded on Saturday 9th September 1.45pm

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ:
The club is always very busy at this time of year - club sessions are always well attended and there are numerous annual tournament matches that need to be played before certain dates.
We have not run the Singles League at the same time as the annual tournament before, so the Committee and Nathan are asking that Singles League matches must ONLY be played at certain times to avoid congestion (and complaints). If you are competing in the Annual Championships, please prioritise this. As usual Club sessions, Annual Championships, Coaching and inter-club league matches all have strict priority over the Singles Leagues.

Until JULY 1ST, Singles League matches may only be played:

- On a Monday night during singles club session, where it is to be a 1-set match
- During a weekday finishing before 6pm

Under no circumstances are Singles League matches to be played during club sessions other than a Monday. These are:

Tuesday 6pm
Wednesday 6pm
Friday 10am-12pm
Saturday 2pm-6pm
Sunday 10am-12pm

From July 1st, as the annual tournaments reach their conclusions, you may once again play your singles league matches at any times that are not during club sessions, and on courts not needed for inter-club league matches (all the club’s home fixtures can be found on the Events Calendar so please check before scheduling). Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Match Format
Each match (unless on a Monday night) should be best of 3 sets. The first 2 sets are to be normal sets with a tie-break at 6-6. If the match is tied at 1 set apiece, players may choose to play a regular third set OR a match tie-break (tie-break first to 10 points, 2 points clear) to decide the match. As a courtesy to each other, third set format should be decided before starting the match.

Players may decide to play a single set match, for example if they expect weather/curfew is going to interrupt the match. If the match is a single set, only 1 set will be awarded and will be reflected as a 1 set match in the event that there is a tie at the end of the season.

Standings
If all matches have been completed, standings will be decided in the following order:

A: Win-loss record
B: Head-to-head record of matches involving tied players only
C: Sets +/- of matches involving tied players only
D: Games +/- of matches involving tied players only
E: Sets +/- of all completed matches for each player
F: Games +/’ of all completed matches for each player

E) If there are outstanding fixtures at the end of the season then the following points system will be used:

9 pts per victory  6 pts per loss 3 pts per unplayed match 2 pts per set won

If two or more players are tied on points, criteria B-D will be used to determine standings.

Promotion, Relegation and Champions
Due to the introduction of A and B divisions, the promotion/relegation system has changed.

Division 1
Champion: 1st
Relegation: 5th, 6th

Division 2
Champion: Playoff: 1A v 1B
Promotion: 1A, 1B
Relegation: 5A, 5B, 6B

Division 3
Champion: Playoff: 1A v 1B
Promotion: 1A, 1B. Playoff: 2A v 2B.
Relegation: 5A, 6A, 5B, 6B

Division 4
Champion: Playoff: 1A v 1B
Promotion: 1A, 1B. Playoffs: 2A v 3B and 2B v 3A
Relegation: 6A, 6B

Division 5
Champion: 1st
Promotion: Playoff: 2nd vs 3rd

Results
Once results have been sent to the tournament organiser (either via text at 07548169884 or email at n8tennis@gmail.com) I will upload them to the club website for viewing.

Withdrawals
Given the points system, there is no need to formally withdraw from the competition. However, if you know you cannot play any more matches please have the courtesy to notify your remaining opponents, as well as the tournament organiser.