SCTC Singles League Rules and Regulations

 

Match Schedule
Players will play every other player in their division once only before Monday 30th April.
Playoffs will take place the following week until Monday 7th May
All play-by dates are subject to change. Players will be notified of any changes via email.

Match Format
i) Each match should be best of 3 sets.
ii) The first 2 sets are to be normal sets with a tie-break at 6-6.
iii) 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 format to 10 points) to decide the match.
iv) As a courtesy to each other, final set format should be decided before starting the match.

Single Set Shootout
i) Players may submit a single set scoreline, if:
a) Weather halts play
b) Floodlight curfew halts play
c) The match is being played during the Monday night singles session
ii) A single set scoreline will be reflected as such in the points outcome, and for any tie-break procedures in which it is involved.

Ties
i) In the event that both players agree to draw the match for any reason, both players will be credited with a loss.
ii) Players will still be awarded games and sets for any completed sets of tennis. Incomplete sets will not count.

Standings
i) If all division fixtures have been completed, standings will be decided by the following criteria:

a) Superior win-loss record
b) Superior win-loss record for matches involving tied players only
c) Superior Sets +/- for matches involving tied players only
d) Superior Games +/- for matches involving tied players only
e) Superior overall Sets +/-
f) Superior overall Games +/-

ii) If there are unplayed division fixtures at the end of the season then the following points system will be used:

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

Standings will be decided by the following criteria:

a) Superior points score
b) Superior win-loss record for matches involving tied players only
c) Superior Sets +/- for matches involving tied players only
d) Superior Games +/- for matches involving tied players only
e) Superior points per game score

Promotion, Relegation and Champions

Division 1
Champion: Playoff winner from 1A v 1B
Relegation: 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B

Division 2
Champion: Playoff winner from 1A v 1B
Promotion: 1A, 1B, playoff winners from 2A v 3B and 3A v 2B
Relegation: 5A, 6A, 5B, 6B

Division 3
Champion: Playoff winner from 1A v 1B
Promotion: 1A, 1B, playoff winners from 2A v 3B and 3A v 2B
Relegation: 6A, 6B

Division 4
Champion: 1st
Promotion: 1st, Playoff winner from 2nd vs 3rd


Division L1
Champion: 1st
Relegation: 6th

 

Division L2
Champion: 1st
Promotion: 1st, 2nd
Relegation: 5th, 6th

Division L3
Champion: 1st
Promotion: 1st, 2nd

Results
Once results have been sent to the tournament organiser (either via text to 07548169884 or email to n8tennis@gmail.com), who 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.

Walkovers
i) Walkovers shall be scored as if the match was forfeited at the first change of ends. The winning player will receive a win, 1 set won and 1 game won to go towards their record. The losing player will receive a loss, 1 set lost and 1 game lost to go towards their record.
ii) In the event that a player is unable to play a fixture upon request before the deadline, they are to award their opponent a walkover.
iii) In the event that a player notifies the tournament organiser they cannot play any further matches due to injury, remaining fixtures involving that player will be awarded as walkovers to their opponents.
iv) In the event where there has been no contact between players, or from one player to the tournament organiser, no walkover will be awarded and the fixture will remain unplayed, in which case each player receives 3pts.
v) The tournament organiser has final say on any disputes.