Singles Leagues Rules

 

  • Match Play

Matches will be two sets first player to 6 games wins the set. As we are currently limiting court time to just 75 minutes, it may prove difficult to complete both sets. If that happens, just send Roger the scores at the time you had to stop play, and he will allocate points – fairly

  • League Format

This year for Round 1, there will be 6 leagues consisting of 6 or 7 players in each league.  There will be 2 rounds each covering a period of 11 weeks. At the end of Round 1 there will be promotions and demotions, and a new set of leagues published. The top 2 in each league will be promoted to the league above and the bottom 2 will be demoted to the league below. Any other players will remain in the same league for the next round. You can of course elect to drop out of the leagues at the end of Round 1

Round 1 – From 18th May 2020 to 31st July 2020 (11 weeks)

Round 2 – 3rd August 2020 to 18th October 2020 (11 weeks)

  • Scoring Points

Sets will be won by the first player to win 6 games by 2 clear games. If a set is tied at 5:5, then whoever wins the next game wins the set 6:5. A point will be gained for every game won. For example

6:0 – Winner 6 pts – Loser 0 pts
6:1 – Winner 6 pts – Loser 1 pt
6:5 – Winner 6 pts – Loser 5 pts
etc etc
For example Rafa beats Bjorn by 6:2, 6:5. Rafa gets 6+6 = 12 pts, and Bjorn gets 2+5 = 7 pts.
  • Recording your results

Please use the website calendar on the ‘What’s On’ page to book your courts. When you have played your match re-open your website court booking and record the actual result and score. There is no need to convert it into points, we will do that for you, and record all the results as they happen on the Singles League page of this website. You will not be able to enter your scores directly on to the league tables. Alternatively you can email, text or whatsapp Roger the match scores.

  • Arrangements for play

Contact phone numbers and email addresses will be emailed to all the players at the start of the competition and if necessary, updated for Round 2 in July.

Players are responsible for arranging their own matches.  If, after offering their opponent 3 reasonable dates they are unable to agree a date to play, the Singles League Organiser (Roger) will adjudicate.

Players are to provide their own balls.  These can be obtained from the club at very competitive prices, and tubes of match balls (used just once) are also available.