Tennis


Date: Saturday July 11, 2020

Time:  See Schedule when posted 

Location: Raymond Tennis Courts (50 W 100 N - behind swimming pool)

 

Printable Rules

 

Events and Age Group: All ages as of December 31st of current year.

 

  • Boys/Girls U10 Singles - ¾ Court with orange balls
  • Boys/Girls U12 Singles - ¾ Court with green balls
  • Boys/Girls U14 Singles
  • Boys/Girls U16 & U18 Singles
  • Men/Ladies under 50 - Singles and Doubles
  • Men/Ladies over 50 - Singles and Doubles
  • Adult & Youth Open Doubles (encouraging parent & child teams)

 

Regional Representation:

Open registration - no limit on the number of participants from each region.

Each individual may enter only three events.

 

Format:

Round Robin; however, the Host Community and Sport Chair reserves the right to alter the competition format to accommodate a large draw.

 

Winners in all rounds will be determined by the number of sets won or, in a tie situation, the lesser number of games lost will be used to break the tie. If, by any chance, losses are identical, the victorious player of the matching involving the tied players will be declared the winner.

 

U10 & U12 - First to 4, no add scoring

U14 - U18 - First to 6

All adult matches will be first to 8, must win by 2.

8-8 tie will go to a 7-point tie breaker.

 

  • Singles

During a tie-break game, points are scored “zero”, “1”, “2”, “3”, etc. The first player/team to win seven points wins the “Game” and “Set”, provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent. If necessary, the tie-break game shall continue until this margin is achieved.

 

The player whose turn it is to serve will be the server for the first point. His/her opponent will be the server for the second and third points. Thereafter, each player will serve alternately for 2 consecutive points until the winner of the game and set have been decided.

 

Players will change ends after every 6 points and at the conclusion of the tie-break game.

 

  • Doubles

In doubles, the procedure for singles will apply. The player whose turn it is to serve will be the server for the first point. Thereafter, each player will serve in rotation for 2 points, in the same rotation of service within each team as previously in that set, until the winners of the game and set have been decided.

 

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Standard tennis rules and regulations as outlined in Tennis Canada’s “Rules of the Court 2017” shall apply.
  2. All participants must be ready to play when called. The 15 minute default rule shall apply.
  3. Every athlete must be able to produce appropriate identification at all times.
  4. The Southern Alberta Summer Games has a Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy. If a competitor, coach, parent, or spectator is abusive in any way towards officials, other competitors or volunteers, they will immediately be ejected from competition.

 

Registration Deadline:

 

Registration Deadline as designated by your Regional Director

 

All registrations are done through your Regional Director, who will determine the Regional Deadline. The registration fee must also be submitted to your Regional Director. Signed consent forms must accompany the waivers.

 

No late registrations will be accepted.

 

Events will be cancelled if there are less than two individuals or teams registered. Should any event be cancelled due to lack of registrations, the athletes being affected by the cancellation will be given an opportunity to reregister in another suitable category provided that event is scheduled to run.