Team Tennis Rules and Procedures
The following rules and procedures are intended to make Team Tennis run as smoothly and efficiently as possible so that it is enjoyable for everyone involved. The success of team tennis depends on each player being present or having someone else stand in for them! It is solely the player’s responsibility. Please do not rely on leaving a message – make sure your replacement is arranged.
Player assessment and teams
At the beginning of each season each player’s skill level is assessed. Players are encouraged to notify the team tennis coordinator if they have a preference of being on the same team.
At the start of the season, each team is required to have a captain. If nobody from the team volunteers to be the captain, team tennis coordinator will appoint a member of that team. Captain’s responsibilities include these four tasks regarding match score sheet:
Entering team players’ names
Assigning each player with a number based on their group skill level, as discussed with the team
Recording scores of each match
Leaving the score sheet in the designated folder in the clubhouse after the match
At the start of each match, players will be assigned a number based on their group skill level:
Intermediate (numbers 4, 5 & 6)
Advanced (numbers 1, 2 & 3)
This should be team decision. It is recommended that, every match or so, each player floats one number up and one down within their group skill level. Players should not expect to stay at one number all season. This is to ensure team bonding and fairness of play.
Each set will consist of the first team to 6 games.
All deuces will be sudden death.
A standard 7-point tie-breaker will be played at 5 games all.