UNFORTUNATELY, LACK OF TIME MEANS I HAVE TO SUSPEND THE LEAGUE UNTIL AT LEAST OCTOBER 2011..
7/2000 RULES (SUBJECT TO AMENDMENT)
- A match will be decided over the best of 3 sets. The first two sets will be decided by a tie-break at 6 games all The third set will be decided in the usual way, i.e. by a games difference of at least 2 after one player has won 6 games.
- For each set won, you will get 1 point. So, for winning a match, you will get 2 points: for losing a match in 3 sets, you will get 1 point.
- Points will be totalled up to decide the placings at the end of each League. They will also form the basis of promotions/demotions. Positions will be decided on the following basis; points,total matches played, wins, sets difference, then games difference. If two players are still level after this, the player who won their respective league match shall be judged to be ahead.
- A minimum number of matches will have to be completed within a given number of weeks from the start of each League. and 2 points will be awarded for achieving this target. The purpose of this rule is to encourage players to start their matches promptly. This minimum number of matches will be notified at the start of each League.
- If a player is more than 30 minutes late for his match appointment, he will be deemed to have lost the match. His opponent will therefore be awarded 2 points, 2 sets and 12 games.
- If a player cancels a match appointment without giving at least 24 hours notice , he will be deemed to have lost the match. His opponent will therefore be awarded 2 points, 2 sets and 12 games. However, a match CAN be cancelled at less than 24 hours notice due to bad weather conditions and by mutual agreement.
- If a player retires during a match, he will be deemed to have lost the match. His opponent will be awarded 2 points, 2 sets and 12 games. If the retiring player has won 1 set, however, he will be awarded 1 point, 1 set plus the number of games he had actually won before retiring.
- The match winner shall be responsible for passing on the result of his match to the Organiser within 3 days of playing the match.
- There is no strict concept of home and away matches in the League. Players are expected to work out a mutually convenient venue for their match. However, if players are unable to agree on this, then the first player to ring for a match appointment will have the choice of venue. If the same players meet for a subsequent match, the choice of venue will belong to the second player.
- The costs of court fees are covered by the home player, in recognition of the travel costs incurred by the away player. The home player is likewise responsible for providing adequate tennis balls.
- Players are expected to treat each other with due respect and consideration, no matter how intensely competitive the match. Rudeness will not be tolerated in this League.
- When a player is in a position where he can be promoted or relegated at the end of the League, but his remaining opponents are unavailable to play, then a walkover can be requested. In such case, the walkover comprises: 2 points, 2 sets and 12 games.
- Matches that have not been completed by the end of the League, shall be deemed to be void.
- The winners of each division in the League will be awarded a trophy to commemorate their win.
- The Organiser's decision on all matters is final.