Each London Tennis Knockout Tournament lasts up to 3 months depending on the draw
size. Two weeks given for each round to be played and players should keep to the deadlines.
The event is London wide but players should play half of their matches at their home venue.
Each Knockout winner will receive £150 and the runner up £100, these will be in the form of
vouchers to redeem on tennis equipment with our sponsors. The finalists will also receive
trophies and London Tennis Performance T Shirts.
We ask all participants of the knockouts to be active players and enter into the spirit
of the competition by making early contact with opponents and arranging matches
well in advance of playing if possible.
Players should contact one another in order to arrange matches by email or texting
if a mobile number is available in a player's profile. Players in each match will be
denoted as home or away players and the home player will get to choose the venue,
although any venue may be chosen by mutual agreement.
Matches should be the best of 3 tie break sets. Although players if mutually agreed
may play a champions tie-break in place of the 3rd set, a champions tie-break is a
tie-break to 10 points instead of the standard 7 points.
AAll knockout matches count towards a players London Tennis Site Ranking.
Both players should bring a new can of 4 balls to the match. A coin toss can then
decide which can to use. At the end of the match the winner leaves with the
unopened can and the lose takes the used balls.
Court fees must be split equally between the two players. Club guest fees should be
paid by the visitor as long as it is an acceptable amount– please find out these costs
Please give your opponent the benefit of the doubt and only call the lines on your
side of the net.
Unfinished matches can be completed another day from the where play finished, to
the nearest game.
Match results should be posted by the winning player within a day of the match
All matches are played without officials, so players must conduct themselves in a
sportsman like manner both on and off the court. This includes:
Responding promptly to invitations to play by email or text.
Getting to matches and entering results on time.
Notifying opponents well in advance if an arranged match can not be played
for any reason.
Understanding and abiding by the rules
Refraining from shouting or swearing.
We ask that all cases of unsportsmanlike conduct are reported to London Tennis.
This allows us to log reports against players so that we can then identify any
persistant offenders. Should any players threaten or physically abuse another
player, then they will be removed from the League and the website altogether.
Walkovers in the league will count towards a player's League and Site ranking.
Walkovers are entered as 1-0 as a single set score
Walkovers can be claimed when your opponent:
Does not show up for an arranged match.
Shows up more than 20 minutes late, although the waiting player can just
choose to just play the match.
Does not give at least 4 hours notice when cancelling an arranged match.
Does not complete the match for any reason.
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