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League Rules & Regulations

League Match Rules

Arranging Matches

We ask all participants of the league to be active players and enter into the spirit of the league by playing as many matches as 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 league profile. Players must agree on where to play the match and players should be prepared to play both home and away matches.

Match Formats

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.

League Scoring

All League matches count towards a players League ranking, the league ranking works much like the London Tennis site ranking. All League matches will count towards the players League and Site Ranking.

Match Balls

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. We strongly recommend RS balls which are available to buy on the site, you will find that these balls although are expensive will last longer than any other ball on the market, their quality exceeds all other balls on the market today.

Court Fees

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 in advance.

Line Calls

Please give your opponent the benefit of the doubt and only call the lines on yoiur side of the net.

Unfinished Matches

Unfinished matches can be completed another day from the where play finished, to the nearest game.

Results

Match results should be posted by the winning player within a day of the match being completed

Conduct

All matches are played without officials, so players must conduct themselves in a sportsman like manner both on and off the court. This includes:

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.

Any players who threaten or physically abuse another player will be removed from the league and the website.

Walkovers

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:

Knockout Tournament Rules & Regulations

Knockout Match Rules

For Arranging Matches we ask all participants to make contact with one another early to arrange any match and 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.

All matches must be played within a 25 mile radius of Charing Cross.

LTA rated players are welcome, but an LTA rating is not required to enter the tournament - for information about standards please take a look at the ratings information page - you will need to choose a rating when setting up your membership profile - membership is free and players must be members to enter the event. Players are asked to use best judgement when rating themselves and read the ratings section carefully when choosing a rating.

All players who enter will get FREE British Tennis Membership, to get this please email paul@londontennis.co.uk to request it.

Trophies and Prizes

The winner and runner-up will received trophies after the final at the National Tennis Centre. There will also be prize money of £150 for the winner and £75 for the runner-up.

Match Formats

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.

Match Balls

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. We strongly recommend RS balls which are available to buy on the site, you will find that these balls although are expensive will last longer than any other ball on the market, their quality exceeds all other balls on the market today.

Court Fees

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 in advance.

Line Calls

Please give your opponent the benefit of the doubt and only call the lines on your side of the net.

Unfinished Matches

Unfinished matches can be completed another day from the where play finished, to the nearest game.

Results

Match results should be posted by the winning player within a day of the match being completed

Conduct

All matches are played without officials, so players must conduct themselves in a sportsman like manner both on and off the court. This includes:

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.

Any players who threaten or physically abuse another player will be removed from the league and the website.

Walkovers

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:

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