It is the start of the club championships and this year we are trying a new format to the competition. It is a knockout competition with each match being over three sets (two normal sets and a deciding 10 point tie break set if required). The draws were made on Saturday and are posted in the pavilion and here (below). The main draws for each competition have been seeded with the Division one draw which starts earlier, qualifying the top 4/8 players into main draw to battle it out to finals day.
The Division 1 draw will also continue to a final on the 4th September so players in the Division 1 draw could be in both the Div 1 and Main draw final.
Players teams will need to contact each other to arrange the matches (which should take less than 2hrs) and the Fastcourts system can be used to contact players you are not already familiar with.
The mixed doubles draw has a few more men entering than ladies, so if any ladies still wish to enter there are a few spaces available. The mixed doubles draw will be published around mid week to see if we can get the draw completed.
The rounds of the competition have play by dates in order to avoid a pile up of matches in early September. If you are unable to play matches by the date noted please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try to accommodate matches.
THE PARK TENNIS CLUB
Rules For Playing a 10 Point Tie Break
Also called super tiebreakers, 10-point match tiebreakers are
sometimes used in lieu of a final set when a match becomes tied
at one set all or, in the case of a best-of-five-sets match, two sets
all. Specific rules must be followed, and the player or doubles team who wins the super tiebreaker wins the match.
Order of Serving
When a super tiebreaker is used as the final set, the original order of service continues. Before the start, though, doubles teams can change their order of serving and receiving, and this order remains until the end of the tiebreaker.
Who Serves First?
The player or team whose turn it is to serve, serves the first point of the tiebreaker.
The next two points are then served by the opposing player or team. From then on each player or team alternates serving two points until the end of the tiebreaker.
When to Change Ends
Players change ends of the court after the first point and then after every six points.
An approved alternative, which is fairer especially when playing in extreme weather conditions such as wind and sun, is to switch after the first point and then after every four points.
Match Tiebreaker Scoring
Points are simply scored 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on. The first player or team to win 10 points by a two-point margin wins the match. If the score in the match tiebreaker becomes tied at 10 points, play continues until a player or team has a two-point lead.