Saturday Games 2017/18- Juniors
Please ensure the team arrives 20-30 minutes before your game and that the score card is filled out ready to start.
There should be 3 courts available to play 2 singles and 1 doubles (twice)
Games this year for College and Intermediate Grades consist of 2 short sets of 4 games each with a tie break at 4 all (if required) and a super tie breaker at 1 set each.
Primary Grade games are first to 7 with a tie breaker at 6-6.
For a tie breaker the next server starts with 1 serve from the right then the next player serves twice, from the left then right, and so on until 6 points have been scored. At this point they change ends and carry on until one player reaches 7 points (changing ends at 12, 18, 24 points). They must win by a margin of at least 2 points ie 7-5 or 8-6 .
A super tie break is up to 10 points with a margin of at least 2 points.
If the match is tied then you count sets to find the winner. A super tie break is counted as a set, 5/4. If the match is still tied then you must count back games.
Team captains are to sign the score card and Managers will load results within 48 hours.
Playing your team
You must play your team in rank order 1-4 with 1 and 2 forming the number 1 doubles.
Rankings can be organized at coaching.
Five players can be used each week with 2 sharing one position on the team. For example if you rank your players 1-5 then player 2 could play only singles and player 3 could play doubles with player 1. You can have your players taking turns at having only one game.
You will find the seasons draw at Click Here This is subject to change so please check it regularly.
Please visit the Tennis Manawatu Website for official rules and other clubs contacts.