NSW COMBINED HIGH SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION

NORTH WESTERN METROPOLITAN

 HIGH SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION

 

 

WINTER TENNIS

 

(Updated August 2020)

 

 

Competitions are played in four (4) divisions:

 - Open 1st grade, Open 2nd grade, Under 15, and Under 14

 

Player rankings:

 

Players are to be nominated as 1, 2, 3, 4 based upon their ability in singles match play.

 

Doubles Teams:

 

The number 1 doubles team is whichever team contains the number 1 singles player with any of the other three team members playing that day. i.e. player 1 and 2, 1 and 3 or 1 and 4 paired together.

 

The number 2 doubles team will be made up of the other two players not including the number 1 singles player. i.e. player 2 and 3 or 2 and 4 paired together.

 

 

Match play and determining the winner:

 

- A Rubber will be 4 Singles matches and 2 Doubles matches. 

- Each Match will be a Set of 6 standard long deuce games. The winner will be determined as the player with the most game wins.

- If the game score is 3 all, then a tie break will be played to the first to seven points (the winner of which must win by 2 points).

- If at the conclusion of the Doubles, the Match Score is 3 all, then the winner will be determined as the team which has won the most Games for the whole Rubber.  If the Game score is equal, then the Rubber will be declared a TIE (reverse doubles are not played in round matches).

 

Reverse Doubles (for semi-finals and finals only):

 

Reverse doubles are only played in semi-finals and finals matches according to the following rules:

- If the match score is 3 all OR 4 – 2 with less than 10 games differential THEN Reverse Doubles must be played.

- In the match-up, Team A Doubles 1 plays Team B Doubles 2, and Team A Doubles 2 plays Team B Doubles 1.

- If at the conclusion of the Reverse Doubles, the Match Score is 4 all, then the winner will be determined as the team which has won the most Games for the whole Rubber.  If the Game score is equal, then the Rubber will be declared a TIE.

 

Equipment

 

Only approved racquets are to be used.

The home school is responsible for providing at least two new balls on each court for the start of the day’s matches.

 

Coaches

Coaches should keep a record of the Game score for each match.