Our 2012 Spring Summer club tournament held in July was a blast (despite the Spring rain cancelation and postponement to summer)! Congrats to the BRUISERS for winning the team tournament! Read about the details HERE.
Stay tuned for more details on our 2013 Club Tournament!
See below for rules and format of our 2012 tournament:
Back by popular demand, we will be holding our 2nd annual Spring Club Team Tennis Tournament. We've changed up the rules a bit this year - the format will be a round robin competition among 5 teams of 6 players, the format will be no-ad pro-sets (first to 8 games), and each team will field 2 singles and 2 doubles teams every round. All skill levels (men and women) are welcome to play and each team will be composed of players from multiple skill levels. Full rules below.
Since we can only have a maximum of 30 players, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up ASAP. Once we receive your entry fee, your spot in the tournament will be guaranteed.
Venue: PCC Rock Creek campus in Tualatin (17705 Northwest Springville Road Portland, OR)
Time: Sunday May 20th, 9am - 5:30pm (In case of inclement weather, the rain date will most likely be the weekend of Jun 9-10) Tournament has been rescheduled for SATURDAY JULY 7, 9am-530pm!
Entry deadline: one-week prior to the tournament (May 13th).
Cost: $20, including free pizza lunch and gatorade, and balls provided by the club. Our costs went up this year because we need to provide our own insurance in addition to the court fees.
Thanks to John B. for being the tournament director once again!
Spring Team Tennis Tournament Rules 2012
Format: Each team should have 6 players to occupy each position. There are 2 singles, and 2 doubles. Open/A level players can only occupy in the 1st singles or 1st doubles position. B level players can play any position. C players can only occupy the 2nd singles or 2nd doubles position. (*Never should there be a match up with an Open or A level player playing against a C level player.)
Scoring: 8-game pro-set will be played for each round. No-ad scoring! On game point, receiver chooses side to play the deciding point. Switch sides after every 4 games.
Set tiebreaker: When the set score is tied at 7 games all, a 9-point tiebreaker will be played. The first play or team to receive 5 points wins the set (8-7). The server rotation points go like this: 2,2,2,3 (The last server will serve 3 times if the score is 4-all to decide the point, the receiver chooses the side to return from.) –You do not have to win by 2!! It’s the first player or team to get 5 points wins!
Super tiebreaker: After all sets have been played and the scores have been calculated, if there’s a tie in the team total scoring, then a super-tiebreak of 13-points must be played! (Server rotation points go like this: 2,2,2,2,2,3 –in the case of a 6-all score, the last server will serve out the last point and receiver chooses the side to return from) The first player or team to get 7 points wins! In order to choose which event goes into the super tiebreak the captains will flip a coin whoever wins the toss decides which event plays out the super tiebreak.
Check in/Warm-up: Teams that are playing the 1st round can check right before 9:15a.m. and exchange line-ups. Teams playing during round 1 can receive a 15 minute warm-up which begins at 9:15a.m. The 1st round must begin NO LATER than 9:30a.m. For the other players, TPTA has reserved 1 additional court for the other teams to use the time during round 1 to warm-up and partially during round 2 for the last team still waiting to start by the 3rd round.
Defaults/substitutions: Only registered members can substitute for another player. If a player has a late arrival or a no-show, another player of the same level from a different team can sub-in for the absent player. If the player arrives late, they can take their place back on the court but will NOT be granted a warm-up/hitting period! (NOT even for just 30 seconds! PLAY MUST CONTINUE!) In case there is no one available to sub on time, then a match must be defaulted against the team that can’t field a full line-up. The default score will be 8-0 (*If an injury occurs during a match, then a sub from a different team can fill in. If this happens, please choose alternate subs after each round so not 1 person is gaining more playing time than the others for being a sub.)
Time: We are on a time crunch for this event! It will require every ones cooperation, and commitment to move efficiently through their matches. (20 seconds between points, 45 seconds between games, and NO MORE THAN 1 minute during changing sides!) Please keep up a fast pace during your matches. Each round has been divided up for 45 minutes.