- See General Rules, Section 1.
- Competitions will be held in both singles and doubles events.
- Each doubles team will consist of a minimum of two players each. If one team is deficient in players, that team will forfeit all matches that it does not field a participant.
- Each regional winner/team is automatically eligible for the state competitions. Each region will conduct its own runoff.
- The games will be under the direct control of a judge appointed by the State Director of Competitions.
- The game:
- The matches will be played in accordance with the current rules and regulations of the United States Tennis Association. Click here to view the current rules of tennis. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
- The best two out of three sets (6 games/set) will determine winners in each preliminary and the final round competitions. State competition may be limited to single set elimination.
- If the set score is tied at 6 games/each (first round) or six games/each (final round), a 9 point tie-breaker game (first to win 5 points player/team) will determine the match/set winner.
- Order of play and scoring:
- Drawings will be held to determine which individual/team plays which.
- Winner of the state competition must defeat all opposing teams according to the draw.
There may be a
score keeper for each match of the competition provided by the State
Director of Competitions. Any disputes will be handled by the judge in
Each chapter will
supply the balls for their matches at the regional level. The State
Association will provide the balls for state competition.
Tennis courts will
be selected by the State Director of Competitions at the state level.
Regions are responsible for their own competition sites.
transportation (if required) will be provided by the regional winners to the
state supplied courts.