Singles League Rules

  1. Matches to be played between the following dates and best endeavours should be made by all players to complete all matches during the season.
    • Winter: 1st December to 28th February
    • Spring: 1st March to 31st May
    • Summer: 1st June to 31st August
    • Autumn: 1st September to 30th November
  2. The league is predominately to be played on indoor courts; however outdoor courts can be used if mutually agreed by both players.
  3. Players must be on court and ready to play no later than 15 minutes after the agreed start time. If any player is not ready to play after fifteen minutes of the agreed start time, unless mutually agreed by both players to start late or rearrange the match for another time, they shall forfeit the match 9-0 and concede the two points.
  4. Both players are to bring a set of balls each and agree on which ones to use before the match. If undecided, toss a coin. Balls should be in new or nearly new match playing condition. If needed, new balls can be purchased from reception and the cost split between the players.
  5. Matches to be played as a single “Pro Set” to 9. If games are tied at 8 all, a tie break to 7 (with 2 clear points) should be played. If court time runs out before a player reaches 9, the match should be resumed at the same score on another court or at another time mutually agreed until completion. If the match cannot be rearranged until it is fully completed and the players agree a draw, one point shall be awarded to each player.
  6. Immediately following the end of each match, enter the score on the website in the ‘Result’ boxes for that match. The winner should ensure scores are filled in for both players.
  7. If any player fails to appear or cancels an arranged match and the match cannot be rearranged at a different time, the opposing player shall be awarded a Walkover win 9-0 and receive two points. (W/O) should be placed after the 9 or 0 in Player 2’s ‘Result’ box to show it was a Walkover.
  8. Any match that hasn’t been played for any reason other than rule 3 or 7 above, shall be left blank and both players will receive zero points. The organiser will register NR for any matches that haven’t got a result in them at the end date of the season.
  9. The top two players of each Division will be promoted and the bottom two relegated at the end of the season. An exception to this may arise following either the withdrawal or addition of players, in which case the number of players promoted and/or relegated will be at the discretion of the Organiser.
  10. If two or more players in the same division tie on equal number of points, for promotion, relegation or the Divisional Champion, the higher placed player shall be determined as follows:
    1. The player with the best For and Against (FA) ratio shall be awarded the higher league position.
    2. If the FA is equal, the winner of the match between the tied players shall be used to determine the higher placing.

Trophy will be presented to the winner at the end of the season for all divisions.