Singles League Rules

  1. Matches to be played between the following dates:
    • Winter League Season: 1st December to 28th February
    • Spring League Season: 1st March to 31st May
    • Summer League Season: 1st June to 31st August
    • Autumn League Season: 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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. If any player fails to appear within 15 minutes after the agreed start time or cancels an arranged match, the opposing player shall be entitled to claim 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.
  7. Best endeavours should be made by all players to complete all matches during the season. If any player ignores another players request for a match on three or more occasions, then the opposing player shall be entitled to claim a Walkover win 9-0 and they will 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 is Not Played during the season for any reason other than rules 6 or 7 above, shall be left blank and both players will receive -5 penalty points for failing to fulfil their fixture. The League Organiser will register NP for any matches that haven’t got a result against 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.