After the draw has been made there will be a link here to our court booking software.
You can now sign up to the following tournaments:
Open tournament (finals Sat, 7 Sep 2019)
Vets Tournament (finals Sat, 20 Jul 2019)
Handicap (finals Sat, 17 Aug 2019)
Please only enter if you can make the finals day of that tournament and you must also be a paid up member. Off-peak and Transitional Club Members can only enter the Vets and Handicap tournaments.
The rules are below. Please contact Shah for any questions.
2019 SUMMER TOURNAMENT RULES
1) It is ULTIMATELY the responsibility of THE PLAYER/PLAYERS WHOSE NAME IS ON THE TOP OF EACH INDIVIDUAL MATCH DRAW to arrange the match. Failure to do so by the due date shown without an adequate reason being given to the tournament committee at least one week BEFORE the due date WILL result in that player/those players being disqualified.
2) The cost of entering is £10 per tournament (open, vets and/or handicap) which is due before the draws are carried out
3) All matches except the semi-final and final are to be the two full sets with normal tie breaks played in those sets if the set score reaches 6-6 followed by a deciding championship tie break (first to 10 with 2 points clear) to be played instead of a full third set if the match is 1 set all after the first 2 sets. Open semi-final and final will be the best of 3 sets.
4) Rules for tie breaks in handicap events is explained below.
5) Handicaps may be altered at the discretion of the tournament committee should it become apparent that the original handicap is incorrect.
6) Handicap differences should be netted off (for example if one person has a handicap of -15 and the other person has a handicap of -30, then each game should start love/-15).
7) In the event that a finalist is unable to play on Finals Day because of sickness or injury. The following will occur, if the other semi-final has not been played, this will then become the final. In the event the other semi-final has been played, both losing semi finalists shall play again for the final spot. If there is not enough time for the match to be played. The original loser of the semi-final will play in the final.
8) Before the final, if a player or pair have to withdraw because of either injury or they will be unable to make the final, their opponents will be given a bye to the next round. There will be no opportunity for the losing player in the previous round to play again.
9) Match times should be booked using the court booking system (there will be a link at the top of this page once the tournament starts) should not be played on Grasshopper club nights/mornings other than where permitted by the booking system.
10) Matches are not to be played when league fixtures have been arranged; please see the notice board for dates of fixtures.
11) Tournament matches will take priority over friendly games during the period outside booking times and club nights, see above.
12) In the event that insufficient people enter a particular event, then the event will not be run.
RULES FOR HANDICAP EVENT TIE BREAKS
1) If a match reaches one set all then a Championship tie-break will be played to decide the winner. A Championship tie-break is similar to a normal tie break but the winner is the first player to 10 points (rather than the normal 7 points). If the Championship tie-break score reaches 9-9, then you need to go two points clear to win the tie-break (as with a normal tie-break). Change ends every 6 points as normal.
2) A normal tie-break (ie the first player to 7 points) will be played in the first two sets if the score reaches 6-6 in those sets (still change ends every 6 points).
3) Handicapping in the normal tie breaks will be as follows:
Same handicap: Start tie-break at 0-0
Difference in handicap of 1 point (eg scratch against -15): Player with best handicap (eg scratch) starts tie-break 1-0 up.
Difference in handicap of 2 points (eg scratch against -30): Player with best handicap (eg scratch) starts tie-break 2-0 up.
Difference in handicap of 3 points (eg +15 against -30): Player with best handicap (eg +15) starts tie-break 3-0 up.
4) Handicapping in the Championship tie breaks will be as follows:
Same handicap:Start tie-break at 0-0
Difference in handicap of 1 point (eg scratch against -15):Player with best handicap (eg scratch) starts tie-break 2-0 up.
Difference in handicap of 2 points (eg scratch against -30):Player with best handicap (eg scratch) starts tie-break 3-0 up.
Difference in handicap of 3 points (eg +15 against -30):Player with best handicap (eg +15) starts tie-break 4-0 up.