WESTERNPORT NIGHT TENNIS
ASSOCIATION INC RULES
Starting time 7.00pm
2, Dark out at 10.30pm this must be adhered to.
3, Late teams automatically lose first set after
20min absent. Teams more than 30min late forfeit the match.
4, Finish at all venues is 10.30pm, the service game
in progress at the time is to be completed and then play is to cease. Dark out
is to be written on the unfinished sets/games, the winner will be calculated on
the sets and games played.
FORFEITS AND WASH OUTS
1, Teams receiving forfeits shall score maximum
points to nil if entered on the score sheet. It is the home team’s
responsibility to notify the score secretary of the forfeit. Failure to submit
a score sheet within 6 days of the round will result in all match points
awarded to the away team regardless of who forfeited the match.
2, In the event of a wash out a score sheets
must be submitted to the score secretary by the home team stating a wash
out. Failure to submit a score sheet within 6 days of the round will
result in all match points awarded to the away team.
3, In the event of wet weather, the home court wet
weather contact is to phone the home team captains who will then advise the
respective team members and the captain of the opposition team.
1, Score sheets must be filled in completely, both
team names, date, all players names and must be signed by both captains. Points
penalties for incomplete score sheets may apply.
2, Late score sheet; If the score sheet is not
received by the score secretary within 6 days of the round, the
opposition team will receive 8 points, irrespective of the nights results.
1, Matches will be decided on sets. If equal sets,
results will be decided on games.
2, Two (2) points awarded per win on night, and one
(1) point per set won.
3, For a wash out or draw, each team will receive 4
4, In the event of a wash out once a match has
commenced points will be awarded for sets played and shared accordingly for
incomplete sets, unless team has unbeatable lead.
1, Players considered by the committee to be playing
a division below their standard will incur point’s loss for games won by their
2, Home teams are responsible for the preparation of
the courts, prior to 7.00pm.
3, The Westernport Night Tennis Inc has adopted the
Tennis Australia Member By-Law Protection Policy. Viewable on the Tennis
4, The consumption of alcohol on the tennis court is
strictly prohibited. Players found guilty of consuming alcohol on the court
will be liable for suspension.
5, Monday and Tuesday
night competition teams can consist of up to six players, three men & three
ladies for mixed and up to six men for men’s doubles. Players must complete
each set started, player are not to be swapped during a set. Score sheets must
be completed with all names before the match commences.
The nights match will consist of 6 sets, each set will be a 6 game set
with tie-break. The format of play is 1 set of men's doubles, 1 set
of Ladies doubles and 4 set of mixed. the highest ranked player will play
as number one on the score sheet and decreasing in
rank to number 4.
It is permissible to substitute a female player as a male player, permitting
the substitute players ranking is consistent or lower than the team
All players must be a financial member of a club and have a current Tennis Vic
1, Ball money is $7.00 per game per
2, Captains are responsible for the collecting and
checking the ball money prior to the game commencing.
1f, Players shall have played 2 qualifying matches
before being eligible to play in finals.
2f, A tie-break set will decide all finals in the
event of a tie. Tie-break pair is to be nominated on the back of the score
sheet prior to the commencement of the match.
3f, If a team requires emergency for finals and has
no qualified players, the captain of the team must submit three (3) name of
possible replacement within 24 hours to the night tennis committee. The
committee will select a suitable player from that list or may appoint a player.
Less than 24hrs may incur a forfeit.
4f, All team members must present themselves at the
venue of semi-finals and grand finals in the event of a washout a score sheet
is to be completed and marked washout then submitted to the
5f, During the finals period only, teams can play six
player teams, three female & three male or any variant of the same. The third
players must have completed minimum three games for that team to qualify. All
set are to be completed by each player. Exchanging players in an active set is
prohibited. Score sheets must be filled in prior to commencement of
6f, If the semi-finals are washed out the top teams
go into the grand finals.
7f, If the grand finals are washed out,
then the following week will be used. If that week is washed out then the top
team will be considered the winners.