$50 non-refundable entry fee applies per person (includes day and full members).
Day members playing after 6pm: No additional fee.
PRIZE MONEY (Club Cash)
Winner: $150 Club Cash | Runner Up: $75 Club Cash
Prize money is for each division.
BALLS & SCORE
One new can of balls per match.
A new can of Wilson US Open or similar (Wilson Tour Premier) balls will be provided by the Club every match. Score must be recorded to the pro shop by the winner at the conclusion of each match where possible. If pro shop is closed, record the score inside the RR Scores Whatsapp group.
- If the match DOES NOT start and it is postponed due to wet weather, players must return the balls to the shop even if it’s been opened.
- If the match becomes rained out at any point during the match, players still use the same can of balls to resume.
- No pre-collection of balls before any match (day/week before) allowed. Any matches that starts outside of club opening hours forfeits the can of new balls per match provided by the Club.
- Players who wish to use new balls to resume their match do so at their own expense.
Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th April
All divisions will start Wednesday 26th April & Thursday 27th April. The round robin stages will run for approximately 15 weeks, pending entries for each division and wet weather cancellations.
The playoffs will start the Wednesday immediately after the regular season. This also applies in cases where there is an extension due to wet weather.
FINALS Dates: TBC
There are three divisions divided with 14-15 players in each Division.
There are 3 permanent bookings on Wednesday and 3 permanent bookings on Thursday.
Time slots are 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Try to book using these allocations first and if these courts are full then book another court.
Access to booking the Wednesday and Thursday night permanent courts will be as follows:
- 2 Weeks advanced booking. Members to email the pro shop email@example.com to make a booking more than one week in advance. Within 1 week, members can book as per the normal member booking process.
- If a suitable time cannot be arranged to organise a match, the match must be played within 7 days of the original match schedule.
- Both parties must include the Sports Manager in a group Whatsapp chat to finalise the rescheduled match.
- If neither player can play after the 7-day grace period, the match must be played on a day/time allocated by the Club or both parties forfeits the match.
- If rescheduled match rains out, a maximum of another 7 day extension will apply.
- Matches booked outside the permanent court and time allocations must be communicated within the Pro Shop’s opening hours (10am – 9:30pm) to the Sports Manager to allow adequate communication time for pro shop staff to allocate balls.
All wet weather cancellations to be determined by Pro Shop staff only.
Cancellations must be made a minimum of 48 hrs before scheduled booking, otherwise a forfeit will apply to both players.
Cancellations must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org so the court can be made available for another competing pair.
If a player withdraws from the competition during the current season, you are not eligible to participate in the next RR Singles competition. No refunds applicable.
Two or more withdrawals from matches during the competition (without a medical certificate) may prevent you from participating in future RR Singles competitions. (Final decision to be made at the discretion of the Tennis Committee & Sports Manager).
- Matches are best of three sets (third set is a super tiebreak to 10 points).
- Tie breaks are played at 6-6 during the first two sets.
- Standard Australian tennis rules apply (refer to Tennis Australia Website if unsure).
- A player can claim the first set if their opponent does not show after 20 minutes.
- A player can claim a straight sets win if their opponent does not show after 40 minutes.
- Winner must report the score to Pro Shop staff. Please post the score in the RR Scores Whatsapp chat and through the reporting system in case it gets missed.
- Players must make an appropriate effort to book reasonable playing hours – between 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
- Both players are responsible for coordinating their matches.
- Walkovers are considered 6-0, 6-0.
- Straight sets win: 3 points to winner
- Two sets to one win: 2 points to winner
- Losing player wins one set: 1 point to loser
- Losing in straight sets: 0 points to loser
- Super tiebreak: +/- 2 games (win/loss)
- Players must play at least 1 match per week (use the schedule as a guide).
- Players must finish 80% of matches to qualify for finals.
- Players who fail to reach 80% completion will have their points voided.
- Any outstanding matches not played by the end of the regular season will be considered a walkover (if appropriate effort has not been made to play those matches). The Tennis Committee along with the Sports Manager has the final decision on the allocation of walkovers.
- NO bonus points will be awarded for completing matches early.
- In the case of weeks/months of wet weather, the Tennis Committee, along with the Sports Manager may choose to extend the regular season.
- Matches started but not finished due to wet weather can be resumed when appropriate or point allocation negotiated by both players.
- Injury and unforeseen circumstances will be considered by the Tennis Committee but the benefit will usually be given to the player who requested to play the match.
The top 8 players from each Division compete in an elimination quarterfinal with winners moving on to the semi-final and then Grand Final.
The pairing of players for quarter finals and semifinals in each division based on the regular season is:
1 v 8
2 v 7
3 v 6
4 v 5
The Grand Final will be played with the last remaining player from each pool.
Top of the table (Division 2 and 3)
- The winner will move into the next highest division.
- 2nd place will play the second last place of the division above them for a chance to play in that division.
Bottom of the table (Division 1 and 2)
- Last place will move into the next lowest division.
- Second-last place will play 2nd place of the division below them for a chance to play in the higher division.
- All players who do not finish 80% of their matches (without adequate reasoning) will also play a relegation match against a player in sequential order from the division below them e.g., Div 1 player competes against the 3rd highest ranked player in their respective Div 2 counter-pool.
***Any complaints/appeals are to be submitted to the Tennis Committee for consideration.