Doubles League Rules
Each group will have 4 players designated A, B, C, D.
Week 1. A B vs. C D
Week 2. A C vs. B D
Week 3. A D vs. B C
A 10 minute warm up is allowed before the match starts. Players then play until one team reaches 13 games OR until an hour and a half has passed. When time is called play stops immediately and the score in games in reported to the supervisor. ( For the men this rule was altered by request, to play it out, However as a courtesy to the 8pm group Session one must play No Ad Scoring)
After a 3 week rotation, the scores are totalled and the player with the highest score in the group moves up into the next group, while the player with the lowest score moves down into the group below. Ties are broken by first considering the number of spares (most spares loses), and then by the toss of a coin.
If a player is unable to play one night, they must inform the Club as soon as possible (preferably the week before). The supervisor will then attempt to get a suitable spare from the spare list, or from another group.
When a player requires a spare, they will be penalized 5 games from their final for that week (even if 5 games are not achieved).
If a player fails to show up, or if they do not call to notify the Club by 12 noon on their league day, they will be penalized 8 points from their final score for that week.
In the event that only three of the four players are present, after fifteen minutes have passed, the remaining three will proceed to play Australian Doubles tennis.
If a player is repeatedly absent, they will be required to surrender their position to a willing player on the spare list.
The time for each group will change each week. The individual is responsible for knowing their time; be especially careful at the end of a session or after a partial rain out.
Times are as follows:
1. 6:30 – 8:00
2. 8:00 – 9:30
If the courts are not playable due to rain or other disasters, both sessions will be cancelled for the evening. The decision will be made according to court conditions at 5pm and a cancelation message will be placed on the club answering machine. It is the responsibility of the player to call the club when conditions are questionable. The sessions will remain at the same times for the following week.
A session is considered complete after at least half is played. Therefore if the first time slot is completed, and then the courts become unplayable (due to rain, etc.) those scores will be recorded. Any games played from the second session will be recorded as well. The times for the next week will rotate as if both sessions were completed.
**An annual fee (currently $12) will be collected to enable the club to provide a new can of balls per court per week.
Copies of the rules available at the clubhouse