Club Tournament

Club Tournament is the way to go if you want to test your skills and go all the way to be a club champion.

Winners get prizes and, of course, bragging rights.

Updated: Sep 9th 2022

Sign-up

  • Cost: $5 per player for singles, $5 per team for doubles

  • Registration opens on Thursday, Aug 25th, at 00:00 (1 minute after Wednesday, Aug 24th at 23:59)

  • Registration closes on Monday, Sep 5th, at 23:59 for all categories

  • Club rating is mandatory

  • When signing up for a Doubles Tournament, you must already have your partner's name confirmed (i.e. you cannot sign-up solo)

  • Minimum age is 14


When

(Make sure you read the availability requirement below!)

The week of Monday, Sep 12th

  • Co-ed Singles 3.5 and Above

The week of Monday, Sep 19th

  • Co-ed Singles 3.5 and Below

  • Mixed Doubles Open

The week of Monday, Sep 26th

  • Ladies Doubles Open

  • Ladies Singles Open

  • Co-ed Doubles Open

Notes:

  • If you chose to play in the co-ed category, you cannot play in the ladies category

  • Minimum participants is 6 per category. If it's less than 6, tournament organizer may cancel the category


Availability Requirement

You must be available on the following days and times:

  • Every day of the week of the tournament that you signed-up for, except for the Wednesday

  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday between 19:00 and 23:00

  • Friday between 19:00 and 21:00

  • Saturday & Sunday between 11:00 and 21:00

  • Finals Day (Sunday, Oct 2nd) between 11:00 and 21:00

  • Rain out Finals Day (Saturday, Oct 8th or Sunday, Oct 9th TBD)


The Draw

  • Draws will be posted on the Friday prior to the week of the match play

  • Once the draws are sent, no adjustments will be made, except under special circumstances.

  • If player name(s) are omitted from the draw due to administrative error, the draw will be redone

  • If player(s) are omitted from a tournament and cannot provide proof of registration, unfortunately the player(s) will not be participating in the tournament and the draw will not be redone

  • Each player has the responsibility to find out when their first match is scheduled

  • Seeded players are determined by the Programs Committee based on the input of the Head Pro

  • Tournament draws with fewer than eight participants may be cancelled or combined

  • Substitutions may be made prior to completion of the first round

  • If seedings are affected by the substitution, the Tournament Director may re-do the draw


Match Format

Until Quarterfinal, the format is Fast Four:

  • best 2 of 3 sets

  • each set is a race to 4 games

  • win by 2 games at 3 games all, win by a 7 point tie-break at 4 games all

  • 2 hour time limit

  • with-ad scoring (i.e. no sudden death)

For Semifinals & Finals, the format is Full Set:

  • best 2 of 3 sets

  • each set is a race to 6 games

  • win by 2 games at 5 games all, win by a 7 point tie-break at 6 games all

  • 3 hour time limit

  • with-ad scoring (i.e. no sudden death)

For both formats, the 3rd set will be a 10 point super tie-break


Match Rules

Warm-up

  • Players have only 10 minutes to warm-up. If a player or team is given a penalty for being late, they are allowed a full warm-up from that point in time (10 minutes) without additional penalty.


Lateness

  • For every 5 full minutes that a player is late for a match, that player/team will lose one game, starting at the 5 minute mark.

  • At the 15 minute mark the player/team will automatically be defaulted.


Rescheduling of Matches

  • Matches are to be played during club hours on the day and at the time scheduled without exception

  • A match may be rescheduled if:

    • There is a rain delay of more than 30 minutes

    • The match has been cancelled by the tournament director (or someone on their behalf) due to weather conditions

    • In the tournament director’s sole discretion (or someone on their behalf) he or she feels that it would be fair and appropriate under the circumstances to reschedule the match


Injury

  • Failure to play a match due to injury may result in default.


Code of Conduct

  • Tournament rules are to be strictly followed, and on-court conduct and sportsmanship is expected or player(s) will be disqualified.