TENNIS RULES

TENNIS RULES

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GUIDING BODIES

United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #107. San Diego CA 92111
Tele. (858) 571-9919; FAX; (858) 571-1641; E-mail: uspfcinfo@cpaf.org

United States Tennis Association (USTA)
70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604-3602 Tele: (914) 696-7000
USTA uses ITF rules available online at www.itftennis.com

EVENTS
Men’s and Women’s Individual events will be offered in the following age categories:

18–29 50-59 30–39 60+
40 – 49

Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles events will be offered in the following age categories: 18 – 29 40 – 49

30 – 39 50 +

OFFICIALS

Sport Coordinator

One umpire and four line judges are suggested during the semi-final and final matches.

During the preliminary matches, competitors may fulfill these duties, except when the matches involve another competitor from the same team or agency or any other known conflict.

PERSONNEL
Local club pro or Parks and Recreation Tennis Director.
Schedule Keeper: Maintains court schedule and match results. Also serves as site check-in clerk.

MEDICAL

Basic medical supplies, such as a first aid kit will be provided by the Host at each venue. Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.

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FACILITY

Courts: Hardcourts are the expected norm, but courts with other surfaces will be considered. Approximately 10 courts minimum will be needed for the first two days of competition. Thereafter, a minimum of eight courts are necessary. Court surfaces must be in good repair. Wire nets are not acceptable.

The facility should have seating areas for spectator viewing.
If the site has shower and locker rooms, they should be made available to competitors.

EQUIPMENT

Balls: Use Wilson or Penn heavy duty, high visibility (yellow) or equivalent approved by USPFC. The Host shall provide two or three new balls for the first two sets of each match and two or three new balls for the third set of three-set matches. The confirmation letter should advise competitors the brand of ball the Host intends to use.

BRACKETING

FEED-IN CONSOLATION BRACKET THROUGH THE SEMI-FINALS. MAIN DRAW SEMI- FINAL LOSERS WILL DROP DOWN INTO THE CONSOLATION AND COMPETE FOR THE BRONZE MEDAL.

SCHEDULING

Depending on the number of entries, players may have to play more than one Singles or Doubles match in one day. Under these circumstances, two matches per day may be scheduled during the early rounds, but players will not be scheduled to play more than one medal round match per day in Singles or Doubles in one particular event.

No. of Competitors 16 bracket

8 bracket

Schedule

1st round /1st day Quarter Finals/2nd day Semi-Finals/3rd day Finals/4th day

Same as above except reducing the 1st and 2nd day to one round. Consolation will catch up to main draw

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TENNIS – Page 3 In case of four (4) competitors, the Round Robin system will be used.

Singles competition will consist of the best two of three tie-breaker sets, regular scoring. Tie- breakers will be played when sets are tied at 6 games all. The 12-point tie-breaker will be utilized. First player to 7 points with a two point advantage.

All doubles competition will consist of the best two of three sets, no-ad scoring. If a 3rd set is needed, players will play a Championship tie-breaker. The Championship tie-breaker is the first team to ten (10) points with a two point advantage.

All feed-in consolation matches will be an 8-game pro-set, regular scoring, with the 12-point tie- breaker at 8 games all. The consolation final match, which determines the bronze medal winner, will be best two of three sets. The same scoring rules will apply for singles and doubles respectively.

3rd place (bronze medal): Will be determined by the winner of the feed-in consolation bracket. Semi-final losers in each main draw will drop down to the feed-in consolation and compete for 3rd place, the bronze medal.

GENERAL SPORTS RULES for Tennis

Each match will be assigned a start time. If the competitor does not show up 20 minutes after the scheduled time, a 20-minute default rule will be enforced. The competitor will lose the match and will be excluded from competition in that category (including the consolation tournament).

During the matches, there will be a 90-second break during the change over. This change will take place every second game, except for the first game of each set.

In case of injury during the match, the player can receive medical care or take an injury time-out for a maximum of 5 minutes. Beyond this time, the player will have to decide if he/she continues or withdraws. In case of withdrawal, the player will not be allowed to participate in the consolation tournament.

The seeds of each bracket have been chosen based on the results from the prior two USPFC until result are established for the USPFC in the coming years.

SCORING

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AWARDS

A maximum of 34 sets of medals (1st through 3rd place) will be required. USPFC will advise you of the number of sets needed based on total entries, plus a reasonable margin.

ATTENTION COORDINATORS
THE GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.

YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.

PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT

The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.

The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.

PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.

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