League rules

Arranging matches

  • It is the responsibility of every player to arrange his games with the opponents in his league within the time allowed.
  • Any player who fails to play at least one match in a league will be automatically excluded from the next league, unless they indicate clearly their availability to play.
  • Any player who fails to play at least one match in two consecutive leagues will be removed from the leagues and will only be allowed to re-enter at the discretion of the League Secretary.
  • A player who feels they will be unable to play any games in a particular league should withdraw from that league.
  • Players who withdraw from a league or mark themselves as unable to play will be dropped from the leagues unless they indicate clearly their readiness to re-enter the. Lack of clarity may result in a player being removed from the leagues.

What if I am unable to play all of my matches?

If games are unplayed because of failure to arrange a court for whatever reason then both players will be penalized and neither will receive any points.

What if my opponent cancels our match?

If a player cancels an arranged match for whatever reason they should make every effort to re-arrange the match. If the match can not be re-arranged then the player canceling will forfeit all the points and their opponent can claim 5 points for the match.

What if my opponent fails to turn up for a match?

If a player fails to turn up for a match within 10 minutes of the agreed time and without prior warning he will forfeit all the points for a match and their opponent can claim 7 points for the match.

What happens if we run out of time?

If a match is unfinished due to lack of time then the players have the option to re-arrange or to score the match from the grid above on the basis of the games completed.

What happens if I am injured part way through a match?

If a player is not able to finish a match due to injury or any other reason then if the match can not be re-arranged it will be awarded to their opponent. The loser will receive 2 points plus 1 point for each game won and the winner will receive 2 points plus 1 point for each game won and one point for each unplayed game.

What happens if I am injured part way through a league?

If a player withdraws from a league by removing their name from the box, the remaining players will be credited with a 5 - 0 walkover. If a player has already played the withdrawn player and scored better than this then their score will be retained.


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