Women’s Men’s & Mixed Leagues
11 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
Women’s Men’s & Mixed Leagues
Round 1 of the Womens & the Mens Doubles Leagues starts 11 July and the divisions are listed on the KBTC ebooking (court booking) system. To view click on Leagues & then select your league. See screen shot below.
The mixed league kicks off on 17th July.
- Player no. 1 is the captain of the team.
- Games are self-scheduling. Captains contact other teams & arrange matches
- At the start of each round the captains will receive an email listing all the teams in their division. Teams play the other teams in their division.
- Each match is 2 sets with a championship tie-break at one set all.
- NO-ADVANTAGE If a game reaches deuce, the next point wins. The receivers shall choose which side to receive the service – the receiving team cannot change sides to receive this deciding point. In mixed doubles, the player of the same gender as the server shall receive the deciding point. The players of the receiving team cannot change positions to receive the deciding point
- Captains enter match result electronically on the league table. kbtc.ie click on ‘Book a Court’, click on ‘Leagues’ – from the drop-down box select Men Doubles /Women’s Doubles/ Mixed Doubles. Each set and tie-break is scored at ONE point. (i.e. – results are either 2/0; 2/1).
- If captains cannot arrange to play their match within the time allowed for the round – no scores are entered. If a captain agrees to forfeit a match please enter -1/1. (This will give 0 points to the team who forfeits & 2 points to the opponent).
- If a player is injured during a match or unable to continue, their team must forfeit the match, entering 0/2 – should their team be a set ahead before injury, then enter a score of 1/2.
- If a team has to drop out during a round, scores of -1/1 will be entered for all matches that have not already been played.
- The system automatically give teams’ one additional point for each match played.
- Each round of the league will be 4 weeks in duration with players playing 3 – 4 matches. The closing date of the round is shown at top of league table. Results cannot be entered once a table is closed.
- The system automatically re-ranks teams according to their scores and promotes & relegates in each division for the next round. The system will then generate the tables for the next round.
- As far as possible all divisions will have 4 teams only – if numbers are uneven, then the lowest division will have either 3 or 5 teams, OR the lowest 2 divisions will have 3 teams.
- For the initial round, teams have been ranked by the selectors committee.
- Joining / Leaving
- Members may join a league at the start of a new round. New entrants enter at the lowest division. Contact: [email protected]
- Teams can opt out of a round – you must notify the organiser. As far as is possible when a team re-joins they will re-enter the same division.
- If your partner has to drop out due to injury / vacation – you may replace your partner in the next round without your ranking being affected. (Replacements / substitutes are not allowed once a round has started). Replacements have to be approved by the league organiser.
- League matches do not take priority. If your court is booked by other players for the next time slot and you have not completed your match – you will need to arrange another time to finish the match.
- Please arrive in time for your match. Warm up should be no longer than 10 min.
- The format and rules may need to be changed to allow the league to run smoothly, this is at the discretion of the league organiser.
- Tie-break: A tie break is played if a set reaches 6 games all. First player to 7 points winning by 2 points wins the set. (A set is won when one player reaches 6 games winning by 2 games)
- Championship Tie-break: At one set all, a championship tie-break is played. First player to 10 points winning by 2 points wins the match.
- Please be mindful of social distancing. Do not shake hands at the end of your match.
Feedback/queries to the League Organiser: Michelle Robson at [email protected].
Michelle Robson, July 2020