Tennis Tournament Rules and FAQs

Rules

  • Your participation fees will be your donation towards Boston's Children Hospital.
  • Please bring print-out of PayPal receipt along with you for the tournament.
  • If you haven’t paid, get cash (Appreciate exact money) for payment*.
  • Food is available for nominal price**.
  • Men’s Doubles Participants need to come at 7:45 AM for check in.
  • Men’s Doubles games start at 8:00 AM.
  • Men’s Singles Participants need to come at 8:30 AM for check in.
  • Men’s Singles games start at 8:45 AM.
  • If you do not show up for the tournament then the person playing against you will go to next round.
  • Please be on-time for your turn to play.
  • Check-In will start at 7:45 AM for Doubles, 8:30 AM for Singles. Games will start right after check-in.
  • Winner will be decided by 1 set
  • DEUCE RULE – *** VERY IMPORTANT ****
    • In singles or doubles when you reach to DEUCE (40-40), Game will be decided by Next Point... There will not be any advantage. For Next Point, Receiving side will choose which end (Left/Right) they want to receive the service.
  • Are we getting new tennis ball after every SET ?
    • NO, we will be giving first SET of NEW balls to each Court. We will finish all first rounds using same BALLS till semi finals. if you want NEW BALLs in between sets you can buy it at register. We will sell it for actual cost.
    • Next New balls will be provided to Men’s signals and doubles semis and finals.
    • Please remember our main objective is to generate as much as money for Boston Children hospital without compromising game quality. Your cooperation is expected.
  • How is winner decided in a set?
    • A player (or players) who first win six games wins a set, except that he must win by a margin of two games over his opponent and where necessary a set is extended until this margin is achieved.
    • The tie-break system will start once both players reach 6-6.
    • The following system shall be used in a tie-break game.
      • A player who first wins seven points with two point margin shall win the game.
      • The player whose turn it is to serve shall be the server for the first point. His opponent shall be the server for the second and third points and thereafter each player shall serve alternately for two consecutive points until the winner of the game and set has been decided.
  • How many times I can change sides?
    • There will be side change only one time which will be after 5th game. This is to avoid delay in changing courts. All are indoor courts so no question of sunshine etc.

* Unpaid participant – Pay to cashier before Check-IN.

** Rice, Vada, Samosa, Tea, Water etc.

** Please look at DEUCE Rule

FAQs

  • Can you give more details of Tournament Schedule?
    • Tournament will begin on 20th Aug 2016 at 8:00 AM EST. Plan is to finish all games by 4 PM.
  • When will I get my game schedule?
    • Draw will finalize & communicated to all registered participant one day before the tournament.
  • Whom will I play in first round?
    • Draw will be based on Lottery System. Winner will be promoted to next level (Single Elimination System).
  • Will there be a referee for the games?
    • No official referee. We can think of referee for semi-final & final games. Players should honor the calls. Plan is to have at least one volunteer for each court to administer the schedule.
  • Who will provide Tennis Balls
    • Participant will bring their own Racquet. Dwarkamai Sports will provide Tennis Balls.
  • Umpiring?
    • If a person is not sure, he/she must always continue playing as if ball is IN.
    • Always person at Receiving End will call if ball is IN/OUT.
    • Not sure is always right and one should play, no re-serve for the point.
  • Driving Direction for Venue?
    • Venue is at Billerica Recreation Tennis Courts 19 Campbell Rd, Billerica, MA 01821.