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Teams must have a minimum of 3 males and 3 females. There is no limit to how many players are on a team.
Players may only play on one team.
All players must be between the ages of 21-40.
It is the captain’s responsibility to familiarize each team member with the rules of tennis. There’s no need to read all 250 pages of Friend at Court, just make sure you know which way to hold the racquet.
Captains must have a current email address in order to receive league information throughout the season.
All captains will be given a scorecard when they check in at their facility. If the captain, for some reason, cannot fulfill their captain duties they will appoint another member on the team to be acting captain for the night.
All matches are 40 minutes including a 5 minute warm-up.
Match default time is 15 minutes after the scheduled start time.
If a player/team is up to 5 minutes late, they are down 1 game. If a player/team is 5–10 minutes late, they are down 2 games. If a player/team is 10-15 minutes late, they are down 3 games. Anything past 15 minutes is a default for that team.
Captains will be given two cans of balls when they check in at the facility.
In the case of inclement weather, we will push the match back to the following week. You can email us your scores.
Team Match Format:
Sets in the City follows a modified World Team Tennis Format.
Each team match consists of the following matches:
o 1 women’s double
o 1 men’s double
o 1 women's single
o 1 men's single
o 2 mixed doubles
Women’s and men's doubles will be played first, women's and men’s singles will be played second and mixed doubles will be played third.
Matches are 1 set or 40 minutes (including warm-up), whichever comes first. Once the 40 minutes is up, the next match will begin play. Matches can end in a tie. The total number of games will be added up and the team with the most games wins the match.
Supertiebreaker: In the event of a tied match at the conclusion of six sets, a 13-point Supertiebreaker, involving a mixed doubles pairing of your choice, decides the outcome of the entire match. A coin toss determines the choice of side, server and receiver. Players change sides after six points. The first team to win seven points is awarded a single game and the match.
You may substitute players at any time during the match. The player that subbed out cannot sub back in for any reason.
Each team match will be given 2 courts to play all matches. We encourage both teams to be on the court cheering on their teammates. Please refrain from getting into any fights. We don’t need any blood on the courts, plus our insurance will not cover you.
In the event that the standings are tied the method to break the tie will be most games won overall.