Tennis Format and Rules - Fall 2012
Regular season matches will be played on the tennis courts near the bike path. In case of rain, matches may either be moved into the cage, pending its availability, or be rescheduled for another day. If the match must be rescheduled, it is up to the involved participants to determine a suitable day and time, but it must occur prior to either participant's next match. If the match is not played it will be considered a double forfeit. Please be cognizant of daylight constraints and be on time for matches played in the evenings.
All matches will be played as singles matches; matches will be played to best of three sets. Format for the league will be a round robin. Participants can play in one of two leagues: Intermediate or Advanced*. Playoffs will follow the regular season for the top players in each league and will occur the week after the regular matches conclude. Any player who forefeits 2 or more matches will not be eligible for the playoffs. Additional information will be sent out before the playoffs begin.
Matches will be scheduled on weekday evenings to follow varsity practices. However, if another time is more convenient for both participants, the match can be played at any time on the day in which the match was scheduled. If one player does not show up for the match it will be considered a forfeit.
There will be no officials available to score matches; it will be expected that you call all points fairly and honestly. All standard tennis rules apply.
The ‘home’ player is responsible for reporting results as well as any matches postponed due to weather. Report all scores and changes on amherst.athleague.com. Please be sure to check for any inconsistencies.
Limited equipment is available from the Athletic Equipment Room, but it is best if you provide your own.
All participants are expected to display courtesy and sportsmanship toward all opponents.
*Disclaimer: The season will start with two separate leagues: Intermediate and Advanced. However, pending the number of participants, the two leagues may be combined into one larger league.