AGE REQUIREMENT: Players must be at least 18 years of age by the last day of league play.
SCORING: Use no-ad scoring — the first player/team to win 4 points wins the game. At deuce (3 points all), the receiver has the choice of receiving serve in the ad (right)t or deuce (left) court.
A Coman tiebreaker (see additional explanation below) is played if the players reach 6 games each in each in either the 1st or 2nd set (1st player to 7 points, win by 2) and for the 3rd set a 10 point tiebreaker is played in lieu of a full 3rd set (1st to 10 points, win by 2). In mixed doubles, man serves to the man, woman serves to the woman.
MATCH RESULTS: Winners reports scores and return balls to the pro shop. Fill out a green form at the league counter to report make-up match scores.
POINTS AWARDED: Match results are recorded as WIN (1 point) or LOSS (0 points), with no point differentiation between a 2-set and a 3-set match. Any match unplayed involving a reschedule, will be recorded as ‘0’ to the rescheduler and ‘1’ to the reschedulee. Any match unplayed as a result of factors other than a reschedule (bad weather, both opponents no-showing, etc) will be recorded as a 0-0 tie. Head to head results, then total games lost, will break final standing ties.
AWARDS: Gift certificates are the default awards for 1st and 2nd place winners.
COURT ETIQUETTE: All players are expected to show up on time for matches. During match play, if a point is under dispute, the person who received the ball, has final say. Civility is not an option! Complaints received by shop staff on poor personal conduct or racquet abuse, may result in a player’s suspension from future leagues.
How a Comen Tiebreaker Works
1st Point: Serve 1st point from Deuce (normal) side. (This person only serves once). Switch sides.
2nd and 3rd Point: Serve the 2nd point from the AD Side. Serve the 3rd point from the DEUCE side. Do NOT switch sides.
4th & 5th Poin:t Serve the 4th point from the AD Side. Serve the 5th point from the DEUCE side. Switch sides.
As you now see, other than the 1st point of the tiebreaker, the first serve on each side is from the AD side.
Switch sides of the court after every four points ----after the 5th, 9th, 13th, 17th points, etc.
TO DECIDE THE WINNER(S) OF A SET: Use a 7-point set tiebreak (1st to 7, win by 2) at 6-6 .
TO DECIDE THE WINNER(S) OF A MATCH: Use a 10-point match tie break (1st to 10 win by 2).
WHO SERVES FIRST? The player or team who would normally serve next in the rotation.