Valley Tournaments

 

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A great way to challenge your game and meet new people is by playing in the club tournaments.

The Valley offers many adult tournaments:

SINGLES: Women's, Men's A and Men's B and Vet's (40+ years)

DOUBLES: Women's, Men's and Mixed

• The Valley Club Tournaments are open to all student and adult members 18+ years.

Deadline to register for all tournaments will be emailed to members and posted in the club.

Men can only enter A or B singles, NOT both events.

No cost to register. Open to all student and adult members. Players to provide new can of balls for each match except the finals. The winner(s) keep the unopened can and the loser(s) get the open can.

Please read the rules for the Tournament(s) before you register.

Register online by clicking on 'Register for Singles Tournament' or 'Register for Doubles Tournament'. Please

enter the name of who you are playing when entering the doubles tournament. Deadline to register for all

tournaments will be emailed to members.

• (For information on the Junior Club tournament, click on the Junior tab.)

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Please note the following important points:

1. Register online by the deadline under 'Register for Tournaments'.

2. Registration is free and open to all adult and student members. You can sign up for multiple events,

considering age and gender categories. For Men, you can only sign up for A or B singles.

3. The seeds for the draws are selected by the Tournament Director based on consultations with the

club Head Pro and results of last year`s tournament. The draws, once completed, are final and will not

be changed.

4. Play-by-Date Format: Players will arrange to book their own courts (through a club monitor).

5. Tournament Format: the club will book courts and post the draw on the website and email it to

those in each event.

6. A list of participants email address will be sent out to each player as a "directory" for each event they

are participating in.

RULES:

1. Both players/teams are expected to bring a new can of balls. One canister will be used for the match, the unopened can will

be given to the winning player or team. An umpire will be assigned and tennis balls provided for all "final matches" only.

2. Warm ups are limited to 10 minutes, no exceptions.

For Singles Tournaments: Tournament Format: Time allotted for First Round is 1 hour, all following rounds are 2 hours.

For the Doubles Tournaments: Play-by-Date Format: 2 hours are allotted for each round.

3. Failure to appear for a scheduled match will result in a disqualification.

4. If a player is more than 10 minutes late, they will be defaulted. The player who is there would speak to the monitor to let them

know. Please be respectful of everyones time and commitment.

5. The winner(s) enter the scores on the drawsheet posted in the clubhouse and email the tournament director.

6. Reminder that members can not book a court or have their name in a court booking for the hour before or after a tournament

match. They may use a court if it is empty at that time.

7. Courts for tournament matches can be booked before the normal 3 day advance booking rule. Example, if today is Monday, you could book courts for next Saturday by calling a monitor. The monitors are booking the tournament courts and the court time for tournaments doesn't count in your 2 hours of court time booked allowed in the system at one time.

8. For Singles Tournaments: Tournament Format: the first round is played as a Pro Set (first to 8 games), at 7-7, play a 12-point tiebreak (first to 7 points with a 2 point advantage). NOTE: 1 hour court time will be booked.

If you don't finish within the hour, whoever is ahead after the hour wins the match.

9. Starting in the second round for the Tournament Format, matches played are best of three sets with a 12-point tiebreak (first to 7 points with a 2 points advantage). NOTE: 2 hours court time will be booked.

If you don't finish your match during the 2 hour, you need to book another court for another time. If a monitor is there, you can

speak to them to see if a court is available for you to continue your match or you need to book a court for another time.

10. For Doubles Tournaments: For Play-by-Date Format, all matches are best of three sets with a 12-point tiebreak (first to 7 points with a 2 points advantage). You are to arrange own matches by the scheduled date of each round, or you will be defaulted.

NOTE: 2 hours court time will be booked, but you MUST pre-arrange this with the club monitor up to 3 days prior to the scheduled match, otherwise we cannot guarantee a court.

7. Courts for tournament matches can be booked before the normal 3 day advance booking rule. Example, if today is Monday, you could book courts for next Saturday by calling a monitor. The monitors are booking the tournament courts and the court time for tournaments doesn't count in your 2 hours of court time booked allowed in the system at one time.

8. For Singles Tournaments: Tournament Format: the first round is played as a Pro Set (first to 8 games), at 7-7, play a 12-point tiebreak (first to 7 points with a 2 point advantage). NOTE: 1 hour court time will be booked. If you don't finish within the hour, whoever is ahead after the hour wins the match.

9. Starting in the second round for the Tournament Format, matches played are best of three sets with a 12-point tiebreak (first to 7 points with a 2 points advantage). NOTE: 2 hours court time will be booked.

If you don't finish your match during the 2 hour, you need to book another court for another time. If a monitor is there, you can speak to them to see if a court is available for you to continue your match or you need to book a court for another time.

10. For Doubles Tournaments: For Play-by-Date Format, all matches are best of three sets with a 12-point tiebreak (first to 7 points with a 2 points advantage). You are to arrange own matches by the scheduled date of each round, or you will be defaulted.

NOTE: 2 hours court time will be booked, but you MUST pre-arrange this with the club monitor up to 3 days prior to the scheduled match, otherwise we cannot guarantee a court.

11. Minimum of 8 players required for the singles events, and 8 teams for the doubles events, failure to do so will result in NO tournament for that particular event …at the discretion of the Tournament Director and Club Pro.

12. Court time can be booked for tournament matches on the hour, not on the half hour.

Best of luck to all competitors!