Tennis

Last Updated: Wed 27-Oct-2021



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TENNIS REGULATIONS - NORTHERN SATIS
NSATIS 1sts & 2nds Tennis Rules & Regulations
 
        
    1. Matches shall be played under the rules recognised by the Australian Lawn tennis Association except as hereunder provided.
 
       
Note the following points in relation to Coaching:  As stipulated in the ITF rules of Team Tennis, coaching is allowed.  Only one nominated Team Coach may sit beside the court (near net) and provide coaching advice at recognised change of end breaks.  No coaching is allowed during points, between points or during tiebreakers.  
 
2. Matches to consist of 6 rubbers.
4 singles and 2 doubles.
 
        
    • Double pairing need not be restricted to 4 singles players.
Matches will be played according to team seeding's which will be finalised and forwarded to the Administrative Officer as per the SATIS Seeding Regulations outlined below.
 
SATIS Regulations re: seedings
All Schools are required to send to the Administrative Officers and participating school delegates before the completion of the 3rd match of regional games, the names and seeded order of their players on the proforma provided by the Admin Officers.
        
    • In doubles, the players may be selected in any combination of singles seedings but the first doubles pairing must be designated before the 3rd match of regional games.
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    • A round in tennis is a rotation when you have played each team once.
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    • Substitute players will be automatically seeded at No.4 if replacing 1 player and Nos. 3 & 4 if replacing 2 players.
 
       
3. Rubbers will consist of:
 
        
    • Singles- one set - first 9 games (with a tie breaker at 8 all).
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    • Doubles - When a match is tied at 1 set all, a super tiebreak shall be played, according to the following instructions:
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    • Super Tie Break Regulations; (10 Points)
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    •       When the score in a match is one set all, one tie-break game shall be played to decide the match. This tie-break game replaces the deciding final set.
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    • The player/team who first wins ten points shall win this match tie-break and the match provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent(s). The score is to be recorded as 1-0. (1-0 scored as a game)
 
Note: When using the deciding match tie-break to replace the final set, the original order of service continues.
 
        
          
      • In doubles, the order of serving and receiving within the team may be altered, as in the beginning of each set.
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      • Before the start of the deciding match tie-break there shall be a two minute set break.
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      • Balls should not be changed before the start of the deciding match tie-break even if a ball change is due.
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    • Singles                1 v 1
2 v 2
3 v 3
                                    4 v 4
 
        
    • Doubles              1 v 1
2 v 2
 
4. The commencement of play is 3:30 v Marist & SBSC.  (All Saturday matches 8:30am).
 
        
    • Doubles will be played first.
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    • Players not ready to commence within 10 minutes of starting time will forfeit the 1st set 6-0.
 
5. Home teams will be responsible for:
 
        
    • Exchanging team lists.
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    • Provide tennis balls for all rubbers (4 new 1st grade tennis balls).
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    • Checking final scores.
 
 
6. The points score system is to be
        
          
              
        1. 5 - Win
        2.     
        3. 3 - Draw
        4.     
        5. 1 - Loss
        6.     
        7. 0 - Forfeit
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7. The rubbers/sets/games system is to be used if any count back is necessary.
 
8. In the case of games being abandoned due to weather or state of courts the abandoned games shall be declared drawn and points shared.  Where a team has already won sufficient rubbers before a match is abandoned (e.g. 4 rubbers) the leading team will be awarded a win
 
 
 NSATIS 3rds Tennis Rules & Regulations
 
        
    1. Matches shall be played under the rules recognised by the Australian Lawn tennis Association except as hereunder provided.
 
2. Matches to consist of 6 rubbers.
4 singles and 2 doubles.
 
Teams will consist of 2 boys and 2 girls.  The singles matches will be played boys v boys and girls v girls.  Doubles will be mixed.
 
        
    • Double pairing need not be restricted to 4 singles players.
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    • Matches will be played according to team seeding's (1 - 4) which will be finalised and forwarded to the Administrative Officer and participating school delegates of NSATIS after one round of matches.
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    • A round in tennis is a rotation when you have played each team once.
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    • Substitute players will be automatically seeded at No.4 if replacing 1 player and Nos. 3 & 4 if replacing 2 players.
 
3. Rubbers will consist of:
 
        
    • Singles- one set - first 9 games (with a tie breaker at 8 all).
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    • Doubles - first to 6 games (with a tie breaker at 6 all)
 
        
    • Singles               1 v 1
                                   2 v 2
                                   3 v 3
                                   4 v 4
 
        
    • Doubles              1 v 1 (being the 1st seeded pair from the 4 team players)
2 v 2 (being the 2nds seeded pair from the 4 team players)
 
4. The commencement of play is Thursday 4.00 p.m. (as close as possible)
 
        
    • Doubles will be played first.
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    • Players not ready to commence within 10 minutes of starting time will forfeit the 1st set 6-0.
 
5. Home teams will be responsible for:
 
        
    • Exchanging team lists.
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    • Provide tennis balls for all rubbers
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    • Checking final scores.
 
 
6. The points score system is to be
        
          
              
        1. 5 - Win
        2.     
        3. 3 - Draw
        4.     
        5. 1 - Loss
        6.     
        7. 0 - Forfeit
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7. The rubbers/sets/games system is to be used if any count back is necessary.
 
8. In the case of games being abandoned due to weather or state of courts the abandoned games shall be declared drawn and points shared.  Where a team has already won sufficient rubbers before a match is abandoned (e.g. 4 rubbers) the leading team will be awarded a win.
 
 
 
NSATIS 4ths and 5ths
                                                                                              RULES AND REGULATIONS
FAST4 Tennis
 
Matches to consist of 6 rubbers:  4 singles and 2 doubles. (Each player - playing one singles and one doubles match.)  Coaches to review if more matches are required on the day of play.
Piloted at clubs across Australia, the new format is designed to offer a faster way of playing the game. There are four rule variations from traditional tennis:
        
    • no advantage scoring
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    • no lets
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    • tiebreaker at three games all
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    • the first to four games wins
http://www.tennis.com.au/learn/ways-to-play/fast4
TENNIS STANDINGS & FIXTURES - SOUTHERN SATIS
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 27-Oct-21
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1St Mary's Year 9200208400009999.000
2Friends Red200208400009999.000
3Friends Grey Year 9200208400009999.000
4Friends Blue200208400009999.000
5Fahan Year 9200208400009999.000
6Fahan Orange200208400009999.000
7Fahan Navy200208400009999.000
8Collegiate200208400009999.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 27-Oct-21
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Mon 18-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Friends BlueFriends Grey Year 9Domain Tennis CentreAbandoned
Mon 18-Oct-21
4:15 PM
St Mary's Year 9Fahan NavyDomain Tennis CentreAbandoned
Mon 18-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Fahan OrangeFriends RedFahan Tennis CourtsAbandoned
Mon 18-Oct-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateFahan Year 9Ham Common - Tolmans HillAbandoned
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Mon 25-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Friends BlueFahan NavyDomain Tennis CentreAbandoned
Mon 25-Oct-21
4:15 PM
St Mary's Year 9Friends RedDomain Tennis CentreAbandoned
Mon 25-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Fahan Year 9Friends Grey Year 9Fahan Tennis CourtsAbandoned
Mon 25-Oct-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateFahan OrangeHam Common - Tolmans HillAbandoned
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Mon 1-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Friends RedFahan Year 9Domain Tennis Centre
Mon 1-Nov-21
4:15 PM
St Mary's Year 9Friends BlueDomain Tennis Centre
Mon 1-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan NavyFahan OrangeFahan Tennis Courts
Mon 1-Nov-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateFriends Grey Year 9Ham Common - Tolmans Hill
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Mon 8-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Friends Grey Year 9Friends RedDomain Tennis Centre
Mon 8-Nov-21
4:15 PM
St Mary's Year 9Fahan OrangeDomain Tennis Centre
Mon 8-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan Year 9Fahan NavyFahan Tennis Courts
Mon 8-Nov-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateFriends BlueHam Common - Tolmans Hill
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Mon 15-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Friends BlueFahan Year 9Domain Tennis Centre
Mon 15-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Friends Grey Year 9Fahan OrangeDomain Tennis Centre
Mon 15-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan NavyFriends RedFahan Tennis Courts
Mon 15-Nov-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateSt Mary's Year 9Ham Common - Tolmans Hill
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Mon 22-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Friends Grey Year 9Fahan NavyDomain Tennis Centre
Mon 22-Nov-21
4:15 PM
St Mary's Year 9Fahan Year 9Domain Tennis Centre
Mon 22-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan OrangeFriends BlueFahan Tennis Courts
Mon 22-Nov-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateFriends RedHam Common - Tolmans Hill
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Mon 29-Nov-21
4:15 PM
-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
Grand Final 1 v 2
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  SSATIS Girls Year 9-10 Tennis - History of Champions
2019Friends Red
2017MacKillop
2015Friends Red
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 27-Oct-21
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1Friends110008800009999.000
2Fahan Orange110008800009999.000
3Mt Carmel110007700218262.000
4Collegiate1100055002722122.000
5Fahan White10010440014149999.000
6Fahan Navy10010440014149999.000
7MacKillop Red101001100222781.000
8Fahan Year 710100110082138.000
9Dominic Maroon1000100009999.000
10Dominic Gold1000100009999.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 27-Oct-21
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Tue 19-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Dominic GoldFahan OrangeGlenorchy Tennis ClubDominic Gold Forfeited
Tue 19-Oct-21
4:15 PM
FriendsDominic MaroonDomain Tennis CentreDominic Maroon Forfeited
Tue 19-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Fahan WhiteFahan NavyFahan Tennis CourtsDraw (3-14 to 3-14)
Tue 19-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Mt CarmelFahan Year 7Mount Carmel CollegeMt Carmel Won (5-21 to 1-8)
Tue 19-Oct-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateMacKillop RedHam Common - Tolmans HillCollegiate Won (3-27 to 3-22)
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Tue 26-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Dominic GoldFahan WhiteGlenorchy Tennis Club
Tue 26-Oct-21
4:15 PM
MacKillop RedFahan OrangeDomain Tennis Centre
Tue 26-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Fahan NavyDominic MaroonFahan Tennis Courts
Tue 26-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Mt CarmelFriendsMount Carmel College
Tue 26-Oct-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateFahan Year 7Ham Common - Tolmans Hill
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Tue 2-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Dominic MaroonCollegiateGlenorchy Tennis Club
Tue 2-Nov-21
4:15 PM
FriendsDominic GoldDomain Tennis Centre
Tue 2-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan OrangeFahan NavyFahan Tennis Courts
Reschedule at school
Tue 2-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan Year 7MacKillop RedFahan Tennis Courts
Tue 2-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Mt CarmelFahan WhiteMount Carmel College
Possible forfeit
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Tue 9-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Dominic MaroonDominic GoldGlenorchy Tennis Club
Tue 9-Nov-21
4:15 PM
FriendsFahan WhiteDomain Tennis Centre
Tue 9-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan Year 7Fahan NavyFahan Tennis Courts
Tue 9-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Mt CarmelMacKillop RedMount Carmel College
Tue 9-Nov-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateFahan OrangeHam Common - Tolmans Hill
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Tue 16-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Dominic GoldMacKillop RedGlenorchy Tennis Club
Tue 16-Nov-21
4:15 PM
FriendsFahan NavyDomain Tennis Centre
Tue 16-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan Year 7Fahan OrangeFahan Tennis Courts
Tue 16-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan WhiteDominic MaroonHam Common - Tolmans Hill
Tue 16-Nov-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateMt CarmelHam Common - Tolmans Hill
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Tue 23-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Dominic MaroonFahan Year 7Glenorchy Tennis Club
Tue 23-Nov-21
4:15 PM
FriendsMacKillop RedDomain Tennis Centre
Tue 23-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Fahan WhiteFahan OrangeFahan Tennis Courts
Tue 23-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Mt CarmelDominic GoldMount Carmel College
Tue 23-Nov-21
4:15 PM
CollegiateFahan NavyHam Common - Tolmans Hill
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Tue 30-Nov-21
4:15 PM
-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
Grand Final 1 v 2
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  SSATIS Girls Year 7-8 Tennis - History of Champions
2019Friends Blue
2017Friends Red
2016Friends Scarlett
2015St Marys
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 27-Oct-21
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1SVC Blue0000000009999.000
2Hutchins White0000000009999.000
3Hutchins Magenta0000000009999.000
4Hutchins Gold0000000009999.000
5Friends Blue0000000009999.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 27-Oct-21
Round 0Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 20-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins Magenta-- BYE --
Wed 20-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins GoldFriends BlueHutchins Tennis Courts
Wed 20-Oct-21
4:15 PM
SVC BlueHutchins WhiteSt Virgil's College
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 27-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins White-- BYE --
Wed 27-Oct-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins GoldHutchins MagentaHutchins Tennis Courts
Wed 27-Oct-21
4:15 PM
SVC BlueFriends BlueSt Virgil's College
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 3-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Friends Blue-- BYE --
Wed 3-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins MagentaHutchins WhiteHutchins Tennis Courts
Wed 3-Nov-21
4:15 PM
SVC BlueHutchins GoldSt Virgil's College
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 10-Nov-21
4:15 PM
SVC Blue-- BYE --
Wed 10-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Friends BlueHutchins MagentaDomain Tennis Centre
Wed 10-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins WhiteHutchins GoldHutchins Tennis Courts
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 17-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins Gold-- BYE --
Wed 17-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Friends BlueHutchins WhiteDomain Tennis Centre
Wed 17-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins MagentaSVC BlueHutchins Tennis Courts
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 24-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins Magenta-- BYE --
Wed 24-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Friends BlueHutchins GoldDomain Tennis Centre
Wed 24-Nov-21
4:15 PM
Hutchins WhiteSVC BlueHutchins Tennis Courts
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 1-Dec-21
4:15 PM
-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
Grand Final 1 v 2
  Format for Printer...
  SSATIS Boys Year 8 Tennis - History of Champions
2019Hutchins White
2018Hutchins Magenta
2017Friends Red
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 27-Oct-21
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1MacKillop White0000000009999.000
2MacKillop Blue0000000009999.000
3Hutchins0000000009999.000
4Friends0000000009999.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 27-Oct-21
Round 0Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 20-Oct-21
4:15 PM
FriendsMacKillop BlueDomain Tennis Centre
Wed 20-Oct-21
4:15 PM
HutchinsMacKillop WhiteHutchins Tennis Courts
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 27-Oct-21
4:15 PM
FriendsMacKillop WhiteDomain Tennis Centre
Wed 27-Oct-21
4:15 PM
HutchinsMacKillop BlueHutchins Tennis Courts
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 3-Nov-21
4:15 PM
MacKillop WhiteMacKillop BlueLindisfarne Tennis Club - 4 & 5
Wed 3-Nov-21
4:15 PM
FriendsHutchinsDomain Tennis Centre
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 10-Nov-21
4:15 PM
MacKillop BlueFriendsLindisfarne Tennis Club - 4 & 5
Wed 10-Nov-21
4:15 PM
HutchinsMacKillop WhiteHutchins Tennis Courts
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 17-Nov-21
4:15 PM
MacKillop WhiteFriendsLindisfarne Tennis Club - 4 & 5
Wed 17-Nov-21
4:15 PM
HutchinsMacKillop BlueHutchins Tennis Courts
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 24-Nov-21
4:15 PM
MacKillop WhiteMacKillop BlueLindisfarne Tennis Club - 4 & 5
Wed 24-Nov-21
4:15 PM
HutchinsFriendsHutchins Tennis Courts
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 1-Dec-21
4:15 PM
-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
Grand Final 1 v 2
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  SSATIS Boys Year 7 Tennis - History of Champions
2019Friends Red
2018Hutchins Gold
2017Hutchins Black
TENNIS REGULATIONS - SOUTHERN SATIS
GRADES/ROSTERS:
 
1. Grades played include 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Year 10, Year 9, Year 8 and Year 7. There may also be divisions (1&2 or A&B) if there are too many teams for one roster.
2. Schools must have a team in the first division before being allowed a team in the second division.
3. If a school enters more than one team in the same division, there will be no interchange of players between the teams without the permission of the Chair of SSATIS.
 
GAMES/MATCHES:
 
4. Matches shall be played under the rules of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and, in addition, the rules stated in these regulations.
5. Start time
i. Matches will be scheduled for 4:15pm commencement. Matches continue one after the other as a court becomes available. Players must be ready to commence play immediately or risk forfeiting their match.
ii. Doubles matches are to be played first, followed by singles matches in reverse ranking order (i.e Number one singles will be the last match to begin).
6. Team Numbers
i. Teams are to comprise of a minimum of four and maximum of six players
ii. In 1st and 2nd Grade competitions, players are to be ranked in order of ability in both singles and doubles with the best player/team ranked number one.  This seeded order must be submitted to the SSATIS Admin Officer before the third roster game.  If a team does not submit a seeded order, no points will be awarded to that team until it is submitted.  Players must play in this order unless permission is sought from the SSATIS Administrative Officer.
iii. If a reserve is required to play, that player will be ranked the lowest and the other players move up one ranking place in the seeded order.
        iv. If a team has less than 4 players available on the day of a match, matches can still be played with a minimum of 2 players ensuring SSATIS rules and regulations are adhered to. Rubbers for missing players will be forfeited as
              follows:
              2 players: 2 singles and 1 doubles rubber recorded as a 0-6 forfeit
              3 players: 1 singles and 1 doubles rubber recorded as a 0-6 forfeit
     As a courtesy, the school with less than 4 players should notify the opposition school and are the forfeiting school.
7. Match Format
i. A fixture shall consist of four singles and two doubles rubbers.  
ii. In singles, all players must play their opposing ranked player.  If a player plays below their ranked order, the rubbers played by this player will be forfeited.  
iii. In doubles, the players may be selected in any combination of singles seedings but the first doubles pairing must be designated prior to the 3rd match of regional games.
iv. All Year 7-10 and 3rd Grade matches are played to six games, with no tie-breaker or two-game advantage played (ie. A player can win 6-5).  
v. 1st and 2nd Grade will play first to six games with a 12-point tiebreaker at 6 all.
vi. In Year 7-10 and 3rd Grade rosters players will play Short Deuces.  Players play advantage at the first deuce.  If the game returns to a second deuce then one deciding point is played from the deuce court to determine the winner of the game.
vii. In 1st and 2nd Grade Rosters players will play regular deuces. Advantage is played in all deuce games and a game is won when a player wins two points in a row from deuce.
viii. In Year 7- 8 Rosters, after one fault has been served, a player may choose to serve the second ball or alternately bounce hit the ball into the correct service box. Either way, this second ball not landing in the correct service box will result in a double fault and loss of point.
8. Match Officials
i. Players are to umpire their own matches to the best of their ability.  A player may request a coach/manager/parent supervisor to assist them to score the game, however, line calls remain the responsibility of the players.
ii. An independent roving referee is to be appointed for all 1st and 2nd finals, with players umpiring and scoring their own matches.  
iii. As stipulated in the ITF rules of Team Tennis, coaching is allowed.  Only one nominated Team Coach may sit beside the court (near net) and provide coaching advice at recognised change of end breaks.  No coaching is allowed during points, between points or during tiebreakers.
9. General Regulations
i. A minimum of two courts is to be provided by the home team.  Nets should be at the correct height and have centre straps attached to the court or centre weight.
ii. If four courts are provided all singles may be played simultaneously.  The home team may decide to play the singles first if four courts are available for a limited amount of time.
iii. If the match is rain affected or stopped due to bad light, then;
a. If four, five or six rubbers have been won by one team, the result stands and the remaining rubber is to be shared.
b. If three or less rubbers are won by one team then the result is a draw and all rubbers are to be shared.
c. Bad light is determined when the time reaches the sunset time listed in the daily newspaper or at www.bom.gov.au, except if a facility has lighting.
 
FINALS & QUALIFYING
 
10. Where possible, umpires will be independent for all finals.
11. Qualifying players for finals
a. To qualify to play in a final a player must have played at least half of the roster matches played by the team contesting the final.
 
RESULTS
 
12. The fixture winner is determined by the most number of rubbers won. If the rubbers are tied then the winner is determined by having the most games. If the number of games are tied, then the match is declared a draw.
13. Any forfeited match will be recorded as a 0-6 loss on the scoresheet.
14. Results are to be sent to the SSATIS Admin Officer weekly so results can be entered and uploaded to the website.
15. Point Score
Win = 2 Points + 1 point for each rubber won
Draw =1 Point + 1 point for each rubber won
Washout = 4 points NB - A washout equals a draw.
Loss = 1 Point
Forfeit = 8 - 0
 
For general SSATIS regulations http://www.satis.com.au/regulations-ssatis/
TENNIS REGULATIONS - STATEWIDE
SATIS Tennis         Last updated on 21/06/2016
 
1. Matches shall be played under the rules recognised by Tennis Australia except as hereinafter stated.
 
2. Matches shall be played on courts of a good standard with a competent umpires officiating each rubber.
3. A minimum of two courts are to be used for each division.
4. Matches shall consist of four singles matches and two doubles matches.
 
5. The order of play shall be doubles rubbers followed by singles rubbers played in reverse order of seedings.
 
6. The final shall be decided on rubbers; if the rubbers are equal then sets; if the sets are equal then games; if all are equal then the final is declared a tie and the premiership shared.
 
7.
a. All rubbers shall be the best of three sets. A normal seven points tie breaker is to be played at six games all in the first two sets. The third set, if played, will be a super tie-break. Players may not sit for drinks, towels or discussion during the tie-breaker.
 
b. Tie Breaker regulations:
 
The player who would normally serve the thirteenth game will serve one point from the right hand court. The service will then change. From that point each player serves two points, always starting in the left hand court. After six points have been played the players change ends. The winner is the first to win seven points provided he/she is two points clear. If not, play shall continue until one player has a two point advantage.
 
c. Super Tie Break regulations; (10 POINTS)
When the score in a match is one set all, one tie-break game shall be played to decide the match. This tie-break game replaces the deciding final set.
The player/team who first wins ten points shall win this match tie-break and the match provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent(s).
Note: When using the deciding match tie-break to replace the final set: the original order of service continues.
In doubles, the order of serving and receiving within the team may be altered, as in the beginning of each set.
Before the start of the deciding match tie-break there shall be a two minute set break.
Balls should not be changed before the start of the deciding match tie-break even if a ball change is due.
 
8. Teams are restricted to a maximum of six players. All players must have played a minimum of half the regional roster matches. The doubles pairings need not be restricted to the four singles players. Groupings of players in doubles shall be optional (see rule 9).
 
9.  All schools are required to send to the Regional Administrative Officers, before the completion of the 3rd match of regional games, the names and seeded order of their players on the proforma provided. In doubles, the players may be selected in any combination of singles seedings but the first doubles pairing must be designated prior to the 3rd match of regional games.  
 
10. In case of injury or illness to regular singles player(s), a replacement player must play in the lowest singles position. Other seeded players below the ill or injured player must move up a position. A seeded player may replace an injured player in a subsequent rubber.
 
11. The commencement of play shall be at 10.30 a.m. of the day set by SATIS for the final. An earlier date or starting time may only occur with the permission of the Chair of SATIS, unless Marist Regional College is involved, and/or a student is representing their school in a conflicting school sport commitment, in which case the final is to be played on a mutually agreed date.
 
12. Apart from exceptional circumstances players unable to begin their match within 15 minutes of their scheduled time (or 15 minutes after the completion of the previous match) will forfeit the rubber 6-0 6-0. Players unable to begin the scheduled match within 45 minutes from the time of forfeiture of the previous match will also forfeit their match 6-0 6-0.
 
13. As stipulated in the LTAA rules of Tean Tennis, coaching is allowed. A player may receive coaching from a coach who is sitting on the side of the court, by the net, when the player(s) change ends at the end of a game. No coaching is allowed at any other time during the game. No coaching is allowed at any time during a tie breaker. Chairs must be available, on all courts, for coaches.
 
CODE OF CONDUCT
 
In matches under the control of SATIS, there is a code of conduct. The actions to be taken are listed below, as are the type of offences covered.
 
For actions other than physical/verbal confrontation:
 
First warning/ verbal -no other action take
Second warning/ verbal -no other action taken
Third warning, automatic forfeit of that rubber and no further part may be taken in that match by that player. If another match is still to be played, a substitute player may be used.
A player may not play as a replacement if he/she has already participated in a rubber of that type i.e. a player may only play in one singles and one doubles rubber during a match
Examples which fall into this category are listed below:
Swearing audibly but not at the opponent,
Serving before the opponent is ready
Throwing the racquet away or at the court
Making derogatory comments about the host facilities
Making derogatory comments about the opponent
 
Either coach (or Manager if not a coach) may issue a warning and must then report that warning to the person in charge of the opposition team, once the warning has been recorded on the score sheet. Subsequent warnings cannot be given to the same player until the person in charge of the opposition has been notified.
 
Only those officials nominated by the school as either the coach or manager on the day may issue a warning.
 
It is not necessary for both coaches/managers to have heard or seen what took place as long as one of the two people in charge witnessed the actions concerned.
 
It will be up to the manager/coach of the player cautioned to ensure that no further problems occur. Again, should the opposition coach/manager witness unsatisfactory behaviour, a further warning will be issued. Once a third warning has been given to the same player, play in that rubber will cease and the two people in charge will sort out the details before the next rubber can commence.
 
A coach/manager may not be questioned about a warning other than to ask for the reason for the warning. An opposing coach/manager may not dispute a warning.
 
Each warning shall be written on the back of the score sheet along with the reason. If the warnings are not written on the score sheet at the time of the offence, they are deemed not to have occurred.
 
In the case of physical attack on another player, that player will forfeit the rubber in which he/she is participating and will not be allowed to take any further part in the match. Completed games until this point shall be retained but subsequent games wil be forfeited. A substitute player may replace the player in subsequent rubbers.
 
In the case of a verbal attack on a player calling the player a cheat or swearing at them, the player concerned will forfeit any more games due to be played in that rubber. Completed games until this point shall be retained in that rubber but subsequent games will be forfeited. The player may play in a subsequent rubber.
 
FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE OFFENCES, ONE OR BOTH OF THE ADULTS IN CHARGE OF THE MATCH MUST HAVE HEARD THE OFFENCE. PARENTS OR ADULT SPECTATORS OTHER THAN OFFICIALS CANNOT  ADJUDICATE IN THIS REGARD.
 
A referee or independent observer will be appointed by the region hosting the final.
 
 
 
 

Note: The Home Team (displayed as the left-hand team in all fixtures) always carries the costs and responsibilities for hosting the game, regardless of venue.

Adrian Broughton (SSATIS)Tennis