RULES

 

Teams

 

  1. Team registration ends the Monday prior to the first match. Individual players can register and be added to teams throughout the season.

  2. Teams must have a minimum of 3 males and 3 females. There is no limit to how many players are on a team. We’ll take all of the Southwest and the kitchen sink if you let us!

 

Players

 

  1. Players may only play on one team. We don’t need any drama. If you’re caught team hopping, you will be promptly tarred and feathered and your photo will go viral with the hashtag #icantfollowtherules.

  2. For Sets in the City all players must be between the ages of 18 - 39. If you’re 30 years old and still think you’re in college, grab some buds… a lot of them.

  3. For 40-Love all players must be ages 40 & Over.

  4. Players may be added to the roster anytime during the regular season. If your team is awful, we encourage you to go out and find some ringers. Awful tennis does not improve your reputation... or, does it?

  5. Player’s must play at least 1 match in order to be eligible for playoffs.

  6. According to WTT rules, players must have played in at least 2 matches to be eligible to play in a National event. Anyone else need an excuse to go to Vegas?

 

Captain's Responsibilities

 

  1. It is the captain’s responsibility to familiarize each team member with the rules of tennis. There’s no need to read all 984 pages of Friend at Court, just make sure you know which way to hold the racquet.

  2. Keep the vibe. If you and your team are acting all Wimbledon on us we are going to laugh at you and cheer when you double fault.

  3. Captain’s must have a current email address in order to receive league information throughout the season. Don’t worry, we won't spam you, just rules and fun stuff!

  4. All captains will be given a scorecard when they check in at their facility. If the captain is pulled over for speeding, still recovering from the night before, lost at sea, grounded, vitamin deficient, going green, at jury duty, afraid of the dark, or just doesn’t feel like showing up, another member of the team may be the honorary captain. Don’t you feel special!

 

Match Day

 

  1. All matches are 40 minutes including a 5 minute warm-up. We encourage you to warm up in your preferred method. This could mean stretching, serving, applying a fresh layer of makeup, slamming cold ones, yodeling, jumping jacks, or texting.

  2. 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. Your tardiness will cost you fun. Be fun and show up on time.

  3. Captains will be given two cans of balls when they check in at the facility. You now have enough money for happy hour.

  4. In the case of inclement weather, we will push the match back to the following week. Or feel free to play in the monsoon, hail, or haboob. You can email us your scores.

 

Team Match Format

 

  1. Sets in the City follows World Team Tennis Format (pretty muchhhh)

  2. Each team match consists of the following matches:
    - 1 women’s doubles
    - 1 men’s doubles
    - 1 women's singles
    - 1 men's singles
    - 2 mixed doubles (I feel a relationship brewing! *Only if you're single. If you have a spouse and children I no longer have that feeling.)

  3. Women’s and men's singles will be played first, women's and men’s doubles will be played second, and mixed doubles will be played third. No excuses. Play like a champion.

  4. There is a 5 minute warm up included in your 40 minute match time. Once we call start, your match must begin.

  5. 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. Each team gets a point for each game that is won. The team with the most points at the end of the two hours wins the match.

  6. 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.

  7. Almost Unlimited Subs. You may substitute in players at any time during the match. For instance, if you’re in the middle of your match and your partner just isn’t cutting it, kick him/her to the curb. You have a match to win. Remember: substitutions can be made at anytime. High-fives are encouraged during this time. Howevs, the player that subed out can not sub back in for any reason.

  8. 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. One big happy family. Please refrain from getting into any fights. We don’t need any blood on the courts, plus our insurance will not cover you.