League Rules

Please review the info and links on these pages prior to playing your match. They detail very important league rules.

Important Rules

It is important for all players to be familiar with Section 13 of the League’s By-Laws (Overtime Matches), which are as follows:

The courts are contracted only until 8:00 p.m. Any set starting after 7:20 p.m. must be played under “NO-Ad” scoring. All games starting after 7:30 must be played under “No-Ad” scoring. At 7:50 p.m., if a set is even (e.g., four games all), the set must be completed at that time by playing a twelve-point USTA tie break, and the score shall be reported with the numbers of games played and the tie-break score for that set. If one team has an advantage at 7:50 p.m., however, the match will continue until:

  1. A regulation winner is decided, or
  2. The match becomes even, in which case it is decided as above, or
  3. The Court Manager closes the courts, or
  4. Both Team Managers agree to terminate the match due to darkness.

Prior to starting a match, "No‑Ad" scoring may be used for the entire match if all four players so agree. In absence of such agreement, regulation USTA scoring will be used, with a twelve‑point USTA tie‑break at six games all in each set.

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