Rules & Regulations

RULES, REGULATIONS & POINT SYSTEM

(These rules & regulations are subject to change, per hosting city)

TEAM COMPETITION – U.S.A. v/s CANADA

Each participant will be competing for their respective country by trying to win the Tier in which they are registered.  The country with the most victories in each Tier will win the Masumeen Cup.

INDIVIDUALS COMPETITION – DOUBLES

Players will also be competing for their registered division title. This is a 3 day event with 6 divisions:

Expert Doubles (4.5 & above)

Advanced Doubles (4.0)

Intermediate Doubles (3.0 – 3.5)

Casual Doubles (3.0 & below)

Ladies Singles

Juniors Singles (Ages 13 and under)

ROUND ROBIN COMPETITION (DAY 1 FRIDAY & DAY 2 SATURDAY)

During the first two days of the tournament players will participate in a round robin format playing matches within their own tier.  The purpose of the round robin format is to determine the seedings for the elimination round to be played on Sunday.

KNOCKOUT ROUND (DAY 3 SUNDAY)

Depending on the number of players per division the top 4 players/teams from each group or up to 8 players advance to the quarter finals (knockout round).

OTHER INFORMATION

Warm up time: 5 Minutes

Tennis Balls will be provided.

Water will be available on the grounds.

No referees in the initial rounds unless specifically requested for, in which case, the player/team not playing will be expected to referee. Referees decision is final.

Players are required to be available 30 minutes prior to their scheduled matches in case the previous match/matches finishes earlier, otherwise you forfeit the match.

USTA rules apply – Please click on the link below for the USTA rules.

http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/2013_Friend_At_Court1.PDF

We request that tennis being a gentleman’s sport that sportsmanship and tennis court conduct prevail at all times both on and off the court.

If there is a dispute, please address issues to one of the organizers.

All players who participate in any way in this tournament assume all risks and liabilities; and hold the tournament, tournament organizers, and any tournament representative harmless from loss or damage to personal property or injury.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Before starting play, warm up and do some gentle stretching exercises to prevent injury Court Conduct & Rules.

Introduce yourselves.

To see who serves first, spin your racquet.

After the last point, come to the net quickly and shake hands.

Talk quietly when standing near tennis courts that are in use.

Don’t walk across the back of another court until the players have finished playing a point.

When you are ready to play, put jackets, water bottles, tennis cans, and any other items you have with you out of everyone’s way.

Keep a positive outlook throughout the match. Remember you’re playing for the fun of it.

Accept all calls made by your opponent. If the ball touches any part of the line, it is good. Out calls should be made immediately. If in doubt, you should continue playing the point.

No foul language.

The players shall change ends at the end of the first, third and every subsequent odd game of each set. During a tie-break game, players shall change ends after every six points.

Rest periods: 90 seconds on the changeover.

Please make sure that the score is given to any one of the members of the hosting city Masumeen Cup Organizing Committee representative i.e. Jawad Hussain, Shabbir Kanji, or Abbas Kanji

MASUMEEN CUP COMMITTEE & HOSTING CITY

The host city has a right to add/modify any of the rules anytime and their decision will be final. In the event of any dispute, the Masumeen Cup Organizing Committee & Hosting City decision will be final.