Line Tennis Rules

  • Matches will be scheduled on Wednesday (men) and Thursday (ladies) nights.
  • If playing at the scheduled time, one player from each match must confirm that a court is required.
  • Any unconfirmed courts will be released at noon on the day before the match.
  • If a player is unavailable at the scheduled time they can:
    • Reschedule to a mutually agreeable time with their opponents or
    • Use a sub. All subs must be agreed with Paraic (men) or Clare (ladies).
  • If a match is not played by the end of the competition no points will be awarded unless a pairing was available on the scheduled date and made reasonable efforts to accommodate a rescheduled game. In this case, all of the  points will be awarded to the available pairing. The organising committee will decide in other cases.
  • 21 games will be played in each match. Games are played out i.e not first point after deuce. The 21st game is a normal tie-breaker.
  • After 10 games a pairing may decide to swap between deuce and advantage sides.
  • Scoring system: 4 points for 14 or more games, 3 points for 11-13 games, 2 points for 10 games and 1 point for 7-9 games.
  • The winning pairing should enter the result on the web site. Instructions for score entry here.
  • If you retire during a match, for whatever reason, all of the remaining games will be awarded to the opposition.
  • In the event that a pairing does not turn out on the scheduled night, the unplayed match will be forfeited and the points will be awarded to their opponents.
  • Entry fee of €10.00 should be paid at the competition desk on the first night.
  • The referee’s decision is final