WTA HEAD Regional 2 Interclub Pre-Xmas Championship 2022
The regional 2 interclub competition is for players who want to play more competitively than social tennis, including playing singles and doubles. The teams can be mixed, and players of all ages can play, although must be of confident ability. Matches are played Thurs/Fri evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Fact sheet and entry forms will be available soon
Week 1 Thursday 27th October 2022 -- Week 7 Finals Sat 10th December 2022
Format – 4 players per team. 4 Singles matches; 2 Doubles.
Thurs/Friday - All matches 2 standard tiebreaker sets, third set Match (Super) tiebreaker.
Saturday - All matches 3 standard tiebreaker sets.
Cost – $60 per team. Invoiced to the club. ($15 per player)
Start times – Thursday/Friday Evenings - 6:00pm; Saturday - 12:30pm.
If teams are wanting a practice hit prior to the fixture, they must assemble at the venue early to ensure that play starts on time.
Substitutes – Up to 2 players may be substituted in to play the doubles for each fixture – these players must be listed on the results sheet prior to the fixture commencing. If a player who has been listed to play doubles is injured during singles play, you may introduce a substitute that was not originally listed on the results sheet.
Balls – Both teams to provide 1 new 4-ball can of Head ATP/Tour balls for each fixture.
Playing Order – MatchHub rankings grade will be used to determine basic playing order. A team cannot play a lower graded player ahead of a higher graded player. However, if players are within the same grade, their playing order for the fixture is at the discretion of the team captain.
For example, a S7 graded player must play above a S8 graded player but if multiple players are graded S7 they can play in any order (irrespective of their ranking points within that grade).
The club ladder no longer determines playing order, if it differs from MatchHub rankings.
To check the grades of your team go to http://tennis.org.nz/GradingList.asp and enter your club details. If you feel any of your team is mis-graded, contact the WTA promptly and we will consider a re-grade.
For the doubles, grades do not apply, however your No.1 ranked singles player must play No.1 doubles (should they be playing doubles).
Results Sheets – Both team captains must pre-fill the results sheet prior to a fixture. You cannot consult with the other team captain on the playing order or doubles combinations of their team before filling out your own team sheet. Use the official results sheets provided. At the conclusion of the fixture the winning team captain needs to upload the results on to MatchHub within 48 hours http://tennis.org.nz/ResultsLogin.asp
Eligible Players – Teams must field players who are affiliated to a tennis club or school. If you are going to use a player(s) who are affiliated to another club or school or have no configure ranking, please ensure they are listed in your squad prior to the fixture.
Team members must have played at least one match in pool play to be eligible to play in the final.
Play-Off’s Countback – If two teams are level after pool play, the winner of their head-to-head fixture will finish in the higher ranking. If three teams are level and the head-to head results have been shared, a sets differential countback will be used, then games etc.
Covid Issues – If a team has at least 2 players unavailable due to Covid self-isolation, that team has the option to defer that fixture until later in the competition. It may involve a double-header and extending the competition dates.
Inclement Weather/Postponements – In the event of inclement weather, you need to contact the captain of the team from the host club to establish the chances of play commencing. If a fixture is unable to be played on its scheduled day, the affected teams need to communicate immediately to re-schedule this fixture for another day. If every effort has been made but the fixture cannot be started or completed, the points will be shared.