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Play Rules #TTT18

TTT is played according to ATP regulations. Please see below the updates for the 18th edition. 

The TTT: The tournament will start on August 15th and end on August 27th.

The PLAYER:  The player is a tennis amateur and of age between 20 and 50 years old.

In doubles, one player is an amateur and of age between 20 and 50 years old and the second player can be:

  • senior: amateur age 50+ , or
  • a retired professional.

REGISTRATION: Please send us your  registration by Tuesday, July 15th.

PARTICIPATION: The player will make a donation of 200 Lei per Trophy (singles or doubles).

The COURT: The court shall be a rectangle, 78 feet (23.77 m) long and, for singles matches, 27 feet (8.23 m) wide. For doubles matches, the court shall be 36 feet (10.97 m) wide. For singles matches, if a singles net is used, the centers of the net posts shall be 3 feet (0.914 m) outside the singles court on each side. If a doubles net is used, then the net shall be supported, at a height of 3 ó feet (1.07 m), by two singles sticks, the centers of which shall be 3 feet (0.914 m) outside the singles court on each side.

The Official BALL: will be provided by Wilson, our traditional partner. The number of balls for play is 4. The ball will change after each match.

If a ball gets broken during play, the point shall be replayed.

The GAME: Singles matches will be played in 4 groups of 3 to 5 players and only two players will qualify. Then, the two players that qualified from each of the 4 groups will enter the eliminatory stages: quarter finals, semis and the final.

In doubles, the teams will play quarters, semis and the final.

The SCORE: The match will be played to the best of 3 sets (a player/team needs to win 2 sets to win the match).

The first player/team to win six games wins that “Set”, provided there is a margin of two games over the opponent(s). If the score reaches six games all, a tie-break game shall be played.

Due to time restraints, the organizer reserves the right to ask for Super-Tie Break (instead of the 3rd set).

Order of SERVICE: At the end of each standard game, the receiver shall become the server and the server shall become the receiver for the next game.

In doubles, the team due to serve in the first game of each set shall decide which player shall serve for that game. Similarly, before the second game starts, their opponents shall decide which player shall serve for that game. The partner of the player who served in the first game shall serve in the third game and the partner of the player who served in the second game shall serve in the fourth game. This rotation shall continue until the end of the set.

The TIE BREAK: The first player/team to win seven points wins the “Game” and “Set”, provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent(s). If necessary, the tie-break game shall continue until this margin is achieved.