Open Singles League

Participation is the most important aspect of the tennis league.


League structure

  • The season is normally divided into 4 rounds lasting 5 weeks each. During each round, all players within a division must play against each other once.
  • New players may join the league prior to the beginning of a new round.
  • At the beginning of each round, you will be matched to a group of players of similar calibre. The number of divisions, composed of 5 or 6 players will be based on the number of registered players.
  • Games should normally be played at the Shediac tennis courts (next to the Festival Arena).
  • Results will be posted regularly on the Club's Web site.
  • At the end of each round, divisions are modified based on the total points of each player. Normally, the player that finishes with the most points in his or her division will be moved up a division in the following round. In the same manner, the player with the lowest number of points in a division will normally move down a division in the following round. The points are reset to 0 at the beginning of each round.
  • If someone becomes injured or absent for a long period and the player cannot complete the round then, if desired, the player can send an e-mail to info@shediactennis.ca to request to stay in the same division for the following round. The executive committee will then decide if the request is accepted or not. The request must be received at least 3 days before the end of the round.

The matches

  • Players must take the initiative to either enter their availabilities to play by filling the form un the "Disponibility" section or by communicating directly with other players in the division in order to organize a date and time to play matches.
  • Regular tennis rules applies to this league
  • To win the match, a player must win 10 games (i.e. a pro set of 10). If there is a tie at 9-9, players will play a tie breaker to determine the winner of the 10th game.
  • The winner is responsible for informing the league representatives of the final results of the game by sending an email to: info@shediactennis.ca .

Points and rankings

  • The winner receives 20 points minus the number of games lost. For example, a match that finishes 10 to 7 would give the winner 13 points, (20-7).
  • The loser receives one point for every game won. For example, a match that finishes 10 to 7 would give the loser 7 points.
  • In order to encourage participation, a 4 point bonus will be awarded to each player for each match played.
  • Here are the rules to determine the ranking of the players in the league at the end of each round, in order of priority:
    • Points accumulated in the round by the player
    • The winner of the game between the players
    • The number of games won by the player
    • The ranking of the players in the previous round
    • The player who has first become a member of the Club in the current season

Changes to these rules will only be implemented with the approval of the executive committee.

If you have questions or comments, please communicate with us at info@shediactennis.ca .