CLEVELAND & DISTRICT SUMMER TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE

LEAGUE MATCH REGULATIONS

TEAMS

1.       Teams shall consist of up to five players, three of which shall play singles and ant two of which

           shall play   doubles.

ORDER OF PLAY

2 (a)  The order of play shall be 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 1v2, 2v3, 3v1, 1v3, 2v1, 3v2, Doubles

   (b)  This order shall only be varied by mutual agreement between the two captains.

RANKING AND REGISTRATION

3 (a)   Clubs who have more than one team in the league shall be required to rank their players in order of

           merit. The top three players shall not be allowed to play in the 'B' team and none of the top six in the 'C'

           team and so on. The rankings shall be subject to approval by the Management Committee.

   (c)    A club may divide its playing strength amongst two or more teams in a division, in contradiction of rule

           3 (a).

   (d)   A player in a lower division, shall be allowed to play four games in all in higher divisions and still be

          eligible to play in the lower division. Any club wishing to play a player who has played five or more

          games in higher division, must apply to the Management Committee and receive permission.

   (e)   Clubs having two or more teams in one division of the league shall register players of each team as a

           separate entity.

   (f)   Following the original ranking list, new player shall be registered automatically from the result card up to

          the 31st July, but their ranking number in the club list must be indicated on the card.

   (g)   Club Secretaries must forward their ranking lists to the League Secretary and League Convenor before

           the commencement pf the season.

   (h)   Clubs wishing to enter Teams in either the Ladies or Junior Divisions must issue separate ranking lists

           for each.

   (i)   No player shall be allowed to play for more than one Team in any division without transfer.

   (j)   After the 31st July, no player shall be registered without the special consent of the Management

         Commitee.

   (k)   Failure to comply with any part of this regulation will result in games won, being deducted, and a fine at

          the discretion of the Management Committee.

POINTS

4.       The points scoring system shall be one points for each set won.

MATCH NIGHT

5 (a)   Club Secretaries must state their Match Night (s) on the application Form.

   (b)   Any alteration thereafter that necessitates a change to the Handbook shall be a charge of 50p for each

          occasion.

   (c)   Any Club making any alteration whatsoever, after the publication of the Handbook, shall responsible for

          informing all clubs in the League, and before each match, they must inform each team secretary

          seven days before the match is played.

REARRANGEMENTS

6 (a)  Matches may only be re-arranged without penalty if both the Opponent and relevant Convenor are

          notified at least 48 hours before the scheduled fixture by the team requesting the re-arrangement.

          I the Clubs fail to agree on a match being re-arranged. the League Secretary shsll act as arbitrator and

          his decision will be final. The fine for not informing the Opponents will be £2, the fine for not informing

          the Convenor will be £1.

   (b)  The Divisional Convenor shall be notified of the re-arrangement date withing7 days of the original

          fixture date by the Team requesting the re-arrangement.

   (c)  Non Compliance of 6 (b) will result in a £1 fine.

   (d)  Teams failing to turn up will automatically lose the points and be fined £3. Teams conceding a match

          with advance notice to their opponents will be fined £1 in addition to losing the points.

   (e)   It is not permissible to catch up the re-arrangements by playing 1 match for 'Double Points'. Breach of

          regulation will be dealt with as falling under Regulation 10.

TRANSFERS

7 (a)   Transfers may be granted at the discretion of the Management Committee upon receipt of the

           appropriate Transfer Request Form.

   (b) Procedure

            (1)    Obtain Transfer Form from League Secretary.

            (2)    Return Form with signature of:  (a)      Player

                                                                             (b)      Secretary  of old club

                                                                             (c)      Secretary of new club

            (3)    Remit transfer fee of 50p

MATCH CARDS

8.         Match Cards must be submitted to the Match Secretary within 48 hours of the commencement of the

            Match Fine for late cards 5p to 25p per occasion at the discretion of the Management Committee. 

PLAYERS SHORT      

9.         Fines for teams turning up short, 5p to 25p per player at the discretion of the Management Committee.

FALSE INFORMATION

10.       Any Club submitting a Result Card to the League with false information of any description, may at the

            discretion of the Management Committee be fined a maximum of £5 and be suspended from the

            League.

MATCH STARTS

11 (a)  Matches shall start at 7.00pm. Any player arriving after 8.30pm shall not be allowed to play in the

            match without the agreement of the opposing team.

   (b)    Clubs playing at weekends may arrange the starting time by agreement.

PROTESTS

12.      Protests and complaints shall be forwarded to the League Secretary to reach him with 72 hours of the

           conclusion of the match to which the protest or complaint refers. All protests must be accompanied by

           a deposit of £1 that will be returned unless the Management Committee deem the protest trivial. In all

           cases of protest the Club Secretary and any player concerned shall be notified to attend the meeting at

           which the case is concerned.

CHAMPIONSHIPS

13.      On completion of the season's fixtures the Team at the head of each Division shall be deemed

           Champions and should hold the Division Championship Trophy for one year. The teams winning the

           Division Championship shall receive four mementoes, and in any Division, containing ten or more

           teams, four mementoes shall also be provided for the team in second position.

CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP

14.      Regulations will be issued by the Management Committee together with the appropriate entry forms.

MATCH BALLS

15.      Only TTE approved 3 star and 2 star balls shall be used in League Matches.

PLAYING CONDITIONS

16.      Clubs must satisfy the Management Committee regarding their playing conditions.

CLOTHING

17.      Players must wear rubber soled footwear and suitable dark clothing in accordance with TTE regulation.

ALTERATIONS TO REGULATIONS

18.      These regulations may only be altered at the Annual General Meeting.

GENERAL

19.      Anything not covered by these Regulations shall be dealt with by the Management Committee.

 

KNOCK OUT CUP REGULATIONS

ENTRIES

1.        A Club may enter any number of teams , up to the number entered in the League.

ELIGIBILTY

2.        All players must be registered with the Summer League, as members of the club entering them.

TEAMS

3.        Three players will constitute a team.

FEE

4.        An entry fee of 25p per team will be charged.

BASIS

5.        The competition will be played on a knock-out basis.

PLAY

6.        Matches shall consist of 9 games only except in the case of a tie. Games will be 2 sets only. 21 up, no

            third game, 20-20 next point the winner 21-20.

TIED MATCHES

7.        Tied matches will be decided by the playing of a doubles match, the handicaps for the doubles being

           calculated from the average handicap of the 2 players on each side.

ZONES

8.        The early rounds will be played by arrangements between the clubs drawn to play responsibility for   

            arranging the match to rest with the "home" team.

CUP TIES

9.         A player having once played for a team may not subsequently play in any other team.

SYSTEMS

10.      The competition may organise on a handicap basis to be decided by the sub-committee.

GENERAL

11.      Anything not covered by these regulations will be dealt with by the KO Cup Sub-Committee.

 

NOTES ON KNOCK OUT CUP 

1.         The section competitions will be organised by the regional registrar who will set the handicaps for

             each match.

2.         The team drawn at the top of the draw will be the home team and will be responsible for the

             arrangement of the fixture.

3.         The winning team will be responsible for sending in the result card and must contact the teams for

             whom they will play in the next round to fix up the match.

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