HOW TO USE HANDICAPS

1. The player with the lower handicap is the stronger player, the player with the higher handicap is the weaker player.

2. The set starts at love all, the set consists of 2 games played up to 21. The game finishes when a player reaches 21. For example a player can win 21-20

3. Service changes when the score, as called, is divisible by 5.

4. At the end of the set, the player’s handicap value is then added to the total points he won in both games, (not each game).

5. The match consists of 9 sets. With each of the players from one team playing each of the 3 players from the opposing team.

6. At the end of the match, the points won over the 9 sets played, will determine the winner.

EXAMPLES

Player A has handicap of 9; player B has handicap of 25.

                    Player A        Player  B

Game 1:           21       -        13

Game 2:           21       -        16                                        Total points

Handicap           9                 25

Total score       51       -        54                                     Set 1    51   -   54

 

Player C has handicap of 13; player D has handicap of 4.

                    Player C         Player D

Game 1:            13      -         21

Game 2:            16      -         21

Handicap:         13                  4

Total score:       42      -        46                                     Set 2    42   -   46

 

Player E has handicap of 31; player F has handicap of 0.

                    Player E          Player F

Game 1:            3        -          21

Game 2:            6        -          21

Handicap:        31                    0

Total score:     40        -          42                                               Set 3    40   -   42

 

                                                                                                     Set 4          etc.

 

Player A, C and E play for Team A. Player B, D and F play for Team B, so the team scores go as follows.

Team A                        Team B

Player A     51;              Player B     54

Player C     42;              Player D     46

Player E     40;              Player  F     42

Total        133                                  142

After 3 sets Team A have 133 points and Team B have 142 points. 6 more sets to play following the normal match order. The total set points are then added to determine the winner.

 

 

 

 

 

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