Rules and regulations

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GLTA – Bali G-Slam Tennis Tournament is a GLTA-sanctioned tournament.

The GLTA is the international organization that manages and sanctions the GLTA tennis circuit around the world. Our tournament will be played according to the guidelines of GLTA and of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The draws with the names of the players will be published on the GLTA website. Rules and regulations The International Tennis Federation (ITF) tennis rules apply. GLTA rules as described below are added to the ITF rules. By participating in the Bali G-Slam Tennis tournament, players agree with the tournament rules. The GLTA rules can be retrieved on the GLTA website. Entries Players can enter in 1 or 2 events. The rules and rankings from the GLTA and the National Associations will be used to determine players’ divisions.

Players have to register in the appropriate division. The highest ranking determines the placement. If a participant still plays in an inappropriate division (too low) he will be defaulted.

For doubles, the strongest partner’s division determines the placement.

Levels, Ranking and Seeding

All players have to play in the appropriate GLTA division. You can find your GLTA ranking on the GLTA website: glta.tournamentsoftware.com/rankings.aspx. For the seeding we will use the GLTA ranking list as of 21 days before our tournament and all other relevant information. Players have always to play according their level of their National Associations, also when their GLTA level may be lower then their national level – see the conversion table. Results of matches will be recorded under the name with which you registered for the tournament.

Events Singles / Doubles

As Bali is a small tournament, men and women will be combined in the same groupings, but will be based on skill levels; A player must play in the level of their skill level regardless of age, sex, or preference.

The following levels will apply to the 2016 Bali G-Slam

  • Singles: Open / A / B / C / D
  • Doubles: Open / A / B / C

Match format will be decided by the tournament director. Levels with more than 12 entries will be knock-out format with a separate consolation round for first round losers. Levels with 12 or less entries will be Round Robin format with NO consolation round.

If there are not enough entries in one level, we will combine two levels.

Match format

Main draw Singles: All matches will be played best of 3 sets with a tie-break in every set.

Doubles: All matches will be played best of 3 sets, with a tiebreak at 6-6 in the first two sets. The third set will be played as a Champions Tiebreak (10 points instead of 7 points).

Consolation Round

All consolation matches will be 1 x Set to 8 Games (with Tie Break at 8-8)

There are no consolation rounds in round robin events. If you want to participate in the consolation rounds, please sign up at the tournament desk immediately after the match. Note: players who don’t sign up, cannot play in the consolation rounds.

Warm up

5 Minute Warm-up ONLY

Balls

New balls will be provided for each match. Used balls (used one time) will be provided for consolation matches.

After each match, the balls have to be returned to the tournament desk!

Trophies

Winners and finalists in all levels will be awarded. Winners of the consolation rounds will also get a prize.

Unforeseen delays

In case of unforeseen delays (rain, etc.), the tournament committee can change the match format.