Entry Fee 2000 baht (discount for Jun - July League 1600 baht)
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Join the league if you are committed to scheduling and playing 7-8 matches during the season. Leagues will run for 8 weeks.
ITF Rules of Tennis and The Code for 'Unofficiated' Matches will apply.
Categories for Singles:
Women: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5
Men: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5
Categories for Doubles:
6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0
Teams will combine 'skill levels' for the doubles or mixed league.
Ex1. Two players at the 5.0 level will play in the 10.0 doubles category.
Ex 2. A player with a skill level of 3.5 will join a 4.0 player in the 8.0 doubles category. (A rated player can join a lower level category).
Categories are divided into 'Flights'.
Each Flight in a category is limited to 8 players.
As Flights are filled, new Flights will be added to each category.
Seven matches will be played during the regular season.
At the end of the regular season 'Flight' winners and runners-up are automatically qualified for an “opt-in” championship tournament for their level.
Players in the League Championship are eligible for prizes.
The 'Round Robin' format provides a wide ranging competitive opportunity through individual skill level ratings.
The BT.Net 'Flex Leagues' use the NTRP player rating system.
Schedules will be made available to players in each category and flight prior to the start of the season.
Format is best 2 of 3 sets with a 10-point match tiebreaker played in lieu of a third set.
If both players agree, the third set may be played out.
A 7 point tie-break (first to 7 points by a margin of 2 points) will be played at 6 games all in any given set.
To register for the BT.Net 'Flex Leagues' players must create a profile with BangkokTennis.net.
There is no charge for creating a profile. The profile will allow you access to the membership areas of the site.
After creating a profile, choose from a list of leagues in your category. You can select a league to complete the registration process.
If you are registering for a Doubles league, your partner must create a profile before you can register a team for the league.
Players can enter more than one event during a league season (ex. Singles, Mixed).
NOTE: Registered players may not use other players' information for commercial purposes. Our tennis community is based upon mutual respect and friendship. We consider privacy an important issue and will insist that participants in the BT.Net 'Flex Leagues' abide by the same honorable intents.
Singles: 2000 baht. 1600 baht (Jun-Aug League).
Doubles: 1600 baht per player. 1200 (Jun - Aug League).
Sport Service Consultants Co., Ltd
Savings Account # 741-2-44835-3
• Scan & email receipt: email@example.com
Entry fees are transferable to the league administrator via electronic means or direct deposit and must be received before players are eligible for participation in the BT.Net 'Flex Leagues'. Some electronic (sms) messages do not indicate the 'name of depositor'. Double check with the league administrator that your deposit / transfer has been received.
Headquarters for the BT.Net 'Flex League' is located at Sakolpan Sport Club. We recommend that players schedule matches here to keep playing standards consistent throughout the league.
Sakolpan has upgraded their court lighting system to accommodate the BT.Net 'Flex League'. We're most grateful for this support and ask that everyone involved also consider this as matches are scheduled. Phone: 02 391 0563.
Daytime: 160 baht per hour. Night: 240 baht per hour.
Each player will bring a can of unopened high standard tennis balls.
One can will be opened for the match.
The winner will keep the unopened can.
Dunlop Fort: 175 baht per can
Pacific Brand: 145 per can
Available at Sakolpan
PLAYER RATING Self rating is recommended for all players. Players without ratings must self-rate according to the 'Skill Level' guidelines available here . Players are expected to exercise the highest level of integrity while competing in this program. For assistance with the rating system contact the league administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
DOUBLES TEAMS - Self-rating Guidelines Categories for doubles will combine the rating level of both players. (Ex.1) Two players with a 3.0 self rating can join the 6.0 category. (Ex.2) One player with a 5.0 rating and a partner with a 4.5 rating can join the 9.5 category.
Choose your playing level accurately for your first playing season as players/teams who have a winning percentage of 74% or greater will not be eligible to win their division or qualify for playoffs.
Winning Percentage is calculated as ‘Total Games Won’ divided by ‘Total Games Played’
Win - 25% or less: you must move down 1 level
Win - 26% to 35%: you may choose to move down 1 level
Win - 36% to 65%: you must stay at same level
Win - 66% - 74%: you may choose to move up 1 level
Win - 75% or greater: you must move up 1 level
Failure to follow the above rules for choosing a skill level may result in a player or team being disqualified from winning a category or participating in the playoffs.
COMPLETED MATCHES Winners are required to submit scores to the league administrator though both players should make contact to confirm the data. The online 'Match Review' form includes an area for scores and comments. Email: email@example.com
DISCRETION We all participate in organized events because we LOVE TENNIS and want to play. We urge players do everything in their power to 'self rate' accurately and schedule matches so that everyone gains the benefit of friendly, competitive pursuit of the greatest sport known.
SPORTSMANSHIP We started BangkokTennis.net to provide players with additional opportunities for fun, affordable, competitive tennis. We expect every member participating in these organized events to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner under all circumstances to ensure the quality of the league is maintained. If you experience a player or team who is unsportsmanlike, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about your experience.
Our policy for handling complaints regarding bad sportsmanship is as follows: The first incident will be recorded. 2nd incident will result in the player receiving a warning. 3rd incident can result in suspension from the league based on the complaint. The suspension could be 1 season, 1 year, or permanently depending on the severity of the situation.
NOTE: We reserve the right to handle issues independently at our discretion based on the circumstances. Unless there is an objective 3rd party witness our policy is accept the details of any complaint as valid and this means that in many instances both parties are documented and/or receive a verbal warning as it is typical that we receive complaints from both parties when a situation has arisen. Since we are not present at the matches, unless there is an objective third party witness, we must believe what we are told by both players so we will let the number of complaints against a player guide us in the validity.
The following are examples of bad sportsmanship:
POINT TIE-BREAK RULES
First team to 7 points by a margin of 2 points wins the tie-break and the set.
Serving rotation is maintained during the tie-break.
The player whose turn it is to serve, serves 1 point from the deuce side of the court.
Players then serve 2 points each in succession starting from the Ad court.
Players/Teams change sides at every 6 points.
The team that served first in the tie-break receives first in the next set.
Players/Teams change sides after the tie-break.
MATCH REVIEW FORM
Winning player / team must enter score, however both players /teams should also enter match scores.
If a player/team forfeited the match (see rules for ‘forfeit’) click the forfeit box for that team – winning player/team will receive 3 points, forfeiting player/team will receive 0 points. Does not count toward win percentage.
If a player/team retired during the match (see rules for ‘retire’) enter all completed games and click the ‘retired’ box for that team.
Winning player/team will receive 3 points, Losing team will receive 1 point for any sets won.
Games count towards win percentage.
If players/teams cannot complete the match (see rules for ‘incomplete match’) enter all completed games and click the ‘incomplete’ box.
Each player/team will receive 1 point for any sets won.
Games count towards win percentage.
If players/teams do not play a match but it was not due to a forfeit, then no scores are entered.
Neither player/team will receive any points.
All sets that were decided by tie-breaks will be entered as 7 – 6 as the tie-break is counted as 1 game.
If players / teams opted to play a tie-break in lieu of the 3rd set, the 3rd set score is entered as 7 – 6.
UN-OFFICIATED MATCHES Since BangkokTennis.Net matches are 'unofficiated matches', we expect players to handle disputes where there is disagreement on what occurred on the court amongst themselves and in a sportsmanlike manner. This includes line calls, score disagreements, etc. The Code – The Players’ Guide to Unofficiated Matches will be used as a reference guide for this league. Occasionally, disputes result from a disagreement on the interpretation of rules (i.e. players agree on what happened but disagree on the rules for the situation).
Example: If a player hits a ball for a winner but touches the net with their racket in the process but insists that they won the point, the other player can disagree and play the remainder of the match under protest. The protest must be clearly stated to the opponent and should be sent to email@example.com immediately after the match.
If the protesting player is correct and lost the match, results can be overturned in their favor. It is extremely important that if a player insists they are correct despite being advised by the opponent that they are protesting, the player should be 100% sure they are right or risk the results being overturned if they are determined to be wrong by League Administors based on 'The Code'.
Note: If a player or team is involved in a dispute of any kind and choose not to complete a match they are considered 'retiring' from the match.
Complete your match even if there is a disagreement, then report the issue to the league afterwards. The only exception the other team has physically abused or seriously threatened physical abuse. In such case we recommend stopping the match, reporting it immediately to the League and to the authorities if applicable.
COACHING is not allowed in 'Flex League' matches.
The following guidelines apply to all spectators:
WITHDRAWING FROM THE LEAGUE
- In the event that a player must withdraw from the league prior to completing the schedule, they must notify the administrator and their opponents.
- If a player withdraws from the round robin flight prior to playing a match, the player will be deleted from the flight if a substitute player is not available.
- If a player withdraws in the flight after playing a match all players in the group will receive a 6-0,6-0 win against the withdrawing player. This rule attempts to give credit to players who have already played a withdrawing player without penalizing those players who did not play the withdrawing player.
- The administrator will attempt to replace a player who must withdraw with a substitute for the remainder of the season. No refunds will be issued once registration closes.