Rules & FAQ

MAIN

  1. Liga.Tennis is a tennis community, aiming to put local players in touch with each other, help players to keep track of their improvement through regular competitive games.
  2. The beauty of this Tennis League platform (from now on - Liga.Tennis) is freedom and flexibility. As a player, you can play with anyone within your level: anytime and anywhere. You can change your level, city and even country in just one click anytime you want. 
  3. You can choose to play competitive games (League, Club or Tournament) or just hit for fun without scoring (Social Hitting). There are following differences:
    - League - is a competition within a particular region (for example, Bali League or West Sydney League) and it always opens to the public: anyone can join. 
    - Club - is a competition within a particular organization or group of people (for example, Federer Fans Singapore Club). Just like with Facebook groups, Clubs can be public (everyone can join in one click) or private (Club Organizer must accept new members). Each player can be a member of a different clubs.
    - Tournament - is a competition among players of any gender, age or level, who have been invited by Organiser. Anyone can set up an own tournament. Comparing to League or Club competition, you will get more points for winning more matches in Tournament (more you advanced in Tournament draw, more points you get for each win). 
    - Find a partner - is available for those who are interested in less competitive games (without scoring and sending challenges) and just want to find new hitting partners of any age, level, and gender.
  4. The main goal for all players is: to finish the year as high as possible in the League or Club ranking. The level ranking position is determined by the total number of earned points. You can earn points by playing in League, Club or Tournament matches. 

ORGANISATION

Countries, regions and cities

  • Liga.Tennis platform is available worldwide. You can change your city, region, club and country in just one click in your player profile anytime you want. 
  • After it happens, you will appear in new city league ladder with all points that you have. So you can "migrate" between available countries, regions and cities, and you can challenge new people as well as they can challenge you. 
  • As a player, you can also be a member of a different clubs. See below more details in section "Clubs".
  • As a region can be a city, town, province or city district. 

Leagues and levels 

  • Four Leagues are available in Liga.Tennis for each region: Men, Women, Kids and Doubles. Mixed leagues are available for Clubs.
  • The Leagues consist following levels: “Beginner”, “Advanced”, “Open”, etc.
  • "Open" is the strongest level where professionals and coaches can play. 
  • During registration, each player will choose the League and Level. If you don't want to appear in any open regional league, you should leave empty field "League Level" in your profile. After that, you should join one of the existing clubs or create a new one. 
  • Players can change their Level (Open, Advanced, etc) at anytime in the profile settings. As soon as a Level has been changed, a player will automatically be moved to the new level. All points are accounted separately for each level.
  • All new players will start with 0 (zero) points. 
  • In Doubles you can play any teams of any Level, gender, and age. Please see below for more information on Doubles play.

Clubs

  • Club - is a competition within a particular organization or group of people (for example, Roger Federer Singapore Club).
  • Just like with Facebook groups, Clubs can be public (everyone can join in one click) or private (Club Organizer must accept new members). 
  • Unlike Clubs, League - is a competition within a particular region (for example, Bali League or West Sydney League) and it always opens to the public: anyone can join.
  • Each player can be a member of a different clubs.
  • Anyone can create own Club and become as a Club Organizer.
  • Club Organiser is authorized to select required leagues and levels that appear for specific Club. 

Points and ranking          

  • The main goal for all players is: to finish the year as high as possible in the ranking of their League or Club. 
  • As a player, your level ranking position is determined by the total number of earned points. 
  • You can earn points by playing in Liga (or Club) matches or in Tournament matches. Comparing to League or Club competition, you will get more points for winning more matches in Tournament (more you advanced in Tournament draw, more points you get for each win).  
  • If you play in a Club and an open League, you have separate rankings.
  • You earn points for every match you play on Liga.Tennis. You get more points if you:
    ✔️play more matches;
    ✔️win more matches;
    ✔️challenge and win more matches over opponents who are higher than you on the ranking. Accordingly, you earn less points if you challenge and win matches over opponents who are lower than you on the ranking;
    ✔️win a match in straight sets rather than with a tie-break;
    ✔️win more games in each set. 

Matches and scoring

  • Matches will be the best of three sets. The third set if needed is a tie-break (until 7), super tie-break (until 10) or regular full set, and players should decide it. If players have different points of view regarding the 3rd set (for example, one player wants to play a tie-break and another - full set), a super tiebreak (until 10) has priority and must be played. 
  • If one of the players did not arrive to play a match, the other player has the right to input default score: 6-0, 6-0.
  • If one of the players cannot finish a match (for example, due to injury), the score must be input as a current score for completed games (for example, 6-3), and "1-0" score for all incomplete sets.  The label "RET" (retired) will be added automatically to such scores.
  • If a match has been suspended (for example, due to rain or other external circumstances), players should not update the scores online (otherwise, label "ret" will be added for any incomplete scores) until they finish this match. Players should continue the match on another day from the current score. 
  • A challenge can be denied only 3 times in a month. By the 4th denial on a challenge, that is a default: 6-0, 6-0.
  • A challenge can be declined for 4th time without default if these two players have already played one matche during that month. 

Tournaments

  • Tournament - is a competition among players of any gender, age or level, who have been invited by Organiser. Anyone can set up an own tournament. 
  • All tournament matches can be played anytime and anywhere but within a timeframe (for example, each round must be played within one week). However, is recommended for Organisers to arrange the venue (court) for semi-final & final and invite all participants to gather together. 
  • Liga.Tennis tournaments are absolutely flexible. It's entirely Organiser's responsibility to set up all tournament rules, entry fees, number of participants, scorings, etc.  
  • For inviting players, an Organiser should send them a link to a Tournament page, and participants should press "Join" button on that page. 
  • The top players of each Level will compete in the Final Liga.Tennis tournament which will be organized at the end of the year. 
  • There will also be organized periodical tournaments between leagues (Inter-leagues tournaments), clubs (Inter-clubs tournaments) and International tournaments.
  • The higher your position in the ranking, the better seed number you will get for a tournament draw. 
  • Comparing to League or Club competition, you will get more points for winning more matches in Tournament (more you advanced in Tournament draw, more points you get for each win).
  • Depending on your country, league, and level, the valuable prizes will be presented to the participants and winners of the tournaments. 

SETTING UP MATCHES

  • Once you have joined a League, you are ready to send challenges and play your matches. You will have access to the email addresses and telephone numbers of all the players in your Level.
  • As a player, you can challenge anyone in your Level by only using the system of Liga.Tennis platform. You will both agree on a venue and who provides the balls. It's up to these two players how to split the cost, book the court, etc.
  • If a player doesn’t play a single match for 3 months, he or she will be removed from the League. 
  • If a player can not play for any specific reason (for example, sickness or traveling), a player can deactivate his profile. Press the button "Deactivate my profile" in your profile settings, and other players won't be able to send you challenges until you re-activate your profile.
  • In the case of unforeseen delays (rain, etc.), the players should discuss the solutions directly (rearrange for the next day, move to another court, etc.).
  • All matches must be reported promptly by using the online system of Liga.Tennis platform (see details below how to do it).
  • Anyone - winner or loser of the match - can input the result in the online system of Liga.Tennis platform.
  • Both players should check the results published online. For corrections and omissions, a player should use button “Dispute” which is available in the online system of Liga.Tennis platform. This must be done within 3 days after a match is played. 


HOW TO USE ONLINE SYSTEM OF LIGA.TENNIS PLATFORM

How to manage challenges: set up a match, accept, decline or cancel challenges, update results and more? 
Note: you can do all of the below activities using both a laptop or mobile device.

  1. You must be logged in to your profile.: https://liga.tennis/user/login
  2. Press menu button on the right top corner. Press on Challenges. And then you can see the tabs on the top of the page. 
    Laptop view:
    Tabs
    Mobile device view: 
    Tabs_mobile
  3. Press tab “To challenge” to send a challenge to anyone. Simply choose your opponent from the ladder and press button “To challenge” just under their name. As soon as you send a challenge to someone, that person will receive an email-notification. However, it is highly recommended to follow-up them by built-in messanger. As soon as your opponent accepts your challenge, you will automatically receive his (her) personal contact details including mobile phone number and email. 
  4. Press tab “New” to view new challenges that someone sent to you. You can accept or decline these challenges. 
  5. Press tab “Waiting” to view challenges that you sent to someone but they did not accept or reply yet. In this case, you can follow up your opponent by built-in messanger, post a comment on a challenge or cancel this challenge. Remember that you can only have 10 open challenges at the same time. 
  6. Press tab “Upcoming” to view previously accepted by you or your opponent challenges. For registering match result, after a match you or your opponent will need to update these challenges. Simply press on Update button and input your match score by sets.  
  7. Press tab “Completed” to view all matches that you have played.

How to get in touch and communicate with other players? 
After you sent or received a challenge, you need to get in contact with your opponent and discuss your match arrangements: time, court, etc. For that you can use following tools available on the platform: 

  • send a private message via Liga.Tennis built-in messenger;
  • post a comment on a challenge in Timeline;
  • or you can also go to section "Challenges" in your profile and view an email and phone number of your opponent. So you can get in touch via SMS, WhatsApp, Email, etc. 
     

DOUBLES

General

  • In a Doubles you can play any teams of any standard, gender, and age.
  • All existing Singles Rules & Terms are valid for the Doubles matches apart from the areas highlighted below:

Registration and forming a team

  • Registration. There is no additional registration required for playing in the Doubles. As a registered singles player, you only need to choose in your profile “I'm interested in Doubles Challenges” and then select the level for Doubles. After that, the Doubles section will appear in your player profile, where you can assign a partner, send challenges and change your partner, etc. 
  • Looking for a partner. To get a doubles partner, you must select the option “I’m looking for a partner” in the Doubles section. In this case, your name will appear on the list “Looking for a partner.” So anyone can send you an invitation to become a Doubles partner and form a team together. It is up to you whether you accept it or not. 
  • Assigning a partner (making a partnership). As soon as you appear on the list “Looking for a partner,” you can assign your Doubles partner. Simply go to your profile (Double section), choose a new partner from the list and press button “Make a partnership.” Note that your partner should have also been previously registered in the Doubles section and mark himself/herself as “Looking for a partner.” 
    For example, you and your friend want to play as a team in a Doubles League. For that, you both need to: create your player profiles on Liga.Tennis, choose “I'm interested in Double Challenges,” pick the Level, and pick “Looking for a partner,” and then assign each other as double partners. After that, you are ready to play. 
  • Removal of a partner (ending a partnership). If you want to change your Doubles partner, go to your profile (in the Doubles section) and press the button “End a partnership” In this case, your Doubles team will be disbanded, and your profile along with your ex-partner profile will appear in the section “Looking for a partner.”
  • Leave the Doubles section. If you do not want to play in the Doubles game anymore, simply go to your profile and remove the tick in front of “I'm interested in Double Challenges.” Your profile will be removed from the Doubles tennis league. 

Points and rankings

  • Each Doubles player will have two different rankings: 
    - Team Double ranking.
    - Individual Double ranking.
  • A Team's Double ranking will be available as long as the Doubles team plays matches.
  • Individual Double ranking will be available as long as a particular player plays matches in the Doubles League. It does not matter which Doubles team the individual plays for.
  • After each match, a Doubles team will get a certain number of points. This number of points will be added to the Team's Doubles ranking. Additionally, each player will get half (50%) from this number of points added into their Individual Double ranking.
     

OTHER

  • Organiser of the Tennis League is Liga.Tennis™.
  • Liga.Tennis is a tennis community, aiming to put local players in touch with each other, help players to keep track of their improvement through regular competitive games.
  • Liga.Tennis is open to the public and community members.
  • All information provided to Liga.Tennis is correct and up to date.
  • The organizer reserves the right to vary or amend the rules and regulations as necessary to ensure the smooth running of the leagues.
  • The organizer does not hold any responsibility for injury while participating in Liga.Tennis. 
  • Liga.Tennis is not responsible of any activities provided by Tennis Clubs.
  • By creating a member profile, each player agrees to all the present Terms and Conditions and Privacy policy.
     

COURT ETIQUETTE
A few simple tips for less stressful and more fun matches:

  • Matches are self-umpired and should be conducted in the spirit of fair play.
  • You call the balls on your side of the court;
  • If you are uncertain, your opponent gets the benefit of the doubt, and the ball is in;
  • The server keeps score;
  • Don't invade neighboring courts;
  • Don't lose your cool;
  • Don't be frightening;
  • Don’t destroy the racquets and court facilities ;-) 

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