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Daily Playing Limitations

2004 JUNIOR DAILY PLAYING LIMITATIONS

The USTA Southern Section has reviewed the following chart of Daily Playing Limitations and approved its dissemination in the Yearbook as GUIDELINES for tournaments. KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE ARE GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING AND RUNNING SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS. They are intended to assist the tournaments in scheduling and promulgating a standard set of Daily Playing Limitations. The Southern Section welcomes comments and recommendations for revision prior to their becoming binding as part of our Rules and Regulations. Players and tournament directors are requested to forward their comments and recommendations to the Sectional Office.
 
Age Division

Summer Months
May-September
Maximum Number of Matches

Winter Months
October-April
Maximum Number of Matches

Rest Record Between Matches

18's & 16's 2 singles and 1 doubles
or
1 singles and 2 doubles
or
3 doubles
2 singles and 2 doubles
or
1 singles and 2 doubles
or
3 doubles
1 hr/singles and doubles
or
1 hr/doubles and doubles
14's & 12's 2 singles and 1 doubles
or
1 singles and 2 doubles
or
3 doubles
2 singles and 1 doubles
or
1 singles and 2 doubles
or
3 doubles
1 hr/singles and doubles

(A) Singles
Players in the 18 & 16 Divisions cannot be required to play more than two singles matches in one day unless short scoring is used. If the Referee and both players agree, a third match may be played. Players in the 12 & 14 Divisions will not be allowed to play a third match unless short scoring is used.

(B) Doubles
Players in the 16 &18 Divisions from October through April are permitted to play as many as two doubles matches following their two singles matches, but only one doubles match from May through September unless short scoring is used. Players in the 12 & 14 Divisions are not allowed to play more than two singles and one doubles match, or any combination thereof in any one day, unless short scoring is used.

(C) Rest Period Between Matches
A minimum rest period of not less than 1 hour is required between two singles matches. A minimum rest period of one hour will be required between a singles match and a doubles match or two doubles matches. Should a player be involved in a lengthy match which runs into late evening, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that this player be given a minimum of 12 hours before their first match is scheduled the next day.

(D) Split Sets Rest Period
Boys’ and Girls’ 18 Divisions are allowing no rest period except under certain conditions when the Referee, in his independent judgment, may permit a 10 minute rest period. The Boys’ 16 Division is allowed an OPTIONAL rest period of 10 minutes, and it may be allowed at the request of either player or doubles team.

(E) Lights
Play under lights will be allowed in accordance with the following provisions: No match will begin after 8:00pm for all age categories, EXCEPT the 16 &18 Divisions may be allowed to begin as late as 8:30pm during the months of May-September.

NOTE:
For your information, the USTA Southern Section has adopted the following:

Singles matches consisting of at least two full sets (short scoring) count for Southern ranking. In lieu of a third set, a tie-breaker (match tie-break is recommended) may be played to determine the winner of the match. In doubles, regular scoring, short scoring and 8 game pro sets will also count for ranking purposes.

If short scoring is used, up to three singles matches may be scheduled per day.

 

 

 


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