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Play tennis and serve up some fun. Make some new friends and get a good workout.
This Meetup is intended for new, novice and progressing players with a USTA rating (http://www.meetup.com/CentralFloridaTennisClub2012/) or self-rating of 1.5 to 2.5 (beginner).
Bring a can of new tennis balls and your own beverage.
By participating, you agree to assume any and all associated risks to your person and property. Availability of courts is typically not a problem, but not guaranteed.
RULES OF THE CENTRAL FLORIDA TENNIS CLUB
Rules are necessary to help ensure order and fun playing experiences for all members. By joining the Club, members agree to follow and abide by its terms and conditions.
Sign-up for Meetups that you can attend. A sign-up is a firm commitment...not an expression of interest.
IF YOU REMOVE YOURSELF FROM A MEETUP ROSTER...IT MUST BE DONE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE!
By removing yourself at least 24 hours in advance, a player on the waiting list should have enough notice to take your place.
Members who no-show can receive a one month club suspension. Exceptions are made in the case of a personal emergency (EXAMPLES: sudden illness, injury, car breakdown or accident, family emergency).
A player who no-shows more than once during a three month period will be removed from the club.
We only cancel Meetups if tennis courts are wet.
PLAYER SKILL LEVELS
All Meetups are geared towards specific playing abilities. For example, a player with beginner-level skills [masked]) should not attend Meetups intended for 3.0 players (intermediate), and so on.
To determine your NTRP rating, click here (http://www.meetup.com/CentralFloridaTennisClub2012/pages/USTA_Ratings/).
Court availability for Central Florida Tennis Club Meetups is not guaranteed.
By participating, you agree to assume 100% of any and all associated risks to your person and property. You agree to hold Chris Allen (Organizer) and all Event Organizers harmless for any injuries or loss of life that you may sustain, including any damage, destruction, loss or theft of your personal property.
Because of the liability involved, only Club members may play. Members' friends can join our group if they want to play. Membership is free.
All point scoring is done on the honor system. Your opponent will call your balls in or out and vice-verse. If you believe a member is not playing fair, contact the organizer of our group.
All Club members must treat every player with kindness and respect. Remember, tennis is a game.
All players must wear tennis shoes that include a rubber or rubber-like, non-marking outer sole. All players must wear shorts or warm-up pants with pockets or skirts, skorts or tennis dresses that have the capacity to carry at least one tennis ball. Shirts or tank tops must be worn at all times.
TYPICAL PLAYING FORMAT
Mixed doubles is our typical playing format. This is mainly due to free court availability. If enough courts are available, players in attendance can elect to play doubles, singles or singles and doubles.
The first four players who arrive always take the first court available.
When playing doubles, after each set, the players switch teammates so everyone gets to play...everyone. Winners play winners, etc. We play as one group on one or more courts.
If all players show-up and we have one extra player, the last person to arrive sits out during the first set. That player will play during the second set and during every subsequent set. But a different player will sit out during each set.
MODIFIED SET & GAME SCORING
When we have an extra player or two attend, to speed up play, we modify the number of games played in a set and how we keep score.
Here's how that works:
During a match, a set ends after seven games are played or when one team wins six games, whichever comes first. No advantage points occur. The winner of the deuce point wins the game. But the receiving team announces to the serving team which court the deuce point will be played.
CANADIAN DOUBLES PLAY
If we have an odd number of players show up: three instead of four players, for example, we play a modified form of Canadian doubles. Canadian doubles involves three players.
In Canadian doubles, two players play against one player. But the single player always serves the ball and uses doubles' court boundaries. His or her opponents must play within the singles' boundaries.
After each game, players rotate clockwise. So each players will serve every third game.
If the single player wins a game he/she receives two points. If the doubles team wins, they are awarded one point. It's fun!
Rules updated: February 10, 2013