Follow these steps to report scores:
The winner typically reports the match scores, but both players are responsible to make sure the scores are reported on time and accurately. The winner and loser will receive a zero if the match score is reported late. The exception to this is when the Rain Check is used (See “Rain Checks” section).
The League Coordinator will not hunt players down for missing scores. It is the players’ responsibility to ensure all point totals have been reported correctly before the end of the season. Players should do a final confirmation on the last day of the season.
A Rain check is a free pass to play a match after the score reporting deadline has passed. It is one more measure that Gladiator Tennis provides for flexibility in scheduling.
As the result of a player = loss of the match
Not the result of a player = incomplete (ie. bad weather, etc.):
If the match is resumed at a later date/time, it must be completed by the same players that start the match. New balls must be provided by the home player, when resuming a match in the 3rd set, or with more than 2 days between the start of the original match.
A default occurs when:
The player taking the default win must select from one of the following two options:
The player reporting the default win may choose to waive the default in the event that a defaulted opponent withdrew and was replaced.(See Replacement Players section) He can play the match, then report the scores to the League Coordinator who will record the scores on the website. If a player withdraws from your division, you have until the end of the season to make up the match with a substitute player or a replacement player and report the scores.
A player that receives 3 unexcused defaults will be withdrawn from the season by the League Coordinator. No refunds will be issued.
Please DO NOT call the league coordinator and ask what to do when your opponent is unavailable. This is a normal occurrence in any league. Choose an option and move on to scheduling your next match.
A player that is more than 20 minutes late to a match is considered a "No Show". At this point the waiting player has four options:
Option #1. Continue to wait. If the waiting player elects to wait for the opponent or play at a later time, the match will stand as played. This is the best option if the late player has been in contact with the waiting player and is trying to get to the match site. Traffic and other considerations should be taken into account.
Option #2. Playing a sub before the Score Reporting Deadline.
Option #3. Reporting a default and receiving 10 points. Defaults must be reported before the Score Reporting Deadline.
Option #4. Using a Rain Check so that the match can be rescheduled and played after the Score Reporting Deadline.
Gladiator Tennis is an outdoor sport from April through October. It is assumed that temperatures will vary, and wind is an element in the competition that is part of the game.
Canceling matches due to rain: A match is never assumed to be cancelled due to rain - it may be raining in your area and not raining at the Court location. Players must verbally contact each other to cancel a match. Do NOT cancel matches via email. If you leave a text message, you must get confirmation that it was received. If you do not hear back from the other player, you should go to the court site. Players who do not show are at risk of being removed from the league, subject to the decision of the League Coordinator.
Rain during a match: In the event of rain, matches will stand as played. Incomplete matches must be resumed at the exact set, game and point as they stood when play was halted. If it begins to rain in the middle of play, players should wait at the courts for 20 minutes to determine if the courts will be playable again within the hour. If you are unable to resume play, the rules above about Incomplete Matches - not the result of a player apply.
Excessive rain & waiving of score reporting deadlines: If there are not at least 4 "Prime Time" periods in a week that are rain-free, then the League Coordinator will postpone the score reporting deadline by 1 week. Prime Time periods are 5-9pm on Monday-Friday, and 9-9pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Rescheduling matches without risk of default in excessive heat, cold, or wind: If the temperature is below 50 or above 90, or if the sustained wind speed is above 20 mph, a player can refuse to play a scheduled match, and demand to reschedule it. But players must communicate live with each other to confirm that the match is canceled, otherwise you must show up at the court site. No shows receive a default and are at risk of being removed from the league, subject to decision by the League Coordinator.
Heat Rule - If the temperature is above 90 degrees, players will use the Fast 4 Format, unless both of them agree to play it out. See the Scoring & Tiebreaks section of the rules to learn how to play Fast 4.