Indoor Rules

Players are responsible to know

  • Court fees
  • Guest fees
  • Reservation policy of each club they will be playing at. It is the player’s responsibility to refer to the Indoor Court List  page for this information on each club, and call the club for any further questions.

Scheduling matches and coming to play

  • Login to www.gladiatortennis.com to see your schedule of opponents and their contact information on the first day of the season. Click “Schedule” to see your schedule of opponents. Click “Players” to see your opponents’ contact information.
  • Players should reserve 2 hours of court time, unless BOTH players agree to reserve less or more time.
  • Players split the cost of the court fees. Scheduling matches should always be confirmed over email, with the day, date, and time, and club location spelled out clearly. In the event that players do not communicate clearly over email and show up at different times for a match, they will share the cost of the canceled court time. It is both players' responsibility to clearly confirm the time and place of the match.
  • Canceling court time – The player who cancels a match will be responsible for the entire cost of the canceled court time if the cancelation is past the advance notice required by the club.
  • Players are strongly recommended to arrive 15 minutes early before their scheduled court time. You are paying for every minute you reserve and it is unfair to your partner when you are late or arrive on time and need to stretch. Players who are more than 15 minutes late will pay the entire cost of the first hour reserved.
  • Any player that fails to show for an indoor match will be responsible for the entire cost of court time reserved. Failure to pay for court time missed will result in suspension from league play for the remainder of the season, and that player will be replaced. Gladiator Tennis will not be responsible for paying for any court fees where a player did not show.
  • Club Location: A map to every club can be found on the website by clicking the facility location on your schedule.  Each player is responsible for themselves to know the directions to each club they play a match at.

Costs

  • Players split the cost of the court fees for EVERY match. Guest fees are paid individually. An "away" player's guest fee is not split or paid for by the "home" player.
  • Players must pay the guest fee, when applicable, at any club they are not a member at. It is not the responsibility of a club member to share the cost of guest fees with non-members.
  • Refer to the Indoor Court List Each player is responsible to know the costs of guest fees and court time fees for each club they play at, and should be prepared to pay these fees on arrival. Players who arrive to any match unprepared to pay the guest fee and court fee will be suspended from league play for the remainder of the season.

No Ad Scoring & 3 Set Tiebreakers

  • No ad scoring - Players can elect to shift to no ad scoring at the start of any game of the match if both players (or teams)  judge the match is moving to slowly to get it in within 2 hours. No ad scoring defined = If players reach deuce in a game, the next point wins. The receiver gets to pick which side of the court to receive serve.
  • 3rd set tiebreakers - If you split the first two sets, you must play a Super Tiebreaker (first player to 10 points wins) if you have less than 15 minutes to go with your reserved court time. If time runs out before the super tiebreak ends, the person ahead will be the winner.
  • If you split the 1st two sets and have more than 15 minutes to go, begin playing the 3rd set. If either player goes up by 2 games or more in the 3rd set by the time you reach the 15 minute mark, the player ahead wins the match. If Player A is up only 1 game at the 15 minute mark, the next game must be played no-ad, and if Player A wins the game, he wins the match. If Player loses the game, a Super Tiebreaker is played to determine the match. If time runs out before the super tiebreak ends, the person ahead will be the winner.

Time running out during 2nd set

  • If player A won the first set, and is up by 2 or more games in the 2nd set with 15 minutes left, player A will earn a 14 point win for the match, while Player B earns points = to the number of games won, not greater than 8. Just record the unfinished scores in the website, and it will automatically apportion the scores correctly.
  • If player A won the first set, but player B leads by 2 or more games in the 2nd set with 15 minutes left, player B shall be the winner of the 2nd set, and both players will play a super tiebreak to determined the 3rd set.
  • If Player A won the first set, but both players are either tied or separated by only 1 game in the 2nd set with 15 minutes left, they shall play a standard tiebreak to determine the 2nd set. If Player B wins the 2nd set tiebreak, then both players will play a super tiebreak to determined the 3rd set.
  • Enter the unfinished score in the website. The website will automatically give each player 10 points.