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Team Tennis Contact Info

Assistant Athletic Director:
Joseph Garmon

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Team Tennis Frequently Asked Questions

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How many tournaments and matches are teams or individuals allowed to play throughout the season?
No student or team representing a member school shall participate in more than eight tournaments (total for tennis and team tennis combined) during the school year, excluding one district tennis tournament, the regional tournaments and the state tournament. Note: The team tennis district tournament counts as one of the eight allowable tournaments if school time is lost. Each tournament a school team enters counts as one tournament for the team and one tournament for each participating individual. Students are considered to be representing their school if they are wearing and/or using school equipment or being directed or transported by a school employee.
How many scrimmages are teams or individuals allowed to play at the beginning of the season?
None. Individual sports like team tennis and tennis do not have scrimmages. Invitational meet/tournament, dual or triangular meets are allowed.
How many matches are allowed per day in a tournament?
Each player shall play in no more than three dual matches per day.
Is coaching permitted on the tennis court?
Coaching is not permitted in or on the confines of the tennis court. However, a coach may coach his/her players during the 90-second changeover at the end of odd games and also during the 3-minute rest period for split set matches.
When does the team tennis tournament count as one of your eight allowable tournaments?
The team tennis district tournament couts as one of the eight allowable tournaments in school time is lost.
May a coach make substitutions between team matches and/or during a team match before the individual match begins?
Yes, coaches must use the following procedure:

Singles: The coach removes a player from the lineup. All players lower in the lineup move up one position to fill the vacant spot and the alternate becomes the #6 player.

Doubles: If the coach removes a member of a doubles team from the lineup, he/she places the alternate in the vacated spot and the team remains in the same position. If the coach removes both members of a doubles team, the lower teams will move up one position to fill the vacant spot and the alternate pair becomes the #3 team.