This Tournament is Open to USTA Members and Non-USTA Members
This tournament is
open to USTA members and Non-USTA members. Non-USTA members will need to obtain
a Tennislink account to register. There is no cost to get a Tennislink account
as a non-USTA member. If you need a Tennislink account, click "more
info" for instructions on how to obtain one.
Ranking Points for USTA Members
USTA Members will
receive ranking points in accordance with tSavehe USTA NorCal Ranking Rules for
Fast4 Match Format
Fast4 scoring is 2
out of 3 sets - to 4 games (with a 5-point tiebreaker at 3-all). No-ad scoring.
7-point tiebreaker in lieu of 3rd set.
In a FAST4 tie-break the player/team who first wins five (5) points
shall win the set, with a deciding point at 4-4. The player whose turn it is to
serve at the commencement of the tie-break (Player A) will serve two (2) points
starting on the right half of the court. The opposing player (Player B) will
then serve two (2) points starting on the right half of the court. Player A (or
the partner, Player C, in doubles) will then serve two (2)points. Player B (or
the partner, Player D, in doubles) will then serve the following two (2)
points. If the score reaches 4-4, Player B (or
Player D in doubles) will serve the final point of the tie-break with
the receiver(s) choosing whether to receive the serve from the right half or
the left half of the court. Players/Teams will only change ends after the first
four (4) points have been played.
No Let Rule
FAST4 is played with the “no let rule”.
In doubles, if a serve touches
the net, strap or band and lands (bounces) within the correct service box,
either player on the receiving team can return the ball.
NTRP Rating Guidelines
Players are expected to play at their rating or above. If you are not a USTA member and do not have a NTRP rating and do
not know what your rating is, click on the “more info” link to view the Player
NTRP Guidelines to help you determine your rating.
If you are a USTA member and need to self-rate, please see the next message below.
Self-Rate Instructions for USTA Members
If you are a USTA member and do not have an NTRP rating, please click "more info" to obtain a self-rating.
Concurrent Tournament Rule
A player shall not be entered at the time entries close in two or more USTA sanctioned tournaments scheduled to take place at the same time, in whole or in part, unless each Tournament Committee involved understands the situation, concurs in writing, and each agrees to accommodate the player’s schedule. The final decision rests with each tournament committee. If one tournament agrees to accept concurrent entries and accommodate the player's schedule but the concurrent tournament does not, the player may not enter both. If entries for the overlapping tournaments close on different dates, approval must be received from all Tournament Committees no later than the entry closing date that occurs last. Players who enter a tournament and play it to completion, may then enter another tournament with overlapping dates without permission. If a player violates this concurrent tournament rule ranking points earned in any concurrent tournament played will not count toward ranking or the Grand Prix Points Race and the concurrent tournaments will not count toward the minimum tournament requirement to qualify for Grand Prix.
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what you thought of the Fast4 Tournament.
All matches start and will be completed on August 16th. (11am -
M/W Singles/ Doubles 3.0 - 3.5 NTRP
All matches played at The Sunnyvale Tennis Center
Draws will be posted Sunday August 13th
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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