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Rules and Regulations
All coaches should be familiar with the TSSAA and USTA rules and regulations for Tennis. Please read all of the Tennis information on the links below.
- TSSAA Official First Date of Practice: February 13
- SCIAA Inservice: TBD
- TSSAA Rules Meeting: Online starting in January
- TSSAA Date of First Contest: March 13
- SCS Spring Break: March 13-17
- SCIAA Championship: April 18, 20 & 24
- TSSAA Districts Must be Completed by: Wednesday, May 10
- TSSAA Team Finals Must be Completed by: (Girls) May 11 & (Boys) May 12
- TSSAA Regional Singles and Doubles: May 15-16
- TSSAA Sectional Team must be Completed by: (Girls) May 18 & (Boys) May 19
- SCS Last Day of School: May 26
- TSSAA State Tournament: May 23-May 26
- Each player must have a completed and signed physical, concussion information form and sudden cardiac arrest form, evidence of which must be on file at each school before the student-athlete can participate in practice, try-outs or a competitive contest. Additionally, an assumption of Risk, emergency contact information and informed consent forms must also accompany the physical. The Athlete Health Record includes those 3 requirements on 1 form.
- All student-athletes must be listed on the TSSAA eligibility form. The last day to submit Eligibility forms is the First TSSAA Official Day of Contest.
- All teams must have a basic first aid kit, injury ice & bags, water, and a copy of each student-athlete’s emergency contact info accompany them to all competitions and practices. All coaches must be CPR & First Aid certified.
- Contact the school Athletic Director for secondary insurance information.
- Monitor student-athletes conduct and academic progress.
- Provide instruction and supervision at all practices and matches.
- Complete annual education training and forms required by SCIAA.
- Conduct a parent meeting (at the beginning of the season) in which parents and players will be given information to go over the schedule information, eligibility requirements, transportation issues, concussion information, sudden cardiac arrest, etc.
- Keep school staff informed of any dates where players will be absent from school for tournaments or dismissed early for matches.
- Keep a record of all match scores throughout the season.
- Provide 5 new cans of tennis balls at every match.
- Display proper conduct and professionalism and demand that from your athletes as well.
- Home Team Coach will report the results of the match to:
1) Kelli Arena by noon the following business day via email using the tennis score sheet form below.
2) Commercial Appeal Sports Desk:
Phone number: 529-2360
If you have any questions please contact:
PARK SERVICES AND TENNIS CENTER INFORMATION
All matches will be played at the designated tennis centers at 4:00 P.M. unless otherwise indicated, and must be completed by dusk.
Coaches should call the tennis center director at the center you wish to use to schedule practices, matches and tournaments.
|Site||Contact Person||Address||Telephone #|
|Bellevue||Kent Smith||1310 S. Bellevue Blvd. 38106||(901) 237-5677|
|Frayser||Kent Smith||2907 N. Watkins St. 38127||(901) 237-5677|
|Leftwich||Bob Naylor||4145 Southern Ave. 38117||(901) 685-7907|
|Raleigh||Kent Smith||3680 Powers Rd. 38128||(901) 237-5677|
|Whitehaven||Kent Smith||1500 Finley Rd. 38116||(901) 237-5677|
|Wolbrecht||Phyllis Woodard||1645 Ridgeway Rd. 38118||(901) 767-2889|
|Wooddale||Kent Smith||3391 Castleman 38118||(901) 237-5677|
Park Services Tennis Center Rules and Regulations
1. Outdoor courts open at 2:30 p.m. and play must finish by dusk. Call the tennis center where you will be playing in the event of inclement weather by 1:30 p.m..
2. Call in advance to reserve courts for practice. Coaches must be present with athletes to practice. Two courts will be reserved for practices. However, more courts may be used if available.
3. Cancellation Policy: If a match is canceled or rescheduled the home team has the responsibility to notify Kelli Arena.
4. All athletes need to sign in each time at the tennis center.
5. Proper tennis attire is required. Shirts must be worn at all times. Only non-marking tennis shoes will be allowed on the courts.
6. Profane language, abusive behavior, obscene gestures and unsportsmanlike conduct are prohibited. Excessive noise will not be tolerated.
7. Teams may borrow tennis equipment from the tennis center if available. Please make sure that before leaving the courts that the courts are free of trash and debris, all balls are picked up, including balls hit over the fence, and all equipment is returned promptly.
8. Please be courteous at all times using proper tennis etiquette. Wait until the group on the court’s time is up before taking your court.
9. No food on the courts. You may take water and sports drinks to the courts.
10. SCIAA matches and practices will not be charged.
11. Stephen Lang, Director Tennis Memphis Office: 374-0603 Fax: 374-0627
EQUIPMENT & UNIFORMS
Each school is responsible for providing five NEW, UNOPENED cans of tennis balls (tournament quality tennis balls such as Wilson, Penn, Dunlop) at each match. One team will provide tennis balls for the boys’ matches and the opposing team will provide balls for the girls’ matches.
The athletes should only wear school issued tennis uniforms and all athletes participating shall be dressed in the same uniform. This includes shirts and shorts. Name brand logos on clothing can be no larger than a business card. Shirts must be worn at all times. Teams are allowed to wear polo styled shirts (school uniform shirts are acceptable) and shorts, sweat pants, warm-up pants, and tennis skirts are acceptable with tennis shoes.
REGULAR SEASON MATCHES & SCORING
All matches will be played at the designated tennis centers at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated and need to be completed by dusk. Coaches should call respective tennis centers to schedule practices & games.
Five singles matches and two doubles match are played to determine the winner of the match. Singles matches will be played first followed by doubles. Your line up (singles and doubles) MUST have players arranged (seeded) in order of ability.
The winning team must win 4 out of the 7 matches. Matches will be 8 Game Pro-Sets with no-ad scoring. The minimum number of players on a team is 3. Additional practice matches may be played if both coaches agree and there is adequate time and space available.
Line-ups must be exchanged between the coaches before each match. After the exchange, no change in the line-ups are permitted except if after the matches are slated to begin, a player fails to appear, due to unforeseen circumstances, or becomes incapacitated, by becoming ill. A coach can insert an alternate name into the same position of the absent/incapacitated player provided that the game is not in progress. Any player substituted for is barred from playing the rest of that match.
The permanent order of singles players must be established prior to the third regularly scheduled match and submitted to the SCIAA Tennis Coordinator. Any changes in the order of your line-up must be resubmitted to the SCIAA Tennis Coordinator before you play your new line-up in any match.
All teams must schedule a minimum of 7 matches with SCIAA teams to complete your league schedule.
You are only allowed 16 regular season matches. Tournaments count as two matches.
REMINDER: Coaches should call respective tennis centers to schedule practices & games and the Home Team coach must report match scores to the Commercial Appeal and the SCIAA Tennis Coordinator.
SCIAA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Singles and Doubles qualifiers are determined by the team with the best SCIAA record in each league. County Championship Rules will apply.
- 4/18 (G)/(B) Singles Championship
- 4/20 (G)/(B) Doubles Championship
- 4/24 Team Championship (if needed)
SCIAA Tennis LEAGUES
|District 15||District 16||District 16|
TENNIS COACH CHECKLIST
- completed education requirements
- all athletes have a completed health requirements on file at the school before they can participate in practice, try-outs, or a compete in a match
- copies of athlete’s emergency contact information kept at all practices and matches
- submit tennis schedule and student-athlete eligibility online to the TSSAA by deadline
- have a basic first aid kit, injury ice bags, athlete’s health record, and water at each practice and match
- current CPR/First Aid certification with a copy of CPR/First Aid card on file with school A.D.
- have a parent meeting at the beginning of the season to go over the schedule, rules, tennis etiquette, transportation issues, concussions, etc.
- provide new, unopened tennis balls (tournament quality: Penn, Wilson Dunlop) for every match
- keep score at every match and submit scores online