Rules and regulations

How does it work?

Sit ‘n Go’ tournaments begin whenever the designated amount of people register to play (usually 8 or 16)

After the last person signs up, all players are randomly put into a draw and notified they have 1 week to play the match

The winner advances and plays his/her next opponent in week 2, and so on until all players but 1 are eliminated

The winner of the final earns money based on the number of players in the tournament

ORder of play (general)

  1. Draws are posted on the website the day the designated amount of people have registered 

  2. All players are notified by email

  3. Both players are responsible for making contact through the Scala app in order to schedule their match and agree on a location of play

  4. The winner of the match advances to the next round

  5. The players are notified by email the day round 2 starts, and so on until 1 player is left

  6. The finalists earn prize money:

    1. 25% of prize pool

    2. 12.5% of prize pool

ORder of play (GAMe day)

  1. Matches are self-umpired and should be conducted in the spirit of fair play

  2. Cost of the courts should be shared. Matches can be played at any appropriate venue and on any surface. If needed, players can book a court through Scala from the app

  3. The format of play is up to the players (eg. Best of three sets, most games after 1 hour and so on)

  4. The winner processes the scores in the Scala app

What if?

If a player retires injured, unwell or for any other reason that constitutes a retirement, he or she loses the match - it cannot be re-played. The player who could have continued is the winner. Retirements primarily refer to unavoidable circumstances that force a player to quit a match. Injury is the usual reason. Very occasionally another event forces a retirement. For instance, a doctor on call who has to leave a match. Matches abandoned because of a dispute can be referred to us for a ruling. Matches where players have explicitly set time conditions for the match, but where one player elects not to continue may also qualify as retirements but players are advised to ask for guidance. Ideally matches should be continued to a conclusion then or at another date.

If a player does not turn up at the agreed time, or is more than half an hour late, the other player can claim a walkover or the match can be re-scheduled. Either way, the cost of the court should be shared in the normal way. If you are cancelling a scheduled match make sure you get an acknowledgement from your opponent. If the message does not get through, the match may be deemed a walkover.  

 

If a player wants to reschedule a match he or she must give his or her opponent a minimum of 24 hours notice. If a court cost is incurred the player who postponed the match is solely responsible for the cost of the unused court (subsequent court costs are split in the normal way). If less than 24 hours notice is given, the match may be recorded as a walkover in favour of the opponent, although it is still preferable to play the match if possible. (If you are claiming a walkover, send a polite email to your opponent setting out the reasons and copy us in. This gives your opponent the opportunity to respond in case there has been some kind of confusion.) 

Safety

No one at this site or connected with Scala Sports can take responsibility for the safety or security of players whether playing on the courts or in the facilities associated with games, or elsewhere. Players compete at their own risk and it is the player's responsibility to ensure any courts used safe for play. If they are not, you should not use them and, if appropriate, please report any concerns to whoever is responsible for managing the courts. Players are solely responsible for court hire, tennis ball provision etc. Players must be 16 or older on the start day of a tournament. By playing in the league, players confirm that they are not aware of any medical conditions that would prevent them from taking part in an active sport. The contents of this page and the linked pages form the rules and regulations of the tournaments. Sometimes the interpretation of the rules requires fine judgements to be made and the organisers' decision is final.

Frans de Wollantstraat 82
1018 SC Amsterdam

The Netherlands

info@scalasports.com

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