Guide to Fast4 Tennis
FAST4 Tournament Scoring Format & Rules
1. Matches will be played as the best of three short sets (first to four games) with a short tiebreak (first to five points, deciding point at four points all played at three games all. If sets are even at the conclusion of the second set, a Match tiebreak (first to ten points, deciding point at nine points all) will be played to determine the outcome of the match.
2. A short tiebreak is a tiebreak played as the first to five points, sudden death at 4-4. Players should change ends every four points.
3. All singles and doubles matches will be played using no-advantage scoring, with the receiver choosing the service side when the game reaches deuce.
4. No service lets will be played, meaning if the ball hits the net cord on a serve and lands (bounces) within the correct service box, play will continue. In doubles, if the ball hits the net cord on the serve and lands (bounces) within the correct service box, either player can return the ball (e.g.; the ball hits the net cord and drops over the net, the non-receiver can move across and return the serve).
5. When the players change ends at the end of a game and during a tiebreak game, play shall be continuous and the players shall change ends with players having to be ready to play within 60 seconds of the previous games completion.
6. At the end of each set there shall be a set break of a maximum of 90 seconds (Set Break). The Set Break maximum time starts from the moment that one point finishes until the first service is struck for the next point. Players are permitted to sit down at the end of a set.
7. Players are entitled to a 20 minute rest between matches. The minimum rest periods may be reduced in exceptional circumstances.