The 10is Race is an internal annual points' race to determine the year-end No. 1 player in singles and doubles in the 10is Academy ranking system. This year, the race will start on Saturday 22 January 2022 as part of our "Winning Mentality” strategy aiming to help our players to challenge themselves and enjoy competing.
All players and teams start the year with zero points and accumulate points based on their performances in the various singles and doubles.
The player and team who ends the tennis season with the most points will be crowned the year-end No. 1.
The 10is Race is an annual points race to determine the year-end No 1 player and Doubles team in the 10is Academy ranking system. The race, is introduced from January 2022 as part of our "Winning Mentality” strategy aiming to help our players challenging themselves and enjoying competing.
All players and teams start the year with zero points, and accumulate points from tournament to tournament based on their performances.
The player and team who ends the tennis season with the most points is crowned the year-end No. 1.
The singles race’s format will be a box league.
Box League Rules
Each round of the box league lasts about 3 months. Each player gets to play all other players in the same division, up to 5 matches per round. At the end of the round, the 2 players who come top and second in each division gain promotion to the division above, while the 2 players who come last move down to the division below. If there is a significant amount of bad weather, the round may be extended.
Players should contact each other player in their division to arrange a match at a time that is suitable to both players. Contacts must be done via TEAMO.
Box league matches will be played as follow
Red stage: One tie-break to 10 points with 2 points difference
Orange stage: Best of 3 sets of 10 points with 2 points difference in all sets
Green and Yellow Stage: FAST 4
- 1st to win 4 games.
- Tiebreaker at 3 games all: At 3 games all a tie-break is played to 7 points, 2 clear at 6-6.
- Match tie-break at 1 set all: If the score reaches 1 set all, a match tie-break is played to 10 points, 2 clear at 9-9
- No advantage: if the score reaches deuce, it’s a sudden death point. The receiver chooses which side to take the serve on. This also applies in doubles with the receiving pair deciding who receives the serve. However the pair cannot change positions. In mixed doubles the player of the same gender shall receive.
Adults: Best of 3 sets.
- The first 2 sets will be regular sets with a standard 7 point tie break played if the score reaches 6 games all.
- If the score is one all after 2 sets have been played, a championship tie break (first to 10 points, 2 points clear) should be played as a final set to decide the match.
Some players may wish to play a full set as the third set. They may do so, as long as they are both agreed, and make the decision before the start of the match, but the score for the set should be entered as 1-0 to the winner, to keep the scores the same as players who play the tie break. If both players are not agreed, the tie break must be played.
Promotion / relegation
To gain promotion a player must win the division or come second, and the 2 players who come last will drop a division. Position within the group is worked out using the criteria in the following order.
1 – Players in each division will be arranged in order of the number of matches they have won in the round.
2 – If 2 players finish with the same amount of wins, the higher position will go to the player who won the head to head match between those 2 players (if played).
3 – If 3 or more players have the same amount of wins, or if 2 players have tied but have not played each other, then the positions of these players will be decided by the most matches played. If this decides 1 or more of the players positions, but still leaves 2 players equal, the positions of those 2 players will go back to the head to head result.
4 – If there is still a tie, then the percentage of sets won out of total sets played in the round will be used.
5 – Finally the percentage of games won out of total games played in the round will be used.
When no matches have been played in a division, then no players will move up, and therefore no players will move down from the division above. If players will be moving up from the division below, then the players who will move down will be decided by looking back to their results in the previous round to establish the order in which they will be placed.
Players should play a minimum of two matches to be eligible for promotion, or to avoid relegation. If a player only plays one match, this may result in another player gaining a higher position over them. Playing no matches in a round may result in demotion to the next division below.
Occasionally adjustments to positions may be necessary due to players dropping out of the league, or new players entering. While players may be moved up a division due to these adjustments, every effort will be made to ensure that nobody is moved down. If a player is moved up in this way, it will normally be a player who has retained their place in the lower division who moves up, rather than one staying in the higher division when they have come in the bottom two.
To ensure that the players are put in the correct positions, it is essential that all players submit their results at the end of their match giving the full score. Without this information it is very difficult to ensure the correct players are promoted and relegated. Please ensure your results are given in as soon as possible after the end of the match.
Your results should be sent in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
New players entering the box league will usually be entered into the lowest division available within their stage (red players in red stage bottom box league, Orange player…), from where they can try to move up in the next round. Players who are returning after having previously withdrawn from the league will usually be put into the division where they would have been in the round following their withdrawal, although if there is no place available in that division they will be put in the highest available division below that one. Occasionally, depending on how many players are in each division, a new player may need to be placed in a higher division if it is necessary.
A player may claim a walkover if they are unable to arrange a match at any time during the round with another player, due to the opponent being unable to play. To be able to claim a walkover, the player must have offered at least 3 dates to play, and the opponent must have refused these dates, and not offered any alternative dates – if both players have suggested a date then no walkover can be claimed.
If two players arrange to play a match, and one fails to turn up on the arranged date, the other player should claim a default win.
When submitting results, please list your result as a walkover.
This competition is only open to 10is Academy’s players. It is advised that members should book a court in advance for the match.
Several Doubles ‘Opens’ will be running during the year. They are 1 day competition and will bring you points as follow:
Open 75 (Red): 4 events per year
1/2 finalists 25
1/4 finalists 10
1/8 finalists 5
Any other round 2
Open 125 (Orange): 4 events per year
1/2 finalists 45
1/4 finalists 25
1/8 finalists 10
Any other round 5
Open 250 (Green): 4 events per year
1/2 finalists 90
1/4 finalists 45
1/8 finalists 20
Any other round 10
Open 500 (Juniors): 4 events per year
1/2 finalist 180
1/4 finalist 90
1/8 finalist 45
Any other round 20
Open 1000 (Adults): 4 events per year
1/2 finalists 360
1/4 finalist 180
1/8 finalist 90
Any other round 45
10is Open : 1 event per year, the Grand slam of all internal competitions
Points to be won: Doubles the numbers of the other Opens
We will be using the same formats as above except for the adults who will be playing FAST 4 instead of full sets