Each school will most likely be allowed to have 3 participants for the singles tournament in males and 3 in females. You will be asked to rate your athletes and assign #1 to the most outstanding, and subsequently #2 than #3. If we have a small turn-out from some schools, we may allow more singles players from participating schools.
For doubles, we allow 2 male doubles teams, 2 female doubles teams, and 2 mixed teams from each school. Within the doubles competition, all finals will be played at the same time, so athletes will have to choose which division they are competing in. This means they can only compete in one of the doubles teams.
• To keep the same as modern scoring programs, there will be a point scored every serve and players must call out the score every time. If there is any discrepancy on whether the birdie was in or out, a re-serve will be granted.
Last of all, we would like to invite any of the schools to come for a “play day” at our school (we have 6 courts) in advance of the finals because we often have students who don’t make it to the finals, or just really don’t have much skill but would love to be in competition with another school. This would be very informal, but we would turn the music on and let them have fun.
Please try to secure a few people to come to the finals so that we have a good finals season, and prepare us to go into next year.