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Our Knockout Tournaments are open to male and female players of 18 years and over and run in three seasons per year and run for 12-16 weeks depending on the draw size.

Our next Knockout Tournament runs from March, 2017 to June, 2017, registration opens in February, 2017.
Start End*
Spring 2017 01 Mar 17 01 Jun 17
Closed
Summer 2017 01 Jun 17 01 Sep 17
Closed
Autumn 2017 01 Jun 17 01 Dec 17
Closed
Knockout entry fees are £12, or FREE for our Premium Members, for details of our Premium Membership please click here.
* Registration closes one week prior to the start
How the Knockout Tournaments Work
Each London Tennis Knockout Tournament lasts up to 3 months depending on the draw size. Two weeks given for each round to be played and players should keep to the deadlines. The event is London wide but players should play half of their matches at their home venue.
Finals, Trophies and Prizes
Each Knockout winner will receive £150 and the runner up £100, these will be in the form of vouchers to redeem on tennis equipment with our sponsors. The finalists will also receive trophies and London Tennis Performance T Shirts.

MATCH RULES & REGULATIONS
Arranging Matches

We ask all participants of the knockouts to be active players and enter into the spirit of the competition by making early contact with opponents and arranging matches well in advance of playing if possible. Players should contact one another in order to arrange matches by email or texting if a mobile number is available in a player's profile. Players in each match will be denoted as home or away players and the home player will get to choose the venue, although any venue may be chosen by mutual agreement.

Match Formats

Matches should be the best of 3 tie break sets. Although players if mutually agreed may play a champions tie-break in place of the 3rd set, a champions tie-break is a tie-break to 10 points instead of the standard 7 points.

League Scoring

AAll knockout matches count towards a players London Tennis Site Ranking.

Match Balls

Both players should bring a new can of 4 balls to the match. A coin toss can then decide which can to use. At the end of the match the winner leaves with the unopened can and the lose takes the used balls.

Court Fees

Court fees must be split equally between the two players. Club guest fees should be paid by the visitor as long as it is an acceptable amount– please find out these costs in advance.

Line Calls

Please give your opponent the benefit of the doubt and only call the lines on your side of the net.

Unfinished Matches

Unfinished matches can be completed another day from the where play finished, to the nearest game.

Results

Match results should be posted by the winning player within a day of the match being completed

Conduct

All matches are played without officials, so players must conduct themselves in a sportsman like manner both on and off the court. This includes:

  • Responding promptly to invitations to play by email or text.
  • Getting to matches and entering results on time.
  • Notifying opponents well in advance if an arranged match can not be played for any reason.
  • Understanding and abiding by the rules
  • Refraining from shouting or swearing.


We ask that all cases of unsportsmanlike conduct are reported to London Tennis. This allows us to log reports against players so that we can then identify any persistant offenders. Should any players threaten or physically abuse another player, then they will be removed from the League and the website altogether.

Walkovers

Walkovers in the league will count towards a player's League and Site ranking. Walkovers are entered as 1-0 as a single set score Walkovers can be claimed when your opponent:

  • Does not show up for an arranged match.
  • Shows up more than 20 minutes late, although the waiting player can just choose to just play the match.
  • Does not give at least 4 hours notice when cancelling an arranged match.
  • Does not complete the match for any reason.
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