The CSA tennis tournament is conducted by the Tennis Committee with input and support of the tennis staff. Questions may be directed to committee co-chairs Dennis Nahnsen (314-606-5000) and Alan Marble (517-388-0945).
All participants must have current CSA Assembly tickets. All participants 17 years old and older must also have current woods courts stickers. “Current” means that an individual 9 years old and older has an Assembly ticket / woods court sticker (if 17 years old or older) for the time period during which he/she participates in CSA tennis activities.
Each team must supply a new can of tennis balls, with the match winner keeping the unopened can.
- Adults, and ages 13 to 16, play 2 out of 3 sets, with a 7-point tiebreaker, changing sides every 6 points. This group plays at the Woods Courts.
- Players ages 9 and under, and 12 to 10, play an 8-game pro set with a 7-point tiebreaker at 7-7, changing sides every 6 points.
- The parent / child, grandparent / grandchild teams play an 8-game pro set with a 7-point tiebreaker at 7-7, changing sides every 6 points.
- Any ball striking overhead power lines is a “let”: the point is replayed, 1st serve.
- Warm-up time is limited to 10 minutes.
- Players shall check in with court supervisors before the match, and shall record scores with the court supervisors immediately following completion of their matches.
- Court supervisors will help assign courts as the courts open up.
- Court supervisors will mediate in case of disputes over line calls or scoring.
- Court supervisors and staff will monitor matches for behavior and coaching (coaching by voice, text or hand signals is prohibited in CSA tournaments).
- Minor infractions are progressive in nature, with 3 steps: warning, followed by game penalty and finally disqualification. “Minor” infractions include yelling, dropping racquet on purpose, taking too much time between points and games, and coaching.
- Major infractions are also progressive, with 2 steps: game penalty, then disqualification. “Major” infractions include audible profanity, racquet and/or ball abuse.
- Players’ relatives and friends should refrain from clapping for errors or double faults. Encouragement is welcome, but no coaching or strategizing.