DATE: Saturday, Febuaruy 18, 2017
TIMES: 8am - 8pm
1020 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956
Find Lodging (*Room rate of $89 for single and double occupancy for players)
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES
Deadline to register is February 10, 2017
$60 per doubles team: Includes t-shirt, sleeve of balls, box lunch voucher at Ground Round Grill & Bar and minimum of 3 matches.
Box lunch includes: Turkey wrap, whole apple, bag of chips and bottle water
Printable Registration Form / Printable Waiver Form All athletes MUST sign the Badger State Games Athlete Waiver online during registration or on the printable registration forms at check-in. (Waivers are attached to the registration forms)
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Best place to view the event & how much you can see:
Seating Available or bring your own chairs: Standing room only.
Admission Fee: No admission
Concessions: Restaurant on-site for food and beverage.
Carry-ins allowed (food &/or drink): No carry-ins.
Merchandise: Platfrom tennis balls will be available for purchase.
Are Signs or Noise makers allowed: Can bring signs and noise makers.
Tentatively 8:00am - 8:00pm
Platform Tennis Rules Cheat-Sheet
- Scoring is the same tennis - 15, 30, 40, game
- Switch ends of the court after every odd game (1, 3, 5, 7, etc.)
- All games start on the deuce (right) side of the court
- The following point is played to the ad (left) side of the court
- Alternate serving to the right or left side every point
- Sets are played first team to win 6 games by at least a margin of two games
- If set gets to 6-6 a tiebreaker will be played to decide the set*
- Matches consist of best 2 out of 3 sets
- Platform tennis is mainly a doubles sport
- For a shot to be considered “good” it must first land in your opponents court within the boundaries of the lines
- If a ball hits any of the screens first and then lands in the court that would be considered “out” and you would lose the point
- The ball is considered “live” until it has hit the ground twice
- There is no maximum amount of times the ball can hit the screens
- When serving players receive only 1 serve
- There are no service lets (ball hits the net on the serve). All balls that land in the court are played as good
- If a ball hits the court and bounces over the fence the point is award to the receiving team (Team that hit shot loses point)
- Tiebreakers are scored first team to 7 win by at least a margin of 2 points
- First point of the tiebreaker is served to the ad (left) side. The next point is served to the deuce (right) side
- Alternate which side you are serving to similar to a game (ad, deuce, ad, deuce, etc.)
- The serving team changes after the first point and then every 2 points thereafter (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, etc.)
- Change ends of the court after the first point and every 4 points there after (1, 5, 9, 13)
Sport Specific Questions: Contact Event Director: Ryan Batley #920-720-8000 or Email: email@example.com
Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Badger State Games office at 715-355-8788 or firstname.lastname@example.org