Information to make your job easier!
Guidelines for running an event:
- The term "event" describes club sponsored activities such as skills & drills, rotations and ladders.
- Rotations are events mainly focused on social play. Scores are not recorded. Ladders are competitive events where scores are recorded each week and used to establish a player's overall ranking in respect to the other participants.
Coordinating the event:
- Club members must register for events. No drop-ins are allowed. However, if there is a shortage of players and some will have to sit out, at the coordinator's discretion, unregistered members can be asked to play.
- Per HOA/Club guidelines, only club members can play in club events. Guests cannot be included.
- In order to accommodate as many players as possible, the number of registrants for each rotation will reflect the full use of symbols on round robin charts. Using the symbols on the charts means that more players can participate in rotations but no one player will need to sit out more than one game.
- If waitlisted individuals show up to play, they should not be rotated into play. If they are available to take the place of a no show or late drop out, they can be asked to play.
- To help manage the occurrences of "no show" players, an email can be sent to remind the player they were expected. Click here for the standard email message. Copy and paste the content into your email message.
- In dual-level events ( ie. 2.5/3.0; 3.0/3.5) no segregation of players is permitted. Players should be randomly assigned to courts regardless of their skill rating.
- Rotation registration is cut off 12 hours prior to the event, cancellations will be cut off at 12 hours prior to the event. This will allow those on the waitlist to receive notification that they are playing the night before the event.
- Good sportsmanship is the key to a good event. Players that are not displaying good sportsmanship will be asked to leave the rotation.
Finding a substitute coordinator:
- There will be times when both you and your partner are not available to coordinate your event. In these instances, the list of coordinators for all events is provided. Your fellow coordinators should be your first option for finding someone to fill in for you. Click here to find the email addresses of all coordinators.
- Coordinators should be available to check-in players 30 minutes before the event.
- Check-in closes 5 minutes prior to the event. Players that arrive after the 5 minute close, should expect to be a 'symbol' on the charts or may have lost their place in the rotation.
- Rotations should start with a brief warm-up period.
- Games should be timed - 11 or 12 minutes.
- Players should be encouraged to hydrate and move to their next court in a timely manner.
- Rotation formats allowed are:
- Round Robin charts - click here to access charts. Please use the charts published on this website. If you discover an error, email firstname.lastname@example.org and report the mistake.
- Cards can be used if a particular Round Robin chart is not available.
- Questions? email email@example.com
Communicating with registered players:
- There may be times you need to communicate with all players that are registered for your event. A good example is canceling your rotation due to inclement weather. Click here for instructions on emailing registered players.
- Club safety guidelines can be found here. Please read carefully!
- Please don't leave the courts until your last group of players have finished the last game of your event.
- If a player is injured while playing, please complete a Liability incident report form and submit it to either the club Secretary: Tthorne2010@hotmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to access the form.