Quadrants - Rules
 

START TIMES:

Morning Quads - Warm up begins at 9:15 AM and the first serve is hit by 9:30 AM.  Being Late - Players not on court by 9:30 AM will automatically move down a court the following week regardless of this week’s outcome.

Evening Quads- Warm up begins at 7pm and the first serve is hit by 7:15pm.  Being Late - Players not on court by 7:15pm will automatically move down a court the following week regardless of this week’s outcome.

FORMAT - Players will play 8 games of doubles with each of the other 3 players as their doubles partner for a total of 24 games each week.  The format of play is as follows; play 4 games with 1 player, switch ends of court and playing sides for the next 4 games.  Continue with this format with the next 2 players.


SCORING - Enter your results on the Quadrant scorecard after each round and turn in at the end of the day. Make sure all players agree on scores written on sheet.  Once they are turned in, they cannot be changed.


COURT ASSIGNMENTS - Player’s court assignment for the following week will be as follows: 

  • The player winning the most games in their group will move up a court
  • The player winning the fewest games will move down a court
  • The two middle players will stay on the same court
  • In case of a tie to see who moves up, the highest player listed on the score card will move up.  In case of tie to see who moves down, the lowest player listed on the score card will move down.
  • If you (or your sub) retire during play, you will move down regardless of the scores recorded.
  • “No Shows” will automatically move down.


SUBSTITUTESQuadrants only work if players are reliable.  It is your responsibility to have a substitute, with similar level, play for you whenever you can’t make it.  We maintain a list of subs for you to use.

  • Only ask subs who play at your level.  
  • You can ask friends, not on the sub list, who play at your level. 
  • Substitutes cannot move you up, but they can move you down. 
  • If there is a tie between a regular player and a sub, the lower seeded player will move down.
  • It is your responsibility to inform your sub of any updates or cancellations.


NO SHOWSincluding last minute circumstances
First offense, if you or your sub don’t show up, you’ll move down ONE court the following week. 
Second or more offense, if you or your sub don’t show up, you’ll move to the BOTTOM (last) court.

OPTIONAL DAYS -

“Optional" simply means you can come or not; you do not need to find a sub.  If you come, it will not count for or against you.  We do not coordinate quads for you on optional days so keep in mind that there is no guarantee of the level of play or if there will be a full foursome on your court.  Some might prearrange a foursome ahead of time to ensure they’ll have enough players to play against.  We will provide balls and courts.


RAIN

If you think that the courts may be wet, check your email to see if Quads is canceled or call the Tennis Center, one hour prior to the start time, at 919-872-4128. Please do not assume that because it is raining at your house that it is raining at the Tennis Center. 


TENNIS BALLS- A new can of balls will be provided for each court for each session. 

CONTACT – Email Quads questions and messages to Cheri Kohan – cheri.kohan@raleighnc.gov 

Quadrants

All matches are at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center.


Each week there will be eight courts of doubles matches. A player will play a total of 24 games in a round robin format-8 games with each of the 3 other players as a partner. The results will be used to adjust positions for the following week. The player with the most games won will move up and the player with the fewest will move down a quad.


All players are responsible for being present or to have a substitute present. 


Upcoming Quads Offerings – 

Winter 2018
Wednesday Morning Quads, Nov. 28 - Feb. 20, 10am-12pm

Spring 2019

Monday Evening Women's Quads, March 4 - May 13, 7pm-9pm - FULL

Wednesday Morning Women's Quads, March 6 - May 15, 9:30am-11:30am


*NEW* Thursday Evening Co-ed Quads, March 7 - April 25, 7pm-9pm


Sub-list -
You can join the Quads sub-list anytime during the year.  Email Cheri Kohan, cheri.kohan@raleighnc.gov

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