- “TWT”, acronym of Tennis World Tour
- “TWT CHALLENGES” Ranking system of the official head-to-head matches
- “MASTER” final master
2) Taking part to TWT activities
a) every enrolled person to TWT site has the right to take part to TWT’s activities
b) to take part to TWT’s activities it is necessary to register at the web site. Registration is free of charge, it is possible to make a registration upgrade, which gives the right to benefits and services. The players who did the upgrade are called PREMIUM.
c) to every user who registers will get an account;
d) the tournaments are only for people over 18 years old
3) General rules
Where it is not expressly indicated, in the setting of TWT activities the TSA general rules must be respected, with specific consideration for:
a) tennis rules
b) Justice regulation
c) disciplinary code
4) “TWT CHALLENGES” or RANKING OF THE CHALLENGES CIRCUIT
a) with the word “TWT CHALLENEGES” one defines the ranking generated by the matches, otherwise called “challenges” that the partecipants organize among them through the portal www.tennisworldtour.org;
b) each player enrolled to TWT can challenge the other enrolled ones. The results of these matches generate the score of the “Challenge” ranking and condition also the general ranking;
c) players can accept and they play the challengers
d) “Challenges” have to be played up to one of the score formulas indicated by paragraph 12
e) in the insertion of the 9 games challenge one must sum up the games obtained (eg.: 9/5) and select the winner.
f) the player can, temporarly, block, for health reasons, the challenges towards him. The player who locks his challenges doesn’t receive penalties in the acquired score and doesn’t receive the challenge purpose.
g) each challenge generates this score:
- for the winning player: 20 points
- for the defeated player : 5 points
5) TWT tournaments
a) TWT tournaments can be organized exclusively by the ones who are denominated “organizers” by the own TWT and the tournaments must be present in the portal: www.tennisworldtour.org
b) to play TWT tournaments the players have to be registered on the portal www.tennisworldtour.org
c) the Responsible of the tournament/ director of the tournament must be elected organizer by the own TWT;
d) There are 3 cathegories of TWT tournaments
* in the cases where are expected limited number enrolments, VIP players will be admitted with priority and subordinately it will be considered the order basing on the general ranking: who is ahead in the ranking precedes who is behind.
The players not admitted in the seed are enrolled as reserves and have the right to enter the seed in the case some admitted player will not show up.
5.1 Seeds compilation
The seed compilation has to happen by 12 am 2 days before the starting date of the tournament, subscriptions close at 23.59 3 days before the starting date of the tournament.
Players can drop out the tournament through their account until 23.59 of the fifth day preceding the beginning of the tournament, players can, furthermore, cancel their subscription until the last moment for the subscription, directly contacting the tournament director indicated on the tournament chart.
5.3 Duration of the tournaments
a) 1 week (1 week-end)
b) 2 weeks (2 week-end)
c) 1 day (fast tournaments, “oneday”)
5.4 Modality for tournament approval
a) the ones who want to organize TWT tournaments must register free of charge at TWT management portal, enter the personal area through the credential they chose for their registration and enter the request for a new tournament within minimum 15 days before the starting date of the tournament.
b) Among the data to insert, the mandatory ones are: name and surname of the tournament responsible, participation fee, respecting the maximum fee indicated by TWT (see paragraph…), the game surface and the expected prizes, tournament type, game schedule;
c) after the tournament approval by TWT the tournament becomes visible for all the players on the site www.tennisworldtour.org
6) Tournament ranking
The tournament ranking is the ranking on a national level of the players basing on the acquired points in the TWT tournaments circuit.
7) RANKING MASTER
The RANKING MASTER, is a ranking reserved to PREMIUM players, which are the ones who made the upgrade of their subscription and connects the points obtained by each player in the TOURNAMENT ranking with the points obtained in the CHALLENGE ranking.
8) FINAL MASTER
The Final Master is composed by a tournament for each of the following categories:
At the Final Master are qualified the players up to the following criteria:
Male: the best 8 tennis players, considering the best 13 results in the TWT tournaments + 100 challenges in total
Female: the best 8 tennis players, considering the best 13 results in the TWT tournaments + 100 challenges in total
The Master will take place in a week end, the place will be known during the year, but anyway inside South Africa.
9) TWT GENERAL RULES
a) the seeds of the TWT circuit are usually “knockout stage” type;
b) the seeds of the TWT tournaments are completely drawn prior disposition of the unseeded;
c) in the TWT charts could be placed the chosen unseeded automatically by the system basing on the general ranking of the players;
d) in case of player’s absence, the same could be substituted by an eventual reserve, if present.
e) the tournament’s enrolments are made through the on-line procedure by the single players. Each player is responsible of his own credentials which grant him the chance to subscribe and therefore every fulfilled enrolment can’t be rejected by the player.
f) for each not justified absence to tournaments can be instructed, by the tournament director, a disciplinary report;
g) the enrolment oblige the player to pay the relative enrolment’s fee to the tournament, which must be paid also in case of absence.
h) play hours will be established by the tournament director and are published on the website. Players must show up by the match venue at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the match.
i) the seeds must be filled and published on line, with the game schedule by 12 am 2 days before the starting date of the tournament.
j) for the fast tournaments “oneday” the two articles before could be subjected to a 24 hours delay;
k) the tournament director announces the victory for no show, when the player’s delay is more than 20 minutes from the beginning time of the match.
l) for each performance the affiliated club must declare the play surface, but can let play the matches on reserve courts of a different surface.
m) the game balls must be declared at the moment of the tournament request.
10) SCORE TYPOLOGY
a) TWT matches are played on a 3 set basis.
b) the matches with a score on one long set based on 9 games with a variance of 2 will be played with a decisive tie-break on a score of 8 games tie.
c) matches with score on one 6 games set will be played on a decisive tie-break on a score 5 games tie.
d) “shout-out” or fast matches that are played with the 3 tie-break formula out of five. Each match is composed by a tie-break to 9 points (on a score of 8 tie one keep on play until one player obtains 2 points variance).
10) TOURNAMENT TYPOLOGY AND RANKING SCORES
a) Classical tournaments
the points obtained by the players determine ones own ranking, the points mature basing on the position reached in the tournament (see the chart attached in the inside of the tournament section and the ranking of the website www.tennisworldtour.org)
the partecipants list to the Master is compiled up to the occupied position by the player in the MASTER RANKING.
Just the VIP players can take part to the Master.
The best 8 players of the same ranking will access the Master.
11) TWT PREMIUM PLAYER BENEFITS
The player who turns into PREMIUM (the one who paid the upgrade of 300 Rand) acquires the following benefits/rights:
- enters the WORLD RANKING ranking, absolute ranking constituted by the sum of the points obtained by the challenges and the points obtained in the tournaments.
- chance to insert comment on the announcements board
- creation of automatic challenges
- visualization of the telephone numbers
- priority access to the tournaments enrolment in case of close number;
- TWT official t-shirt
12) CHALLENGE SCORE TYPOLOGY
the players could chose different solutions:
- on one 6 games set will be played on a decisive tie-break on a score 5 games tie
- best on 3 sets
- long set based on 9 games with a variance of 2 will be played with a decisive tie-break on a score of 8 games tie
- the winner is the player makes more games than other