INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCATION. 2009-10 TENNIS RULES INTERPRETATIONS. WELC0ME T0 THE IHSAA TENNIS RULES INTERPRETATIONS PRESENTED VIA POWER POINT. Attendance of coaches for men and women tennis is mandated for this meeting by the IHSAA with the support of ICGSA and IHSTeCA.
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THE IHSAA TENNIS
RULES INTERPRETATIONS PRESENTED VIA
Discussions are for clarification of existing rules and are not subject for debate in this format.
Touches, hitting ball before it crosses net, invasion of opponent’s court, double hits, and double bounces – clarifies who makes the call. A player shall promptly acknowledge when:
a. A ball in play touches the player;
b. The player touches the net or opponent’s Court while the ball is in play;
c. The player hits a ball before it crosses the net;
d. The player deliberately carries or double hits the ball; or
e. The ball bounces more than once in the player’s Court.
The opponent is not entitled to make these calls (Code 20).
- 16 dual matches maximum
- 5 regular season tournaments maximum-every opportunity to play must be counted as a match
The new rule gives flexibility in scheduling for the season while providing a maximum number of total matches for the team and each player.
- Defined as juggling the tennis line-up to gain an advantage. In a stacking situation, the singles 1, 2 and 3 players would not be played in positions equivalent to their ability level; i.e., #1 highest ability level followed by #2 and #3 players in that order.
- Grievance Procedure: the form in the back of the Tennis Coaches Guidebook should be completed and forwarded to the IHSAA and the other school involved.
- Information should be given about the line-up used and your opinion of what the line-up should be and why.
DURING THE SEASON
1. May receive private non-school instruction as long as:
a. not mandated, scheduled or paid for by the school
b. school practices and competitions are not missed
c. no student from another school is participating in the same session
d. NEW – high school coaches may not provide paid private lessons to students who are a part of their high school team
2. Student-athletes may practice in the same facility as other athletes as long as they are separated.
3. Student-athletes may receive group lessons so long as all the students in the group are from the same school and it is outside of the normal practice.
4. A student who is competing for his/her high school team may hit with a
student who is not competing.
DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, OUT OF SEASON
1. Conditioning – designed to promote physical fitness
2. Open Facilities- the school’s tennis courts, school gym, or tennis courts used for competition are open to all students in the school.
a. No more 3 times a week; exception the month prior to the official practice
b. Member school coaches may supervise the facility
3. There can be no conditioning or open facility sessions on Sunday.
DURING THE SUMMER
1. Begins Monday of week 49 ( June 7, 2010) or the close of school whichever comes first; ends at the end of the day on Sunday of week 4 (July 25, 2010).
2. Participation during the summer is voluntary
3. Awards may not be acceptable except those of a symbolic nature.
4. Participation in Camps and Clinics should end at the end of the day on Sunday of week 4 (July 25, 2010)
5. Moratorium – week that include July 4 from Monday to Sunday (June 28 – July 4) – absolutely no contact between coaching staff and student-athletes, and no activities
- Coaches have the option to use the IHSAA Tournament format for injuries or illness (for a limit of two consecutive dual matches or one one-day tournament) or
In matches where there is no chair umpire, The Code governs the dual role which must be played by a player in a match, specifically that of a player and an “official.”Similarly, the IHSAA Tennis Coaches Guidebook governs the dual role which must be played by the coach, the simultaneous responsibilities of coach and match official. This is true in all IHSAA sponsored events whether or not there is a roving umpire. (If there is a roving umpire, the coach must follow the umpire’s directives given before the match.) The coach is not a passive observer whose main mission is to “let them play.” In general, the principle to follow is that the coach must not only help to solve problems once they occur, but to also forestall difficulties just as a roving umpire or chair umpire would. In addition, the coach is to give any warnings called for and assess any penalties due, and then immediately (to the extent that it is practical) fully inform the roving umpire and the other coach or coaches involved.
a. Tap the ground with the racquet
b. Slam the ground with the racquet
c. Twirl the racquet
d. Cause a string to break while playing the ball.
IMPORTANT DATES BOYS GIRLS
First Practice 8/3 3/15
First Authorized Contest 8/17 3/29
Sectional 9/30 – 10/3 5/19-22
Regional 10/6-7 5/25-26
Semi-State 10/10 5/29
Team State 10/16-17 6/4-5
Singles and Doubles State 10/23-24 6/11-12
The Fall Bulletin for 2009-10 will be posted on the IHSAA website with additional information for the tournament series or you can get this information from your local athletic director
- You should click on submit
- You will receive an email of notification that you have successfully completed the on-lines rules meeting (your AD will be notified as well).