Spring 2018 Social Doubles Competition Information

Below are all the fixture times & match up’s for this week’s doubles fixtures. Please let me know if there is any issues in regards to time and if you are away or if you know your partner is away.

Keep in mind changing one players time will result in having to change 7 other players times.

Request only if there is a 0% chance you cannot make the provisional time schedule.  As we get to know our players we will do our very best to get you and your partner the best time available.

Please send all match related emails to play@tenniscanberra.com.au

Season Launch

  • Tuesday October 23rd (8-week comp)

Sign Up 

  • Players can still sign up until our player limited has exhausted or when our grading weeks are complete (Monday November 5th)

End Date

  • Will finish approximately 8-10 weeks after the season launch. Each season will see 7-8 rounds scheduled.  No matches will be played during the school holidays and any rainouts will postpone any fixtures to the following week.
  • *Lightning Comps run for a  5-weeks as there is no grading or final rounds (first time social doubles players will need to attend a trial adult lesson so we can grade you).

Play 3 Fast 4 Sets

Set 1 – Play a standard Fast 4 Set + Basic Rules

  • Short Deuce Games – 0, 15, 30, 40 & game (no advantage points)
  • Start each game on the right side
  • If the score is Deuce (40-all) the returning team can choose which side to start the point
  • Change ends when set game score equals an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7)
  • Play a tie-breaker at 3-games-all (first to 5 points) – Player 1 (team 1), players 2 (team 2) & player 3 (team 1) serves 2 points in this order. Player 4 (team 2) serves 3 points – if necessary.

Second Set – Advantage Set – 15-love

  • The team who loses the first set is 15-love or love-15 for every game in the second
  • Start of each game on the left side (you pretend you have played the first point)
  • If the set goes to a tie-break (3-games-all) you start the tie-break as normal (0-0)

Third Set – 2 Situations

  • If the score is 1-set-all, start each game at 15-all (start each game on the right)
  • If one team is up 2-sets-to-love, the team that is on love-sets will have a 15-love advantage for all games in the third set (start each game on the left)

Third Serve – For Division 5 & 6

  • Division 5 & 6 will have 3 serves per point serve

Start Times

  • 6pm, 6:15pm, 7pm or 8pm

We understand some players struggle to make certain times. We advise if you are going to sign up you are able to make at least a 7pm session and either 6pm & 8pm.  We will do our very best to schedule you at your preferred time however we do ask you to be flexible from week to week.


  • *$15/round + $10 Comp Fee per player

*Multiplied by number of rounds in the season (typically 7-9 rounds pending sign up). Lightning Comps run for 5-weeks.

The first question we get asked is what if I don’t have a partner?

  • 50% of players sign up individually and  we’ll pair you up with a partner!

If you do have a partner…

  • Sign up individually and be sure to let us know who you would like to play with.

Competition Format

  • Season Comps: 2 Grading Rounds, 5 Round Robin Pool Matches + 1 Finals Week
  • Lightning Comps: 5-Week Round Robin Pool Matches

Match Format

  • 3-Fast4 Sets (Tie-Breaker at 3-all)
  • 15-love (0-15) handicap for the team down in match sets
  • 15-all start if set score is 1-set-each

Don’t stress if you don’t understand these rules.  All rules will be explained during the first round. We’ve tinkered with the rules of the years to maximise the social competition aspect of tennis.

Round 5 (Week 5) – November 20th (Please Review Your Match)

2018 Winter Lightning Social Doubles


Completed: Autumn/Winter 2018 – Pool Matches

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Final Round - Winter Doubles Comp - ACT Tennis

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Round 1 - Round Robin - Winter Doubles Comp ACT

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ACT Social Doubles - 2018 Winter Competition - Round 2

Updated (Tuesday 20th): Time Changes – OPH GREEN 1 & 2 Fixtures

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Round 3 - Round Robin - Winter Doubles Comp ACT

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ACT Social Tennis Doubles Comp

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