Clubs are allocated to Division A or Division B according to the players’ rankings in their squads.
Division A – All teams with two or more semi-pro (plus) players compete in Division A.
Division B – Teams with no more than one squad player ranked Semi-Pro or above (at the date of registration) may compete in Division B.
Both divisions have their own separate league tables, however clubs can still play any other club (Div A or B) to gain points in their own division, but with differential points at stake (see below).
Clubs must state the dates and times they are available to play home fixtures, and cannot refuse a Fixture Request/Challenge from an away team on these occasions without good reason (e.g. prior fixture or venue closure).
Matches should comprise a minimum of 10x games (default 4x singles, 6x doubles) when played home and away (max 2x singles/2x doubles, or 4x doubles games per player).
For team competitions within tournaments matches should comprise a minimum of 5x games (2x singles, 3x doubles – max 1x singles/1x doubles, or 2x doubles games per player).
For home-away fixtures, If both captains agree, further singles or doubles games can be included in matches between larger teams, provided the match includes at least 4x singles and 6x doubles games, no player (in the larger team) plays more than 4x games as above, and the total number of games is agreed at the start of the match.
Teams must have a minimum of 4x players to complete a fixture. There is no maximum number provided the players are registered with your club.
In the event of a team only having 3x players available for a match each singles player plays with the third player in doubles with the 3rd doubles game(s) forfeited.
The default game format is first to score 6 goals with a tie declared at 5-5, with no handicapping. One point for a win, half a point each for a tie.
If both captains agree (or if directed by a tournament organizer) the games may alternatively be handicapped first to 7x goals with a one goal start for the lower-ranked team per difference in rank.