2018 BOYS TENNIS SECTIONAL hosted by New Castle High School
Wednesday 9/26 at 4:30 – Tri vs New Castle
Thursday 9/27 at 4:30 – Knightstown vs Shenandoah
Thursday 9/27 at 6:00pm – Winner M1 vs Blue River
Friday 9/28 at 4:30 – Championship Match
SPORTSMANSHIP: It is the responsibility for the high school coach to teach his players and
fans the etiquette of the game of tennis. Poor sportsmanship cannot be
tolerated in the educational environment. Coaches are teachers first and
therefore responsible and accountable for the behavior of their student
athletes. Encouraging and promoting good sportsmanship and fair play
should be incorporated into the day to day instruction.
COACHING: During the playing of the match in a team competition, a player may receive
coaching outside the court area (through the fence) and only when the player
changed ends at the end of a game, but not when changes end during a tie-break
game. Coaching is permitted, outside the court area, during the 10 minute break
between the 2nd and 3rd or when play has been temporarily interrupted. Only
those designated by the member school’s principal shall be permitted to coach.
1. Substitutions may be made until actual play has started or between rounds.
2. Substitute may compete in either singles or doubles, not both.
3. The substitute must play in the position of the player being replaced. Ex: #2 singles
player becomes ill, substitute must play in the #2 singles position. A player for whom
a substitution has been made in rounds one and/or two may play in rounds three and/or
4. If a player cannot complete a match for any reason, he shall default that match.
AWARDS: A trophy shall be awarded by the IHSAA to the winning team. Ribbons will be
presented to seven members of the winning team.
PAIRINGS: The first 3 contestants on the entry list will play #1, #2, #3
singles. The contestants listed 4 through 7 will be entered in #1 and #2 doubles in
that order with the remainder being alternates. The draw shall be school vs. school
with No. 1 singles against No. 1 singles, No. 2 singles against No. 2 singles, etc.
SUPERVISION: Contestants must be accompanied by a coach or representative designated by
the principal and such coach/representative must remain at the tournament site
until said school has completed competition.
INTERRUPTED MATCHES: In case of inclement weather, play should be continued on the
first fair day, excluding Sunday, thereafter. A disrupted or
postponed match should be resumed at the point where it was
discontinued. No matches should be replayed nor the schedule
of games altered in any way. It is recommended that a student
play no more than two matches per day.
WARM-UP: Contestants shall be limited to 10 minutes of warm-up including practice service
before any match. At least 30 minutes shall lapse between the matches for any
individual. The USTA rule in dual match and tournament play provided for a 1
minute 30 second break between games and a 10 minute break between 2nd and
3rd set of a 3-set match.