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FAST4 Showdown AUS v WORLD

FAST4 Tennis returns to Sydney in 2017, with Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori to take on Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic on Monday 9 January at the new ICC Sydney Theatre, Darling Harbour.

More than 12,000 tennis enthusiasts packed Qantas Credit Union Arena in 2015 for the first edition of FAST4 Tennis, when 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer faced Lleyton Hewitt. Another sold out crowd filled Qudos Bank Arena in 2016, as Nadal and Gael Monfils battled Hewitt and Kyrgios in year two.

In 2017, FAST4 Tennis is back, bigger and better than ever, with the FAST4 Showdown AUS v WORLD.

Don’t miss your chance to see the greats go head to head in an action packed night of FAST4 Tennis. Tickets are on sale now, click here

 

FAST4 Tennis – Rules & Regulations

Scoring: Scoring will be numerical (1, 2, 3, Game) rather than 15, 30, 40, Game

 

Play Lets: If the ball hits the net cord on a serve and bounces in the correct service box, play will continue.  In doubles, either of the receiving pair can play the let (eg. the receiver’s partner can move across and return the serve).

 

No-AD scoring: At 3 points all its “next point wins” the game.  Receiver(s) chooses which side the point is played.

 

Tiebreaker at 3 games all: FAST4 Tiebreaker:

(a)       First to 5 points

(b)       2 points serving each (starting deuce side)

(c)       Change ends once only after 4 points.

(d)       If Tiebreaker reaches 4-4 it’s “next point wins” the set.  Players come to the net and spin racquet with winner(s) of the spin deciding who serves; receiver(s) chooses which side the point is played.

 

Example:

·           Player A – 2 points serving

·           Player B – 2 points serving

·           Change ends

·           Player A (or Player C in doubles) – 2 points serving

·           Player B (or Player D in doubles) – 2 points serving

·           If TB reaches 4-4 players come to net and spin racquet – winner(s) of spin decides to serve or receive.  Receiver(s) chooses which side the point is played.

 

4 Game Set First to 4 games wins the set

 

Power Play:  Each player has the ability to nominate a “Power Play” once per set when serving (ie. there could be 4 Power Plays in a doubles set).    Players must hold the ball up to their opponent and announce “Power Play”.   Umpire must call “Power Play”.

·           The winner of the Power Play point receives 2 points.

·           A Power Play cannot be used in the Tiebreak

·           See FAQ document re Power Play