Regulations and Code of Behaviour

2020 Summary of Changes

  • Junior Tournament Consolation – Optional sign-in consolation format to be implemented at Gold JT events. JT Silver and Bronze tournaments to clearly advertise their consolation format during the entry process or on the tournament fact sheet.
  • Junior Tournaments Consolation Draws – Rules changed so that only players losing in the first two rounds of the main draw (64 draw and higher) need to be forwarded to the consolation draw.
  • Junior Tournament time restrictions – Can start from 4pm when the tournament commences on a school day
  • Australian Ranking points – Changes to Main Draw Consolation Winner and Finalists points for JT Silver and Bronze tournaments
  • Australian Ranking points – Changes to 12/u School Sport Australia (Bruce Cup) points table
  • Major changes to the Australian Ranking Tournaments Dress Code

> View the Summary of Changes for 2020

Code of Behaviour

The Code of Behaviour regulates behaviour breaches related to and during tournaments and weekly competitions in Australia.

> View Code of Behaviour: Tournaments and Weekly Competitions


2020 Australian Ranking Tournament Rules and Regulations

The 2020 Australian Ranking Tournament Regulations are now available, with sections added/modified underlined accordingly.  You will notice that all rules covering both the AMT and JT circuit are covered within one document.  However when needed, sections within the document refer to AMT’s and JT’s only and even further, various requirements across each level.  The Australian Ranking (AR) Rules and Regulations are included in this document (see Appendix 1).

> View the 2020 AR Tournament Rules and Regulations

> Further information around the three FREE Late Withdrawals per calendar year without penalty can be found here.

> Further information around the FAST4 scoring format can be found here.

Rules of Tennis (ITF)

The International Tennis Federation regulates the Rules of Tennis. The complete Rules of Tennis are available on the ITF website. Rule Books are available from your Member Association.

> View the Rules of Tennis on the ITF’s website

> Video: Officiating – Introduction


Extreme Weather Policy

The policy is designed to protect competitive tennis players from injury and illness that may result by playing tennis in extreme weather conditions.

> View the Extreme Weather Policy


Australian Ranking Tournaments Dress Code

Like most sports in Australia, tennis has certain requirements for players’ dress and equipment. These requirements vary depending on the type and nature of the event.

> View the Australian Ranking Tournaments Dress Code


Tennis Etiquette and Rules for Non-Umpired Matches

The Rules of Tennis, as published by the ITF, assure the presence of a Chair Umpire or other officials to determine and interpret particular situations. Rules for non-umpired matches cover certain situations where players are determining their own matches.

> View the tennis etiquette and rules for non-umpired matches


Correcting Errors

The correcting errors documents provide clear answers to situations where a Rules of Tennis error is made.

> View the Correcting Errors document