Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Rule Change: We added 'Fast Tennis' / Next Gen tennis format as a playing format

Staying on the cutting edge of good tennis modifications we're now allowing players to play the Fast Tennis format as a valid league match.

1d) Fast Tennis - 4 game pro sets
This comes by many names: NextGen Format is another one of them. This format keeps even a full match to no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes. First to 4 games, 3 set format with No ad scoring. Play 7 point tie-breakers at 3-3. At deuce the next point is a golden point with the receiver having choice of side. 
Tennis League Network used this format at the 2018 National Championship and it was a raving success. The format has several tension points throughout the match in comparison to a 10 game pro set. Basically all 3 sets can be contested. Leading to a lot of important points throughout the shorter match. Of course a 4-0, 4-0 double bagel could end super quick but maybe that's a good thing.


Thomas Trotter said...

I think this is a great addition. It will be interesting to see how often it's used. I can think of lots of times I would like to have been able to do this. Hope it's a success and is kept as part of the program.
Thomas Trotter -- tennisftlauderdale.com

Thomas Trotter said...

Good addition to the program. I will probably use it a lot!