- Playing 16 or more games of singles, or 20 or more games of doubles, to complete a match carried over from a preceding day, may be counted, if the player so desires, as a match for the day on which it is completed.
- Pursuant to the above restrictions, if a player enters two age divisions, then such restrictions shall apply separately to each age division.
Withdrawals, Defaults and Retirements:
Withdrawals: A withdrawal will be deemed to have occurred when, prior to the draw being made, a player notifies the tournament director of his/her intention to withdraw. If a player notifies the tournament desk of a withdrawal because of injury or illness after completing a match in an event but before beginning the next match, the withdrawal may also be listed as a walkover.
Defaults Other Than Point Penalty Defaults: A default will be deemed to have occurred when a player fails to appear for a match and fails to notify the tournament director of an intent to withdraw, or a player notifies the tournament director that he/she cannot play once the draw has been made; or a player having already played a match, notifies the tournament director that he/she cannot continue to play. There will be no suspension points assessed if a player notifies the tournament director of intent to default at least 12 hours before the start of his/her first match. Suspension points will be assessed for defaulting in any other match.
Retirements: A retirement will be deemed to have occurred when, during the course of the match, a player is unable to continue play due to injury or loss of condition. If a player retires in his/her "last match," that tournament shall be deemed completed since the player takes the loss.
Note: Defaults for any reason will result in review by the Adult Competition Committee and the possible imposition of up to and including two (2) suspension points. When a default is due to illness, injury or family emergency, it is the responsibility of the player to hold documentation verifying such reason. If a player accumulates five (5) suspension points for defaults, the player may, at that time, present this documentation to the committee for its review.
- Default from a tournament due to lateness will not preclude a player from the right or obligation to play other matches assigned in the same tournament (e.g., a consolation-round match or a playoff match).
- A player who is defaulted from a tournament due to the imposition of the Point Penalty System or for cause will, however, be barred from further competition in the same tournament.
For more information on Adult Tournaments in the Eastern Section, please contact Rob Festa at (914) 697-2398 or at email@example.com.