Medical timeout announcements

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MEDICAL TIME-OUT PROCEDURES FOR CHAIR UMPIRES
AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS /ATHLETIC TRAINERS

NOT AT CHANGEOVER OR SET BREAK
TRAINER CHAIR UMPIRE
   CU starts clock
   CU: “The Trainer has been called to the court
 Trainer arrives  
 Trainer starts evaluating  
 Trainer tells CU: “Starting Medical Time-out  CU puts clock to zero and says: “Mr/Ms ___ is now receiving a Medical Time-out
   CU: “2 minutes remaining”*
   CU: “1 minute remaining”*
   CU: “30 seconds remaining”*
 Trainer leaves court  CU: “Treatment complete”* ; “Time”#
   If player is unable to play after 30 seconds, then announce
Code Violation for Delay of Game

DURING CHANGEOVER OR SET BREAK
TRAINER CHAIR UMPIRE
   CU starts 90/120 seconds clock
 Trainer starts evaluating  
Before 60/90 seconds is up, Trainer tells CU: “Starting Medical Time-out  CU puts clock to zero and says: “Mr/Ms ___ is now receiving a Medical Time-out
   CU: “2 minutes remaining”*
   CU: “1 minute remaining”*
   CU: “30 seconds remaining”*
 Trainer leaves court  CU: “Treatment complete”* ; “Time”#
   If player is unable to play after 30 seconds, then announce
Code Violation for Delay of Game

AFTER CHANGEOVER OR SET BREAK
TRAINER CHAIR UMPIRE
   CU starts 90/120 seconds clock
   CU: “The Trainer has been called to the court
 Trainer arrives  
 Trainer starts evaluating  

After 55/85 seconds, CU asks Trainer: “It’s almost 60/90 seconds. Are you still evaluating?”
 Trainer tells CU: “No. Changeover/set break only  CU: “Time”
OR
 Trainer tells CU: “I’m still evaluating  CU waits
 Trainer tells CU: “Starting Medical Time-out  CU puts clock to zero and says: “Mr/Ms___ is now receiving a Medical Time-out”
   CU: “2 minutes remaining”*
   CU: “1 minute remaining”*
   CU: “30 seconds remaining”*
 Trainer leaves court  CU: “Treatment complete”* ; “Time”#
   If player is unable to play after 30 seconds, then announce
Code Violation for Delay of Game

Only the Chair Umpire announcements in bold should be made to the public. All other communication should be made directly to the players and the Trainer.
* If treatment is complete and the Trainer leaves the court before 3 minutes is over, CU announces: “Treatment complete”; “Time
# After announcing “Treatment complete” if needed, the player should be given the time necessary to put on socks and shoes before “Time” is called.
The ITF Supervisor/Referee should also be called after the Trainer has been called, and he/she should communicate with the Trainer and Chair Umpire as appropriate.
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Allan Thompson,
Mar 11, 2018, 2:43 PM
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