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Rules Comparison Chart

The following comparison table was handed out at the Annual Training Day in January, 2013. A printable version is available at this bottom of the page.


POINT PENALTY SYSTEM

USTA (NON-PROFESSIONAL)

ITA (COLLEGIATE)

ATP & MEN'S CIRCUITS

WTA TOUR WOMEN'S CIRCUITS

1st Offense

Point

Point

Warning

Warning (notify TD/Referee)

2nd Offense

Game

Game (notify Referee)

Penalty Point (notify Supervisor/Referee

Penalty Point (notify Supervisor/Referee)

3rd & Each Subsequent Offense

Default (Player may appeal)

Default Only Referee has authority to default

Game penalty for third & Each subsequent offense. After third offense, Sup/Ref shall determine the penalty

Game penalty for third & Each subsequent offense. After third offense, Sup/Ref shall determine the penalty

TIME VIOLATION

Interval (seconds) End of Point/ Changeover

20/90       120/set break (Timing: end of previous point to when ball is struck)

20/90        120/set break (Timing: end of previous point to when ball is struck

20(25/90)        120/set break (Timing: end of previous point to when ball is struck

20/90        120/set break (Timing: end of previous point to when ball is struck

Rec/play to pace of server

Yes

20 seconds

Yes

Yes

1st Offense

Warning

Warning

Warning

Warning

Subsequent Offenses

Point

Point

Point

Point

MEDICAL CONDITION

Allotted Time:

3 min/15 min maximum

5 minutes (Div I - 3 minutes)

3 minutes

3 minutes

When time starts:

+When trainer or qualified medical person arrives & is ready to treat +If qualified not available, when treatment begins

+When trainer arrives 5 minutes allowed, maximum of 3 minutes for treatment Div   I   Men   3   minutes   includes evaluation & treatment

+When trainer is ready to treat (after evaluation)

+When  trainer  is  ready  to treat (after evaluation)

How many?

+1 for each medical cond. (A player may receive a Medical Time Out for cramps or heat related condition in the warm-up & one for the same condition during match) +Pre-existing allowed +Injury need not be visible to CU or designated official +Diabetics may check blood Sugar & administer injections on or off-court

A player may receive an MTO   for any medical condition in the warm-up & one for same medical condition during match +Pre-existing allowed +Injury need not be visible to CU or designated official +Diabetics may check blood sugar & administer injections on or off-court +Div.  1  allows only  1   MTO per match and 1 in warm-up +Men-Toilet   break    in    warm-up counts as only MTO allowed for match

+1      for     each     medical condition (No MTO for cramps) +Pre-existing allowed -Hnjury need not be visible toCU +lllness, heat related & cramps treatable +Diabetics may check blood sugar       &        administer injections off-court

+ 1 for each medical condition (No MTO for cramps) +Pre-existing allowed +lnjury need not be visible toCU +Illness, heat related & cramps treatable +Diabetics may check blood sugar & administer injections off-court

When player can Receive treatment

If two MTOs are needed during same stoppage of play

- On any Medical Time Out, and is limited to 2 consecutive or non-consecutive changeovers -Should declare need for 2 at beginning of MTO

+During any changeover or Medical Time Out

+During Medical Time Out +During any changeover or set break +Should not exceed 2 changeovers

+During Medical Time Out +During any changeover or set break +Should not exceed 2 changeovers

RE-WARM-UP

Minutes Delay/ Minutes allowed

0 to 15/none Over 15 maybe Same as original

0 to 1 5/none Over 1 5/original warm-up time

0 to 1 5/none 15 to 30/3 minutes Over 30/5 minutes

Oto 15/none 15 to 30/3 minutes Over 30/5 minutes

COACHING

When permitted: Penalty

During authorized rest period Point Penalty System

Anytime without Disturbing play

Not permitted Point Penalty System

Limited coaching Point Penalty System

BREAKS

Toilet/Change of Attire (Shirt change WT A/Women's circuit Only

Bona fide toilet breaks Permitted and can be limited If announced in advance

+Men's Div I-None permitted may leave court on changeover or set-break but the clock is running Consecutive time violations (separate   schedule   from   normal Time Violations) +Women's Div I-Permitted only on changeover/set break 3 minute Bathroom break = 4 '/2 minutes on changeover or 5 minutes on set break + if other than changeover or set break, it will be their 1 MTO; timed like other bathroom breaks and lateness will result in Time Violation penalties (Warning,, Point, Point, etc.)

+ l/bestof3 sets +2/best of 5 sets +Reasonable time allowed -t-In doubles, each team gets 2 breaks +Toilet breaks should be taken on a set break +- Additional breaks will be authorized but under Point Penalty schedule +Taken in warm-up counts as one break

+2 per match +in doubles, each team gets 2 breaks +Reasonable time allowed +Toilet breaks should be taken on set break +Additional breaks will be authorized  but  under  Point Penalty schedule +Taken in warm-up courts as one break +Change of attire must be taken on a set break (lOmin  break  &  toilet/shirt change or medical should not be consecutive)

Other

2 min break end of each set 3 min break before match tie-break

2min break end of each set

2m in break end of each set

2min break end of each set

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Allan Thompson,
Feb 11, 2013, 9:52 AM
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