01/28/13 – Tie Break Protocol For Post Season

January 28, 2013 Tennis Blog Updates

In action today by the KHSAA Board of Control, the post season tournament tie break protocol will change from a full third set tie break procedure to a “Super Tie Breaker.” This change was recommended by the Sports Medicine Committee and the KHSAA staff to fulfill the rule changes that the USTA have implemented this year to provide ample “rest and recovery”  time for student athletes playing more than one match a day. In this tie break protocol, the first player or doubles team to 10 points, and ahead by 2, wins the match. It is scored as 1-0 with the score in parenthesis, for example 6-4,4-6,1-0 (10-7).