The Bergen Tennis Club website is open all year round, and shall be used to schedule matches and to share results.
All matches arranged via website shall be played on public courts and the arrangements shall be posted in the Schedule section before matches begin.
All matches arranged via website shall be arranged by our members only. The club does not take responsibility for who play these matches and where, it's up to members to decide, to arrange, and notify others via our website.
Each match shall be played to the best of 2 sets. The player needs to win 2 sets to win the match, possible results are (2:0, 2:1). The tiebreaker shall be played when the score reaches six game all in any set of the match. Game and set is won by the player who first wins 7 points by margin of at least 2 points. Games must continue until the margin is achieved. Possible results in tie-break are (7:0, 7:1, 7:2, 7:3, 7:4, 7:5, 8:6, 10:8, 11:9 etc.)
When match is finished and was marked as "challenge" - the winner has right to post the score on the Scoreboard. The scoreboard is for the website statistics, the scoreboard does not create a ranking system.
Players are free to choose whomever they wish to play. There is no obligation to play any particular member - however if the scheduling player chooses "looking for a player" option from the website menu - he or she must accept any member who wishes to play this game.
Players are free to play multiple matches. If multiple matches have been played on the same date and with the same member then only one match score qualifies for the scoreboard entry. If multiple matches have been played with different members then all scores qualify for the scoreboard entry.
Matches that are not scheduled or not played accordingly with the Schedule - cannot be entered! All scoreboard entries not previously scheduled will be deleted.
Because all matches are being played without an umpire - "The Code" - USTA guide for unofficial matches should be followed. In case of unfriendly behavior or a lack of the sportsmanship described in The Code please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If any member gets sick, injured, or anything else make him unavailable for the scheduled game - he or she should call his playing party first. If the unavailability continues for a longer time he or she should post a short message in the player's profile to notify others.
All players profiles require a photo ID. You will have 30 days after registration to send your photo ID to email@example.com. All profiles without photo ID will be marked inactive until you provide your photo.
How to schedule your match or practice
1. Register to the website (It’s free!)
2. Log in
3. Click on the Schedule page and choose singles or doubles.
4. Fill the form ; date/time/location/player 1 (your name) /player 2 (choose "looking for player")
5. Choose your preferred notification method, email or cell phone.
6. Click on “submit” button - and you're done!
The system will send automated e-mail to all members in the club.
When match is finished the winner has right to post the score in the Scoreboard.
Good luck and have fun !!!