Thursday, January 29, 2009




RING-TENNIS Rules & Regulation
1 To begin the game , the two players in case of SINGLES, four players in case of DOUBLES or three players in case of SINGLE/DOUBLE MATCH, meet the Referee at the net (crossbar) on the court, the players shall shake hands after the Referee reminds them of some important rules of the game.
2 The Referee shall then toss a coin to decide who has the first service. The other player/team who lost the toss shall make the choice of court (side).
3 The game shall start when all the participants including the Officials take positions. Then the Referee shall call the play [O-serving-O = 1st man] and blows his whistle. The whistle is not necessarily required in this game.
4 The Official [Referee] is given the power of authority throughout the entire game .
5 The Referee's decision shall be final.
6 The Referee 's decision shall surpass the decision of any other Official appointed to the game.
7 For every game , a RecordKeeper shall be appointed to keep the scores.
8 There shall be no time regulation in the game, however, the game will be player in a timely fashion.
9 The game shall be over after the winning point or set is • achieved by either of the player/team.

10 . In a DOUBLE MATCH , the two players (team) shall be allowed to take turn to serve the ball before the ball is turned over to the opponent.
11. In a SINGLE MATCH, the player shall be responsible for both courts on his side and shall act for two. He/She shall run the two courts as if he/she is playing for two, shall serve one-two, receive in both courts and play both the offense and defense .

Ring-tennis Rules and Regulation
12. The ball shall be served diagonally across courts over the net-crossbar, and may be returned to either side (left/right) of the opponent's court.
13. If the ball is served into the adjacent court it shall be ruled WRONG COURT and thus void.
14. Every wrong serve shall be called before a player receives or touches the ball while still in the air.
15. The ball serves on the sideline, baseline, alley line or centerline if served diagonally is good for a SERVE-OVER [Reserve] •
16. When the ball is served or returned into the alley, under the net (crossbar) or outside of the lines shall be marked against the serving or returning team and thus cancels the serve, but when returned a such by the receiving party constitutes a score of one (1) point for the serving party. The point shall be for the serving team when the fault is against the receiving team but cancels the serve if against the serving team.
17. When the serving party scores a point, he/she shall continue to serve the ball by changing court at every serve like from A -C, C -A until the play is loss by a fault and so turns the ball over to the next player.
18. When the ball is returned into opponent's court, baseline, sideline, alley line or centerline, it shall be ruled GOOD.
19. Every fault served or returned •••..•.• see #14.
20. It is a good sport’s spirit and fair play to call every play/ move or serve either by the Umpire, the Server or the Receiver such as:

Serve -Serve -Ball -----------------by the Server

Out -Fault -----------------------------by the Receiver
6-serving-ten ---1st/2nd man -----------by the Umpire
[when the ring changes hand]

Ring-tennis Rules and Regulation
21. Body displacement (movement) is a part of the tactics of the game and shall be allowed to disposition an opponent.
22. Player possessing the ball while the ball is still in play shall not commit foot-fault. He/she shall not move even an inch before discharging the ball. Any violation of this shall constitute FOOT-FAULT and thus penalize the player. There shall be no PAUSING while the ball is in play.

2J. the team/player to score twenty-one (21) points wins the game.
24. In a Double or Mixed Double Match, the player in the rec­eiving court must receive the serve. There shall be no help nor substituted by his partner (teammate). However, when the ball is returned and still in play either player may receive. The players may incorporate team play ---­one receiver plays forecourt while the other protects the backcourt.
25. The Referee may also be addressed as Umpire in this game.
26. The Ring-tennis may be addressed as BALL in this game.
27. A SINGLE MATCH shall consist of one (1) player per team a total of two (2) players in the match. A DOUBLE MATCH shall consist of two (2) players per team -a total of four players in the match. A SINGLE/DOUBLE MATCH shall consist of a total of three (J) players in the match. A three (J) player match is always a solid good player against two semi-pro.
28. All players shall conduct themselves well on and off the field of play.
29. A player shall be penalized if in the opinion of the official the player is guilty of use of foul and abusive language.

Ring-tennis Rules and Regulation
30. A player who intentionally commits any of the following fouls shall be penalized at the discretion of the officials and the Ring-Tennis Association:
A. Throws the ball vigorously at opponent with intension to hurt him.
B. Charges an opponent with intension to start an argument.
C. Charges an opponent in a dangerous or violent manner.
D. Strikes an opponent.
E. Charges at spectators.
F. Creates an offensive scene for the spectators.
G. Disrespect the Officials.
31. Referee/Umpire shall be appointed to officiate in every game. His/her authority and the exercise of the power granted to him by the laws of this game shall commence as soon as he enters the field of play.
32. Other calls:

Twentieth point ••...•••..••.••••••••• Game/Break point. Twenty points [for both teams] ••.•••• Deuce. Next point after a deuce ••••••••••••• Vantage -for serv­e team.
Next point after Vantage •..•.••.•.••• Game. First team to score twenty-one (21) points without a deuce wins the game.
33. The game equipment shall be carefully and well protected.
34. The ball (ring) shall be kept away from heat and stored in the ball carrying case.
35. The ball/ring shall be served or returned in any applicable style a player may know though legitimate and within the practice of ring-tennis.
36. The ball shall not be thrown but served.
37. The ball shall be clean in cold water if necessary to protect its neatness and lasting.
38. In a pro game, all the participants shall wear official clothing’s; and use official and standard game equipment.

Ring-tennis Rules and Regulation
39. Player shall not delay the game by engaging in on or off court conversation.
40. Player shall make sure he makes available all the material needed for a match.
41. In point scores, game scores, and set scores, the Server's scores are always announced first.
42. A serving player if steps on the baseline while in the process of discharging the ball commits a foot-fault.
43. Sanction tournaments shall consist of age divisions: 10 and under; 12 and under; 14 and under; 16 and under; 18 and under; 21 and under; open; for men 35 and over (junior veterans); 45 and over (seniors); 55 and over (senior-seniors); and for women 40 and over (seniors).
44. There shall be five standard events in most adult tournam­ents. Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. In addition events such as husband and wife mixed doubles, father and son doubles, mother and daughter doubles, mother and son doubles, and father and daughter doubles. (The combined ages of both players must be 70 or over).
45. In a pro match, pre-determined number of sets or games shall decide winner -valid in tournament (pre-match; quarter-final; semi-final; championship).
46. USRTA [United State Ring-Tennis Association] shall be the governing body of ring-tennis in U.S. and shall conduct, supervise and sanction tournaments; shall establish the national rankings; shall register U.S. players. IRTF (A) [International Ring-Tennis Federation (Association)] shall sanction international tournaments and other activities. NPPRTA [National Public Parks Ring-Tennis Association] shall conduct, supervise and sanction community tournaments through USRTA.
47. A match shall consist of the best two (2) out of three (3) sets or in major men's tournaments, the best three (3) out of five (5). When a player has won three (3) games he has won a set.