Competition is conducted in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.
Doubles partners who register together must play together. If one of the partners cannot attend, no substitute partner will be allowed. Athletes may compete with only one partner per event. Under ESSG rules, doubles and mixed doubles are classified as events. Therefore, athletes may not compete in more than one age division per event.
The age division of competition for doubles will be determined by the lower age of the two partners as of December 31.
Both names must appear on both forms and be submitted together whenever possible.
Athletes must provide their own racquets balls are provided.
Athletes may enter a maximum of two tennis events in which they have qualified.
No partner substitution will be permitted after registration deadline.
Tournament format will be single elimination with a consolation bracket for first round losers.
Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place within each age bracket.
The ESSG reserves the right to change the tournament format for any age division based on entry numbers, space restrictions, or other circumstance.
All matches will be conducted in accordance with United States Tennis Association (USTA) rules, except as modified herein.
If an athlete is entered in more than one tennis event, a situation may arise wherein he/she will have to play more than the USTA-recommended number of matches in any given day. Attempts will be made to schedule in such a manner to avoid conflicts between events. However, it is the responsibility of the athlete to make conflicts known to the Competition Manager with sufficient time in order to reschedule or withdraw.
There will be a one-minute break every two games.
Matches shall consist of two sets using regular scoring. Ties will be broken using a tie-breaker.