This summer we are launching an exciting new Adult Series of Tournaments taking place across Hampshire. These events will use the new FAST 4 scoring format and has been endorsed and has played by some greats of the game including Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Lleyton Hewitt, John McEnroe and more.
The new series will also use the new Adult Priority rule which means players 19+ will get acceptance into the event before Junior players. This will help you to plan in the tournaments so you know you will have a better chance to be accepted. These events are a great opportunity for club players to access some more singles competition.
What is FAST4 Tennis?
FAST4 Tennis provides a simple, exciting way of speeding up a conventional tennis match. The fundamentals of tennis remain the same, but there are four innovative rules that ensure matches are fast, competitive, exciting and can be completed in a reasonable period of time.
- First to 4 games wins – Hence the name FAST4. It doesn’t matter how you get there, just make sure you get to four before your opponent does. No advantage games.
- Play lets – if the serve clips the net and lands in the service box, there’s no let, it’s game on. What’s more, if you’re playing double either the receiver or their partner can take the return.
- No-ad scoring – as soon as a game gets to deuce it’s a sudden death point. The receiver chooses which side will take the serve. This applies to doubles too with the receiving pair deciding who returns the point.
- Tiebreak at 3 games all – at 3 games all a tiebreak is played, first to 5 points.
FAST 4 allows for 4 matches to be played in a day, Life is busy and many players can no longer commit a whole day to a tournament so these quicker matches mean you are more likely to find time to compete in your busy schedule.
Please see a list of the events that are happening and, to enter, simply enter the tournament code at https://www3.lta.org.uk/competitions/search/