Fast4 Tennis is a new format which we have pioneered to introduce some exciting new competitive tennis events at the Club.
The fundamentals of the sport remain the same, but there are 4 innovative rules that ensure matches are fast, competitive and can be completed in a reasonable period of time.
#1. PLAY ALL LETS
If the serve clips the tape and lands in the service box, there's no let, it’s game on. What’s more, if you’re playing doubles either the receiver or their partner can take the return.
#2. POWER POINT AT DEUCE
As soon as a game gets to deuce it’s a Power Point. The receiver chooses which side will take the serve. This applies to doubles too with the receiving pair deciding who returns the point.
#3. TIE BREAK AT 3-3
At 3 games all a short tie-break is played, first to 5 points. A Power Point determines the winner at 4 points all.
#4. 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 the competition does. No advantage games.