Match Format
League Rankings & RSI Points
10 Point Breaker
Challenging A Player
Reporting Your Matches
League Fees


Matches will be regulation scoring, best two out of three sets with a 10-point Breaker instead of a full third set.

The only major difference is that if the 10-point Breaker reaches 9-all, the next point is "Sudden Death"! (See below...)
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League Rankings

The Rankings are based on your "RSI" - Relative Strength Index - which is relative only to those who are in the league.

RSI Points

Simply put, you get RSI Points for every game and set you win, and lose points for every game you lose... More weight is given to the points of a 10-point third as well - that is, each point in the Breaker carries the same value as each game in the sets!

My scoring system will give you a "score" for each match and your RSI is then based on your average score of your most recent twenty matches.

Even in a loss, you will get more credit for the games, sets and Breaker points you win against a player with a high RSI than you would for losing to a lower rated player! The more everyone plays, the more accurate the RSI's become!

As it says at the top...
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Players must have played five matches for their RSI to appear in the rankings. Until then, RSI's are accurate and relative, but players will remain outside the main standings.

There is also a six month "Inactive" threshold. If one has not played a match in the last six months, they will be moved to the "Inactive or Insufficient" section of the Standings!
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10 Point Tie Breaker

Players will switch ends after the first point and then after every four points. Switch after the first, fifth, ninth, thirteenth and seventeenth points (if needed).

Player A serves the first point to the Deuce (right) court and then players switch ends. Player B serves the second point to the Add Court and third point to the Deuce Court - Player A then serves the fourth point to the Add and fifth point to the Deuce, and then players switch ends again. The pattern continues until one player wins ten points.

Just remember, if you have played an ODD number of points you will be serving to the Add Court, if you've played an EVEN number of points, you'll be serving to the Deuce Court!

A little tweak here for our purposes... If a Breaker reaches 9-9, the receiver (as in No-Add scoring) has the choice of court in which to receive serve. We will not be playing to "win by two". 9 All is a "Sudden Death" point!!!
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Challenging a Player

Anyone can challenge anyone else in the system with the following exception:

You CANNOT play a player again until you have played at least three other players.

Please try to honor challenges, that is, do try to arrange matches when challenged! We must all be mindful of each others injuries though. I've been there!!!

The Challengee has the right to determine the location and surface, but let's try to be workable and consider those who have to travel. You might want to see if there is a neutral court that both of you can reach easily.

The Challenger should supply a can of balls.
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Reporting Your Matches

Make sure you both agree on the scores before you get them to me, because once they're posted and scoring is tabulated - if there are any disputes - it causes me more work and you're going to make me go up on the rates for joining!

I prefer that you text me at 870-925-1378, or e-mail me (so I have it in writing and I don't get something wrong) at, with:
Who played
Who won
The scores including any 10-point Breaker score

From there I'll do the cypherin', post the results and up-date the rankings on the web site as quick as I can!
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There is just a $10 annual fee to join and renewed on your date of entry. This is simply to cover the administration of the league and web-site. This does take your "Administrator" a little time and effort, after all, and the web-site does require a little money as well. I think about anyone can handle Ten Bucks, I hope!

USTA membership is not a requirement, so there are no fees beyond the Breakers League $10...

Court fees, if needed, are up to you guys, but I suggest that the host for a match takes care of the fees since the Challenger is usually traveling to the host's home court (see Challengee below). If ya'll want to split neutral court fees that's up to you!

Contact Jeff Guerin to join the league: 870-925-1378 - e-mail at:
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