About the 3v3 Format
Why play 3v3?
- To have fun and enjoy the experience
- To gain match experience
- To play with friends in a team atmosphere
- Different ability levels are welcome on a team
- Have a coachable play experience
- Promotes a play-to-learn environment
How are teams composed?
- Gender Neutral (any combination of boys/girls)
- Minimum of 3 players for each match
- Recommended to have 4 or more players per team for substitution
- Players must be able to serve, rally and score
How are teams administered?
- Parents are encouraged to be the team manager and on-court coordinator
- Two courts side by side are required for each team match
What is the match format?
- One singles court (1v1) and one doubles court (2v2)
- Matches are played simultaneously (hence 3v3)
- Players can sub in and out at the end of games on either court throughout the match, no restrictions
How long are matches?
- Recommended 1-hour timed matches (includes 10 minute team warm up and 50 minute match) but modified to fit a schedule
- Buzzer or other indicator when time is up
What scoring format is used?
- No-ad game format using 15, 30, 40 scoring
- Each court will have a continuous running game total (no definitive sets)
- i.e. a court total can be 11-4
- At conclusion of match all games are tabulated to determine team total
- A team match can end in a tie
What court and balls are used?
- All 10 and under divisions will play on a 60’ court with orange balls
- It is recommended that 12 and under divisions play on a 78’ court with green balls
- All other divisions may play on a 78’ court with yellow balls
How much will each player play and what do they do when they’re not playing?
- No limit to how many times a player can sub in and out of any particular court
- Somewhat equal playing time is highly recommended for all teams
- Coaching of players on bench and during change-over is allowed
- All extra players must be on designated court benches (obviously showing good sportsmanship) just like World Team Tennis, Davis Cup/Fed Cup