The categories selected for the PTL 2021 Masters Championship are:
- Open League Singles A
- Open League Singles B
- Open League Singles C
- Open League Doubles
There will be a total of 32 individual players competing for the PTL Master titles, from 12 different nationalities across continents including Thailand, Russia, Japan, USA, Canada, China, France, Italy, Germany as well as Belgium, Israel and Spain.
The championship is structured as a round-robin format, with eight Singles players and six Doubles teams divided into two groups of four and three.
The winner of each group is placed in separate semi-final brackets, with the top player/team in a group playing the runner-up in the other group, and vice versa.
We have total of 52 matches including the Semis and Grand Finals to be played on 4 international courts with Plexi-cushion surface over 2 weekends (29-30 Jan and 5-6 Feb 2022).
The top-seeded player is placed in Group A and the second-seeded player is placed in Group B.
Players seeded 4 and 5, 3 and 6, 7 and 8, are then drawn in pairs with the first drawn placed in Group A.
– Each player must be present at least 30 minutes before each match and is required to register at the PTL counter with their PTL Player Card. Delays of more than 15 minutes after official match time might result in a forfeit at the discretion of the PTL.
– Brand new tennis balls ‘MaxForce’ in can of 3 will be supplied before each match
– Each player/team must proceed to take a photo in front of the backdrop holding the signboard of its group name before each match.
– Each match is to be played in the best of 2 sets with a super tie-break procedure (10 points) if both players are tied (1 set each).
– The official warm up time must not exceed 8 minutes.
– Net sticks will be used on each court so the official heights are 1.07m on the sides and 91.4cm at the center.
– Players are allowed a 90-second rest between side changes. This is extended to two (2) minutes at the end of a set, although at the first changeover of the next set the players do not get a rest.
SEMI-FINALS AND GRAND FINALS:
– Footfalls will be called
Disputes and Abuses:
– All matches are self-referring basis unless PTL has assigned an Umpire.
– Players can request for the organisation staff (PTL, Thanyapura) to intervene and give the last word in order to settle the matter between players/teams. However, players/teams are expected to use courtesy and cooperation with one another. It is recommended to agree to replay the point in case of dispute, or apply the principle of “Your side, your call” to replay the disputed point. Points can be replayed at anytime.
– Players are encouraged to use the whiteboards available on the side of each court to keep track of the points to prevent miscounting.
– For more information, please refer to the PTL’s Code of Conduct