Tennis Doubles Important Information | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Important Information

  1. To participate in Intramural Sports, a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. Information on how to purchase a membership can be found here. This $20.00/semester membership allows you to participate in almost any Intramural sport/event that semester. There is no cost to register a team, but team members must purchase the Intramural Sports Membership before joining/creating a team.
  2. Teams are restricted to two members. Participants can play on a Men’s or Women’s team, and a Co-Rec team.
  3. Matches will be best 2-out-of-3 sets. Sets will be played first to six games, with the winner needing to win by two (Ex: 6-4). If a set is tied 6-6, a tiebreaker to seven points will be used.
  4. Matches must be scheduled by the individual teams. Contact information for all players/teams will be distributed. The match must be played, and both teams shall report the score by the "play-by" deadline via email. Failure to do so will result in a double forfeit, and Forfeit Fines assessed.
  5. The entry fee includes a can of tennis balls to be picked up at the first round match by each team. Only one new can should be used in each match.  The winning team will get the unused can of tennis balls to advance to the next match, and the team not advancing will keep the balls that were used.
  6. Failure to complete the match and report the score by the “play-by” deadline will result in a Forfeit Fine of $25.00.
  7. Matches will be self-officiated by participants. If an issue should arise that cannot be settled, the point shall be replayed. All participants are expected to know the rules, which can be found by clicking the "Rules" link at the top of this page.
  8. Teams can compete in the year-long Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner for a chance to win awesome prizes. For details on the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, click here.
  9. Each competing organization is allowed two entries to accumulate points in the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach’s Corner, but there is no maximum on the amount of participants that can register for an organization. The top two finishers for each organization will be counted towards the point total. Individuals must designate their team affiliations before the event begins.
  10. Want to work for Intramural Sports? We work around classes and other conflicts with flexible scheduling, and you can still play Intramural Sports. To find out how to become an official, visit our Becoming an Official webpage!
  11. Want to play but don't have a team? You can join as a Free Agent on if you have paid the Intramural Sports Membership Fee, or you can join our Free Agent Group on Facebook to connect with other people looking for more players to form a team. Listing yourself as a Free Agent does not guarantee you will be on a team, although the Intramural Sports Office will help try to facilitate formation of a Free Agent team.