Tennis Participant Guide | Recreational Services
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2018 Tennis Participant Guide

Tennis Rules
Make sure you know the rules for Intramural Tennis. Each team/individual will be scheduled in the tournament bracket. First round losers will be moved into a consolation bracket. After the first round of the winner's bracket, all losers are eliminated from further competition. In this "Play-by" Tournament, participants are responsible for scheduling their matches with their opponents, before the deadline stated on IMLeagues.com. Both teams/individuals are responsible for reporting the results of the match to the Intramural Staff.

Sportsmanship
Sportsmanship is a priority of the Intramural Sports Program at The University of Iowa. More information on Sportsmanship, including the detailed ratings system, can be found in the Intramural Sports Rules and Regulations.

Eligibility
To participate in Intramural Tennis,
a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. The $25 semester membership allows you to participate in any sport/event this semester, as many times as you'd like. The $45 year-long membership allows you to participate in any sport/event through Spring 2019, with the exception of the Intramural Golf Tournament. There is no cost to register a team, but team members must purchase one of these memberships to join the team. Team captains must make sure that all members of their teams are eligible for participation according to the Intramural Sports Rules and Regulations eligibility requirements. Individuals can play Tennis Singles, as well as two Tennis Doubles teams (Men's or Women's and Co-Rec).

ID Policy
All participants must check-in with a University or government-issued photo ID in accordance with our ID policy.

Forfeits
Teams/participants that do not schedule, play, and report their match scores by the deadline on IMLeagues.com will be charged a Forfeit Fine of $25.00. That fine will be charged to the U-Bill of the team captain. Learn more about our Forfeit Policy.

Defaults
To avoid forfeits, teams may default. Learn more about our Default Policy.

IMLeagues.com
Registration, schedules, and roster management all take place through IMLeagues.com. Check out our IMLeagues Registration Instructions for specific instructions on how to register your team, and make sure to pass it along to your teammates so they can join your team roster quickly and easily. Once registration is complete, the schedule will be posted on IMLeagues.com, as well as results as the tournament progresses.

Roster Management
Doubles team rosters must have two players registered to complete registration. Players can be switched following registration, but teams must follow roster addition and removal policies in order to appropriately add or drop players from the team roster. The team roster cannot be changed once play begins. 

Free Agents
Want to play but don't have a team? You can join as a Free Agent on IMLeagues.com 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.

Match Location​
Matches must be scheduled with, and played at, the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.

Intramural Sports Points Championship sponsored by Coach's Corner
Teams/individuals can compete in the year-long Intramural Sports Points Championship sponsored by Coach's Corner for a chance to win awesome prizes. 
Each competing organization is allowed only two singles entries and two doubles entires to accumulate points in the Intramural Sports Points Championship sponsored 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. Teams/Individuals must designate their team affiliations before the event begins. 

Registration Requirements
To complete your registration, make sure you have the following done by the registration deadline:

  • Name your Team (Team Name Must be Appropriate)
    • For Singles, use your name as your team name, unless you want to designate an organization for Coach's Corner points.
  • Get the Required Minimum Number of Players on Your Roster (Doubles)
  • Confirm your spot in the tournament by moving your team from "Pre-Registration" to the "Tournament" between September 11 and September 18 at 11:59 PM

Friday Night Series
​​​​​​​Intramural Sports hosts a Friday Night Series of events throughout the year. You can participate in one or all and have a great Friday night with Intramural Sports!