REGULATIONS FOR SUMMER CUP COMPETITIONS

1.  Inter-Club Regulations
Regulations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 17, 18, 19, 21 and 23 for Inter-Club Competitions shall be extended to these competitions as far as they can apply.

2. Eligibility

Club representatives in the Summer Competitions, in addition to satisfying the eligibility criteria of paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Rules and Regulations for Inter-Club Competitions, must have represented their club in the Inter-Club Competitions as follows:

EITHER – Played a minimum of 30% of league matches for one of that club’s teams in the current season to date

        OR – Played a minimum of 30% of league matches for one of that club’s teams in the previous Summer

       OR – Played a minimum of three matches in the Winter Season immediately preceding the current season

The above representation does not apply to Junior Cup Competitions. It is sufficient that they are a bona-fide member of the club they are representing. Players shall be eligible for Junior Competitions if they will not reach the age of 15 during the calendar year in which the Competition is held for the age group 14 and Under. However, if they do represent a club in Senior leagues, then they cannot represent a separate club in the Junior Cup Competitions.

3. Representation in each round

Clubs need not be represented by the same player(s) in every round of a particular event, but a player may not represent his or her club in more than one Competition in the same round.

4. Competition Format

Cup Competitions will be conducted on a knock-out basis. The draw will be made by the Council, issued to Clubs at the Fixtures Meeting and will include dates for the completion of each round

5. Finals

Finals will be played on a date and at a venue to be fixed by the Council.

6. Matches

Matches shall consist of the best of three tie-break sets. Matches may be played on hard or grass courts as mutually agreed. Should bad light or weather prevent a match being completed, when play is resumed, the score shall hold good unless the clubs mutually agree otherwise.

7. Venue

In the first round of an event,  the club which is highest in the draw shall have choice of ground and is primarily responsible for arranging the match.

In the second or subsequent rounds, the clubs concerned will be notified, by the Cup Competition Secretary, who are the opposing clubs and which club has the choice of ground and thereby is responsible for arranging the match. If the opposing club has not heard within five days, it shall take steps to contact the club concerned to ensure the match is played by the due date.

The winning club shall fully complete the Association’s Result Card, including full names of players, and shall send the Card to the Cup Competition Secretary within 24 hours of the completion of the match. Telephone advice of the result of a match cannot be accepted. Any team failing to comply with this Regulation shall be liable to a penalty or disqualification.

8. Questions and Disputes

Any problem or dispute shall be referred, at an early date, to the Cup Competition Secretary, whose decision shall be final.