2013 ITA Division 1 Rule Changes

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  1. woodrow1029

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    DOUBLES

    1. In Dual Matches, the doubles will be stopped when the doubles point has been won.

    2. From January 1 through the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, (unless both coaches agree otherwise) all non-conference dual matches will use No-Ad scoring for the doubles only and will play the doubles tiebreak at 7-7.

    MEDICAL TIMEOUT (Men's Rules)

    If a player requests a medical timeout, he will be allowed three minutes combined for both evaluation and treatment. He will also receive a point penalty; however, this point penalty will not be part of the Code Violation point penalty system.

    TOILET BREAKS

    If a Division 1 player asks to use the bathroom break other than on a changeover or setbreak, it will be his/her one medical timeout. The men will also receive a point penalty. It will be timed like other bathroom breaks and lateness will result in time violations. This includes a toilet visit requested at the end of the warm-up.

    TOILET BREAK (Women's Rules)

    Division 1 women may have one three-minute bathroom break on the changeover (in addition to the 90 second changeover or 2 minute setbreak, allowing for total stoppage time of 4 1/2 minutes or 5 minutes on a setbreak). Returning late from this break will result in Time Violations (warning, point, point, etc.
     
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    The penalty point for a medical timeout doesn't make much sense. Maybe if they take more than 1 medical timeout in a match it would make sense but not on the first one.

    I guess if someone needs to take a toilet break in the middle of the point the point penalty is probably the least of their worries :)
     
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    love the inmates continually ruining the game because a few schools/coaches game the system.
    Also they are implementing No-Ad scoring for Non-Conference Doubles until the ITA Indoors finish.
     
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    I got that one in my OP. :)
     
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    So you have the 2013 FAC? I am still waiting for mine.
     
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    It's available online now. These rule changes were actually done after the FAC was published, and I received them in an e-mail.
     
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    ATP rules

    How come the penalty rule (the sentence "The men will ...) differs from ATP rules?
     
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    These rules are for College tennis. There are a lot of differences between college tennis and ATP tennis.
     
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    I knew that just seeing if you were awake :oops:
     
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    I do NOT understand

    Say that I got myself injured.
    We come to a break
    I took a medical time-out
    The medical time-out is over.
    I will start serving.
    Am I 0-15 BEFORE STARTING SERVING?
    Is it what you call a point penalty ?
     
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    Yes. The coaches vote on these rules. This one, I am guessing is to help deter players from taking a medical timeout at "convenient" times of the match. And umpires and coaches are not doctors, and sometimes it's hard for a trainer to determine if its legit, so the best way is to make it across te board.
     
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    For the record

    I was NOT arguing whether the rule was sensible or NOT.
    I was just trying to understand the rule.
    I am a bit slow some days.
    I understand that Div 2 and 3 still follow the "old" rule/no point penalty
    Is it correct ?
     
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    Correct....
     
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    Last year i watched Louisville play Indiana twice and both times the Louisville number one took a medical break when he was clearly just trying to disrupt the flow. I am not sure that this solves this sort of thing but at least it is being noticed.
     
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    Below is further clarification, now that the rules mentioned above have been written more clearly by ITA.

    MENS DIVISION 1

    1. If a player takes a Medical Time-Out, he will receive a point penalty. This point penalty is not part of the progressive point penalty schedule for code violations.

    2. A player can take 1 Medical Time-Out per match.

    3. A player can take 1 Medical Time-Out in the warm-up, and 1 Medical Time-Out in the match (for the same condition ONLY). If the player takes a Medical Time-Out in the warm-up, he still receives a point penalty, and then if he takes one in the match for the same condition, he will receive another point penalty.

    4. If a player takes a bathroom break during or immediately after the warm-up, it will be considered his ONLY Medical Time-Out for the entire match, and of course, he will receive a point penalty.

    5. A player can take an emergency bathroom break during the match (as long as he has not had a Medical Time Out already). If he takes an emergency bathroom break that is not at a changeover or set break, it will be considered his one Medical Time Out for the match (maximum of 3 minutes), and he will receive, yep you got it, a point penalty.

    6. Medical Time-Outs are now limited to 3 minutes ONLY! No evaluation time allowed. When the trainer puts his/her hand on the player, the 3 minutes starts. If the trainer discusses the injury before hands-on, the chair umpire can allow 1 or 2 quick questions, but then the trainer and player must decide if a medical time-out will be taken. If yes, the 3 minute clock starts.

    7. In the past, if a player was losing a match, and looked over at the scores and saw that his teammate was about to wrap up the dual, he could take a medical time-out down match point, hoping to stall his match until the dual was decided, to avoid a loss on his record, and cheat the opponent out of a win. Now, if a player is down match point, and requests a medical time-out, he will immediately be assessed a point penalty (as opposed to after the medical time-out at any other time of the match), and the match will be over.
     

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