Tiebreakers in USTA play

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USTA and Tourney tiebreakers type played

  1. 7 Point

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. 9 Point - Standard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Coleman TB

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  4. 10 point

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    Am curious what form of tiebreakers are being played for those of you playing USTA league and/or Tourney play. am assuming the 7 point (first to 7, win by 2) is still the standard. have made this into a poll.

    LOL..edited this for clarity, but they dont let you modify the poll options so I've created a new revised poll thread..please post there
     
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  2. Doc Hollidae

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    In Norcal we play a normal 7 Point breakers in the retarded Coleman format for normal sets. For a third set breaker its a 10 pointer in also the retarded Coleman format.

    The only pro I see from the Coleman format is that it can tire out people out of shape by having to switch sides so often.
     
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  3. Ronaldo

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    Haven't played a 9 pt tie-break since the 70s. Serve 2-2-2-3? No lingering death?
     
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  4. NoBadMojo

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    yes...a race to 5. no win by 2.
     
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  5. kylebarendrick

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    What's a "Coleman" tie-break?

    Your poll doesn't work, because the choices aren't mutually exclusive. 7-point and 10-point tiebreaks can both be played in either the "standard" format or the Coman format.
     
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  6. Cindysphinx

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    In my league in Mid-Atlantic, we play the inane Coman 7-point tiebreak, even though almost all league matches are indoors so sun and wind are not a factor. We also play the foolish Coman 10-point tiebreak.

    My unscientific research reveals that 78.228% of Coman tiebreaks are botched in some way, with players failing to switch because there is way too much switching going on and they have so much else on their minds.

    Further study is required to support my preliminary hypothesis that I am one of only six players in the entire region who understands the gawdawful Coman tiebreak, so precious time is wasted explaining how it is done and arguing over it in timed matches.
     
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  7. NoBadMojo

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    see that now...pls disregard the poll.....illconceived.
     
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  8. NoBadMojo

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    Hola..created a revised poll..please vote there and disregard this lame ass thread ;0

    Seems as though no-one enjoys the Coleman TB....
     
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  9. catfish

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    For USTA league tennis we play 12 point Tiebreaks (first to 7 win by 2) for a set tiebreak and we play Match Tiebreaks (first to 10 win by 2) instead of a 3rd set if we split sets. We use the Coman Tiebreaks for all TB's. This format is used at USTA Nationals, Sectionals, and Districts and it is recommended that local leagues use the same format.

    I don't find the Coman TB complicated and have not run into too many problems with people not understanding it. You serve one point from the deuce court, switch sides, and then switch sides every 4 points.
     
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  10. flash9

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    All this Hate for the Coleman Tiebreaker

    Interesting all of the HATE for the Coleman Tiebreaker. For indoors I see everyones issues.

    Here in Raleigh, NC NO ONE is using the Coleman Tiebreaker and I wish we would. :confused:
     
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  11. ohplease

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    I've seen someone suggest using the Coleman exactly once in league play. He was pretty much shouted down on the spot after describing it.

    Normal plain old first to 7 by two tiebreakers. You can, at the discretion of the home club, elect to play a first to 10 by two super-tiebreaker in lieu of a 3rd set.
     
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  12. kylebarendrick

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    The Coman is only confusing if you haven't done it a few times. I believe it's actually easier because you always serve from the same side (at leastin doubles). If it is your turn to serve, and you are on the wrong side, then switch.

    In Norcal the Coman is required at the District level and higher. It is encouraged in the local leagues, but the home team gets to choose standard/Coman as well as 3rd set/tiebreak.
     
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