S.P.  Doubles Tournament Rules and Format


  • Format – This is a two-part Tournament with an initial Round Robin followed by a single elimination playoff format with 4 divisions for  men, women and mixed categories.
    • Round Robin
      • All teams will be seeded and assigned a group by a committee with following criteria listed in order of importance:
        •  Based on past results of any Doubles Tournament in the last 2 years.
        • General committee view and perception of skill level.
          •  The committee will be assembled from local players by invitation or request established by street paddle team.
      • All teams in each group will play an 8 game pro set with a 7 point tie breaker at 7 all with each other in the round robin.
      • The top two teams from each group will progress to the Playoffs with the following criteria listed in order of importance:
        1. Win/Loss Matches.
        2. Win/Loss Sets.
        3. Win/Loss Games.
        4. In the case of a tie the heads-up match will determine who passes thru to playoffs.
    • Playoffs
      • All teams will be seeded based on their results from the Round Robin with the following criteria listed in order of importance:
        1. Best Win/Loss match differential will be used to determine ranking
        2. In case of a Win/Loss Tie: Set and Game Differential will determine Ranking.
        3. In the case teams have same Win/Loss matches and Games, the original ranking will determine seed
      • Playoffs will be single elimination – playing 2 out of 3 sets with a 10 point tie breaker in the third set.
      • Playoffs – Semis and Finals – will be 2 out of 3 sets played out. With a 7 point tie breaker in 3rd set at 6 all.

Initial Seeding

  • a. Each participant will be rated by the street Paddle Team committee based on the following criteria (in order of importance):
    • a. Past S.P. tournament results.
    • b. Perceived skill level.
    • c. Time of registration.

Schedule of Play

  • a. The tournament will be played over the course of 3 days (Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th).
  • b. All matches will be played at the Venice Beach Courts (1900 Ocean Front Walk).
  • c. Times and Court assignments for each round will be announced on Wednesday April 26th along with the Draw.
    • a. Courts are reserved by Street Paddle.
  • d. All Players will need to check in 15 minutes prior to their match at registration desk.
    • a. Registration Desk location will be announced on April 26th via email and on website along with draws.
    • b. If any player is not checked in 15 Minutes Prior to match schedule start they will be Defaulted.

Score Reporting

    • a. The winning player must report score to registration desk within 5 minutes of the end of match.
      • a. If score is not reported the match will result in a default and all players will be eliminated.

Conflict resolution and Code of conduct

      • a. S.P. will provide Court monitors during the event. Court monitors will be walking around the courts during match play.
        • a. Court monitors will have an official T-shirt so they can be recognized.
      • b. All calls will be determined by each player on their respective sides.
      • c. In case of repeated issues please STOP PLAY and go to registration desk to request a court monitor.
      • d. All players must behave in accordance with our code of conduct.
      • e. Any inappropriate behavior will result in immediate suspension from the tournament.
      • f. If any player is not checked in 15 minutes prior to start of match they will be defaulted. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Cancellations and Refund Policy

      • a. All Sales are final and non-refundable.
      • b. If you are unable to participate for any reason and give 3 day notice prior to the start of the tourney you will have a credit S.P. to either use for a future Tourney, Tour, Lessons or in our shop.