The CSA tennis tournament is conducted by the Tennis / Pickleball Committee with input and support of the tennis staff. Questions may be directed to committee co-chairs Dennis Nahnsen (314-606-5000) and Alan Marble (517-388-0945).

All participants must have current CSA Assembly tickets. All participants 16 years old and older must also have a current racquet tag. “Current” means that an individual 9 years old and older has an Assembly ticket / racquet tag (if 16 years old or older) for the time period during which he/she participates in CSA tennis activities.

Each team must supply a new can of tennis balls, with the match winner keeping the unopened can. 

  1. Adults, and ages 13 to 16, play 2 out of 3 sets, with a 7-point tiebreaker, changing sides every 6 points. This group plays at the Woods Courts.
  2. Players ages 9 and under, and 10 to 12, play an 8-game pro set with a 7-point tiebreaker at 7-7, changing sides every 6 points.
  3. The parent-child, grandparent-grandchild teams play an 8-game pro set with a 7-point tiebreaker at 7-7, changing sides every 6 points.
  4. Any ball striking overhead power lines is a “let”: the point is replayed, 1st serve.
  5. Warm-up time is limited to 10 minutes.
  6. Players shall check in with designated court supervisors courtside before the match, and shall record scores with the court supervisors immediately following completion of their matches.
  7. Court supervisors will help assign courts as the courts open up.
  8. Court supervisors will mediate in case of disputes over line calls or scoring.
  9. Court supervisors and staff will monitor matches for behavior and coaching (coaching by voice, text or hand signals is prohibited in CSA tournaments).
    1. Minor infractions are progressive in nature, with 3 steps: warning, followed by game penalty and finally disqualification. “Minor” infractions include yelling, dropping racquet on purpose, taking too much time between points and games, and coaching.
    2. Major infractions are also progressive, with 2 steps: game penalty, then disqualification. “Major” infractions include audible profanity, racquet and/or ball abuse.
  10. Players’ relatives and friends should refrain from clapping for errors or double faults. Encouragement is welcome, but no coaching or strategizing.

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