Regulation

RULES FOOTBALLTENNIS 2010 - 2015

WITH ADDS BY CONGRESS 2014 IN ISTANBUL, TURCIA

(Corrected Version)

 

Contents:

 

I.       Footballtennis categories and disciplines

            0.         Categories and disciplines

II.      Part of the rules common to all categories and disciplines

            1.         Playing court and playing area
2.         Net
3.         Ball
4.         Start of play
5.         Service
6.         Ball in play
7.         Scoring a point, winning a set and the match
8.         Time-out and player substitution
9.         Faults resulting in loss of a point
10.       Misconduct and sanctions
11.       Player’s equipment and protests
12.       Miscellaneous

III.     Special characteristics: single

            1.         Playing court and playing area
5.         Service
6.         Ball in play
8.         Time-out and player substitution

IV.     Special characteristics: double

            1.         Playing court and playing area
5.         Service
6.         Ball in play
8.         Time-out and player substitution

V.      Special characteristics: triple

            1.         Playing court and playing area
5.         Service
6.         Ball in play
8.         Time-out and player substitution

VI.     Special characteristics: women, boys and girls

            2.         Net
3.         Ball
6.         Ball in play
12.       Miscellaneous

VII.    Playing court and its dimensions

VIII.   Enclosure to the Footballtennis Rules

            13.       Referees


I.       Footballtennis categories and disciplines:

 

0.       Categories and disciplines

 

0.1       Categories:

a) Men

b) Women

c) Boys and girls: (Cg. 2010)

       - Children:                            age up to 12 years

       - Youngsters (Cadets):      age between 13 and 15 years

       - Juniors:                            age between 16 and 17 years

       - Under 21                           age between 18 and 20 years

       - Seniors:                            age after 18 years

d) Seniors Mix: (Cg. 2012)

e) Under 21 Mix: (Cg. 2014)

 

0.2       Disciplines:

a) Single

b) Double (mix Cg. 2012)

c) Triple (mix Cg. 2012)

 

 

II.       Part of the rules common to all categories and disciplines

1.       Playing court and playing area

 

1.1       Dimensions of the playing court

            a) for single and double:                       8.2 (max 9) x 12.8 m

            b) for triple:                                           8.2 (max 9)  x 18.0 m

 

1.2       The playing court is split into two halves by a net.

 

1.3       Base and side lines are part of the playing court. The linesare5 + 1 cm thick. The accuracy of the dimension given is + 5 cm.

 

1.4       The playing area which shall be available during the play has borders at least 3 m from the side lines and 3.5 m from the base lines of the playing court. A permissible deviation of the playing area from horizontal level is 1:100. Maximum unevenness of 2 cm without a sharp transition is permissible. The minimum height of free space above the playing area is 8 meters.

 

2.         Net

 

2.1       Definition: only that part that is hung up over the playing court between the side lines, between 9,20 to 10,00 m. The length of the net may be defined by two round poles of metal or plastic which support the net on the lines. The poles are part of the net.

 

            2.2       Pillars are parts of the net and will be placed at 20 cm outside ofbaselineand on vertical plan, in pillars extension it will be added 2 antennas about 100-150 cm., above the net. (Cg. 2008)

 

 2.3.   The net is tensioned at both ends so that its top part extends 110 cm over the playing court surface all the way across the playing court. The maximum permissible height deviation of the net is + 2 cm. The distance between the lowermost edge of the net and the playing court surface is not more than 10 cm. The height of the net for children up to 15 is 100 cm. Should the net subside during the play (a supporting pole will fall or the tensioning cable will break) under the height limit permitted, the referee rules a ”new ball”.

3.         Ball

 

3.1       Official FIFTA-ball parameters:

            construction: glued, 32 panels, colour: black and white, material: synthetic (natural) leather, weight: 396-453 g, circumference: 680-710 mm, height of rebound:660-720 mm, inflation: 60-65 kPa. The height of rebound is measured on the Kistler plate by having the ball fall from a height of one (1) metre with the valve facing up.

 

 

4.         Start of play

 

4.1       The team (player) who wins the toss has the option to choose either the side or the service.

 

4.2       In case of drawn sets before the third set it is the option of that team (player) to choose the side or the service that - after adding up obtained points - possesses higher number of winning points. Only in case of equal number of winning points the toss is carried out.

 

            4.3       If not stated otherwise by the Technical Commission of FIFTA the time breaks are:

            a) between sets:                  one minute

            b) between matches:           five minutes

            The match is scratched if the team(s) is(are) not present in time at the playing court.

 

 

5.         Service

 

5.1       A service is executed by kicking the ball by any part of the body, except for arm and hand, from the zone behind the base-line, outside the playing court.

 

5.2       The way of serving: kicking the ball by any allowed part of the body on the volley, after ball rebound, drop-kick or right from the ground. Neither the ball nor the foot shall touch the playing court (including the lines) when a service is being executed. The ball shall be released from serviceman’s hand(s) or lay on the ground for servicing.

 

5.3       The service shall be carried out within 5 seconds from the moment the referee gives the order to start the play.

 

5.4       The ball shall cross the net and land on the opponent’s service zone or touch the opponent(s). Cg. 2006

 

5.5       The service is valid even if the ball touches the net and then lands on the opponent’s service zone or touches the opponent(s). Cg. 2006

 

5.6       The service is always carried out by the team (player) who scores a point.

 

5.7       The opponent is allowed to touch the ball before it has touched his/her service zone. If done so, the ball must be touched once more by the same player (applies for single) or by a co-player (applies for double and triple) before the ball crosses the net.  Cg. 2006

 

 

 

6.         Ball in play

 

6.1       The maximum number of ball drops on the ground:

            single: 1, double: 1, triple: 1. During the play, the player does not have to let the ball drop down onto the ground. Cg. 2006

 

6.2       The maximum number of ball touches by the player:

            single: 2, double: 3, triple 3. The player may touch the ball with any part of his body except for arm and hand. With the exception of singles, the player is not allowed to touch the ball twice in succession. The minimum number of touches of the ball by player before the ball crosses the net is one (1) except when receiving service on the volley – then the minimum number of touches of the ball by receiving side is two (2). Cg. 2006

 

6.3       If played correctly by the player, the ball shall touch the ground in the playing court only.

 

6.4       The service is repeated (”new ball”), if a foreign object touches the ball or the playing court.

 

6.5       None of the players is allowed to touch the net (even after the ball has been finished).

 

6.6       The ball is played correctly, only if it crosses the net to land into the opponent’s playing court (see Rule 2.1).

 

6.7       If two opposing players touch the ball over the net at the same time (”dead ball”) and the ball ends out of the playing court, the service is repeated.

 

6.8       If two opposing players touch the ball over the net at the same time (”dead ball”), the play continues provided that the ball touches the ground within the playing court. In such a case, however, the ball may be also played by the player who played the dead ball.

 

6.9       The player may play the ball over the opponent’s part of the playing court, if standing or taking off and then landing in his own playing court.

 

6.10     The player may play the ball in his own half of the playing area only.

 

6.11     The player may unintentionally touch the opponent’s leg (its part under the knee) by his leg (its part under the knee) after he has played the ball.

 

 

7.         Scoring a point, winning a set and the match

 

7.1       The team (player) wins a point if the opponent commits a fault, each such a fault being one point.

 

7.2       All the disciplines (single, double and triple) are played up to two (2) winning set. A set is won by the team (player) who first scores 11 points with a minimum lead of two (2) points (11:9). Otherwise the play is continued until the lead of two points is achieved (12:10, not more than 13 points, 13:12).

 

8.         Time-out and player substitution

 

8.1       Each team (double, triple) is entitled to one (1) 30-second time out per set, after the coach (player) has requested that from the referee.

8.2       Each player (single) is entitled to 2 (two) 30-seconds time outs per set after the coach (player) has requested that from the referee.

 

8.3       Each team is entitled - except for single (one) - to substitute players twice per set.

 

8.4       The referee is entitled at any time in the course of the set to declare ”referee’s time out” to remove obstacles of any nature.

 

            8.5       During the break and time-out, the players must forgather in designated area and  reserved for technical bench. (Cg. 2008)

 

 

9.         Faults resulting in loss of point

 

9.1       The team (player) loses a point if the ball touches its court twice in sequence without being touched by player.

            9.2       The team (player) loses a point, if the ball bounced off the court surface and   crossed the net to the opponent’s court without having been touched by the player.

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