Technical Regulations - Tennis
This competition will be conducted during the Summer Deaflympics 2021 from 01 May 2022 to 15 May 2022 and will consist of the following 5 events (2 for men, 2 for women and 1 for mixed):
2.1 Invitation to Participate
ICSD and the Organising Committee will invite all National Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) members in good standing to participate in the competition.
2.2.1 Hearing Loss
Participation in the competition is restricted to athletes who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Refer to the ICSD Audiogram Regulations for additional details on measurement of hearing loss.
Athletes must meet the minimum age requirement for each event listed below:
|Event||Minimum Age||Maximum Age|
|Mixed Doubles||-||-||No restriction|
Only athletes who comply with the Deaflympics Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.
2.3 Number of Teams
2.4 Qualified Teams
2.5 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each discipline listed below:
2.6 Number of Athletes per Event
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:
2.7 Number of Reserves or Substitutes per Event
A maximum number of reserve/substitute athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:
2.8 Competition Entry Standards
2.9 Competition Entry Rules
Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.
2.10 Non-Starting Athletes
A fine of USD$100.00 will be levied on each non-starting athlete unless he/she submits a doctor's declaration in writing English that he/she should not be allowed to start.
Please refer to the 7. Individual Sports in the General Technical Rules - Summer Deaflympics, for further details on registration.
4. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS
4.1 Technical Organisation
ICSD is be responsible for the technical organisation of the competition in conjunction with the (ITF).
4.2.1 Technical Committee
The Technical Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:
Tobias Burz - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Ricardo de Sá Barcellos - Head referee
Leonardo Zimmermann Amaral - Sport Liaison Officer
4.2.2 Protest Committee
The Protest Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:
Tobias Burz - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the ITF (version: Year 2022). In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations, the English text shall prevail. Unforeseen incidents not covered by the Rules and Regulations shall be dealt with as follow:
4.3.1 Cases of a general nature will be resolved in accordance with the Deaflympics Regulations, General Technical Rules - Summer Deaflympics and this Technical Regulations.
4.3.2 Cases of a technical nature related to competition rules will be resolved in accordance with the ITF Rules and Regulations.
4.4 Competition Equipment
All equipment used during competition must comply with the ITF Rules and Regulations.
4.5 Competition Clothing
4.5.1 Participants must wear competitive uniforms representing their nationality, duly registered and published in accordance with the ITF Rules and Regulations.
4.5.2 Participants must observe the Deaflympics Regulations regarding advertisements on their uniforms and clothing worn in the competition area.
The draw for all events will be conducted under control of the Technical Committee and in accordance with the ITF Rules and Regulations.
4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the ITF Rules and Regulations.
Allocation of the officials to conduct the events will be made by the Technical Committee. Wherever possible, officials will possess the ITF international license valid for 2022. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.
The Organising Committee, the Technical Director and an ICSD-designated Respresentative shall appoint a ITF representative and an appropriate number of officials to conduct each event.
4.9 Unforeseen Incidents
In the event of unforeseen incidents not covered by the rules and regulations, the Technical Committee will make a determination. In the absence of the Technical Committee, the ICSD Technical Director will make a determination.
5.1 Competition Venue
|Recreio da Juventude||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
5.2 Training Venue
|Recreio da Juventude|
6.1 Competition Schedule
|Date - Time||Men||Women||Mixed||Venue|
|04 May 2022 - 10:00||Singles||✓||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|05 May 2022 - 10:00||Singles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|05 May 2022 - 10:00||Doubles||✓||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|06 May 2022 - 10:00||Singles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|06 May 2022 - 10:00||Doubles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|07 May 2022 - 10:00||Singles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|07 May 2022 - 10:00||Mixed Doubles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|08 May 2022 - 10:00||Quarterfinals - Doubles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|08 May 2022 - 10:00||Doubles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|09 May 2022 - 10:00||Quarterfinals - Singles||✓||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|09 May 2022 - 10:00||Quarterfinals - Mixed Doubles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|10 May 2022 - 10:00||Doubles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|10 May 2022 - 15:00||Semifinals - Doubles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|11 May 2022 - 10:00||Semifinals - Singles||✓||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|11 May 2022 - 10:00||Semifinals - Mixed Doubles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|12 May 2022 - 10:00||Final - Doubles||✓||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|13 May 2022 - 10:00||Final - Singles||✓||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|13 May 2022 - 10:00||Final - Mixed Doubles||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
6.2 Training Schedule
|Date - Time||Men||Women||Mixed||Venue|
|01 May 2022 - 10:00||Training||✓||✓||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|02 May 2022 - 10:00||Training||✓||✓||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
|03 May 2022 - 10:00||Training||✓||✓||✓||Recreio da Juventude|
6.3 Technical Meeting
6.3.1 Date and Location
|Date - Time||Venue|
|02 May 2022 - 17:00||Technical Meeting||Pavilões da Festa da Uva|
|11 May 2022 - 17:00||Technical Meeting||Pavilões da Festa da Uva|
Each participating NDSF may be represented by a maximum of two officials, of whom at least one must be deaf. The NDSF may also bring an interpreter if necessary.
7. CONTROL AND SANCTIONS
7.1 Hearing Devices
The use of any hearing aid(s)/amplification or cochlear implant is not allowed in the restricted zone area.
7.1.1 Restricted Zone Area
The restricted zone area is in effect at the moment the athlete enters the competition area during the warm-up and competition periods.
7.1.2 Violation and Penalty
When this rule is violated, refer to ICSD Audiogram Regulations 8: Violations and Penalties.
8.1 Procedures for lodging a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the ITF Rules and Regulations and will be adjudicated by the Protest Committee.
8.1.1 Any protest must be written in English on the Official Protest Form. The form and a deposit USD$100.00 must be given to the ICSD Technical Director within 30 minutes after the official public posting of results.
8.1.2 The ICSD Technical Director will decide whether the protest is sport-related or eligibility-related. The Protest Committee will review all sport-related protests, and the ICSD Representative will review all eligibility-related protests.
8.1.3 The deposit of USD$100.00 will be returned to the applicant only if the protest is considered valid.
8.2 Procedure for reviewing a protest
The Protest Committee will meet in the competition venue or a designated office at a time decided upon by the ICSD Technical Director.
8.2.1 The ICSD Technical Director will chair of the Protest Committee.
8.2.2 The Sport Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible for booking a meeting room and interpreters.
8.2.3 The SLO will contact and inform all members of the Protest Committee of the meeting time and location.
8.2.4 The ICSD Technical Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports Association's Competition Manager.
8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Technical Director will forward the original Official Protest Form (along with the protest fee if the protest was denied) to the ICSD Secretariat. The SLO will forward a copy of the form to the Deaflympics Headquarters.
There will be 6 outdoor and 5 indoor courts.
9.1.1 Use of the courts
All competition matches will be played on the outdoor courts only.
All trainings and consolation matches will be played on the indoor courts only.
If the weather should be bad (due to rain, etc.) then the competition matches can be moved to the indoor courts.
At this time the trainings and consolation matches will be paused.
The competition surface will be red clay (outdoor and indoor).
9.3 Ball brand
The ball brand will be "Wilson Roland Garros All-Court".
9.4.1 Organisation of the Draw
The ICSD Technical Director organizes the draw for the competition. If the ICSD Technical Director has given his permission, the referee as the member of the technical committee may organise the draw.
9.4.2 Time of the Draw
The draw for Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles takes part during the first technical meeting one day before the beginning of the tennis competition.
9.4.3 Statement of the Play Strength
Decisively for the statement of the play strength the valid orders of the tournament participants in the Tennis Rankings for every competition in Singles as well as in Doubles. The Tennis Ranking system will be provided by ICSD Technical Director and is published regularly after every tennis competition (see also the ICSD Tennis Ranking Guideline).
If new tournament participants have lined up, nevertheless who have taken part with no international competition before, their play strength on demonstrable presentation of the participant federation is to be decided by the ICSD Technical Director together with the representatives of the participated federations before beginning the draw.
9.4.4 Changing of the Draw
If the draw corresponds to these regulations and the ICSD Regulations, it may not be repeated, but can be changed only by withdrawal of the seeded players but not at withdrawal of non-seeded players.
If the draw has finished and a player has then withdrawn the competition the draw will not be changed! In this case at the beginning of the competition the match with the direct opponent will be set as lost match with 0:6, 0:6 for the first match, in which he was drawn in. The opponent of this withdrawn player comes into the next round automatically.
9.4.5 Conduction of the Draw
The draw will generally be conducted automatically using an official tennis tournament draw software program.
The draw must be conducted so that athletes from the same country cannot play against each other until the quarterfinal round.
Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Tuesday, 10-May-22 16:33:06 GMT.