TT Code of Conduct
1.1 TT is a game where the best standards of sportsmanship are expected.
1.2 This code of conduct is intended to raise awareness of acceptable behaviour in TT threads.
1.3 By entering into any tournament a player agrees to accept this code, whether or not he has actually read it.
1.4 The code will apply to all TT tournaments, including exhibitions and friendlies.
1.5 This code will take effect when the first tournament thread of the 2016 season is opened. It will then be subject to possible amendments.
1.6. The TT Board shall be responsible for the interpretation of this code, and for taking any action necessary under it, and their decision shall be final.
1.7 Where required by the context “he” shall be read as “he/she” and “player” shall be read as “player or players”
2. The Manager
2.1 The manager will be aware of the Time Zone for his tournament, and its relationship to CET/CEST
2.2 The manager will attempt to volunteer for tournaments which best fit in with his personal commitments.
2.3 Except in an emergency a manager will not manage more than one tournament in any week.
2.4 If opened in “skeleton” form the thread will be updated at least 2 days before the first deadline. In the meantime the manager will respond promptly to any queries by players/potential players.
2.5 The entry lists will be updated at least one day before the first deadline and at regular intervals thereafter.
2.6 The manager will publish the OOPs as soon as possible, and will attempt to give a window of at least 12 hours for the players to send picks.
2.7 The manager may delegate responsibility for posting the OOP to another person in order to achieve the 12 hour window.
2.8 The manager will usually aim to post differences within 1 hour of start of play (always after the deadline).
2.9 The manager will post results (updates for a 2 day round) as soon as possible.
2.10 In case of unfinished matches the manager will give full instructions regarding the sending of picks.
2.11 Where 2 rounds are played in one day, the manager will try to post differences for the second round when the results of the first are known, but he is not obliged to do so. If differences are not posted he will respond to players’ reasonable requests for information.
2.12 The manager will be familiar with the TT rules, particularly those governing tie-breaks, and will ask for advice if in doubt.
2.13 The manager will keep the first page of the thread updated, especially the draws and the OOP
2.14 If using the -Evita- Spreadsheet the manager will be responsible for its correct operation, and will be prepared to double-check any result on request.
2.15.The manager will treat all players impartially.
2.16 The manager will be courteous and considerate at all times, even when provoked.
2.17 The manager will be especially tolerant and helpful towards players new to Tennis Tipping.
3. The Players
3.1 The players should remember the one tournament per week rule, and their commitment should be clear, particularly in doubles.
3.2 Players are responsible for checking the entry lists and making sure their name is included in the draw.
3.3 Players will remember that the manager has a private life, and be prepared to be flexible when necessary.
3.4 Players may request OOPs, differences or results before the deadlines mentioned in this code, but must do so politely.
3.5 Players are free to criticize the manager, but must be specific and not make generalizations.
3.6 Players must not accuse the manager of laziness, incompetence or bias without clear and precise evidence.
3.7 Players must not personally abuse the manager, their opponents or any fellow player.
3.8 If a player breaches the code, the manager may, at his sole discretion, give the player a chance to retract before taking any action.
3.9 A separate thread in TT has been opened for disciplinary matters.
3.10 The TT board has the option to discipline players, who regularly break the rules of the Code of Conduct.
Players who are in at risk of discipline will receive an official warning before, method of discipline will be individual for each case and will be discussed by the board.
Last edited by Michael!; Nov 19th, 2015 at 10:13 PM.