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Men’s and Women’s Qualifying
Juniors Main Draw
Wheelchair Singles, Doubles and Quad

The Rule:

1. Coaching is only allowed during the match provided the coach is seated in the coaching
area at the court.
2. The coach can communicate with the player verbally when the player is at the same end of
the court, as long as this does not interrupt play or create a hindrance to the opponent.
3. The coach can communicate with the player visually when the player is at the opposite end
(i.e. hand signals).
4. Players may speak to their coaches on changeovers, set breaks and when the opposing
player takes a medical time-out or a toilet break/change of attire break.
5. Coaches may not speak to their players when their player leaves the court for any reason.
6. Violations will be penalized in accordance with the Grand Slam Code of Conduct “Coaching”.

Additional Information:

1. Four seats near each baseline on the east side of each match court (opposite the Chair Umpire).
The seats will be clearly marked “Coach/Player Guest”.
2. The coach and three guests will be permitted to sit in these seats on the same end of the court
that the player sits on the change of ends and anybody sitting in this designated area is allowed
to communicate with the player.
3. Chair Umpires should not get involved in issues with the seats and refer to security or
Tournament Control.
4. Coaches may not provide notes, papers or anything similar to the player.
5. Players are permitted to approach the coach during the change of end/set breaks and talk to
their coach from the court.
6. Coaching from outside the designated area, disturbing or interfering with the match,
intimidating the opponent or Chair Umpire or any similar situations should result in a Code
Violation for Coaching.
 

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Pure crap.
Next thing: allow the coach to grab the racket from the player and play. Or better, bring his own racket and make it a 2 vs 1. :)
 

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I don't like this.
 

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Why do women even need OCC? They should be able to figure it out themselves. After all, they supposedly talk out various situations pre-match. Also, top players should be smart enough to know what to do if something is not working. Weak stuff. Men don't use it.
 

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It is only in use for qualifying.
let it stay there, along with the stupid net-play.
The players will get used to it; then they get to the Main Draw and it's a different rule. Pretty sad.
Congrat to Serena and Andreescu who never use OCC.
 

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This rules applies to both men and women.



It is only in use for qualifying.
I am not talking specifically about this tournament but in general. Why it is still been discussed over and over again? If you can't figure it out, deal with it. This has only been an issue for fragile women who need pep talks more than actual tactics.
 
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