FAST4 FORMAT - RULES & REGULATIONS
FAST4 Tennis is a shortened format of tennis. FAST4 Tennis was globally launched in Sydney with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt. It has since been be showcased by a host of other champions including Rafael Nadal, Fernando Verdasco, Gael Mon ls, Nick Kyrgios and many more!
Although ‘official’ FAST4 rules require players to play lets, Lopez Open requires server to repeat service attempt.
At 3 points all (40-40), it’s “next point wins” the game. The receiver chooses which side the point is played, (male to male, female to female in mixed doubles).
4 GAME SET:
First to 4 games wins the set. FAST4 Tiebreaker at 3 all.
TIEBREAKER AT 3 GAMES ALL:
First to 5 points, sudden death at 4 all.
Each person serves 2 points starting with the next person in the service order (starting from the deuce side)
Change ends after the first 2 points, then every 4 points. (In doubles, everyone should be serving on the end that they had been serving during the set)
If Tiebreaker reaches 4-4 it’s “next point wins” the set.
Players come to the net and spin a racket with winner(s) of the spin deciding which team serves.
Receiver chooses which side (deuce or ad) the point is played (yes, even in mixed)
Do not change ends.
MATCH FORMATS :
One of the following FAST4 match formats may be used, as determined by the tournament director:
One FAST4 set.
Best of two FAST4 sets. If sets are split, a FAST4 tiebreaker is played to determine the outcome of the match.
Best of three FAST4 sets.
No sitting during the change of ends between games.
Set break, players are permitted to sit down at the end of a set for a maximum of ninety (90) seconds.