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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! 

 

PLAY LETS: 

Although ‘official’ FAST4 rules require players to play lets, Lopez Open requires server to repeat service attempt.

NO-AD SCORING: 

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: 

FAST4 Tiebreaker: 

  • 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. 

 

BREAKS:

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.