League Rules



Lowestoft and District Table Tennis League Rules

Revision Aug 2017

1. NAME

2. OBJECTIVES

3. AFFILIATIONS

4. MEMBERSHIP

5. MANAGEMENT

6. ACCOUNTS

7. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

8. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING (EGM)

9. FEES

10. REGISTRATIONS

11. DIVISIONS

12. LEAGUE MATCHES

13. RESULTS

14. PROTESTS AND DISPUTES

15. INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS/TOURNAMENTS AND OTHER COMPETITIONS

16. TROPHIES

17. FINES/PENALTIES

18. LAWS OF TABLE TENNIS

1.  NAME

Lowestoft and District Table Tennis League.

2.  OBJECTIVES

2.1 To foster and promote organised table tennis.

2.2 To endeavour to obtain better facilities for the sport.

2.3 To conduct the game of table tennis in accordance with current English Table Tennis

Association (ETTA) rules.

3.  AFFILIATIONS

3.1 The League shall affiliate to the English Table Tennis Association

3.2 The league may only be dissolved after an AGM or EGM, which has been called in

conjunction with these rules. In the event of such dissolution, all property of the League shall

be sold and the proceeds including all monies held by the League shall be divided evenly

between all clubs registered at the start of the final playing season.

4.  MEMBERSHIP

The League shall be confined to clubs situated within a 15 mile radius of Lowestoft Bridge,

or any other venue approved by the Executive Committee.

5.  MANAGEMENT

5.1 Executive Committee

5.1.1 The League shall be managed by an Executive Committee consisting of the Chairman, Vice-
Chairman, General Secretary, Treasurer, Match Records Secretary/Press Officer,

Championships Secretary, Waveney Centre Secretary, Waveney Centre Maintenance

Officer, Coaching Officer, plus a maximum of 5 other members, some of whom may be

appointed to other specific roles

5.1.2 All Officers and Executive Committee members shall retire annually and be eligible for re-
election.

5.1.3 The Executive Committee shall meet monthly throughout the season and as necessary at

other times.

5.1.4 The Executive Committee has the power to co-opt and fill any vacancy that may occur.

5.1.5 All Officers shall be ex-officio members of all sub-committees.

5.1.6 The quorum for Executive Committee meetings shall be 5 members.

5.1.7 The following Committee members will be honorary members of the Waveney Centre:

Chairman, General Secretary, Treasurer, Match Records Secretary, Coaching Officer,

Waveney Centre Secretary and Maintenance Officer.

5.2 Duties of the Executive Committee.

5.2.1 Consider all applications for membership.

5.2.2 Arrange an appropriate annual programme of team and individual tournaments and events.

5.2.3 Deal with all protests, disputes and reports submitted by either clubs or individual players.

5.2.4 Deal with all cases of misconduct either by clubs or individual players.

5.2.5 Call an Extraordinary General Meeting of the League whenever necessary.

5.2.6 Deal with any other matters that may arise.

5.3 Duties of the General Secretary

5.3.1 Convene and attend all meetings.

5.3.2 Deal with all correspondence.

5.3.3 Act when appropriate under the direction of the Executive Committee.

5.3.4 On retiring from office, hand over to the Chairman, all documentation, etc., belonging to the

League.

5.4 Duties of the Treasurer

5.4.1 Bank all monies belonging to the League in an account in the name of the Lowestoft and

District Table Tennis League.

5.4.2 Be responsible for all monies received and for the payment of all accounts.

5.4.3 Keep proper books of account.

5.4.4 Compile Statement of Account for audit.

5.4.5 Act when appropriate under the direction of the Executive Committee.

5.4.6 On retiring from office hand over to the Chairman all books and monies, etc., belonging to

the League.

6.  ACCOUNTS

6.1 The financial year shall run from 1st May to 30th April each year.

6.2 The audited Statement of Accounts for the year ending 30th April shall be presented for

adoption at the Annual General Meeting.

6.3 Cheques drawn on the League's account shall be signed by any 2 of the following:

Chairman, General Secretary and Treasurer.

7.  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

7.1 The AGM shall take place not later than 31 May annually.

7.2 Attendance

7.2.1 All teams must be represented at the AGM.

7.2.2 Teams not represented at the AGM will be fined in accordance with Rule 17.1.1.

7.2.3 At least one-third of the total number of teams shall form a quorum.

7.2.4 The AGM shall be open to all registered players who shall be entitled to 1 vote each.

7.2.5 At least 14 days notice of the AGM shall be given to each affiliated team, accompanied by a

copy of the Agenda.

7.3 Agenda - The business transacted shall include:

7.3.1 Presentation of Reports and Statement of Account.

7.3.2 Election of Officers, Executive Committee and Honorary Auditor(s).

7.3.3 Proposed alterations to Rules.

7.3.4 Any proposed alterations to the Rules must be submitted in writing to the General Secretary

not later than 1st April in any year.

8.  EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING (EGM)

8.1 The General Secretary shall convene an EGM on receiving a requisition signed by the

secretaries of at least seven of the teams in membership or by request of the Executive

Committee. Fourteen days notice must be given to all affiliated clubs when an EGM is

called.

8.2 At least one half of the total number of teams shall form a quorum.

9.  FEES

9.1 Fees shall be recommended annually by the Executive Committee for approval at the AGM.

9.2 No team shall be allowed to play a match until all fees have been paid. All payments to the

League shall be made through the Team Secretary and not from individual players

10.  REGISTRATIONS

10.1 Team Registration

10.1.1 The closing date for team registrations shall be approved annually by the Annual General

Meeting and printed on the registration form.

10.1.2 Late applications will not be accepted.

10.2 Player Registration

10.2.1 Individual registration fees shall be decided annually by the Annual General Meeting and

printed on the registration form.

10.2.2 The Executive Committee shall have the right to cancel or refuse any registration considered

detrimental to the interest of the League.

10.2.3 No player shall be registered for more than one team in the League.

10.2.4 No player shall play a match until 12 hours has elapsed after registration.

10.2.5 New registrations during the season should be sent to the Match Records Secretary

enclosing the current registration fee and stating players name, team, address of player,

previous experience, availability for representative matches and, if a junior, date of birth.

10.2.6 No player may be registered after 1 March without the approval of the Executive Committee.

10.2.7 Should a team play an unregistered or ineligible player, that player's sets will be awarded to

the opponents and the team shall be penalised in accordance with Rule 17.2.1.

10.2.8 All teams must register at least 3 and not more than 5 players in Division 1 and 6 players in

division 2 at the start of each season. After a season has commenced, teams may register

additional players in emergency situations only at the discretion of the Executive Committee

at its next scheduled meeting only except that a team with less than maximum players can

increase to up to maximum players with the approval of the Match Records Secretary.

10.2.9 Registration of any player in a particular division shall be at the discretion of the Executive

Committee or the Match Records Secretary acting on the Committee’s behalf. (Rule 10.2.8)

10.2.10 Each registered player will be allocated an individual handicap by the Handicap Sub-
Committee for use in certain events and these will be reviewed by the Committee

periodically during the season. However, these handicaps are subject to alteration at any

time during the season should this be deemed necessary by the Handicapping Committee.

Alterations will be notified to Club Secretaries who must advise their team members of any

changes as soon as they occur. Teams will not be allowed to field in any match, other than

those in which individual handicaps apply, more than two players with an initially allocated

handicap exceeding -14 at the start of any season or at the time of registration. This rule

will not apply to players who receive an amended handicap of -15 or greater during the

current playing season or where they have played continuously for the same team for at

least one previous season whilst their handicap has progressed beyond –15.

10.3 Transfer of a Player

10.3.1 Transfer of a player must have the consent of both the player's team and the Executive

Committee.

10.3.2 No transfer will be accepted between 1 March and the end of the playing season.

10.3.3 A player may only be transferred once during any playing season.

10.4 Representative Matches

10.4.1 Any player representing Lowestoft must be registered to play in the Lowestoft League.

10.5 Misconduct

10.5.1 Should a player use offensive language or indulge in any form of misconduct, it is the duty of

the Umpire(s) to stop play and warn the offending player asking that it should cease. Should

the offence continue, the umpire may stop play and speak with/warn the relevant Captain.

Should the offence still continue the umpire may award the game to the offending player’s

opponent. All other unplayed games by the offender would also be forfeited. It is the

responsibility of the opposing team to report the offence to the Executive Committee. The

report must be received, in writing, within 7 days. The offending member/s will, in all cases,

receive a copy and have the right to reply to any complaint made against them and this will

also be considered by the Committee. The Committee will have the authority to consider

disciplinary action and is empowered to impose a fine or to disqualify or suspend the

offending player from any event or competition organised by the Lowestoft and District Table

Tennis league. Should a complaint be upheld then the member/s will have the right to appeal

the Committee decision, in writing or in person, within 7 days of being notified of that

decision.

11.  DIVISIONS

11.1 The League shall consist of as many divisions as is deemed necessary by the Executive

Committee.

11.2 Promotion and Relegation

At the discretion of the Executive Committee:

11.2.1 Where possible, all winners and runners-up will be promoted to the division above and the

two lowest placed teams shall be relegated to the division below.

11.2.2 As many teams as necessary will be promoted or relegated to fill vacancies that have

occurred in any division.

11.3 Restrictions on Substitute Players

11.3.1 A player may play 8 times only in a higher division or divisions. On the ninth occasion the

player becomes ineligible to play in the lower division. The player must then be transferred

to a team in a higher division. If a player plays in more than one higher division, he or she

may opt to be transferred to the lower of these. Players registered in the Junior Divisions or

who are regular attendees at the League's Coaching School may play as a substitute player

on any number of occasions without penalty.

11.3.2 No player shall be allowed to play in a division below the one for which he is registered

unless granted a transfer.

11.3.3 In Cup competitions players may only play for the team for which they are currently

registered. This will not apply to the League’s Coaching School Junior players who are not

registered to any specific team. Such Junior players will be considered cup tied for that

particular competition and may not represent any other club in that event during the season.

(Please also see Rule 10.3.4 concerning players transferred during the season). This Rule

applies to the League Cup, Blue Riband Cup, Team Knockout Cup and President’s Cup”.

11.4 Withdrawal of Teams

11.5.1 Should a team resign at any time following its registration, matches played by that team shall

be ignored.

12.  LEAGUE MATCHES

12.1 Match Nights

12.1.1 Matches must be played on the dates specified in the fixture list except as provided for in

Rule 12.5.

12.2 System of Playing

12.2.1 All teams shall play at least 1 home and 1 away match with each of the other teams in their

division.

12.2.2 Three players shall constitute a team and an optional fourth player may compete in doubles

only. This must be indicated by the team using the fourth player before the commencement

of the match in question.

12.2.3 Ten sets to be played - 9 singles and 1 doubles.

12.2.4 The home team shall nominate their team on the scorecard first.

12.2.5 The order of play shall be as printed on the scorecard.

12.2.6 Any variation to the order of play must be by mutual consent of both teams.

12.3 Umpiring

12.3.1 Teams shall appoint an umpire before the start of each set.

12.3.2 Teams shall alternate umpiring duties in all matches with the home team usually umpiring

the first set

12.4 Time of Matches

12.4.1 All matches must start by 7-30pm. Games involving Juniors should start earlier if possible.

12.5 Postponement of a Match

12.5.1 Postponement must be agreed by both teams, otherwise the match must be played as

scheduled.

12.5.2 If a postponement is agreed the requesting team will be automatically penalised 5 league

points in accordance with rule 17.2.4 unless the postponed match is played within 14 days of

the original scheduled date. The team agreeing to a requested postponement will not be

penalised. In extreme weather conditions this rule may be waived following a request made

in advance to the General or Match Records Secretary who will continue to review the

situation on a day-to-day basis. In such circumstances, in order to avoid the normal twopoint

penalty, the match must be rearranged and played by the end of the following calendar

month. The provisions of rule 12.5.3 must by adhered to in rearranging the fixture.

12.5.3 Home team to be responsible for re-arranging match. Within 2 weeks of the original

scheduled date, the home team must offer 3 dates to the away team and a date for the

rescheduled match MUST be agreed. Postponed matches originally scheduled before 31st

December must played by this date. Postponed matches originally scheduled after 31st

December must be played within the specified League season.

12.5.4 Non-acceptance of one of these dates by the away team will result in the match being

awarded to the home team and the away team fined in accordance with Rule 17.1.2.

12.5.5 Match Records Secretary must be notified of any postponement, by the team requesting

postponement, as soon possible and at the latest within 3 days of the original date of fixture.

12.5.6 Match Records Secretary MUST be advised of a re-arranged fixture within 2 weeks of the

original scheduled date.

12.5.7 Failure to inform the Match Records Secretary of either the postponement and/or re-
scheduled fixture as required in 12 5 4 and 12 5 5, will result in the responsible team being

penalised in accordance with Rule 17 2 2.

12.6 Failure to Play a League Match

12.6.1 Should a team not play a League match the opponents will be awarded the match 10-0.

12.6.2 Any team responsible for the non-completion of a League fixture will be penalised in

accordance with Rule 17.1.3 and may be refused entry to the League in the following

season.

12.7 Playing Order and Attendance.

12.7.1 Any change in the playing order of a match shall be with the consent of both teams.

12.7.4 A match where less than 5 players are present will be declared void unless one team has 3

players present, in which case the match will be awarded 10-0 to that team.

12.7.5 The Home team can elect to play the double match earlier than the scheduled 10th match,

but only after at least 3 matches have been played, eg. all players have played at least 1

singles match.

12.8 Change of Clubroom or Home Night.

12.8.1 A team wishing to change its venue or home night after the start of the season must have

the permission of the Executive Committee. It is the responsibility of the team to notify all

opposing teams of the permitted changes.

12 9 Playing Conditions

12.9.1 Space, lighting and equipment must be of a standard acceptable to the Executive

Committee.

13.  RESULTS

13.1 The home team must forward score cards to reach the Match Records Secretary within 3

days of a match taking place. Failure to comply will result in penalty in accordance with Rule

17.2.3.

13.1.1 Score cards must be fully completed and signed by both team captains.

13.2 Fictitious Results

13.2.1 Deliberate falsification of a scorecard may render the team(s) concerned liable to

suspension and fined in accordance with Rule-17.1.4.

13.3 Award of Points

13.3.1 A point will be awarded for each game successfully contested, to a maximum of 10 points

14.  PROTESTS AND DISPUTES

14.1 Protests and disputes should be submitted in writing to the General Secretary for

consideration at the next Executive Committee meeting.

14.1.1 No protests or disputes relating to a match will be considered unless received by the

General Secretary within 7 days of the match concerned.

15.  INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS/TOURNAMENTS AND OTHER COMPETITIONS

15.1 The Executive Committee shall organise annually a selection of competitions and

tournaments as they see fit and which will include the Annual Championships.

15.1.1 The Championships Secretary appointed by the Executive Committee will be responsible for

the general running of the Annual Championships. A Tournament Referee may be appointed

who will also be the arbiter in all disputes in the absence of the Championships Secretary.

15.1.2 To be eligible to enter the Individual Championships or any other Individual event, a player

must be registered with a team in the Lowestoft Table Tennis League for at least 4 weeks at

the time of entry.

15.1.3 Annual Championships – Rules

CR1 Entry is limited to:-

(a) All players registered with the Lowestoft and District Table Tennis League who before

the closing date, qualify under Rule 15.1.2.

(b) Members of the League’s Coaching Scheme

CR2 Rule Deleted

CR3 Entries received after the designated closing date will not be accepted.

CR4 Competitions will normally be run using a simple knockout system except Men’s and

Women’s Singles or in any competition with less than 8 entrants. In these cases Group play

followed by further stages at the discretion of the Championships Secretary shall take place.

(See Rule CR7).

CR5 Players not reporting to control by the specified time may be subject to disqualification.

CR6 Entry Qualifications

Men’s Singles & Doubles Any male player.

Women’s Singles & Doubles Any female player.

Mixed Doubles Any male player partnered by any female

player).

Primary Singles & Primary Doubles Any player except those with a handicap

greater than -6. (i.e. –7 to –20).

Division 2 Singles & Doubles Any Division 2 player(s).

Veterans 60+ Any player 60 years and over on or before

the preceding 1st January.

Veterans 50+ Any player 50 years and over on or before

the preceding 1st January.

Veterans 40+ Any player 40 years and over on or before

the preceding 1st January.

Youth Singles Any player under 21 years as of the

preceding 1st January.

Boys Singles Any male player under 17 years as of the

preceding 1st January.

Girls Singles Any female player under 17 years as of

the preceding 1st January.

Cadet Singles Any player under 14 years as of the

preceding 1st January.

CR7 Where there are less than 8 entrants, the Championships Secretary may change the format

and limit the prizes.

CR8 Events will be seeded, the number of seeds being at the discretion of the Championships

Secretary.

CR9 Entries for any event will be accepted on the understanding that players are available for any

final matches that will be played on a designated day towards the end of the Championships.

Any player entered but not available for a final without good reason may be subject to

disciplinary action .

CR10 In all cases the decision of the Championships Secretary or the Tournament Referee shall

be final.

15.1.4 League Cup Rules

LC1 The Executive Committee shall be empowered to run a League Cup Competition for all

teams and their registered players as the first event of each season.

LC2 Teams will be drawn into Groups which will be seeded as evenly as is practicable from each

Division of the League.

LC3 Matches in each Group will be played as per the normal League format without doubles

using 21up scoring system, the Individual Handicaps and Scaling Chart detailed in the

handbook and as amended from time to time. The handicap system will be used throughout

the entire competition. The first player to reach twenty one will win each individual game.

(i.e. No deuce will be played with a service change at 20 all). Points will be awarded one for

each set won as in League play and teams in each group will play each other on a home and

away basis.

LC4 League Cup matches must be played within the weeks scheduled for this event

LC5 The winners of each Group, and an appropriate number of second placed teams determined

by Group results averaged if necessary with a pre-determined and published formula, will

take part in a knockout competition. A seeded draw will be used for the first knockout stage

to avoid Group winners playing each other.

LC6 The dates for the completion of each stage will be designated before the start of the season

and detailed within the handbook.

LC7 The Final will be played at the Waveney Leisure Centre and will be publicly staged. The

Executive Committee will publish in the Handbook at the beginning of each season the date

of the Final. Teams progressing to the Final shall inform the Match Records Secretary at

least 4 days before the specified date the names of their players playing in that Final. These

declared names may only be changed in the event of illness or other emergency. Should

one of the finalists’ be unable to field a full team using their own players or replacement

options available to them, they will be eliminated from the competition and their place in the

final offered to the team they defeated at the semi-final stage.

15.1.5 Team Handicap Knockout Cup Rules.

KC1 All teams registered in the League will be entered into a Team Handicap Knockout Cup

competition.

KC2 Matches will feature teams of three players who must be registered as league players for

that team.

KC3 Each match shall comprise of 18 games being played over two games per set.

KC4 The result of the match shall be decided by the number of points scored by each team in 18

games plus any handicap awarded by a Handicapping Committee established by the

Executive Committee.

KC5 All games stop at 21 with a service change at 20 all.

KC6 In the event of a drawn match one player from either side will be nominated to play a sudden

death final match of two games with the same handicap to decide the winner. (i.e. total team

handicap divided by 18 with fractions rounded up). Home teams shall nominate their player

first. If after the two games the scores including handicaps are level a single deciding game

up to 21 will be played with identical handicap and no deuce.

KC7 Home teams shall communicate with their opponents within three days of receipt of the

notification of the draw, and offer a choice of three dates and venue, with the exception of

any rounds for which specific weeks have been scheduled in the fixture list. In such cases

the home team will confirm to their opponents that the match will take place on their normal

home night unless mutually agreed otherwise. Both teams will be notified of the handicap

awarded.

KC8 For subsequent rounds the home team must offer the away team 3 dates. The match must

be played within the time specified by the Knockout Tournament Organiser. Failure to

comply will result in the offending team being withdrawn from the competition.

KC9 The Final will be played at the Waveney Leisure Centre and will be publicly staged. The

Executive Committee will publish in the Handbook at the beginning of each season the date

of the Final. Teams progressing to the Final shall inform the Match Records Secretary at

least 4 days before the specified date the names of their players playing in that Final. These

declared names may only be changed in the event of illness or other emergency. Should

one of the finalists’ be unable to field a full team using their own players or replacement

options available to them, they will be eliminated from the competition and their place in the

final offered to the team they defeated at the semi-final stage.

KC10 Scorecards must be returned to the designated Tournament Organiser by the winning team

within 48 hours of the match being played.

KC11 All appeals, protests, etc shall be decided at the Executive Committee's discretion and their

decision shall be final. The Handicapping Committee shall have the power to amend a

handicap allocated for any match where the inclusion of any newly registered player(s) had

not been a consideration in reaching its decision.

KC12 Unless stated in 1-13 above, normal League rules will apply.

15.1.6 Presidents Cup Rules

PC1 All teams will be entered into the Presidents Cup using their registered players which will be

played as a Knockout Competition using Individual Players Handicaps and Scaling Charts.

PC2 Matches will be played as per the normal League format without doubles using 21 up scoring

system, the Individual Handicaps and Scaling Chart detailed in the handbook and as

amended from time to time. The handicap system will be used throughout the entire

competition. The first player to reach twenty one will win each individual game. (i.e. No

deuce will be played with a service change at 20 all). Each set will be played as a best out

of three, as in League play. One point will be awarded for each game won in that set, so that

if a set that went to three games the winner would score two points and the loser one point,

and a straight two game win would score two points for the winner only.

PC3 In the event of a tie on points at the end of all 9 sets, a single one-end game playoff will

decide who wins the match. A coin toss will decide who nominates their representative

player first, with the winner of the coin toss electing to nominate second if they wish. The

winner of this single game will be awarded one additional point and therefore the match.

PC4 Procedure for arranging matches will be as for the Team Knockout Cup, i.e. on home

team’s normal match night in designated weeks or otherwise on one of three dates offered.

PC5 The Final will be played at the Waveney Leisure Centre and will be publicly staged. The

Executive Committee will publish in the Handbook at the beginning of each season the date

of the Final. Teams progressing to the Final shall inform the Match Records Secretary at

least 4 days before the specified date the names of their players playing in that Final. These

declared names may only be changed in the event of illness or other emergency. Should

one of the finalists’ be unable to field a full team using their own players or replacement

options available to them, they will be eliminated from the competition and their place in the

final offered to the team they defeated at the semi-final stage.

15.1.7 Rules for Spring Pairs

SP1 All teams in the League are required to take part in the Spring Pairs Competition during the

specified week. Individual handicaps and Scaling Charts will be used throughout this

competition. Any team responsible for not attending a Spring Pairs fixture will be penalised in

accordance with Rule 17.1.3

SP2 Teams will consist of two players and the competition will be arranged so that each player in

a Group will play every other player once, one game up to 21, no deuce, service change at

20 all. The winners of each single game will be awarded one point, the winners of each

group will be required to play in a final on another evening in the same week. The final will

be played on the same basis.

SP3 In the event of a tie on points at any Group stage or in the Final, a single game play off will

decide who wins a group or the final, with a coin toss to decide who nominates their

representative player first. If three or more teams tie in this way the play off game will be

replaced by a count back on individual points scored including handicaps. If two teams were

still equal after a count back result to be decided by a play off as above at this point. If three

or more teams were still equal after a count back nominated players will take place in a

shoot out knockout competition over five points (first player to reach three points wins) with

one player drawn into a final if necessary. Each shoot out to take place with alternative

services after a toss for first service.

SP4 Deleted

SP5 Further specific playing arrangements will be issued before the start of the competition each

season.

Rule 15.1.8 Rules for Blue Riband Cup

BRC1 All teams will be entered in the Blue Riband Cup using their registered players except as in

Rule 11.3.3.

BRC2 The competition will be played on a knockout basis with rules identical to those used for

League play except that the 21 up scoring system is used and there will be no doubles tie.

BRC3 Procedure for arranging matches will be as for the Team Knockout Cup ie on home team’s

normal night during designated weeks or otherwise on one of three dates offered.

BRC4 The Final will be played at the Waveney Leisure Centre and will be publicly staged. The

Executive Committee will publish in the Handbook at the beginning of each season the date

of the Final. Teams progressing to the Final shall inform the Match Records Secretary at

least 4 days before the specified date the names of their players playing in that Final. These

declared names may only be changed in the event of illness or other emergency. Should one

of the finalists’ be unable to field a full team using their own players or replacement options

available to them, they will be eliminated from the competition and their place in the final

offered to the team they defeated at the semi-final stage.

16.  TROPHIES

16.1 All League trophies remain the property of the League.

16.2 Teams and individuals holding League trophies will be responsible for their safe custody and

condition until returned.

16.3 Trophies must be returned to the Trophy Secretary within 7 days of being requested.

16.3.1 In the event of a trophy not being returned on time, the team or individuals concerned will be

fined in accordance with Rule 17.1.5.

16.4 Permanent Trophies

16.5.1 Permanent individual trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners-up in each division

for all team players who have played 50% of their available league matches.

16.5.2 A permanent individual trophy shall be presented to the player with the highest percentage

of wins in each division provided that the player has played in at least 60% of available

matches

17.  FINES/PENALTIES

17.1 Fines relating to the following Rules are:

17.1.1 Rule 7.2.2 ........................ £ 2. 50

17.1.2 Rule 12.5.3....................... £ 2. 00

17.1.3 Rules 12.6.2 and SP1.............£ 5. 00

17.1.4 Rule 13.2.1 ....................... £ 2. 00

17.1.5 Rule 16.3.1 ....................... £ 2. 00

17.2 Penalties relating to the following Rules are:

17.2.1 Rule 10.2.6 10 League points deducted

17.2.2 Rule 12.5.6 2 League points deducted

17.2.3 Rule 13.1 10 League points deducted

17.2.4 Rule 12.5.2 2 League points deducted

17.3 Payment of Fines

17.3.1 Fines must be paid within 7 days of notification.

17.3.2 Non-payment of fines renders the team liable to suspension or other penalties as may be

decided by the Executive Committee.

18.  LAWS OF TABLE TENNIS

18.1 All matches shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Table Tennis as at 31st March

2003.

18.2 Specific Laws

18.2.1 Licensed Balls: Only balls approved by the ETTA may be used for League, Knockout and

Championship Matches. (A list of approved balls is printed in the handbook).

18.2.2 The Service: The ETTA Law relating to the service must be strictly adhered to.

18.3 The Expedite System shall come into operation if a game is unfinished after 10 minutes'

play, unless both players or pairs have scored at least 9 points, or at any earlier time at the

request of both players or pairs. If the ball is in play when the time limit is reached, play shall

be interrupted by the umpire and shall resume with service by the player who served in the

rally that was interrupted. If the ball is not in play when the time limit is reached, play shall

resume with service by the player who received in the immediately preceding rally of the

game. Thereafter each player hall serve for 1 point in turn until the end of the game and if

the receiving player or pair makes 13 good returns the server shall lose a point. Once

introduced, the expedite system shall remain in operation for the remainder of the match.

18.4 Two Colour Bat: The surface of the covering material on a side of the blade, or of a side of

the blade if it is left uncovered, shall be matt, bright red on one side and black on the other.


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