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9.1 EMERGENCY PLAYERS

(a) An emergency is any player not listed on the team sheet and must be registered on the day of her first match by recording her first name and family name on the back of the score card. Failure to comply with this rule will result in loss of games. It is the responsibility of the Home Team captain to ensure that the correct information is entered when submitting the online Mail Form. Failure to do so will incur a ten dollar ($10.00) fine.

(b) All previous playing experience must be given when registering players or emergencies. The Committee reserves the right to refuse registration and to disallow points for lack of information given when registering player or emergency.

(c) An emergency player shall not strengthen the team in which she plays in any section except SECTION 1. The standard of all emergencies must be acceptable to the Executive Committee. Should any emergency be proven unacceptable said emergency would be deemed ineligible and lose all her sets to love.

(d) Two complete match results for an emergency in any one team then membership and eligibility for finals to be automatic unless notified by the F.T.G. & D.L.W.T.A. that the emergency’s scores indicate otherwise. Or, in the case of a wash-out or a heat-out being declared after the emergency has taken the court, the incomplete result to be counted as one of the two complete results required. Where clubs have two teams graded in one section, emergencies may interchange until they have played two complete matches in either team.

(e) No emergency may play in a Semi-Final or Final match in a lower grade than she has played in Home and Away matches.

9.2 EMERGENCY POOL PLAYERS

(a) All Emergency Pool players must be financial members of a club affiliated with FTG & DLWTA and be registered with the Emergency Pool Secretary before the commencement of each season, unless otherwise sanctioned by the Committee. Emergency Pool Players will be given a Wednesday and /or Thursday personal grade. The executive committee shall have the right to re-grade pool emergencies during the season. Name of the Emergency Pool player must be entered on the back of the scorecard and in the message/extra registration section of the online mail form with an (EP) entered after their name each time they play. Failure to comply with this rule will result in loss of games. It is the responsibility of the Home Team Captain to ensure the correct information is entered when submitting the online Mail Form. Failure to do so will incur a ten dollar ($10.00) fine.

(b) Emergency Pool players may play as many times as necessary in their personal grade or above for any team or club in the competition. A request must be made to the Emergency Pool Secretary each time, prior to using any pool emergencies.

(c) In order to be eligible to play in finals matches, Emergency Pool players must have played 2 matches (with any team or club) during the current season. A request must be made to the Emergency Pool Secretary prior to using any pool emergencies in finals.

10. SUBSTITUTE PLAYER

(a) In the event of a player becoming incapacitated whilst playing, the set is to be forfeited to the opposing team, but the games already scored by the defaulting player count and a substitute may then be played for the remaining sets. Name of substitute must be entered on the scorecard and the online Mail Form.

(b) Any substitute player taking part in a match MUST IN NO WAY contravene any section of Rule 8. If a substitute is not available immediately after such accident or illness, the sets shall be continued in the order of Rule 2b, leaving out those for which the substitute is awaited.

(c) If a substitute is not available within 45 minutes of the incapacitation, the Club will be considered not to have scored any further games in the match which the player had to discontinue and to have lost any remaining sets to love.

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