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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-
(e) No emergency may play in a Semi-
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-
(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. Prior to using any pool emergencies a request for eligible players must be made to the Emergency Pool Secretary each time a player is to be used. Any bookings made must be confirmed with the Emergency Pool Secretary, as soon as possible prior to play. Failure to do so will incur a loss of games.
(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. Refer to 9.2 (b) for correct procedure.
(d) Players who nominate to be in the Wednesday and/or Thursday Emergency Pool must not play as an ‘Emergency’ for any Wednesday and/or Thursday team independently of the Emergency Pool. This will result in loss of games.
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.