The Team Round Robin competition format has been presented by Mike Barrell, Evole9, Great Britain.
What is a Team Round Robin competition?
This format allows players to play singles but as part of a team. There are two or more round robin boxes and one player from each team in each box. The amount of points each player wins against opponents in their box goes towards their team total.
|TIME||PLAYERS / COURTS||SINGLES / DOUBLES
|3 hours (Can run over one
|6-10 players per court
|AGES||TEAM / INDIVIDUAL||OBJECTIVE
Structure of a Team Round Robin competition
The following are some key tips for organisers:
COURTS AND PLAYERS
You need 1 court for every 4 players. Split players into teams and place 1 player from each team in each round robin box (eg if 5 teams of 4 players then have 4 boxes of 5 players, or if 4 teams of 5 players, have 4 boxes of 5 players). You can seed players in each team and put all the number 1 players in box 1, number 2 in box 2 etc.
Choose a scoring format. Tiebreaks work best for shorter events and younger players but short sets or sets can be used for longer events.
Print off the round-robin boxes and put 1 player from each team in each box. Record the match scores and winning player or total games won for each player.
ORDER OF PLAY
Follow the order of play provided on the Round Robin box scoresheet. If running as a one off event, give each box it’s own court for all matches in that box to be played on.
AT THE END
Add the number of match wins or number of games/points won for each player then add to their teams total on the team scoresheet. The team whose players have most points or most wins is the overall winning team.
Adapting the Format
Many formats can easily be adapted to suit players e.g. aged 10-and-under, mixed ages, teams and to be a more or less competitive event. To understand more about how to adapt competition to suit to the needs and lifestyles of the player, click here.
Many competitions are more fun and easier to promote if they have a theme such as Davis Cup, Olympics or Family Day attached. To understand more about how to apply themes to competitions, click here.
EXAMPLE Team Round Robin Competition
Click below under 'Related Links' for an example Team Round Robin Competition format, including a sample to use.