TECHNICAL PROGRAMME AND COMPETITION FORMAT
Team competitions with national delegations are foreseen.
Each team contest is articulated in three matches (shortened Davis formula), two singles ones and a double one .
Games are disputed in the following order: first singles match, second singles match, double match.
|TEAM No. 1||TEAM No. 2|
|Athlete X||Athlete A|
|Double- Athletes X-Y||Double Athletes A-B|
The contest finishes after the three matches.
The winning team is that which wins at least two out or three matches (all the three matches must be played).
At team has to present two athletes for the singular matches and for the double match.
Competition will be held using a mixed format. The initial phase will have Italian legs (with several participating teams) with first encounters only; the final phase foresees board and knockout competition.
After the initial phase with Italian legs, the first two top teams in ranking order of each leg pass to the board and knockout competition.
The other delegations play against the others in the same rank of different leg to establish the final ranking order.
The tournament winner is the delegation which is the first in the board and knockout competition.
Due to special needs, the organizing Body may establish a different tournament format.
A national delegation is made up of at least two athletes (an able-bodied one and a disabled one).
The admission of national delegation si established by the competent Commission.
FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENTS
Contests are held using regulation balls and tables. Regulation rackets shall be used (please refer to the list of equipment homologated by ITTF).
Each match is won at best of 5 games. When an athlete wins 3 games, the match is over. A game is won by the player or pair first scoring 11 points; if both players or pairs score 10 points, then the game shall be won by the first player or pair subsequently gaining a lead of 2 points (Examples: 12-10, 13-11, 14-12, 15-13 etc.). Only in case of legs, due to organizational reasons, matches can be played at the best of 3 games.
Competition shall be held in conformity with the Technical Rules approved by Federazione Italiana Tennistavolo.
Taking into consideration that there might be disabled athletes in wheelchair, in doubles matches the rules of changing the receiver is not applied.
Model of competition report
|Date||Venue||Time of start|
By lot teams are establishes as indicated
|TEAM 1||TEAM 2|
|TEAM 1||TEAM 2||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Game 4||Game 5||Total||SV||PV|
Signature of Captain of team 1 _________________________________
Signature of Captain of team 2 _________________________________
Signature of umpire /person in charge of the competition ________________________________
Model for team presentation
|TEAM 1||TEAM 2|
|Player X||Player A|
|Player Y||Player B|