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Thirty30 Tennis - Notice of Rule Change

Updated: Nov 26, 2019

Following early trialling feedback, Thirty30 has decided to remove the sudden death "Golden Game" from Rule #3 where it was used to decide a set that reaches 6 games all.

The "Golden Game" is unfair, too brutal and too radical a change.

The "Golden Game" is replaced with a "9 point tie-break", i.e. first to 5 points, with a sudden death point played at 4-4, as listed in Appendix V of the 2018 ITF Rules of Tennis as "Short Set Tie-Break".

The "order and number of serves" is: A B B A / change ends / A B B A A

The "9 point tie break" provides a fairer and more fitting climax to a hard fought set that has reached 6 games all and also retains the tradition of deciding a "6-6" set with a tie-break.

Since trialling of Thirty30 was launched all over the world at the end of December 2017 it has been receiving very encouraging feedback and this can be found on the page link below:

Thirty30 tennis – FEELS, LOOKS and SOUNDS like traditional tennis!

Thirty30 tennis – Where EVERY Point REALLY Counts!

Thirty30 tennis – Have You Tried It Yet?

Any questions? Please contact:

Mark J Milne, Arbroath, Scotland

Creator of Thirty30 tennis

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