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IRF decides on important rule changes

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Important rule changes in international play, effective Feb 1st. The ERF is yet to decide on implementation of these matters for its tournaments.

  1. Point can be earned with each rally, regardless of whether the winner of the rally is the server or the receiver.
  2. The best of five (5) games will be played. The first four (4) games will be played to 15 points, win by one (1) point.
  3. If a fifth (tiebreaker) game is necessary, it will be played to 11 points, win by two (2) points.
    There will be one (1) timeout per game.
  4. There will be a limit of two (2) appeals per game.
  5. The time between games will be two (2) minutes.