FAST4 Tennis provides a simple, exciting way of speeding up a conventional tennis match. The fundamentals of tennis remain the same, but there are four rules that ensure matches are fast, competitive, exciting and can be completed in a reasonable period of time.
The rules of FAST4 Tennis
1. First to four games wins.
It doesn’t matter how you get there, just make sure you do before your opponent does!
2. Tiebreaker at 3 games all
At 3 games all a tiebreak is played to 5 points. A deciding point will be played at 4 points all.
3. No ad scoring
If the score reaches deuce, it’s a sudden death point. The receiver choses which side to take the serve on. This also applies in doubles with the receiving pair deciding who receives the serve - however the pair cannot change positions. In mixed doubles the player of the same gender shall receive.
4. Play lets
If the serve clips the net and lands in the service box, there’s no let and the ball is in play. If you are playing doubles either the receiver or the receiver’s partner can play the return.
Where can I play FAST4 Tennis?
FAST4 Tennis is being introduced to the British Tennis junior competition structure from September 2015 with the winter county tour (Grade 4 and 5) events using this format for 10U - 18U. Some other competitions across Great Britain will also use this format.
FAST4 Tennis competitions
Mini Tennis 9U & 10U
Boys 12U - 18U
Girls 12U - 18U