The clubs handicap championships are run annually. The tournament is a competition in which competitors are given advantages or compensations to equalise the chances of winning.

Tennis Handicaps Explained

This should help you to understand the mysteries of the handicapping system used for handicapped matches and tournaments. Players or pairs are given a handicap rating which is classed as either an ‘owe’ or a ‘receive’ amount. The best player will have a high owe handicap e.g.Owe (minus) 30.2 .

The lowest standard player will have a high receive handicap e.g. Receive (plus) 30.1 .If they played each other, then in most games the better player would start on owe 30 , that is minus -30 ; they would need to win 2 points to reach love . The other player would start on +30 as if they had already won 2 points. The .1 and .2 are fractional, only affecting selected games, as explained next.

 

.1 , .2.3 etc mean that an additional 15 is owed or received in 1 , 2 , or 3 out of every 6 games. For example, Receive 15.1 means that the player receives 15 in every game except one out of every 6, when they receive 30. Each sequence of 6 games follows the same pattern.

If the players both receive or both owe then the handicaps cancel (the smaller is subtracted from the larger). e.g. Player A is on Receive 15.3 and Player B is on Receive .3 this results in Player A receiving (plus) 15 in every game.

Odds Received

H’cap

1st game 2nd game 3rd game 4th game 5th game 6th game

.1

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15

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.2

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15

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15

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_

.3

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15

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15

_

15

.4

15

15

_

15

_

15

.5

15

15

15

15

_

15

Odds Owed

H’cap 1st game 2nd game 3rd game 4th game 5th game 6th game

.1

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_

_

_

15

_

.2

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_

15

_

15

_

.3

15

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15

_

15

_

.4

15

_

15

_

15

15

.5

15

_

15

15

15

15

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