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Matches will start on Friday 29 July.
The prize ceremony is scheduled for Sunday 31 July 16.00 approx.
Matches will be played at Ciudad de la Raqueta, C/Monasterio de El Paular (Montecarmelo), 2. Madrid (28049) – (0034) 917 297 922
1 Event – 80€
2 Events – 90€
2 Events + Party & Dinner – 115€
Visitors – 40€
Madpoint players discount: 10 euros
You can pay via paypal in the tournament software page in the last step of your registration
Alternatively click the Paypal link in the Payment section of our webpage.
Our paypal account is: info@paypal.com
You can pay via paypal in the tournament software page after your registration
Alternatively click the Paypal link in the Payment section of our webpage (www.madridtennisopen.com)
Please note that you will ONLY be fully registered once your payment has been received.
Hosted Housing: only a few places are available. Please note that housing will be given on a first-order basis.
Please write to hostedhousing@madpoint.org if you need it
MAIN TOURNAMENT RULES – Madrid Tennis Open 2016
• This tournament will be played in accordance with the rules of the Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF). These rules are described in the text below.
By participating in the MADRID TENNIS OPEN, players agree with the tournament rules.
• You can register in a maximum of two different categories (singles/doubles)
• The tournament will hold the five GLTA categories: OPEN, A, B, C and D for singles and doubles.
Groups OPEN, A, B and C will be played on GreenSet. D and ALL consolation matches will be played on red clay roofed courts
• In the event of rain, the tournament may be shortened or cancelled completely and the organizers shall not be obliged to refund entry fees.
• Please report to the tournament desk 30 minutes prior to each match.
• All matches, singles and doubles, will be played with a supertiebreak in the third set.
• All main draw finals, including the doubles finals, will be the best of 3 sets with tiebreak at 6-6.
• Consolation matches (only singles) will be played as 8 game pro-sets, with a tiebreak at 8-8.
There are no consolation matches on the round robin events
• Warm up time is strictly limited to 5 minutes.
• Some events might be played in round robins. For every match you win, you get 2 points. The player with most points is the winner of the round robin. When two or more players have an equal number of points, the head-to-head result counts. If scores are tied, the tournament organization will count the relative set difference, then the relative game difference, then the number of sets won, then the number of games won. If scores are still tied, the winner will be decided by a toss.
• Please inform the tournament desk of the score immediately after each match.
• Players have the right to a break of 30 minutes minimum between two singles matches and 15 minutes minimum between two doubles matches.
• Please sign up for consolation (singles) rounds at the tournament desk.
• Matches will be umpired by the players themselves. In the event of any dispute,
players should contact the tournament directors.
• Field officials are present to check balls, warm-up times, rest periods and to be of general assistance.
• In the event a situation arises which does not pertain to any of these rules, the tournament organization will decide how best to resolve the situation.

Late arrivals will incur a penalty in accordance with the GLTA rules. Therefore it is your responsibility to arrange transportation, get directions if necessary and leave yourself sufficient time to get to the venue.
• Up to 5 minutes: loss of toss and 1 game.
• 5 to 10 minutes means: loss of toss and 2 games.
• 10 to 15 minutes: loss of toss and 3 games.
• More than 15 minutes: default.

• In all events, winner and runner up prizes are awarded.
• In the consolation rounds only the winners are awarded a prize.

• All players have to play in the appropriate GLTA division. You can find the GLTA rankings on the GLTA homepage: www.glta.net
• For seedings the GLTA ranking list will be used.
• To compare your national level with the GLTA level see the conversion table on
• Please check your rankings on www.glta.net
• In case you have to withdraw from the tournament, a refund will be made only if you notify the tournament organization before July 5th. After this date, refunds will not be made.
• In case you participate in two events, these can differ only one level (e.g. singles in B and doubles in C).
• In case a player is participating in a level lower than his/her GLTA ranking, he/she will be disqualified.
• Substitutes are allowed as long as matches have not started in that event.

In case of an unforeseen delay, the tournament organization may opt for one or more of the following:
• To shorten matches playing sudden death at Deuce. The receiver chooses the side he or she wants to receive serve.
• Sets will be shortened until 4 games with 2 games difference and a tiebreak at 4-4.
• Cancellation of the consolation round matches.
The tournament organization decides which option or combined option will be played. This will be announced prior to the match.

If Hosted Housing is needed please forward your request at the following email address: hostedhousing@madpoint.org
Please note that housing will be given on a first-order basis.
• Proper tennis attire is required when on court.
• Please hydrate properly before, during and after the matches
• Always enter the courts through the appropriate entrance. Avoid disturbing other matches.
• Players shall not engage in unsporting conduct or disturb other players.
• A player is not allowed to receive coaching during a match.
• Do not enlist the aid of spectators in making line calls.
• Wait until players on another court have completed a point before retrieving or returning a ball.

Waiver of Liability
• By participating at the Madrid Tennis Open 2016 and related activities & events, participants agree to waive any & all rights & claims for bodily or emotional injury, injury to their reputation, or any other damage or harms that they might suffer, or any other claims of any nature they or their legal representatives may have against the MTO tournament, Ciudad de la Raqueta, GLTA & its officers, all tournament sites, tournament sponsors, or any organization, facility or individual associated with this tournament & the related activities & events. Participants agree to participate at their own risk & the above organizations, facilities, & individuals will not be responsible for any harm, injury or damage that they might suffer. They also release & waive any & all rights to claim damages or remuneration which may arise as a result of references to, photographs, images or likenesses of them which may appear in any publication or other media coverage.

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