FAQ

Why should I join the PTPA?

We could list all the benefits of becoming a member including tournament discounts, free entry to the annual tennis social, etc ... But the best reason to join is because you love the game of tennis. Your membership fee helps promote tennis on the Peninsula. All the board members are non paid volunteers, and every penny earned through membership fees and tournaments goes back into the local tennis community.

Join us whatever your age or skill.


How are the Grand Prix Points calculated?

Points are awarded for each round. There are also bonus points awarded for each match played. The point totals are reset each January, so all players start the year with zero points.


Here is the formula used:

Round of 32 = 20 points

Round of 16 = 42 points

Quarters = 90 points

Semis = 210 points

Finals = 426 points, plus an extra 427 for the champion


For a round robin match the winner earns 231 points, the loser 21 points.

There are also 12 bonus points available to both the winner and loser of each match. Bonus points are calculated based on the match score. For example, if the winner's score was 6-1, 6-0, they would pick up an extra 11 bonus points for that match.

If draws are combined, points count towards the higher race. Exceptions can be granted. Contact info@pentennis.org to request an exception.

The point totals and rankings shown on the website are recalculated in real-time as scores are recorded.

The top 8 players in each division automatically qualify for the year end Grand Prix Masters.