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Soccer Tennis

 Section 1. Overview

  • Soccer Tennis will be played on the MAC court in the Beckerman Center
  • It will utilize the volleyball lines for boundaries and the net will be lowered at the posts with a minimum midpoint height of 3 feet
  • The game will be played with the same size 5 soccer ball used for indoor soccer, and will be supplied by the RECSports staff

 Section 2. Teams and Players

  • The game is played between two teams with three players on each team
  • There are two substitutes allowed per team throughout a match
  • Players are allowed to return to gameplay once they are substituted

 Section 3. Duration of the Match

  • Matches are played as best of 3 games to 15 points, the team does not have to win by 2 points
  • There is a 3 minute break between games before the team switches sides to begin another game
  • Each team is granted one 30 second time-out per game

 Section 4. Starting a Match/The Serve

  • Rocks, Paper, Scissors will determine which team will kick-off first
  • Kick-offs are played from behind the service line of the volleyball court
    • A player can serve from anywhere behind the service line as long as they are within the boundaries of the court
  • Players cannot step on the service line will service line during a kick-off, but if a player elects to jump serve the kick-off he can land inside the court after the service
  • A player has two attempts to execute a successful kick-off and must play the ball out of his hands, either per volley or drop kick (ball hitting the ground before being kicked)
  • Serves can land anywhere on the opposing teams side as long as it is within the boundaries of the court, the line is in
  • The returning team cannot return the kick-off directly, and must let the ball bounce once
  • Any kick-off that hits the net but lands on the opposing side (let) must be repeated.
    • If the first service does not make it over the net or in bounds, a second service is awarded.
    • If such an event happens twice (double fault), the opposing team receives a point and the service

 Section 5. General Gameplay

All soccer tennis games will be rally scoring

  • Both teams can score a point at any time (the defending team can score even if they did not kick off to start play)
  • The team that scored last will be awarded the serve
  • The receiving team can touch the ball a maximum of 3 times before returning the team to the opposing team
  • Players can use any part of their body to touch the ball, with the exception of the arms, and hands. Shoulders are not considered a part of the arm
  • During non-service plays a ball can bounce one time before a player touches the ball, but a player can make a play on the ball on a fly.
  • The maximum number of times a ball can touch the ground before being returned to the opposing side is two.