The tennis competition format for the whole season

The GotCourts League starts at the beginning of April and ends in October. You can join and take part at any time.

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All can participate

The new Swiss Tennis League. Any tennis player in Switzerland, regardless of age, gender, or skill level, can take part in the GotCourts League. Simply find suitable match partners, arrange matches flexibly and win attractive prizes. You will need an active user account on GotCourts.com. This is either something you already have or something you create during the registration process for the GotCourts League.

Organise a match

1

Find an opponent

Find an opponent for your singles match. You can either choose from your friends, your tennis club, the list of suggested players or search by tennis rating and ranking and contact any tennis player from the GotCourts League.
2

Contact your opponent

You can contact your opponent by simply clicking on the «Challenge» button on their user profile. Communicate to your opponent that you would like to play a GotCourts League match against him/her. Arrange the date, time and location of the match.
3

Organise a court

Book a court in the GotCourts app or on gotcourts.com at the agreed time. If your preferred tennis court is not connected to the GotCourts network, this is not a problem. It is also possible to play outside of it. Such a match played outside the GotCourts network is called an "Off-network match". You organise the appropriate court individually and there is no need to book courts on the GotCourts platform.
4

Play and enter the result

Play the match and then enter the result and winner in the GotCourts App.

If you have made a booking via the GotCourts platform, a match entry has already been created in the system under "Matches". You can enter the result directly there. If an off-network match was played, you have to create the match manually with the ""+"" to enter the result under "Matches".

It does not matter which of the two opponents enters the result. If you forget to enter the match result, you will receive a reminder e-mail. After you have entered the result, your opponent will receive a notification and must confirm the match result within 24 hours.

How to play

GotCourts League play mode

The GotCourts League tie-break play mode is designed to get your match fully through in one booking hour, ensuring top-notch competitive fun. However, if you have enough time to play, you can also play classic sets and enter the match result in the app as well. 

There are three 10-point tie-breaks in each match. Each tie-break ends when the first player reaches 10 points. There is no need for a 2-point difference. Even with a 2-0 set lead in the tie-breaks, the third tie-break will be played. The rating system will make a difference in the points you can earn or lose whether someone wins or loses 3:0 or 2:1. Either player can earn valuable points for their ranking by winning the third tie-break. A typical GotCourts League result looks like this: 10:6; 9:10; 10:7. Player 1 wins with 2:1 sets. Classical sets: You have enough playing time available (e.g. booked more than one hour) and want to play classical sets? Sure, that's also possible. Since the 2022 season, match results from classical sets can also be entered in the GotCourts app. You can find more information in the FAQ and in the GotCourts League regulations.

Service variant

To ensure maximum tennis fun for all participants, there is a possibility of using a simplified service variant in the match:

The point is opened after the third ball has gone over the net and the point can be won. The service court has no significance. There is no service winner/fault and no return winner/fault. The server will alternate as in a normal match tie-break.

The players must decide before the match whether they want to play with the normal service or the service variant. This simplified service variant is the preferred way of starting points, especially for tennis beginners.

Seasonal schedule

The GotCourts League season starts at the beginning of April and runs until October. After the first five matches played, a player is assigned to a league for the first time based on his GotCourts League rating. The results achieved are taken into account on an ongoing basis and are included in the weekly recalculation of the league allocation. Any reallocation will take place on Sunday evening. The highlight of the GCL season is the grand final tournament in autumn. The ten best-ranked players in each league qualify for this tournament according to the GCL ranking list at the defined deadline at the end of the season. Regardless of your playing level, there are the same number of places in the final tournament in each of the seven leagues.

The league system

The GotCourts League is played in seven leagues, divided into different skill levels. The basis for your allocation to a league is your GotCourts rating. After five matches have been played, the rating you have achieved so far decides which of the seven leagues you will be assigned to. Your achieved results and performance development in the league are constantly taken into account and are included in the weekly recalculation of your league allocation. A possible reallocation will be done on Sunday evening.

League 1

Grand Slammer

League 2

Master Hitter

League 3

Rising Star

League 4

Counterpuncher

League 5

Top Spinner

League 6

Baseliner

League 7

Moonballer

All-inclusive package

The following benefits are included*:

Weekly league allocation according to your playing strength
Playing competitive tennis for over 24 weeks
Unlimited number of league matches
Suggestions for suitable match partners
Innovative GotCourts Rating system
Placement in a league according to your skill level
Personal match statistics
Challenges with instant and raffle prizes
Prizes for the GotCourts League winners

*Additional court booking costs may apply on the part of the facility operator. If you are playing on a court of your club, the use of the court is usually included in your club fee. However, guest fees are common in many tennis clubs. In either case, it is fair for the two opponents to share any court booking costs or the club guest fee. Please ensure that this is done at the time of the match agreement.

Free Trial oder All-inclusive Paket

Try it for free for 30 days or play full steam right away. Choose your package for the GotCourts League.
Free Trial Registration
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Full Season 2023 Registration
All inclusive!
Costs
free of charge
CHF 69.00 (Apr-Okt)
CHF 49.00 (Aug-Okt) 
Validity
1 month
(30 days from enrollment date)°
full season
(over 25 weeks)
Number of matches
max. 6 league matches°
unlimited number of league matches
Off-Network Match
max 1 per week
max 3 per week
Suggestions for suitable game partners
Personal match statistics
Innovative GotCourts Rating System
League allocation according to your skill level
Demanding challenges with instant and raffle prizes
Prizes for the GotCourts League winners
°The first to be achieved shall apply.
*Additional court booking costs may apply on the part of the facility operator. If you are playing on a court of your club, the use of the court is usually included in your club fee. However, guest fees are common in many tennis clubs. In either case, it is fair for the two opponents to share any court booking costs or the club guest fee. Please ensure that this is done at the time of the match agreement.
GotCourts Mobile App

Your league always with you

From your iPhone or Android smartphone you have access to the GotCourts League anytime and anywhere. So you can challenge yourself and your tennis at any time.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a player license to participate in the GotCourts League?

No, to participate in the GotCourts League you do not need a player license from a national association. The GotCourts League is a completely open championship format in which all tennis players can participate.

 

[Playing License] [Swiss Tennis License]

How does the GotCourts League rating work?

For your rating you start with 1'500 points. Plus or minus points are distributed for each game won or lost. The number of points to be awarded is calculated by the GotCourts League rating level difference of the opposing players. If you play against an opponent ranked higher in the GotCourts rating, you can win extra points. If you lose, your loss of points is much smaller, corresponding to the increased probability of losing. Conversely, a win against a lower-ranked player results in fewer points than are deducted for a loss against that player. You can find more information in the GotCourts League rules.

[Rating] [Points]

Will I be rewarded if I play a lot?

Yes, playing is generally rewarded. For each match played, both players will be credited with 2 additional activity points. These are independent of and in addition to the points credit for the winner or the points deduction due to the defeat. The activity points are credited each time a match result is confirmed.

[Additional points] [Activity points]

What happens if I don't play at all?

One of the objectives of the GotCourts League is to promote the playing of tennis. This is also reflected in the rating system. At least four matches should be played per month. In this way, points deductions for inactivity can be avoided. For each match missing to the minimum goal of four matches, a deduction of two points is made. The calculation is done at the end of each month. So you can lose a maximum of eight points per month for not playing.

[Point deduction] [Inactivity]