The GotCourts League starts at the beginning of April and ends in October. You can join and take part at any time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The following benefits are included*:
*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.
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]
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.
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]
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]