In each round a team plays a "set" against another team, with the players rotating in and out to represent the team
- Players 1 and 2 start, and after each game one player from each team rotates out to be replaced
- Player 1 rotates out after game 1 to be replaced by team member 3
- Player 2 rotates out after game 2 to be replaced by team member 4,
- Player 3 rotates out after game 3 etc.
- and so on until all members of the team have played and the rotation starts again with player 1
- Please note: this guarantees that every player gets to play at least 2 games in a set but it does not guarantee that everyone gets to serve.
Games are no-ad with men serving to men and women serving to women; otherwise it's receiver's choice.
If the sun rule is in effect, all games are served from the same end, with one team serving one game, then changing ends and the other team serving two games in a row before the next changeover. The player about to rotate out should serve first after a changeover.
Rotation ... Prior to starting play, write down the player rotation
- As far as reasonable, players should be in order man, woman, man, woman ...
- A team keeps the same rotation for a set, but can change between sets.
Note: the old approach, which used less rotation, has been abandoned because it is more biased to key players and some players on a team might never get to play!?!
- The server goes out each game and the next number comes on court.
- Note: Players 2 and 3 dominate and will play 4 games with this approach
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