Referee and Markers Crib Sheet

Duties of a Referee
The Referee shall rule on all appeals, make decisions where the rules call for them and shall decide on all appeals against the Marker’s calls or lack of calls.
The decision of the Referee is final.
The Referee shall exercise control not only of the behavior of the players but also of any spectator, official, manager or coach.
The Referee shall decide upon permissible encouragement or improper coaching and may penalize any coaching during play by applying rule 17 to the player being coached
Rule 17
Warning (Conduct Warning)
Stroke awarded to opponent (Conduct Stroke)
Game awarded to opponent (Conduct Game)
Match awarded to opponent (Conduct Match)
Progressive or same penalties awarded for similar offence to same player – not regressive

Duties of a Marker
The Marker shall call the play, followed by the score, with the server’s score first.  The Marker shall call services and returns which are not good and shall repeat the Referee’s decision.

Marker’s opening statement at the beginning of Match


Statement

 

Example

Tournament/Match

 

Inter County Premier Division Group B

String/Grade

 

3rd String

Player Serving

 

David Campion of Yorkshire serving

Player receiving

 

Scott Handley of Oxfordshire receiving

Best of x games

 

Best of 5 games

Love all

 

Love all

 

Referee Calls

 

Marker Calls

Stop

 

Fault

Time

 

Foot-fault

Half Time

 

Not up

Yes Let

 

Down

No Let

 

Out

Stroke to ……

 

Hand Out

Fifteen Seconds

 

Stop

Let

 

Set One

Conduct Warning

 

Set Two

Conduct Stroke

 

Game Ball

Conduct Game

 

Match Ball

Conduct Match

 

Yes Let

 

 

Stroke to …..

 

 

No Let

 

 

 



Timings
10 minutes after match starting time – liable for disqualification
5 minutes warm up (Referee calls half-time at 2 ½ minutes)
90 seconds interval after knock-up, between all games and for defective equipment
15 seconds warning call before end of all intervals


Referee’s line of thinking for Rule 12

Did interference occur?

No

No Let

12.7.1

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was the interference minimal?

Yes

No Let

12.7.1

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Could the obstructed player have got to the ball and made a good return and were they making every effort to do so?

No

No Let

12.7.2

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did the obstructed player move past the point of interference and play on?

Yes

No Let

12.7.3

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did the obstructed player create the interference in moving to the ball?

Yes

No Let

12.7.4

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did the opponent make every effort to avoid the interference?

No

No Let

12.8.1

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did the interference prevent the player’s reasonable swing?

Yes

Stroke to….

12.8.2

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Could the obstructed player have made a winning return?

Yes

Stroke to….

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would the obstructed player have struck the opponent with the ball going directly to the front wall or if going to a side wall would it have been a winning return?

Yes

Stroke to….

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes Let