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Three-minute Rest Period

3-Minute Rest Period

When a 3-minute rest period is taken in a match played with a Match Tie-Break in Lieu of the Third Set format, the following procedures should be followed:

  1. The 3-Minute Rest Period begins at the end of the second set and the official should start timing it.
  2. Players must remain on court or in an area adjacent to the court designated by an official.

  3. Coaching is permitted during the 3-Minute Rest Period and must take place on court or in an area adjacent to the court designated by an official.
  4. A toilet/change of attire break may be taken at the conclusion of the 3-Minute Rest Period.

  5. A player choosing to take a toilet/change of attire break during the 3-Minute Rest Period waives the right to further coaching.
  6. No coaching is permitted for a player who is taking a toilet/change of attire break.

  7. Following these procedures will preclude the necessity for any penalty for returning late after a 3-minute rest break.