This article talks all about managing your doubles registration in the event and managing them into the draw.
DETERMINING WHICH PLAYER REGISTERED AND PAID FOR THE DOUBLES TEAM
In doubles, when you've set registration to be completed as teams, rather than individually, you can check to see which partner registered and paid for the event by clicking the "Players" tab on your event page. Then, choose your doubles division from the dropdown (if there's more than one division). You'll see the list of teams currently registered, and the player listed first (at the top of each team card) is the one who registered and paid for the team. For example, Alex registered and paid for their teams here. So, if you were to refund this team, Alex would receive money back because Joyce didn't pay.
Pro Tip: Since the players have registered as a team, both players will be withdrawn at the same time too.
Another thing to note is Nina's registration. In this case, her partner has not confirmed the invite yet. Once her partner has accepted the invitation, the partner's profile will appear along with Nina's registration.
Once your registration has been closed, you can start creating and managing your doubles draw!
CREATING A TEAM
Since doubles registration is completed as a team, most of your players will already be paired with a partner. However, if you ever need to create a new team, you will be able to do so!
To create a new doubles team, first, select the two players you would like to pair together from the "Available" list. Once they are selected, scroll up to the action bar and click "Create Team".
Hint: You may need to first add players to the "Available" list by selecting them from the "Players Not in Draw" and adding them into the draw.
SPLITTING A TEAM
At any time you are also able to split a team by selecting the team and clicking "Split Team" in the action bar. Once the team is split, the players will then appear in the "Available" list.
ADDING PLAYERS NOT IN DRAW
Lastly, if you would like to add a player not in the doubles draw, you can select them from the bottom list titled "Players Not in Draw" and click "Add to draw" in the black bar. Once the player(s) are then listed under the available list, you can then select the players you would like to pair up and click "Create Team".
PUTTING PLAYERS IN MORE THAN ONE DOUBLES TEAM
You'll want to make sure that all players you'd like to pair are under the "Available" section. From here, you'll be able to create different new teams and add them to the draw. Note that you cannot place the same player within the same round. In the example below, we have created two teams with the same player (Q. At Universal Tennis) and placed them in Round 1 and Round 2 of our draw.
Pro Tip: Currently, Ad-hoc is the only Draw Type that allows you to have players compete in more than one Doubles team.
** Hitting Save is a critical step! ** Although some actions are saved automatically, you'll want to save changes you make before leaving this screen.
SETTING MATCH LOCATION, DATE, TIME
Once you have the players placed in the draw to your liking, you can enter times, dates, and locations for the matches. You can check this article for the full information.
You have the option to do this by round by clicking "Set Location" and "Date & Time" at the top of each Round, or by individual matches by clicking "Set Date & Time" and "Set Location", found at the top and bottom of each matchbox, respectively:
Pro Tip: Be sure you have first selected either "Match Sheet" or "Order of Play" from the "Schedule" section of the Event Desk in order to set the match location, date, and times!
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