1 HEADIS BALL
Headis is played with a special rubber ball that weighs 100 grams and has a circumference of 50 cm. The Headis Match Ball.
2 POINTS / SETS
A player has to win two sets to win the game. A set is won when a player reaches 11 points first. If both players have 10 points you have to get two points ahead to win a set.
*Training or Tournament rules may vary slightly depending on the organisers. Finals may be played best of 5 sets.
Service has to bounce on the serving side first and then over the net to the opponents side. If the ball touches the net or the edge of the opponents table the service will be repeated. A mistake at service leads to a direct point for your opponent. During service a player is not allowed to hold the ball above the table. The ball has to be completely behind the baseline when it leaves the hand.
A direct header without the ball touching the table is allowed (except when returning a serve). After each header (volley or not) you have to touch the ground with any part of the body.
A player is not allowed to touch the ball on the opponents side of the net. The ball must completely clear the net and be own your side of the table before it can be played.
6 RIGHT TO SERVE
The right to serve is played off before the game and changes after every three points. If the score is 11:10 the right to serve changes after every two points. After each set the right to serve changes as well.
7 TOUCHING THE TABLE
Players are allowed to touch the table with any part of their bodies. A point is lost however if you touch the ball with any other part of the body other than your head.
Fairplay is important. Controversial situations will be repeated or if available decided by a referee.
9 GROUPSTAGE/ K.O. STAGE
At the group stage of tournaments each player plays against every other group member. The number of tables and groups are adjusted to the number of tournament players. If applicable World Ranked players will be split evenly amongst the groups. The size of the tournament will determine the number of players who will progress to the knock out stages. This will be determined by event organisers prior to the start of the Tournament. If players have equal game and set ratios when determining who progresses they play a deciding extra set. (Rules may vary depending on organisers, some Tournament progression may also be decided by progressing the winner of the match between the two players).
The same rules apply for men and women. Mixed Tournaments will see the highest ranked male and female player crowned the winner. Even if two males or two females make the mixed final, the highest rank male and female will receive an award.
11 HEADIS MASTERS
For the annual Headis Masters Tournament the best 18 guys and 8 girls qualify. Additionally there are two wildcards given out to each starting field. The Headis Masters doesn’t effect the World Ranking.
12 HEADIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The Headis World Championship is played during two days including a qualification. The best 16 players of the Headis World Ranking don’t have to play the qualification. The Headis World Championship is the only 5 star tournament.
For some Tournaments wildcards are given out. They enable a player to play the Headis Masters or the World Championship.
14 SIGN UP FEE / CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION
You are officially able to take part in a tournament after paying the sign up fee and receiving an official confirmation email.
For further information or clarification on rules please contact us.