Who can play in this league?

The minimum age to participate in the league is 19, reached during the current year i.e. between June 1st and May 31st. The player must register before October 31st of the current season and will not be allowed to play until she reaches the designated age.


  1. A player registering to be a member of TFIM must be a  member of the club that she represents. Each club determines who is a member of its club.
  2. To register a team, each club must send, when requested, a list of a minimum of 10 players. A revised & official list of players must be presented at the first captains' meeting along with a check for the players’ membership fees to confirm this team for the season. Failure to send a confirmation will result in the cancellation of the team for the season.

  • There are five levels within TFIM: I, II, III, IV and V. Players are grouped according to their ability, level I being the strongest. 
  • Classification (level) It is the club pro’s responsibility to direct players to the appropriate level according to their caliber of play (Player profiles)
    However, a player cannot return after an absence to a higher level. (Sept 2019)
  • The Board reserves the option to change the level of a player, if they believe that her classification is unsuitable for the level.
  • Player Profile: See on the website tfimtennis.org. Player profiles 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5 can be found under i/ RULES/player PROFILE.
  • See Level I classification for more particularities of that level.

The league has introduced rules and player profiles so that each individual can change level as needed.

To move up please go to the Moving up. section

If moving down, a case study is an automatic. please go to to section down a level. If the player has the profile to remain, a written request must be made justifying it and sent to the statistician of the level in which the player is registered.

Request for level change: The "Case Study" form must be completed and sent to the statistician before April 15th of the current season. 

  • The pro may make a request for an evaluation in the name of a player who has reached the « player profile » of the higher level. The "Case Study" form must be completed and sent to the statistician by April 15 of the current season.
  • To willingly go down a level, a written request must be sent by the player to the statistician of her current level. The coach must indicate that she no longer has the "player profile" of her current level. The request will be processed at the next board meeting to determine whether a change is warranted.

New player:

The new player as defined by TFIM:

  • A player who has never been a member of TFIM
  • A player who comes back to the league in levels II, III or IV and has not been an active player of TFIM within the last 5 seasons.
  • A player who comes back in level I and has not been an active player of TFIM for one season. See Returning Player for more info concerning if evaluation is necessary.

NOTE: This player must complete a "New Player Registration" Form and forward it to the statistician of the appropriate level at least 3 days prior to playing a match. See under Captain's Kit.

Returning player

The Returning player as defined by TFIM:

  • A player who was a TFIM level II, III or IV and is coming back in the league after an absence of 4 TFIM seasons or less. She registers in the same level she was in at the time of her departure. (AGM 2009)
  • A player returning to level I in TFIM after an absence of 1 season or more who had a “4.0” player profile can register in the same level under the condition that she be seen by 2 tennis professionals who agree on her level. Otherwise, this player must be properly evaluated to determine her current “player profile” (AGM 2016)


Level V is for the beginner in competition. The matches are fixed in a varied schedule depending on the receiving club's availability. We recommend the teams name a captain to represent them at our captain's meetings. You can register anytime during the tennis season. Please ask your club pro for information on TFIM beginner group if interested.

  1. Any club member playing tennis, interested in the competition in the TFIM league can register. Level V is there to initiate a beginner in doubles' competition.
  2. To maintain a certain caliber of play in all level in the league it is recommended that a beginner without any experience in competition register in level V.
  3. Registration is open. A player may join any time within the September to March season.
  4. A team captain can represent them at captains' meetings.
  1. Each team presents 3 pairs of doubles for competition.
  2. The three teams meet, playing a total of 9 sets each. Games are played without advantage. At 40-40 the receiving team chooses on which side they want to receive the service. A tiebreaker must be played at 4-4.
  3. The trainer can give advice between changes of the teams.
  4. The score sheets are sent by fax to the coordinator of level V. Only the team results will be compiled.
  • TFIM rules for levels I to IV can be used as reference.
Rules that do apply:
  • Rule 2.5: A player of a lower level can replace in any higher level. A player of a higher level cannot replace a player in a lower level.
  • Rules exist in level I to IV concerning moving up or down a level. NO rule exists to move up a player from level V. Coaches will decide in which level a player will evolve. No rules exist to stop a player from level IV who wishes to improve on her competition skills to register in level V.