12.5 - Timeouts
(a) Per Game. Each player is entitled to two
45-second timeouts per game. Calling a timeout when none remain will
results in a technical foul and deduction of one point from the
(b) Between Games. The rest period between all games is 1½ minutes, except between games 4 and 5 when 2½ minutes are allowed.
(c) Wet Court. Player may leave the court
to obtain a towel to dry the court, but neither player
may leave the
court while it is being dried unless she officially calls a timeout.
(d) Equipment Timeouts. Players may only
call an equipment timeout if both of her regular timeouts have been
exhausted. Equipment must be deemed unsafe to use for an equipment
timeout to be called. It cannot be used to change a wet glove. The
maximum time allowed for an equipment timeout is 20 seconds.
(e) Injury Timeouts. A total of 15 minutes
is allowed for an injury timeout in a match. The injury must be the
result of direct contact with the opponent, ball, racquet, wall, or
floor. The referee must stop play for any external bleeding so that the
player may receive treatment or apply a bandage.