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12.3 Such interim Rulings may include restraining orders on the use of any equipment under the Rules of Tennis pending a Ruling by the Ruling Board as to whether or not the equipment meets the specification of the Rules of Tennis.


13. APPOINTMENT AND COMPOSITION OF APPEAL TRIBUNALS 13.1 Appeal Tribunals shall be appointed by the President or his designee from [members of the Board of Directors/Technical Commission].


13.2 No member of the Ruling Board who made the original Ruling shall be a member of the Appeal Tribunal.


13.3 The Appeal Tribunal shall comprise of such number as the President or his designee shall determine but shall be no less than three.


13.4 The Appeal Tribunal shall nominate one person from amongst themselves to act as Chairperson.


13.5 The Chairperson shall be entitled to regulate the procedures prior to and at any appeal hearing.


14. APPLICATION TO APPEAL 14.1 An Applicant [or a person or association who has expressed an interest and forwarded any comments, objections, or requests to a proposed Ruling] may appeal any Ruling of the Ruling Board.


14.2 To be valid an application for an appeal must be: a. Made in writing to the Chairperson of the Ruling Board who made the Ruling appealed not later than [45] days following notification of the Ruling;


b. Must set out details of the Ruling appealed against; and c. Must contain the full grounds of the appeal.


14.3 Upon receipt of a valid application to appeal the Chairperson of the Ruling Board making the original Ruling may require a reasonable appeal fee to be paid by the Appellant as a condition of appeal. Such appeal fee shall be repaid to the Appellant if the appeal is successful.


15. CONVENING THE APPEAL TRIBUNAL 15.1 The President or his designee shall convene the Appeal Tribunal following payment by the Appellant of any appeal fee.


16. PROCEDURES OF APPEAL TRIBUNAL 16.1 The Appeal Tribunal and their Chairperson shall conduct procedures and hearings in accordance with those matters set out in sections 10, 11 and 12 above.


16.2 Upon notification to the Appellant or upon such other date specified by the Appeal Tribunal the Ruling of the Appeal Tribunal shall be immediately binding and final under the Rules of Tennis.


17. GENERAL 17.1 If a Ruling Board consists of only one member that single member shall be


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