Annual Club Tournament
Finals Day : Saturday 7th September
The Club Tournaments this year will start in May and continue until September. All entrants are expected to be available to play on Finals Day, Saturday 7th September 2019. There are six categories: Men’s and Ladies’ Singles, Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles, Open and Vets Mixed Doubles. In the past, there have been more men than ladies wishing to enter the two Mixed Doubles, but we will endeavour to place all men wishing to play Mixed Doubles in at least one of the mixed competitions. The lower age for Vets Mixed Doubles is 45 for men and 40 for women.
We strongly urge you all to support this annual competition. It is great fun, a great way to play with players you might not normally play with and there is a chance to get your name on the winners’ boards in the club. The doubles pairings are all drawn so all you need to do is put your name down and you will be allocated a partner. All the doubles competitions are seeded. This means that there is a chance for everyone to have good, close, competitive games, which is what these competitions are about.
Please would you put down your names on the sign-up sheets by Tuesday 7th May if you want to play – once for each competition you wish to enter. A list of email addresses and telephone numbers of all entrants will be both posted on the board and also sent to entrants by email for ease of arranging games. If you do not wish to have your contact details distributed in this way, please mark this on the entry sheet.
After the draw is made, the first named player or players in the match have a responsibility to arrange a mutually convenient time to play. If you cannot play by the due date, please let either Paul or myself know. If a game is not played by the due date, it will be awarded by default to the second named player or players, except in extreme circumstances, such as inclement weather.
Enjoy the tennis,
Richard and Paul