TENNIS SINGLES LEAGUES
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Singles tennis leagues for adults in Wimbledon Park, London, UK.
Tennis4you Mixed Singles Leagues are for adult players of Improver to Advanced level.
All matches are played at Wimbledon Park and players are placed in divisions according to their playing level.
Players will be placed into a division with 6-8 players in total and will have 7 weeks to play all other players in their division.
WhatsApp groups for each division will be set up and players must be happy to be placed in a WhatsApp group if they are to enter the league. The tournament organiser will be present in each WhatsApp group, where all match results must be sent. Read about rules, prizes and information, here.
Our September league ran 7 September to 25 October.
Single tennis league winners:
Division 1 – Ralph
Division 2 – Nitin
Division 3 – Greg
Division 4 – Eleanor
Division 5 – Sarah
The current league started 27 October and ends on 17 January 2021, extended to cover the lockdown.
The next league will starts on 18 January 2021. Entry Fee is £18 and there are great prizes for the top players in each division.
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
SEE PLAYERS & RESULTS.
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TENNIS4YOU SINGLES LEAGUE – NOVEMBER SERIES – DIVISION 1
TENNIS4YOU SINGLES LEAGUE – NOVEMBER SERIES – DIVISION 2
TO OUR NEXT TENNIS LEAGUE COMPETITION STARTING 26 OCTOBER!
INFORMATION AND RULES
FOR OUR TENNIS LEAGUES
Rules and Information
The league duration is 7 weeks, during which time players should try and play everyone else in their league.
Players communicate via WhatsApp groups and must agree to be placed in a WhatsApp group with just players from their division and the League Organsier.
Players are responsible for booking their own courts and sharing the costs.
The tennis courts can be booked online, here.
The league itself costs £18 to enter.
The top player in each divison will receive a Tennis4You performance T Shirt and one dozen Tretorn Pro Court tennis balls.
– Call only the balls on your side of the net
– Be sporting and respect your opponent
– If you can’t call a ball out, then it is in!
– Players should turn up on time for matches – Disputed points must be replayed
– Any problems with player behaviour must be reported via the website contact us section.
Player get 1 point for each set/tiebreak won
Walkovers give 2 points. 2 bonus points awarded to players playing 3 matches in the first 3 weeks.
A Walkover can be awarded for various reasons:
– When players who turn up more than 20 minutes, the other player may claim a walkover
– Players must give 24 hour hours notice to cancel or reschedule any match or the other player may take a walkover
– If a player retires during the match for any reason then the other player will get a walkover
Playing Level Descriptions
Improver – A player who is just about capable of playing, basic on all strokes with little net play experience/technique.
Intermediate – A player who is capable of playing, still fairly basic on all strokes, with some ability at the net and capable of hitting serves. Intermediate is a big range so better intermediate players will have better stroke consistency and some tactical knowledge.
Advanced – A player who has some groundstroke consistency on both sides, some aggressive ability at the net and better serves particularly second serve control, better tactical awareness and knowledge of constructing a point in terms of when to attack, rally and even defend. Advanced is also a broad range.
Beyond advanced level is a good amateur level, where a player has more match experience and technical and tactical ability. This type of player is more consistent under pressure and able to construct very good points making good decisions.
Both players should bring balls, the winner keeps the unopened can the loser the used balls! Quality match balls – Tretorn Pro Court are available from Paul at: https://acekit.co.uk at the following costs:
6 Dozen box (18 Tubes of 4 Balls) – £70
3 Dozen (9 Tubes of 4 balls) – £37.50
1 Dozen (3 Tubes of 4 balls) – £14.50
1 tube of 4 balls – £5.00
Delivery free to Wimbledon Park where you may collect orders.
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Default Format suitable for 1 hour of court time
The match format below which means you can play a great fun match in an hour of court time.
Players wishing to play longer formats need to mutually agree on initial contact and book a 2 hour slot. Both players need to agree on longer format or the shorter format will stand.
Faster Tennis Format (Needs 1 hour court time)
Play best of 3 sets up to 4 games, all games are short deuce, so at deuce the next point wins the game, the receiver can choose where the server takes the deuce from, ie it may be right or left side.
A tiebreaker must be played at 3-3 in all sets with a deciding point at 6-6 and NO 2 point clear margin required. Winner is first to get 2 sets. At 1-1 in sets a Champions tiebreaker should be played to decide the match, this is a standard format tiebreaker but up to 10 points instead of 7 points. Although if there is time a final set to 4 games may be played, players should allow 20 minutes for a full set to 4 games.
How to play a Champions Tie-break
The person whose turn to serve, serves first serves just 1 point from the right/deuce side. The other player then serves two points, first from the left/advantage side and then from the right/deuce side. The other player then does the same so that the players serve 2 points in a row in turn left then right.
The players must also swop ends after every 6 points.
The players continue until one player has reached 10 points, but the player must lead by two clear points, otherwise play continues until one player is ahead to that margin.
Longer Match Format (needs 2 hours of court time
Normal 3 set match with normal tie-breaks at 6-6. Normal games with normal deuces.
At 1 set all a Champions tie break should be played to decide the match. If you have plenty of time left and want to play a full final set you can, but only if both players agree.
The match scores can be entered in the WhatsApp group chat, where the organiser will be a member of all groups and will enter the results.