SUMMER TOURNAMENT

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RULES

Stowmarket Lawn Tennis Club

Tournament Rules 2019

1. ENTRY TO ALL TOURNAMENTS IS FREE TO PAID UP CLUB MEMBERS OVER 14 YEARS OF AGE ON FINALS DAY.

2. ALL MATCHES MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE ROUND DATES STATED AT THE TOP OF THE DRAW SHEET.

3. THE TOP NAMED PLAYER(S) MUST ARRANGE THE MATCH WITH THEIR OPPONENTS(S) AND SHOULD OFFER AT LEAST THREE DATES. IF THE MATCH IS NOT COMPLETED BY THE STATED ROUND DATE AND THE TOURNAMENT SUB-COMMITTEE HAS NOT BEEN INFORMED OF A VALID REASON, THE TOP NAMES PLAYER(S) SHALL BE SCRATCHED.

4. AS A MATTER OF COURTESY, ON COMPLETION OF YOUR MATCH, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR NEXT OPPONENTS IF THEY HAVE ALREADY PLAYED THEIR PREVIOUS ROUND.

5. ALL MATCHES TO BE A TIE-BREAK AT SIX-ALL IN THE FIRST AND SECOND SETS BUT THIRD AND FINAL SET TO BE LONG.

6. FINALS WILL BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019. START TIMES TO BE ARRANGED BY THE TOURNAMENT SUB-COMMITTEE.

7. IF YOU REACH THE SEMI-FINAL AND THEN FIND THAT YOU HAVE BECOME UNAVAILABLE FOR FINALS DAY, THEN YOU MUST SCRATCH BEFORE THE SEMI-FINAL IS COMPLETED

8. ANY COMPLAINTS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING TO ONE OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE OCCURRENCE AND THE TOURNAMENT SUB-COMMITTEE’S DECISION SHALL BE FINAL.

9. ONLY ONE COURT MAY BE TAKEN ON CLUB NIGHTS AND ALL MATCHES MUST BE BOOKED IN THE CLUB DIARY, STATING THE STARTING TIME. AN ALLOWANCE OF 1.5 HOURS SHOULD BE ALLOCATED FOR EACH MATCH.

10. IT IS HELPFUL IF COMPETITORS CAN WRITE THEIR CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBERS ON THE CONTACT LIST.

MEMBERS OF THE TOURNAMENT SUB-COMMITTEE ARE:

MARY WATSON

ROBERT BROWN

CHRIS CUNNINGHAM

Finals Day 2018

Well done to all our winners.

WINNER                               RUNNER UP

Mens Singles                       Matt Staines                        Dale Watling

Ladies Singles                      Margaret Brown                 Sarah Legg

Mens Doubles                     Matt Staines &                    Hugh Brundish &

Tim Mills                               Jamie Ruegg

Ladies Doubles                    Mary Watson &                  Fiona Tricker &

Linda Whipp                        Moira Wands

Mixed Doubles                    Mary Watson &                  Margaret Brown &

Hugh Brundish                    Robert Brown

Drawn Mixed Doubles      Mary Watson &                  Carol Clements &

David Stamp                         Hugh Brundish

Veterans Drawn                 Margaret Moyes &            Maggie Tabley &

Mixed Doubles                    Hugh Brundish                    Paddy Lea

Mens Plate                           Jamie Ruegg                        Bing Zhu

Under 10 Girls                     Verity Staines                      Hannah Colgan

Under 10 Boys                    Zetong Sun                           Samuel Bolton

Under 12 Girls                     Jessica Staines                     Verity Staines

Under 14 Girls                     Jessica Staines                     Izzy Brady

Under 16 Girls                     Jessica Staines                     Daisy Ellis

Under 16 Boys                    Peter Jardine                       Ciaron Bradley

Under 18 Boys                    Tom Garrod                         Theo Ellis

 

 

Coaching Update.

Another superb week with players concentrating on the ‘start of the point.’ Serve pressure, returning pressure plus consistency/placement of the first 3 g/strokes. Next week we’re playing mini matches and mostly points. Highlights this week have been Thursday u9’s, Thursday night adults and Friday morning ladies. Well done!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Week 5 all done with some more great work on volleys. We’ve also been mixing up some smashes to encourage movement forwards. Highlights have been Tuesday evening U9’s and Friday evening men’s advantage group. Well done to you all and next week we’re introducing some more serve/first groundstroke practice.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Club Update

With a bit of luck, a fair wind, and lots of crossed fingers & toes by the time you read this we’ll be indoors for the winter. At the time of writing we’re liaising with the company that assists with inflating our winter dome. Conditions need to be just right- certainly no high wind, which is often a challenge at the this time of year, and ideally bone dry courts to make the job easier. We’ve installed the dome every autumn since 2001 and it’s made a huge difference to the amount of tennis played in the ‘off season’. Sure, we were always outside in the years before the dome but it has enabled all of our winter league matches to continue uninterrupted plus the entire coaching program. We attract several players from other larger clubs during the winter and they get their best quality tennis with us for 5 months of the year. We even offer a dedicated ‘winter only’ membership to reflect how attractive it is for many players to be guaranteed dry, calm conditions in which to play their tennis.

Another huge bonus of having the indoor facility is that all our ‘showcase’ sessions can run all year round. We have 2 club mornings and 2 club evenings where everyone comes along and mixes in to play predominately doubles. These sessions are a great way to integrate into the club and to expand your circle of tennis friends. Lately we’ve seen a rise in court bookings from people who have met at club sessions and decided to organise another game during the week. The old saying that tennis can make you new friends is absolutely true!

If you’d like more information on coaching, either as a junior or an adult, get in contact with me and we can get you started- probably indoors for the winter!

See you on court.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

What an excellent week of work on volleys. The adult groups have all been outstanding with their application & effort- Wednesday & Friday ladies, Friday men’s Advantage plus a good show for Tuesday cardio. Next week we’ll be continuing to attack the net and bury those smashes.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Changing technique is never easy so well done to you all for such a tremendous week of effort. We’ve been hitting topspin on f/hand & b/hand sides with correct grip change. Next week we’ll be tidying up the volleys so keep the racket quiet and the feet sharp!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Excellent work all week from squads. We’ve been through wind, rain and the end of summer sun to keep our feet moving around the ball and around the court. Highlight was probably a 4-0 defeat by the Saturday 1pm squad! Next week we’ll be back on consistency/topspin.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com