We are pleased to confirm that the Club will be running Senior and Junior Tournaments this year. Junior Finals Day will be on Saturday 8th of July and Senior Finals Day will be on the following Saturday, 15th of July.
There will be the usual main events with plate competitions running alongside each of them for anyone eliminated in the first rounds. Players will automatically be entered into the plate competitions so there will be an opportunity for everyone to play lots of tennis.We are happy to confirm the return of a popular introduction from last year, Vets over 45 singles tournaments. You must fit in that age bracket when you apply, so before the end of April. The Vets finals will likely not be on the same day as the other finals, because of scheduling difficulties.
The events are:-
· Ladies’ Singles
· Men’s Singles
· Ladies’ Doubles
· Men’s Doubles
· Mixed Doubles
· Men’s Vets Singles (Over 45)
· Ladies Vets Singles (Over 45)
One important change this year…
In all matches before the final, you and your opponent(s) can chose to agree to play a full 3rd set if you are level on 1 set each. You must have this discussion before the match starts and agree 3 full sets is preferred by both parties. If you cannot agree, the format will remain the same as previous years where a championship tiebreak to 10 replaces the third set, so this should be seen as the default. Championship tiebreaks will also be used on finals day, so all matches can be played within a limited schedule.
We will draw the tournament live at the clubhouse on Sunday the 30th of April and make the draws available to all entrants digitally and in the tea room shortly after. On the 30th, we are hosting a winter finals day, so there will be tennis to watch from 1pm, with the summer tournament draw and drinks to be enjoyed immediately afterwards. Important to note the following day is a bank holiday!
The matches confirmed currently are below:
David Barden & Anthony Macpherson
Ryan Harper-Bermejo & Michael Coulon
Beckie Glazebrook & Lucy Bear
Catherine Kennedy & Sara Hindley
There should also be a mixed doubles final to watch, but all the finalists are not yet confirmed.
Tournament registration and match results will be submitted digitally as is the new norm. But the wall charts will also be up in the tea room once the competitions have started, so you can plot your route to the final. To enter, please send an email to email@example.com.
There is no entry fee for any of the events but please note that the club does not provide balls for tournament matches other than the finals, so you will need to bring your own. To participate you must also have paid your subscription for the upcoming membership year. Please also do not apply for the tournament if you can not make it to final’s day this year – July 15th.
To be included in this year’s event, please send your email with the following information by midnight on April 28th.
• Contact telephone number
• Email address
• Events you want to enter
• If doubles events, please state your pre-arranged partner(s) or if you would like to be paired up by tournament organisers, we will do our best to find partners for you.
Some junior players will be invited to take part in the senior tournaments where appropriate, and they will be contacted individually.
Details of the PBTC Junior Tournament will be sent out separately by Mark Love in a few weeks, but the finals day for those events will be July 8th.
Enjoy your tennis,
The Tournament Committee