All League Matches

The club enters teams in the Berkshire Ladies’, Men’s and Mixed Doubles Leagues and in the Junior Leagues, in the Winter and the Summer. Also Men’s teams in the Berkshire Team Tennis League in the Spring and Ladies’ and Men’s Teams in the Veterans Leagues in the Summer.  Players must have a British Tennis Membership number to play in these league matches.  In addition, to play in Berkshire Team Tennis, players must have a British Tennis Rating.

 

Men's

Matches are played on Saturday afternoons at 1:30 and usually last about 3 hours.

Summer 2019
Men’s 1
finished 2nd in Division 3B in 2019 just missing out on promotion once again. Men’s 2 won Division 4A and will be promoted for 2020.  Men’s 3 finished 2nd in Division 6B and will be promoted; a terrific result after being withdrawn from the league in 2018.

Summer 2018
Men’s 1
finished 2nd in Division 3B, just missing out on promotion by a point to Wargrave.  Men’s 2 finished 3rd in a close Division 4A, also missing promotion by a point but just a point above the relegation places.  The 3rd team was withdrawn due to insufficient members wanting to play in the teams.

Matches are played on Sunday mornings at 10:00 and usually last about 3 hours.

Winter 2019/20
Men’s 1  are in Division 2 again.  Men’s 2 are in Division 4 after winning Division 5W last winter.  Men’s 3 stay in Division 6E.

Winter 2018/19
Men’s 1 stay in Division 2 after coming 6th in 2018/19.    Men’s 2 won Division 5W gaining the single promotion spot to Division 4.   Men’s 3 stay in Division 6 after finishing 6th in Division 6E.


Ladies'

Matches are played Saturday afternoons at 1:30 and usually last about 3 hours.

Summer 2019
Ladies’ 1 finished top of Division 4B and are promoted for the second year running.  Ladies’ 2 bounce back following their relegation last season, winning Division 7B for the loss of a single point.

Summer 2018
Ladies’ 1 finished top of Division 5B without dropping a point.  Ladies’ 2  finished 5th in Division 6A and are relegated along with Binfield, the one team they beat.  However, four players represented the club for the first time and gained valuable experience.

Matches are played on Saturday afternoons at 12:30 and usually last about 3 hours.

Winter 2019/20
Ladies’ 1 are in Division 3 for another season.   Ladies’ 2 stay put in Division 7 having just missed out on promotion.

Winter 2018/19
Ladies’ 1 narrowly missed out on promotion to Division 2 after finishing 3rd in Division 3 in 2018/19.   Ladies’ 2 probably stay in Division 7 after finishing 4th, a point outside the promotion places.

Mixed

Matches are played Saturday afternoons at 1:30 and usually last about 3 hours.

Summer 2019
Mixed 1 are in Division 2 after winning Division 3B last summer.  Mixed 2 remain in Division 5B and Mixed 3 stay in Division 7B.

Summer 2018
Mixed 1 won Division 3B and are promoted to Division 2.  Mixed 2 won their last match to avoid relegation from Division 5B.  Mixed 3  finished second from bottom in Division 7 and stay there having given several members their first taste of league tennis.

Matches are played on Sunday mornings at 10:00 and usually last about 3 hours.

Winter 2019/20
Mixed  1
are in Division 3,  Mixed 2 are in Division 4 and Mixed 3 are in Division 5E.

Winter 2018/19
Mixed 1 stay in Division 3 after finishing 5th in 2018/19,  Mixed 2 stay in Division 4 after finishng 4th and  Mixed 3 just hung on to stay in Division 5.

Juniors

Matches are played Sunday mornings at 10:00 or Saturday afternoons at 1:30.  14U and 18U matches usually last about 2.5 hours, 10U matches 2 hours.

Summer 2019
Extra junior teams entered for this summer following the expected influx of members from Wojtek’s coaching squads…
18U Boys A     18U Boys B    both in Division 2B.

18U Girls in Division 2A.

14U Boys A in Division 2A    14U Boys B in Division 2B

10U Mixed in Division 1B

Summer 2018
18U Boys finished top of Division 2 Group B.  14U Boys finished 3rd in Division 2 Group B.

Matches are played on Sunday mornings at 10:00.  14U and 18U matches usually last about 2.5 hours, 10U matches 2 hours.

Winter 2019/20

18U Boys A  and  18U Boys B  are in Division 2, 18U Girls are in Division 2, 14U Boys A  are in Division 1B,   14U Boys B are in Division 2B and 10U Mixed are in Group B.

Winter 2018/19
15-18U Boys   14U Boys

Veterans

Veterans play their matches on midweek evenings usually at 6:15pm and last about 3 hours.  Home veterans matches are usually played on Monday evenings but occasionally on Fridays.

Summer 2019
Ladies’ Over-40 finished 3rd in Division 3 and will stay there.

Men’s Over-45 finished 7th in Division 2 and will be relegated to Division 3 for 2020.

Men’s Over-55 finished 4th in Division 1 and avoid relegation yet again.

Summer 2018
Ladies’ Over-40 finished 6th after a tough season in Division 2 and will be relegated after two successive seasons of promotion.

Men’s Over-45 finished 5th in Division 2 and will stay there again.

Men’s Over-55 yet again finished 4th in Division 1 behind Maidenhead A, Maidenhead B and David Lloyd Newbury.

Men's Team Tennis Berkshire

Matches are played on Sunday mornings at 10:00 from April to June and usually last about 3 hours.

Spring 2019
Men’s Team Tennis 1  finished 2nd in Open Men’s Division 3 and will be promoted back to Division 2.
Men’s Team Tennis 2
finished top of Open Men’s Division 5A and will be promoted for 2020.

Spring 2018
Men’s Team Tennis 1 finished 5th in Open Men’s Division 2 and will probably be relegated back to Division 3.
Men’s Team Tennis 2
finished 2nd in Open Men’s Division 5A and will probably be promoted to Division 4.

Format for Adult Doubles matches

Winter & Veterans
Teams of 4 players play 4 rubbers, each being 2 tie-break sets with a deciding championship tie-break (to 10) if 1 set all.  3 points are gained for a clear win, 2 for a 2-2 win on sets or games and 1 for a 2-2 loss. In the rare event of a tie where ALL SCORES are equal, a tie-break shoot out is played to determine the winner. The tie-break is won by the first pair to reach 10 points with a two point difference. Any two of the four team members can contest this shoot out. This tie-break will count as one set and one game only.

Summer
Teams of 4 players play 4 rubbers, each the best of 3 tie-break sets. 3 points are gained for a clear win, 2 for a 2-2 win on sets or games and 1 for a 2-2 loss. In the rare event of a tie where ALL SCORES are equal, a tie-break shoot out should be played to determine the winner. The tie-break shall be won by the first pair to reach 10 points with a two point difference. Any two of the four team members can contest this shoot out. This tie-break will count as one set and one game only.

Format for Adult Team Tennis matches

Scoring
Teams of four play 4 singles rubbers followed by 2 rubbers of doubles. Rubbers are the best of 3 tie-break sets and, IF THE SCORE IS 3 RUBBERS ALL, a tie-break shootout is played. Two points are scored for each rubber won and one is scored by the winner of the shootout.

Who plays who is determined by the Player Ratings of the team members.

Tie-break Shootout
A tie-break shoot-out consists of two singles tiebreaks (to 10 points, with 2 clear) played at the same time followed by a doubles tie-break if necessary. No player may play in more than one tiebreak. Players are to be nominated as follows:

Tie-break 1 (Singles): One of the original players from the 1st/2nd singles rubbers.
Tie-break 2 (Singles): One of the original players from the 3rd/4th singles rubbers.
Tie-break 3 (Doubles): A pairing comprising any two of the other players who have played in the match.

Format for Junior matches

Mixed 10U

  • Teams of 4 play 4 singles and 2 doubles
  • Sets 1 and 2: First to 4 games (with 2 clear), tiebreak at 4-4
  • Set 3 (if reqd) Match tiebreak (to 10 points with 2 clear)

Boys 14U and Boys & Girls 18U

  • Teams of 2 play 2 singles and 1 doubles
  • Sets 1 and 2: First to 6 games (with 2 clear), tiebreak at 6-6
  • Set 3 (if reqd) Match tiebreak (to 10 points with 2 clear)

 

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