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.

COVID-19
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic no matches were played in the 2020 Summer Leagues.

The 2020/21 Winter Leagues will be played under strict guidelines which can be see by clicking here

Team Captains should make sure all of the players in their team are aware of these guidelines and make every effort to adhere to them.  In addition to the usual rules regarding sanitising, not touching your face and maintaining social distancing, note…

  • Refreshments will not be provided
  • Advice about Car Sharing
  • Advice on Rain Delays
  • Need for team captain to collect all players’ details (names and emails for BOTH teams), send them to the team organiser who will keep them for 21 days for possible NHS Test & Trace.

 

Men's

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

Summer 2020
Men’s 1
stay in Division 3B having just missed out on promotion.  Men’s 2 are promoted to Division 3A for 2020 having won Division 4A.  Men’s 3 are promoted to Division 5B having finished 2nd in 2019.

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  Men’s 3 finished 2nd in Division 6B and will be promoted; a terrific result after being withdrawn from the league in 2018.

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

Winter 2020/21
Men’s 1 stay in Division 2 after coming 6th again in 2019/20.    Men’s 2 stay in Division 4 having come 4th after promotion the previous season.   Men’s 3 are in Division 6W after finishing 6th in Division 6E.

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.


Ladies'

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

Summer 2020
Ladies’ 1 are in Division 3B having won Division 4B.  Ladies’ 2  are back in Division 6B having won Division 7B.

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.

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

Winter 2020/21
Ladies’ 1 stay in Division 3 having finished 4th last season.   Ladies’ 2 are in Division 8 after finishing 4th in Division 7 last season.

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.

Mixed

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

Summer 2020
Mixed 1 were 4th in Division 2 and stay there.  Mixed 2 were 2nd in Division 5B and are in Division 4B for 2020.  No Mixed 3  this summer due to difficulty in getting 3 teams out in the winter.

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.

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

Winter 2020/21
Mixed 1 stay in Division 3 after finishing 2nd last season and  Mixed 2 stay in Division 4 after finishng 4th again.  We have no 3rd Mixed team this Winter due mainly to insufficient interest from male members.

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

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 2020
18U Boys are in Division 2.   14U Boys are in Division 1.  11U Boys are in Division 1.

Summer 2019
Extra junior teams entered last summer following an influx of members from Wojtek’s coaching squads…
18U Boys A  finished 2nd and  18U Boys B finished 4th  in Division 2B.

18U Girls finished 2nd in Division 2A.

14U Boys A finished 2nd in Division 2A    14U Boys B finished 5th in Division 2B

10U Mixed won Division 1B

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

Winter 2020/21

12U Boys   14U Boys A   14UBoys B   18UBoys A   18UBoys B

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.

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 Berkshire National League

Matches are played on Sunday mornings at 10:00 from April to June and usually last about 3 hours.  It’s now called Berkshire National League having previously been Berkshire Team Tennis and Aegon.

Spring 2020
Men’s National League 1 are back in Open Men’s Division 2 having finished 2nd in Division 3.
Men’s National League 2
are in Open Men’s Division 4 having won Division 5A.

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.

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 National League 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 11U & 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)

Rules & Scoresheets

Click on the links below for the competitions’ Rules and Scoresheets.

Rules
Berkshire Summer League
Berkshire Winter League
Berkshire Veterans League
Berkshire National League (formerly Team Tennis Berkshire and includes Junior Summer Leagues)
LTA National  League Berkshire (formally Berkshire Junior Winter League)

Scoresheets
Berkshire Adult Leagues
Berkshire National League (4 singles & 2 doubles)
10U(4 singles & 2 doubles)
11U – 18U (2 singles & 1 doubles)

 

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