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.

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  The 3rd team was withdrawn due to insufficient members wanting to play in the teams.

Summer 2017
Men’s 1
, having been relegated in 2016 finished top of Division 4B having dropped just 2 rubbers and a point at Woolton Hill and therefore return to Division 3 in 2018. Men’s 2 again stay in Division 4 after finishing 4th again, although just a point behind the team in 2nd place. Men’s 3 having been relegated to Division 6B in 2016 finished as runners up and a point behind Wargrave 3 so return to Division 5 in 2018.

Matches are played on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

Winter 2018/19

Men’s 1   Men’s 2   Men’s 3

Winter 2017/18
Men’s 1  finished 2nd in Division 3 and are promoted while Men’s 2 and  Men’s 3 stay in Divisions 5 and 6 respectively, but switching E/W.


Ladies'

Matches are played Saturday afternoons at 1:30.

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.

Summer 2017
After losing the Ladies’ Captain to injury, Ladies’ 1 finished bottom of Division 4A and will be relegated. Ladies’ 2 finished bottom of Division 5B having finished 5th and will also be relegated.  An influx of new lady members towards the end of 2017 should ensure better results in 2018.

Matches are played on Saturday afternoons at 12:30.

Winter 2018/19

Ladies’ 1   Ladies’ 2

Winter 2017/18
Ladies’ 1  finished top of Division 4 and are promoted.  Ladies’ 2 finished 3rd in Division 8 and are also promoted.

Mixed

Matches are played Saturday afternoons at 1:30.

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.

Summer 2017
Just two teams last summer after a struggle to get players in the winter. With both teams having been relegated last summer, Mixed 1 finished 4th in Division 3B and Mixed 2 5th in Division 4B and will be relegated again.  We’ve re-introduced the 3rd team for 2018 in order to introduce members to playing matches at a reasonable level.

Matches are played on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

Winter 2018/19

Mixed 1   Mixed 2   Mixed 3

Winter 2017/18
All three teams picked up enough points at the end of the season to remain in their respective divsions,  Mixed 1 in Division 3,  Mixed 2 in Division 5 and  Mixed 3 in Division 6.  However, a reorganisation of the divisions sees Mixed 2 put up to 4 and Mixed 3 to 5E.

Juniors

Matches are played Sunday mornings at 10:00 or Saturday afternoons at 1:30.

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

Summer 2017

18U Boys   14U Boys

Matches are played on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

Winter 2018/19
15-18U Boys   14U Boys

Winter 2017/18
15-18U Boys   14U Boys

Veterans

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

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.

Summer 2017
The Ladies’ Over-40 team finished 2nd in Division 3, again on the same points as winners Bracknell B but ahead on rubbers and are promoted for the second year running, this time to Division 2.

The Men’s Over-45 team finished 6th in Division 2 and stay there again.  Bucklebury, a side packed with ex-county players who we unfortunately met in the first round,  only managed 3 of their 7 fixtures – presumably they couldn’t field a team once these players became ineligible after playing for their 1st team who won Division 1.

The Men’s Over-55 team finished 4th in Division 1 behind perennial winners 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

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.

Spring 2017
Men’s Team Tennis 1 finished 2nd in Open Men’s Division 3 and are promoted for 2018.  Men’s Team Tennis 2 finished bottom of Open Men’s Division 5C and are in 5A for 2018.

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

Teams of two play 2 singles and 1 doubles rubbers with a champions tie-break instead of a 3rd set if 1 set all.

 

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