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
continue in Division 3B in 2019 having just missed out on promotion in 2018. Men’s 2 again stay in Division 4A and Men’s 3 are fortunate to play in Division 6B having been withdrawn from the competition last summer.

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  The 3rd team was withdrawn due to insufficient members wanting to play in the teams.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 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 and usually last about 3 hours.

Summer 2019
Ladies’ 1 are promoted to Division 4B after their dominant performance last summer. Ladies’ 2 start in Division 7B following their relegation from DIvision 6A.

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 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 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 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.  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 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 and last about 3 hours.  Home veterans matches are usually played on Monday evenings but occasionally on Fridays.

Summer 2019
Ladies’ Over-40 are back in Division 3.

Men’s Over-45 spend another year in Division 2.

Men’s Over-55 stay in an increasingly stronger Division 1.

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 are relegated to Open Men’s Division 3 after finishing 5th in Division 2.
Men’s Team Tennis 2
are unlucky not to be promoted after finishing 2nd last year and remain in Open Men’s Division 5A.

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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