Please be ready to play at the following times:
PLEASE NOTE THE CENTRE NOW SHUTS AT 4PM AT WEEKENDS, SO NO ACCESS TO TOILETS AFTER THIS TIME AND BACK GATE WILL BE LOCKED
2.30pm: Thomas.P, Nicholas.P, Richie, Oliver
Thomas vs Oliver
Nicholas vs Richie
Thomas vs Richie
Nicholas vs Oliver
TBC - decided by the boys
**Please note the centre closes at 4pm at the weekend. The tennis will continue, but the building will be closed, so no access to water or toilets after 4pm**
Please be ready to play at the following times:
Kartik bt Panos 4-0
Cormac bt Yaseen 4-1
Ronak bt Ronik 4-0
Lukas bt Oliver 4-1
Cormac bt Panos 5-3
Ronak bt Yaseen 4-1
Lukas bt Kartik 4-0
Ronik bt Oliver 4-1
Panos/Yaseen bt Cormac/Oliver 5-4 (4-2)
Lukas/Ronik bt Ronak/Kartik 4-2
Please check here BEFORE contacting Nick. Press 'Refresh' to be sure. We will always try to get Matchplay completed, even in poor weather. It is very rare that we have to cancel, but any weather updates will be posted here at least 30 minutes before the start.
Matchplay must be booked online through Clubspark, unless your child has credits remaining from the previous payment system, in which case please email/text Nick to book your place.
Please ensure children's tennis shoes are COMPLETELY free of mud and dirt, especially on the soles. Children MUST NOT walk or play on any muddy/grassy land before going onto the courts. Respecting this will help reduce the slipperiness of the courts when wet, and in turn reduce the risk of slips and falls, and any injuries that they cause.
If numbers don't work out to give everyone a doubles game, then usually those that signed up latest will miss out on doubles. You can also request not to play doubles when signing up.
Doubles will use sudden death deuce, and players are expected to use traditional formations with net players so they can work on their volley skills. At deuce, the next point wins the game, and the receiving team can nominate who the server serves to.
All players are expected to respect fair play, their opponents, and their surroundings. Any unacceptable behaviour will usually be dealt with first by a soft warning from the coach in charge, and then point penalties for further misdemeanours.
Players must have a ball in their pocket ready for 2nd serve should they miss their first serve. The opponent is allowed to claim the point should a player not have a 2nd ball ready after a missed first serve!
Current active win streaks (Jan 4th): 27 (Tristan in Yellow), 16 (Thomas in Yellow)
Longest Matchplay win streak: 60 (Tristan Scurr - ended Oct 2015 by Leo Pettit), Owen Davies 56, Rohan Madaher 45 (34G/9O/2Y), Nicholas Kram 32 (17G/10O/5Y).
Longest win streak in Yellow: 56 (Owen Davies - ended Jan 2012 by Louis Cuff).
Longest win streak in Green: 60 (Tristan Scurr - ended Oct 2015 when he moved to Yellow!). Raphael Bucher 22, Nicola Siedl, Harry Pocock and Tom Goodwin all managed 21, Harry Vincent 20.
Longest win streak in Orange: 27 (Moritz Stuebing - ended Oct 2010 by Seb Sabania), Rosie McDermott 25.
Most Race points won from one Matchplay (the maximum!): 26 (Moritz Stuebing - Dec 2016)
Longest Tie-break: 14-12 (Matteo Strathmann and Tristan Scurr - August 2014)
Most match points saved before winning: 11 (Joe Horner vs Ross Butland - August 2009)
Most match points needed before winning: 14 (Harry Vincent vs Tomos Croxon - October 2008)
Youngest Matchplay Winner: 6yrs 2mths (Skye Hair (June 2014) and Anton Hansel (Nov 2011))
Total Number of Matchplay matches played: 11520 as of the end of 2020
Weather record: Between Sun 10th August 2014 and Sat 6th October 2018, not one single Matchplay was completely cancelled due to weather! Who needs California!
Read through the following facts for any competitive tennis match, and accept that they are true. Remind yourself of this acceptance when you are next on court and feel things boiling over. If you can accept things you don't like in a tennis match, you won't need to react so badly to them. If you don't react badly so often, your emotional state will be more under control, which will have you better prepared for each and every point in the match. Emotional control will also give you important skills for all aspects of life, and not just the power to win more tennis matches than you otherwise would.
1) I have no right to win this tennis match
2) I may well have setbacks during this match, when I can choose to either react badly, or try and find a solution to them
3) I may not play my best tennis in this match
4) My opponent may well play excellent tennis at any time during this match
5) I may get some close line calls
6) My opponent has the right to never give up
7) I may well lose a lead in this match. If this happens, my choices are to either get upset, or to try my best to keep fighting to regain the lead.
8) I will make mistakes in this match
9) My opponent will win points from my errors
10) My opponent may well get some lucky winners. I can't control this, so getting upset about something I can't control is the sign of a mentally weak tennis player.