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This year, the draws are available and managed via the LTA website. Courts need to be booked for all matches. To do this all you need to do is check the diary and send an email to booking@orchardtennis.co.uk. Bookings are on a first come first served basis.

Link to senior and junior draws will be posted here once created

CLUB TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES

 

1.      Only Fully Paid Adult Orchard Tennis Club Members will be allowed to enter the Adult Club Tournament

2.      Courts may be booked by contacting Aleem Cummins (07894 967964) or e mailing bookings@orchardtennis.co.uk.  Please note that league matches, club events, match practice, coaching and social tennis will take priority for court bookings.

3.      All matches must be played by the deadlines stated.  All entrants are expected to offer good availability during both weekday evenings and weekends such that all matches can be played at Orchard LTC.  Extensions to these deadlines will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances and must be agreed by (a) both players/pairings, (b) the opponents in the next round and (c) the Tournament Committee.

4.      Following each match the winners should enter their names into the next round on the tournament sheet posted in the clubhouse and email the score or outcome of the match championships@orchardtennis.co.uk

5.      The Mini Red  tournament will be the best of 1 ten point tie break, which will be played on a round

      Robin basis, with the best 2 points score playing in a final.

6.       The Mini Orange tournament will be the best of 3 seven point tie break, which will be played on a  round Robin basis, with the best 2 playing in a final

7.      The Mini Green Tournament sets 1& 2 First to 4 games, tie break at 4-4, set 3 Match tiebreak  (to 10  points with 2 clear)  will be played on a round robin basis with the top 2 playing in a final                                                   

8.       For all other tournament matches except Mixed 50+ tournament  will be the best of three sets, with a tie-break for first two sets and long set for the third set.

9.      The qualification date for age purposes for the Junior Tournaments will be based on the LTA Competition age groups, this will be listed in the Orchard clubhouse.

10.  All entrants should ensure that they are available to play on the Finals Day and the Reserve Finals Day.  The Singles Finals will start from 1pm onwards and the Doubles Finals from 3pm onwards.

11.  Postponement of finals will only be considered in truly exceptional circumstances and will only take place with the agreement of all competing players and the Tournament Committee. 

12.  In the event that a player or pairing becomes aware after the start of a tournament that they would not be able to play in the final, then they must withdraw from that tournament prior to the semi-final stages and inform the Tournament Committee.

13.  In the event that a player or pairing becomes aware after reaching the semi-final of a tournament that they would not be able to play in the final, then the player or pairing must withdraw from that tournament immediately and inform the Tournament Committee.

14.  In the event that a player or pairing becomes aware having reached the final of a tournament that they would not be able to play in the final, then they should inform the Tournament Committee immediately.  The Tournament Committee reserves the right to invite the semi-finalist who had previously lost to that player or pairing to play in the final in their place.

15.  For any Adult Tournament queries, please contact Ian Adams / Fiona McConnell  or e-mail championships@orchardtennis.co.uk

16. For any Junior Tournament queries, please contact Steve Pantall / Julia Howard or email coaching@orchardtennis.co.uk

17.  The Tournament Committee below has been appointed.  Their decisions regarding any aspects of the Tournaments will be final. The tournament strictly follows the LTA Code of Conduct for Players and Spectators.

 Orchard LTC Tournament Committee:

Steve Pantall  (01707 376444)             email  coaching@orchardtennis.co.uk

Ian Adams (01707 329615)                   email ianadams9@sky.com

Fiona Mc Connell (01727 855268)        email f.mcconnell@hotmail.co.uk

          






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