How to set up your matches
First things first! Make sure you've joined a league...You can't win the raffle if you don't buy a ticket!
Once you have joined a round and paid your round fee you will be organised into a group of players of similar standard.
We will send you the email addresses and telephone numbers of all the players in your group and post them to your account page on the website (do check yours – if we have got it wrong, or your contact details have changed, let us know as soon as possible). Contact details are also published to your account tab.
Organising matches can be hard! Juggling schedules is never easy, but everyone who has joined is keen to play.
- You email everyone in your group straightaway. Let them know the times you are free to play.
- Organise your first match quickly! What seems like a long time in which to play soon becomes a last-minute scrabble. And remember, if you play THREE matches by the half-way point you will receive bonus points and a free can of tennis balls.
- Put your opponents’ phone numbers in your phone; if you are late to a match or have to reschedule at the last minute, at least you will be able to get in touch.
Keep it friendly!
The league is a great way to make new friends and build up your own network of tennis partners. But there are a few things you can do to keep the cogs of the machine running smoothly...
Try always to respond to requests for matches - especially if they have been sent to you personally. Players who enter the tennis Bermuda Triangle make things tricky for their opponents!
If you have to reschedule a match give as much time as possible - and if you are on the wrong end of a rescheduling, try to be sympathetic; you never know when you may have to do the same. There are rules for walkovers and forfeits, but everyone would much prefer to see matches played.