DOUBLES MATCHES: These will all 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.
MATCH RESULTS: These will be available for 1 week only, and posted in the boxes above usually by Monday morning at the latest.
CODE OF CONDUCT: 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.
HELPFUL ADVICE: Having trouble keeping it together when playing tennis matches? 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.
1) I have no right to win this tennis match
2) I may well have setbacks during this match
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
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 in this match
Sunday 24th March
3.45pm: Enrique, Lam, Liam, James.C, Nicholas, Lucas
4.10pm: Tristan, Thomas
Enrique vs Lam
Liam vs James.C
Thomas vs Lam
Enrique vs James.C
Thomas vs Liam
Nicholas vs Lucas
Tristan vs Nicholas
Tristan vs Lucas
Liam/James vs Enrique/Lam
Tristan/Thomas vs Lucas/Nicholas
Saturday 23rd March
3pm: Rohan, Ronak, Dylan, Ken, Lam, Krishna
3.25pm: Uche, Josh.H
3.50pm: Arthur, Dan, Thomas, Skye
4.15pm: Rosie, Josh.D, Sam
*Queries to Jeremy on 07788270037*
Rosie vs Arthur
Dan vs Skye
Thomas vs Arthur
Thomas vs Skye
Rosie vs Dan
Josh vs Sam (long)
Lam vs Dylan
Josh.H vs Ken
Lam vs Krishna
Dylan vs Ken
Krishna vs Josh.H
Rohan vs Ronak
Rohan vs Uche
Ronak vs Uche
Ronak/Uche vs Rohan/Ken
Krishna/Josh.H vs Dylan/Lam
Josh/Sam vs Rosie/Skye
Arthur/Dan vs Thomas/Skye
Dodgy Weather:Please check here BEFORE contacting Nick. Press 'Refresh' to be sure. Updated latest 30mins before the start.
**PLEASE REMEMBER TO EITHER SEND YOUR CHILD WITH PAYMENT, OR BRING PAYMENT WHEN YOU COME DOWN - PAYMENT SHOULD NOW BE MADE AT HAWKER RECEPTION, AND THE RECEIPT HANDED TO ME BEFORE YOUR CHILD PLAYS THEIR FIRST MATCH. PAYMENT OPTIONS: £8 FOR 1 MATCHPLAY, £37.50 FOR 5 MATCHPLAYS, £70 FOR 10 MATCHPLAYS, AND £130 FOR 20 MATCHPLAYS**
WINTER FOOTWEAR: 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.
NO DOUBLES MATCH?: 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.
Current active win streaks: 31 (Nicholas - 4 Yellow, 17 Green, 10 Orange), 6 (Dan in Yellow)
Longest Matchplay win streak: 60 (Tristan Scurr - ended Oct 2015 by Leo Pettit), Rohan Madaher 45 (34G/9O/2Y).
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: 10163 as of the end of 2017
Last time Matchplay cancelled due to weather: Sat 6th October 2018 (rain), before 2018-Sun 10th August 2014!
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