Offering new and existing members the chance to play ladies, men’s and mixed doubles against different pairings. Box leagues are suitable for players of all standards as there are boxes of different levels.
Women’s and Men’s Box Leagues
Men’s Box Leagues October 2021 Deadline for completing matches is 6th December
Women’s Boxes October 2021-to be launched soon
Matches comprise two tiebreak sets (7-point tiebreak) followed by a 10-point tiebreak if sets are drawn. Players get a point for each game won and an extra 2 points for winning a deciding 10-point tiebreak.
The position in the table will be determined in this order: firstly on matches won, secondly on full sets won. If these are both equal it will be decided on the difference between games won and lost and lastly if all else is equal on games won. This does away with the anomaly of scoring the same for winning 6-0, 6-0 or losing 6-7, 6-7.
Any matches not played by the deadline will be awarded either as a walkover 6-3, 6-3 or as a draw 3-6, 6-3. This decision will be made by the organisers. Reasons for awarding a walkover would be injury or continued unavailability. A draw would be decided if neither side was responsible for the match being played.
Mixed Box Leagues
Each league comprises of four men and four women. The scoring will be on an individual basis, with the best man and best woman being promoted while the man and woman with least points will be relegated.
The matches have been drawn within the box. As it would not be possible to play all the combinations, it has been limited to six matches with each player playing three. The matches have been drawn so that each man plays with 3 of the 4 women and plays against the other 3 men and 3 different women. Similarly each woman plays with 3 of the 4 men and plays against the other 3 women and 3 different men.
The matches will now comprise of 20 games, changing end after every 4 games. All the games must be played. The matches can be played in any order.
Deadline: Matches must be completed by 10th October so promotions and relegations can take place.
Unplayed matches will be awarded either as a draw 10 games all or a walkover with the unavailable/injured player scoring 4 games and the other 3 players scoring 12 games. This decision will be made by the organisers. Reasons for awarding a walk over would be injury or continued unavailability. A draw would be decided if no one was responsible for the match not being played.