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
Matches will 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.
Due the amount of competition tennis throughout the summer and time for holidays the deadline has been extended to 31st August.
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 comprise of 24 games, changing end after every 4 games. All the games must be played. The matches can be played in any order.
Deadline Extension: Matches must be completed by 4th July so promotions and relegations can take place.
Any matches not played by the deadline will be awarded either as a walk over 18 games to 6, or as a draw: 12 games all. 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 neither side was responsible for the match not being played.