A Reserve

This is a new grade for the 2021-22 season for teenagers & is played at the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre from 11 am on Saturday mornings.  All players are asked to be at the Tennis Centre no later than 10.30 am to warm up & be ready to commence play as the Jnr A, B & C games finish.

Teams are made up of four players, with four singles & two doubles games being played each week.

Game Format

Singles:  Two full sets & tie break
Doubles:  Two sets to four & super tie

Dates for 2021-22 season

A Reserve will start on Saturday 16th October and will finish Saturday 18th December 2021.

There will be no A Reserve on the following dates:

  • Saturday 23rd October [Ashburton Trust Junior Open - Labour weekend]
  • Saturday 13th November [Canterbury Show weekend]
  • Saturday 3rd December [Frontrunner Bush Inn Junior Age Group Champs]

A Reserve will resume on Saturday 12th February and finishes for the season on Saturday 19th March 2022

There will be no A Reserve on the following dates:

  • Saturday 19th February [TranzAlpineHoney Graded Tournament]

End of season Prize Giving will be held at the conclusion of play on the last day of Interclub Saturday 19th March 2022.

A Reserve Teams

The teams in this grade are made up of players across all the clubs in the interests of making this competition as fair as possible across all teams.  

Singles are to be played first, followed by doubles.
• Singles are to be played on the courts as allocated above.
• Games on courts 1 - 4 will enter through gate 2 from the Domain
• Games on courts 5 – 8 will enter through gate 4 from the Domain
• Games on courts 9 – 12 will enter through the main complex gate on Oak Grove
• Games on courts 13 – 16 will enter through the back gate from the Domain beside the Helipad
• Doubles will be played on the back four bays to allow Open Grade to play at 1 pm.
• Each fixture is considered to be its own bubble. Please remain in your own bay/bubble & do not mix with players on any other bays who are not in your team or your opposition.
• Once you have completed your doubles matches please leave the Tennis Centre via the gate closest to the courts you are playing on.
• A Reserve players & spectators are asked to wait outside the Tennis Centre until Junior Interclub has finished please.
• Team Managers are allowed to organise their teams & need to wear a mask please.
• Masks are to be worn at all times by parents/caregivers.
• Players aged 12 yrs & 3 months and over are to wear a Face mask to & from the Tennis Centre & may remove it while actually playing.
• Spectators may watch from the outside fence in the Domain or may enter the complex via the main gate by the turnstile & sit on the grandstand or picnic area. You are not to enter the courts or sit courtside please.
• When entering the complex please scan in & use the hand sanitiser provided.
• The pavilion will be closed, there will be no pizza & drinks at the conclusion of play.
• The toilets/changing rooms in the pavilion will be accessed via the back door up the ramp. Please do not congregate in this area

Ideally we want the singles match ups to be as meaningful and competitive as possible ie, No 1s playing each other and the same for No 2s, 3s & 4s.  

Please ensure games are started promptly.   The aim is for all games to be completed by 1 pm in time for Open Grade to start.

New tennis balls are provided every second week.  Each week the balls must be collected and stored at the Tennis Centre, along with the team booklets.  These booklets have space to record the match results and the winning team needs to take a photo of the completed scoresheet & email to results@midcanterburytennis.co.nz

Gate entry is included in the team entry charged to your club. 

A Reserve Draw

Please click the link above for the draw for the 2021-22 season

A Reserve Points Table

Please click the link above for the A Reserve points table for the 2021-22 season