WTA & HEAD Women’s Doubles Interclub Pre-Xmas 2022
Due to the popularity of midweek club nights within the clubs there are not the numbers to run this competition at the present time. We will review this after Christmas. If you are interested in playing please register your interest with your club captain so we have an acurate gauge of numbers when next reviewed.
The Women’s Midweek Doubles competition is for women who want to play more competitively than social tennis, but without having to play singles which is required in regional 1 and 2. The teams can be made up of players from different clubs, but they must be affiliated to a club or school and players of all ages can play, although must be of at least be of confident ability.
Format – 3 players per team. Doubles. 3 games of Doubles. (1&2 v 1&2, 1&3 v 1&3….) Best of 17 games, standard tiebreaker at 8-8.
Cost – TBA
Start time – Wednesday Evenings - 6:00pm.
If teams are wanting a practice hit prior to the fixture, they must assemble at the venue early to ensure that play starts on time.
Balls – ‘Away’ team to provide 1 near-new 4-Ball can of Head ATP Balls for each fixture.
Results Sheets – You cannot consult with the other team captain on their playing order before filling out your own team sheet. Use the official results sheets provided. Results need to be entered immediately into MatchHub, to ensure media deadlines can be met. Team captains will be enabled to enter results here: http://tennis.org.nz/ResultsLogin.asp
Eligible Players – Teams must field players who are affiliated to a tennis club or school. If you are going to use a player(s) who are affiliated to another club or school or have no configure ranking, please ensure they are listed in your squad prior to the fixture.
Rules - It is important that all players and Team Captains are up to speed with the interclub guidelines (these may differ from those used in the composite league). Players to be ranked in order of their Configure Ranking or playing merit within the same grade. Find a copy of the Regional One interclub guidelines on the WTA website under Interclub.
Play-Off’s – For this competition there will be semi-finals and then a final between the top four ranked teams after pool play. To be eligible to play in the final, a player must have competed in one fixture prior to the final.
Inclement Weather/Postponements – In the event of inclement weather, you need to contact the captain of the team from the host club, by phone, to establish the chances of play commencing. If a fixture is unable to be played on its scheduled day, the affected teams need to communicate immediately to discuss the possibility of re-scheduling this fixture for another day. If every effort has been made but the fixture cannot be started or completed, the points will be shared.