22/05/2015

Tennis Sydney winter swingers 2015

Don’t let the cooler weather stiffen you up in the coming months. Entry is now open for the Tennis Sydney Winter ‘Swingers’ 2015 Competition.

‘Swingers’ is a great opportunity to play doubles with a different person each week, but is an individual competition where the winner is determined by the highest number of games won. Entry is limited to 36 players in 4 divisions so enter now to avoid disappointment. The comp will start on Thursday, 11 June. This comp we are introducing an exciting finals night for the top 4 players in each division.

Format: 3 pro-sets of doubles. Sets are first to 8, tie-break at 7-7 all. Sudden death on the 2nd deuce will be played in all games from the start of play.

Swinging: 2 courts are allocated for each of the divisions. Each week, you will be allocated a NEW partner for the night. You and your partner will play a total of 3 sets of doubles against 3 of the other pairings. You play this format each week until you have played with everybody in your division. This is a great way to make friends and play with new people!

Who: 36 players in 4 divisions. Entry is open to 2015 Tennis Sydney and Amazon Tennis Members only (see Membership information below).

Venues, times and divisions:  

Division 1: Moore Park, 8.05pm – 10.35pm

Division 2: Parklands, 7pm – 9.30pm

Division 3: Moore Park, 8.05pm – 10.35pm

Division 4: Parklands, 7pm – 9.30pm

Scheduled dates:  9 week ‘Swingers’: Thursday,11 June 2015 – Thursday,6 August – not including rescheduled wash-outs.

Finals night: At the end of the 9 week ‘Swingers’ the top 4 players on the leader board for each division will carry their total games forward to finals night where the winner and runner-up will be decided in a 3 set ‘Swingers quickie’ as follows:

1&2 vs 3&4
1&3 vs 2&4
1&4 vs 2&3

For this night all of the winter ‘Swingers’ divisions including the Amazon Tennis ‘Swingers’ divisions will also be playing their finals based on the same format above. The date for the finals will be advised as soon as possible at the conclusion of the 9 week comp. It will be most likely Thursday 13 August (dependent on wash-outs and finish of other comp round-robins) and played at Parklands Tennis Centre. There will be drinks and nibbles and we encourage everyone who has played the comp to come along and cheer on the top 4 in each division.

Entry and fees: $155. Payment must be made at the time of entry via PayPal on the website. Your entry cannot be confirmed until payment has been received.

If you are already a Member, entry and payment via PayPal can be made online by simply logging into the Tennis Sydney website. Once logged in, on the right hand side under “My Account,” you will see the linkTennis Sydney Winter ‘Swingers’ Entry. Closing date for entries is Monday, 1 June 2015 unless all spots are filled beforehand. Remember we are only accepting the first 36 entries for this comp. The draw and rules will then be posted no later than Sunday, 7 June 2015 for a start on Thursday, 11 June.

Some final notes:

• Any questions, please email competition@tennissydney.org.au
• If would like to be a reserve, please let me know by email with your mobile number. There will be no fee, but you will need to be a Tennis Sydney and Amazon Tennis Member.
• And finally, if you wish to be a division captain which involves taking responsibility for the balls for the run of the comp; recording the results and sending them in a timely fashion; being fully conversant with the rules, order of play and expected conduct of players; and being an all round good sport, please let me know.You will be rewarded.

Looking forward to seeing you on the courts!

Cheers

Rob Ward, Tennis Sydney Competitions coordinator

Tennis Sydney and Amazon Tennis Membership

Membership is required for all Amazon Tennis and Tennis Sydney mid-week comps and special tournament days. Membership will also allow you to benefit from free Personal Accident Insurance through the Club’s Membership to Tennis NSW/ Tennis Australia. Membership fees have been pro-rated to $37.50 will see you through until 31/12/2015 and covers you for the spring comp commencing around September and the remaining special tournament days for 2015.

Waiver of Liability

By participating in Tennis Sydney Inc. and Amazon Tennis organised tennis tournaments, competitions, social play, coaching programmes and related activities and events, participants agree to waive any and all rights and claims for bodily or emotional injury; injury to their reputation; or any other damage or harms that they might suffer; or any other claims of any nature they or their legal representatives may have against Tennis Sydney Inc., Amazon Tennis, the GLTA and its officers, all tournament sites, tournament sponsors, or any organisation, facility or individual associated with these tournaments, competitions, social play and related activities and events. Participants agree to participate at their own risk and the above organisations, facilities and individuals will not be responsible for any harm, injury or damage that they might suffer. They also release and waive any and all rights to claim damages or remuneration which may arise as a result of references to, photographs, images or likenesses of them which may appear in any publication or other media coverage.

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