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On The Edge Tennis Winter 2016/17 Schedule

Hi all please read on and mark the relevant dates in your diary, and enter or register interest for each event asap. Winter is a horrible time for tennis players and coaches, but I aim to keep us both busy this season, so it passes quickly into the Spring.

WEDNESDAY 12TH OCTOBER.

Mix In session League has STARTED for members.

Each Wednesday 6pm til 7:30pm until 22nd March 2017 ,   first 8 players to respond each week get to play. Each night you get organised into 3 x 25 minute timed sets under the floodlights, sudden deuce applies to keep games tally rolling. Players get 1 point for each match played, a point for a draw and 2 points for a win, penalty points for being late etc are also applied. A league/ranking table will be updated every week, with a trophy up for grabs for the highest points total. The Salver is currently held by injured big server Dan Platt, win percentage decides league placing when tied.

£6 per week 07780 777774 to register interest.

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OCTOBER 14TH

FRIDAY JUNIOR NIGHT Continues Winter style 6pm-7pm (7:30pm latest pick up) £5 for coaching includes how to play top class doubles, keep on playing throughout the winter under the lights, book with Clayton. Non members welcome.

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STARTING 20TH OCTOBER   Adult Classes

THURSDAYS CARDIO TENNIS …. NOW 7PM -8PM 8 chances left to shed pounds before CHRISTMAS

FRIDAYS 7PM -8:30PM Drills and Games session all levels

MONDAYS 7PM – 8:30PM Drills, games for intermediates.

TUESDAYS 7:30PM CARDIO TENNIS ….. shhh, this one is half price!!!For Guys and Ghouls

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HALLOWEEN HALF TERM TENNIS CAMP

Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th October 1pm til 4pm (1pm start time only)

£15 per day, £40 full week

Trick or Treat prizes all week, costumes/,masks welcomed.

SCARY OFFER 2nd siblings only are HALF PRICE.

Ages 5-15, skills, drills, games, tournaments.

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HALLOWEEN MIXED TROUBLES COMPETITION OVER 18′S ONLY

SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER UNDER THE EERY FLOODLIGHTS 5PM-7PM

12 PLAYERS ONLY, LOTS OF PARTNER SWAPPING,

FULL FANCY DRESS, SPOOKY MUSIC,

TRICK OR TREATS INCLUDE THIS ACE ONE…..

Serve an ACE both players take a chocolate TREAT, Be ACED and both players take a TRICK SHOT of (TEQUILA) (or blood red wine if driving) during the game. Loads of spot prizes too, courtesy of Benenden.

PRIZE FOR BEST Costume, and Winners take home the remaining booze and chocolates.

Matches are timed, with the emphasis on some great social tennis.

ENTER NOW, £7 per entry, £12 per couple, all levels. Don’t forget your bats. I’ll drive home anyone who likes getting aced!!!!

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Kids Schools Out Classes To continue throughout the Winter, sort those gloves out, TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS 4:30PM

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SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

GUY FAWKES… BANGERS AND SMASH MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT.

1pm start £8 per person, partners will be drawn randomly on the day, then FREE POINTS awarded to better handicap pairs, these FREE points are called BANGERS, shout BANGERS at any time to claim a free point or more if you have enough BANGERS left.  Prizes for the winners and runner’s up of the tournament.

Bangers and Mash (with onion gravy of course) will then be available to warm you up included in the entry fee, don’t worry GUYS, FAWKES will be provided too. Close competition promised with added tactical use of BANGERS could promise some fireworks in the final, all accompanied by some banging tunes.

Enter now 07780 777774

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SUNDAY    22ND NOVEMBER

OTET WINTER GRAND SLAM OF TENNIS HANDICAP SINGLES Starts    Relive Last seasons  VIDEO glory here >>  https://www.facebook.com/ontheedgetennis/videos/1002504323154036/

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1pm Start.   (Current holder R FOX)

Samantha Tsvanumo won the 4th annual title and holds the shield off a -1 handicap, but the defence starts here. Players are awarded either minus, even or plus handicaps for each match. Each match is first to 7 points, with players starting each one on their individual handicap appropriately picked by me. A knockout draw follows with best of 3 sets after initial group stage for the top 8 players.

There will be the following 4 GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS costing £8 to enter (or enter all 4 now for £28)

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1PM Sunday November 20th

FRENCH OPEN 1PM Sunday December 11th

WIMBLEDON 1PM Sunday January 8th

US OPEN 1PM Sunday February 5th

For Each Grand Slam the top 8 will receive RANKING POINTS as follows, Winner -16 2nd- 13 3rd- 10 4th-7 5th-5 6th-4 7th-3 8th-2 all other entrants will receive 1 point. Each Grand Slam will most likely consist of round robin matches then a knockout draw for top 8 on the day.

A RANKINGS Table will be kept over the 4 Grand Slam events and The TOP 8 point scorers will qualify for….

The ATP TOUR FINALS 1PM Sunday February 26th

Quarters and semi’s best of 7 sets followed by the FINAL for £60 prize, best of 9 sets.

Each tournament will carry a small prize for winner and Certificates for Winners and Runners Up, obviously you don’t need to play every Grand Slam to Qualify for ATP finals, providing you get enough points from the events you do play! OK so this is for anyone, beginners, non-members or A team play.

Enter Australian now 07780 777774

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CHRISTMAS COACHING PACKAGE OFFER, Pay by December the 23rd, to receive 4 lessons for the price of 3, to be used in Jan/Feb 2017. 4 lessons for £66

Gift cards available if you are treating someone else!!!

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SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER

FRENCH OPEN HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start (current holder R.FOX)

Not too late to enter and qualify for £60 prize, in the 2nd of the grand slams. £8 entry, Winner gets free entry into Wimbledon.

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SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER

U12’s and U18’s JUNIOR SINGLES CHRISTMAS TOUCH TENNIS TOURNAMENTS.

£6 Entry Free selection box for each player, lots of prizes and certificates too.

UNDER 12’s is 10am start and UNDER 18’s is 11:30am start. £10 for both. Round robin groups then knockout. Xmas Tunes and Santa hats can be worn.

07780 777774 to enter.

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SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Now in the 8th year, the most anticipated and most fun social tournament of the On The Edge Tennis calendar, THE TURKEY AND TENNIS MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT!!

Rules

You can pick your own Mixed Doubles partner or I will find you one

Each match will be fair, as weaker pairs will have TURKEYS to use at any point in each game.

A TURKEY is a free point, some pairs may have multiple to claim at start, middle or end of games, the best pairs will have ZERO TURKEYS, this tournament needs switched on brains to use your TURKEYS efficiently and the most tactically!

There will be a large group of Round Robin (should be called Tubby Turkey I suppose) matches then a Knockout tournament to decide the multiple Tennis prizes on offer!

Then most importantly there will be fabulous HOT Turkey and Stuffing Sandwiches, Mince Pies and Hot Mulled Wine to enjoy whilst participants watch the final!

Santa Hats are a must and Christmas Music will be audible from the courts!

£8 Entry confirm partner to 07780 777774 or I can find you one.

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MONDAY 19TH TO FRIDAY 23rd  DECEMBER

DROP AND SHOP XMAS TENNIS CAMP 12PM – 3PM

Last chance to get the kids out the way, who will be having a sackful of fun at tennis camp, while you grab those last minute gifts and finalise all preparations. You’re welcome! £15 each day or £50  ALL WEEK, open to 6-16yrs.

 

 

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SUNDAY 8TH JANUARY

WIMBLEDON GRAND SLAM HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start (Current holder J EVANS)

£8 entry, can you climb up the Rankings to qualify for ATP Finals?

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SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY

U.S. OPEN GRAND SLAM HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start (Current holder S TSVANUMO)

£8 entry, last chance to qualify for ATP Finals and £60 prize.

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SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY

ATP FINALS HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start  (Can Samantha retain her crown as Number 1)

Open only to the top 8 ranking point earners, Quarters 1st v 8th, 4th v 5th , 3rd v 6th, 2nd v 7th, 1st to 4 sets, followed by semi’s and Final for Shield and £60.

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More details to come as we get nearer to some events.

HAPPY WINTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN HALF TERM TENNIS CAMP   Watch the video    >>    halloween camp video 

Monday 26th to Friday 30th October 1pm til 4pm (1pm start time only)

£5 per hour, £12 per day, £50 full week

Trick or Treat prizes all week, costumes/,masks welcomed.

SCARY OFFER 2nd siblings only are HALF PRICE.

Ages 5-15, skills, drills, games, tournaments.

Call Clayton on 07780 777774

 

SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER

HALLOWEEN TOUCH TENNIS TOURNAMENT 1pm til 2:30pm

Open to Adults and Juniors, where ability differences are massively hidden on the tiny courts, power not allowed. Can you go 90 minutes non stop?

Wearing Halloween dress OR mask (but definitely one of them) Winner gets £20 and Trophy, there will be Tricks (from players) and Treats (from me), all Played out to my Halloween mix soundtrack. £6 Entry. TOUCH TENNIS rules…

  • Played with slower, softer balls (same as cardio ones)
  • Played on tiny court, we will use the service box, just one.
  • Touch shots only, No hard shots or smashes allowed, just skilful well placed volleys, lobs, slices, spin shots
  • Each point starts by a player dropping ball off net cord by hand onto opponents side of net, and the point develops from there, then normal tennis rules apply.
  • Each match is timed, the player leading ie 6-4 advances to next higher court and player losing moves down one court, if tied a deciding point is played!

This tournament is a great leveller, taking speed and power out of peoples play and relies on tactics and sharp reactions and of course a good touch, but absolutely promotes lots of rallies and tactics! So what are the Tournament rules?

  • You are going to get an amazing workout with a fun and competitive edge to it, no breaks?
  • Up to 24 players can enter and will compete on 12 mini courts, 1-12 with 1 being the top court and 12 being the bottom court!
  • Players will randomly pick their starting court by picking a court number out of a hat on arrival.
  • Each match will last 3 minutes to music, when music stops, players immediately move up or down one court and start next match against a new competitor, If you win on court 1 you remain on court 1. If you lose on court 12 you remain on court 12.
  • 90 minutes using 3 minute games means 30 rounds to get as high as you can, a gruelling marathon.
  • WINNER of 30th round on court 1, wins Trophy PLUS £20 cash prize.
  • Halloween dress/mask to be worn at all times, best dressed gets a prize!!!

Call 07780 777774 to book place now, this will be popular.

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