After 5 years of superb handicap tennis action and the imminent closure of Walsall Tennis Club, it’s time to adapt and keep this Grand Slam superb format going. With 4 tennis courts needed, it makes perfect sense to move to the very popular touchtennis format on the 6 purpose built courts at the Arboretum, as we haven’t access to 4 tennis courts.

The format remains the same with a few changes/improvements.

Players compete for ranking points over 4 grand slam tournament to qualify for the ATP finals for the top 8, rankings table will be updated after each slam.

Players are handicapped so everyone has an equal chance of success.

Tie break sets are used in a group stage, and best of 3 tie breaks are used in knockout stages for the top 8 in each Grand Slam.

Ranking Points are awarded correspondent to where you finish.  Winner gets Free Entry to next one.

After 4 Grand Slams, the top 8 are called back for the ATP Finals which is a knockout format, 1v8 4v5 3v6 2v7.

Big cash prize and trophy for the winner of the Finals, Handicaps remain throughout the season. Players could be on -4 points or even start on +4 etc.

CHANGES/ IMPROVEMENTS going from Tennis to touchtennis.

TOURNAMENT DAY: This will move from SUNDAYS to THURSDAYS nights, to allow more people to play.

ENTRY FEE: Will increase to from £8 to £10 per event to improve prize money, cover equipment (especially expensive new balls, rackets, nets) and the £2.5k floodlights.

MATCH LENGTH: Each tie break will increase from race to 7 to race to 10 points, SD at 9-9

SERVE RULES: as per touchtennis rules, no lets, if you throw it then hit it, only 1 serve.

GROUP STAGE: Will not be a full round robin, if there are  9, 10, 11 or more players, everyone will only play 8 unique group matches as randomly drawn then the table is finalised. The top 8 then go on to play for the bigger ranking points. When eliminated, group position depending on matches won, then points won will determine your final placing and ranking points earned.

RANKING POINTS: Were 1st 16 2nd 13 3rd 10 4th 7 5th 5 6th 4 7th 3 8th 2  and rest 1,

This will be changed to 1st 20 2nd 16 3rd 13 4th 11 5th 8 6th 7 7th 6 8th 5 9th 4 10th 3 11th 2 rest 1  NEW, Medal for each tournament winner.

PRIZE MONEY. Increased for ATTP finals Winner from £60 to around £100. £40 is Guaranteed plus £1 added to prize pot from every single entry fee, so hopefully £12 per tournament. PLUS the GRAND SLAM HANDICAP SINGLES Trophy current held by T Boland.

DATES (probable) AUSSIE NOV 23RD FRENCH DEC 14TH WIMBLEDON JAN 12TH US OPEN FEB 8TH ATTP FINALS MAR 1ST ALL 6:30PM START

ATTP FINALS: Association of touchtennis Professionals, Quarters, Semi’s and Final all best of 7 10 point tiebreaks, handicaps reset after each set

Was already a great format, and about to get even better and with touchtennis rules and pressure of the serves the better players have any more mental battles to overcome and the matches are going to be so tense and exciting. Video highlights will be epic.

 

 

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!!

Pay and book via bacs 00935428 30- 91- 22 and text 07780 777774 with reference to payment.

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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 sack full 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 ages 6-16.

Christmas tournament on the Friday.

Pay and book via bacs 00935428 30- 91- 22 and text 07780 777774 with reference to payment.

Merry Christmas to all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Tennis Ace Parents,

Well it’s that’s time of year again….. ‘what the eck are we going do with those kids for 6 whole weeks’?

Bring them to On The Edge Tennis Summer Camp 5-5-6 for expert coaching, training, games, skills and fun with fantastic care in a safe environment for your precious ones!

5 hours A day…… 5 days A week…… 6 solid weeks of the school holidays!

We provide drinks and have both male and female coaches! We accept 4 years to 16, although we stress under 7′s come from 12-2pm unless advised otherwise. You can drop in and out and there are various flexible payment options and cracking deals below from as little as £2.40 per hour for siblings.

Be sure to read all categories so you don’t miss the best option for you and your children.

Camp runs from 12pm Midday starting on Monday 20th July and finishes Friday 28th August at 5pm, other than 4-7 year olds you can come at any time for multiple hour slots, but we prefer you to come on the hour so we can plan each hours activity!

PAY DAILY (No discount for siblings)

1 hour £5

2 hours £10

3 hours £12

4 hours £15

All Day £18

WEEKLY BOOKINGS (discount for 2nd sibling)

WEEK 1 25th July to 29th July

WEEK 2 1st Aug to 5th Aug

WEEK 3 8th Aug to 12th Aug

WEEK 4 15th Aug to 19th Aug

WEEK 5 22nd Aug to 26th Aug

WEEK 6 29th Aug to 2nd Sep

Book any of these full weeks out for the following prices:

4-7 years 12pm -2pm everyday £40 (10 hours) or 2 siblings £70 (20 hours)

8 years above 12pm -5pm everyday £75 (25 hours) or 2 siblings £130 (50 hours)

Please send cheque before your week starts to address below. Or send email to clayton@ontheedgetennis.co.uk to direct bank transfer.

FLEXIBLE LOYALTY CARDS (These are cheaper prepaid hours and can be cashed in at anytime that suits you throughout the 6 weeks)

25 Hours Loyalty card … £80 (not be shared by siblings)

2 x 25hrs Loyalty cards…£120 (for siblings only, can be shared

Payment

Please send cheques for Loyalty cards (if you want to pre order, and collect on your 1st day) and Weekly Bookings to

On The Edge Tennis, 38 Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood, Walsall, WS9 9NN. Cheques made payable to Mr C Edge.

Please attach covering note with your chosen week or loyalty card, child’s name, date of birth and any medical conditions, along with email and mobile numbers for parent or guardian.

Hope to see you on the courts this holiday and Sunshine has been ordered! Any Queries please call 07780 777774

 

SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER 11AM -1PM

JUNIOR CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL PARTY.

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

ALL YOUR FAVOURITE TEAM GAMES AND AGE GROUP TOURNAMENTS TOO

Xmas Tunes and Santa hats can be worn.

AGES 5-15

07780 777774 TO BOOK, by Saturday 12th 5pm

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SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER (new date)

FRENCH OPEN HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start (current holder D.Richards)

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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XMAS PRESENT PACKAGES.

PRIVATE LESSON GIFT OFFER 3 LESSONS (rrp £66 excluding lights) ONLY  £50!! 4 lessons £65,  or 5 lessons just £80 to be used by Feb 29th,

Pay and collect your Gift Card from Clayton!!!!

Order by DEC 14TH to get personalised clothing in time for the big guy in the red suit!

CLOTHING NOW AVAILABLE…  Personalised in various colours with WTC Logo.

TEE SHIRTS JUNIOR/ADULT Add £3 for your name,  £12, PINK, ROYAL, RED AND BLACK

HOODY’S Unisex £25 Personalised ALL COLOURS inc ROYAL, NAVY, RED, GREY, BLACK

GILET’S Unisex £30 Personalised inc BLACK, RED, NAVY, GREEN, YELLOW, PURPLE

SPECIAL OFFER One of each of the above with full printing, a private lesson and a group lessson. The perfect tennis fanatic gift £85

 

 

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SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER 1pm  ***date change**

Now in the 7th 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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TEAM TENNIS Christmas Mix in and Food/drinks over at Metro Inns after, contact Brian McBride to book your places 07958 249012

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MONDAY 21st,  TUESDAY 22nd AND WEDNESDAY 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 £30  for three days, open to 6-16yrs.

 

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE CAMP THURSDAY 10-12PM £12…. VERY LAST CHANCE to secretly prepare for tomorrow, pre book only.

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MONDAY 28TH DECEMBER

FAMILY CARDIO TENNIS 5TH BIRTHDAY, BURN 700 CALS and dump any unwanted chocolate for me to donate to Acorn Children’s hospice.

SPECIAL £3 Session at 4PM to keep you sane between xmas and new year crazy eating habits. Ready for  January Fitness Frenzies.     

TO BE FOLLOWED BY A CHARITY 30 MINUTE DEADBALL GAME, proceeds go to Save our Club campaign…. £2 per player…. pick your teams now!!

NEXT CARDIO is January 7TH at 7PM.

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SUNDAY 3RD JANUARY

NEW YEAR 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 AND drop a couple of unwanted party pounds. BRING ANY UNWANTED XMAS CHOCOLATE and I’ll take it to the Acorn’s Children’s Hospital, start the year as you mean to go on.

Winner gets £20 and Trophy, £6 Entry. TOUCH TENNIS rules…

  • Played with slower, softer balls to aid rallies
  • 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.

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

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SUNDAY  10TH JANUARY

WIMBLEDON GRAND SLAM HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start (Current holder G. Marlow)

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

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SUNDAY 7TH FEBRUARY

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

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

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SUNDAY 3RD MARCH

ATP FINALS HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start  Can Jack Evans retain his 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

 

Ross Fox became victorious in the first of four Winter Grand Slam handicap singles, on Sunday as players compete to earn ranking points and qualify for the ATP finals in March. The top 8 point scorers then go head to head in a knockout to see who can Win the Title, trophy and £60 prizemoney.  Watch how the tournament unfolded in the video link below

Aussie open tournament video

 

Time for anyone to enter as a maximum of 16 points up for grabs in next month’s French Open NOW on DECEMBER 13th 1pm.

 

SUNDAY    22ND NOVEMBER

OTET WINTER GRAND SLAM OF TENNIS HANDICAP SINGLES Starts    Relive Jacks VIDEO glory here >>  2015 ATP FINALS REVIEW VIDEO

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1pm Start.   (Current holder D Richards)

JACK EVANS won the 3rd annual title and holds the shield off a even scratch 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 22dd

FRENCH OPEN 1PM Sunday December 6th

WIMBLEDON 1PM Sunday January 10th

US OPEN 1PM Sunday February 7th

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 March 3RD

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

 

HALLOWEEN MIXED TROUBLES COMPETITION OVER 18′S ONLY

SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 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 or blackcurrant deuce if driving) during the game.

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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SUNDAY  8TH 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

SUNDAY 20TH DECEMBER

Now in the 7th 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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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

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