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.

 

 

On The Edge Tennis Winter 2013 Schedule

Hi all please read on and mark 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 9TH OCTOBER.

Mix In session League STARTS for members.

Each Wednesday 6pm til 7:30pm until 26th March 2014, 1st 8 players to respond each week get to play. Each night you get organised into 3 25minute timed sets under the floodlights, sudden deuce applies to keep games tally rolling. 1 point for a win and ½ a point for a draw. A league table will be updated every week, with 2 prizes up for grabs. The main one being a win % table for the Salver currently held by Dudley Wright, and a trophy won by Nick Allen for most points won.  1 Singles is played also when 6 attend.

£6 per week 07780 777774 to register interest.

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 FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER

 NEW  Junior night Singles and Doubles league STARTS.

 Following 2 successful seasons of Adult version, Open to Non Members also.

Each Friday 5:30pm til 7pm £5 Members £6 Non members.

8 spaces per night under floodlights, League tables kept on most points won and best winning %, best % winner gets £20 and Medal. Extra £10 deposit on first night, paid back on completion of 5 sessions to secure the leagues success and cover initial costs. Open to 11 -17 years. 07780 777774 to enter.

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 SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER

 WALSALL MEN’S OPEN sponsored by Walsall Housing Group 10am

 Around a dozen of the best pairs from all over the Midlands will be competing for shares of the £300 prize money on offer. Not to be missed, refreshments available all morning, Final around 5pm.

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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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MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER

HALF TERM KIDS TENNIS CAMP start Mon 28th end Fri 1st  November.

Everyday, fun, drills, games, matchplay, technique everyday 1pm til 4pm £10 or £5 per hour. Ages 6 to 16. 1pm start time only. All week price £45, 2 Siblings £75.

All week price must be paid before 1pm Monday 28th Oct. 07780 777774

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SUNDAY 3RD 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.

Enter now 07780 777774

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SUNDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

OTET WINTER GRAND SLAM OF TENNIS HANDICAP SINGLES Starts

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1pm Start.

Emmanuel Omodeni has not long won the ATP Finals and £50 with New Shield, 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 £25)

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1PM Sunday November 24th

FRENCH OPEN 1PM Sunday December 8th

WIMBLEDON 1PM Sunday January 12th

US OPEN 1PM Sunday February 9th

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 2nd

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

SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER

WTC XMAS PARTY AND PRESENTATION EVENING.

8pm Start, for quiz, raffle, presentation of championship trophies, disco and karaoke. Free to all members, friends and family, just bring a raffle prize. Venue to be confirmed.

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SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER

FRENCH OPEN HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start

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 15TH DECEMBER

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

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

UNDER 12’s is 12pm start and UNDER 18’s is 2pm 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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!!!!!!WAS!!!!!! SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER 1PM start  !!!!NOW!!!! SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER 1PM start

Now in the 6th 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 23RD AND TUESDAY 24TH (yes, xmas eve) 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 £20  for both days, open to 6-16yrs.

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SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER

FREE CARDIO TENNIS 3RD BIRTHDAY

FREE Sessions at 1pm and 2pm to keep you sane between xmas and new year crazy eating habits. Ready for CARDIO TENNIS NEW START launching on January 2nd

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SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY

WIMBLEDON GRAND SLAM HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start

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

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SUNDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

U.S. OPEN GRAND SLAM HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start

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

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SUNDAY 2ND  MARCH

ATP FINALS HANDICAP SINGLES 1PM Start

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 Guys

If you are not aware yet, I have signed up to play a charity football match at Anfield in May, on a full sized pitch and in the most tiring position of centre midfield (for someone who has only played 60 mins of football since he left school, getting fit for Tennis and not football- not comparable). Only catch is I have to raise £700 by March 1st. Including my own donation and others pledged plus an upcoming Darts tournament I’m organising I should hit £250, so a good start but long way to go! The charities supported include Diabetes cures and various Children’s charities.

So on Sunday 24th February at 2pm I’m holding a fun, exciting, tiring, suitable for all standards.. TOUCH TENNIS Tournament! If you are not familiar with this addictive game from my groups or cardio classes, here are the 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 skillfull 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!

So I realise, 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!

 

  • Well it’s for CHARITY, so it’s going to be physically demanding. Tournament will last 90 minutes straight…with NO BREAKS!!!
  • You are going to get an amazing workout with a fun and competitive edge to it.
  • 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.
  • £10 ENTRY FEE, all to Football aid Charity.
  • WINNER of 30th round on court 1, wins Trophy PLUS £30 cash prize donated by me.
  • More experienced players will still be more likely to win with more tactical knowledge, so there will also be FREE lesson prizes on 3 of the other courts exposed at random at the end of tournament, for the winners of the final match on that court, so players should want to win no matter what court they are on at the end!
  • Winning isn’t important (apart from the one that wins, will be highlight of their career) but completing 90 mins of constant competition will be important, with lots of bending, stretching, changing direction, chasing and running!

Guys, this will be a great tournament for a great cause and a perfect NO PRESSURE introduction to an easy kind of tennis tournament without having to serve or score properly, just a very fast paced sociable tournament that could bring up great rivalries as you could meet many players, many times.

So please enter ASAP to secure your place and help raise funds for a cracking charity which supports cures for Diabetes and lots of other Children’s charities! Enter by text 07780 777774, Open to Men, Women and Children (kids are great at this game as we play at most sessions).

Thanks for your support, if you can’t make the day but still want to donate even a pound, just drop me a text.

Stay awesome, Clayton

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