Hi Guys

Just a quick catch up on as our  6 week summer camp comes to an end and our Autumn term begins this week as the kids return back to to school (‘thank goodness’ i hear you sigh). Please have a quick look below, and register your interest for each session by text 07780 777774 or email on clayton@ontheedgetennis.co.uk.  Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed attending our summer camp, we hope to see you continue with our weekly sessions.

 

 

 

  • EXTRA CAMP Today (Friday 29/8) is our last official camp of the 6 weeks holidays, BUT we will be doing this Monday September 1st 12-5pm as I don’t know anyone who’s back at school yet.  If I get enough confirmed interest I will put on a Tuesday 2nd camp too (but maybe a 3 hour one)! Let me know!

 

  • MONDAY MURRAY’S …   4:30pm at WTC New extra class for the 4-9 year olds. Please book now, it’s pay as you go at £5 per week. STARTS Monday 8th September if we have enough interest.

 

  • WEDNESDAY WINNERS…  4:30pm at WTC This class resumes Wednesday 3rd September and is suitable for ages 5-10 £5 per week. This will go ahead for the rest of the year under lights when needed.

 

  • THURSDAY THUMPERS…  4:30pm NEW TIME, at LITTLE ASTON TC on Clay, this class resumes at earlier time Thursday 4th September to allow for no floodlights (will move to WTC in November). Ages 4-10, new players welcome. £5

 

  • FRIDAY FEDERER’S…  4:30pm at WTC new group for the stronger, more competitive kids ages 8-13. Please register your interest for this one £5

 

  • SATURDAY SMASHERS… at WTC stays the same all sessions remain £4
  • 9am under 9′s mini tennis
  • 10am transition tennis ages 8-12
  • 11am Teen Tennis full court ages 11-16

TEENAGE GIRLS…. not wanting to play with the boys… Come join the LADIES ONLY BEGINNERS CLASS MONDAYS 8:30pm- 9:30pm £6

PARENTS…. Cardio Tennis returns every TUESDAY and THURSDAY 7:30pm Fitness class with balls, best way to learn, have fun and get fit.

 

So please give me a text or email back with your preferred sessions this Autumn, so I can keep you in the loop.

Enjoy your BACK TO SCHOOL everyone.

Clayton

 

Hi guys,

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

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 21st July and finishes Friday 29th 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 £4

3 hours £10

4 hours £13

All Day £15

WEEKLY BOOKINGS (discount for 2nd sibling)

WEEK 1 21st July to 25th July

WEEK 2 28th July to 1st Aug

WEEK 3 4th Aug to 8th Aug

WEEK 4 11th Aug to 15th Aug

WEEK 5 18th Aug to 22nd Aug

WEEK 6 25th Aug to 29th Aug

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

4-7 years 12pm -2pm everyday £35 (10 hours) or 2 siblings £60 (20 hours)

8 years above 12pm -5pm everyday £65 (25 hours) or 2 siblings £110 (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 … £70 (not be shared by siblings)

2 x 25hrs Loyalty cards…£105 (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

PS you can now follow us on TWITTER @OTETennis :)

 

Hey Guys,

Dreaded Half Term has crept up on us again, meaning another 5 day, 15 hour tennis camp for your kids aged 6-16 at Walsall Tennis Club every day starting at 1pm. Weather won’t stop your kids staying warm and occupied, and we got table tennis for those heavy showers.

All key details are on the poster, but as a reward for braving the Great British weather, I’m giving away 1 £30 coaching voucher to one lucky child (or parent of child). Each hour you do you go into the prize draw to take place at 3:55pm on Friday 21st. So you could have 15 chances to win, whilst only paying for 10 hours really as i give you a FREE hour everyday anyway for your loyalty.

THAT’S NOT ALL,  TWO MORE OFFERS open to children and adults during Half term week.

ONE …. Grab 2 private lessons for just £30, lessons can be taken Mornings or Afternoons before 6pm, meaning you get that 2nd follow on lesson for quick results for just £8.

TWO…. Book 1 full priced lesson and get £15 worth of VIDEO ANALYSIS for just £1. You will get 1 or 2 minutes worth of super slow motion technical analysis to show how you REALLY look. There will be audio and visual commentary on the video’s and I will email or facebook or text the video over to you the very same day, giving you clear instruction on what to and how to fix errors, if of course everything is perfect anyway then I will book you for a lesson to show me how to improve, so it’s win- win.

These Offers are half term week only, so don’t miss out.

Have a great day and did you notice GREAT BRITAIN beating the USA away in Davis Cup last week now in the last 8 nations in the world, first time in 27 years. Italy away next in April, exciting times ahead.

Clayton

 

Firstly hope you’ve had, having or will have a great Christmas this year, the usual mad New year resolutions and fitness promises are just around the corner. Well down at Walsall Tennis Club get ahead of the game a few days earlier and shift some calories and guilt ahead of the NYE celebrations for FREE.

That’s right FREE cardio tennis sessions on SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER at 1pm and 2pm. Book now for the FITNESS CLASS WITH BALLS and awesome drills, challenges and games all performed to heart pumping tunes. Amaze yourself at how much you will move without noticing the miles covered in quest of the next perfectly placed tennis ball and BURN 700 CALORIES, during the FULL BODY WORKOUT. No Tennis experience or skills needed, I will even provide the racket and all the motivation, its so easy but satisfyingly hard at the same time.

So BOOK and ATTEND for FREE and also take advantage for the on the day INSANE package of 13 workouts in Jan for £25 saving £71, normally £6 a session. So that’s £25 for 13 workouts throughout JANUARY on Saturdays at 12 noon, Tuesdays at 7:30pm and Thursdays at 7:30pm.

What an Incredible OFFER, but wait here’s another INCREDIBLE OFFER…….. ARE YOU or do you have a friend

or offspring AGED 14-25?

IF SO, THEN you can have the same offer as above for ONLY £10 subsidised by Walsall Tennis Club, based on 6 attendances you will also be given a FREE racket and and Winter Membership at the club. What an offer, spread the word and get attending.

SO LET’S SEE YOU WORKING OUT THIS SUNDAY 29TH at 1pm or 2pm, please book your place asap with preferred time with Clayton on 07780 777774.

 

Hey guys, Christmas is less than 4 weeks away now, struggling for ideas for gifts? Well I have a great gift here, as we all know experience gifts are the best ones, as they provide initial excitement, intrigue, then something to look forward to and then most importantly they provide memories forever.

Even if you have a partner or child who to your annoyance hates sport, book these 3 private 1 hour lessons at over 25% cheaper rate, and I will make them love sport. I will give them confidence and a result of massive achievement and pride!  If you do have a partner or child who loves tennis but desperately wants to improve and rid current frustrations, then this is a win, win oppurtunity of a gift.

Lessons are now £22 in daylight, but I’m offering this set of three hours for a box set price of just £49, saving £17, and your loved one will have until the end of February 2014 to redeem them.

Just simply use the paypal button below and I will send you the Christmas gift card for your loved one this year, then they can arrange with me at their own leisure there perfect times to improve with me!

  Three 60 minute Private Lessons for £49

Don’t ignore, this could be the best present you can give this year and if you are really clever the chance to share your own fantastic hobby with your partner or child or friend, when they KNOW they CAN, just watch the difference in their attitude to tennis! 3 hours is plenty of time to allow new skills to be remembered forever.

***LOOK OUT FOR THE ULTIMATE TENNIS CHRISTMAS BOX SAVING OVER 39% ON NEW YEAR LESSONS***

Clayton

 

 

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,

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

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 22nd July and finishes Friday 30th 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 £4

3 hours £10

4 hours £13

All Day £15

WEEKLY BOOKINGS (discount for 2nd sibling)

WEEK 1 22nd July to 26th July

WEEK 2 29th July to 2nd Aug

WEEK 3 5th Aug to 9th Aug

WEEK 4 12th Aug to 16th Aug

WEEK 5 19th Aug to 23rd Aug

WEEK 6 26th Aug to 30th Aug

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

4-7 years 12pm -2pm everyday £35 (10 hours) or 2 siblings £60 (20 hours)

8 years above 12pm -5pm everyday £65 (25 hours) or 2 siblings £110 (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 … £70 (not be shared by siblings)

2 x 25hrs Loyalty cards…£105 (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

PS you can now follow us on TWITTER @OTETennis :)

 
****BREAKING NEWS**** SNOW GRINDS UK AND CARDIO TENNIS TO A HALT
Hey Guys, I’m missing tennis as much as you are, and hope we can be back ASAP, as soon as it stops, I will be shovelling like there’s no tomorrow and hopefully a few of you will come and help too!  Anyway I’m going to POSTPONE the below offer I posted a few days ago!!!
New deal of the century dates are………
SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY 1PM running until 16TH FEBRUARY,
If I can get the court cleared in the meantime, I will add daily £5 Cardio tennis sessions for you, you can secure this deal right now at the bottom of this page, remember to share with friends!! See you very soon and enjoy the coolness of the snow, before we get HOT again with Cardio o o o.
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So Sorry guys for the 9 folks that paid just £20 for a ‘stroll up and in, no questions asked’ Cardio Kickstart pass for 3 weeks and 15 sessions, in that NEVER TO BE REPEATED PRICE. Well I’m sorry because, I HAVE TO repeat it, it’s way too cheap, you guys have had way too much value, when you consider £20 would get you 4 sessions of Cardio and my usual Special Cardio kickstart plan for £24 gives you 6 sessions in 21 days (not as many as you want). However I am going to repeat the offer for the NEXT 21 DAYS starting 22nd Jan and ending 10th Feb because of the following
  • I want to reward your efforts in coming more regularly
  • I’m pleased and proud of the visible improvements in your workouts, ie. going harder for longer, gaining more stamina, running faster, swinging better, getting brilliant recovery pulse rates, being able to move, accelerate and brake like tennis pro’s!
  • I’m guessing the pay up front scheme has incentivised you all to come more, and has created a terrific group atmosphere
  • And the Tennis standard of you all is going up at incredible rates, from zero’s to heroes in 1, 2, 3 or 4 sessions…. So pleased.

So there you have it. We are doing it again, and if I get 10 sign ups ……. I PROMISE to do it again at this crazy price starting 11th Feb.

So who wants in, tell your friends, share this amazing offer tell them how quickly you get fit, become great at tennis and have a end product, an achievement to be proud of, the ability to get through epic workouts and play awesome tennis shots easily.

OK I can’t go any lower than £20, so come and pay me the fee asap at the club or at your 1st cardio session which you can attend for the period of TUESDAY 22nd January running right throughout to 10th February.

You can even pay right now here on Paypal to secure your next 3 weeks tennis cardio fitness! Paypal fee is £22 to cover the transaction costs they charge, as I said can’t go any lower on this one! See you on the courts, and Ps if we get a run of very bad weather (snow) I will extend this period accordingly as and when! Have a great Weekend Clayton

Pay here just £22 for pass to 15 sessions

Sessions are Tuesday 7:30pm Wednesday 2pm Thursday 7:30pm Friday 9:30am and Sundays 1pm

THE FITNESS CLASS WITH BALLS!!

 

DUE TO PAST WEEKS SNOW FALL, US OPEN IS NEXT SUNDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2PM, FOLLOWED BY ATP FINALS ON SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY, LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY… READ BELOW POST FOR ALL THE KEY DETAILS, ENTER NOW…12 SPOTS FREE.

This past Sunday before the snow fell, we held the 3rd Grand Slam of 4 at Walsall Tennis Club, as 9 out of 16 competitors entered to force their way into the top four spots on the Grand Slam Leaderboard for a chance to compete for £50 prize on 10th of February at the ATP finals. It was another great day on the sunny courts of Wimbledon, this event saw our 1st guaranteed qualifier for the ATP Finals, we saw a finalist come from a lowly 8th position finish in group to steal big ranking points and we witnessed a shock winner perform out his skin (wasn’t a shock to him though). Keep reading to see how everyone fared in this Handicapped Singles event and to find out more details of the ATP finals that will follow the crucial 4th Grand Slam.. the US Open being held on the 27th Jan.

So we had 2 new faces enter the competition, in the field of 9 which included 2 former Grand Slam Winners, Rhiannon and Dudley searching for more glory, however with such a fair and open format a brand new champion was always a likely outcome with all competitors knowing they need to be on top form and hold 100% focus for 100% of the time. Here’s how they all fared in the group stage and the handicaps they played off in the race to 7 point tiebreaks! Only 1 player would miss out on the group stage but higher placing gives more ranking points once eliminated. Players receive 16 points for Champion, 13 for 2nd, 10 for 3rd, 7 for 4th, 5 for 5th, 4 for 6th, 3 for 7th, 2 for 8th and 1 for 9th.

RHIANNON ROBINSON   +2    WON 4/8   40 POINTS   6TH on more points than Nick

RICHARD WOODSTOCK +2     WON 4/8    48 POINTS  5TH on more points than Rhiannon and Nick

EMMANUEL OMODENI  +2     WON  5/8   52 POINTS  2ND on more points than Anthony and Dudley

AJAYA GHOSH                  +2       WON 0/8   32 POINTS   9TH

ANTHONY BOLAND         -1        WON 5/8    48 POINTS   4TH on less points than Dudley and Emmanuel

TIM BOLAND                     -1         WON 6/8    48 POINTS   1ST

NICK ADDO                         -1        WON 2/8   46 POINTS  8TH

NICK ALLEN                      -1          WON 4/8    38 POINTS   7TH on less points than Richard and Rhiannon

DUDLEY WRIGHT            -3         WON 5/8     51 POINTS   3RD on more points than Anthony

So a truly tight group, with Wins being more important than total points won unless tied, as many of the above were, so onto the intriguing Knockout stages….  handicaps stay the same in best of 3 (1st to 7 point tie break) sets.

QUARTERS

1ST TIM v 8TH NICK ADDO  Nick upsets the odds winning 3-7 7-4 7-5  Tim gains 5 Ranking Points as highest placed QF loser.

4TH ANTHONY v 5TH RICHARD Ant on form after disastrous French open, wins 7-4 7-5 Rich gets 4 points as 2nd highest QF loser.

3RD DUDLEY v 6TH RHIANNON In form Dudley wins battle of champs 7-4 7-4 Rhiannon stays 2nd in leader-board with 3 more points.

2ND EMMANUEL v 7TH NICK ALLEN Emmanuel steals 7-3 4-7 7-4 Nick  gains 2 more Ranking points to keep his hopes just alive.

One major upset as 8th beats 1st, but remaining top 3 all advance to Semi’s.

SEMI’S

8TH NICK v 4TH ANTHONY Nick continues to save best for latter stages winning 7-5 7-5 Anthony gains much needed 7 points for 4th

3RD DUDLEY v 2ND EMMANUEL French open champ loses comfortably to unfazed Emman 3-7 1-7 Dudley gains 10 for 3rd and leads leader-board by a massive 7 points and has QUALIFIED for ATP finals.

So a very youthful final was in store for the watching crowd including on duty PC Paul waiting to see if he could remain in top 4 after this event.

FINAL

8TH NICK v  2ND EMMANUEL  He said early on in the day he was going to win and the boy did just that, taking a straight forward 7-3 7-3 victory for Emmanuel. Nick just couldn’t fetch the handicap back in time but gains a vital 13 points in his 1st event meaning another final appearance could be enough to make finals. Champion Emmanuel take 16 to take his total to 21 and put him 3rd in Leader board and give him free entry into US Open.

Here’s the latest standings showing Dudley now Qualified and any of the top 10 could pinch a top 4 place in the crucial US OPEN on 27th Jan. Winner getting Free entry to ATP finals
On the 10th Feb ATP finals will see 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd in Semi’s being the best of 7 tie breaks, Final will be best of 9 tie breaks! Winner =£50
BREAKING NEWS…  TOP 8 players will appear on ATP FINALS card.

Also on finals day 5th place v 8th place and 6th place v 7th place …..semi’s and finals best of 7 tie breaks! Winner = £10
Both competitions will see a 3rd place play off and 7th place play off respectively, all top 8 finalists will gain GRAND SLAM Certificates with final placing! What an ace competition so far but it’s only just begun! Who’s your money on, plenty to still to play for, Make sure you secure your US OPEN place on 27th January 2pm start.

 

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