Hanney Tennis Club American Tournament

Sunday 5 May 2019, 10.00 am to about 1.30 – 2.00 pm (depending on numbers participating)

Hanney Tennis Club is delighted to announce it will be running another American Tournament on Sunday 5 May 2019 following the two enjoyable competitions last year.

For those of you who missed out on previous well attended events let us explain what an American tournament is all about. It is a fun event for all HTC members to take part in. It is a mixed doubles based competition where your name is placed into a “Hat” and is drawn with another player of the opposite sex (hopefully we with have an even number of males and females, - if not you may be part of a same sex pairing but one of you agrees to a temporary gender swap)

The format is simple: in each round you play 8 games with your opponent pair, all participants taking it in turn to serve twice. Each male first plays 4 games with their own lady partner, and then the ladies swap and you play 4 more games. You count all your individual points scored (games won) and the result is recorded. So if player A won 3 games with their own partner and 3 with the opposition’s partner then they have scored 6 points in that round. The person with the highest points total in each of the Male/Female divisions is the winner. Depending upon numbers, we will most likely play 3 to 6 rounds in total. If we have a draw then we play a 7 point tie-breaker to decide the results. This format can be adapted to allow more people to compete if we get a very large entry.

Entry is free. Individual prizes will be awarded for the division winners. Hopefully the tournament will be finished between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm depending on enthusiasm prevailing. If a pair cannot stay for all the time – their points still count but they are unlikely to win!

If you need any more information, please give a call on 01235 868256 or email aldworths@talk21.com

Hope to see you all on the day!