How the Single League Works
For the new season 2014/15, we have revamped the league as follows:
- The Committee has given support to the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of each month for singles mix-in from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
- In addition to arranging to play your matches at a time to suit you and your opponent, you can also turn up on a singles mix-in evening and play one or more of your matches then.
- To maximise the chance of someone in your league being available on a singles mix-in evening, we have separated players into 2 large groups, in place of many small groups.
- You can play each opponent as many times as you like, but you will only earn points for the first two times that you play each person.
- There will be two league periods during the year: Winter (Oct – March) and summer (April – September).
- At the end of each league period, we will add up the points earned by each participant. The top five players from Group 2 will be promoted to Group 1, and the bottom 5 players from Group 1 will be demoted to Group 2.
- At the end of the summer league, the top three point scorers will earn a prize.
Rules for scoring are as follows:
- Matches played ‘in your own time’: as before – best of three sets. First two sets to 6 games, with a tie-break at 6 games all. Third set tie-break with the first to 10 points with two clear points.
- Matches played during the Singles Mix-In evening: Best of three sets. First two sets to 4 games, with tie break at 4 games all. Third set tiebreak with first to 7 points. Of course, if no one is waiting to play, you may play full sets as described in item 1.
Points earned: as before, you will earn 1 point for playing, and 1 point for each set won
Any questions: contact Alison Wade or Chris Ford.
Here is a group photo of the 2013/14 league winners together with Alison Wade, the league organiser.