Friday 20 April 2018

Annual Tournaments – REGISTRATION OPEN

Dear all, 

The Butterfly Tennis Club will once again be hosting Annual Tennis Tournaments in 2018. 

We will be contesting Men's and Ladies' Singles, Men's and Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles Tournaments. The caveat for hosting all tournaments is that we need a minimum of 8 singles participants or doubles pairs. If there isn't enough interest the tournament will not take place. 

The registration deadline is 27th April. Please register your interest via the MyCourts booking site, by clicking on the "Tournaments" button at the top and choosing the tournament of interest. There is no cost for entering the tournaments. 

The Tournament Draws will be made at the Open Day on 28th April after the AGM and Wimbledon ticket draws have taken place (around 4pm). 

The Tournaments will begin on 30th April, and we will aim to have the Finals weekend at the start of September, or sooner if possible. 

All the matches will be best of 3 tie-break sets. 

The Singles Finals will have an umpire and line judges and the doubles just an umpire (subject to volunteer availability). The Club will provide tennis balls (make to be determined) for the Finals. Players must provide balls for all other matches. 

There are a lot of new members who have joined the Club this season, and I encourage everyone to get involved. 

I would especially like to encourage the Ladies to enter the Singles and Doubles. We have never had a Ladies' Doubles before, so it would be great to get it started. The Ladies' Singles has often struggled for numbers, but I know we have many good players at the Club, so please sign up. It will be fun! 

Last year there was a lot of chasing that went on to get matches played. I could use some help with that. If any member would like to help me run the tournaments this year with a view to taking on the responsibility in 2019, please let me know. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

I look forward to seeing all the entries flooding in!! 

Kind regards, 

BTC Chair (Tournament Referee)