Participation in House Leagues is the best way to learn and improve at the sport as well as meet other members. The format of our Leagues allows all levels of players to take part in competitive matches in a fun and social atmosphere. Formally organized Leagues run from early September to late April and. During this period there are 4 House League Sessions each of which runs for 2 months – September & October, November & December, January & February, March & April. There is a 2 to 3 week break over the Christmas holiday season and a week break in Spring for March Break.
Men’s League runs every week on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with two or three time slots each night (7:00 pm, 8:15 pm and 9.00 pm) depending on the numbers of players. Players may participate in one or both of these leagues, but time slots vary from week to week and Tuesday is probably the best place for new players to start and learn the game.
Tuesday night matches are in a ladder format and bring together players of equivalent ability in divisions of 8 to 10 players. A match comprises 3 sets with players partnering with a different division member for each set. The number of games a player wins over the 3 sets are tabulated and at the end of the Session the total wins are tallied up. Players with the top scores move to a higher group for the next Session and those with lowest scores move to a lower group.
Wednesday night has a more social focus in a format that involves players with a broader range of skill levels playing together. Players have a different partner each week and, to make the games more competitive, partners are matched to create balanced pairings for each night; for example, some weeks pairings could be A & B players on a court and other courts may be C & D players, other weeks could be just A players together, Bs together, Cs together etc. This format tends to help existing members improve their level of play.
On Monday and Thursday evenings players of equivalent ability are grouped into divisions of 8 to 10 players. Each week players play 3 sets with/against other members of the same division and all the games a player wins over the course of the session are tallied up at the end of the Session. Players with the top scores move to a higher group for the next Session and those with the lowest scores move to a lower group.
Entry and intermediate level players play Monday night and more advanced players play Thursday night.
The Tuesday day-time league is a similar ladder format to the Monday & Thursday evening leagues. The league is for intermediate and advanced levels and play starts at 9:00 am.
Thursday day-time round robin is for all levels. Thursday morning play is very social, with no formal scoring and players having the opportunity to play with others of different levels.
We do not currently have a formally organized mixed league, but we hope to set one up so watch this space.
The junior league takes place on Wednesday afternoon from 4.30 to 5.30 pm. It’s a great way for kids to learn the game, socialize, make new friends and be active outdoors.