Autumn season: week one – the lowdown
Welcome to our first edition of ‘the lowdown’ for our autumn season.
The lowdown is a quick way to keep you up to date with all the latest action, picking some top highlights from the past week or two of action. We also provide lots of useful information as we go through the season so keep your eyes peeled.
Our match of the week goes to Suman Neupane (pictured) and Samuel Oranyeli over in our Sydney Parramatta Tennis League.
Suman playing his first match in division 1, following his promotion from the summer season. Samuel took out the first set 6-3, but Suman soon settled into his rhythm and battled back to take the next two 6-3, 6-4. A great victory for Suman’s first match in division 1.
“Sam was a fantastic player with a beautiful forehand. His top spins were just too good. I don’t know how I beat him. Good luck Sam..” Suman
“Superb control of his backhand slice and endless reserve of stamina. Suman forced me to re-evaluate my strategy. I definitely have to improve! Thanks Suman!” Sam
Brilliant way to start the season both ???
Our player of the week award goes to Antonia Scales, Antonia playing in her 5th season, kicked it off in style, playing 2 matches and winning them both.
Antonia started the week beating debutant Matte Rochford 6-1, 6-3 and followed this up with a great victory over Carol Farrugia. Antonia topping the division 2 table with 8 points. Well played Antonia!
“Antonia was just too consistent for me, she doesn’t make a lot of unforced errors. Good match at Marrickville Hardcourt played in the right spirit.” Matte Rochford
Handy tips for organising matches
As you can see some players have already managed to complete more than one match in the first week of the season. If you haven’t managed to play yet, don’t worry, there’s still 8 weeks left of the regular season before our grand finals. Here’s some useful tips for getting on the court:
1) Be pro-active. Everyone who has signed up is keen to play tennis. Get in touch with at least 2 or 3 players using our private messaging platform or click on a player’s profile to find their email address and phone number.
2) Check out your opponents preferred tennis courts, days and times by clicking on their profile. This will give you a quick insight into when and where they’d ideally like to play. Don’t forget, all players need to be a little flexible.
3) Offer specific dates, times and courts that you can do. Take the initiative, if your opponent can’t make any of your suggestions, they can always offer alternatives.
4) Text, WhatsApp or call. A quick call is always likely to be the quickest way to arrange your match.
Q&A – Player not responding?
At Oz Tennis Leagues we’re all about getting people on the court. That’s our sole aim. Therefore we can appreciate it can be frustrating if a player doesn’t respond and falls into a black hole when you’re trying to organise a game.
If a player doesn’t respond to your original message, try giving them a text or a phone call. If this doesn’t work, please let us know and we will contact the player. If a player continually doesn’t respond we will withdraw them from the league as we are really keen to keep our leagues full of pro-active, sociable, fun tennis players.
Some amazing match notes that highlight the Oz Tennis Leagues spirit 🙂 Keep them coming!
“Played Arnaud from the Brisbane League on Sunday morning and had a great 3 set battle. Lots of swings and roundabouts in the game but I managed to triumph. We were both very even and had a few great rallies and plenty of breaks of serve.” Sam Beer, Brisbane Tennis League
“Another great match with Anthony. We played a couple of seasons ago, we’ve now both won 1 match each. Until we meet again..” Susan Alexander, Perth North Tennis League
“We had so much fun and Dino showed me how to improve my serve! Well deserved win although I did have him running around the court quite a lot :)” Kat Groves, Brisbane Tennis League
Enjoy week two of our autumn season. Any questions please just get in contact, we’re here to help.
See you on the court!
Oz Tennis Leagues