FAQsThe answers to all your questions
Is playing in an Oz Tennis League for me?
I’m only a beginner, can I play?
Every local league is also a great way to make new friends and build up your own network of tennis partners
They’ll be lots of other beginners playing. All beginners will be placed in the lower divisions so you’ll be playing with lots of other like minded players.
I’m a world ranked international pro, can I play?
If you’re already playing club tennis or have played to a high level before playing in an Oz Tennis League is an ideal way to play a little extra competitive tennis.
It gives you the opportunity to play singles matches against new opponents and on new surfaces. You’ll face some new challenges which will only improve your game whilst adding some nice variety to keep you fresh.
How do you assess what division a player starts off in?
The primary questions we ask are related to your playing experience and standard. They are as follows:
1. Please pick one statement from the below which describes you:
I’ve never played tennis before
I’m a beginner just starting out
I’ve played tennis casually but never really played many matches
I’ve played tennis casually and occasionally I play some matches with my friends & family
I play tennis on a regular basis but don’t play much competitive tennis
I play tennis on a regular basis and play competitive tennis
I play tennis on a regular basis and play for a club team
I play tennis on a regular basis and play for a very good club team
I play tennis on a regular basis and am always playing for my club and in tournaments
I haven’t played tennis for a while and was only really a beginner back then
I haven’t played tennis for a while but I was ok back in the day
I haven’t played tennis for a while but I was pretty handy back in the day
2. Please rate your current playing standard:
1 – Just starting out
2 – Beginner
3 – Recreational
4 – Improver
5 – Intermediate
6 – Confident
7 – Club
8 – Competitor
9 – Serious competitor
10 – Novak / Serena
Further information and descriptions to help you rate your playing standard can be found here.
Do players move up and down divisions?
On the flip side, if you find yourself losing lots of matches we’ll move you down a division so you’ll be playing players who are closer to your playing level.
Moving up and down a division isn’t an exact science as the number of players in a league fluctuates from one season to the next. However, if you finish top of your division you will be guaranteed promotion to the next division up.
When and where are matches played?
All you need to do is agree with your opponent a suitable tennis court.
The great thing about this is you’ll get to play a courts and clubs you’ve never been to before. You might find a really cheap park tennis court hidden away near to you that you never knew existed or you might play on a new surface at a tennis club and realise that you love it.
Variety is the spice of life.
How many matches will I play?
How do I organise matches?
Every league has an exclusive player directory (which is only accessible to registered players). The directory features player profiles including contact information and preferred courts.
We also have an instant messaging system to make contacting your opponents dead easy. Once your league, division and opponents are published you can use this messaging system to contact your opponents to schedule the date, time and location to play your match. Alternatively you can text or give them a call if it’s easier.
It’s up to you to organise matches, but as an added incentive, players who complete 3 matches by the half-way stage of the season and players who complete all their matches by the end of the season get bonus points in the league.
What are the rules for matches?
All matches are played with standard tennis rules. Unfortunately we don’t have hawkeye in operation 😉
How do I submit scores?
All scores must be submitted within 24 hours of the match being played.
How are league positions worked out?
4 points for a win
2 points if you lose, but you win a set
1 point if you lose without winning a set
2 bonus points if you complete 3 matches before the half-way stage of the season
2 bonus points if you complete all your matches in a season
In the event of two players being tied on points at the end of the season the head-to-head result will decide the standings.
The grand final
The winner of the grand final is crowned the Oz Tennis Leagues champion!
What happens at the end of the season?
At the end of the season the champions of each division will be crowned the champion and be provided with free entry for the next season.
You will also take home the pride & glory of being an Oz Tennis Leagues champion 🙂
Can I re-register for a new season?
With this profile you can register for new seasons. Your profile is attached to the original local league you signed up at (for example, Sydney Eastern Suburbs), however if you move house or would like to play at a new region (for example, Sydney Inner West) just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll change your local league.