Spring season: week one – the lowdown
Welcome to our first edition of ‘the lowdown’ for our spring 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 a rematch from previous seasons in division 2 of our Perth North Tennis League.
John Strachan took on David Mckelvie not for the first time, with the two having played each other a couple of times previously. David took out their last game 6-2, 6-2, but John started off determined to make a match of this one, winning the first set 6-1. However, David battled back taking the next two 6-4, 7-5 to maintain his winning streak.
“A rematch for the two Scotsmen and the big man came out on top (again). I breezed through the first set as David made a number of uncharacteristic errors. He got his game together for sets 2 and 3 winning a tight 3rd set 7-5. Great tennis, great fun so bring on the rematch.” John Strachan
Brilliant way to start the season both!
Our player of the week award goes to Yas Ohara, Yas kicked off the season in style, playing 2 matches and winning them both in 3 sets.
Yas started the week with the most topsy turvy match I think we’ve ever seen, winning the first set 6-0, losing the second 0-6 and then coming back to win the third 6-1 vs Sam Schneider. He followed this up with another 3 set duel, this time with 3 closer sets, beating Joe Willis 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. A couple of absolute crackers Yas, well battled!
“Great match, really friendly opponent. A pleasure. Killer serve.” Sam Schneider
“My 2nd 3-setter in as many days, Not a bad first week of the season! Joe and I were meant to play 2 seasons ago but we didn’t get around to it… Well it was worth the wait. Our similar, attacking style made for a very interesting, see-sawing 2hrs of tennis.” Yas Ohara
Photo of the week
Morgan Lobe vs Andrew Martin from our Melbourne East Tennis League. Great photo!
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!
“Awesome! Weather could’ve been better, but you take what you can get. David gave me a run for my money and incorporated some pretty sweet shots :)” Horacio Do Rosario Aleixo, Melbourne West Tennis League
“It was a fantastic start of spring season. Mark was great opponent with superb backhand. Had few tight games too. Overall a great experience!!” Pankaj Gupta, Sydney North Shore Tennis League
“Tomas is a really strong opponent, very fast and smart. We play very similar so our game was very tough and long. Fantastic shots today, I really want to play him again! Maybe in The final!?” Michele Fiorucci, Sydney Northern Beaches Tennis League
Enjoy week two of our spring season. Any questions please just get in contact, we’re here to help.
See you on the court!
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