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Spring season: week one – the lowdown

by | Oct 24, 2018 | News |

Welcome!

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.

Jesse GonclavesMatch of the week

Our match of the week goes to Jesse Goncalves (pictured) and Thuan Phuong in our Brisbane Tennis League.

Both players playing in an Oz Tennis League for the first time, and both players putting up a real fight. Thuan took the first set 7-5, but Mike battled back to take the second 6-2. He then sealed the victory with a 10-2 win in the champions tie-break.

“A superb game to kick start the 1st round. Jesse played tactically well and certainly had more stamina. Irrespective of the loss, it was a great workout and I personally enjoyed it; we both played great shots and ran too much which led to lots of rallies. Thumbs up!” Thuan

Brilliant way to start the season both!

Ati Harsh VashishthaPlayer of the week

Our player of the week award goes to Ati Harsh Vashishtha (pictured). Ati kicked off the season in style, playing two and winning two.

Ati started the week with an intense battle vs Dean Smith, winning 6-2, 4-6, 1-0, 10-6 in the champions tie break. He followed this up with a 6-1, 6-2 victory vs Ammar Halabi to take him to the top of division 3 in our Sydney Parramatta Tennis League. Well played Ati!

“First match of the season for Dean and me and went just like a roller coaster. Had a good start and took the first set quickly and then was leading by a break in second set but Dean came back well and took the second set. Dean was in top form with booming serves and leading the 3rd set tiebreak 5-1 but then I just got lucky with a few shots to finally win it somehow. Was great playing with Dean. Hope to play again soon.” Ati

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. Every player must play at least 1 game by the half-way stage of the season, any player who hasn’t will be automatically withdrawn. We are really keen to keep our leagues full of pro-active, sociable, fun tennis players.

And finally..

Some amazing match notes that highlight the Oz Tennis Leagues spirit 🙂 Keep them coming!

“Louise was a good opponent to start off the first week of the spring season. Pretty close game overall a few errors from both players here and there. In the end it came down to me managing to win a few points went it mattered the most in the second set tiebreak. Enjoyed the match :)” Jenelle Dann, Perth North Tennis League

“Was great to play a full best of 3 set match. Amazed I held up! Abraham is a nice guy and he comes up to the net which makes a welcome change!” Jeff Na, Adelaide Tennis League

“Asanka is a great opponent. Powerful forehand. Great first match for the season” Tim Lolicato, Melbourne West 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!

Oz Tennis Leagues

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