Spring season: week two – 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.
Match of the week
Our match of the week goes to Antonia vs Daniel from our Perth North Tennis League.
Antonia, a seasoned Oz Tennis Leagues player vs Daniel, playing in his first season. Antonia came out on top in a three-set thriller 7-6, 3-6, 7-5. We’ll let Antonia tell the full story…
“What a game we had! In incredibly windy conditions Daniel and I were neck and neck in the first set which I won on a tiebreak.
By the 3rd set we were both tiring so it was a bit of a feat of endurance! The 3rd last game in the set had so many deuces I lost count but I guess it was about 10! At 5-5 in the 3rd set with Daniel serving he suffered a cramp in his leg but kept going and I don’t know how but I won the game.
It was 2 and a half hours of great tennis and we both deserved to win. Thanks for a great game Daniel!👏🏼👏🏼
Antonia Scales, Perth North Tennis League
Brilliant way to start the season both.
Handy tips for organising matches
As you can see some players have already managed to complete more than a couple of matches in the first weeks of the season. If you haven’t managed to play yet, don’t worry, there’s still 7 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.
Some amazing match notes that highlight the Oz Tennis Leagues spirit 🙂 Keep them coming!
“David was an absolute legend! Very consistent and quality tennis, and we had some amazing rallies and crafty shots at the net. David always said the score after each point which I really appreciated. He was friendly and obviously a huge tennis fan, with him already buying tickets to the Aus Open! So we were able to have some great chats about tennis too. I’d definitely like to play him again and I think we were well matched =)” Sarah, Melbourne Inner City Tennis League
“Tobias was awesome and it was great to play because I had to keep up with his fitness. We played for nearly two hours and I only managed to win due to a couple of lucky breaks. Hope to play him again soon 🙂” Lakmin, Sydney Inner West Tennis League
“Clinton and I have played a number of times before and they were always tight matches and today’s game was no exception. We had lots of great, lung-busting rallies and many deuce games. I sneaked a few points and that was the difference. It’ll take me a few days to recover from today’s match.” John, Perth North Tennis League
Enjoy week three and four of our spring season. Any questions please just get in contact, we’re here to help.
See you on the court!
Oz Tennis Leagues