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Summer season: week one – the lowdown

by | Feb 6, 2019 | News

Welcome!

Welcome to our first edition of ‘the lowdown’ for our summer 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.

Esteban EMatch of the week

Our match of the week goes to Brett and Esteban (pictured) in our Sydney Eastern Suburbs Tennis League.

Brett playing in his third season, whilst this was Esteban’s first Oz Tennis Leagues match. Brett took out the first set 6-7, but Esteban came roaring back to take the next 6-3, before winning a super close third set 7-6. What a match!

“Fantastic match. Went for 2.25 hours in 77% humidity and a nail biter in 3 sets. Esteban’s younger body won out in the end over my (nearly) 50yo body that failed me a bit with cramps and fatigue in the last set. Esteban has a huge serve and controlled it very well in the last two sets which was the difference in the end. Great start to this new comp.” Brett

“The match was very intense, great services from both player. Brett has an awesome slide shot. The game was long and a lot of fun match.” Esteban

Brilliant way to start the season both.

Player of the week

Our player of the week award goes to Ben Young, from our Perth North Tennis League. Ben kicked off the season in style, playing two and winning two.

He started the week with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Mark and followed it up with a 6-1, 6-1 win vs Mia. Only week 1 and already top of division 2 with 8 points. Great tennis Ben!

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!

“Clinton and I have had many close matches over the last few years and this one was no different. Another cracker of a match with many points going to deuce. Shame I couldn’t take it to a decider but we were both knackered by the end of it anyway!” Yas Ohara, Perth North Tennis League

“Evenly matched. Ammar has a great cross court backhand drop shot and hits a consistent baseline forehand.” Lionel Neves, Sydney Parramatta Tennis League

“Jon was an absolute legend to play with! Our match went for almost 3 hours! It was really evenly matched and definitely could have gone either way! Had lots of fun and both definitely had a great time.Evan Madonis, Sydney Eastern Suburbs Tennis League

Enjoy week two of our summer 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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