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Winter season: week one – the lowdown

by | Jul 24, 2017 | News


Welcome to our first edition of ‘the lowdown’ for our winter 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 weekTim Wheeler

Our match of the week goes to a great three set battle over in our Sydney North Shore Tennis League.

Jeff Wu (pictured, below) battled out an epic match with Oz Tennis Leagues newcomer Tim Wheeler (pictured, above). Jeff started the match strongly winning the first set 7-5, but Tim came right back into it taking the second 6-2 and sealing the victory with a 6-4 third set.

“Great game, close match.” JeffJeff Wu

“Great game, really enjoyed playing against Jeff!” Tim

Brilliant start to the season both!

Player of the week

Our player of the week award goes to Patrick Scallan. Patrick kicked off the season in style, playing 3 matches in the first seven days!

Patrick played three, and despite not winning one came mighty close a couple of times, especially in his final game of the week vs Anthony Densmore. Patrick won the first set 7-5, but Anthony turned the tables to take the next two 6-3, 6-1. Despite not winning a match, Patrick finds himself top of the Parramatta Tennis League with 6 points (including a couple of bonus points for playing 3 matches before the half-way stage). As well as this, every opponent he has played has said great things about their games.

“Patrick was a well matched opponent. Nearly every game went to deuce, some maybe 10 times!! Good luck for the rest of the season.” Anthony Densmore

“Patrick is a consistent server and has decent ground strokes. Few unforced errors from both the ends but Patrick made a few more and I gained the upper hand.” Jazib Ansari

“Great game.” Steve Yang

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.

And finally..

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

“Cool game under the sun. I got lucky my serve was on fire 🙂 Very friendly game, had fun!” Pierre-Nicolas Maizener, Sydney Eastern Suburbs

“Robin was a great opponent. Most matches went to deuce many times so it was a very drawn out struggle. We both had fun and a lot of laughs.” Fahina Fatafehi, Adelaide East

“Had a great time having a hit with Natalie who can hit the ball hard both on the backhand and forehand but was unlucky with the net tape on multiple occasions!” Phil Smeets, Perth South

Enjoy week two of our winter season. Any questions please just get in contact, we’re here to help.

See you on the court!

Oz Tennis Leagues