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Winter season: week one – the lowdown

by | Jul 25, 2018 | News |

Welcome!

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.

Mike StirlingMatch of the week

Our match of the week goes to Mike Stirling (pictured) and Marlon Reed in our Perth North Tennis League.

Mike playing his first match started slowly losing the first set 4-6, however, he came back flying and took out the next two 6-3, 6-4 to top the table after week 1.

“Great game. Some great rallies and a few lucky shots from me. The perks of being Irish..” Mike

Brilliant way to start the season both ???

Andre AlthoffPlayer of the week

Our player of the week award goes to Andre Althoff, Andre playing in his 1st Oz Tennis Leagues season, kicked it off in style, playing 2 matches and winning them both.

Andre started the week beating Adriana and followed this up with a great victory over Andy Webb 6-2, 6-1. Andre topping the division 2 table with 8 points. Well played Andre!

“Competitive game  (vs Andy). Much more competitive than the score would indicate. Really enjoyed it.” Andre Althoff

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!

“Blasting strokes from Bhavik really made for a tough game. It was a fun game for an opener. Best of luck to Bhavik for the remainder of season.” Paul Kang, Parramatta Tennis League

“Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning, playing tennis in the sun! Teagan was super nice and had some great shots. I really enjoyed our game.” Antonia Scales, Sydney Inner West Tennis League

“Great bloke! Great game, didn’t stop running balls down. All the best jack!” Mathew Spiteri, Melbourne West Tennis League

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

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