Men’s Monday Night
Our Monday night men’s tennis group begins 2011 with strong participation, as during the last two years we have had over 100 different players participate. While the format remains essentially the same (see below) some changes have been made that have made Monday Night Tennis much more player friendly. The main change results in an almost “certainty” that ALL players showing up will be able to play in the doubles format. If there is an uneven number of players to make a doubles match, our tennis pro Jason will give a one hour “lesson” to 1 or 2 players or fill in if there are 3 players.
The cost is $30 for the two month session. There are monetary awards for most points attained during the session and usually a free beer the last Monday night of the league. If you are looking to play, just show up before 7:00 p.m. each Monday night, give your name to Jason, and you are all set. If you are going to be a few minutes late, please call the tennis desk and let them know, because if you show up late without calling you will not have a spot.
Monday Night Format:
A “running” ranking of all Monday Night participants is updated weekly;
The top four ranked players in attendance are placed on court #1, the next four on court #2, etc.
Three sets of doubles are played on each court, rotating partners so each player plays with all three other court participants;
Each player adds up the number of games he won on the night, with the player winning the most games awarded 3 points, the player wining the second most games 1 point, third most minus 1 and last place minus 3. Ties are played out with either a 7 point or 10 point tie breaker (you decide) or if both players desire the points are split and no tiebreaker is necessary.
These scores are added to each players ranking and the next week a new list is generated and the process is repeated.
After the 6 week session the ranking is renormalized with the top player receiving 100 points, the next player 99 points, etc.
New players are “slotted” in by Jason our coordinating tennis pro. The “slotting” in is to a level, “just a little below” where the perceived ability actually is, thus making them earn their way higher.
January 3-February 28
March 7-April 25
May 2-June 27
July 11-August 29
September 12-October 31
November 7-December 12