While it's great to learn and a lot of fun to train nothing beats playing and winning ... just take a look at the faces of the Team GB players below.
So, this page is dedicated to providing information about our very own MATCHPLAY CLUBS along with details of competitive tennis for MINI-TENNIS, JUNIOR and ADULT players including any local tournaments and leagues that are taking place in and around the Southend area during the current LTA Player Ratings run.
TEAM GB - DAVIS CUP CHAMPIONS 2015
As competitive players ourselves we know that tennis is most enjoyable during competition. It is where we figure out what works & what doesn't. With this in mind we have created these additional sessions to enable Junior & Adult players to bring the skills & techniques from their classes into a friendly competitive environment & test them against each other in fun competitive drills, games & practice matches.
Sessions currently take place at the SOUTHEND LEISURE & TENNIS CENTRE.
Sessions take place every Sunday for the first 6 weeks of each school half-term.
The BRONZE Matchplay Club from 11:00am - 12:30pm
The SILVER Matchplay Club from 12:30 - 2pm
The GOLD Matchplay Club from 2 - 4:00pm
Guaranteed entry into each of the four SEASONALLY THEMED FUN TOURNAMENTS.
Throughout each 6 week Season the BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD players compete against each other player within their particular CLUB in a mixture of point earning drills, games, mini-matches and sets. A cumulative score will be kept for each player & at the close of the final 6th week the highest scoring player will be awarded the WINNERS TROPHY. The winners name will then be engraved on the trophy along with the season details and they will be able to keep the trophy to show it off until the end of the subsequent season at which point it must be returned ready to be awarded to the new winner!
LTA PLAYER RATINGS
The LTA Player Ratings system is designed to offer players a way to identify their current playing level and track their progress as they play qualifying matches throughout the year. The results of any qualifying matches a player takes part in are recorded during a set period of time known as a Ratings Run. These Ratings Runs occur twice annually, a SUMMER run and a WINTER run. At the end of each run a players rating will be adjusted as warranted. It is possible for ratings to be adjusted mid-way through each run should a player attain the requisite win:loss ratio as well as sufficient qualifying wins.
SUMMER RUN = 01 APRIL - 31 AUGUST
Mid Season cut-off = 12/06 with adjustments going live on 29/06
End Season cut-off = 31/08 with adjustments going live on 12/09
WINTER RUN = 01 SEPTEMBER - 31 MARCH
Mid Season cut-off = 18/12 with adjustments going live on 04/01
End Season cut-off = 31/03 with adjustments going live on 19/04
Click on the Mini-Tennis logo to visit the official LTA website and find out more information about the game and how to get involved.
For information about tournaments taking place within 25 miles of Southend over the coming 3 months please use the link below:
COMPETITIVE JUNIOR TENNIS
Click on the Junior Tennis logo to visit the official LTA website and find out more information about the different categories and age groups along with the Rules and Regulations of Junior Competition and how to get involved.
For information about tournaments taking place within 25 miles of Southend over the coming 3 months please use the links below:
COMPETITIVE ADULT TENNIS
Click on the Adult Tennis logo to visit the official LTA website and find out more information about the different categories and competition formats along with their Rules and Regulations and how to get involved.
For information about tournaments and leagues taking place within 25 miles of Southend over the coming 3 months please use the links below:
Thanks for your interest in this website and we hope it has helped you find what you were looking for. If you know of any additional tournaments/leagues/tennis events and would like us to include links to them on this site please contact us using our WEBFORM and remember to SUBSCRIBE to the website to receive updates on our progress and news of any upcoming events/tournaments. Thank you.