Spring 2019 Season starts Wednesday 17th JulyGents,
For those who want the fixture before the new season which commences next Wednesday [forecast rain!], clidking here will address this lack.
We have experienced difficulties on several fronts particularly with our endeavours to have even contests within sections. Although we have 25 teams we could not achieve the preferred 5 teams per section and it has regretfully caused dissatisfaction by requiring some teams to move sections against their wishes.
We do want to mitigate some problems that team promotions and player availability are likely to cause by some targeted recruitment of additional players at both ends of our competition.
A Reserve Section
Although team lists suggest otherwise, Wheelers Hill Frogs and Lum Lions will be in need of strong players to substitute for missing listed players during the season.With the six team section we do not have the luxury of calling on emergencies from the bye team.
Although the problem is not serious for the first few weeks it is essential that we identify a small number of players, currently outside our teams, to help out. This does not mean the new prospects need to play every week but if they can help out on a limited number of occasions it well contribute to a more even competition with higher satisfaction levels for all participants.We are happy to follow up if necessary if you can provide names to add to initial leads already accumulated.
It is in the interest of all A Res team members to give this attention please let us know any prospects you are aware of or speak to.
Please phone, SMS or email if you have questions?
We are down to just four teams, a most unsatisfactory situation made worse by our need to operate within the six team draw structure. Having spoken to 3 of the 4 captains involved we are committing to having a 5th team in operation as early as the second round when the two byes leave 2 teams without a match.We are looking for 2 or 3 uncommitted players who can then be supported by emergencies from the remaining bye team.
So again, a plea to all players especially those most effected in C Grade, to "ask around" and let us know of any volunteers or prospects as soon as possible.
Again call, SMS or email if you have questions?
C Special Venue Change
Essex Heights have agreed to play home matches away from their Club which has Plexipave hard courts. The request was made by your MWM Sub-Committee because we were concerned about body stress and muscular injuries to aging players, attributable to infrequent playing on the hard surface.
We appreciate Essex Height's significant "give" in sacrificing their advantage and comfort that normally goes with home matches. We know that opposing teams will appreciate this generous co-operation.
Having made our requests for your help we do hope you have a satisfying tennis season with good will and good friendship.
Paper fixture Cards will be available by/at the first match along with score books.
Tennis Seniors Victoria MembershipWe currently have many TSV members involved in our MWM competition.
TSV currently have a membership drive in progress to boost their numbers.
Note that by joining immediately [by 30th June 2019] you get 12 months free membership no payment required now.
You need to move quickly so complete the form and email it to BertFaux @ bigpond.com. Bert is TSV President, a member at Glen Waverley TC and plays for the G/W Clubs A Res in our MWM competition. Bert will arrange for a Proposer & Seconder from within our MWM & TSV networks so you can leave those lines blank.
If you have any questions you can phone Bert on 0412 810 754, Rena Alves (TSV Membership Secretary) on 0420 406 506 or the writer.
New Players & New Teams
As always very welcome. Please contact us now if you are, or know, prospects.
Any questions about how the competition runs can be found in the Guidelines, issued January 2019.
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2019 - Spring fixture and results
MWM WEB PAGE
We are seeking support from all players to build the information appearing on our webpage at www.waverleytennis.asn.au Mid Week Mens. An effort is being made to include more information of interest including photos, results, ladders and other items of interest.
Please let your captains know or submit information by email to mwm AT waverleytennis.asn.au
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- Played on Wednesday mornings: 9.30am - 12.30pm (approx)
- Open aged: from 20's to 80's
- Five grades catering to all standards
- Each team fields 4 players, but 5, or 6, can be used if you wish.
- Three sets of doubles per player per match on 2 courts
- Sets are first to 8 games (to 6 games in lowest section) with provision for variation by agreement. A tiebreak is played at 7 all.
- Coffee/tea and light lunch hosted by home team
- Participation costs are set by home club but are approximately $2-$4 per match
- Teams have more than 4 players to accommodate injury, travel and "she who must be obeyed"
- Organiser is only too happy to help place new comers in a team
Social Play & Final Events
All grades come together at Robinson Reserve Tennis Centre (RRTC), Doveton (Home of Waverley Tennis), for the Grand Final series. Facilities available for other players and friends. Grand Finals are followed by BBQ lunch for all, and presentation of trophies to players representing winning teams and runners-up in each grade.
The Grand Finals Day at the RRTC has developed into a much looked forward to social event where all players renew old friendships and develop new ones whilst watching intensely contested Grand Finals and enjoying the BBQ lunch.
[Last updated: 10/06/2019]