Ratings Matchplays

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SAME RATED OPPONENTS

  • Information refers to LTA events, Team Challenge and Matchplays run in the Alliance-Tennis Schools programme and Performance Academy training matches (non-recorded).
  • Round robin boxes or compass draws of players with the SAME RATING (e.g. 8.1 play 8.1s). This works best where we have boxes of at least 4 players of the same rating - so if you know anyone else with the same rating please encourage them to enter.  
  • Opportunities for qualifying wins (in LTA G6 and above events only)
  • Without the risk of qualifying losses (or very low risk in first half of a season)

FORMAT & NUMBER OF MATCHES

FORMAT - FAST4;  SHORT SET (sets to 4 games) or FULL SET timed tennis (sets to 6 games).

  • Round robin boxes of 4+ players  
  • Round robin boxes of 8+ players will be split in two by age (for example the 4 youngest in one box and the four oldest in another box) OR
  • 8 player matchplay draw may be used as it is provides a more levelling experience
  • How many matches will a player get? - as advertised.  
    Please note this is determined by the Referee and may be subject to change ON THE DAY affected by:
  • number of players
  • length of previous matches
  • court availability
  • closing time of the venue
  • unforeseen factors (including but not limited to weather, fire alarms, emergencies, injuries, player readiness)

TIMINGS

  • Saturday - no matches will be put onto court after 7pm, matches on court can finish up to 8pm
  • Saturday - 16U, 18U & Open events - no matches will be put onto court after 8pm, matches on court can finish up to 9pm
  • Sunday - no matches will be put onto court after 7pm, matches on court can finish up to 8pm

PLAYER CAPACITY FOR EACH RATING

  • Provisional draw(s) indicates the capacity for the event and the number of courts booked, usually 6-8 courts.
  • Capacity is determined by the number of courts, we work to a ratio of 4 players per court booked. 
  • 6-8 players per rating - wide band (e,g, 7.1-8.2)
  • 8-12 players per rating - narrow band (e.g. 7.1-7.2)
  • usually requires a minimum of 4 players of the same rating
  • In general, we need an even number of players (4, 6, 8, etc) of each rating, the only exception to this is where at the higher ratings levels (i.e. 6.2 or higher), round robin boxes of an odd number of players (minimum of 4 players per rating) will be scheduled.

FULL EVENTS & RESERVE LISTS

Grade 6 (G6) ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA - RATING & DATE OF ENTRY

  • Where we are oversubscribed with too many players it's a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED POLICY (i.e. first in each rating to enter gets priority) or players that have previously missed being accepted and that have REMAINED ON THE RESERVE LIST - trying to keep it as fair as possible. 
  • To avoid disappointment, players are advised to enter in good time WELL BEFORE the event date, and to stay on the reserve list(s) past the withdrawal date in the knowledge that players not accepted/on reserve list will be refunded inline with LTA Policy, Rules & Regulations. 
  • Click the "View Draw" link on the LTA tournament page to see up to date information.
  • Players are advised to BE THE FIRST WITH THAT RATING TO ENTER - DON'T BE THE LAST
  • PLEASE STAY ON THE RESERVE LIST to give yourself the best chance of play -
    reserves FREQUENTLY become accepted before and after the withdrawal deadline!!!!!!! 
  • We encourage reserve list as players frequently make late withdrawals often we need 2 to 3 reserves for each rating.

LATE ENTRIES WELCOME!!!

Ratings Matchplays - Yellow ball

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

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***MATCHPLAYS FILL QUICKLY AND ARE FREQUENTLY FULL BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE***

ACCEPTANCE IS BY RATING AND DATE OF ENTRY

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!!!

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Matchplay Acceptance is BY DATE  OF ENTRY  

other factors are also considered to deliver a balanced and fair event including:

  • (a) if you have previously remained on a reserve list
  • (b) player age to balance a fair number of older and younger players.  

EARLY ENTRY ADVISED as these events are likely to be FULL due to ratings run cut off dates!!!

ADVICE: be the first with your rating to enter not the last!!!


  • If you usually wait until the last 24-48 hours to enter online
  • you are highly likely to be on a reserve list

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VIEW LISTS OF UPCOMING MATCHPLAYS

DAVID LLOYD BUSHEY

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Be the first to enter, not the last  

ACCEPTANCE IS BY RATING & DATE OF ENTRY

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!!!

DAVID LLOYD MILTON KEYNES

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Be the first to enter, not the last  

ACCEPTANCE IS BY RATING & DATE OF ENTRY

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!!!

VIRGIN ACTIVE CLEARVIEW

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Be the first to enter, not the last 

ACCEPTANCE IS BY RATING & DATE OF ENTRY

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!!!

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