Club Championships

The Club Championship is an opportunity for fun and friendly competition, the chance to meet other players and win great prizes and take part in our tournament events.

Draws will be posted on Sunday, March 1st with matches starting Monday, March 2nd. All matches should be completed by Saturday, May 23rd.

We have divisions for all levels--singles, doubles, mixed play, and spouses division. Guests are welcome in the doubles draws.

CLUB CHAMPS DRAWS

 MEN'S
  Singles    Doubles  
2.52.5
3.03.0 
3.53.5
4.0+4.0+
55+ 

 WOMEN'S
  Singles    Doubles  
2.52.5
3.03.0 
3.53.5
4.0+4.0+
55+ 


MIXED DOUBLES
Combined 6.0
Combined 7.0
Combined 8.0

SPOUSES DOUBLES
One Draw

SCHEDULING
Players will be responsible for scheduling their own matches. We will be offering designated time slots with courts reserved ahead of time for Club Championship matches. Players can either book courts in these designated time slots, or find another open court time to play the match.

Players will have TWO WEEKS to complete each round from when the draws are released or from completion of the previous round. If a player or team is unable to complete their match in the 2 week window, they will have to default. This is meant to ensure on time completion of all events in the tournament.

THE DESIGNATED CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TIME SLOTS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS:


Daily – Courts Between 1:00-4:00pm
MONDAY EARLY BIRDS – 9:00-10:30am and 10:30am-12:00pm
THURSDAY MATINEE - 3 courts from 12:00-3:00pm (six potential matches)
FRIDAY NIGHT OWLS - 3 courts from 8:00-9:30pm (three potential matches)
WEEKEND WARRIORS - 3 courts on Sunday afternoon/evening from 4:00-7:00pm (six potential matches)

If these time slots do not work for the competitors, you will be responsible for scheduling the matches on your own time.

COURT FEES
Court fees for the Club Championship Tournament are $58.50 per 90 minute match ($39/hour). All matches have a time limit of 90 minutes. Included in Flextime tennis membership.


MATCH FORMAT
Please arrive on time, ready to play. Your on-court warm up should be limited to 10 minutes so you can begin matches promptly. Please keep in mind that the warm up is not practice. A player should make a special effort to hit shots directly to the opponent. Warm up should include baseline groundstrokes, volleys, overheads, and serves for all players. Players/teams should alternate serving 3 balls each, from both deuce and ad court, with no return.

You will play a 12 game pro set with no ad scoring. The first player/team to reach 12 games by 2 games wins the match. If you don't complete the 12 game pro set in the allotted time, just count games. The player/team with the most games wins the match.

No-ad Scoring When the score is 40-40 (deuce), the next point wins the game. Prior to playing for this point and ultimately closing out the game, the receiving player or team chooses the side (deuce or ad) to receive the serve. The only exception is in mixed doubles, where the server serves to the same gender.

TIEBREAK
If games are tied, play a 7-point tie break. First to 7 by 2 wins. Service rotation stays the same as that is used for the set. First point is played from the deuce court. Thereafter each player serves two points starting in the ad court. If time runs out and you haven't finished the match, finish the game or tie-break that you are in to determine the winner.

Please report your score on the official score sheet at Member Services.

All players will receive a participation gift, and we will be organizing an event for all participants during the tournament. Winners and runners up will both receive a trophy. We hope to see many of you out there for some friendly competition!

Any questions, email mike@thoreau.com.

LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER GREAT TOURNAMENT!