May Match News

During this past month wins have been achieved by many of our 9 teams (which are entered, each season, in the Dorset League,) namely by Men’s Vets, Men’s 2, Ladies’ 2, Mixed 2 and Ladies’ Vets.

Two totally different teams playing for Mixed 2 managed to beat Winton 8-0 (Richard, Vicki, Lloyd & Carol Y) & Shaftesbury 6-2 (Jane, Nigel, Lena & Nick). At the moment they are at the top of Division 3.

Mixed 1 have not been scheduled to play any matches yet, but take to the courts on June 11th, an away match v West Hants 2.

Our Ladies 3 team have lost both their matches this month, but they have been hard fought. Against St Leonard’s 1 they drew on rubbers but lost by 1 set (Natalie, Jane, Lena & Penny).

Ladies Vets have beaten Milford both home and away; firstly 8-0 Away (Carol, Rachel, Kirsty & Penny R) then 6-2 Home (Carol, Vicki, Jane & Celia)

Men’s 2 also stand at the top of their division following their win against St Leonard’s 4 (Owain, Marcin, Nigel & James)

It’s great to see some of our students members becoming involved in our matches now especially as they are probably busy with study and exams. Thanks go to Tom Birch & Natalie Carter.

Team Positions – Winter 2018-2019 season

MEN’S 1 – 3RD in Division 2
MEN’S 2 – 4TH in Division 2
MEN’S VETS – 2nd in Division 1
LADIES 1 – 2nd in Division 1
LADIES 2 – 2ND in Division 2
LADIES 3 – 3RD in Division 2
LADIES VETS – Winners of single division
MIXED 1 -6th in Division 1
MIXED 2 – 2nd in Division 3

Fantastic results all round! Congratulations and well done to all players.

Our captains do a fantastic job!

Men’s 1 – Patrick Brown
Men’s 2 – Owain Gosling
Men’s Vets – Richard Henshaw/ Nigel Carter
Men’s Hants & IOW – John Stevens
Ladies 1 – Cleo Reid
Ladies 2 – Helen Henshaw
Ladies 3 – Lena Chavez
Ladies Vets – Celia Barron
Ladies Hants & IOW – Cleo Reid
Mixed 1 – Kirsty Holmes
Mixed 2 – Lloyd Harkom

Visit the LTA site for team information

TeamMatch DatesTeamMatch Dates
LADIES 1Tues May 14th v E Dorset 1 6.30pm ALADIES 2Tues Apr 2nd v Sthb 3 6.30pm H
Weds May 22nd v W. Hants 1 6.30pm ATues Apr 23rd v St Leon 1 6.30pm H
Tues June 4th v Milford 1 6.30pm HFri May 10th v Vic Ave 6.30pm H
Sun 23rd June v DLP A 5pmTues June 4th v E Dorset 2 A 6.30pm
Fri June 28th v DLR 1 7pm ASat June 22nd v DLP 2 2pm A
Sun July 21st v Dorch 1pm HTues July 23rd v Christchurch H 6.30pm
Tues Aug 13th v Milford 2 A 6.30pm
LADIES 3Tues Apr 2nd v Sthb 2 6.30pm AMENS 1Weds May 15th v DLP 7pm A
Sat Apr 27th v Vic Ave 10.30am A ppSun May 26th v St Seb 11am A
Tues May 14th v Milford 2 6.30pm HTues June 4th v Vic Ave 1 6.30 A
Tues May 21st v St Leon 1 6.30pm HSun June 23rd v Milford 2 5pm H
Tues July 9th v DLP 2 6.30pm HSun July 21st v DLR 1 5pm H
Tues July 16th v E Dorset 2 H 6.30pmSun Aug 11th v St Leon 2 1pm H
Sun Aug 4th v Christchurch A 1pmSun Aug 19th v Wimborne A 6.30pm
MENS 2Sun Apr 7th Ferndown 2 5pm H pp- 12/07MENS VETSSat Apr 6th v Vic Ave 10.30am A pp-18/06
Tues Apr 30th v St Leon 5 6.30pm HWeds Apr 24th v W Hants 6.30pm A
Thurs May 23rd v St Leon 4 6.30pm ASun May 12th v St Leon 1 5pm H
Sun June 16th v Christchurch 5pm HSun June 2nd v Sherborne 1pm H
Sun June 23rd v Winton 1pm HSun July 28th v E Dorset 1 10.30am A
Sun June 30th v Shaftesbury 10.30 ASun Aug 18th v E Dorset 2 5pm H
Sun July 7th v Dorch 2 2pm A
MIXED 1Tues Apr 9th v DLR 1 6.30pm H pp- 9/07MIXED 2Tues May 7th v Winton 1 6.30pm H
Sat Apr 27th v Dorch 1 1pm A pp- 28/07Sun May 26th v Shaftes 1pm H
Tues June 11th v W Hants 2 6.30 ATues June 11th v Swanage 1 6.30pm H
Tues June 18th v St Leon 1 6.30pm HTues July 2nd v DLR 2 6.30pm H
Tues July 16th v W Hants 1 6.30pm HSun July 28th v Lymington !0.30am A
Tues Aug 6th v E Dorset 6.30pm ASat Aug 3rd v Vic Ave 1 10.30am A
Tues Aug 13th v DLP 1 6.30pm HWeds Aug 14th v Corfe Mullen 6.30 A
LADIES VETSTues Apr 23rd v E Dorset 6.30pm ALADIES H&IOWSat June 8th v Winchester (A)H
Thurs May 16th v Milford 6.30pm ASun June 16th v Kingsgate (A) A
Tues May 28th v milford 6.30pm HSat Aug 10th v E Dorset H 1pm
Tues June 25th v W Hants 6.30pm HSat Aug 17th v Riverside H 1pm
Tues July 30th v E Dorset H 6.30pm HSat Aug 24th v Lee on Solent A
Tues Aug 6th v W Hants 6.30pm A
MENS H&IOWSat June 8th v Ryde A
Sat June 15th v Lee on Solent H
Sat July 6th v Winchester (A) A
Sat July 13th v Warsash H
Sun Aug 4th v Salisbury (A) H

Visit the LTA site for team information

Southbourne Tennis Club – Team Ethos and Selection

  • Southbourne Tennis Club aims to be a very friendly club open to players of all abilities.
  • The club will aim to run enough teams for the number of members wishing to play in teams.
  • The club will run a squad system for each of the teams.
  • The squad will elect a captain at the start of each season.
  • The club will always try and pick the best players for each squad.
  • The squad will be chosen using the squad and match selection criteria.
  • Where a squad is made up of very committed members with good availability a minimum of 6 players would be suitable. Where a squad comprises members with not such good availability a larger number of members may be required.
  • Members wishing to be a member of any squad will be required to attend at least one pre-season selection evening.
  • The selection of each squad will be made by head coach and the coaching team.
  • All team members should be good ambassadors for Southbourne Tennis Club
  • Team captains will choose the teams having regard to the good practice for teams captains criteria.
  • Team players will have regard to the good practice for team players criteria.

Finally whilst putting our best teams out is important at Southbourne Tennis Club, having fun and enjoying tennis is paramount.

Good practice for Team Players

The club recognises that team players play an important part in club life.

  • Always support you captain, especially with the sometimes difficult decisions they have to make.
  • Let you captain know your availability and update monthly.
  • Attend pre-season selection evenings
  • Try and attend the Monday evening team training session when possible
  • Pay match fees promptly to the team captain
  • Try and take an active part in the running of the club
  • Be a good ambassador for the club.

20th JulyAll team and prospective team players to hand in team member details
31st JulyDecision on number of teams to be entered in winter league.
3rd September
10th September
Team trials
13th SeptemberSelection committee
1st OctoberWinter league begins
  
7th DecemberAll team and prospective team players to hand in team member details
31st DecemberDecision on number of teams to be entered in summer league.
21st MarchTeam evaluation
14th MarchSelection committee
31st MarchWinter league ends
1st AprilSummer league begins

SQUAD AND MATCH SELECTION CRITERIA

Squads are needed so players feel part of a team and to cope with injuries, illnesses and squad members being away. Squads will therefore need to be made up of a minimum of 6 members.

Dorset League

This is a two pair doubles league playing other Clubs. Hence selection will be based on:

  1. Doubles success/experience at Senior Club level or other representative level
  2. Doubles results
  3. Flexibility to play with different partners and in a team environment
  4. Fitness to play 2 doubles matches
  5. Availability
  6. Behaviour and attitude on and off court to maintain the good standing of Southbourne Tennis Club
  7. In the case of adults their previous highest rating as their rating may go down due to playing less often
  8. In the case of juniors their current rating

Team Tennis events

This is four singles and two doubles against other Clubs. Often doubles results can make the difference between winning a match and hence selection will not be based on singles ability alone but on a number of factors including:

  1. In the case of adults their previous highest rating as their rating may go down due to playing less often
  2. In the case of juniors their current rating
  3. Doubles success/experience at Senior Club level or other representative level
  4. The ability to fit into and potential contribution to a team environment
  5. General fitness
  6. Behaviour and attitude on and off court to maintain the good standing of Southbourne Tennis Club

A small committee will put together the clubs squads taking advice from the coaching team. The team captain has the final decision on the selection of the Team.

These decisions will be subjective and doubles ability will always come into this decision.