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We are pleased to announce that we will be starting up our new ‘Junior Box League’ this November, which will be open to all junior members at the club aged 11-18 years old.


The Junior Box League will run alongside the Adult Box League with the same format and scoring. These box leagues will give our junior members an ideal opportunity to start competing and playing matches on a regular basis against players of similar age and ability. We feel this is something that is missing in Junior Tennis around the country as most Tournaments/Matchplays are geared towards the elite level. We want to give our junior members the opportunity to find the enjoyment of competition which then acts as a stepping stone for them to progress to the Adult Box League, Match Practice and Tennis Teams when appropriate.

These leagues will be singles boxes played with the yellow ‘full ball’ tennis ball. Matches will be the approved ‘Two Short Sets Format’ Two sets up to 5 (Standard Tie-break game at 4-4: i.e., first to 7 points). Then if you reach one set all: play a single ‘Championship Tie-break’ first to 10 points. To start off with players will be grouped according to age and ability and will then move up/down depending on their league position every 6-8 weeks. There will be a note with all the box league rules sent out prior to the league starting. All match results will be exported onto the UTR platform which in time will give our juniors a universal rating of their tennis level.

Please note – anybody in a box league has to be contactable by other members for arranging matches. So, in a junior box league the parents will have to consent to their child’s contact information being set as ‘searchable’ if they are not already.  NB contact details are held in the password protected members area and all participants will be given a log-in when they sign up.

 

If your child would like to join the Junior Box League could you please contact me at oliver@berkhamstedtennisfit.com before Sunday 7th November with the following information: 

  • Confirmation of permission for your child to be searchable in the members area for the purposes of making game arrangements
  • Any changes to the email address and/or phone number that we currently hold for your child on the Club membership database. We recommend that juniors U16yrs continue to use a parental contact details. Those over 16yrs may prefer to use their own details but this must be confirmed by the parent.

All being well we will look to start the w/c Mon 15th November.

I look forward to hearing from you and please contact me if you have any questions. 

 

Kind Regards

Oliver Culwick

Head of Coaching

 

+44 (0) 7956944899

oliver@berkhamstedtennisfit.com

www.berkhamstedtennisfit.com


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