Mersey Bowmen Tennis Club are fundraising for a capital project with tennis charity Bright Ideas for Tennis. Our members are taking part in a 24 hour tennis marathon on 22nd Feb and a skydive on Friday 13th March 😱!
Why? We want to grow tennis to meaningfully help tackle mental and physical health in Liverpool. We want continue to deliver our Tennis for Free scheme and Liverpool Parks Tournament to our wider community. We have several other initiatives delivered by expert coaches and volunteers and new offers in the pipeline.
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Where: Blundellsands Tennis Club
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Please read the proposed scoring system post before you read this!
We have asked for alternative scoring systems details of an alternative proposal can be found below.
I ask that you read these posts and send in any comments that would help the discussion. A decision whether to change or stick with what we have got will be made at the EGM prior to the fixtures meeting on 5th March at Blundellsands, you will receive notification of this shortly.
On behalf of the HEAD Liverpool and District Tennis League
ADDITIONAL PROPOSAL FOR SCORING SYSTEM IN SUMMER LEAGUES
The proposal is:
The advantages can be seen as:
1. Every set counts. Teams losing on a match tiebreak would still score 1 point
2. This will heighten the player experience on match nights
3. The league tables will have more interesting permutations as results accumulate.
4. This system is compatible with the LTA League software to allow for online results submission.
Is there a drawback?
The only drawback might be that if 6 rubbers aren’t completed due to light or rain the full quota of points cannot be obtained. However this can be seen as minimal as virtually all matches were completed in recent seasons due to the old best of three full sets being changed.
HEAD Liverpool and District Tennis Group
Proposed new scoring system for 2020 season
The League Committee are committed to moving away from the outdated scorecard system of sending results in by post to an online system for collation of results and creating the league tables. We want to use the LTA League Planner (LTALP) system which was successfully used in the 2019 Autumn League.
The drawback for the LTALP system is that it does not allow for our current scoring system when matches finish 3-2 or 3-1 where 2 points are awarded to the winning team and either 1 or 0 are awarded to the losing team.
With this in mind, last season we trialled a new match format where each pair played each other for a long set to 8. This format had the advantage of allowing a scoring system of 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw and removed the argument that pairs where not always played in strict order of strength as they all played each other. This system however was not universally liked by all as quite often the 3rd round of events became dead rubbers if the score was 6-0, 5-1 or even 4-2. It was also felt that if you lost 5-4 you still got nothing, one suggestion was to score a point for each set won.
The committee have therefore decided not to continue with this system this season but would like to introduce a scoring system whereby you get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. This will enable us to use LTALP this season.
If we can introduce this there are some consequences –
Prior to the fixtures meeting on 5th March we plan to hold an EGM to discuss these matters and any others regarding the scoring system, with the hope that the changes are approved.
The league has been setup on LTALP, without a scoring system in place at the moment, so if we do decide to go down that route everything will be in place for the start of the season.
If you are unsure how to input results onto LTALP or wish to share with your members how to enter results please click on this link -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JJ-BGIkj0A
We believe that this will be a big step forward for the league and welcome as much feedback and suggestions from you prior to the EGM. If I receive other ideas I will circulate them to all clubs as quickly as possible prior to the EGM,