Having trialled the League Planner during 2021 we are now going ahead with this system. This will make life easier in as much as no score cards will be used. However, it is extremely important that results are sent in straight after the match. Even more important is the requirement that all players in league matches have to be registered with BRITISH TENNIS MEMBERSHIP. This can be done by the player themselves (and the resultant registration detail given to your secretary) or by the secretary direct. Unregistered players will show up on the result as “Unknown” and the possibility of their result being quashed is under consideration. At this point I would like to welcome Kiran Vidad to the committee and he is the new Fixtures/Results Secretary, taking over from Harry Nelson who has retired from the committee after many many years of service.
All information that used to be in the handbook will be on the Group website. Handbooks are no longer being issued. If you have not updated your Captaincy details for 2022 then please use this link.
On a lighter note I will be booking the league dinner and presentation of prizes, possible Saturday 17th September. I will also be hunting trophies –during July/August. If you have one at your clubhouse please let me know.
For the time being I think I have covered everything necessary but will be in touch with further information as and when necessary. Let us hope for plenty of tennis and sunshine in which to play it.
Pauline Oliver (Group Secretary)
1 week to go until the 2021 starts and it's time to start entering your players into the league planner.
Below are the links to the planner, pdf instructions and a video tutorial.
Fixtures, Results & Tables (League Planner)
Here are the fixtures for this season.
We are in the process of updating the website to hold the handbook details, we are using last season's data as a starting point so please check it out and email any amendments to your club contacts, team captains etc.
All results etc. are going to be input online and a link to the league will be sent out nearer the start of the season. Players will be registered on the system. This is a great opportunity for us to get into the modern era and we envisage some teething problems, but this is an ideal season to test it out.
Please bear with us and your fellow clubs during these difficult times, be patient and enjoy the tennis.
After consultation with Clubs the committee have come up with the following guidelines for this season, taking in to account the unpredictability of the current situation and the need to maintain a safe environment for play.
We are sure the matches will be played in a competitive, but fair, way and we appreciate that not all players will want to partake or feel comfortable travelling.
There will be no charge to Clubs to participate for this season.
There will be a full set of fixtures starting week commencing 10th May.
RECORDING RESULTS / CLUB INFORMATION
All matches must be played using the LTA COVID guidelines in place at the time of the match.
RESERVE PLAYER LIST
Dear club representative,
Following a meeting of the Liverpool and District Tennis Group committee I am writing to inform you that the decision was taken to cancel the fixtures for the 2020 season, this was not a decision we took lightly but in view of recent guidance we felt there was no real alternative.
The decision was based on:
The LTA cancelling all competitive tennis until at least July 26th.
People are still concerned and are shielding so travelling to away matches for vulnerable people and juniors would be difficult as well as clubhouses possibly not being open at venues
Contact tracing will be starting to quarantine people for 14 days if they have come into contact with someone who tests positive, so the less people you meet the less chance that you will have to self isolate.
We will await further guidance from the LTA but are hopeful of proceeding with the Autumn/Winter league and possibly a version of the Parks tournament, maybe just singles.
Any subs paid by BACS to the league will be reimbursed by cheque which you will receive in due course, if you paid by cheque it will be destroyed and not cashed.
In the meantime we encourage all members to support their club at this time and look forward to resuming competitive tennis in the 2021 season,
On behalf of LDTG
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.
To donate use the link below: