St Ann’s Tennis is hosting a Mixed American doubles tournament on Saturday 17 July at 2pm.
Mixed American Tournament: this is a fun tennis doubles format for 16 players: eight men and eight women. Each player will be assigned a court and a partner. At the conclusion of 7 games, the winners will split: ladies to the next court up, men the next court down. The losing pair will stay on court but split, awaiting their new partners. Repeat!
The standard is intermediate.
St Ann’s Tennis will supply tournament director, fresh tennis balls and prizes for 1st (ladies) and 1st (mens). Advance registration is required: £10 per player. Click here to book:
There will be eight ladies and eight gentlemen. To be super clear, you can enter with a buddy, but the pairings are random, so you cannot guarantee playing together.
Sets: these will follow the same format as Sunday club sessions. Each doubles ‘set’ is seven games in total, regardless of the score. So it could be 0-7, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4 etc. Spin to determine choice: to serve, or chose your preferred end. Pairs switch ends after 4 games (after each player has served once). The set is over after seven full games. Move on to the next game.
We will play sudden death deuces to keep things moving. That means you play normally to deuce, advantage, game. But if the score goes back to deuce a second time, that point – second deuce – becomes a ‘sudden death’ point to decide the game. Every game matters! The winners will be the players who have won the most games overall in all their different pairings.
St Ann’s will provide fresh balls, a tournament director and prizes for best female and best male players.
LADIES: if you’re on court 2, you move ‘up’ to Court 3, or if on Court 4, you move ‘up’ to Court 1 etc.
GENTLEMEN: you move ‘down’ from Court 2 to Court 1, or ‘down’ from Court 1 to Court 4 etc