THE FIRST SESSION WILL START AT 9 AM. THE 2nd SESSION WILL START AT ~11 AM.
Please be considerate of the 2nd session players and limit your warmup to a 10 minutes or less.
Starting Monday, Jan. 6th the format for organized play is going to have a temporary change. We hope this will increase participation as this is what our club is built on. Below is what we intend to try for our Monday program.
First, there will be two or three tiers of different levels. Let's say we have 24 players, hence there could be two or three tiers of level play. These tiers will be based on past level play as to who is in each tier. Within each tier cards will be drawn to determine the court you are on. Whatever court you start on is where you play with each person as we have done in the past. (note tie breakers are played at 5-5). After playing all sets, the players record their points.
Note: two players with the fewest points from the top tier are moved down to the second tier. Hence, the top two point players from the second tier will be placed in the first tier. Returning players will be placed in the proper tier if possible. If someone doesn't want to move up, then they should inform the organizer by indicating that on the score sheet.
Note below is old format, which we may go back to after we try the above method for a period of time!
Gentlemen: As a bit of explanation, doubles court assignments will be with two numbers, e.g., "3 - 5". The first number, "3", is the court "rank" which indicates who you will be playing with. The second number, "5", is the court number that you'll be playing on. Since we have only six (6) courts, if the second number is 6 or less, you're in the first session. If the second number is greater than 6, you're in the second session.
Also: If you are in the second session, please don't take an open court unless you have all 4 players present! The second session order for taking an open court is as follows: The lowest second number has priority for the first vacant court. For example: 5-7 will have priority over 6-8, 6-8 has priority over 7-9, etc.
CHANGE TO THE MONDAY MEN'S SIGN UP PROCEDURE
The Board approved a change to the Monday Men's sign up procedure. The first come, first procedure that was adopted a few months ago was felt to be incompatible with "level play" and was unfair to those in the second session. Now, if it necessary, the lowest rank player(s) will be substitutes. That is, the players on the last court the previous Monday with the fewest games. The minutes of 16 July 2012 Board meeting serve as documentation of this change. As always, when courts are available the substitutes can play singles or use the ball machine if it is available.