Welcome to our outdoor season! We will start by having the May Open Challenge to determine in which division you belong. Players may challenge ANYONE on the ladder during the month of May. Report results within 24 hours of a match to keep the ladders up to date. A challenge cannot be made after May 24 in order to allow for a full seven days for the match to be played before the regular season begins. So make your challenges early.
Just to review the challenge procedures: Challenges may be made via email, text or phone. If no response is received in 24 hours, challenge again using alternative means. If no response is received in the second 24-hour period, a forfeit will be given. Play the match within 7 days of the time it was accepted. If challenged, the person challenged must give the challenger at least 3 different reasonable days and times to play the match, including at least one evening or weekend time. Reasonable starting times are between 8am and 8pm. Otherwise the challenged player must offer a forfeit. Similarly, the challenger must respond back to the challenged player within 24 hours to say which date and times are best to schedule the match. Otherwise, the challenged player may move on and make or accept another challenge. You can turn down a challenge only if you have accepted a challenge from behind. If you have a challenge from behind in singles, you still need to accept a doubles challenge and vice versa.
All singles ladder matches will consist of a 10 game pro-set, with a tiebreaker to be played at 10 all. If both singles agree ahead of time, they can play an 8 game pro-set instead, with a tiebreaker to be played at 8 all.
Doubles matches will consist of best of 2 out of 3 sets. If both teams agree ahead of time, when a match is tied at 1 set each, in lieu of a 3rd set, a 10-point tiebreaker may be played. The first team to win 10 points by a 2-point margin shall win the tiebreaker and the match. If an agreement cannot be reached, the 3rd set must be played.
Starting on May 1, sign up on our website for the June events. The June Tennis Clinic will be on Saturday, June 4 from 9-11am at Hinkley (Rain Date June 11). It is limited to 20 participants, so sign up immediately. Add your name to the waiting list if needed as things often change. You may attend only one clinic, so if you attend this one, you will not be eligible for the others unless space is available.
Also on May 1, sign up for the June Weekday Tournaments. Doubles will be played on Tuesday, June 14 from 8am to 12pm with Singles at the same time on Wednesday, June 15. They are both single eliminations. You need to sign up with a partner for doubles, but if you nneed one, let us know and will assist you.
Open Play times at Hinkley are Mondays and Thursdays 5-9pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8-11am. The courts change on the half hour. Please review the Open Play Rules on the website. Balls are not provided, so come prepared.
For our new members, on the first open play on Monday, May 2. We will have a meeting at 5:30pm at Hinkley. We will be reviewing our activities and rules as well as answering any questions you may have. Regular playing will follow. A rain date will be on Thursday, May 5. Come and meet fellow members. Veteran members are welcome too!
The Spring Fling is on Saturday, April 30 at River Trails from 6-9pm, the business meeting following by tennis and social time. The Round Robin is on Saturday, May 14. B division plays 8-10am. A division is 10:15am-12:15pm at Hinkley.
Wow! We have a lot happening. PRWTA continues to be a great organization for meeting friends and playing tennis, offering a wide spectrum of activities. Remember to visit our website and Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you all on the courts.