American tournament, what’s that?
American tournaments are social doubles tennis tournaments that suit players of all standards. There is a simple scoring system designed to handicap stronger players/ pairings.
Each round is seven games and you get a point for every game you win. After each round pairings split up and move courts depending if you’ve won or lost.
There are normally seven rounds of play with a refreshment break, so it’s a full afternoon’s play… At the end of the tournament, the winner is the player with the most points.
How does the scoring system work?
First game is played from love all….
If you lose the first game you start the second at +15
If you lose the second you start at +30
And if you lose the third- no that’s it-you can only play from a max of +30
Then if you win the fourth- you’re back to +15
It’s not and there are always players on hand to help you!
How do I enter?
The Tennis Committee run these events on an-hoc basis. Keep your eyes on the weekly newsletter, notice boards and here on the web site. They fill up quite quickly so don’t miss out- get your name down for the next American tennis tournament!
Why is it called an ‘American tournament’?