Spring is around the corner and tennis is on every player's mind. Welcome to the first MVTC tournament of the year. The MVTC March 2016 Team Tennis tournament will be held at Rengstorff Park courts Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 1PM. Tournament directors are Madan Venugopal and Carol Tolen. Food Director is Jill Nagahara-Evans.
The goals for this event are to have FUN, meet new friends and, of course, to compete for prizes.
The format will be men's, women's, and mixed doubles. All levels of players and MVTC members and non-members are welcome.
The Team Tennis format implies that people will be pooled into teams which will play multiple rounds against other teams. The size of the team will depend on the number of people who sign up. Four teams will play six rounds of 6 or 8 games. Each round will consist of a combination of mixed doubles, women’s doubles, and men's doubles. Captains will be given a worksheet to plan how to assign your players. Captains will rotate partners from round to round, trying to have everyone play with different partners each time. This is an “equal play” event.
Each team keeps track of the number of games won and lost. The idea is to get people to play with and against multiple folks. This evens out the team strengths and adds some excitement to the outcome. The winning team will get prizes.
We will only have one AM session. This means we have to limit entries to about 50--first come, first served.
A continental breakfast will be available by ~8:30 AM; lunch will be served from noon to 1 PM; snacks and drinks will be available throughout the tournament.
The tournament fee for club members is $10 and for non-members is $12 and includes the lunch and the light breakfast mentioned above.
Please sign up early. Sign-up deadline is Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by midnight.