Each squad has 11 players but on each Sunday only 8 of them are needed and there is a pool of reserves who can fill in any gaps.
Needs all ability levels
The Sunday League is a doubles internal team competition played on Sunday evenings.
Each team consists of players of all standards who are matched against players of the same standard in other teams. All matches contribute equally to the team score, regardless of level.
You don't have to find a team
Members join the league as individuals and balanced teams are chosen by the organisers. You can ask to be with someone else, but there are no guarantees. If you can’t commit to Sundays, or if the competition is full, you can choose to join the reserve pool where you may be invited to play if and when a team is unable to fill its roster.
You don't have go to every single league night
Each team has 8 players in it but only 6 of them play on any given League Night.
Also there will hopefully be a pool of reserves who can be called on if a team can’t fill its roster.
Starts at 6pm on alternative Sundays
The exact number of Sundays the competition will run for depends on the final level of interest. Bad weather may also, on occasion, push back the schedule. Each match will last approximately an hour. The first matches will start at 6pm with other matches starting later, as and when court availability allows.
Just £10 to join
This is a one-off fee to cover balls and lights. There will be no charge on the night.
- This is a doubles competition run every other Sunday at 6pm. The exact number of Sundays will depend on the number of teams.
- Players will enter individually and be assigned to a team by the organisers. Captains will be chosen by the organisers from entrants who have stated on the application form they are willing to be a captain.
- Each team will consist of 11 people. The team members will be ordered by ability from 1 to 11. Team order will be agreed between the organisers and the team captain.
- On any given Sunday, only 8 teams members (four pairs) will play. This will make allowances for team members who are unable to make particular dates.
- The pairs will be chosen by the captain and depending on availability and fairness. The top two ranked players of the 8 will be the ‘advanced’ level pair on the night, the next two will be the ‘intermediate’ pair and so on down the order.
- There will be an additional reserve pool of players who cannot commit to the competition, but want to take part if there is a one-off opportunity. If a team cannot field three pairs, then the captain will be able to drawn on this pool of reserves to fill their roster. Players who aren’t chosen for their own team will be offered reserve places on other teams before slots are offered to the reserve group.
- On any given Sunday, the organisers will decide which team is matched against which. Over the course of the competition, every team should play every other team once or twice, depending on the number of teams.
- On any given Sunday, each of the pairs from a team will play the same level pair from the team they are matched with on that particular Sunday.
- The format of the matches is two sets to 6, sudden death deuces, tie break at 5 all, Championship tie break at 1 set all.