We are now ready to proceed with the Winter Leagues.
There will be 2 Divisions:
Div 1: Albany A, Castletown A, Douglas A and Douglas B.
Div 2: Douglas C, Douglas D, Ramsey A and Ramsey B.
Each Team consists of 2 men and 2 women with a mixture of Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles.
We are using a different Format this year involving a total of 6 sets per match instead of the 8 in previous years. It was felt that matches sometimes went on a bit long, particularly in the evenings, so the shorter format is preferred.
However, this format is new to us and is as follows:
Men play a single Men’s Doubles set whilst Women play a single Women’s Doubles set.
Players are then allotted to Mixed Pairs, designated Pair 1 and Pair 2.
The Mixed Pairs play a single set against EACH of the opposing Mixed pairs (i.e 2 sets per Pair in all).
Total sets per match: 6.
I attach schedules for each Division.
Please note that on the Scoresheets, names are needed only for the Mixed Pairs: from these it will be obvious who the Men and Women pairs are!
Hope everything is clear. If not, just ask.
Happy Winter Tennis!
Ron Sibthorpe, IOMLTA League Secretary