The Wanderers Tennis Club

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Tennis League

Dear Members

Wanderers Introduces an Internal League

Most members have been asking for the club to create fun, social, and competitive events that will give players an opportunity to play more tennis in a structured manner. These events are also a great way to keep strong social networks, attract new members to our tennis community and to enhance the quality of tennis at the club. It is with these pillars in mind that from the 13th October 2019, the Wanderers Club will be introducing the ‘Wanderers Tennis Club League’.

This is a new and structured internal league that is also aimed at bridging the gap between leagues and club champs. It also strives to be a fair and transparent platform for assessing player strength by creating clear criteria for players who wish to be selected for league teams in 2020.

The league brings a series of benefits for members and the club which include, but are not limited to:

• Encouraging active participation

• Creating healthy competition

• Enhancing social networks

• Attracting new members

• Improving the quality of tennis

• Flexible match schedules

• Affordable participation/entry fee of R450.00. Alternatively players can purchase and use own balls for matches

The Wanderers Tennis Club League will commence Sunday, 12 October 2019 and end on Monday, 13 JANUARY 2020.

A draft list of players pre-allocated into groups has been posted on the club’s website/app –
https://app.wandererstennis.co.za/

Players who wish to be included in the list or excluded from it need to inform Jonathan Bell by Saturday 11 October 2019.

Prior to participation, players need to understand the level of expectation and what it means to play in one of the categories:

A – VERY COMPETITIVE, STRICT SELECTION CRITERIA, HIGH COMMITMENT and RESULTS DRIVEN

B – VERY COMPETITIVE, STRICT SELECTION CRITERIA, HIGH COMMITMENT and RESULTS DRIVEN

C – MODERATELY COMPETITIVE, FLEXIBLE SELECTION CRITERIA, MEDIUM COMMITMENT

D – SOCIAL & FLEXIBLE SELECTION CRITERIA

E – SOCIAL & FLEXIBLE SELECTION CRITERIA

If you require further information or clarity please refer to FAQ PAGE https://app.wandererstennis.co.za/ on the app and website or feel free to contact one of the members below.

Howard Espley-Jones +27 82 564 7745

Richard Stocken +27 79 5422293

Thabo Malo +27 79 341 2744

Marcel Goncalves +27 82 378 4656

Jonathan Bell +27 71 869 8400

Tournaments

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The Wanderers Tennis section is a vibrant club which includes top players as well as social players, juniors and learners. All who participate can benefit from physical exercise and social enjoyment and be as competitive as they wish. Learn more about becoming a member of The Wanderers Club here and take advantage of our top tennis and coaching facilities

Contacts

Richard Stocken (Chairman) Cell:  079 542 2293 e-mail
Howard Espley-Jones (Head Coach) Cell: 082 564-7745 e-mail

Affiliations

GCTA – Gauteng Central Tennis Association www.gctennis.com
Wanderers Tennis Academy

Facilities

12 Floodlit all weather courts

Number and Types of League Teams

Egoli league – Feb/March
4 Mens, 3 Ladies, 3 Juniors

tennis at the wanderers

Egoli mixed league – May/June 2 Mixed

Gauteng Central – Aug/Sep
4 Mens, 3 Ladies, 3 Juniors

Days and Times of Social Tennis

Saturday afternoons – 2 pm to late (Visitors welcome)
Sunday mornings – 9 am to 12 (Visitors welcome)
Thursday evenings – 6.30pm till late (Visitors welcome)

League, Seniors and Junior Coaching

Tennis caters for all age groups from the very young beginners to the very old and experienced players. The Wanderers Tennis Academy provides both Senior and Junior coaching:

Senior Coaching     Howard Espley-Jones 082 564 7745 or [email protected].

Junior Coaching     Renier Moolman 072 294-8271, [email protected] or Darryl Burne (082) 951-6026 [email protected]

Social Tennis

All tennis section members are welcome at these social tennis sessions as are visitors of members, or new visitors on their own.

The social tennis sessions take place on:

• SATURDAY AFTERNOONS – From 14:00 onwards
• SUNDAY MORNINGS – From 09:15 onwards
• THURSDAY EVENINGS – From 18:30 onwards

Social Tennis Rules & Charter