Shropshire Ladies Winter Doubles League 2021

This is the 10th year for this competition – let’s encourage as many people as possible to play and take the opportunity to meet and play some more tennis.  It is purely a social league, giving you the opportunity to play some competitive but social tennis. 


Eligibility: Any ladies over 21 who may enter with a partner – not necessarily from the same club.


Format: The competition will be run as Box Leagues.

Couples will be put into boxes of about 7 couples, depending on entry.

Each couple will have matches home and away.


There will be an indication of which match is home and away but there will be no specific order of play, it will be up to you to arrange your own matches to suit. 



Each match will be the best of 3 sets. Tie break at 6 all in all sets. The 3rd set will be either a 10 point tie break or a third set - to be agreed before the match begins.

The home couple are to provide at least 3 good balls.


Match scoring will be as follows:

3 points for a win, 1 for a draw. In the event of a tieon points when all matches have been completed, then games for and against will be counted.

The box winners will be the couple with the most points at the end of the run.


Home matches may be played at any club, park orprivate court as organised by the home couplewhen the fixture is made.

They may be played, inside or outside during the day or in the evening and under lights if necessary.


Entry forms Please send a paper entry form, not via email, to Merill Holt at 41 Wheatfield Drive, Shifnal, TF11 8HU.

enclosing a cheque to for the correct amount (£5.00 per player) made payable to Tennis Shropshire.


Closing date for entries: 15 August

Soon after the closing date all couples will be notified of their league and sent a complete list of players and their contact numbers.

The home couple is responsible for contacting the opponents to arrange the fixture but if you don’t hear from them please pick up the phone!


Entry fees:

£5.00 per player this will cover : this covers the cost of a presentation evening with buffet and trophiespresented at the end of the season.



Results should be emailed to [email protected] on the form provided or at least in that format.



Queries/questions/problems: please contact 

Merill Holt 01952 461644 or 07762 615270


In the event of inclement weather :

If one set has been completed then the winners of that set will be awarded the 3 points. However it would be hoped that couples could “hang around” for a change in the weather.

If a set has not been completed then it would be good for the teams to rearrange – at the same venue.


Refreshments:  If allowed by LTA Covid regulations then it will be expected that the home team will provide a ‘cuppa’ and biscuit or cake and to have the opportunity to chat to your opponents.


British Tennis Membership – this is the free membership scheme run by the LTA. We would hope that all players would be BTM registered – free if you are a member of a registered place to play ( new wording for tennis clubs, indoor centres and parks)  Details of how to join are on the LTA website.


The entry form is available here