Revised Match Pairings — Wednesday, 5/10, 7:30pm – 9:30pm @HTB

Sorry, with so many changes, I got the first take wrong.

Thanks to Rick W. filling in, here are the Revised Match Pairings for Wednesday, 5/10, 7:30pm – 9:30pm @HTB;
Please note the change for Wednesdays for the remainder of May; 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Court 1:
Dal / Peter
vs.
Mike T. / Rick W.

Court 2:
Dan W. / Gary K.
vs.
Tim / Kamal

Dan L. is our substitute.

Posted in Match Pairings

Update — Changes for Next Year’s Program — Please Give Your Thoughts, Again

I had a lengthy conversation with the new owner of The Sports Barn today.

It seems for next year that it will be difficult for him to provide us with both Monday as well as Wednesday play, but that is assuming we don’t want to coexist with basketball. I believe I spoke for the majority of us when I stated we could not play while basketball is going on. I based this on the one time we were required to play while court 4 was used for basketball. Volleys were missed, shots distracted, etc. If you weren’t there that evening, I am not assured that you will be of the same opinion.

So, some alternatives might be that he gives us 1 of our regular nights, say Monday and then we also have Thursday, or we play unencumbered by basketball by playing Tuesday and Thursday. I believe our time slots under any option will still be 7pm – 9pm.

Now personally I think our program has proven its viability and I was always told it was the most dependable group that the club had on the books, but I am open-minded regarding new ownership trying to make as many relationships and programs work as possible.

I understand as well that the new ownership wants us to fill the courts (Although I believe 3 courts will be all that is available. I say this last point because I recall him saying that 1 of the courts will be kept as multipurpose and if that is the case, I would not want to schedule a match there.), so it is important that we put forward the best program and times for the 40 or so players on our list. I believe the expectation will be that we continuously fill the 3 courts and I believe there also will be instituted a forfeiting of court fees by players who sign up to play but then cancel their participation during the period from when I post the match pairings, 7pm the evening before, until match time.

I hope everyone will jump in here and freewheel their thoughts. Monday/Thursday, Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday(with no guarantee, no basketball). It’s your program so make it work the best for you.

Gary K.

 

Posted in News

Revised Match Pairings — Monday, 5/8, 7pm – 9pm @HTB — Paul D. is in the Matches

Gary D. has just canceled, so here are the revised Match Pairings for Monday , 5/8, 7pm – 9pm @HTB;

Court 1:
Tim / Richard
vs.
Mike Girard / Andy

Court 2:
Scott / Kamal
vs.
Steve E. / Gary K.

Court 3:
Paul D. / Rachit
vs.
Brian F. / Robin

We no longer have a substitute.

Please note that Monday matches remain 7pm – 9pm. Sorry for the confusion.

Posted in Match Pairings

Survey Says — Mondays

We had 18 respondents to our Outdoor Doubles survey and surprisingly (to me) Monday evening was the choice. Monday shared 1st place votes with Wednesday and then had more secondary and tertiary votes while Wednesday actually received some “cannot play”s. (Actually, all evenings, except for Monday, had “cannot play”s.)

This means that our outdoor season will commence on Monday, June 5 at 6pm (please be able to start your match at 6pm, as darkness could be an issue early on).

Signups will open up here online on Tuesday, 5/29 at 10am. Each week thereafter, signups will open on the preceding Tuesday at 10am. On Sunday evenings I will publish the Match Pairings together with the ball responsibilities.

I you have any questions, please let me know.

Gary K.

Posted in News

Answer for Rachit — Racquet Stringing

Rachit, the only store in the area still stringing racquets that I know of, is George and Phillips on Water Street in Exeter.

Also, Ron offers stringing and perhaps Tim can help you. Sorry, I used to, but now am only stringing for myself.

Gary

Posted in News

2nd Revision Match Pairings — 3 Matches — Wednesday, 5/3, 7pm – 9pm @HTB

Sorry, but I had a mistake on the earlier pairings. Too many last minute signups, I guess.

Thanks to Dean jumping in, here are the Revised Match Pairings for Wednesday, 5/3, 7pm – 9pm @HTB;

Court 1:
Richard / Mickey
vs.
Kamal / Dean

Court 2:
Tim / Rick W.
vs.
Ron / Gary K.

Court 3:
Dal / Mike T.
vs.
Gary D. / Peter

Note that we don’t have substitutes.

Posted in Match Pairings