Vets & Graded Championships 2022

COMMENCING 24th March – 8th April 2022
FINALS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY 8th APRIL STARTING AT 6PM

Entries close 6pm on Monday 14 th March.

Inviting all eligible members new and old to come and play in this great Club. competition. We have 7 events to choose from. Get your names in quick!

Veterans’ events are restricted to club members aged 35 years + in 2022.

The events for the Vets & Graded are Men’s/Ladies’ Singles, Men’s/Ladies’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Men’s/Ladies’ Graded Doubles.

Graded events are open to club members who reach 15 years + in 2022 and have not played higher than class 6 in league in the past year. Previous winners of this event may enter but not with their winning partner.

Vets and Graded Championship Conditions

Always follow the Government Covid Guidelines of Good Hand Hygiene – Respiratory Etiquette

We are delighted to be running our Vets & Graded competition. Competition is at the heart of our sport and is something our club does so well. Our Tournament Committee are using Government and Tennis Ireland guidelines and measures to allow us to get back competing and to safeguard our members.

Entry: Members must accept the Tournament Rules and Regulations as a Condition of Entry. Members are asked to familiarise themselves with all the following conditions of entry before registering to play.

  1. Keep Safe and lets all follow Government Covid guidelines
  2. All STC Vets and Graded Championships will be conducted under the Rules of Lawn Tennis and of Tennis Ireland.  Tennis Ireland code of conduct is on display in the clubhouse and is to be complied with.
  3. The events for the Vets & Graded are Men’s/Ladies’ Singles, Men’s/Ladies’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles., Men’s/Ladies’ Graded Doubles. Entries online only on ti.tournamentsoftware.com or shankilltennisclub.com. Entries close on Monday 14th March @ 6pm
  4. Veterans’ events are restricted to club members aged 35+ in 2022. Graded events are open to club members aged 15+ in 2022 who have held a team place in DLTC summer or winter leagues in class 6 & below in the past year and non-league players. Previous winners of this event may enter but not with their winning partner.
  5. Some events may be scheduled as ‘Round Robin’.
  6. Draws will be held on Wednesday 15th March.  All events will be seeded except Graded Doubles.  Times of play will be available from Monday 21st March @ 6pm on the website http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com and www.shankilltennisclub.com.  It is the responsibility of competitors to ascertain their times of play.  Competitors not present 15 minutes after the time they are due to play may be scratched.  Players must make themselves available for matches and should not enter if not available on Finals evening, 8th April. A player whose entry has been accepted shall not withdraw except with the agreement of the Tournament Committee.  
  7. Play will commence on Thursday 24th March and all matches will be scheduled.  Matches may be scheduled indoors. Appropriate footwear must be worn. Floodlighting will be used where necessary. Competitors should report to the Tournament Desk upstairs 15 minutes before their appointed time of play.
  8. Competitors who enter 2 events or more may be asked to play 2 matches on any given day.
  9. Play will take place from 7pm every evening Monday to Saturday. Play on Finals’ Evening will commence at 6. pm.
  10. All matches will be 2 tie-break sets with a champions tie break instead of a final set.  This is first to 10 points with a difference of 2.  Match balls will be provided in the finals only.  
  11. A mixed doubles plate event will be held for all first match losers.
  12. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to alter, amend, add to or delete any of the above conditions.  The decision of the Tournament Committee will be final in relation to all matters pertaining to the Championships

Tournament Committee

Maria Dowling: 086 1942585
Susan Wilson: 087 970 0756
Aidan Comerford: 086 830 0052