Welcome to the Eden Epsom Mid-Week Ladies' web page.
Eden Epsom is one of the largest and strongest Mid-Week Ladies' clubs in Auckland. With a current membership of over sixty, we are able to meet the needs of players at all levels, from beginner through to the championship grades.
When: Wednesday mornings (during primary school terms)
Time: 9:30am to 11:30am
Child Minding: The Tennis Toddlers child minding service is provided at a cost of $6 per child, and $3 for subsequent children from the same family.
Our Club morning is held every Wednesday morning during normal school terms. We extend a warm and friendly welcome to any new players and invite you to come and join us, whether you have played tennis previously or are just starting out.
Social doubles play is organised on the board by members of the committee in the summer and spring terms, and by volunteers over the winter. Players and their partners and opponents are rotated every twenty minutes in combinations selected to achieve balanced play. Morning tea is provided afterwards.
In addition to our regular organised play, a number of in-house tournaments are held during the year.
Our Annual General Meeting is held in September. All members are invited to attend.
The Mid-Week Ladies' Convenor is Christine Greaney who may be contacted on 638 8154
Eden Epsom is well represented in the Auckland Tennis Summer and Lead-In Interclub competitions. Players also have the option of competing in Indoor or Outdoor competitions over the winter season.
Competition runs for 7 weeks in Term 1 each year.
Competition runs for 16 weeks in Terms 2 and 3 each year.
Competition runs for 5 weeks in Term 4 each year.
The Top Dog Grading List is the National list of all competitive tennis players.
Top Dog gradings are based on results in head to head matches. Grading points are gained, or lost, depending on the relative grading of the players involved at the date of each match. The number of points a player has denotes their Grading on a scale of 1 to 12, where 1 is best.
To access the latest Top Dog Tennis Grading List, please see Top Dog Grading List.
Do not walk behind the back of another court whilst play is in progress.
If balls from another court come onto your court, please return to owner when you've finished playing your point.
If you serve with two balls in your hand, you must retain the 2nd ball in your hand for the duration of that point. If you drop/throw away that ball you can lose the point.
Your racquet is not allowed to touch the net after hitting the ball. Nor can you lean over the net on the opposition's side to volley a ball (unless the ball has already crossed the net to your side first (would only occur in strong winds or a sliced ball).
If during play your ball hits the posts holding the net and bounces back into court, the ball is still in play. (Lucky bugger) If it hits an umpires stand - bad luck - that is out.
Do not return a fault serve if you can avoid it. Let the ball pass through. Sometimes it is unavoidable as you have already committed to hit the ball.
If first serve is a fault, remove ball from court. A ball lying on the court during play can become a liablility, both physically and mentally!!!
If the ball hits you (or your partner) on the full (whether it be a serve or normal play) you lose the point. This applies even if you are standing outside the court (fair play is to be encouraged).
Anyone on either side can call a 'let' on their own court. If a 'let' is called, the point is replayed.
You can call a let for a ball from another court passing through your court during play. A let can also be called if a player from another court enters your court during play.
You cannot call a 'let' for things such as falling over, your hat blowing off, dropping your racquet etc.
Either you or your partner may only make a 'call' on balls on your side of the court. If the opposition disagree with you, just tell them politely that it is 'your call' as it is on your side of the court.
If the opposition have not called a ball that is clearly out, then play continues (although fair play is to be encouraged).
If you and your partner disagree on a call on your side of the court, the benefit of the doubt is given to the opposition.
If no 'call' is made on a ball at the time, it is considered good. You can not discuss or change your calling after the event.
The service end is responsible for calling the score. Call score loud and clear ensuring opposition have heard.
Don't forget for interclub players, you are expected to provide lunch/refreshments for your opposition.
You will need to bring your own plunger coffee & milk (please do not use any plunger coffee that is in the mid-week cupboard). Ensure that the kitchen is left tidy and ALL dishes washed and put away and cupboard locked.
Part of team participation is to assist in the setting up and cleaning up for interclub matches.
For interclub matches you should arrive at your destination about 9:00am - 9.15am at the latest.
The Tiebreaker (first to seven points with a two point advantage) is played for all Auckland Tennis interclub matches to decide the winner of a set.
The player whose turn it is to serve shall be the server for the first point. Thereafter each player shall serve in rotation for two points, in the same order previously in that set, until the winners of the game and set have been decided.
The pair who first wins seven points shall win the tiebreaker provided they lead by a margin of two points. If the score reaches 6-6 the tiebreaker shall be extended until this two point advantage has been achieved. Players shall change ends after every six points and at the conclusion of the tiebreaker.
Note: The serve changes every time an odd number of points has been played and starts on the advantage side of the court.
Where the rules state a Super Tiebreaker is to be played to decide the winner of a match this tiebreaker is first to ten points with a two point advantage.
The player whose turn it is to serve shall be the server for the first point. Thereafter each player shall serve in rotation for two points until the winners of the game and set have been decided. If you are playing a third set Super Tiebreaker then the order of server can be changed from that of the second set.
The pair who first wins ten points shall win the tiebreaker provided they lead by a margin of two points. If the score reaches 9-9 the tiebreaker shall be extended until this two point advantage has been achieved. Players shall change ends after every six points.
For more information on Eden Epsom Mid-Week Ladies' Tennis, please contact Kirsty in the office on 630 0397.