Fall League Play Begins Oct-3-2017 through Dec-12-2017
Please remember we have subs available and I am happy to help obtain subs if you need help. However, letting me know the afternoon of the matches makes it difficult at best to get a sub. This not only affects you, it affects the other three players in the match and the league overall. Please be diligent in making sure your match is covered if you are not playing. I have two players this week who have let me know they cannot play and I have covered those spots.
Thanks for supporting the league. See you Tuesday evening.
DTA/Mission Hills Mens Tuesday Night Doubles League Winter 2018
Just want to dangle the winter league out there and see what kind of interest we have. The league will play Tuesday nights at Mission Hills either 6-9pm or maybe 6:30-9:30pm. We should be able to keep the cost the same at $10 weekly for non-Mission Hills Members. I am still working out the balls and other costs so more on that as we get there.
I would like for all of last seasons players to return as that was a great league. This winter season will play January through April, with a bye week March 13 for the Indian Wells Tournament – dates to be determined. The first league play date is tentatively set for January 9, 2018. There will be a fall and winter season again next year. Right now I am looking for commitments for January – April 2018.
The league is open to Mission Hills players and to my own stash of players. So if you know anyone who would like to play please share my email with them. I anticipate the league will sell out as we are limited in matches we can accommodate. I am planning on three pools of players: the Open Pool, a High Intermediate pool, and an Intermediate pool, subject to change depending on entries. Players will play doubles matches each week with a partner and opponents from their own pool, rotating partners and opponents weekly. We will provide standings and match schedules to determine pool champions at the end of the season. Congratulations again to first seasons champions: Brad Seiple, Open and Min Lee, Intermediate. Champions for each pool in the current season remain to be determined. Play will be on hard courts under the lights at Mission Hills and we have the option to add a pool for lighted clay court play.
As I indicated there will be three pools of players and I will use last season results, tournament and other levels played, and your feed back to place players in the appropriate level so everyone has competitive fun tennis. I am sorry we cannot place players based on where they want to play. It basically breaks out as Open Pool (Open tournament players, high 4.0 and 4.5 players and higher. High intermediate pool (4.0 and high 3.5 players, tournament A and B players). Intermediate pool (C tournament players, 3.5 players and perhaps one or 2 players at the 3.0+ level, depending on entries).
Please let me know your plans so I put you on my list as we move forward. If you can commit to the season, you can join the league. Otherwise there is a sub list available and we need sub players.
Hope to see you in the winter season. And speaking of winter and your tennis life after, please consider entering Palm Springs Doubles 2018, March 2018 and GLTA Grass Court Championships May 2018. These tournaments play at Mission Hills Country and possibly one other site.
So lets do it and get it done as the league will fill quickly. Email me back!