Scroungers: a men’s comp where a lot of bantering and friendly rivalry goes on during play on Thursday afternoons. It is extremely popular amongst the guys and a very successful comp. Originally started by Grayden Clack it began in season 2008/9 and has continued to grow. The Whittaker Challenge Series is played each year between Dunsborough and Busselton Tennis Clubs in memory of past member of both clubs Dave Whittaker. Play for Scroungers commences at 2 pm in summer and 1.30 pm in winter. Please contact coordinator Fred (9754 8028) to register your name for play each week.
Thursday night is Mens’ tennis night at the Busselton tennis club. The Thursday night tennis competition has been played for over 10 years.
The standard is arguably the strongest tennis played week to week at the tennis club. With a mixture of singles and doubles played it caters to strong players keen to get a regular solid tennis work out as well as great chance for players to take their tennis to the next level. There is no restriction placed on playing ability (however being able to hold your own in a game of singles is recommended). The competition is open to members, guests and casual players.
The format involves the playing of one set of singles and two of doubles. Play starts at 7pm and depending of the length of the matches involved the finish is normally between 9-9.30pm. There are bar facilities and historically the evening is ended with a drink or two discussing the highlights of the evening.
Each night you play against opposition of a similar rank. Depending on the results of the night your ranking moves up or down. This facilitates players playing against players of similar standard, as much as possible. And the better you play the stronger the tennis you get.
To play you need to nominate by 8pm on day before each night of play. In the event of an odd number of players we work on a last in first out basis.
If you have any question or wish to nominate please contact
email [email protected]
Ph (AH) 97543567
The format is based on the Thursday evening format. Players are drawn to play against another of a similar standard across a set of singles and two sets of doubles. Player ranking are based on results from the proceeding weeks. The reward for winning is stronger tennis next week. So far the competition has been running in a low key format for a couple of months to try and iron out the kinks but we are looking to expand.
Players are asked to nominate each week (nominations close at 7pm Saturday evening). You can nominate for a one off hit or can nominate each and every week whatever suits your lifestyle. Every 6-8 weeks there is a score tally/reset with a winner declared.
What really lifts the format above the other tennis played at the club is he is opening up entries to everyone. All the ranking decisions are to be based on results. Female, male, juniors, members, visitors and casual players are all welcome and will be ranked according results with your age and gender having no bearing on rankings. There is no minimum skill level required with the exception you need to have a skill/fitness level to cope with the playing of a set of singles. It is hoped that the “Challenge” will appeal to the better players within the club but also to players looking to take their tennis to the next level, there is nothing like a competitive game of singles to improve your game. There is also scope for the stronger juniors to get some big game experience.
To nominate or for more information contact Bryce Godfrey on his email [email protected]