Internal club tournament at Grove LTC

The annual Grove Internal-Club tournament is open to all members and has been running since 1933. We have both an Adult and a Junior tournament.

How to Enter
 There is a small entrance charge of £1.50 for each event entered. 

Mixed Doubles Trophy -
The Southfields Cup
Veterans GLTC Plate

The Format
We have both open events and handicapped events, using our own points handicap system, which is worked out by the Committee to make the event as even as possible. The handicap points system used by the club can mean someone receiving points, whilst their opponent being minus points (owing). This is explained at the bottom of this page.

Arranging Matches
Each round is given a date, when the matches should be played by, and the onus is on the person drawn first, to arrange the fixtures.

When arranging matches you should take into account the playing arrangements page. In particular you should AVOID arranging any Tournament matches when adult social is taking place and only one match should be scheduled during the Wednesday night match practice which starts at 6pm.

When a match has been arranged, you should put the date and time on the tournament sheet in the Clubhouse.

Finals Day 2017 - Results

Men's Open Singles Winner - Alex Smith  (RU Rob Ward)

Men's Handicap Doubles Winners - Matt Goodchild and Ian Nicholls (RU John Cundall and Ali Danesh)

Men's Handicap Singles Winner - John Cundall (RU Matt Goodchild)

Ladies Handicap Doubles Winners - Jo and Janet Sime (RU Clare and Jo)

Men's Open Doubles Winners - Rob Ward and Dave Gardner (RU Alex Smith and Ed Tomlinson)

Mixed Doubles Winners - Janet and Dave  (RU Jo and Trevor) 

Veterans Winners - Dave Goater and Andy McDowell  (RU Clare and Simon H)

Juniors Open Singles Winner - Darnell Gardner (RU Alex Masterson)

Juniors Open Doubles Winners - Alex Masterson and Satyam Verma (RU Darnell Gardner and Adam Dhawan)

Previous Winners

To find out the previous winners for each of the events, click on one of the links below.

Grove members who enjoy the inter club tournament, may be interested is entering one of the events in the SDLTA tournaments, something Grove members have had good success in, in recent years.This takes place 21st to 27th June 2015.

Grove - Handicapping System

Receiving1st, 7th, 13th Games2nd, 8th, 14th Games3rd, 9th, 15th Games4th, 10th, 16th Games5th, 11th, 17th Games6th, 12th, 18th Games
.1   15        
.2   15   15    
.3   15   15   15
.4 15 15   15   15
.5 15 15 15 15   15

Example 1:
A player receives .4 (receives means the player is +15) in games 1, 2, 4 and 6, and does not receive any points in games 3 and 5. If the set continues past game 6, then the player would receive points in games 7, 8, 10 and 12.

At the end of the set, the players start the handicapping as per game 1.

Owing1st, 7th, 13th Games2nd, 8th, 14th Games3rd, 9th, 15th Games4th, 10th, 16th Games5th, 11th, 17th Games6th, 12th, 18th Games
.1         15  
.2     15   15  
.3 15   15   15  
.4 15   15   15 15
.5 15   15 15 15 15

Example 2
- A player owing .1 (meaning MINUS points) is LOVE in games 1, 2,3,4 and then -15 in game 5 and LOVE in game 6.

Example 3
If a player A is given "Receives .2" and is drawn against player B who is given a rating of "Owe .4" the first 6 games would be as follows

Player A (R.2) 0 +15 0 +15 0 0
Player B (0.4) -15 0 -15 0 -15 -15

Example 4
A player could be awarded "Receives 15.2". This means they receive 15 points in every game, with the .2 meaning in games 2 and 4, they receive 30.

Example 5
A player is awarded "Owing 15.1". This means they are -15 in every game, except game 5, where they are -30