In addition to open tennis play that adult members can enjoy, we have the following organized programs. Feel free to get involved in one or all of these programs. We also have court rules of conduct we ask all members to observe. See Rules of Conduct below.
The round robin is a scheduling format that guarantees players—either ladies or men—the opportunity to play more than one match with different partners. The format encourages players to meet and play with other club members and enjoy a fresh tennis experience.
Team tennis runs on Mondays and Wednesdays, usually mixed doubles, Normally teams are named after sponsors, with coloured shirts for each team providing a challenge atmosphere. All teams are run under the supervision of the club pro to ensure fair and balanced teams.
Ladder tennis is organized by head pro James Rollinson, who first assesses players, if he is not aware of their playing strength, then organizes singles matches and records scores from each match. Matches consist of pro sets and one deuce to keep things moving. Scores are kept on file and used for pairing. If you enjoy singles tennis, you will enjoy these ladder matches.
All programs are monitored by our club pro to ensure fairness.
Playing on Har-Tru courts is an enjoyable and worthy experience but the cost to maintain them is very high. Everyone must work together to preserve our courts. Please observe the following:
Use of Courts
The use of CTC courts is for members only.
The court gates must be closed while tennis is in progress to avoid injuries to the players. Please ensure that the court gates are closed after you enter and when you leave.
If you wish to use the ball machine, it should be used at a non-busy time and, if possible, on a court that does not have people playing beside it.
A key feature of recreational round robins at Cambridge Tennis Club is the rotation of the players after each match. We organize doubles round robins over the course of two hours (two and a half on Sundays). After each round, players change courts and play with a new partner, or with the same partner, against new opponents, depending on the format suggested by the convener.
Some round robins use a King/Queen of the Court format, with players moving up one court if they win a round, and down one court if they lose the round. Other round robins use a mathematical formula to rotate partners, and you will know all of your partners, opponents and court assignments in advance from the schedule sheet. Regardless of the format, round robins allow members to intermingle and get to know each other. Using different round robin formats adds variety throughout the season.
Normally you will change partners after each round. If the King/Queen of the Court formats is used, partners similarly are split up and play against each other after each round when they move to their next court. In a fixed-partner round robin, you will play with the same partner for the entire event, such as a team in the club championship tournament.
In competitive events, such as club championships with a large number of players, the competition might be divided into pool play. For example, in an event with 16 singles players, the tournament organizers might create four pools of four players each. Each player will play the other three players in his pool. The winner of each pool will move to a playoff of the four pool winners. The same principles can apply to doubles play.
Competitive round robins use a scoring system that ensures everyone plays the same type of match, which could include best-of-three sets or a single Pro Set, which is an extended set played to eight or 10 games. In weekly recreational round robins, players play for a specific time, usually a half hour, with whoever is leading when time is called the winner. Another format requires each player to serve twice in a doubles round robin, with a short tiebreak if they get to four games all. Other round robin formats include single sets, the use of no-ad scoring and rounds consisting of a tiebreak or tiebreaks. The goal of many recreational round robins is to have most players finish about the same time so everyone can rotate frequently and meet more people.
To join a round robin group, contact a convener below. Or take a chance and be at the courts ten minutes before the event and register with the convener. He or she will try to fit you in.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 - 11 am
Ed May, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays 9 -11.30 am TBD, email: email@example.com
Fridays (Ladder matches) 7 -9.00 pm. Bruce De La Cruz, email: Brucewinooski101@hotmail.com
Tennis lessons have been a staple at Cambridge Tennis Cub for many years and has derived a loyal following of club members, including players at all skill levels from beginner to advanced intermediate. Typically all courts are used, with participants grouped according to ability. The coach at each court conducts the training, usually a different aspect of instruction each week, from practicing ground strokes and volleys, to overheads and strategies for match play. On one court, the ball machine is used. The training is fast paced, with the focus on participants moving around without waiting to hit. After an hour of instruction, teams are made up and play begins, capping an enjoyable evening.
All courts are reserved for these very popular Tuesday and Thursday night sessions. Whether you’re new to the club or a seasoned member, a good time is guaranteed and all members are welcomed.
1. REGISTRATION PROCESS / INITIAL RANKINGS – Interested in signing-up for a ladder? Just sign up at the club house or call/text 226-929-0982.
2. RANKINGS – After registering you will be ranked on the ladder by the club professional.
3. CHALLENGING – You may challenge a player ranked within your box. The top 2 players with the most points move up to the next box and the bottom 2 players with the least points move down a box.
4. IF YOU ARE CHALLENGED – You have 2 options:
5. MATCH RULES – ONE SET – All challenge matches must be played to a full set with a seven-point tiebreaker played if any set is tied at 5-5, one deuce will be played with the second deuce sudden death. Players will spin a racquet or flip a coin to determine the initial serve or side of the court.
6. AFTER EVERY MATCH – After every challenge match, the winner must report the score to the clubhouse and/or James at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scores must be entered within 48 hours of the challenge being played or else the players will remain in the same ladder positions. Both players may challenge immediately after any match scores are reported but not before.
7. EQUIPMENT, COURTS AND WEATHER – Both players are responsible for bringing a new tin of tennis balls to the match, with the winner taking the new tin to their next match. If inclement weather does not permit a match to be played, you need to play the rescheduled match within 72 hours.
Ladder tennis is a great way to play as much tennis as you want. Play a pro set, record the score, and move on!
The following rules and procedures are intended to make Team Tennis run as smoothly and efficiently as possible so that it is enjoyable for everyone involved. The success of team tennis depends on each player being present or having someone else stand in for them! It is solely the player’s responsibility. Please do not rely on leaving a message – make sure your replacement is arranged.
At the beginning of each season each player’s skill level is assessed. Players are encouraged to notify the team tennis coordinator if they have a preference of being on the same team.
At the start of the season, each team is required to have a captain. If nobody from the team volunteers to be the captain, team tennis coordinator will appoint a member of that team. Captain’s responsibilities include these four tasks regarding match score sheet:
Leaving the score sheet in the designated folder in the clubhouse after the match.
At the start of each match, players will be assigned a number based on their group skill level:
This should be team decision. It is recommended that, every match or so, each player floats one number up and one down within their group skill level. Players should not expect to stay at one number all season. This is to ensure team bonding and fairness of play.
Team tennis runs on Mondays and Wednesdays. View team schedules by clicking the button below.