box league


Welcome to Jan-Feb 2018 Box league!

The box league was started by the tennis committee in May 2012 after the reported success of a similar league in squash. The aim of the league is to encourage regular competitive play and to help players expand their circle of hitting partners. It is particularly beneficial for new members.

It is a mixed singles event, with participants grouped together in boxes of 5/6 of similar standard. The boxes are then structured in a pyramid hierarchy (see diagram below)

There are currently 260 members participating in the box league ranging from beginner to League standard!

ClubManager results and tables

The box league is managed by

Club Manager User Guide


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  • Matches will take the form of a pro-set (i.e. first to 8 games, winning by 2) with a regular tiebreak at 7-7. Games will be full games.

  • Box matches no longer get match priority, they must be completed within the usual singles allocation time of 1 hour so short warmups are advised!
  • Players should arrange their own matches, which must be played by Monday 26th of February. Matches after this date will not be taken into consideration.
  • The winner must input the result on immediately after the match.  

  • In the case of injury/unavailability please contact the stewards. Due to the promotion/relegation nature of the league, awarding a walkover is unfair to other members of the box. We will do everything to facilitate play of a match & will only consider a walkover if the circumstances warrant it.
  • Box standings will be determined by the points accumulated. Points are awarded as follows:-

    • 8/0 (winner gets 20, loser 4)
    • 8/1 (winner gets 19, loser 5)
    • 8/2 (winner gets 18, loser 6)
    • 8/3 (winner gets 17, loser 7)
    • 8/4 (winner gets 16, loser 8)
    • 8/5 (winner gets 15, loser 9)
    • 8/6 (winner gets 14, loser 10)
    • 8/7 (winner gets 13, loser 11)
  • At the end of the round, players will be promoted/relegated based on their placing in the group. The bottom one or two will be relegated and the top one or two will be promoted. See diagram for more details.
  • Any questions should be addressed to Connie Dolan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)or Ellen Stuart (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Good Luck to all, enjoy your games!

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