This is the On-Line Competition and Match Information System for Metro Masters Tennis Association, the premier over 50s tennis competition in Melbourne Metropolitan Area.
The geographic area of this competition covers mainly the north eastern region and currently ranges from Norris Bank (Bundoora) in the west to East Croydon-Kilsyth in the east with over 19 clubs providing more than 40 teams.
The competition has been going since 1985 and has a reputation for being one of the friendliest and one of the most best veteran's competitions around - it is bigger than Tennis Victoria's own veteran's competitions (varying age groups).
This competition is for over 50 year old players (can include men and women) with teams nominating at least 5 players per team (more required generally for obvious reasons) with 4 players taking the court each week.
Two tennis courts are required for home and away matches with a total of six doubles sets played with each player playing with the other three players in their team - tie-breakers are played at 7 games all.
Play commences at 1.00pm and concludes around 4.00pm.>
Clubs that have mid-week ladies on Thursday morning often have a delayed start.
There are two seasons per calendar year:Autumn commencing on the first Thursday of February and Spring commencing on the first Thursday of August. All Grand Finals are played at North Ringwood Tennis Club
Teams are graded into 6 team sections (play 15 home and away matches, with 2 finals), or 8 team sections (play 14 home and away matches, with 3 finals) in a season, or as added in Autumn 2017 a 10 team section (play 16 home anda away matches with top two teams playing a grand final.
The size of each section is determined by the Grading Panel to minimise Byes and produce the closest competition.
We currently have 5 Sections and in the top section includes players who have represented Victoria and Australia in their respective age groups.
In the lower sections we have many players in their 70's and 80's keeping themselves fit and healthy in a caring environment.
Often you can join existing clubs or teams in the competition by watching teams and gauging what section would be appropriate for your ability and age. Contact can be made by ringing the Record Secretary to check what teams require players.
Tennis courts must be user firendly, generally en-tous-cas or artificial carpet based courts, no plexi-pave or plexi-cushion courts.