Shirley Tennis Club runs a number of club competitions and tournaments during the season for Senior members.
Members can enter into Club Champs for the following grades. Draws will be made by the Match Committee and posted on display at the Club.
19 NOVEMBER - Men's and Ladies Singles
13 JANUARY - Men's and Ladies Doubles
14 JANUARY - Mixed Doubles
Soon after the closing date for entries the draws are made by the Match Committee and posted on display. The appropriate dates will be advised well in advance and are included in the new season handbook by the start of each season.
Senior Handicap Championships
These Championships are available to all senior members with all matches played being first to 21 (or 31) points on a handicapped basis. The handicapping system is designed to give everybody an even chance to win despite different levels of ability.
17 SEPTEMBER - Mens and Ladies Singles
24 SEPTEMBER - Mens and Ladies Doubles
1 OCTOBER - Mixed Doubles
Saturday Monthly Competition
On the last Saturday in each month, a competition will be run where each participant will accumulate points. At the end of the season, each individual's points from the monthly competitions will be added up and divided by the number of games played to get an average score. The highest average score will be awarded a trophy at the end of the season. Only players who have played on a minimum of 4 days will be eligible to win the Trophy.
Twilight Points Competition
The Twilight Points Competition is run on the last Wednesday of each month, where each participant can accumulate points. At the end of the season, each individual's points will be added up, divided by the number of games played to get an average score, and the highest score will be awarded a trophy at the end of the season. Players will have to have played a minimum of 4 evenings to be eligible to win the trophy.
Ray Pilkington Trophy
This trophy is played for by all male members who did not win a trophy last season including new members.
Evelyn Chrystal Trophy
This trophy is played for by all female members who did not win a trophy last season including new members.
Bill McIntosh Trophy
This is our annual over 35's mixed doubles tournament. All members over 35 are entitled to enter and choose their own partners.
Gwen Fry Trophy
This is a mid-week competition played on the first Tuesday of the month over 4 consecutive months. The most points accumulated over the 4 playing days wins the trophy.
Colleen Pyne Trophy
This is a mid-week competition played on one Tuesday morning in conjunction with organised Tuesday morning play.
A handicapped Parent/Child Tournament has become an annual event over the last few seasons and has been a real success. All Senior and Mid-Week members are entitled to enter irrespective of whether their children are members of the Club.