TEAMS & TOURNAMENTS
Our thriving club strives to offer everyone who wishes to play competitive tennis an opportunity to do so all year-round. A rise in memberships has allowed us to enter more teams than ever into the county doubles tournaments.
CURRENT INTRA-CLUB DRAWS
To view all results for Men's, Women's, Mixed and Vets Doubles, click on the link below to visit the LTA website. Simply click through to your draw and group and you will be able to view all team and individual results of every club in Leicestershire.
Want to find out more about playing competitive tennis with Rothley Ivanhoe Tennis Club? Contact the relevant captain by following the link below:
There are 5 women's, 7 men’s and 4 mixed teams entered in the summer leagues. In the winter league, the club runs 4 men’s and 5 women’s teams. Summer teams are selected during match practices (prior to the season starting) in March (see Tennis Calendar for dates). There is a £2 match fee paid by those playing and the home team provides refreshments (dinner after summer matches and usually tea and cake after winter matches). In the summer, men’s and women’s matches are played in an evening starting at around 6pm. Mixed matches and winter league matches are normally played at weekends, and are selected based on playing ability throughout the year.
Match practices are run for 5 weeks at the start of the season (starting at the end of March – women on a Thursday and men on a Tuesday and Friday prior to matches starting). If you cannot make these, or join after the matches have started but would like to play, please contact us and we will put you in touch with the relevant captain.
The club also enters the Mercury cup, 2 AEGON teams, indoor leagues and vets leagues, so there's something for everyone who wishes to play competitively.
The club also offers year-round, regular opportunities to play competitive (but social) tennis. These include Sunday tournaments, the annual Club Championship, and Floodlit tournaments. They are the perfect opportunity to get practise in between matches, or socialise with other members. We also enter in the LTA Leicestershire county doubles league in both summer and winter.
The floodlit competitions encourage play throughout the winter and are very well attended. The competition is made up of mixed teams - each with a range of abilities - made up of up to six players. Captains may reach out to you to join their team - if you are unsure who the team captains are, just contact Pete and he will ensure you are entered into a team. Each team captain gets a match schedule and has to put out a doubles pair to play against another floodlit team within the club. This competition is played between October and Easter on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Members are all encouraged to organise or join a team.
Sunday Afternoon Competitions
The Sunday afternoon competitions are a range of doubles, singles and team tournaments starting at 2pm and lasting till around 5pm. Some events are "drawn" where you enter on your own and get drawn with a partner, others are "invitation" where you ask someone from the club to play and enter as a pair. In addition there is the senior/junior doubles where juniors will be drawn with seniors as well as the tie break singles. You need to enter the event a week before by contacting Pete Randall. Entry fee is £1.50 to cover refreshments.
Winter Doubles Competitions
These tournaments are for pairs from the club (find your own partner, or contact Pete to see if he can match you up with someone). The competition involves 4-6 matches played before Christmas for the men's and women's doubles and between Christmas and Easter for the mixed. Entries are due in the autumn. Pairs arrange their own matches.
The Club Championships is annual tournament - members enter alone to mens/ladies doubles, mixed doubles, singles and vets and are drawn a partner at random (restrictions on first team members playing together). The draw is made in early June and players arrange their own matches ensuring they meet deadlines for the different rounds with the finals being played on Finals Day.