Tennis Solutions Presents
Tennis Masters - 18th Series
Open Men and Ladies
Due to the popularity of the Masters Series, Tennis Solutions hereby announce the 18th Tennis Masters Series. This is an indoor series and offers the opportunity particularly for players who are no longer juniors or for those approaching the end of their junior years to play singles tennis with the possibility of improving ranking, rating or simply to be able to play competitive singles.
Grade 3 Masters. Players who are accepted into the men's A draw should always be prepared for matches on both days. The draws can be compass or elimination draws. In accordance with LTA regulations penalty points will be issued for players withdrawing from the event.
Where a compass draw has been arranged it is deliberately arranged for players who are genuinely interested in playing tennis over the weekend.
The size of each of the draws will be dependent upon the overall level of entries into the Masters event. The men’s A draw will be up to 16 players. If there is court space it may be possible to introduce a B draw at Grade 4 level for either 8 or 16 players. There will be one ladies draw of either up to 8 or 16 players depending upon the overall tournament entry. Whilst the men's A draw will be full sets with a match tie break, the ladies event and any men's B event may be held on just one day and the game format will be Fast4. Ultimately the format and draw size of the ladies event and men's B event will be subject to the referee's discretion and will be dependant upon entry levels. The entry fee for any draw is based upon the overall cost to run the Masters Series and will remain the same regardless of the draw size or format.
Match times for the events can be at any time over the weekend but as a general guide matches on the Saturday will rarely start earlier than 11:30 am unless the event is linked with a junior week-long Grade 3 tournament.
Grade 4 & 5 Express Masters where advertised are designed to run over one day and the format and match times will depend on the size of the draw. As a guide, where draws dictate some players having 3 matches Fast4 is the only format allowable.
The Masters Series will count for both ratings and rankings. The dates of the events are shown below. The entry fee is non refundable after the closing date regardless of the reason.
Masters Series Dates 2019/20
24/25 Aug Men/Ladies Open AV019S0857
28/29 Sep Ditto AVO19W0451
26/27 Oct Ditto AVO19W0452
30 Nov/1 Dec Ditto AVO19W0453
Jan 25/26 Ditto AVO19W0454
29 Feb/1 Mar Ditto AVO19W0456
At the organisers discretion wild cards may be introduced into any event. In addition the organisers may, at their discretion offer a further wild card into the "A" draw to the winner of the previous B draw tournament only at the request of the player. (Only for tournaments at David Lloyd )
*In exceptional circumstances or where there are extremely high entries we may run some B draw matches outside.
Previous Masters Series Winners
1st Series - Craig Phillips (Somerset)
2nd Series - Craig Phillips (Somerset)
3rd Series - Matthew Bailey (Staffordshire)
4th Series - Josh Gook (Hampshire)
5th Series - Josh Gook (Hampshire)
6th Series - Peter Evans
7th Series - Mark Rowe
8th Series - Ben Watkins (Warks)
9th Series - Mark Walsh (Avon)
10th Series - Ben Watkins (Warks)
11th Series onwards - suspended until further notice