Winter interclub dates are announced (see below) so talk to your club about getting into a team. There are multiple grades covering all levels of play.

All entries are through clubs (and you need to belong to yours) but I’m attaching the entry form here for your reference on the details:

Junior grade interclub starts two weeks after the Premier grade and runs on Wednesdays.

Interclub grades are called Premier grades and Junior grades. One difference this year for Premier grades is that the target for each Premier grade will be 6 teams per grade which means that there will be an extra fourth Premier grade. It means closer competition within each grade (and grades will be stronger overall) but also that many people will end up in a lower ‘named’ grade than last year but realize that a lot of people will be in the same situation and you will still be playing against five teams of similar ability.

I know that some like to play against players of much higher ability all the time but mathematics being what it is, the other side of that same coin is the other player playing against someone of a much lower ability. Reducing the team count in the grades keeps competition more even.

Timetable

May 3 Entries close for all Premier grades (May 25 for Junior grades)
May 8 Grading night if required
May 15 Premier 1 & 3 grades commence (Tuesdays)
May 16 Premier 2 & 4 grades commence (Wednesdays)
May 30/5 Junior Grade Commences
June 28 – July 16 School holidays (no interclub play, Junior Nationals)
July 17 Premier 1 & 3 grades continue
July 18 Premier 2 & 4 and Junior grades continue
Sept 11 Grade champs for Premier grades (1st vs. 2nd teams in each grade)

Venue & Start Time

All matches will be played at the Empire Stadium, Marine Parade, Petone. The stadium will be open from 6:30pm each interclub night and interclub matches are scheduled to start at 7:00pm for Premier and 6:45pm for Junior.

Format

  • 3 player teams (an extra player can participate in doubles only)
  • Best of 5 matches
  • 11-match format (3 singles each plus 2 doubles)

Points

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 bonus point for teams losing 5-6
  • 1 bonus point for teams winning a contest 10-1 or 11-0

Night Fees (per player)

  • Waged: $8.00 per player per night
  • Unwaged: $7.00 per player per night
  • Students: $6.00 per player per night
  • Junior grade: $3.00 per player per night
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