The days are counting down towards the first An-Yu and Tan and Tan Lawyers Family Tournament which is on 2nd May 2015. That is in 2 weekends.
There are nearly 50 teams registered. It promises to be a great day out for the players.
Yuli has even managed to secure the involvement of Dr Judy Cousins, our previous BAWA President as a playing parent for hire.
We also have Kay Terry, Former Australian Singles, Doubles and Mixed Champion (many times over) volunteering as a parent for hire.
The rules for the tournament are as follows:
Under 11s: There are 4 groups comprising of at least 4 teams per group.
Under 14s: There are also 4 groups comprising of up to 5 teams per group.
Over 14s: There are again 4 groups comprising up to 5 teams per group.
Round robin for all 3 age groups:
Teams in group 1 will play against all the teams in group 1 to a match for 31 pts.
Likewise for groups 2, 3 and 4.
The winner of each group will progress to the next stage.
Winner of group 1 will play the winner of group 3.
Winner of group 2 will play the winner of group 4
This will be for 2 sets to 21 pts. The loser will be the team with the lowest points after 2 games.
Winner of groups 1 and 3 will play the winner of groups 2 and 4. This will be for the gold and silver.
Loser of groups 2 and 4 will play the loser of groups 1 and 3. This will be for the bronze medal.
The games will be the best of 3 sets.
IMPORTANT SPORTING NOTE:
All players are asked to be sporting to the other team if the team has young players who are new to the game.
Children who are strong players should also give the parents of the opposing team a chance.
Match desk: Annie, Lee Fah and Irene Tan will be managing the match desk and keeping scores.
All players and parents are expected to help umpire.
There will be refreshments for sale with catering done by Diana Tan.
There will be lots of prizes to be won. Trophies sponsored by Tan and Tan Lawyers will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners.
Susan Zhang from Joondalup Baskin Robbins has also donated prizes for the winners.
Matt Posa, the owner of Murdoch Pines Golf and Recreation Club has also donated family day out vouchers to be given to the 4th place winners. There is a great mini golf course for all the family to get stuck into.
Many of the parents have already been secretly training with their children to give their best performance. I look forward to seeing how the parents and children play together.
If you have not put in your forms, please do so as there is not much time left.