Our league FAQs
Most of the information and correspondence to be relayed to teams during the season will be done via the website or the notice board in the garage, so please ensure that you check every week. For the full rules, please see the RULES tab under INFO, a summary of most FAQs is below:
Please remember that under the new rule voted in at the AGM, skirts/dresses must be worn on the court in the summer season and an umpire has the right to remove any player not doing so from the court, .
Could all players who wear dresses as part of their kit please ensure that it looks like a dress and not a long t-shirt, we are trying to smarten the Summer league.
All result cards must be completed in full. Any team who does not fully complete their result card will lose one point for that particular game. This ruling was voted in at the AGM. For the Summer League, please remember to nominate opposing teams’ Player of the Match.
The Tonbridge League allows each team to use their own match ball for half of the match, be that one half or two quarters. If there is doubt as to whether a ball is the proper size and weight, then the umpires’ decision is final.
If a game is cancelled by your opponents, you may request from them the court fees already paid by yourselves. The Treasurer will be able to tell you the amount.
Depending on which season, the appropriate Secretary must be notified by both teams. In the Summer season the team that cancels has 3 points deducted with 4 points being awarded to the other team, in the Winter season the team that cancels do not get deducted points, but the other team are awarded 4 points.
Please remember, Tonbridge Green Card umpires, (lapsed Beginners) and Beginners can umpire Divisions 5 and 6. Tonbridge Green Card Plus umpires can umpire division 4, 5 and 6. C Award and above can umpire all our divisions. Please see Rule 5 of the Summer Rules. Any queries on this matter please Contact Lee our Umpiring Secretary.
All players for the 8.30pm games must wait outside the gate until the 7.15pm games have finished. Players leaving the courts after the 8.30pm games have started must wait to pass the court if play is up this end. All children inside the court area must stay in one place and not run around.
These will be switched on as required, but please note that we have been asked to ensure the lights are off by 9.45pm. For this reason play must finish on the klaxon at 9.40pm.
Queries and complaints
There is a list of Committee Members on the website, therefore if there are problems please contact the relevant person.
There are 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw, 1 point if the losing score is within 50% of the winners score and 3 points deducted if you cancel a game.
The AGM this year is to be confirmed. Further details will follow. Remember, a representative of your team must attend.
Please make sure you park in the Top Car Park only. The only access to the courts is from the Top Car Park; this is at the schools request for security reasons. However, there are now electric gates which the Committee cannot open, therefore when the school is closed, , you will have to park in the bottom car park, the layby, Pembury Road or the Vauxhall Pub car park and access the courts through the pedestrian gate.
These are the nights when parking may be limited due to school events, remember you can park on Pembury Road, use the Vauxhall Pub car park and use the lower car park if it is open.
There are nights where parking may be limited, these nights are:
Wednesday 27th March
Wednesday 3rd April
Tuesday 30th April
Wednesday 1st May
Wednesday 8th May
Wednesday 15th May
Monday 15th July