In February, 2023, we introduced the Tennis Nova Scotia League. This began as a team competition where players compete (singles and doubles) against other players of a similar ability. In September, 2023, we tweaked the format slightly but the purpose remains the same.

The purpose of this league is to provide matchplay opportunities to players of all ages and abilities, in a more convenient timeframe than a weekend tournament. This is a brand new initiative which will continue to build our tennis community through social competition.

All matches will take place at the Sobeys Atlantic Tennis Centre and the cost of entry covers the court time, balls, and admin fees. All matches will be recorded on tournament software and will contribute towards each players’ WTN (World Tennis Number).

How it works:

1 Players enter the league by registering and paying here. All players must have a current TNS membership to compete. Players should be available for all dates (listed below).

2 Players should choose the most appropriate category based on their World Tennis Number (WTN) or self rating. Note that organizers may move players up or down a category if required based on numbers or suitability.

3 For doubles categories, players should register as a doubles team. If a player would like to play but doesn’t have a partner, they should select ‘partner required’ and we will try to match them up with one.

4 After the entry deadline (Tuesday February 27th, 4pm), players will be placed into their final groupings and play matches against the other players in their group – round robin style. Organizers will send out communications detailing your match schedule.

5 Show up and play your matches! The results will contribute towards your WTN. Please do not enter the league if you know you are going to miss any weeks.

Cost:

Singles Categories: $100 (+ tax)
Doubles Categories: $50 (+ tax)

Categories:

Category NameSelf RatingWTN Range
Open5.0+ (Open)0-25
Advanced4.026-32
Intermediate3.033-37
Recreational2.0 38-40
Junior (10-16)N/A26-37

Note:
Categories are not separated by gender.
Juniors must be at least 10 years old and have a WTN of 37 or better.

Match Format:

Best of 3 sets, 10 point super tie-break for 3rd set, no ad (receiver chooses side).

Days/Times:

All matches will be played indoors at the Atlantic Tennis Centre.

Singles:

Open (WTN 1-25, Self Rating 5.0+): Friday 6-8pm (Hard courts)
Advanced (WTN 26-32, Self Rating 4.0): Friday 6:30-8pm (Clay courts)
Intermediate (WTN 33-37, Self Rating 3.0): Saturday 5-6:30pm (Clay courts)
Recreational (WTN 38-40, Self Rating 2.0): Saturday 5-6:30pm (Hard courts)
Junior: Sunday 4-6pm (Hard courts)

Doubles:

Advanced/Open Doubles (WTN 1-32, Self Rating 4.0-5.0+): Friday 8pm (Courts TBD)
Recreational/Intermediate Doubles (WTN 33-40, Self Rating 2.0-3.0): Saturday 6:30pm (Courts TBD)

Spring 2024 Session: Mar-May

Week 1 – Mar 8-10
Week 2 – Mar 15-17
Week 3 – Mar 22-24
Week 4 – Mar 29-31
Week 5 – Apr 5-7
Week 6 – Apr 12-14
Week 7 – Apr 26-28
Week 8 – May 3-5

Sub Policy

If you are unable to make any of your matches, please try to find a replacement who can fill in for you. If you are unable to find someone please let us know by the end of day Wednesday (on the week you are playing) and we will try to find someone to sub for you. Any player who withdraws from their match after this day/time will be given a suspension point for late withdrawal.