Hampshire Courts Ladies Veterans team are all ready for action in this years Babolat Hampshire and Isle of Wight Veterans Doubles League that takes place every year from the end of April to the beginning of July. Over the last few years the team who compete in the 40 & over age group have progressed up through the divisions to play in Division 1 last season.
The competition is fierce in the league and every team face each twice in both a home and an away fixture in each division. Each team consists of four players with each doubles pair playing a total of four sets, and if the result is even then 10-point tie-breakers decide the outcome.
Team captain Lesley Miotto said “Last year we played against several national players who were played for Bournemouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Milford-on-sea and Winchester. Consequently the matches, that take place in the evenings, vary in length from two and a half hours to our new record last year of four hours, ten minutes!”
The teams home matches are on Thursday evenings at Hampshire Court and away matches are on a variety of surfaces to challenge the players including grass, astro-turf, shale, clay and hard court. Should any members of Hampshire Court be interested in playing in the team, please email Lesley at firstname.lastname@example.org