Having sounded out the views of all Clubs in the Reading League, the RDTTA Management Committee has decided the following:
- we will plan for 2021/22 season league matches to start in September 2021
- options will be considered for the format of league matches (see below)
- other RDTTA events will be run where possible, provided there is an organiser
- the Youth League cannot be run unless someone volunteers to be the organiser
- TTE and Government guidelines regarding Covid-19 will be followed
Dates for team & player registrations will be published in the coming weeks.
Options for the format of league matches, based on several requests for shorter evenings
a) Three player teams, 9 singles matches, best of 5 games, plus doubles (current)
b) Three player teams, 9 singles matches, best of 5 games, no doubles
c) Three player teams, 6 singles matches, best of 5 games, no doubles (each player plays two opponents)
d) Two-player teams, 4 singles matches, best of 5 games, with doubles
e) Two-player teams, 4 singles matches, best of 5 games, no doubles
f) Three player teams, 9 singles matches, best of 3 games, no doubles
g) Three player teams, 9 singles matches, best of 3 games, plus doubles
It is anticipated that options c, d & e are likely to be ruled out for the following reasons:
- many players would not get sufficient playing time to make the evening worthwhile
- squads of 4 or 5 players would mean players would not play matches often enough
- smaller squads would generate more teams than many Clubs could accommodate
It is intended that Clubs and players will be sounded-out for their views on these options. The final decision will be made at the 2021 AGM.
RDTTA AGM 2020 & 2021
The 2020 AGM was not held, due to Covid restrictions. The 2021 AGM will be held on the evening of Tuesday 29th June, either at an appropriate venue (to be decided) or via Zoom.
RDTTA Committee Posts
The following posts are currently vacant for the coming 2021/22 season - volunteers are needed:
- Youth League Organiser
- Special Competitions Organiser - Reading Closed, Individual Handicap, Reading Masters
- Trophy Secretary
- Minute Secretary
If you are interested in taking on any of these roles or would like more information, please email RDTTA.UK@gmail.com
TTE Membership offer
TTE have an offer for any players who did not renew their TTE membership for 2020/21.
Anyone who renews their TTE membership between 1st May and July 31st will have their membership extended to the end of the 2021/22 season, that is July 31st, 2022. In other words, you can play the rest of this season for free! Online renewals and the phone lines are now open.
TTE also have an offer for those who did renew their membership for this season.
See TTE News item for further details of both offers - LINK