Team Contact / Captain  -  Information Sheet

Main responsibilities:

Select a team of 3 and make sure all players know who is in the team. Selection should be on a fair basis to ensure everyone gets a sufficient amount of games, with adults having priority.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary to make alterations to fixtures, any changes should be agreed together with opponents’ captain, and inform the league’s match secretary (Tony Halse) of any amendments. DO NOT INSTIGATE ANY CHANGE OF FIXTURES WITHOUT SPEAKING TO TONY HALSE FIRST

Arrange cup matches, together with opponents’ captain.  Inform club secretary of the dates for any home cup matches.

Away matches

  • Arrange transport ensuring all those playing know pick-up places & times. You should be aiming to arrive at your venue for 7.00.

  • Fill out scorecard after your opponents have, select 2 of your players to play in the last doubles (you need not select them until it is time to play the doubles).

  • Provide a scorer for the first set and every alternate set.

  • Ensure all juniors are returned to parents as quickly as possible after matches.

Home matches

  • Team to arrive by 6.45 to help set up the venue and start knocking up to ensure a prompt start when opponents arrive.

  • You need to provide an ITTF approved 3 star match ball (ideally new for each match), ensure you also have spares.  Balls will be available to purchase from the club.

  • Ensure someone is responsible for bringing light refreshments (ie: squash, and biscuits or cake).

  • Welcome your opponents and introduce yourselves.

  • Bring a scorecard & pen, fill in your team’s name and players, home team players to be filled in first. Select 2 of your players to play in the last doubles (you need not select them until it is time to play the doubles).

  • Ensure games are continuous with short knocking up times to complete all 10 sets by 10.00.  It may be necessary to play on two tables if finish is unlikely to be before 10.00.

  • Provide an umpire for alternate sets throughout the evening.

  • Hand the completed scorecard to the league’s match secretary (Tony Halse) at the end of the match.

  • Collect £5 match fee from each player and give to Tony or Nick at the end of the match.

Ensure all players behave appropriately throughout the evening (ie no talking or leaving/joining games during play) and shake their opponent’s hand at the end of each game.

It will be difficult for the juniors, some in their first year, so please encourage and support them as much as possible as they bed into the league.

And most important  -  ENJOY YOURSELVES!   

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