The Hants & IOW LTA have communicated some proposals for
changes to the Ladies Doubles leagues and are also asking the men
to consider their position too. If you play in the Hants & IOW
teams, please read the proposals and feed your thoughts back to the
mens and ladies captains
click here to email Mark Finlayson or Liz Davies
Dear Players and Officials
POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE LADIES SUMMER DOUBLES
At the County's Annual General Meeting in December a motion was
proposed reducing the number of players in a team from six to four.
The rationale behind the proposal was that this would shorten the
time taken to play the matches and enable some clubs to field a
team which it might struggle to do were six players
This proposal was only in respect of the Ladies competition and
was thoroughly debated with the result that it was agreed that
further consideration would be given to this and options would be
placed before both players and officials.
After much discussion and representation from various parties a
number have options have been proposed and are shown below:
- No changes
- Retaining the current format but starting at 1pm
- 2 pairs only
- 2 pairs only starting at 1pm
- Attempt to have one extra team in the division either on a 2 or
3 pair basis
The option of retaining the current structure for the top
divisions whilst revising the lower divisions was considered.
However, it was felt that there were too many difficulties
associated with this as some teams would still wish to retain three
pairs in the lower divisions and the effects upon teams resulting
from promotion and relegation.
One other point discussed at the AGM was the effects upon
players in the top divisions being reduced and the possibility of
any new teams being recreated from the changes entering the league
in a division commensurate with their ability. This was considered
but it was concluded to be unworkable and unfair to other clubs.
Consequently, any new teams which are created as a result of the
reorganisation will have to enter in the bottom division.
Whilst the proposal was only in respect of the Ladies leagues we
would welcome the views of the Men's teams also.
Please can you consider these options within your club and
advise your Match Secretaries and the County Office with views.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Chairman - Hants & IOW LTA