2018 - The Tenth Annual Leroy J. Harms Memorial Doubles Tournament
(formerly known as PTA Doubles Tournament). In memory of Leroy Harms, PTA President 2002-2004
Where: Glen Oak Park
Dates: Saturday August 25th 9am-Noon
Divisions: only 1 division, see format section below
Format: This is a Single Day tournament. We will play a time based event from 9am - Noon. There is no gender or ability divisions, everyone will be mixed up and will rotate randomly with different players every few games played. This will be DOUBLES.
Scoring: Players will be awarded +2 point for every game won, +1 point for holding at Love, +1 point for Breaking at Love, and +1 point for an ace. At the end of the tournament points will be totaled and a king/queen will be crowned
Why, oh why are we doing it this way?We are trying new formats which do not require people to have flexible plans all weekend. We know everyone is very busy these days or has kids in a multitude of activities. We also end up having to drop divisions due to low numbers or combining them, alienating some players or ability levels which don't have big enough turnout. It also allows everyone to play someone new instead of playing the same 6 teams every year, every tournament.
I have hesitations about the level of play...:yes there will be a great variety of players at the event, but that can also be said when we have divisions. Everyone can always practice or learn from playing someone new or at a different level. If you believe the level of play will be too good, this is a good chance to push youself. If you believe the level might be too low, perhaps you try that serve and volley you never like to do?
Entry Fee: $10 per person (payable on site day of)
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, August 22 by 5:00P.
Preliminary scheduler: Paul Email: firstname.lastname@example.org