PORT Elizabeth's popular mixed night tennis league is geared to resume this month, with entries for the annual competition now open.
League organiser George Holloway has invited clubs or players to submit their names for the competition, which will run on Tuesdays from October 22 to November 19.
He already has four teams signed up for the series, which is in its fifth year, and says he should have no problem filling the field of six teams.
"It has proved popular in the past and it gives the players some competition in between the league seasons," Holloway said yesterday.
"There is good competition, but there is also a nice social side to the evenings."
All the matches will be played at Westview Tennis Club and the action will kick off at 6.30pm.
Holloway said if there was enough interest in the men's lower leagues, they would be accommodated on a Wednesday.
Teams will consist of two men and two women, with a total of six sets of doubles being played. The teams do not necessarily have to be club- based, but the players need to be members of clubs.
A captain must be appointed and a team name chosen.
In outlining some of the rules, Holloway said: "The players need to be ranked at time of submission of each team, and names need to be submitted with the team entry.
"We suggest that five or six names be submitted in case of non-availability of players during the league, and that they are of relatively the same strength. It is up to the captain to ensure availability of players each week."
The no-advantage rule will apply to each game and sets will be the best of 11 games, with a tiebreaker for the 11th game.
There will be a fee of R30 per player per match to cover balls and lights and teams need to be submitted to Holloway by Wednesday next week. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis