Whether you’re organising a day of fun for your whole community or a chance for your club’s seasoned players to show off their skill, a tennis tournament can be an extremely exciting event. As we head into spring and summer, there’s no better time to organise a tennis tournament in your local area or at your tennis club.
A tournament is a great way to raise funds for charity or a local project, or just to give your members the opportunity to showcase their abilities. Once you’ve got yourself organised and formulated a budget, you’ll need to make sure you’re adequately kitted out for your upcoming tournament.
Ball machines are a great training aid for tennis players of all abilities and can be an incredible addition to your club. They can also make for a handy tool for your players prior to tournament matches, as they allow for some last-minute practice, can help your players to warm up before the match begins, and do not require a coach or another player to be present.
What with pre-match training sessions and the tournament matches themselves, you could easily use hundreds of tennis balls in a day. A tennis ball retriever such as a tennis ball tube, mower, or hopper can be invaluable when you’re trying to keep your court tidy and don’t have a whole load of time to spare.
While the technique may vary slightly depending on the type of ball retriever you have, on the whole, all you need to do is roll the tool over any loose balls and they are then stored within the retriever. The balls can then be returned to their original storage cart or box ready to be used again.
Adding a windbreak screen to your tennis court is an easy and inexpensive way to block wind, create shade, and add privacy. This can be beneficial to everyone involved in your tournament, from umpires and other officials right through to spectators and the players themselves. Windbreak screens are usually available in a variety of heights, colours, and materials and can typically be purchased either by the roll or by linear footage.
Your tennis courts are likely to suffer a little wear and tear over the course of a tournament. Luckily, there’s a wide range of tennis court maintenance supplies available these days. From crack filler to replacement nets and line marking equipment, it’s essential that you’re stocked up ahead of the tournament. Having all the necessary equipment on hand will ensure your court remains in great condition and minimise the need to interrupt or postpone gameplay.
In the middle of a tough tennis match, it can be easy for both the players and spectators to lose track of the score. A proper tennis scoreboard can ensure much smoother gameplay and a simpler experience for everyone. There are a variety of scoreboards available, such as vertical and horizontal scorekeepers, flip card scorekeepers, score tubes, and more.
If you’re in need of tennis equipment for a tournament or club, Sportsmark Group Ltd can help. As a leading supplier of sports products, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, reliable and affordable products throughout the UK. Get in touch today to find out more.