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More on the BTC and the 2016 leaderboard prize

The Davis Cup is back and the sun is shining. Is it finally time for some good quality outdoor tennis? We certainly hope so.

BTC 2016

BTC 2016 map

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We are delighted to announce that the 2016 BTC event is officially opened for entries on the 1st April. We would like your help to make this the biggest national event in the UK. Please promote to your friends and fellow club members. Once again we are offering £3000 in prize and travel budget which players of all levels can play for! Four new qualifying locations have been added for this years event. Full details can be found on our website.

Leagues

Our latest run of leagues finish in the 31st March. Congratulations to all who have competed! We look forward to the new leagues starting and welcome some new faces – entry links are being added to our leagues page. Once again we would ask you get your friends involved in these leagues and allow us to create the best and most competitive tennis leagues in the UK.

2016 Tweener Leaderboard Challenge

Our partner String Sports has very kindly offered a fantastic prize. As some of you will have noticed on January 1st we created a fresh Tweener leaderboard. The person who finishes no 1 year end on the leaderboard will be given a voucher for a racket of their choice. More matches equals more points so get out there and compete!

The top 10

  1. George McCauley, 27 points
  2. Sam Doyle, 16 points
  3. Martin Beecroft, 13 points
  4. Ross smith, 12 points
  5. Benjamin Carreau, 12 points
  6. Samuel Johnson, 10 points
  7. Bertrand Merle, 10 points
  8. Vinny Lalli, 10 points
  9. David Wates, 9 points
  10. Chris Bowditch, 9 points

App Developments

As always we are working hard behind the scenes to develop the app to become user friendly. Recent improvements include:

  • Fast4 scoring option.
  • In-app automated push notifications to help remind players of matches and events upcoming.
  • Leaderboard challenge 2016.

Once again thanks to everyone who supports the app and growing the Tweener tennis community.

New leagues, interesting developments for 2016, & app update

Hi Tennis Fans,

another milestone for us this month with Graham Revie becoming the 800th Tweener player in the UK!

Leagues

Are you feeling the need to get the competitive juices flowing and fancy winning some prize money? Our league entries close on the 19th December. Have a look at the leagues. To enter your nearest league please click on the league and you’ll be redirected to the league entry page on the LTA website.

League rules from March 2016

We have assessed our first batch of leagues and have decided we would like to streamline everything to make the whole experience easier for you guys. Please see full details of our proposed league structure rules. We have tried to simplify the process of entering and how the leagues operate for the benefit of all our users.

2016 Leaderboard Prize

How many matches can you play? How many leaderboard points can you win? Let’s find out. We will reset the in-app leaderboard to zero at the beginning of the year. The player at the top of the leaderboard this time next year can look forward to a special prize!

Coaches corner: volley on the move

Players start diagonally opposite each other in the corner ofvolley_on_the_move the service box. Players exchange volleys whilst moving across the court towards the opposite tramline. Vary the start position depending on you level of play. To make the exercise easier move closer and to make it more difficult move back towards the service line.

Set targets:

  • can you get 50 balls in a row,
  • can you get across the court and back without losing control.

Teaching points:

  • racket and elbows always in front,
  • athletic ready position,
  • chopper grip, and
  • strings pointing at your target.

App Update

We have released v3.3 of the app with some notable additions:

  • Tweener rating: an in-app rating system the updates after every match. View a player’s recent rating change on their profile rating chart.
  • Standalone match warning: in case you mean to create a league match.
  • View all your old messages.

Regards,

The Tweener Team

And now a message from our sponsor

Hi Tennis Fans,

this has been a tremendously exciting time for us with the Tweener BTC 2015 going live and over 190 entries across the country in the first year. I would just like to take a minute to thank our headline sponsor Sloans Bar and Restaurant Glasgow. Without their input this event would never have gotten off the ground. Even better news for you guys is they are offering a discount voucher (click to download) for you to use between now and the end of the event. I would recommend their gourmet mac and cheese, it’s awesome.

Anyway back to the tennis. We currently have had 75 matches played with a further 52 live in the system. Here’s a couple more stats from the last 28 days.

Who’s been winning points

  1. Sam Doyle (21)
  2. Bradley Hammond (16)
  3. Martin Beecroft (16)
  4. Mark Robinson (15)
  5. George McCauley (12)

Where are matches being played

  1. Lowlands Club (8)
  2. Blewbury Tennis Club (6)
  3. Queens Park (Glgw) (6)
  4. Highbury Fields (4)
  5. Bearsden LTC (3)

Box Leagues

On top of this we currently have four live leagues: two in South Wales and two inside the M25. The newest league Beckenham & Sydenham Men’s Singles League is still looking for players. Get your friends involved in the app and try creating your own box leagues. It’s simple and an easy way to get Grade 6 matches in.

Version 3.2.0

We have another update to the app coming out next week. As well as bug fixes we have done the following:

  • Event leaderboard and match list improvements.
  • View a player’s completed matches.
  • Main leaderboard filters and pagination.

Selfie Challenge

Finally, remember our selfie challenge. Post a picture to our twitter page or facebook after a live match and you could win our mystery Tweener Prize. Thanks to Aitor, George and Gordon who have all sent in some after match belters!

Happy matches,

The Tweener Team

British Tennis Challenge 2015

event_nameWith the season fast approaching we have decided it is time to launch our very first annual Tweener British Tennis Challenge. This is massively exciting for us as we have been working towards this for the past 15 months! With the support of Born2Win Tennis and our major sponsor Grand Productions Ltd we would like to introduce the concept. Find out more about how to enter the national event with over £3000 in prize money on offer, not to mention a fantastic players’ party after the finals!

App Version Three

With new features being added for the next version of the app, we are off to a flying start in 2015: 333 users and over 120 matches complete so far. We would like to thank everyone for supporting the app and hope you continue to enjoy and recommend us to your tennis friends and clubs.

Challenges

Don’t forget we have two live challenges:

  • Home & Away: play the same player at your club then play them again at theirs.
  • Points Make Prizes: be the highest points scorer on the Tweener leaderboard between February 15th and April 19th to win a prize.

App update and new prizes

Hi Tennis Fan,

as you may know, we have been working hard behind the scenes to develop a new version of Tweener. We have added some new features which we hope makes the user experience even more enjoyable.

The main new features include:

  • Sign-up using Facebook for new players. (Android users may notice the extra permissions required for these new features.)
  • Push notifications which will help alert you to any challenges or score updates that need attention.
  • Access to your photo gallery on your phone to make changing your profile picture easier. You can now use an existing photo, take a new photo, or delete your profile picture.
  • New achievements to play for.
    • Love Maker: win a match without dropping a game.
    • To The Wire: win a three-set tie-break match.
    • Tour 250: win 4 matches in-a-row
    • Tour 500: win 5 matches in-a-row.

Tweener Stats: David Lloyd Club Renfrew

Congratulations to David Lloyd Club Renfrew for playing 14 matches in the last 28 days and having the most players (20) signed up to the app.

More prizes on offer!

Oh and before we leave you, note our latest live challenges.

  • Double Header: Play two tweener matches in one day! The challenge runs from now to March 31st.
  • 100 Club: We are approaching 100 completed tweener matches. The two players who complete the 100th match will also receive a mystery prize.

Good luck and enjoy,

The Tweener Team

Merry Christmas

Hi Tennis Fans,

only one month until the Australian Open commences! So we thought it would be fun to tempt everyone into playing some tennis over the holiday period. A mystery prize to anyone who plays two tweener matches between 24th December and the 11th of January. Get out and challenge some new people and make some friends early in the new year.

We would just like to wish tweener_xmasall our users a wonderful festive season. Thanks again for supporting the app and we look forward to version 2 due out at the end of December. It’s packed with great new features.

Merry Christmas,

The Tweener Team

First all-female clash

Hey all,

hope you have been enjoying this lovely mild outdoor winter tennis weather. It has been fantastic to see a surge in Tweener matches over the past 2 weeks!  A big congratulations from us to all players involved.

We are closing in our goal of multiple matches being played up and down the country allowing players building large banks of new opponents and friends along the way.

We have had our first all female match! Massive congratulations to Alla and Eileen from David Lloyd Club in Renfrew. Once again this was a tweener challenge so both of you will receive a prize in the post shortly!

Finally the tweener database has grown to 258 players with a target of 300 by Christmas. Please get out and tell your friends helping us to grow the network of Tweener players across the UK.

Don’t forget that we have two challenges running from 1st October to 31st December:

  • Full-time Pro: play the most matches to win the prize.
  • Journeyman: play at the most venues to win.

Regards,

The Tweener Team

We’re busy working, you’re busy winning

Hey Tennis Fans,

once again we would like to thank you all for continuing to support and download our app. We are up to 212 users as of this morning! It has been a busy time for us behind the scenes with our announcement of our exciting partnership with Born 2 Win Tennis along with our upcoming Babolat and Tweener day this Sunday (16th November). We also presented at the recent Tennis Scotland coaches conference making new friends and hopefully adding new users along the way.

Jordan talks about Tweener at Tennis Scotland’s Coaching Conference

Winners!

A massive congratulations to Graham and Luke Brandwood who completed the first all English match on Wednesday the 5th of November 17:30 at Queens Park (Burnley). Well done lads both of you will be receiving a prize for winning the St George’s Cross challenge which we announced in Newsletter 8.

Don’t forget that we have two challenges running from 1st October to 31st December:

  • Full-time Pro: play the most matches to win the prize.
  • Journeyman: play at the most venues to win.

App Updates

iPhone users should make sure you update to version 1.1.3. This fixed a bug for iOS 8 devices where the app would crash when you selected a date or time for a new match.

Finally, we are getting closer to completing the updates for Tweener Tennis 2.0 which is packed with great new features. Keep an eye out in December for this hitting the app stores!

Win! Win! Win!

Hi All,

we are delighted to have reached 188 users! We hope that all of you are gearing up to play some tweener matches over the coming winter months.

Congratulations to Daud and Ethan who won our Race to Eight and Best Profile Picture challenges. Daud is also currently top of the leaderboard. Some of you will have unlocked some achievements (see your Statistics page). There are numerous more to be won so get playing to unlock!

Remember we still have the first female challenge. Play and win the first all female battle and win another fantastic tweener prize!

WIN! WIN! WIN!

From October 1st to December 31st we have put together three challenges all of which have live prizes you can win!

  • Full-time Pro: play the most matches in that period to win the prize.
  • Journeyman: play at the most venues in that period to win.
  • St George’s Cross: play the first tweener match south of the border and win.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinally, look out for our next two videos in our Coaches Corner series due to be released on our YouTube channel in October.

Regards,

Tweener Team