Sunset Doubles

This is a Business House competition played on Thursday evenings at the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre.  Teams consist of four players.  Please ensure you have extra players to ensure defaulting does not occur. 

Early games arrive 5.45 pm for 6 pm start - finish 7.45 pm

Late games arrive 7.35 pm for 7.50 pm start - finish 9.35 pm

Players are seeded 1 to 4 - strongest being No 1 and weakest being No 4

Three rounds are played on the night, each round lasting 35 minutes

  • First round, 1 and 4 play while 2 and 3 play each other
  • Second round, 1 and 3 play & 2 and 4 play each other
  • Third round, players 1 and 2 play the opposing teams 1 and 2 while 3 and 4 do likewise

Score sheets are to be completed by captain at the end of play.  Two points for each match won, one point for a draw.


If your team is short a player, please refer to the draw for the bye team [Divs 1, 2 & 3] and borrow player in the same or similar position as the player you are short.  ie you cannot borrow a higher ranked player from another team to fill a lower ranked position in your team.

If you are unable to borrow a player, it is the responsibility of the Team Captain to contact Sunset Doubles Convenor Murray Amyes who has a list of reserves, and then if a default is unavoidable, contact the opposition & Mid Canterbury Tennis office to advise. 

2019-20 Season

Please Note:  Players 18 yrs plus who wish to use the bar facilities in the pavilion must be members of either a Tennis Club or Social Member of Mid Canterbury Tennis.

For further information please visit MCT Social Membership 

Draw 2019-20 Season

Draw played out as per dates provided on the draw.  Rained out games will be played at the organisers discretion, at the end of the round.

Any further questions contact Sunset Doubles Convenor:  Murray Amyes ph 303 0882 


Click on the link above for competition results


All cancellations/postponements will be on the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre Answer machine
ph 308 3020 no later than 5 pm