Saddlebrook’s New Tournament Format a Big Hit
November 9 – 14, 2014 • Wesley Chapel, Florida
Boosted by gorgeous weather, a convenient, walkable venue and a new tournament format mixing up partners and pairing players of similar ability, the camaraderie and enjoyment at Saddlebrook Resort were as sunny as the skies.
Instead of the traditional compass draw, players were grouped by general skill level and played 10-game pro set matches in a round robin format. The result was that everyone played numerous pre-scheduled, single-set matches each day. This led to lots of variety, featuring tight competition and many close tie-breaker matches. On the last day players of differing abilities were paired, which meant more fun interaction. A total of 67 matches were played, and everyone appeared in the win ledger at some point during the week.