Short Tennis and Bowls - Didsbury Business Games

To score more points than your opponent by landing your two bowls within the target zone.

Teams need to register at the Albert Club from 17:30 onwards ready for a 18:00 start.

What is TouchTennis?
Touchtennis is a modified version of tennis played on a compact court with foam balls and shorter (21 inch) rackets.

Aim of the game:
To score more points than your opponent in a 10-minute touch tennis match

Things to Remember
  • The bowling green is a ‘crown’ green, therefore it’s not completely flat!
  • To make things that little bit more interesting, the bowls have a bias, so they’ll naturally roll to the left or the right depending on which way you hold it. But don’t worry, there’ll be a short practice period at the start of the competition and your team is more than welcome to come down to the club for a practice in the run up to the event!
There will be a bar available on the night with 20% off non-member prices for anyone wearing a DBG t-shirt, food will also be available on the night to purchase.
Playing Fairly
Flat shoes/trainers must be worn at all times on the green, heals will not be permitted.
  • Each bowling team will consist of 3 players (min of 1 male and 1 female).
  • Each team will play a match against every other team.
  • Each match will consist of three rounds. A different player must be used for each round.
  • In each round the players will take it in turns to roll a bowl towards the target.
  • Each player will roll two bowls.
  • The target will consist of 5 rings with scoring zones from 5 pts to 50 pts.
  • The player who scores the most points in each round will win 1 match point for the leader board.
  • If teams draw a round each team will receive half a point.
  • In each match a maximum of 3 points can be won by each team.
  • At the end of the competition the team with the most points will be crowned champions.
Bonus Points
  • Highest point score by one team in a single match.
  • Highest total cumulative team score across all matches.
Touch Tennis Rules
  • Games will be approx. 10 minutes long, the start and end signalled by the sound of a klaxon.
  • A coin toss will determine who will serve first
  • Serving can be under or over arm
  • Ball toss – once the server tosses the ball upward to serve then that player is obliged to hit it. Unlike tennis we do not want any Pat Rafter specials of 10 ball tosses followed by "Sorry mate!" You throw it, HIT IT! Or you lose your serve
  • Only one serve is permitted. If it’s out, you lose the point.
  • You are not allowed to return a serve with a volley.
  • If you win the point you retain the serve. If you lose your opponent wins the serve.
  • To keep it simple, point scoring will be sequential from 1.
  • No time wasting! Failure to serve the ball within 10 seconds of a point being won or lost will result in a 1-point penalty in that game.
  • Whoever scores the most points in a game wins 1 match point towards the leader board.
  • Location
    • 9-41 Old Lansdowne Rd, Manchester, M20 2PA
    • 22nd May 2019
    • 17:30 - 21:30
    • 0161 445 1056


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