Sign up for Woodbledon, our wood racket tournament! January 7th, 2023, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Sid & Hazel Dillon Tennis Center.
There will be a free clinic and exhibition put on by the Nebraska Tennis team that starts at 1:30 PM so come early and be ready to play!
Player check-in at 1:00 and the events kick off at 1:30 sharp.
We provide wood rackets, don’t worry if you don’t have one but if you have a regular racket for the clinic it would be recommended!
SIGNUP cost is $30 per person and you can sign up using this form.
Final Entry Deadline: Wednesday, January 4th.
Just fill in your information and click the PayPal button, which will take you to a page to complete your payment.
Entry will be limited to the first 30 teams who sign up. Don’t wait, it’s going to fill up fast!
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Everything you need to know about the 2023 event
What is it?
Woodbledon is Tennis Mafia’s annual social doubles tournament where participants play with wood rackets. Teams are split into divisions based on skill level and compete in round-robin play against other teams within their division. We use the Fast4 scoring format so matches are quick and no team sits for long. Oh, and most players get into the spirit by dressing up in retro tennis clothing.
It’s one night only – Saturday, January 7th. We know you’re busy so we’re cramming tennis, dinner, prizes, and other fun activities into just a few hours. Free Clinic will start at 1:30 p.m. sharp; show up early with your regular rackets for the clinic and plan to be on your way home around 8 p.m. Once you’ve entered, our tournament director will email you details about checking in and warming up at the event.
All matches will be played on the six indoor courts at the Sid & Hazel Dillon Tennis Center, home of the Nebraska Men’s and Women’s tennis teams in Lincoln, Nebraska. Teams will be divided into six divisions, with each division assigned a court to play on all evening.
How much does it cost?
Entry is $30 per player until the entry deadline of January 4th. The cost includes court time, equipment (we provide the wood rackets, and no, you can’t take them home), balls, and food. In addition, a portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to the local tennis community.
Did you say “food”?
We did. Chick-fil-A will be provided after 5 p.m. We’ll have water, soft drinks, fruit, and sweets for you to snack on the entire time.
Will there be much downtime between matches?
No, we don’t think so. We expect the average match to last 15 to 20 minutes. To avoid a backlog, we’ve also limited the number of teams that can sign up. While you’re waiting to play, check out the matches on any of the courts, grab some grub, pose for pics in your throwback threads or rock out to our specially curated playlist.
Why’s it called Woodbledon?
We could blather on about how it’s a nod to the tradition of that famous grass court tournament in England. But who are we kidding? It’s a wood racket tournament and we like name puns, okay?
What’s Tennis Mafia?
We’re a USTA partner and Nebraska Tennis Association’s 2018 member organization of the year. The mission of Tennis Mafia is to grow participation in the sport through social, recreational and philanthropic opportunities in the community. Simply put, we get people playing, enjoying, and supporting tennis.