The club runs several tournaments throughout the year. There are tournaments in singles and doubles, and for small teams. Some tournaments are played with handicap, some level, and some have age restrictions: both upper and lower age limits.
The Barker-Camm Cup is the club level singles tournament. It is played in grades throughout the season, with the finalists in each grade gaining entry into the grade above. The winner of the A grade is the club champion.
The Lathom Browne Cup is the club handicap singles tournament. Matches are played within grades until the quarter-finals, where the grad winners meet each other. Handicaps on the day of the match are used.
The Seal Salver is a knockout competition played the season, and is open to players aged over 50 at the start of the season. Handicap in this event is based on age; actual handicaps are ignored.
The Harris Watson Trophy is the club level doubles tournament. It is played over two weekends, with each pair being given a byte to enter the tournament at a stage appropriate to their handicap.
The de Laszlo Bowl is a doubles tournament in which there are restrictions on where players can move around the court. Pairs are selected so that there is as little overall actual handicap difference as possible between pairs, but matches are played off level over the course of one weekend.
The King’s Goblet is a fun doubles tournament, with timed matches played off handicap. The tournament runs over a long weekend.
The Night Pennant is a social round-robin tournament played between five teams of three players each. Three pennants are run during the season, for handicap ranges 20-40, 40-55 and 55-70. Matches are played on Thursday evenings. The evening of the Final is combined with a dinner in the club rooms for all 15 participants.
Social matches are run home and away throughout the season, usually on a Sunday, and give RTC members a chance to play at other courts, and vice versa. Although the matches are strictly friendlies, pride – and in some cases a trophy of dubious origin – is always on the line! If you are interested in playing in social matches, speak to the professionals or contact Owen Saunders via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pol-Roger Trophy is the inter-club knockout team tournament run over the course of the season by the T&RA, contested generally by players with handicaps better than 25.
The Brodie Cup is the inter-club knockout tournament run over the course of a season by the T&RA, for players with handicaps between 30 and 55.
The Chetwood Trophy is a tournament run by the T&RA, which brings together the finalists of UK club’s individual handicap tournament from the previous season, for a tournament played over one weekend.