It’s Senior Open Week in the local Tennis Club and for the first time ever (yes, this is 2009!) the fixtures and results for each day are all available on the website: http://www.tramoretennis.com. (Disclaimer: I host the website, and my better half sits in on committee meetings and keeps the site updated)
The results/fixture management is done using a copy of Tournament Software which is used in the club office by the hard working people who run Open Week, and the updates are published to the Tournament Software web site every evening. Works quite well, previously all this information was just posted on the club notice board. So far we’ve had a great reaction to it and hits on the website are way up (from the usual dribble of visits it gets).
Senior Open Week is the highlight of the year in the club, there are over 200 entrants – mainly from the surrounding Waterford clubs but also a few from further a field; Cork, Kilkenny, and even Dublin! I usually make a point of seeing the ‘A’ finals (which will be on next Sunday, August 9′th) each year where the standard of tennis is just incredible to watch. Good prize money for the winners I believe, and the cakes and sandwiches are usually top notch too!