The ClubSpark / LTA Competitions App can record your Tournament results and send these to the LTA for rating purposes. You will need a Results Manager account first - head over to the LTA's website for more information on how to get that set up.
After setting up your Results Manager account and your LTA login - download the ClubSpark / LTA Competitions App from iTunes or the PlayStore. Tap on the LTA Comps icon to enter your LTA credentials (please note - email + password are not accepted here, only LTA credentials associated with your Results Manager account will activate the app).
The first screen will appear - tap on the link to "Create new tournament" shown at the bottom of the screen:
On the next screen - you will prompted (only the first time you use the app) to 'add a default venue' - this can changed at any time in the future. Tap on the search icon and an alphabetical list of venues will appear:
Select your venue and you will be returned to the 'New Competition' screen. Next, enter the Competition Name / Start / End / Venue / Description details:
Tap on 'Done' in top right when ready. You will be shown the Competitions Screen with your Competition Name, venue and dates showing in a list:
The next step is to create the 'Event' in the Competition. Tap anywhere along the name of the Competition as shown above and you will be shown the Event screen where you can select the link at the bottom to 'Add new event'
On the next screen, you will be prompted for the Event Name, Type, Gender, Ball Colour, Category, Time Tennis, Start/End dates as shown below:
Options for these details are explained below:
TYPE: Round Robin, Elimination (straight knockout), Elimination with consolation (Straight knockout. The people that lose their first match have the option to be entered into a consolation draw with any other willing first round main draw losers), Matchplay, Compass, Results Manager (Results Manager lets competiton organisers record and publish competitions at their venues and submit results directly to the LTA database. Results manager can be used for all internal venue events (grade 7) and those who play in squads at that venue.
GENDER: None, Male, Female, Mixed (for doubles)
CATEGORY: Internal Matches, External Matches, Road to Wimbledon, University, Ungraded. More information on these can be found - here
TIMED TENNIS: Y/N (for match play with a time limit e.g. the match score at 1 hour is recorded as the result)
You can contact the LTA support team for assistance with the competition details at: email@example.com
After completing all the details, tap on 'Done' top right and your completed event will show on the next screen:
Next, Add your players. Tap anywhere along the name of the event and the following screen will appear with some options of where to find or add the players names:
Previous Tournament players: Any players that you had entered into previous tournaments via the app, will be listed here
Venue members: Players that are currently members will be listed here
LTA look up: you can find non-members with a BTM number here
Create new player: allows you to type in a first / last name and gender to add to your event.
After you have added / selected your players - they will appear in a list. Tap on the back arrow (shown below, top left) to set up the seeds (and pairs for doubles).
On the next screen you will see "Assign partners" - if your event is for doubles - otherwise you can go straight to "select seeds". Tap anywhere along "Assign Partners" to set those up:
On the next screen you can select the players to assign as partners. Tap the first name and you will be prompted to 'choose a partner'.
Tap the partner's name and those names will be grouped together, ready for the next pairing. Continue until all the names have been paired (below you can see that 10 names have formed 5 pairs).
Tap on the back arrow (top left of above screen) to set up the Seeds. When you look at the screen below you will see that "Assign Partners" is now showing Green and "Unpaired = 0". This action has completed, there are no further players to pair and the circle will show green to reflect you are ready to move to the next step.
Tap anywhere along 'Select Seeds' to assign seed numbers to your players. The following screen will display. Here you can either add the seed numbers by tapping on the " + " button or by tapping the three horizontal lines to the right of the pair and dragging the pair down the list to find its position in the seeded rankings.
When your seeds have been assigned, the numbers will appear to the left of the pair names:
Tap the the link to 'Generate Matches' at the bottom of the list of names (shown above). The following screen will display:
The three buttons at the bottom of this screen allow you to change the 'Setup' (tap this button to return to the Event page), 'Shuffle' (which rotates the pairs into different matches) and 'Play' (which allows you to enter the match scores).
Important: When you tap 'Play' - this action is irreversible. Players cannot change pairs / you cannot shuffle the draw after selecting 'Play'. However, you will be able to change the scores on the matches as many times as needed before the results are sent to the LTA. Once the results are sent to the LTA they cannot be changed on the app. You can contact the competitions team for more help in changing the scores at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To enter the Match scores, tap on the button 'Matches' on the top right of the screen shown above and the following screen will display:
Tap on the "vs" button of the match to enter the score:
For double digit scores, tap the " --" button on the bottom left corner of the keypad first:
Tap the 'Done' button on the top right when finished.
When you have entered all of the match scores you can select the link to "Send LTA results" - this action is irreversible. You will be prompted to confirm this action one time.
After sending the results - the Event will appear on your screen with the text "Sent to the LTA":
To delete or archive a match, this can be done at the Tournament level - all matches in the Tournament would also be deleted/archived. To do this - return to the Tournament Screen, tap and hold on your Tournament name and swipe left. Two options appear - to "Archive" or "Delete". Tap on either to carry out that function.
For more information / troubleshooting on the app please contact our support team on : email@example.com
For more information about competition categories / results / Results Manager please contact LTA Competitions team on: firstname.lastname@example.org