Posted: Thursday 28 June 2012
By Rebecca Marshall, Trainee Solicitor
Regular readers of the Trainee Experience will be aware of the varied tasks the trainees carry out at Morton Fraser, from running Book Group to organising the annual Burn’s Supper. With Wimbledon underway one of the final duties of the second year trainees is on the horizon - helping at the annual Morton Fraser Tennis Challenge. The Tennis Challenge provides a fantastic opportunity to get serious quality time with our clients from the banking sector and business owners.
As the challenge is based around an American doubles format it is suitable for all levels of players. Players are divided into “oranges” and “blacks” and play five (or six) “rounds”. This means that participants will play with different partners and face different opponents in each round allowing for an ideal networking opportunity. Players amass their own points and the highest scoring individuals will then play a “final”. A round is 5 games – each game curtailed by playing only one deuce. (ie if a game gets to deuce, play one normal deuce and if that does not produce a result the next point is sudden death). The number of games you win individually in each round will be recorded. Players spin for service and ends. The winning couple stays on the court they have been playing on – and split up. The losing “orange” moves up one court and plays with the winning “black”. The losing “black” moves down and plays with the winning “orange”. After the rounds, the black with the best score and the orange with the 2nd best score will play the black with the 2nd best score and the orange with the best score in the Final.
Prizes are given for the winning male, winning female and winning corporate team. After the games, drinks and food are served providing even more networking time.
This year’s challenge will take place on 15th August. For more information please contact Keir Mitchelmore for more details.