There are 3 pages to help you arrange your matches and book your courts:
- Booking centre - shows daily court usage, let’s you book a court, send out invitations and accept others invitations.
- My bookings - lists your upcoming bookings.
- My invitations - overviews your weekly schedule of bookings and invitations and lets you add/remove/adjust your invitations.
In Booking centre you’ll see the usage of each court, colour coded to help you identify its availability. Click on a court and you will be given relevant choices to book the court with some-one. That’s how you book a court.
You can also invite people to play you. This capability differs from traditional court booking systems in the following two ways:
- You invite people to play by selecting a particular time but reserving a court is optional
- So long as you don’t reserve a court, you can invite as many times as you like
Click the Invite button to invite people to play you at a specific time. The window that pops up will let you specify a court if you want to guarantee an available court. You can also refine who your invitees are - friendlies or league for example.
ManageMyMatch invitations lets you go one step further. Because you can declare multiple periods in which you are prepared to play. If you can play any time on Wednesday afternoon, why not say so? You’ll improve the chances of someone taking you up and you take no risk in being left with an empty, booked court. ManageMyMatch is smart about managing your invitations. If you get taken up on one, then it will cancel your other nearby invitations so you don’t end up with more than you bargained for. You can also set an expiry time on your invitations so you won’t get last-minute take-ups if you don’t want that (but not if you reserve a court). On the other hand it’s a good way to get a game in at short notice.
If you and others take advantage of this then there will be many more apparent opportunities to play people. For this reason ManageMyMatch does not send out match invitation emails by default - you might get bombarded. If you think you can play one evening or afternoon, just go into Booking center page and say so - or, odds are, you’ll find an invite waiting for you.
The number of invitations available to you is always shown in the main menu header. Click on the egg-timer icon and you’ll be able to choose an event (e.g. league of friendly) before a window pops up that lists all invitations you could accept. Your own invitations show up here also giving you an option to cancel any one of them.
The My invitations page is a very handy optional extra and is only available once you've opted in. There’s very little you can do here that you can’t do in Booking center. But the weekly bird’s eye view it gives you is of significant value to quickly assess when you have said you can play (invited) and when you are actually playing (booked). You can then add/remove/adjust your invitations accordingly. You can also block invite in this page - something you can’t do in Booking center. It does not matter that you don’t see other people’s invitations here - MMM will immediately book your match if it finds a willing partner. You will need to set your preferences for this page to work.
You’ll get more out of these pages if you go to My preferences. There are a few tabs in there that will give MMM a handle on when/how you like to play and it’ll use that information to your advantage.
Court fees are charged to your club account at the time of play; A pay-when-you-play policy.