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Junior Grand Final Photos

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Mar 312019
 

Please send any Junior Grand Final photos to me at barryfam@aapt.net.au with names of the team members. In the email please put as "subject" the team and division it refers to. I will collate at the end of the week and send to the Courier for publication on the 10th of April, Regards Ian Barry

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2019 HTA AGM – 8th April Old Mill 7:15pm for 7:30pm

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Mar 302019
 

Dear Life Members, Clubs and friends of the HTA,

As per February MC minutes, confirming that the combined 2019 HTA AGM/SGM will be held on Monday, 8th April at the Hahndorf Old Mill, Main St Hahndorf, from 7:15pm for 7:30pm start.

** Two delegates from each Club please for quorum (and to prevent the need to possibly hold an additional meeting). Thanks **

HTA – “Hills Tennis, run by us, for each other, our children and our Community”

Positions on the Management Committee and Senior and Junior Committees are available for those seeking to make a contribution at HTA.

Nominations may be made at any time throughout the year, including at the AGM, for any HTA positions either in person or via the contact form on the HTA website.

Please consider taking your turn at HTA to keep our competitions, traditions and Hills Tennis culture strong.

2018 AGM Minutes

2019 AGM Agenda

See you Monday 8th April 7:15pm.

Thank you to our great sponsor, Craig Fromm (Manager at the Old Mill) for making the Old Mill available once again to the HTA for its meetings! Fantastic and much appreciated. Please consider supporting the Old Mill with a booking for your own Club or private functions.

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Grand Finals – how the weather might affect you

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Mar 292019
 

Image result for tennis feverThe big day of the season is FINALLY HERE!!

 

While the weather should be kind to us tomorrow for our Grand Finals, there’s just a couple of things to note, to ensure the smooth running of our Grand Finals. If it does turn out to be wet:

 

  • Please make every effort to complete the match on Grand Final Day. HTA strongly encourages all teams to persevere in order to finish Grand Finals matches, to avoid the inconvenience of having to complete the match on a different day.
  • Rule 13.2 of our Rules of Match and Play contains information about abandoned finals matches. Every club should have a copy of the Rules at their venue if needed.
  • No person can be forced to play on wet or slippery courts. 

 

The Hills Tennis Association wishes all teams participating in tomorrow’s Grand Finals a wonderful day of tennis and the best of luck!

 

 

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Senior Grand Finals!

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Mar 262019
 

Another HTA tennis season is coming to close. Hopefully all players have enjoyed the unique tennis experience that we enjoy in the Hills Tennis Association – sociable, friendly, yet fiercely competitive with the best afternoon teas on offer!! It may not be perfect, but HTA is one of the strongest Associations in the state and it’s something we should all be very proud of.

 

Below is a summary of the Grand Finals matches that are happening next weekend at Onkaparinga, Mount Barker and Littlehampton clubs.

 

Come out and watch the top teams in each division tussle for that elusive title of “Premiers”! HTA Life Members (Angus Thompson – Anembo and Adrian Pobke – Onkaparinga) will be there and it’s a great time thank these two, plus all of our other life members who have helped shape and make our Assoc what it is today. Thanks guys – we wouldn’t be here today without you!

 

All the best for a great weekend of tennis.

 

Senior Activities Committee

 

Senior Grand Finals

Saturday 30th March 2019

Both teams to supply balls and small afternoon tea!

 

Matches Summary

Division

Teams

Venue

1 Women

Lobethal v Stirling

Mount Barker

2 Women

Crafers v Mount Barker

Littlehampton

3 Women

Stirling v Lobethal

Littlehampton

1 Men

Lobethal v Stirling Blue

Mount Barker

2 Men

Littlehampton Blue v Hahndorf

Littlehampton

3 Men

Langhorne Creek v Littlehampton

Littlehampton

4 Men

Stirling v Littlehampton

Littlehampton

8P Doubles Div 1

Onkaparinga Blue v Ironbank Cherry Gardens

Onkaparinga

8P Doubles Div 2

Hahndorf v Onkaparinga

Onkaparinga

4P Doubles

Aldgate v Lobethal

Littlehampton

 

Venue Summary

Venue

Div

Who’s playing

Life Member attending

Mount Barker

1W

Lobethal v Stirling

None at this stage

 

1M

Lobethal v Stirling Blue

 

 

 

 

Littlehampton Anembo

2W

Crafers v Mount Barker

Angus Thompson

 

3W

Stirling v Lobethal

 

2M

Littlehampton Blue v Hahndorf

 

3M

Langhorne Creek v Littlehampton

 

4M

Stirling v Littlehampton

 

4PD

Aldgate v Lobethal

 

 

 

 

Onkaparinga

8PD 1

Onkaparinga Blue v Ironbank Cherry Gardens

Adrian Pobke

 

8PD2

Hahndorf v Onkaparinga

 

HTA Contacts available for phone advice on the day:

Jon Abraham                                              Jo Casey                                    Brian Haddy

0409 191 119                                             0417 867 105                         0413 156 172

 

 

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JUNIOR SHIELDS/MEDALS PICKUP – ANEMBO PARK WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH 5PM-7PM

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Mar 232019
 

The Clubs hosting Grand Finals this Friday night/Saturday morning will be required to pick up Shields and Medals from Anembo Park (Littlehampton TC) this Wednesday 27th March between 5pm – 7pm.

These clubs are:

Aldgate – 4 finals

Crafers – 2 finals

Hahndorf – 3 finals

Mount Barker – 2 finals

Littlehampton – 1 final

Nairne – 1 final

Onkaparinga – 2 finals

Stirling – 2 Finals

Summertown – 1 final

Woodside 2 finals

 

Any issues please ring Ian Barry (JAC) on 0497031844

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Senior Prelim Finals!

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Mar 182019
 

Senior Preliminary Finals Sat 23rd March 2019

Both teams to supply balls!

 

Traditional

Div 1 women:

Stirling v Littlehampton

Stirling

Div 2 women:

Mount Barker v Littlehampton

Mount Barker

Div 3 women:

Lobethal v Littlehampton

Lobethal

 

Div 1 Men:

Stirling Blue v Hahndorf

Stirling

Div 2 Men:

Summertown v Hahndorf

Summertown

Div 3 Men:

Crafers v Littlehampton

Crafers

Div 4 Men:

Littlehampton v Nairne

Littlehampton

 

Doubles

Div 1 Doubles 8P

Uraidla V Ironbank Cherry Gardens

Uraidla

Div 2 Doubles 8P

Onkaparinga v Mount Barker

Onkaparinga

Doubles – 4 Player Comp

Echunga v Lobethal

Echunga

 

Venue Summary

Venue

Division

Who’s playing

Crafers

3M

Crafers v Littlehampton

Echunga

4P D

Echunga v Lobethal

Littlehampton

4M

Littlehampton v Nairne

Lobethal

3W

Lobethal v Littlehampton

Mount Barker

2W

Mount Barker v Littlehampton

Onkaparinga

8D 2

Onkaparinga v Mount Barker

Stirling

1M

Stirling Blue v Hahndorf

 

1W

Stirling v Littlehampton

Summertown

2M

Summertown v Hahndorf

Uraidla

8D1

Uraidla v Ironbank Cherry Gardens

 

 

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Senior Semi Finals

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Mar 142019
 

Senior Semi Finals Venues and matchups

Saturday 16th March 2019

Both teams to supply balls!

Home teams to supply afternoon tea!

 

Traditional

Div 1 women:

Teams

Venue

Lobethal v Stirling

Lobethal

Littlehampton v Onkaparinga

Littlehampton

Div 2 women:

Teams

Venue

Crafers v Mount Barker

Crafers

Littlehampton v Uraidla

Littlehampton

Div 3 women:

Teams

Venue

Lobethal v Stirling

Lobethal

Littlehampton v Onkaparinga

Littlehampton

 

 

Div 1 Men:

Teams

Venue

Stirling Blue v Lobethal

Stirling

Summertown v Hahndorf

Summertown

Div 2 Men:

Teams

Venue

Summertown v Littlehampton Blue

Summertown

Littlehampton v Hahndorf

Littlehampton

Div 3 Men:

Teams

Venue

Langhorne Creek v Crafers

Langhorne Creek

Nairne v Littlehampton

Nairne

Div 4 Men:

Teams

Venue

Stirling v Littlehampton

Stirling

Uraidla v Nairne

Uraidla

Doubles

Div 1 Doubles 8P (top 4 of Doubles comp):

Teams

Venue

Onkaparinga Blue v Uraidla

Onkaparinga

Ironbank Cherry Gardens Blue v Summertown Black

IBCG

Div 2 Doubles 8P (middle 4 of Doubles comp):

Teams

Venue

Hahndorf v Onkaparinga

Hahndorf

Littlehampton v Mount Barker

Littlehampton

Div 3 Doubles 8P (lower 4 of Doubles comp): GRAND FINAL **

Teams

Venue

Summertown v Ironbank Cherry Gardens

Hahndorf

Doubles – 4 Player Comp

Teams

Venue

Aldgate v Echunga

Aldgate

Piccadilly v Lobethal

Piccadilly

 

** Verdun and Aldgate have chosen not to play the finals series. The Grand Final will be played this weekend, 16th March at Hahndorf courts.

 

Venue Summary

Venue

Division

Who’s playing

Aldgate

4D

Aldgate v Echunga

Crafers

2W

Crafers v Mount Barker

Hahndorf

8D 2

Hahndorf v Onkaparinga

 

8D 3 GF

Summertown v IBCG

Ironbank Cherry Gardens

8D 1

IBCG v Summertown Black

Langhorne Creek

3M

Langhorne Creek v Crafers

Littlehampton

1W

Littlehampton v Onkaparinga

 

2W

Littlehampton v Uraidla

 

3W

Littlehampton v Onkaparinga

 

2M

Littlehampton v Hahndorf

 

8D 2

Littlehampton v Mount Barker

Lobethal

1W

Lobethal v Stirling

 

3W

Lobethal v Stirling

Nairne

3M

Nairne v Littlehampton

Onkaparinga

8D 1

Onkaparinga Blue v Uraidla

Piccadilly

4D

Piccadilly v Lobethal

Stirling

1M

Stirling Blue v Lobethal

 

4M

Stirling v Littlehampton

Summertown

1M

Summertown v Hahndorf

 

2M

Summertown v Littlehampton

Uraidla

4M

Uraidla v Nairne

Reminder – results to be in by 10pm Sat night

 

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Seniors Order Of Merit due Sunday!

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Feb 272019
 

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Reminder – make sure you Senior Coordinator submits your senior team’s order of merit list for the finals! If not received on time, we will assume your team doesn’t want to play finals!

Due this Sunday 12 noon. Don’t be late!

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Senior Grand Finals

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Feb 242019
 

This content was sent to senior coordinators earlier today, but did not reach those with a gmail address – this issue is currently being looked at by the HTA.

 

The SAC is currently discussing possible venues for the Senior Grand Finals. If your club would like to be one of the clubs to host a Seniors Grand Finals match or matches, please get your Senior Coordinator to contact the SAC to express interest. There is not a lot of commitment required –

  • Ensure courts are clean and nets adjusted
  • Courts are open before 12.30 pm on GF day
  • Life Members are made to feel welcome
  • A table is set up for the SAC to add trophies, medallions to

 

Senior Activities Committee

 Posted by at 21:25

Senior Finals Team Lists Due soon

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Feb 242019
 

All senior teams who may be eligible to play finals need to submit an Order of Merit form via their Senior Coordinator. If your Coordinator has not yet asked you for this ……… give them a shake up!

 

These forms are due NO LATER THAN next Sunday, 3rd March 12 noon.

 

Senior Activities Committee

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Junior Winter Tennis (HTA/Southern Districts) ** 2019 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN **

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Feb 092019
 

Dear Clubs and Players,

 

Winter tennis (through HTA and Southern Districts) is a fabulous way for junior players to keep fit and build their tennis skills over the winter period…

REGISTRATIONS FOR 2019 ARE NOW OPEN

Click HERE to register online now.

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Future of Doubles – your input needed!

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Feb 092019
 

The HTA would love all Doubles players to take just 3-4 minutes to complete a survey to assist in the planning for the future of the competition. The new Doubles Sub-Committee of the SAC will be meeting in the coming weeks to determine the format and makeup of the Doubles Competition for next season and beyond. If you are passionate about your competition, please TELL US WHAT YOU THINK – click on the image to begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the image OR HERE to take the Doubles survey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t wait to hear your ideas.

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All HTA Matches cancelled for tomorrow

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Feb 012019
 

As the forecast for Mt Barker is for 37oC, all Senior and Junior matches for tomorrow are cancelled. There is no need to enter any results or do anything in Match Centre – the whole round will be cancelled out by the HTA.

 

Stay cool!

 

HTA Management Committee

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Last call for Country Carnival

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Dec 092018
 

A reminder that Tennis SA’s Country Carnival is happening again early next year at Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis Club.  Both Junior and Senior Teams events will be held from the 3rd– 6th January, with the individual event on the 7th. Information PDF attached.

 

The wonderful Ian Barry is again coordinating the entries of both Junior and Seniors for this event.

 

Seniors – please send full team nominations to Ian. Information was sent to your coordinator a few weeks ago, so hopefully they passed it on!! Men’s trad comps, Women’s trad comps and Mixed Doubles comp.

 

Juniors – follow this link to register. See previous website post here.

 

All nominations must be to Ian Barry (junior.activities@hta.asn.au) no later than Tues 11th Dec.

 

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HTA Night Tennis Information & Nominations – ** Summer Nominations Due 12 December 2018 **

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Nov 302018
 

Night Tennis Competition 2018-Spring & 2019 Summer seasons

Seasons

This year there will again be 2-3 seasons of night tennis, each 9-10 weeks duration plus an extra week for grand finals. The seasons will be Spring, Summer, and Autumn with separate competitions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during Spring and Summer (and on Mondays / Wednesdays during Autumn subject to demand and court availability). Proposed dates for each season are listed on page 3.

 

Composition of teams

Teams will generally comprise 2 men and 2 women. Male players are ranked 1 and 2, and female players ranked 3 and 4.

 

Teams of a different composition may nominate, with participation subject to the discretion of the Night Tennis Co-ordinator.

 

If teams need to alter composition for a game during the season due to player unavailability please notify teams you are playing against. All teams are encouraged to be flexible in accommodating reasonable substitutions including those with different gender mixes.

 

Registration Cost is $40.00 per team per season.  Member clubs will be invoiced for the registration fees after the season’s program has been finalised.

 

Game Format

All sets played are doubles. Six sets are played, 1&2, 3&4 1&3, 2&4, 1&4, 2&3 with tie breaks at 5 games all.

 

Cancellations due to Weather

No night tennis games will be cancelled due to heat. However, if teams agree not to play because of hot weather the match will be recorded as a draw.

 

Due to the varying nature of weather around the hills no match should be cancelled before start of play unless there are extreme weather conditions. Both teams should be ready to play at 7:00 pm and the match should not be considered cancelled until 7:30 pm. If matches are interrupted by rain, teams should wait ½ hour before canceling due to rain. Teams who wish to cancel before the match, where both teams do not agree to the cancellation, will be considered to have forfeited.

 

Toilet Facilities

It is the responsibility of each club to ensure that satisfactory toilet facilities are available and open for each night tennis match. These facilities should be as close as possible to the courts.

 

Starting time of matches

Even though night tennis is considered by many as a social occasion it is important that games start on time. Players should arrive in time to have the necessary warm-up so that matches can commence at 7:00 pm. Teams that do not have one set ready to play by 7:15 pm can be asked to forfeit a set. If you know a player will be late due to unforeseen circumstances please let the opposition know as soon as possible.

 

Recording of match results

The results of all matches are to be recorded on scoresheets provided. Home teams are responsible for entering results of matches into the on-line recording system within 48 hours of completion of the match. Opposing teams are responsible for checking the entry and indicating whether they agree or dispute the results.

 

Balls

It is the responsibly of the home team to provide 4 new balls during the season for each match.

 

Grand Finals

A grand final will be played in each division between the two teams finishing first and second on the premiership table at the end of the minor round.

 

The team finishing on top of the premiership table will earn the right to host the grand final. However, the Night Tennis Committee may re-allocate the venue of a grand final to avoid having only one match at a venue. Teams who earn the right to host a grand final will be invited to change location but may refuse the invitation.

 

If a team wishes to play a player in the grand final who was not listed on the nomination form, the approval of the Night Tennis Coordinator will be required.

 

HTA Web site

Other information about tennis in the Adelaide Hills can be found on the web site of the Hills Tennis Association (www.hta.asn.au).

 

 

 

Nomination forms to be emailed to night.tennis@hta.asn.au

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All nomination forms must be sent by email, and be received by 5:00 pm on the nomination day. All teams must include a mobile contact number for the team to aid in communication on playing nights.

 

 

 

 

 

HTA Night Tennis 2018/2019

 

 

 

 

Season Dates Spring 2018                      Closing date for nominations  12 September 2018

 

Tuesday Minor Round

Starting a week later for 4 team Divisions

2 Oct – 4 Dec 2018

 

Grand Final 11 Dec 2018
Wednesday 3 Oct– 5 Dec 2018

 

12 Dec 2018
 

Season Dates Summer 2019                Closing date for nominations  12 December 2018

 

Tuesday Minor Round

Starting a week later for 4 team Divisions

8 Jan – 12 March 2019

 

Grand Final 19 March 2019
Wednesday 9 Jan – 13 March 2019

 

20 March 2019
 

Season Dates Autumn 2019*               Closing date for nominations  20 March 2019

 

Monday* Minor Round

Starting a week later for 4 team Divisions

8 April– 3 June 2019

 

Grand Final 17 June 2019
Wednesday* 10 April – 5 June 2019

 

19 June 2019

 

 

*Provisional subject to demand – if run there is usually only one night in the autumn season, and days available are influenced by other court requirements (netball).

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Wet Weather cancellations

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Nov 222018
 

Hi everyone.

 

The weather is looking a bit “iffy” for Saturday, so it’s probably a good chance to update yourself on how/when to call a match off due to wet weather. The bottom line is:

  • Juniors MUST wait at least half an hour and  Seniors MUST wait an hour before captains/supervisors may agree to call the match off

·         Any team without all players at match start time or with players leaving a match before the above times forfeit their sets

·         Every endeavour should be used to complete the match BUT no person can be forced to play on wet/slippery courts

·         Matches that are not started and abandoned due to rain do not count as a “played match” when qualifying for finals.

 

The HTA Team

 

 

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Important information re results entry

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Nov 112018
 

Congratulations to all clubs and players on a brilliant start to the 2018-19 tennis season!  

 

There have been very few issues with the correct entry of results each week, which is wonderful. Up until now we have had a “settling in” period where no penalties or fines have been imposed while people new to the role work it all out. This grace period has now ended.

 

Entering results – Match results need to be entered by 6.00pm on the Sunday following the match. It is the home team’s responsibility to enter a match, though the away team may also do so. Any match that is not entered by that time will incur a $20 fine per match for the home team.

 

Confirming results – This should be done by 9.00pm on the Tuesday following the match. While there are no penalties attached to not confirming a match, all matches are automatically confirmed one week after the match, and there will be no further correspondence entered into if clubs disagree after this time.

 

Ensuring all player names are present – Player names should appear in every set that is played in our Association. This is to ensure:

  • Correct order of merit is being played
  • Fill-ins are of a suitable standard to play in that position
  • Eligibility for finals is accurate
  • Full and accurate results for each player’s profile within the Tennis Australia system are kept

 

 No match should be confirmed if there are names missing on a scorecard. The best action is to dispute and explain. Any match that has missing player names may now incur a premiership points deduction of 2 points per player missing. This is a definite for Senior Saturdays.

 

If you have trouble entering player names, consult the Allocating Players to your teams  document and/or contact Tennis Australia Support – play@tennis.com.au, ph 1800 752 983 or use their online chat help.

 

HTA Coordinators – Night, Midweek, Juniors and Seniors

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