Tennis Restrictions update

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Nov 222020
 

Tennis SA have been doing a great job in keeping Clubs and Associations up to date with the ever-changing Covid situation. The latest information is below, but for the most accurate and up to date information, visit the Tennis SA website and check out their Latest News section.

Competitions and organised matches
All organised competitions and matches have been put on hold until further notice.

Tennis Coaching
At this stage tennis coaching is not permitted under the current Direction. TSA are hopeful that there will be an update in the coming days.

Casual Tennis
Tennis courts can be open for a casual hit of tennis, but not organised competitions or matches.

The Direction for Public Activities is available here. If in doubt, please err on the side of caution for the safety of our community. For further advice, please contact the COVID Information Line on 1800 253 787.

If you are a Club requiring further support from individual Tennis SA departments, please email tennissacomms@tennis.com.au and they will be very happy to assist.

The HTA will advise when we can recommence our regular competitions, once we get the green light from SAPOL/SA Health.

All the best everyone, and look out for each other.

Jo Casey, HTA President

All tennis cancelled until further notice

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Nov 162020
 

To our wonderful HTA family

You would no doubt be aware of the current covid situation in our state, and of the restrictions that come into force from midnight tonight.

As a result all HTA clubs are instructed to cease all tennis activities until further notice – this includes all formal matches, training, coaching and social tennis. We are expecting an update from Tennis SA tomorrow and we will advise if any of the above changes.

In the meantime, please continue to remain vigilant and follow government guidelines. Ensure you practice good hygiene, maintain social distancing and monitor any symptoms that could be linked to COVID-19. If you are unwell or develop symptoms (even if mild), get tested immediately and go straight home to self-isolate.

We know this is not great news for our tennis community and it is going to be tough for us all. Hopefully if we are vigilant and diligent now, this situation will pass quickly and we can get back to playing the sport that we love.

Stay safe and support each other in these challenging times.

Jo Casey, HTA President

Grass tournament – Murray Bridge!

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Nov 132020
 
Entries close next Wed, 18th Nov for the grass court championships at the Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Assoc. This is the first time that MBLTA have offered their championship tournament to other associations – HTA and Great Southern TA – so let’s get involved!!
The event is run over 2 Sundays – 22nd and 29th November. More information and entry forms can be found HERE.
The tournament is open to senior players of ALL ABILITIES – there are many different events catering for all ages and abilities. Men’s, Women’s, Mixed, Veterans, Handicaps – loads of options to choose from for a fun couple of Sundays’ tennis.
Why not grab some friends and get along to the beautiful grass courts situated right next to the Murray River.
We would love to see a good HTA representation at this event.

Country Carnival Nominations – Deadline Monday 7th December!

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Nov 082020
 

The Country Carnival is the grassroots team tennis participation event that has a long and very proud history in South Australia. It is an opportunity for players to represent their Association and participate in a competitive yet fun and enjoyable environment. This year it will be played on the magnificent grass courts of Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis Club and Tranmere Bowling and Tennis Club from Thursday the 7th of January 2021 to Sunday 10th January.

The tournament for individuals will also take place on Monday 11th January.

More information can be found here.

Juniors

7th – 10th January
Nominations are open for any junior player in the Hills Tennis Association in 4 different age groups 10, 12, 14 16 and Under. Teams consist of 4 players per team and represent Hills Tennis Association. This is open to ALL abilities and is a lot of fun. To make it a great event even more, the fees are paid by the HTA for all juniors competing in the teams event, so this will cost players ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

Juniors Register Here!

Seniors

8th – 10th January
The HTA is accepting seniors nominations of complete teams to compete in the Open Adult Teams Events. Players are encouraged to grab some of their biggest and best rivals from other clubs to join together to form a united team to represent the HTA. Your enemies can become your friends …… well just for a few days anyway!

The cost is $82 per team of 4 players. Seniors will play from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th January. Gather up some mates – from your own and/or another club and submit your team.

Seniors formats are as follows:

Men’s Open Teams event (4 players)
1 Double to 9 games per player
1 Single to 6 games per player

Women’s Open Teams event (4 players)
Same format as for men above

Men’s Doubles Teams event (4 players)
3 x Doubles to 6 games per player

Women’s Doubles Teams event (4 players)
3 x Doubles to 6 games per player

Mixed Doubles Teams event (2 men & 2 women)
3 x Doubles to 6 games per player

Seniors Register Here!

Fun social hit tonight in town at 5.30

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Nov 062020
 

Tennis Seniors SA – Friday night open court sessions

A reminder that Tennis Seniors SA are running a fun open court session tonight from 5.30 to approx. 8.00. Why not head down to Greenhill Road for some fun social tennis. All abilities welcome.

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

 

 

Friday Night Social Tennis in the City!

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Nov 012020
 

Tennis Seniors SA – Friday night open court sessions

Our good friends down at Tennis Seniors SA have started a new program on Friday nights 5.30-7.30.

For a tiny $5, you can turn up and have a hit with some new friends. The synthetic surface is really fun to play on – not exactly grass, but not hard court either. The emphasis is on the social side, and those of us who played in the October carnival can tell you that they are a very warm, friendly, and cheeky bunch of men and women who love their tennis, just like we do.

If you work in or near the city, this would be the perfect way to finish your week. The 18 courts are tucked away on Greenhill Road and there’s plenty of parking available. If you’re up the Hill why not head down for a drink and hit in a very relaxed atmosphere.

For more info, contact Max Foran – acftennis@gmail.com or head to this page – https://play.tennis.com.au/TennisSeniorsSA/Tennis/OpenCourt

(note – the age requirement is a guide only and players under 25 can attend)

Jo Casey, HTA President

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Lower Murray Grass Senior Championships – Nov 22 and 29

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Nov 012020
 

Lower Murray Grass Senior Championships – Sunday Nov 22 and 29

One of the great things to come out of this year is that Tennis Assocs in SA are keen to get more inter-association events (and rivalry!) happening.

In the past this tournament has been a closed tournament to Murray Bridge Associations only, but in the interests of building friendly inter-Association rivalry and relationships, they have opened it up to Hills and Great Southern Tennis Associations this year. We have not had a HTA Senior Tournament for many years now, so this is an opportunity to get out there, have some fun and show off your mad skills!

The tournament will be run over 2 Sundays (22 and 29 Nov), on grass, with various events on offer –

  • Men’s singles – A grade, B grade and veterans
  • Men’s Doubles – Championship, handicap and 40+ (combined age of 100+)
  • Women’s singles – Championship and veterans
  • Women’s Doubles – Championship, handicap and 40+ (combined age of 90+)
  • Mixed Doubles – Championship, handicap and 40+ (combined age of 95+)

Play will run from approx. 9.00 am to 5.00pm. The cost to play is an amazing $20 for up to 3 events played per player!!

The weather is steadily improving, so why not grab a buddy, and sign up for what looks like a fabulous event? Entry form is attached to this post – further details there.

Get involved!!

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

League Manager down

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Nov 012020
 

League Manager is currently down and has been all day. Don’t stress if you don’t get your scores entered on time, there will be no fines this weekend. Please enter scores when you see LM is back up and running. Thanks.

 

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

 

 

What we love about playing tennis in the Hills…

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Sep 302020
 

Thanks for all the wonderful entries in our recent competition.

Congratulations to:
Jessie (Echunga), Ann-Marie (Onkaparinga) and Mark (Stirling) who have all won a Dunlop Force 98 Tour racquet!!

And well done to runners up:
Charlotte (Hahndorf), Rohan (Onkaparinga) and Sheree (Crafers) who have all won a fabulous Dunlop racquet bag and a tin of balls.

Your club will be contacted shortly to arrange delivery of your prize.

News Update

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Sep 282020
 

As of the 21 August 2020, a COVID... - South Australia Police | Facebook                                             COVID-SAFE - Euston Club

 

 

Covid-safe plan

As you would know, all clubs must have a covid-safe plan in place before any tennis can be played at that venue. These covid-safe plans are quite simple and quick to complete, and need to be submitted to both Tennis SA and the HTA.  Here is the link to the website where you can create your plan:

https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/business-and-work/create-a-covid-safe-plan

 

Please note – no matches will be permitted to be played at your venue unless your club does has a covid-safe plan in place. If the HTA/Tennis SA have not received your covid plan before Wednesday 8th October, any matches (Jnr/Snr/Night/midweek) due to be held at your venue will be rescheduled to another venue and your club will be responsible for paying court hire to that other venue.

 

Covid marshals

Each club is required to have a covid marshal on site at every official tennis match or activity, including coaching. More information about this role can be found here – https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/business-and-work/covid-marshals , and the quick and easy training can be done here – https://marshal.clickontraining.com.au/.

 

Covid marshals need to be easily identified – how you do this is totally up to your club, but some ideas include using a high-viz vest (hung on the netpost if the marshal is a player), badges, stickers and posters to indicate who the marshal is on that day.

 

IT IS EACH CLUB’S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that a covid marshal is present at all tennis activities at the club. From the HTA’s perspective, the only exception would be a night tennis match with only 10 people in attendance – this would be deemed to be a time of “low patronage” and would not require a marshal.

 

Please contact Tennis SA if you need any further information regarding your covid-safe plan or the implementing of your covid marshals at your sites.

 

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

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Last chance for racquet draw!

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Sep 262020
 

We’ve had some fabulous entries so far for our competition to win some great Dunlop racquets/bags/balls before the start of the new season. Any club member may enter, and you have until Wednesday 30th September to get your entries in!

 

Remember – we want to hear what you love most about playing tennis in the Adelaide Hills. Don’t forget to tell us your name and your home club.

 

                  

 

The start of the new tennis season is not far away. Get excited!!

 

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

 

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It’s Competition Time!

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Sep 192020
 

Through its Dunlop sponsorship deal, the HTA would love to give away:

·       3 x Dunlop Force 98 Tour Racquets (with racquet cover) – full size racquets with 4½ inch grip; and

·       3 x Dunlop racquet bags, with a tin of balls

To go into the draw to win, send an email to President Jo Casey (president@hta.asn.au) with the following details:

Ø your name

Ø your HTA club

Ø what you love most about playing tennis in the Adelaide Hills!

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Murray Bridge Lawn Tournament – mixed teams wanted!

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Sep 112020
 

In the lead up to the start of the Summer Tennis season, the Murray Bridge Lawn Tournament are looking for doubles pairs (or up to 4 players in the team) to participate in their fun and friendly mixed tournament which will be held over two Sundays – Sept 20 and 27. Each match will involve 1 x doubles to 9 and 2 x singles to 6 – played by any combination of your 2-4 team members.

 

If you are interested in joining this tournament, find a buddy or two and GET INVOLVED!! Contact Anthony – anthony@inavogue.com.au for details.

 

Jo Casey, HTA President

Tennis Carnival October long weekend for 35+

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Sep 112020
 

Here’s a fun way to ease into the tennis season for our members who are 35+. As a means of helping shed the gloom of COVID and winter and as preparation for summer tennis, Tennis Seniors SA are conducting a fun carnival on 3 and 4 October for 35yo+. We’d love to see a strong HTA representation at this carnival tournament. It’s doubles only, with single gender doubles being played on the Saturday and mixed on the Sunday. A promo flyer is attached.

 

So if you’re not doing anything on the long weekend, add this to your “to do” list! Contact Max Foran at Tennis Seniors SA for more info – 0409 096 017, maxieforan@gmail.com.

 

Jo Casey, HTA President

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Nominations – due soon!

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Sep 042020
 

A reminder that team nominations are now open for upcoming HTA seasons and will close soon.

Saturday Juniors – to be sent to JAC by Sept 20th using the nominations forms sent out.

Saturday Seniors – online via League Manager and with a Word document summary of the nominated team to SAC by 15th Sept. Click here for instructions on how to nominate teams in League Manager.

Midweek – information and nominations via this form to robyn@oxfordadvisory.com.au by 4th October. More info on the Midweek comp can be found here.

Spring Night – Email using form previously sent to night.tennis@hta.asn.au by 8th September.

BALL ORDERS – URGENT!! An urgent reminder – if your club has not already placed its 20-21 ball order, they were due on 27th August. Use the form in the previous post URGENTLY to submit. These go to the HTA Treasurer – mo2612@bigpond.com

Grass Social Tournament in Murray Bridge – Join the Fun!

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Aug 282020
 

Hi Everyone.

 

The Murray Bridge Lawn TA have planned a social, yet competitive tournament to be held over 3 Sundays in September. It will be a Hopman Style Tournament, with teams of up to 4 players being permitted. Teams can be men’s, women’s or mixed. The format for each match is one double to 9 games and two singles to 6 games. This could be played by just the two players, or you could make it a more social occasion and have a player or two playing singles or doubles only, to allow for up to 4 players in the team to be involved.

 

Nominations close next Sunday, 6th September, so you will need to act quickly if you wish to be involved. More information can be found in the attached flyers.

 

The HTA encourages all senior players to participate in this great initiative!

 

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Covid Requirements for all Clubs

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Aug 202020
 

As the Summer Season draws closer, we want to make sure that all of our member clubs are aware of their responsibilities with regards to the current covid situation.

 

Access to latest Community Tennis Guidelines and latest covid info available on the Tennis SA website:

 

Covid Marshal Required for all activities

The HTA has been notified by Tennis SA this week that all clubs are required to have a Covid Marshal present at any and all tennis activities after tomorrow, Friday 21st August, as per the recent SA police direction. Again, this is not a huge responsibility – it just requires Marshals to complete a short online training and to be aware of their club’s Covid-safe Plan. More information, including a link to the training, can be found HERE.

 

Covid Safe Plan

Every HTA club needs to have a Covid-safe Plan before conducting tennis activities. This doesn’t need to be an onerous or difficult task – attached to this post is an example from Littlehampton TC that you could use to form the basis of your club’s version. Your Covid-safe Plan needs to be submitted to both Tennis SA and the HTA – please attend to this as soon as possible. The link to creating your own plan is HERE.

 

Clubs that co-exist and share clubrooms with other sports should have an identical plan to those other sports but should submit a plan under the name of the tennis club to ensure their compliance.

 

Tennis SA have confirmed that contact tracing records are currently not necessary for outdoor tennis activities.

 

Further Covid clarification on some additional points from Tennis SA:

  • Continue to enforce social distancing;
  • Limit social gathering – same mentality of get in, play, get out;
  • Use of hand sanitiser at court entry points;
  • Tapping of racquets upon completion of match, no handshakes;
  • Essential players/staff on site only (encouraged only to have one parent per child);

 

 

 Posted by at 13:43

Ball Orders 20-21

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Aug 132020
 

HTA Affiliated clubs are able to order balls for the coming season at an at cost price. This price will only be available for the August HTA bulk order, due back with payment by the 27th August 2020.

Please click here to access the ball order invoice/order form.

AGM & Senior/Junior Conference

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Aug 092020
 
We are excited to be catching up with all of our member clubs at the AGM and Senior Junior Conference tomorrow night – 10th August 2020. See below for Agenda links.
Please note that there will be a Tennis SA representative present on the night. We have asked them to discuss current Covid19 requirements for the safe operation of tennis within our Association, and they are happy to answer any questions – relating to Covid19 or other general matters.
 We will aim to keep the meetings running along at a cracking pace, so please arrive early (7.15) so that we can get started by 7.30. All attendees will be required to sign in and it is imperative that current club contact information is updated and passed back to the HTA.
 We have been running the Association without a President or Secretary for over a year now, and it’s time to rectify this situation. We also need someone to take on the small role of Results Recording Secretary. We need people and clubs to step up to assist. Individually, these roles are not a huge commitment, but when they are added to the workload of those already doing significant work for the Association, it gets tough. Looking forward to some new blood to lead our fabulous Association into the future.

AGM Agenda

SNR/JNR Conference Agenda

See you at the meeting!
HTA Management Committee

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Upcoming AGM/Senior/Junior Conference

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Jul 172020
 

Hi there HTA Family!

 

It’s been an interesting few months (to say the least!). Thankfully though (fingers crossed), we are able to look at getting the 20-21 HTA Summer Season up and running again.

 

Our AGM had to be delayed because of the covid situation and will now be combined with the Senior/Junior Conference. This meeting will be held on Monday 10th August at The Old Mill in Hahndorf. It will be 7.15 for a prompt 7.30 start.  Clubs are required to send 2 representatives to this important meeting, where essential information regarding the new season will be discussed and distributed.

 

Clubs will be required to update all contact information. Please ensure any trophies/shields from the 19-20 season are returned on the night. The Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date. See you all then!

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Winter Tennis Opportunities

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May 192020
 

Junior Winter Tennis

 

Hills Tennis participates as one club in the SDTA Winter Tennis Competition which is commencing on the 13th of June. Players can nominate via: https://www.trybooking.com/BIVJX

 

Competition Info

 

2020 Junior Key Dates

  • Online nominations open, Wed 13 May
  • Online nominations close, Sun 31 May
  • Start of season, Sat 13 June
  • Byes on Sat 11 and Sat 18
  • End of regular season, Sat 22 August
  • Finals two week series, Sat 29 August and Sat 5 September

 

2020 Orange Ball Key Dates

  • 3 player teams
  • Online nominations open, Wed 13 May
  • Online nominations close, Sun 31 May
  • Start of season, Sat 13 June
  • End of Season, Sat 5 September
  • No Finals
  • Matches played using a home and away fixture
  • Matches are played from 10:45am

 

Tennis SA Winter Pennant (Seniors)

 

In recent years Littlehampton and Stirling have submitted teams into Winter Pennant. This competition has divisions for Traditional Competition (Doubles/Singles, 2 set and super tiebreaks for each match), as well as Doubles Only Competition. If your players are interested in entering, either for your own club if you are able to host, or by joining a club for winter who still have Tennis courts in operation, the information from Tennis SA is below.

 

To my knowledge Littlehampton are pretty much sorted for the season, Stirling are still accepting registrations and forming teams. You can register your interest via: https://www.trybooking.com/BJPEA

 

Hills Fleurieu Foundation Cup

 

As we are soon to be able to gather in higher numbers, Adam Fonfe and I have decided on a June 14th Trial Date. We plan for this to be held at Anembo Park. Times TBA depending on numbers to sort out spacings to abide by restrictions.

 

Your players can sign up to trial for 10s, 13s, 15s or 17s via https://www.trybooking.com/BJCIZ

 

Regards,

 

Bill Walter

Hills Tennis Junior Development Manager

Stirling Tennis Club – Head Coach

 Posted by at 13:55

Tennis SA Winter Pennant – nominations close soon

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May 142020
 

Hello all!

 

With the gradual lifting of restrictions in SA, Tennis SA is planning to go ahead with a shortened Winter Pennant season, starting on 6th June. The Stirling Club is currently taking nominations from interested senior players. Nominations close very shortly, so if you are interested, please contact Bill Walter at Stirling – bwaltertennis@gmail.com.

 

More information about the competition can be found HERE.

 

 

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HTA Senior Grand Finals Cancelled

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Mar 252020
 
The HTA Management Committee has decided, in light of current circumstances, to cancel all Senior Grand Finals scheduled for this weekend. We appreciate this causes disappointment and distress to many of our players. Premierships will be awarded to the winners of Semi-Finals matches (1v2) played on 14th March, with runners-up being the winners of last weekend’s Preliminary Finals matches. 


A summary of all divisions is below. 

The Senior and Doubles Activities Committees would like to sincerely thank all Senior Coordinators for the work that they have done at their club. Without these wonderful people, the competition just would not run.

We all look forward to seeing everyone back on the court next season!

Div 1 Men – Premiers Stirling, Runners-up Littlehampton
Div 2 Men – Premiers Onkaparinga, Runners-up Littlehampton
Div 3 Men – Premiers Stirling Blue, Runners-up Aldgate Red
Div 4 Men – Premiers Summertown, Runners-up Mt Barker Blue

Div 1 Women – Premiers Lobethal, Runners-up Onkaparinga
Div 2 Women – Premiers Onkaparinga, Runners-up Littlehampton
Div 3 Women – Premiers Crafers, Runners-up Stirling

Div 1 Doubles – Premiers Uraidla, Runners-up Summertown Black
Div 2 Doubles – Premiers Hahndorf, Runners-up Mt Barker
Div 3 Doubles – Premiers Piccadilly, Runners-up Ironbank Cherry Gardens

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Junior Grand Final Photo’s

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Mar 232020
 

If you have any team Photos from HTA Junior Grand Finals please send with names of players and Division to barryfam@aapt.net.au. I will send to Courier over the weekend for publication in the next few weeks..

 Posted by at 20:10

Today’s HTA FINALS ARE DEFINITELY GOING AHEAD

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Mar 212020
 
The HTA Management Committee confirms that this weekend’s Junior and Senior finals matches will proceed, as explained in our previous post.
The email sent by Tennis SA yesterday was repeating the information they sent a week ago – that competitions run by them have been cancelled or postponed.
The HTA is not run by Tennis SA and we have made the decision to proceed, based on the information explained in our previous post.
An update regarding senior grand finals, scheduled for next weekend will be posted late next week.
HTA Management Committee
 Posted by at 08:19

Senior and Junior Finals this weekend

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Mar 192020
 

Please read all of the information below carefully – we know it’s lengthy, but it’s important.

HTA Finals

It’s been really tricky for the HTA to decide how to proceed in these uncertain times. We strongly believe that the physical, mental and social benefits of being physically active  and interacting within our strong community are important. We have made the decisions below based on information from Tennis Australia (see Community Tennis Guidelines for Continued Play attached to this post), Tennis SA, the Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing and the Federal Government’s current regulations.

 Please note that the information below may change at short notice.

 SENIOR FINALS

 At this point, Senior Preliminary finals for this weekend are set to go ahead, with the  following requirements/safeguards:

  •  Any player who is uncomfortable about playing, should notify SAC or DAC. Everyone has the right to choose what is best for them, and there will be no judgement, criticism or penalty if they choose not to play on the day. Committees will be more flexible with permit approvals. These absences will not be considered
    forfeits, and SAC & DAC will decide on the best outcome for each match on a
    case by case basis.
  • Any player who is feeling unwell MUST NOT attend any match.
  • Each venue will have only 1 match, except Anembo Park, where the 3 matches will be spread out. See the Prelim Summary attached. Based on this, there will be no more than 16 players at any one match.
  • Clubs are NOT to open their clubrooms or provide any facilities except toilets.
  • Players to provide their own food, drinks, seating etc
  • Players to avoid handshakes and use other ways to congratulate opponents and to keep appropriate “social distance” at all times.
  • Due to the lack of availability, players to bring their own hand sanitiser and other
    hand cleaning products to use before and after the match
  • Only those people essential to the playing of the match should attend – this may be
    difficult in finals, but please encourage excess spectators to stay away.
  • Practise common sense personal hygiene – cover mouth when coughing, sneezing etc, frequent hand washing. If feeling unwell leave the match immediately.

JUNIOR FINALS

After feedback from Clubs, the JAC has decided to onclude the Junior HTA Tennis Finals this weekend. Friday night teams will play their Grand Finals as scheduled. Saturday Finals will be played by the 2 Teams who finished 1 and 2 at the end of the minor round.  See Match Centre for details.

The same safeguards and requirements as listed above also apply to Junior matches. Additional information has been provided to clubs for Court Supervisors to read to the players and spectators prior to the finals.  The situation with Covid-19 is  changing every day and we thank you for your understanding with the measures we have taken to complete the 2019/20 season.

HTA Management Committee

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Reminder: Medal/Plaque Pick up Mt Bkr TC Thursday 5pm-7pm

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Mar 182020
 

This is a reminder the following hosting clubs of Junior finals this week must pick up Plaques/Medals from Mt Barker TC Thursday night from 5pm-7pm:

Stirling, Piccadilly, Littlehampton, Aldgate, Onkaparinga, Echunga, Mt Barker and Crafers.

Regards

JAC

 Posted by at 08:54

HTA Tennis

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Mar 162020
 
The HTA Management Committee is monitoring the current covid-19 situation with regards to how to proceed with its competitions over the coming weeks. Please check back later this week for further updates.

Management Committee
 Posted by at 22:15

Senior matches will go ahead 14 March

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Mar 142020
 

As you may be aware, correspondence came out from Tennis Australia/SA overnight regarding the postponment of tournaments and competitions within their jurisdiction arising from the covid-19 outbreak. Given this late correspondence, the Junior Activities Committee had virtually no time to make a decision about their matches today, and so have postponed junior matches for today.

The Senior and Doubles Activities Committees have had more time to decide on our position and how to proceed. We have consulted with all club presidents and have decided to go ahead with today’s senior finals matches for the following reasons:

  • The current advice from the World Health Organisation and State and Federal governments is that gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled. Our Hills Senior finals would have gatherings of 50 people maximum.
  • Tennis is a non-contact sport with minimal physical interaction. Players may, as a precaution, choose to avoid shaking hands at the end of a match and to perhaps use personal hand sanitisers for further protection if they wish.
The situation will continue to be monitored by the HTA, and we will advise later next week what course will be followed in the future.
Senior and Doubles Activities Committees

 Posted by at 10:07

Junior Winter Tennis!

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Mar 112020
 

I hope you’ve been enjoying the summer season. Junior Winter Tennis will again be played in the Southern Districts Tennis Association competition, with Hills players playing for Hills Tennis Association, rather than their own club. Teams are made up of players from various clubs, with home games traditionally being at Anembo Park and away games in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. 

Players must be 17 and under as at 30/9/2020. We endeavor to have 5 players in each team to cover illness etc but this depends on numbers.

Registrations are online via the form below and are open now and close 26th March.

https://www.trybooking.com/BIVJX


Important dates:

  • Start of season – Saturday 2nd May
  • Byes – Sat 11th July and 18th July 
  • Last minor round – Sat 15th August
  • 3 Weeks Finals – Sat 22nd, 29th August and 5th September
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