Friday Night Green Ball and Orange Ball cancelled due to hot weather

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Feb 082018

The matches scheduled for Friday 9 February 2018 for Friday Night Green Ball and Orange Ball have been cancelled due to the forecast temperature of 38 degrees for Mt Barker on this day.

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Entering Forfeited Match Results

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Feb 052018

There have been a few errors in the entering of forfeits this season, so here’s the lowdown on how to get it right. If you are responsible for entering any team match results for your club (Juniors or Seniors), please read the info below.


Entering Forfeits in Match Centre

When the whole team forfeits the match:

At top of scorecard – the red box which says Mark Not Played/Incomplete – click it and then choose appropriate option – home or away forfeited. Don’t forget to save.


When Individual rubbers are forfeited:

At the top of each rubber there is a box that says Correct Score. Click it and choose correct option – forfeited, retired (eg for injury) or incomplete (eg for rain etc). Don’t forget to save.


Entering Forfeits in League Manager

When the whole team forfeits the match:

When viewing the scorecard – click the 3 dots on the right hand side near top of screen.

Choose Mark this match as not played/completed – click grey box under match title and choose reason – home or away forfeited. Scroll down to bottom and save.


When Individual rubbers are forfeited:

Click the three dots to the right of each rubber. Choose appropriate option – home/away forfeited or retired (eg injury). Don’t forget to save.


All players receiving a forfeit still need to have their names entered on the scoresheet, as this will still count as a match in order to qualify for finals.

All players giving a forfeit must not have their names added to the scoresheet, as this does not count as an eligible match to qualify for finals. The player should be left as Unspecified player.


Jo Casey (SAC) and Chris Geue (Results Recording)




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HTA Night Tennis – Summer 2018 nominations

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Dec 042017

Dear all,


With the spring season drawing towards a close its time to get organized for summer (yes I know it doesn’t look much like summer out there at the moment!)


The Summer season will run on Tuesday and Wednesday nights – the details for the seasons are attached again along with a blank nomination form. Games are currently scheduled to kickoff again 9/10 Jan (but for 4 team divisions starting a week later ie 16/17 Jan).


Please email nominations to by Friday 15 December 2017.


To assist programming and grading, teams are asked if they are prepared to play on the alternative night to their preferred night.


Information about night tennis and a nomination form are attached


If any teams or clubs have “spare” players or not enough players to make a full team, please let us know and we may be able form a composite team


Meantime best wishes to all for the close of the Spring season, and also for the rapidly approaching end of year break.


Best regards, Rob



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Star-studded field revealed for World Tennis Challenge.

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Nov 232017


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Star-studded field revealed for World Tennis Challenge

A star-studded field including two former world No.1 singles players, four former top 10 ranked singles players and four former world No.1 doubles players have been confirmed for the 10th edition of the World Tennis Challenge.

Adelaide’s very own Thanasi Kokkinakis is set to make his homecoming for the World Tennis Challenge from 8 to 10 January 2018 at Memorial Drive.

Kokkinakis will headline Team Australia alongside Mark Philippoussis (Vic), John Peers (Vic) and honourary Aussie Henri Kontinen (FIN).

The full World Tennis Challenge 2018 field consists of:

Andre Agassi (USA)
Frances Tiafoe (USA)
Bob Bryan (USA)
Mike Bryan (USA)

Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)
Mark Philippousiss (AUS)
John Peers (AUS)
Henri Kontinen (FIN)

Gael Monfils (FRA)
Mats Wilander (SWE)
Jamie Murray (GBR)
Bruno Soares (BRA)

Click here to see the full schedule of play.

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Tennis SA’s Country Carnival – great fun event for Seniors t oo!

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Nov 112017

The Country Carnival is held in early January and all HTA players are invited to get a team together and enter. It is a relaxed competition where Country Associations field teams who come together to play against each other in either a Men’s Only Trad, Women’s Only Trad or Mixed Doubles Competition (as well as the Junior Boys and Girls Competitions).


Country Carnival runs from Sat 6th to Tues 9th January for teams, plus the option to nominate for the individual event on Wednesday 10th January (doubles and/or singles). This year the event will be held at Kensington Gardens Tennis Club, while the Tennis SA Centre is being redeveloped.

If you wish to enter a senior team, please email player names to Ian Barry at NO LATER THAN Sunday 10th December.


Junior team nominations as per the previous post.


Basic fact sheet attached.




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Junior Country Carnival 2017/18 **REGISTER NOW**

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Nov 112017

Country Carnival 2017/18 – Kensington Gardens


The 2018 Country Carnival will be held from Saturday 6th to Tuesday the 9th of January.

Due to the Redevelopment of Memorial Drive the event will be held at Kensington Gardens TC (cnr Parade/East Tce Kensington).

Juniors team event, age groups 10, 12, 14 and 16 and Under. This age is at the 31st January 2018.

There will be no trials this year.

Registrations are NOW OPEN.

Please register using the online form HERE.

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Senior Saturday Matters

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Nov 102017

Hi Everyone!


The SAC hopes that you and your team have had a great start to the season. A couple of reminders regarding seniors results entry:


Firstly, we’d like to congratulate all of those people involved in scores entry on the wonderful job they have done to date – there have been very few issues and only a couple of reminders sent. Penalties will apply from next week onwards, so make sure your scores entry people are on the ball!


Match Result Deadline

All matches must be entered on the system (either via Match Centre or League Manager) by 6.00pm Sunday evening following the match. The first 4 weeks were an “easing in” period and from now on, clubs will be fined $20 per match not entered on the system by the deadline. It is vital that results reach the system in time – this allows The Courier Newspaper to access our results and also sets up the timeline for confirmation of results so that everything is finalised by the following week.


Player names entry

All player names must appear for each match. The only exception would be where a player/team forfeits one or more rubbers – the names of players for the club which is initiating the forfeit do not need to appear, but the names of those players RECEIVING the forfeit should still be entered into the system. As of next week a 2 point premiership deduction will occur for Senior matches where a player name has been left unspecified AND where the club has not contacted the SAC if they are experiencing issues with the system/entry. We are not keen to take premiership points away, but need clubs and results enterers to appreciate the importance of getting all player names entered into the system. If there are any issues in entering player names, please contact the SAC and we will assist.


Doubles – Div 2 (8 player teams)

Gender requirement

The SAC would like to clarify the gender requirement for the 8 player teams in Div 2. There are 32 player positions in an 8 player doubles team (16 sets)  At least 12 player positions throughout the day must be filled by male players and at least 12 player positions must be filled by female players. This equates to the minimum of 3 men and 3 women required, as per our rule changes this season. The remaining 8 player positions can be played by either gender.


Order of merit

Please keep an eye on player statistics – particularly your higher level female players. It may be appropriate to change your order of merit to reflect ability, rather than gender, if a female player has high stats and is playing below a male player with lowish stats.


Please keep sending the SAC your feedback – we love hearing about what’s working well and potential areas for improvement! Enjoy your 6 matches leading up to Christmas.


Jo Casey and the SAC

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Has your club affiliated with Tennis SA? Deadline was 31 October!

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Nov 062017

All HTA Clubs should be affiliated with Tennis SA by 31st October each year. If you are a club official can you please check that you have completed the affiliation process for this season? This is important for player insurance purposes, to keep abreast of all tennis-related matters and to allow for Tennis SA backing if you are ever applying for grants or funding.


HTA Management Committee

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Doubles and Order of Merit

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Oct 202017

Juniors and Traditional Senior Players – Just a reminder to make sure that your highest ranked player in the team’s order of merit MUST play in the top double. If that player (for whatever reason) does not play singles on the day, they must still play in the top double, as per Rule 10.2, because they are the strongest player in the team. If you don’t do this, the bottom double where that player played will be forfeited.



 Posted by at 11:06

Looking for a game of tennis?

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Sep 302017

The summer season is about to start!

We currently have 3 divisions of women’s traditional teams ready to roll. We are looking for interested females (young or old!) to join together with others to form a Div 3 Women’s team to fill the BYE that currently exists in that division. We do have a number of interested players, but just need 1 or 2 more to make a viable team. If you are female and are interested in playing tennis at a lower level (no pressure!) – maybe to get back into it after a few years break, or maybe you know a junior player who would like to play seniors in the afternoon, please let Jo Casey know (details below).

Don’t want to play singles? That’s fine! We also have a club looking for doubles-only players (either men or women) to fill their team. This would be for the Division 2 Doubles competition (this is the lowest division) and again, there would be no great expectations of pressure – we just love having people on the court!

Please contact Jo Casey at the Senior Activities Committee via email – or phone 0417 867 105.

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Gold Junior Tournament – nominations close Monday!

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Sep 232017

The annual Littlehampton Junior ranking points tournament is being held from Monday 9th October to Friday 13th October at Anembo Park.

Registrations are now open and close at 11.59pm this Monday 25th September. It is a Gold level tournament and  there will be 18’s and under, 16’s and under, 14’s and under, 12’s and under and 10’s and under in both boys and girls singles and doubles events. 

This will be a great opportunity to get some competition practice in before our season starts.

To register go to Tennis Australia and search for tournaments or login with your tennis account and go to the tournaments tab.
Contact Sue Hutson 0421 705 302 or Ann Langman 0431 482 035 for further information.



 Posted by at 11:42

Tennis SA staffing changes

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Sep 212017

Hi Presidents and Secretaries,


I am pleased to inform that I am your new Participation Leader and I will be your first point of call for any matter relating to our programs and services.


I would also like to take opportunity to inform that Tennis SA welcomes our latest staff member to the Participation Team, Matthew Fitzgerald, who will be leading the Participation Team as the Participation Manager. At the same time, the Participation Team has also done a review on the PLs’ regions and has re-allocated the respective PL’s regions.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone 0466 572 424 or by email (, and I look forward to meeting you and your committee.


Thank you and have a great week ahead.


Best regards,


FYI, the Participation Team is:

·       Matthew Fitzgerald (Participation Manager) – SDTA, GDTA and Fleurieu Peninsula Region

·       Anne-Marie Handke – WDTA, NETA, Mid North, Barossa and Riverland Regions

·       MT Smith – EDTA, Eyre Peninsula, Upper North and Yorke Peninsula Regions

·       Egon Loh – Lawn Clubs and Tennis Seniors, Hills, Murraylands and South East Region



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Farewell MT – Tennis SA staffing changes

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Sep 212017

Hello everyone


To all of the clubs and Associations I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with since I started at Tennis SA, this is farewell.  Staffing changes within Tennis SA has seen me moved to look after the Yorke Peninsula, Northern and West Coast region.


I have really enjoyed being a part of your tennis world and I thank you for the confidence you have shown in me as your Participation Leader.


Egon Loh will now be your go to man for all things tennis.  As a work colleague Egon has been fantastic in helping me learn my role as he has a wealth of knowledge in the participation space, particularly inclusion and diversity.  I’m sure you will find him very approachable and easy to work with.


Egon’s contact details are: or 0466 572 424


I hope you all enjoy a successful coming summer season both on and off the court.


I’m sure I’ll continue to see many of you around the traps






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‘My Sporting Journey – A Tennis Participant and Athlete Questionnaire’

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Sep 202017


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Hi There,

With the intent of making Tennis in Australia the best it can be, we need your feedback!

Tennis Australia (TA) is working with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to investigate the factors that contribute to, or inhibit progression of an athlete along the sporting pathway to success.

This is one of the first comprehensive investigations from an athlete perspective to identify the key breakthroughs, challenges, barriers and accelerants to the athlete development pathway. Therefore, we are seeking your input into a range of matters regarding what your experiences have been throughout your sporting journey.

TA will utilise these collective insights to shape the future of tennis in Australia – from grassroots and recreation, through to elite performance, with the aim to provide better, evidence-based programs and services at every level.

On behalf of TA and the AIS, we are inviting athletes to have their say in the ‘My Sporting Journey – A Tennis Participant and Athlete Questionnaire’.

You are eligible to complete this questionnaire if:

  • You have or are currently competing in tennis, or have done so in the last 10 years; and
  • You have or are competing at any level of organised tennis from club, state, national or international.

The questionnaire takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. The questionnaire is open for 3 weeks mid-September through to early October and all responses will be auto-saved as you go, so you can return to the questionnaire as many times as you need within that period to complete it.

Please ensure that when prompted within the questionnaire, you select the option of individual sport.

Please note that we recommend the questionnaire to be completed on an iPad, PC or Mac computer

You have the option to include your name and personal details. Please be assured that all names and information provided will remain confidential and the data provided to TA is de-identified, so you can respond openly and honestly. If you do include your personal details, as an appreciation of your time, you will go into the draw to win a $500 EFTPOS voucher or one of three $100 EFTPOS vouchers, but your responses within the questionnaire will not be linked to your personal details.

Please note if you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian is required to print and complete the consent form contained in the questionnaire, and either post it or scan and email it back to the address or email address provided in the questionnaire.

If you have any questions about the questionnaire please contact

Please assist TA in our endeavours to continue to strengthen our great sport for the future!

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HTA Balls – Your Club’s Balls Are Ready For Collection

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Sep 192017

Dear Clubs,

Thank you for your Club’s ball order – your balls are now ready for collection.

The HTA has an agreement with Slazenger and we buy in bulk for the Association but we pass the balls on to your Club entirely at cost. The idea behind this is that all HTA Clubs benefit from the lowest bulk pricing possible for their balls. Thanks to Slazenger and to Bruce Tucker from Tucker Tennis (SA distributor).

This season we are trialing a new and hopefully more administratively efficient ball distribution process, as follows:

To collect your Club’s balls over the next 14 days or so, please:

  1. Phone Bruce Tucker at Tucker Tennis (08) 8358 0093 and make a time for collection. Bruce has particularly asked that Clubs phone him prior to collection please.
  2. Collect your order from Tucker Tennis at 471 Brighton Rd, Brighton, SA 5048
  3. If for some reason your Club is not able to collect your order from Tuckers or this new collection process does not work for your Club for some reason, please discuss your courier needs with either Bruce or the HTA and we may be able to assist you to make other delivery arrangements.


If your Club finds that it needs a few extra tins of additional balls throughout the season, please feel free to contact Tuckers directly to order and pay for any ‘top up’ orders you may require and these balls will be supplied at the same discount price as your primary order. For Clubs who may be GST registered, if you want a Tax Invoice, please obtain this from Bruce at the time of collection.

All the best for the coming season.

 Posted by at 11:23

Sign up to Match Centre now!

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Sep 172017

Hi players, parents and interested onlookers!

If you haven’t already got a login for Match Centre, now is the perfect time to do it! The Summer season begins in about a month, so get yourself signed up and ready to go.

Access to the website will give you all up-to-date match fixtures, venues, results, ladders and statistics.

Senior players especially will need a login this season as no printed programs or scoresheets will be provided by the HTA – all match information will be accessed via

If you’re a newbie to this, we’ve created a simple “How To” document to get you started.

Check it out and get yourself on the system!


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HTA Night Tennis – Spring 2017 nominations

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Sep 132017

Dear Clubs,


RE: HTA Night Tennis Spring Team Nominations



Spring’s changeable weather is now upon us: and mid week night tennis isn’t far behind.


The Spring season of night tennis will again be run on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and we propose to kick off on Tuesday 3 October and Wednesday 4 October.


Nominations are to be emailed to by Friday 15 September 2017.


Nominations are being called for Mixed teams of 2 men and 2 women, but as usual we are flexible on composition (especially during the season if players are unavailable and teams need to mix up the gender composition).


To assist programming and grading, teams are asked if they are prepared to play on the alternative night to their preferred night.


Information about 17/18 night tennis and a nomination form are attached. I will also get this up on HTA website. 


If any teams or clubs have “spare” players or not enough players to make a full team, please let us know and we may be able form a composite team.



Best Regards, Rob




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Senior Team Nominations Close this Sunday

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Sep 112017

Hi all you Senior Players!


Did you know that team nominations for the HTA Senior Summer Saturday comps close this Sunday? Are you keen to play the Traditional or Doubles Only Comp? Have you let your club know of your intentions for this season?


Teams need to be entered by Senior Coordinators (ie not individual players) into League Manager by 5.00pm this Sunday. Please contact the Senior Activities Committee ( if you have any queries.



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Sep 072017

Good Morning,


Latest HTA MC Meeting Minutes are now available for viewing.


Thank you


Tracy Goodwin

0438 877 771

HTA Secretary

Minute Recorder


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