TSSA Monday night comp for 30+

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Apr 062021
 

Tennis Seniors of SA’s Mixed Doubles comp begins on Monday nights, from 3rd May and we’d like to see some HTA representation and involvement there! This is a social yet competitive league where teams of 2 men and 2 women play against each other.

TSSA courts located on Greenhill Road

TSSA have 18 well-hidden synthetic courts on Greenhill Road in the city. Play commences at around 7.45 and concludes around 9.30.

We already have a couple of Hills players getting involved this season, and it would be great to see a few more. For more information, contact HTA President Jo Casey (president@hta.asn.au). Nominations close Fri 23rd April. You can nominate as a team or get in touch with TSSA to be placed in a team as an individual.

If you’re aged 30+, there are currently a number of comps you could get involved in at TSSA:
Mon nights – Mixed Doubles Div 1 & 2
Tues nights – Women’s Open Doubles
Wed nights – Men’s Div 1 Doubles
Thurs nights – Men’s Div 2, B1 & B2 Doubles

More information on the various competitions available at TSSA can be found here.

Junior and Senior Grand Final Teams Photos

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Mar 282021
 

Please email both Junior and Senior Tennis Grand Final teams photos to sport@courier.net.au. Please include teams name, division played and whether winner or runner up,

 

Congratulations to all for 2020/21

 

HTA

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Senior Grand Finals this weekend!

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Mar 262021
 

Senior HTA tennis wraps up this weekend with an exciting Grand Finals finish! Come along and support your club.

 

 

 

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Hills Tennis Association – AGM

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Mar 212021
 

It’s that time of year again when we all come together for a chin wag and to discuss the year ahead.

The HTA AGM will be held on Thursday 8th April at 7.15 for a 7.30 start. It will be held at the Old Mill in the Heritage room, and attendees are encouraged to support the Old Mill (who have been very generous to the HTA for many years now) by purchasing a meal and/or drinks on the night. Check the current menu here

 

All current, past and future members, players and friends of the HTA are welcome and encouraged to attend. We extend a special invitation to all HTA life members – we would love to see you there.

 

Each club is required to send at least one delegate. The AGM is usually a fairly short meeting – let’s come together and keep one of the strongest independently-run Associations in the state going!

 

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

 

Junior Grand Finals & Medals/Pennant pick up!

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Mar 162021
 

Congratulations to all junior teams who have made the Grand Final. Please find attached schedule.  The Medals and Pennants must be picked up from Anembo Park between 4.45pm – 6pm this Thursday 18th March for finals hosting clubs. This will be Summertown, Stirling, Crafers, Piccadilly, Littlehampton, Onkaparinga, Lobethal, Woodside and Hahndorf. The best of luck to all teams this weekend,

 

Regards

JAC

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News Update

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Mar 152021
 

 

Tennis SA’s Senior Winter Pennant Competition

If you are interested in playing tennis year-round, Tennis SA’s senior winter comp is a great way to go. It kicks off in early May and runs through to late August. Clubs may nominate whole teams if they wish, or combine with other clubs to form teams.

 

Men’s and Women’s (separate) Traditional Divisions are available, as well as a 4-player Mixed Doubles Comp.

 

If you are keen to play Senior Winter Tennis, you could:

·        Form a team yourself and nominate through your own club, following the instructions on the TSA website

·        Contact one of the HTA Clubs who have previously fielded teams to enquire if they have availability. Last year Stirling, Littlehampton and Onkaparinga clubs fielded teams in the Winter Comp.

o   Stirling – Bill Walter – bwaltertennis@gmail.com

o   Littlehampton – Jo Casey – senior.activities@hta.asn.au

o   Onkaparinga – Ted Knight – onkaspresident@gmail.com

 

2021 Key Dates
  • Online nominations open, Mon 1 March
  • Online nominations close, Tues 6 April
  • Start of season, Sat 1 May
  • Byes on Sat 12 June and 10 July for all competitions
  • End of regular season, Sat 14 August
  • Finals two-week series, Sat 21 August and Sat 28 August
  • All information can be found on the Winter Pennant Website

 

For more information, contact HTA President Jo Casey – president@hta.asn.au

 

 

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News Update

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Mar 152021
 

Southern Districts Junior Winter Pennant 2021

Junior Players intending to play SDTA Winter Pennant for the Hills Tennis Assoc should register using this form – https://www.trybooking.com/BPSXG

KEY DATES

  • Online nominations open, Monday 1 March
  • Online nominations close, Friday 2nd of April
  • Start of season, 1 May
  • Byes, 12 June 10 & 17 July
  • End of regular season Saturday 28 August
  • Finals two-week series, Sat 4 September and Sat 11 September

Players must be aged 17 and under as at 30th September 2021.

 

Matches are 8.30am for higher division teams, 10.45am for lower divisions. Cut off for last season was 8.30 for Boys Divs 1-4, Girls 1-2. Lower divisions were 10.45. This may change depending on overall nominations. 

ORANGE BALL KEY DATES

  • 3 player teams
  • Online nominations open, Mon 1 March
  • Online nominations close, Fri 2nd April
  • Start of season, Sat 1 May
  • Byes, 12 June 10 & 17 July
  • End of Season, Sat 28 August
  • No Finals
  • Matches played using a home and away fixture
  • Matches are played from 10:45am

Teams will be graded on merit, drawing on summer 2020/21 stats. Please be diligent when filling out these sections. Requests for friendship/logistically advantageous groupings will be considered, please indicate in the comments section.

 

All home matches to be played at Anembo Park.

 

Enquiries to bwaltertennis@gmail.com.

Wet Weather Info for Finals

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Mar 112021
 

As there is a reasonable chance of rain this weekend, we want to clarify wet weather arrangements:

 

  • All teams must make every endeavour to complete the match – this includes the rule about waiting a minimum 30 minutes (Juniors) and 60 minutes (Seniors) after the start time of the match before cancelling the match. Cancelling the match should be an absolute last resort.
  • No player can be made to play on a wet court if they are uncomfortable in doing so.

 

In the event that a match is cancelled:

  • Junior matches are to be played at 9.00 am on the Sunday following the match
  • Senior matches can be rescheduled with the agreement of both Captains to a time and venue approved by the relevant Committee, but no later than the Wednesday immediately following the finals match. If teams are unable to agree, the relevant Committee will determine this.
  • All rescheduled matches must play the same players who were listed to play the original match.

 

HTA wishes all teams and players the best for the finals series.

 

Jo Casey (President)

 

Fri Night Junior Matches going ahead

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Feb 192021
 
To all Junior Players and families

Please note that all Friday night matches scheduled for tonight WILL go ahead. Please attend matches as scheduled.
Junior Activities Committee
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Murray Bridge Lawn Tournament – come and join the fun!

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Feb 032021
 

The Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Assoc are hosting a tournament on Sunday 21st and 28th Feb. Please see attached entry form for details. It would be great to have some Hills representation there – you don’t have to be an awesome player to enter! They have single gender singles and doubles, as well as mixed and handicap events.

 

Come along and experience our fabulous game on grass!!

 

Contact Anthony Lapinskas on 0407 183 143 if you need further info.

 

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

 

 

 

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Last chance to make Saturday team changes

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Jan 292021
 

Just a reminder to all clubs that any changes you would like to make to initially nominated Saturday teams need to be made before this Monday. To be considered eligible to play finals, all players need to be nominated (and approved) in a team and have played at least 5 matches during the season. Please sent changes/additions through to the relevant committee.

 

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

 

 

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Reminder – Fun Tennis Seniors 35+ Event in January

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Jan 102021
 

A reminder that registrations for this fabulous event close on Monday 18th January. If you’re over 35 and keen for a fun, social, competitive hit of tennis, sign up with the other Hills players that have already nominated!!

Details in the previous post below.

Calling all bored tennis players 35+!!

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Dec 272020
 

Tennis Seniors Assoc is hosting a Doubles Tennis Event Friday 22nd Jan (evening) and Saturday 23rd Jan (all day). It will be held at their Greenhill Road courts in the city.

It is designed to be a fun, social, yet competitive round robin style tournament, with plenty of socialising to go along with the great tennis!

If you are 35+ and need a “tool” to ease you back into tennis before HTA starts up again on the 30th Jan, why not join in the fun? See this PDF for more info.

Please contact me for more info if you are interested.

Jo Casey, HTA President
president@hta.asn.au

URGENT – Senior Men needed for Country Carnival team

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Dec 192020
 

Hi everyone!

Unfortunately due to Rafa and Rog pulling out, we are looking for 1 or 2 male players to join a team for Country Carnival in January. But here’s the catch  –  we only have until end of day tomorrow to round them up!

 If you are a senior male player and were thinking about joining the fun ….. JUST DO IT!! Please contact Jo Casey ASAP for more info or to sign up. president@hta.asn.au 

 Jo Casey, HTA President

 

 

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Juniors – Love your tennis? Fun, FREE, Represent HTA, Register NOW!!

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Dec 062020
 

The Country Carnival Tennis Event is played from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th January 2021. Registrations remain OPEN.  This a FREE event for all junior players from the Hills Tennis Association. Played at Kensington Lawn TC the event has 2 hour match allocation so you never need to be there all day. Play against other Associations and play on Lawn where it doesn’t hurt as much if you fall over!! It is the best tennis event on offer to country players and has been a tradition for over 50 years in South Australia. Registrations will close 20th December and are on the Hills Tennis Association website.

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Wet Weather Info

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Dec 052020
 

Below is the rule regarding cancellation of matches if the weather is wet. We hope you get through today!

Rule 11.2
Wet Weather – Abandoning Matches

All players are to attend their scheduled match. Supervisors/Captains may agree to abandon a match, provided it is later than half an hour (Juniors and Night Tennis) and one hour (Senior Saturday and Midweek Tennis) after the starting time.

Any team without all players present at match start time or with players leaving a match before the above times shall forfeit those sets and/or the match.

Supervisors/captains should use every endeavour to complete the match. No person can be forced to play on wet or slippery courts.  If Supervisors/captains disagree on abandoning a match, reports in writing, are to be lodged to the relevant Committee within three days of the match. 

Penalty: Forfeiture of sets by team without sufficient players

Tennis is Back!!

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Dec 022020
 
Tennis is back this weekend. Per the new guidelines which went into effect on December 1, all tennis activities can resume immediately. This includes coaching, trainings and competitions. Everyone must adhere to social guidelines and check in at the venue of play Tennis competitions will be played this weekend, 4-5 December.

Please note also Country Carnival dates are January 7-11 and are incorrect on recent post.
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2020 Country Carnival Nominations – Deadline 13th December!

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Nov 282020
 

The Country Carnival has been a tradition for country tennis players for many decades. This year it is being played on the magnificent lawn courts at Kensington Gardens from Thursday 9th January until Sunday 12th of January.

 

Juniors

Nominations are open for any junior player in the HTA in 4 different age groups (10, 12, 14, 16 and under). Teams consist of 4 players per team and represent Hills Tennis Association. The Hills Tennis Association pay for junior nominations, so it is free to play.

JUNIOR PLAYERS REGISTER HERE

 

Seniors

The HTA is accepting nominations of complete teams to compete in the Open Adult Teams Events. 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 or another club and submit your team.

 

Seniors formats are as follows:

Senior Men’s Teams event          1 x Double to 9 games; 1 Single to 6 games per player

Senior Women’s Teams event    1 x Double to 9 games; 1 Single to 6 games per player

Mixed Team’s event                      3 x Doubles to 6 games per player

 

SENIOR TEAMS REGISTER HERE

 

This is a great event, don’t miss out, register now. Nominations close Sunday 13th December 2020.

 

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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