Future of HTA Doubles Meeting – tomorrow night

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Mar 262017
 

Final call for anyone and everyone who is interested in the future of the HTA Doubles Competition to attend the meeting being held tomorrow night – Monday 27th March. Please arrive at The Haus (38A Main Street Hahndorf) from 7.00 pm. Give yourself enough time to order a drink and maybe a bite to eat before settling in for a 7.30pm start. Updated Agendas will be available on the night.

 

Senior Activities Committee

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HTA AGM, Grand Finals & UGLY Parents/Players!

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Mar 212017
 

On behalf of the HTA Management Committee may I congratulate all teams and players (whether you have made this season’s Grand Finals or not) on your contribution to Hills Tennis this 2016/17  season. Well played, we hope you enjoyed the season! Best of luck to all finalists!

Following the finals, the HTA AGM will be held on Monday, April 3rd 7:15pm for 7:30pm start at The Haus, Main St Hahndorf. Two delegates from each Club are constitutionally required to attend please. If you can’t attend, please nominate your proxy who will be attending. Quorum required. Notice of proxies and apologies to secretary ‘at’ hta.asn.au please. Meeting format will be short, sharp and shiny, Agenda to follow, with hopefully an opportunity for all to enjoy, during or afterwards, a coffee, cake or beverage in the care of our hosts at The Haus. The AGM is a great time to meet other Clubs and express both your gratitude and suggestions on Hills Tennis administration. If you would like to be more involved administering Hills Tennis, please make yourself known to someone on the Committee. Fresh ideas and energy are always welcome.

 

** New HTA Treasurer needed this year *** – if you are good with numbers, please consider doing a handover with Sue and assisting the HTA with our accounts. Work load is not immense and has been left in a well organised condition by Life Member Sue Hutson who stepped in to help out last year. If you have accounting or book keeping background that is great but anyone may apply and learn as they go.

 

Finally, it really is a fabulous time of year with a lot of attractive Hills men, women and juniors playing great tennis and having fun  however it is worth a quick note of warning to all participants and spectators, particularly at finals time – there have been recent isolated reports of  ‘UGLY’ parents or ‘UGLY’ player behaviour. It seems that a few people may be getting carried away with finals pressure. Tennis is fun, competitive but it is just a sport so, if you spot an “UGLY” person, please don’t hesitate to stand up on behalf of our Community and the HTA, involve your court supervisor or HTA rep and keep Hills tennis beautiful.  For the great majority ie those seeking to re-inforce good behaviour during the finals, you will have the full support of the HTA with actions that you may take in this regard. Many thanks and best wishes to all.

Best of luck!

 

 Posted by at 13:00

Junior Grand Finals

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Mar 202017
 

 

Congratulations to all the teams who have participated in the Finals series! This weekend will be the Grand Final for Junior tennis – please see the following attachments for the schedule of matches and other finals information. Good Luck to all teams!

doc icon Grand-Finals-Format-2017.docx
xls icon Copy-of-Grand-Final-Saturday-25th-March-2017.xls
doc icon Finals-court-supervisor-guide-2017.doc
doc icon Finals-Format-2017.docx

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Junior Shields, Pennants and Medals for Grand Final Day

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Mar 202017
 

Junior Shields, Pennants and Medals for Grand Final Day are to be collected by the Clubs hosting the Grand Finals from the Aldgate Tennis Club, Kemp Rd, Aldgate this Thursday 23 March 2017 between 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Please contact Virginia Evans (JAC Chairperson) via mobile: 0447 227 411 for further questions. 

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Senior Grand Finals this weekend!

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Mar 202017
 

Saturday, 25th March 2017

All players to bring a plate of afternoon tea

Anembo Park, Littlehampton: 

Traditional Women

Div 1:  Stirling v Summertown              Courts 3 & 4

Div 2:  Uraidla v Lobethal                      Courts 7 & 8

Traditional Men

Div 1:  Stirling Blue v Summertown      Courts 1 & 2

Div 2:  Uraidla v Aldgate Red                 Courts 5 & 6

Div 3:  Littlehampton Blue v                 Courts 11 & 12

                 Littlehampton White

 

** Courts 9 & 10 at this venue will be allocated according to need on the day by the SAC rep in attendance. Please speak with them to negotiate.

                                                 

Mount Barker Rec Centre:

Traditional Women

Div 3:  Hahndorf v Piccadilly                 Courts 4-6

Traditional Men

Div 4:  Hahndorf v Mt Barker                Courts 1-3

 

Onkaparinga Balhannah Oval:

Doubles

Div 1:  Ironbank Cherry Gardens           Courts 1-3

                 v Summertown

Div 2:  Summertown                               Courts 4-6

                 v Littlehampton

 

 Posted by at 13:11

Doubles Meeting – next Monday

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Mar 192017
 

A reminder about the important meeting that is being held next Monday night, 27th March for all interested parties to discuss the future of the HTA Doubles Competition. The HTA strongly encourages ALL current doubles players and any other interested stakeholders to attend this vital meeting. It is imperative that we get as much on-the-night input as possible, so that we can move forward in a positive and meaningful way that will meet the needs of current and future players. There will be a representative from Tennis SA present on the night to assist with our discussions.

 

Please email apologies to senior.activities@hta.asn.au. Proposals or suggestions for discussion points, should also be emailed beforehand to the SAC.

 

Please arrive at the HAUS in Hahndorf from 7.00 pm onwards – order a drink and maybe a bite to eat before settling in for a 7.30pm start.  We look forward to a strong showing of support and commitment from all doubles players.

 

Senior Activities Committee

doc icon Doubles-Meeting-Agenda-Mar-17.docx

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Juniors Prelim Finals Information

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Mar 132017
 

Junior Prelim Finals will be held this Friday night 17 March at 6pm for Green ball and Saturday 18 March at 8.30am for division teams. Please refer to the following documents to assist you and your Club during the Prelim Finals:
 
* 2017 Prelim Finals Schedule
* 2017 Finals Information
* 2017 Court Supervisor role
* 2017 Prelim Finals Structure (in case of inclement weather)
 
 
 
 

doc icon Preliminary-Finals-Format-2017.docx
xls icon Copy-of-Copy-of-Prelim-finals-Saturday-18th-March-2017.xls
doc icon Finals-court-supervisor-guide-2017.docx
doc icon Finals-Info-Juniors-2017.docx

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Doubles Players – March 25th BE THERE!

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Mar 132017
 

Anyone interested in the future of the HTA Doubles Competition is urged to attend the meeting coming up on the 25th March, 7.30pm at the Haus in Hahndorf.

 

We want to get as many of the people who have played Doubles (either current and/or past players) to attend and to have input and to toss around ideas and suggestions about how we can make it better. While emailed suggestions are very much welcomed, emails don’t allow for the two-way on-the-spot conversations that are likely to trigger additional ideas and suggestions. So we are URGING all doubles players to attend this VITAL meeting. Don’t leave it to others alone to decide.

 

Suggestions so far include:

·         Moving to a split gender competition 4 Men or Women in a team. Three sets would be played each week. If possible schedule home matches together.

·         Move the competition to a Friday night – this would provide cooler conditions and would allow players to play both Fri & Sat competitions if they wanted to. May also allow people with Saturday work commitments to play.

·         Move to a 2 Men 2 Women team format

 

All attendees at the meeting will be given an opportunity to express feelings about how this season has gone, and will be encouraged to offer suggestions (no matter how small) on how we can move forward. Your opinion matters! If you don’t attend, then you won’t be able to actively contribute to a solution.

 

This is not an optional meeting – it’s a really important time to demonstrate that doubles players in the Hills want to actively contribute to the future of the competition.

 

Please email your ideas beforehand to senior.activities@hta.asn.au. That way, the SAC can collate suggestions and have them ready to present as starting discussion points at the meeting.

 

Apologies can also be emailed to the above address.

 

Senior Activities Committee

 Posted by at 10:56

Senior Prelim Finals – here we come!!

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Mar 132017
 

Saturday, 18th March 2017

Traditional

Div 1 Women:

Teams

Venue

Summertown V Littlehampton

Stirling

 

Div 2 Women:

Teams

Venue

Lobethal V Littlehampton

Lobethal

 

Div 3 Women:

Teams

Venue

Piccadilly v Onkaparinga

Piccadilly

 

Div 1 Men:

Teams

Venue

Summertown v Stirling White

Stirling

 

Div 2 Men:

Teams

Venue

Aldgate Red V Mt Barker

Aldgate

 

Div 3 Men:

Teams

Venue

Littlehampton Blue v Lobethal

Littlehampton

 

Div 4 Men:

Teams

Venue

Littlehampton V Mt Barker

Littlehampton

 

Doubles

Div 1 Doubles:

Teams

Venue

Summertown v Onkaparinga Blue

Stirling

 

Div 2 Doubles:

Teams

Venue

Littlehampton v Hahndorf

Littlehampton

 

Senior Preliminary Finals Venues and matchups

Saturday, 18th March 2017

Venue Summary

Venue

Division

Who’s playing

Aldgate

2M

Aldgate Red v Mt Barker

Littlehampton

3M

Littlehampton Blue v Lobethal

 

4M

Littlehampton v Mt Barker

 

2D

Littlehampton v Hahndorf

Lobethal

2W

Lobethal v Littlehampton

Piccadilly

3W

Piccadilly v Onkaparinga

Stirling

1M

Summertown v Stirling White

 

1W

Summertown v Littlehampton

 

1D

Summertown v Onkaparinga Blue

 

 

 

 Posted by at 10:39

For Club Coaches – Tennis in Schools Workshop (A way for Your Club to grow player numbers)

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Mar 102017
 

Dear Clubs

 

TA/TSA have asked that the attached information be passed to each Club and Club Coach.

 

A great way to build your Club player numbers is to have your Club Coach work via these programs with your local Schools to draw in new junior players to your Club, senior players and parents will typically follow their children and in turn help staff your Committee and senior player list.

 

If your Club needs more players or more Committee members or is looking to grow, please consider getting involved.

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pdf icon 2017-TeacherTalk-SA-Adelaide-March-FlyerV2.pdf

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Weather info for finals

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Mar 082017
 

You might be looking at the forecast for the weekend and may be wondering what happens if it’s too wet to play finals. If you’re like me, you’ll be optimistic, and expect to play the whole match unhindered. However ……. if the weather does turn nasty, here’s an overview of what to do:

Rule 9.3 –

·         All players must attend and stay at the match (their sets will be forfeited if they don’t) until it is officially abandoned

·         The match can only be abandoned if both captains/supervisors agree to do so – this must be at least 30 minutes from Junior start times and 60 minutes from Senior start times

·         NO player can be forced to play on a slippery court

·         Captains/supervisors should use every endeavour to complete the match

Rule 5.7 –

·         If abandoned, matches need to be rescheduled – Juniors play at 9am on the Sunday following the match, Seniors can negotiate a suitable time between captains, but no later than the Wednesday following the match. All original team members to play rescheduled match. Previous scores stand.

 

Keep thinking positively!! And GOOD LUCK!

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Junior Semi Finals Information

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Mar 062017
 

 

 

Please find attached the following Juniors Semi Finals Information:

* Fixture for Friday 10th March and Saturday 11th March

* Finals Court Supervisor Guide

* General Finals Information for Juniors

* Finals Format

Results are to be entered online by midnight Saturday and confirmed no later than 6pm Sunday to allow planning for Preliminary Final on Saturday 18 March.

doc icon Finals-Info-Juniors-2017.docx
doc icon Finals-Format-2017.docx
doc icon Finals-court-supervisor-guide-2017.docx
xls icon Copy-of-Semi-finals-Saturday-11th-March-20171.xls
xls icon Copy-of-Semi-finals-Friday-10th-March-2017.xls

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Get Excited – it’s Finals Time!!

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Mar 052017
 

Senior Semi Finals – Saturday 11th March 2017

Traditional

Div 1 women:

Teams

Venue

Stirling v Summertown

Stirling

Littlehampton v Onkaparinga

Littlehampton

 

Div 2 women:

Teams

Venue

Uraidla v Lobethal

Uraidla

Littlehampton v Stirling

Littlehampton

 

Div 3 women:

Teams

Venue

Piccadilly v Hahndorf

Piccadilly

Aldgate v Onkaparinga

Aldgate

 

Div 1 Men:

Teams

Venue

Stirling Blue v Summertown

Stirling

Stirling White v Lobethal

Stirling

 

Div 2 Men:

Teams

Venue

Uraidla v Aldgate Red

Uraidla

Littlehampton Blue v Mt Barker

Littlehampton

 

Div 3 Men:

Teams

Venue

Littlehampton Blue v Littlehampton White

Littlehampton

Onkaparinga v Lobethal

Onkaparinga

 

Div 4 Men:

Teams

Venue

Hahndorf v Littlehampton

Hahndorf

Mt Barker v  Uraidla

Mt Barker


 

Doubles

Div 1 Doubles:

Teams

Venue

Summertown v Ironbank Cherry Gardens

Mount Barker

Onkaparinga Blue v Onkaparinga

Onkaparinga

 

Div 2 Doubles:

Teams

Venue

Littlehampton v Summertown

Littlehampton

Summertown Gold v Hahndorf

Mount Barker

 

 

Venue Summary

Venue

Division

Who’s playing

Aldgate

3W

Aldgate v Onkaparinga

Hahndorf

4M

Hahndorf v Littlehampton

Littlehampton

1W

Littlehampton v Onkaparinga

 

2W

Littlehampton v Stirling

 

2M

Littlehampton Blue v Mt Barker

 

3M

Littlehampton Blue v Littlehampton White

 

2D

Littlehampton v Summertown

Mt Barker

4M

Mt Barker v Uraidla

 

1D

Summertown v Ironbank Cherry Gardens

 

2D

Summertown Gold v Hahndorf

Onkaparinga

3M

Onkaparinga v Lobethal

 

1D

Onkaparinga Blue v Onkaparinga

Piccadilly

3W

Piccadilly v Hahndorf

Stirling

1W

Stirling v Summertown

 

1M

Stirling Blue v Summertown

 

1M

Stirling White v Lobethal

Uraidla

2W

Uraidla v Lobethal

 

2M

Uraidla v Aldgate Red

 

 

 Posted by at 20:08

Senior Finals Order of Merit and Permits Lists out now!!

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Mar 042017
 

Hi there Senior Players!

 

Proposed Senior Order Of Merit and Permits Team Lists for Finals were sent out to Senior Coordinators on Wednesday.

 

If your team is looking like making the finals and your captain hasn’t received the Order of Merit List for your division, get onto your Senior Coordinator now! These lists (once the objection date has passed) will need to be printed out and kept in the front of your team folder for each and every final that your team plays.

 

Senior Activities Committee

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The Future of the Seniors Doubles Comp in in your hands!!

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Mar 032017
 

There will be a meeting on the 27th March at 7.30pm at the Haus to discuss the future of the HTA Doubles Competition.

 

We are looking for input from ALL doubles players and interested parties and would like to see as many of these players attend as possible. Unfortunately Senior Activities Committee does not have a simple solution to declining numbers and the big difference in the standard between teams in the Doubles competition. It is the players who play doubles on a weekly basis who have the most insight into the competition and we’re hoping they (ie YOU!!) may be able to come up with some ideas “outside the box” to try to keep this historically wonderful competition going.

 

Mark the date in your diary now! Email any useful suggestions through beforehand to senior.activities@hillstennis.net.au.

 

You can make a difference – please attend!!

 

Senior Activities Committee

 

 

 Posted by at 19:08

Scores entry early this week!

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Mar 032017
 

Please make sure your match results are entered before midnight Saturday this week to ensure the SAC and JAC have adequate time to prepare finals venue for next week and get them to the Courier in time for publication. MIDNIGHT SATURDAY!! (Unless you want a very early morning phone call Sunday) J

 

HTA Management Committee

 Posted by at 19:05