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

 Posted by at 11:17

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

pdf icon COVID-19-Community-Tennis-Guidelines-for-Continued-Play-1.pdf
doc icon HTA-Prelim-Finals-1920.docx

 Posted by at 21:14

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
 Posted by at 21:34

Senior Finals next weekend

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Mar 062020
 
Senior Finals – next weekend!
Order of merit lists are out for Traditional Senior Teams – make sure you get your Div’s copy from your senior coordinator and keep it in your folder so that you can check that your team (as well as the others in your division) play the correct people in the correct order.
Remember – home teams still need to provide that wonderful afternoon tea that we are famous for, as well as balls for the match.
All the best of luck for next weekend!
Check out the finals summary document.
Senior Activities Committee
 Posted by at 22:01