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);



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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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