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 Please include teams name, division played and whether winner or runner up,


Congratulations to all for 2020/21



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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,




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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 –

o   Littlehampton – Jo Casey –

o   Onkaparinga – Ted Knight –


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 –



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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 –


  • 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. 


  • 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

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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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. 

 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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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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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 – or head to this page –

(note – the age requirement is a guide only and players under 25 can attend)

Jo Casey, HTA President

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Lower Murray Grass Senior Championships – Nov 22 and 29

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Nov 012020

Lower Murray Grass Senior Championships – Sunday Nov 22 and 29

One of the great things to come out of this year is that Tennis Assocs in SA are keen to get more inter-association events (and rivalry!) happening.

In the past this tournament has been a closed tournament to Murray Bridge Associations only, but in the interests of building friendly inter-Association rivalry and relationships, they have opened it up to Hills and Great Southern Tennis Associations this year. We have not had a HTA Senior Tournament for many years now, so this is an opportunity to get out there, have some fun and show off your mad skills!

The tournament will be run over 2 Sundays (22 and 29 Nov), on grass, with various events on offer –

  • Men’s singles – A grade, B grade and veterans
  • Men’s Doubles – Championship, handicap and 40+ (combined age of 100+)
  • Women’s singles – Championship and veterans
  • Women’s Doubles – Championship, handicap and 40+ (combined age of 90+)
  • Mixed Doubles – Championship, handicap and 40+ (combined age of 95+)

Play will run from approx. 9.00 am to 5.00pm. The cost to play is an amazing $20 for up to 3 events played per player!!

The weather is steadily improving, so why not grab a buddy, and sign up for what looks like a fabulous event? Entry form is attached to this post – further details there.

Get involved!!

Jo Casey, HTA President


League Manager down

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Nov 012020

League Manager is currently down and has been all day. Don’t stress if you don’t get your scores entered on time, there will be no fines this weekend. Please enter scores when you see LM is back up and running. Thanks.


Jo Casey, HTA President




News Update

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Sep 282020

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Covid-safe plan

As you would know, all clubs must have a covid-safe plan in place before any tennis can be played at that venue. These covid-safe plans are quite simple and quick to complete, and need to be submitted to both Tennis SA and the HTA.  Here is the link to the website where you can create your plan:


Please note – no matches will be permitted to be played at your venue unless your club does has a covid-safe plan in place. If the HTA/Tennis SA have not received your covid plan before Wednesday 8th October, any matches (Jnr/Snr/Night/midweek) due to be held at your venue will be rescheduled to another venue and your club will be responsible for paying court hire to that other venue.


Covid marshals

Each club is required to have a covid marshal on site at every official tennis match or activity, including coaching. More information about this role can be found here – , and the quick and easy training can be done here –


Covid marshals need to be easily identified – how you do this is totally up to your club, but some ideas include using a high-viz vest (hung on the netpost if the marshal is a player), badges, stickers and posters to indicate who the marshal is on that day.


IT IS EACH CLUB’S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that a covid marshal is present at all tennis activities at the club. From the HTA’s perspective, the only exception would be a night tennis match with only 10 people in attendance – this would be deemed to be a time of “low patronage” and would not require a marshal.


Please contact Tennis SA if you need any further information regarding your covid-safe plan or the implementing of your covid marshals at your sites.


Jo Casey, HTA President


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Last chance for racquet draw!

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Sep 262020

We’ve had some fabulous entries so far for our competition to win some great Dunlop racquets/bags/balls before the start of the new season. Any club member may enter, and you have until Wednesday 30th September to get your entries in!


Remember – we want to hear what you love most about playing tennis in the Adelaide Hills. Don’t forget to tell us your name and your home club.




The start of the new tennis season is not far away. Get excited!!


Jo Casey, HTA President



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It’s Competition Time!

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Sep 192020

Through its Dunlop sponsorship deal, the HTA would love to give away:

·       3 x Dunlop Force 98 Tour Racquets (with racquet cover) – full size racquets with 4½ inch grip; and

·       3 x Dunlop racquet bags, with a tin of balls

To go into the draw to win, send an email to President Jo Casey ( with the following details:

Ø your name

Ø your HTA club

Ø what you love most about playing tennis in the Adelaide Hills!

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Murray Bridge Lawn Tournament – mixed teams wanted!

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Sep 112020

In the lead up to the start of the Summer Tennis season, the Murray Bridge Lawn Tournament are looking for doubles pairs (or up to 4 players in the team) to participate in their fun and friendly mixed tournament which will be held over two Sundays – Sept 20 and 27. Each match will involve 1 x doubles to 9 and 2 x singles to 6 – played by any combination of your 2-4 team members.


If you are interested in joining this tournament, find a buddy or two and GET INVOLVED!! Contact Anthony – for details.


Jo Casey, HTA President

Tennis Carnival October long weekend for 35+

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Sep 112020

Here’s a fun way to ease into the tennis season for our members who are 35+. As a means of helping shed the gloom of COVID and winter and as preparation for summer tennis, Tennis Seniors SA are conducting a fun carnival on 3 and 4 October for 35yo+. We’d love to see a strong HTA representation at this carnival tournament. It’s doubles only, with single gender doubles being played on the Saturday and mixed on the Sunday. A promo flyer is attached.


So if you’re not doing anything on the long weekend, add this to your “to do” list! Contact Max Foran at Tennis Seniors SA for more info – 0409 096 017,


Jo Casey, HTA President

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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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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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Upcoming AGM/Senior/Junior Conference

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Jul 172020

Hi there HTA Family!


It’s been an interesting few months (to say the least!). Thankfully though (fingers crossed), we are able to look at getting the 20-21 HTA Summer Season up and running again.


Our AGM had to be delayed because of the covid situation and will now be combined with the Senior/Junior Conference. This meeting will be held on Monday 10th August at The Old Mill in Hahndorf. It will be 7.15 for a prompt 7.30 start.  Clubs are required to send 2 representatives to this important meeting, where essential information regarding the new season will be discussed and distributed.


Clubs will be required to update all contact information. Please ensure any trophies/shields from the 19-20 season are returned on the night. The Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date. See you all then!

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Winter Tennis Opportunities

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May 192020

Junior Winter Tennis


Hills Tennis participates as one club in the SDTA Winter Tennis Competition which is commencing on the 13th of June. Players can nominate via:


Competition Info


2020 Junior Key Dates

  • Online nominations open, Wed 13 May
  • Online nominations close, Sun 31 May
  • Start of season, Sat 13 June
  • Byes on Sat 11 and Sat 18
  • End of regular season, Sat 22 August
  • Finals two week series, Sat 29 August and Sat 5 September


2020 Orange Ball Key Dates

  • 3 player teams
  • Online nominations open, Wed 13 May
  • Online nominations close, Sun 31 May
  • Start of season, Sat 13 June
  • End of Season, Sat 5 September
  • No Finals
  • Matches played using a home and away fixture
  • Matches are played from 10:45am


Tennis SA Winter Pennant (Seniors)


In recent years Littlehampton and Stirling have submitted teams into Winter Pennant. This competition has divisions for Traditional Competition (Doubles/Singles, 2 set and super tiebreaks for each match), as well as Doubles Only Competition. If your players are interested in entering, either for your own club if you are able to host, or by joining a club for winter who still have Tennis courts in operation, the information from Tennis SA is below.


To my knowledge Littlehampton are pretty much sorted for the season, Stirling are still accepting registrations and forming teams. You can register your interest via:


Hills Fleurieu Foundation Cup


As we are soon to be able to gather in higher numbers, Adam Fonfe and I have decided on a June 14th Trial Date. We plan for this to be held at Anembo Park. Times TBA depending on numbers to sort out spacings to abide by restrictions.


Your players can sign up to trial for 10s, 13s, 15s or 17s via




Bill Walter

Hills Tennis Junior Development Manager

Stirling Tennis Club – Head Coach

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