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Senior Leagues Now Published!

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Oct 062021
 

Hi everyone. Thanks for your patience in waiting for the senior leagues’ fixtures to come out. They should now be visible in Match Centre.

 

PLEASE NOTE – there will likely be some venue changes/adjustments taking place over the next week or so, but we thought it would be best to get the leagues visible to players as a priority.

 

Jo Casey, President

 

 

 

 

Delay in Senior Program

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Oct 052021
 

Hi Everyone!

 

Just wanting to let you know that there’s a bit of a “technical glitch” 😊 happening in League Manager at present and I’m working as hard as I can to get the Senior Traditional and Doubles teams up and running in the next couple of days. Thanks for being patient!

 

Jo Casey, President

 

 

 

 Posted by at 09:36

Register for the 2021 Adelaide Oct Tennis30+ Fun Event – closes this Sat 25/9

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Sep 192021
 

HTA Members and friends over 30 – see below regarding info about Tennis Seniors SA’s fabulous carnival of doubles tennis set to be held over the long weekend.

 

A few Hills players went last year and have raved about how much fun and great tennis they had. You register as an individual, but can make requests as to who goes in your “pool”.

 

Talk to Jo Casey if you need further info –  we’d love to see a great HTA representation at this exciting event.

 

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

 

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Hi Jo,

Participants in last year’s inaugral event overwhelmingly provided positive feedback indicating that they enjoyed this fun event playing with and against players grouped together of a similar skill level, that included skilled, intermediate, and beginner groupings.

We would love to again host contingents of players from the country and our Adelaide Hills colleagues.

Those of you who recently played in the Berri Carnival why not come along and re-connect with others!

Register now for the 2021 Adelaide Oct. (2-3) tennis30+ Fun Event and most importantly this event is open to non-TSSA Members.

A Registration Form is attched to this email or you can download a < Registration Form – Word version >. Fill in the form and lodge it with Karen AHRENS | 0410 315 220 | ahrens@wizzbangmagic.com | by this Saturday 25 Sept. 2021.

Look forward to seeing you out there!

Tennis Seniors South Australia

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 Posted by at 13:38

Balls ready for collection!!

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Sep 162021
 
Hi Everyone!

Bruce Tucker has informed us that the balls for the season are now ready for collection. Please park out the front for easy loading. Please note – the shop will not be open next Mon-Tues 20-21 Sept.
Any clubs who have not paid up – PLEASE DO SO BEFORE COLLECTING!!
Jo Casey, HTA President
 Posted by at 20:44

Midweek Tennis 2021-2022

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Sep 112021
 

If you are looking to play a ‘very social’ competition, played on Tuesday mornings, School Term 4 (Oct – Dec 2021) and Term 1 (Feb – April 2022), the Hills Tennis Association would love to hear from you.

Matches are played on a home and away basis and all players, play 4 sets of doubles tennis.  Matches start at 9.15am and usually finish around noon.

The midweek season finishes before Easter.  Although the tennis is competitive, it is very sociable and no finals are played.

A nomination form and information regarding the competition are attached, if you wish to enter a team.

For further information please contact Robyn Starcic by 3rd October 2021 by phoning 0439 387 101 or by email midweek@hta.asn.com

 

 Posted by at 16:49

HTA Night Tennis

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Sep 052021
 

Calling all Night Tennis enthusiasts!!

 

Information regarding the HTA’s 21/22 Night Tennis season can be found attached to this post.

 

Night Tennis will be played in two seasons:

  • Spring – early October to early December
  • Summer – early January to late March

 

Please note that Spring nominations close on the 15th September.

 

Please email night.tennis@hta.asn.au if you have any further queries and Margy or Marcel will help you out!

 

 

 

 Posted by at 22:07

Important Due Dates Coming Up

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Aug 232021
 
Hello HTA Community!

Just a couple of reminders about important dates that are coming up soon:
  • All bulk club ball orders are due this Friday 27th August. Please use the official order form and send to the Treasurer with payment. This will be your only opportunity to access the bulk purchase price.
  • Senior Nominations will open this Saturday and will remain open until 14th Sept. Senior Coordinators are to submit teams via League Manager and send their nomination forms to the relevant committee. Trad Forms here – to Jo Casey. Doubles Forms here – to Marg Moseley 
  • Junior nominations will be sent out to club junior coordinators and are to be sent back to the JAC by 17th September.
  • Don’t forget to put in for your HTA Improvement Grant – up to $1000 per club matched for a project that will enhance tennis at your venue.
  • The minutes from the Junior/Senior Conference have previously been sent out to key club personnel. If you’d like to read them click here.
Jo Casey, President, HTA
 Posted by at 10:50

Jnr Snr Conference tonight

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Jul 262021
 
Just a quick post to say that if you are attending the Junior Senior Conference online tonight and you haven’t received any information from your club about it, contact your president or secretary.


There is important info that needs to be looked at before the meeting, and the link to join the meeting has also been sent to club personnel.

Jo Casey, President 

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 Posted by at 17:24

Junior Senior Conference – online meeting Monday 26 July

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Jul 202021
 
The Junior/Senior Conference that was scheduled to be held this Thursday at The Old Mill has been rescheduled to an online meeting on Monday 26 July in Microsoft Teams. Clubs are expected to have a Junior and Senior rep attend if possible. The platform is very easy to use and we intend for it to be a stress-free meeting where we can give important info regarding the 21-22 season. The agenda is attached to this post.


Clubs will be emailed the link to join the meeting. We look forward to seeing your club’s reps then.

Jo Casey, HTA President
 Posted by at 22:30

Junior & Senior Conference – Thursday 22 July 2021

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Jul 042021
 

 

 

The annual Junior and Senior Conference for all HTA Clubs will be held at the Old Mill on Thursday 22nd July starting at 7.30pm. All clubs are required to send a Junior and Senior representative (if intending to field teams in those competitions). The agenda will be posted in the coming weeks, but we are asking clubs to think about the following items in particular:

  • Night Tennis – we currently do not have a Night Tennis Coordinator – if there is anyone at your club who would be willing to continue the wonderful tradition of HTA Night Tennis, please get them to contact the Management Committee. It would be a shame for this long standing competition to not continue. This is a fairly straightforward role, requiring very little time input.
  • Junior Activities – we currently do not have a Chairperson to run the Junior Activities Committee. If we are unable to find someone or a couple of people to take on this role, the likelihood is that the running of the competition will be handed over to Tennis SA.

The Management Committee looks forward to seeing your club representative/s at the Conference.

 

Best Regards, 

Jo Casey, HTA President

 

PS – What do you call a girl standing in the middle of a tennis court?? (Scroll down to find out……)

tennis jokes

 

 

 

Annette 

 

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

 Posted by at 20:17

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.

 

 

 

 Posted by at 14:55

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

 Posted by at 16:08

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

 

 

 Posted by at 09:11

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
 Posted by at 16:33

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

 

 

 

 

 Posted by at 22:51

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

 

 

 

 Posted by at 15:33

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

 

 

 Posted by at 10:32

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.

 Posted by at 12:48

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.
 Posted by at 07:44

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

 Posted by at 17:14

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