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!
NewsComments Off on Register for the 2021 Adelaide Oct Tennis30+ Fun Event – closes this Sat 25/9
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
NewsComments Off on Junior Senior Conference – online meeting Monday 26 July
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.
NewsComments Off on Junior & Senior Conference – Thursday 22 July 2021
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.
Jo Casey, HTA President
PS – What do you call a girl standing in the middle of a tennis court?? (Scroll down to find out……)
NewsComments Off on TSSA Monday night comp for 30+
Tennis Seniors of SA’s Mixed Doubles comp begins on Monday nights, from 3rd May and we’d like to see some HTA representation and involvement there! This is a social yet competitive league where teams of 2 men and 2 women play against each other.
TSSA have 18 well-hidden synthetic courts on Greenhill Road in the city. Play commences at around 7.45 and concludes around 9.30.
We already have a couple of Hills players getting involved this season, and it would be great to see a few more. For more information, contact HTA President Jo Casey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nominations close Fri 23rd April. You can nominate as a team or get in touch with TSSA to be placed in a team as an individual.
If you’re aged 30+, there are currently a number of comps you could get involved in at TSSA: Mon nights – Mixed Doubles Div 1 & 2 Tues nights – Women’s Open Doubles Wed nights – Men’s Div 1 Doubles Thurs nights – Men’s Div 2, B1 & B2 Doubles
More information on the various competitions available at TSSA can be found here.
NewsComments Off on Hills Tennis Association – AGM
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!
NewsComments Off on Junior Grand Finals & Medals/Pennant pick up!
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
NewsComments Off on Murray Bridge Lawn Tournament – come and join the fun!
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.
NewsComments Off on Last chance to make Saturday team changes
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.
NewsComments Off on Reminder – Fun Tennis Seniors 35+ Event in January
A reminder that registrations for this fabulous event close on Monday 18th January. If you’re over 35 and keen for a fun, social, competitive hit of tennis, sign up with the other Hills players that have already nominated!!
NewsComments Off on URGENT – Senior Men needed for Country Carnival team
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. email@example.com