Tennis Ball Pickup

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Aug 312016


2016/17 Tennis Ball Pick Up


Clubs who ordered tennis balls need to collect them on Saturday 17th September between 10.30am and 11.30am. Pickup only during this hour.

Pickup is from Adelaide Hills Self Storage, 30 Mount Barker Rd, Totness. Entrance is between Maugham Thiem and the Jeep dealership. Come down the long asphalt driveway until you come to a cream gate. Someone will be at the gate to “swipe” you in.


Please pass this information onto your treasurer/property manager/ball coordinator.


Thank you

Sue Hutson

HTA Treasurer


 Posted by at 22:21

Info from the Adelaide Hills Council – ORS Active Club Funding Now Open

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Aug 152016


Good afternoon all,


Just a quick email to let you know that the latest round of the Office for Recreation & Sport’s ‘Active Club’ Funding has just opened.


The application process is really easy… Just some club contact & financial information & a few tick boxes.


This round is for ‘Program & Equipment’ requests, and covers things like:


·       Club Promotion

·       Club Development and Planning / Program

·       Coach / Official Training and Development

·       Equipment for Ground Maintenance (e.g. lawn mowers, line markers, grounds keeping tools, Smart Water or Electricity Meters etc.)

·       Hardship Subsidies

·       Medical Training and Equipment

·       Sporting Equipment

·       Uniforms

·       Volunteer Management and Training

Applications close: 10th October 2016

Expected Notification: 6th January 2016


Guidelines, application forms & more information can be found here:


For those clubs still waiting to hear back from the Office for Recreation & Sport about their last Active Club application, I’ve been notified that this should occur mid-August, so not much longer to wait!


 Posted by at 16:08

Senior Dates and Nominations

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Aug 122016

Hi HTA Senior Players and Coordinators!

There will be 17 weeks in the Seniors 16/17 season. The SENIOR dates for the coming season are:

    • 8th Oct-17th Dec (11 weeks)
    • 21st Jan (1 week)
    • 4th Feb – 4th March (5 weeks)
    • Finals – 11th March, 18th March (long weekend), 25th March


URGENT – Anyone interested in playing in the proposed HTA Premier League this season (individual or paired nominations accepted) needs to notify Jennifer Robinson by 15th August 2016. Please contact Jen at

Team nominations forms for all other competitions need to be submitted to the SAC by 5.00 pm, Saturday, 3rd September, 2016. Please email to Jo Casey at

 Coordinators can find nomination forms here:

 Senior Activities Committee

 Posted by at 19:50

Tennis SA Club Development Conference

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Aug 122016

Dear Clubs,


Please find attached a conference invitation from TSA about Club development. The conference is being run by TSA to provide ideas to help run and grow your club. Attendance is optional but if going please RSVP by 15th August.  

From TSA

Dear Tennis Clubs,


As you may be aware, Tennis SA are hosting the 2nd Tennis SA Club Development Conference on Sunday 21st August and we would love for your club to attend. This day will be a great way to find out about all the upcoming Tennis SA initiatives as well as a chance to network with other club representatives from around the state. Please find attached agenda for the day.


Those who register before Wednesday 10/8 will be in the running for a door prize!



Sunday 21st August 2016 – Next Gen – Memorial Drive (War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide)

The 2016 Tennis SA Club Conference is South Australian tennis’s largest professional development event for the year. The conference is free for all affiliated club representatives.

·        For more information – Click Here

·        To Register – Click Here


I look forward to seeing you there.


For any questions, please email or call Andrew Wilson on 0403 784 917.







pdf icon TSA-Conference-Schedule.pdf

 Posted by at 14:23

HTA Senior Premier League Proposed

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Aug 072016

The HTA is considering the introduction of a senior premier league to help retain stronger players within the HTA. This would consist of either a four-player team of two men and two women or a two-player team playing in either a men’s or women’s comp. It would be played on Saturday afternoons with the format at this stage likely to be:

·         2 sets men’s / ladies doubles – with super tie break at 1 set all

·         Singles and reverse singles – I set per rubber to either 6 or 9 games.


The benefits of such a competition would be twofold:

·         Encouraging a higher level of tennis and thus assisting to retain our higher level players longer

·         May also suit smaller clubs who cannot field a full team in either men’s or women’s Div. 1 traditional. 


While this may take players away from the Div 1 traditional competitions, hopefully they can be replaced by other players and thus, grow participation in tennis across all divisions.


We would like you to (fairly urgently) investigate within your club to gauge the level of interest in such a competition, and to let the SAC know who would be interested in proposing a team for the summer 2016/2017 season. This will be open for discussion at the Junior and Senior Conference tomorrow night.


Senior Activities Committee


 Posted by at 14:29

Agenda Junior and Senior Conference Monday 8th August

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Aug 022016

Dear Clubs!

The agenda for next Monday night’s Junior & Senior Conference can be found here.

Please ensure your club sends 2 delegates – one to represent junior tennis and one for senior tennis – so that all relevant information can be taken back to the club.

If you club has not already voted on the Senior Matters, please do so asap and send your vote to Jo Casey at

Rule changes for next season have almost been finalised, with a decision pending on rule 2.2.5, depending on the voting outcome from clubs. They can be found here, with changes for this season highlighted in aqua. Please DO NOT print these rules off at this stage – wait until they reach their final version.

HTA Secretary

 Posted by at 20:48

Junior State League 2016/17

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Aug 012016


Junior State League 2016/17


Tennis SA are commencing a Junior State League for the 2016/17 season, this will be a Friday Night home and away competition and is anticipated to attract some of the strongest junior players across the Metro area. There will be 8 boys and 8 girls teams, 6 of which will be from each Metro Association and Hills Tennis, with 2 additional team based on merit. Teams will consist of 4 players. This will be a club based competition with each club that wishes to nominate a team required to do so. Anthony Klatt will seek endorsement via the Hills Tennis Association Junior Activities Committee (JAC) and forward the nomination to Tennis SA. All nominations are to come via by the 14th August 2016.


Please find all other relevant details in the attached documents or contact Anthony Klatt on 0409339821 or for further details.

doc icon 2016-17-Junior-State-League-Nomination-Form1.docx
pdf icon 2016-17-Junior-State-League-Rules-.pdf

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Ball Orders

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Aug 012016


2016/17 Tennis Ball Order Due by 15th August 2016


Please see attached Ball Circular for information for this year’s ball order. The HTA will be ordering balls for all clubs mid-August for the whole season. Please take into account all competitions you participate and calculate how many balls you require including Yellow, Green and Orange. Complete the attached ball invoice (which also serves as the order form) with the number of dozens you require. Yellow balls must be ordered in multiples of 4 dozen. Green and Orange can be ordered in multiples of 1 dozen. Please note yellow balls are 4 in a can, green and orange are only 3 balls to a can.


Balls must be paid for at time of order if paying by EFT. If paying by cheque then the cheque needs to be received by 15th August. We are buying the balls at cost price from Tucker Tennis and have to pay for them when we order them.


Please note balls cannot be returned/refunded and there will not be another order this year therefore be reasonably accurate in your calculations.


Please pass this information onto your treasurer/property manager/ball coordinator/


Thank you

Sue Hutson

HTA Treasurer

xls icon HTA-ball-invoice-2016-17.xlsx
doc icon Ball-Circular-2016-2017-Season.docx

 Posted by at 07:16