HTA Postal Changes. HTA Payment Changes. HTA Communications Changes.

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Aug 312017

Dear Clubs

Please note that for efficiency reasons the HTA is trialing three important administrative changes this season.


As of 1 Sep The HTA is NOT renewing our PO Box. Please use electronic communications/email only with the HTA ie please don’t send anything to the old, closed, HTA PO Box.


Consequently, as of 1 Sep the HTA is also no longer excepting payments by post. Electronic payments only please. HTA Bank details are available from the HTA website InfoCentre . We appreciate that for various reasons not all Clubs may have implemented electronic banking yet but most Banks these days can offer you electronic banking products that will satisfy each of the foreseeable needs your Club may have in relation to electronic payments eg to enable your Club to still having ‘two people sign’ for the amount despite the transaction being electronic etc etc. Please check with your Bank or contact the HTA if we can assist.


Additionally, from 1 Sep,  the HTA doesn’t intend to send any mail via the physical Australia Post postal system and whilst we will proactively attempt to seek out your correct email addresses, the responsibility for keeping your email details current in order to continue to receive HTA Communications from 1 Sep 2017 rests with each Club and with each Member and each individual. If you would like communication from the HTA in the future, please register your email address at any time via the HTA Website InfoCentre , if you are not already registered.

Please direct all future communication to the HTA via email eg and etc or committee positions or use the general contact form on the website Thank you.

The HTA sees these trial administrative changes as very positive because they will save the HTA and it’s Club extra money each year and more importantly create far less work for HTA committee members each season but if anyone is particularly disappointed or inconvenienced by any of these changes, please discuss your particular needs with the HTA and we will be happy to help resolve your particular issue together in a mutually satisfactory way. At the end of the season the HTA will review the trial overall and we welcome your feedback as always.

Many thanks to all.

PS Thanks again to outgoing caretaker treasurer Sue Hutson and a special welcome to Margaret Mosely (Hahndorf) who started as our new Treasurer this week at HTA. Welcome aboard.

 Posted by at 17:59

Doubles Survey – Div 2 and lower. Last chance!!

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Aug 302017

This survey will be closing soon. Please CLICK HERE to have your say about the number of sets that will be played in an afternoon by Div 2 and below Senior Saturday doubles.


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 Posted by at 02:27

Tennis Australia – HTA Safeguarding Children Workshop

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Aug 092017

Hi Myles


Thanks for making us feel welcome on Monday night, I enjoyed the trip out to Hahndorf!


I thought the session went well and I hope you did too. It was a great turn out by your clubs and seemed to be well received.


Attached is a copy of the Presentations


“Tennis Australia has a zero tolerance approach to any form of child abuse and is committed to ensuring the sport of tennis is a safe and friendly environment for children and young people. It is imperative that children and young people who access our activities, programs, events or services feel safe and supported.


As part of this commitment Tennis Australia and Tennis SA are providing child-safety workshops this week to educate clubs, coaches and associations on the new Safeguarding Children policies and resources.


While representation from a club is not mandatory at these sessions, Tennis SA will maintain a register of workshop participants as a record of which Clubs attended to listen to what is best practice in Safeguarding Children.


If you haven’t attended a child-safety workshop this week and would like to, please contact Darren Sahb (Tennis SA – Education Officer) to obtain a list of proposed dates in September.”


I have also attached the PowerPoint presentation from the Workshop as well as a very useful presentation I attended recently as part of Child Safe training through the Office of Recreation and Sport. .


Feel free to contact me to discuss this or any other matters in relation to tennis policies.

Good luck with the 2017/2018 season!







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 Posted by at 01:38

Senior Doubles Players – your input needed!

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Aug 092017

This coming Season, Division 2 and below Doubles teams will have 4 players in them instead of the usual 8. The gender of those 4 players will not be defined – in other words, your team may be made up of 4 men OR 4 women OR any combination of either gender. What we need your input on, is how many sets you would like to play – either 3 or 4 during the afternoon. The sets rotations will be the same as for night tennis – 1&2 and 3&4 will play the first rotation. Then 1&3 and 2&4 will play a set. Then 1&4 and 2&3 will play together. If players are keen to play a fourth set, there will be a repeat of the 1&2 and 3&4 combination as the last set of the day.


If you are intending on playing doubles this season, and you are keen to play Division 2 or lower, please click here to go to a super-quick survey that will allow you to have your say on how things will be.


Senior Activities Committee

 Posted by at 01:07

**Reminder** HTA Senior Junior Conference Tonight At The Old Mill Main St Hahndorf 7:15pm

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Aug 072017

**Reminder** HTA Senior Junior Conference Tonight At The Old Mill Main St Hahndorf 7:15pm – two delegates from each Club please

Also, a special note of appreciation to Craig at The Old Mill who says “We do our best to support local community organisations”.

Craig has agreed to make available some of the Old Mill facilities and meeting rooms for our larger HTA events via a special arrangement, which provides all of us at the HTA with a great place to meet and and highly affordable too. Many thanks.

Accordingly, please consider the Old Mill for your next family outing or function and support the local businesses who are supporting the HTA!


 Posted by at 13:50

HTA MC Meeting Minutes 24/7/17

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Aug 032017

HI All


Please be advised HTA MC Meeting Minutes 24/7/17 are available for viewing.


Thank you

 Posted by at 01:35