Wednesday Night Mixed Competition

This Competition

Division 1 will play 14 matches, with a maximum of one wet match, if required, to be played after Match 14. Semifinals and finals will then be played.


FOLLOWING A SUGGESTION BY ONE OF THE TEAMS, WE HAVE ALTERED THE DRAW, AND ARE ONLY PLAYING SIX MATCHES IN DIVISIONS 2a, 2b and 3. After Match 6, one wet match will be played, if required.

THEN, the two teams from Div 2b with the highest points will join the Div 2a teams and play in Div 2, the other two teams from Div 2b will join into Div 3. All points earned up until this time will be zeroed.

DIVS 2 AND 3 WILL THEN PLAY TWO ROUNDS OF FIVE MATCHES, WITH NO SEMIS OR FINALS, THE WINNERS BEING DECIDED ON A FIRST-PAST-THE-POST BASIS

A decision will be made before Match 7 as to whether there will be further wet matches.

While not optimum for those teams who have played matches just to sort out the final split in divisions, in these COVID times we hope teams accept the explanation that the overriding aim is to provide tennis, and to provide the best tennis we can for all, thus it is an attempt to suit the greatest number of players.

BECAUSE OF CONFUSION WITH TEAM NAMES, I HAVE ADDED A NAME TO THE TEAM NAME TO ASSIST WITH DOING THE SCORES.


ETDTA WEBPAGE AND MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS

The ETDTA.COM website is now back on line.

Sorry that you’ve had problems paying your membership fee.

 The online payment system has been down over the past few days because we’re changing to a different internet provider. 

Hopefully it will be up and running soon but if you’d like to pay your membership fee by bank transfer instead, the account details are as follows.

 Please make sure that you use your full name as a reference.

The annual membership fees are:

Adult: $43.00           Seniors: $38.00  (NSW Seniors Card holders)


BSB :  032 087     Account:  27 9900     Name: ETDTA     Reference : Full Name of player


Thanks, Judy Halbedl, Hon Membership Officer


PARKING AT PENNANT HILLS

Please do not park in the staff car spaces.  They are reserved seven days/nights a week, and are allocated for staff, executives and volunteers ONLY. 


Problems getting players for round matches

If your team is struggling to get players for the regular matches (NOT SEMIS OR FINALS), please try the following, in the following order:

1. Phone all the Pool Players graded for your division or lower.

2. Ring the other captains in your division in case one of them has a player who is rostered off can play for you.

3. Borrow a player from another ETDTA competition, provided that person is of a similar playing standard. 

Each person can be borrowed a maximum of two times, so would have to be recorded as a Late Registration if used for a third time.

4. Get a friend to play as a One-Time-Player. (OTPs can now play once in each competition without having to become ETDTA members).

5. As a last resort - ring your Divisional Secretary or the Competition Secretary to see if they have a solution.

6.If you try all of this and you still cannot get a player, then play with just 3 players. The teams will then get to play 32 games on the night. You have to pay court hire if you forfeit, so you should play as many sets as you can and then you can play a few sets of social tennis to get your money's worth.


Wednesday Night Mixed Competition - Synopsis

Secretary: Robyn THOMPSON - 0425 253 200 -  brianrobynt@gmail.com

Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 10:30 pm - 2 ladies and 2 men per team play each night. Each lady plays 4 sets being 2 ladies doubles and 2 mixed doubles. Each man plays 2 mens doubles and 2 mixed doubles. 8 sets are played on the night (time permitting) with each set being best of 8 games with sudden death point on the first deuce point. Semi-finals and Finals have the sudden death point played on the second deuce point. As a rule, there is no play during NSW public school holidays, however always check the draw. Costs are $110 per team registration each competition and each player must also be a member of ETDTA.  Nightly fees are approximately $10 per night per player. Home team provides supper for both teams.

Matches are played at:

Pennant Hills Tennis Centre, Britannia Street, Pennant Hills 

and Midson Road Tennis Courts, Cnr Midson Rd & Wyralla Ave, Epping.