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.
Hooray, our comp is coming back!
.Following Covid-19 guidelines, on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, Divisions 1 and 2 will play semifinals, and Division 3 will play Match 15 on their draw.
Provided the matches of 22/7/2020 are not washed out, all divisions will play finals on Wednesday 29/7/2020.
The Spring 2020 Competition is expected to commence Wednesday 5th August 2020, and to finish BEFORE Christmas, 2020.
Entry Forms are due by Semi-finals night, Wednesday 22/7/2020. You can print an Entry Form from either the ETDTA website OR the WNX website, or pick one up from the proshop.
Can all captains please organise their teams by that night, and get their forms in, with the payment of the Entry Fee of $110, to the Proshop? I realise some captains submitted their Entry Forms in March, please phone me if your teams are now unavailable or have changed.
Forms can be emailed to email@example.com
Please note that Membership renewal is open, and due by 31/7/2020.
Members have been sent a link to pay online.
No over-the-counter payments will be accepted. Making payment via the link enables ETDTA to streamline their account processes, limiting the amount of manual work required of the casual pro-shop staff.
Prior to the commencement of the Spring Competition, there will be THREE Social Nights, one on the second Wednesday in the school holidays (15/7/20) AND then two on semifinals and finals nights (22/7/20 and 29/7/20).
Anyone who is interested in playing in the competition, or just wants to come for a hit, is warmly invited to attend. Teams requiring players are also requested to attend, so that they can sign up players needed to complete their teams.
Cost for Social Nights is $7 per player.
We’d like to remain cashless, so payment of $7 paid by card.
No shared food, captains are welcome to bring tea/coffee milk, but each player to BYO cups.
Proshop will be taking payments through the window still, not actually at the pro shop.
ALL PLAYERS MUST FOLLOW THE SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES, INCLUDING:
1.5 metre distancing, regular hand washing and hand cleaning, no handshaking, no handing over of balls, no shared food.
Draw for Semi-finals Divisions 1 and 2, to be played 22nd July 2020.
NOTE: TWO (2) DEUCES ARE PLAYED IN BOTH SEMI FINALS AND FINALS (ie SUDDEN DEATH ON SECOND DEUCE)
Balls provided at shop upon court payment.
Division 1: Currawong 1 v Wilga 2 on Acacia (Court 4, PH)
Wallaroo 1 v Acacia 2 on Waratah (Court 2, PH)
Division 2: Rosella 1 v Koala 1 on Currawong (Court 6 PH)
Carioca v Rosella 2 on Koala (Court 5, PH)
Rules for Semis and Finals
PLEASE NOTE: Only registered team players who have taken part in at least two (2) matches with that team are eligible to play in the final series of matches. If you cannot field a team with players who are registered in your team, you must speak to the Competition Secretary so that you can be allocated a suitable player as a substitute.
The competition committee will nominate the higher scoring team in each match as the home team and they will collect the card and the balls. A toss will decide the choice of serving or receiving. To avoid giving either team the advantage, the teams will bring a pre-numbered list of their players (1-4) to write on the card. If this list is not complete then each team is to write on the folded card so the order of players of opposing team cannot be seen.
Matches are to be continued until there is a result. If there is no result by 10.30pm, then play must continue until a winner is determined.
Matches are decided on games won, which is 33 games, and if games are equal, then on sets. If, after 8 sets have been played, the games and sets are equal, one tie-breaker game shall be played between the pairs which play the last set. The winner shall be declared the winners of the match.
FOR THE SEMI-FINALS AND THE FINALS SECOND DEUCE WILL APPLY, i.e. WHEN PLAY REACHES DEUCE FOR THE SECOND TIME, A "SUDDEN DEATH" DEUCE IS PLAYED. THE WINNER OF THE NEXT POINT WINS THE GAME
No shared supper is to be provided for these matches.
Good luck everyone and have fun.
PAYMENT OF ASSOCIATION FEES
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE PAID FOR THIS NEW FINANCIAL YEAR.
The membership year is from July 2020 to June 2021.
Players are expected to renew their membership in July, through the link which has been emailed to them.
IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THE LINK, CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org AND THEY WILL SEND ONE TO YOU.
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 - email@example.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.