Next Competition scheduled to commence 12th June 2019.
NOTE: Team Registration Forms for the next competition were due by 22/5/2019 - Please submit at proshop urgently
* WE NEED NEW TENNIS PLAYERS - Please if you know someone who wants to play in the next competition please ask them to place their contact details with the proshop
Wet Weather Matches
Teams are advised that if courts have not been declared washed out by ETDTA management before the commencement of play at 7.30pm, it is the responsibility of the individual captains of each team to mutually decide on whether a match should be washed out due to rain or wet court surface. Once court play starts after 7.30pm, the captains can still agree to declare the match washed out should conditions deteriorate with sets and games played counted and remaining unplayed sets shared.
* Individual players are reminded that if ETDTA manangement has not declared a general washout of all matches, players must still turn up for the match before 7.30pm and not assume the match is washed out or make themselves unavailable to play on the assumption that play will be washed out.
WET WEATHER REMINDER: With the current unstable weather pattern, players are asked to keep checking the main page of the website for condition of courts and whether they are playable.
* It is possible that play for the night may not be declared washed out until 6.30pm, however the earliest possible notice will be given
REMINDER: FIRST DEUCE SUDDEN DEATH PROTOCOL - LADY SERVES TO LADY / MAN SERVES TO MAN
The new competition will be commencing on Wednesday 12th June 2019 and conclude in September 2019.
BOTH SOCIAL TENNIS AND GRADING FOR NEW PLAYERS IS AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAYS 22nd AND 29th MAY 2019
New & Current Members - Please come along to Pennant Hills Park, at 7.30pm, ready to play a couple of sets of tennis. Ask at the Proshop, they will direct you to the Grading Courts. ALL NEW PEOPLE WELCOME !
Draw for Finals to be played on 29th May 2019
IMPORTANT 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 / both teams to provide supper (See Rules in heading below)
Currawong 1 vs Wallaroo 1 on Rosella Court (Court No 8)
Carioca vs Rosella 1 on Wallaroo Court (Court No 7)
Waratah 1 vs Brigalow 2 on Currawong Court (Court No 6)
Results of Semi Finals played 22nd May 2019
Wallaroo 2 (4/33) def Waratah 2 (0/19)
Currawong 1 (4/32) def Wilga 1 (0/16)
Carioca (4/33) def Rosella 2 (0/20)
Rosella 1 (3/33) def Boronia (2/29)
Waratah 1 (6/37) def Bunderra 2 (0/11)
Brigalow 2 (4/32) def Banksia 1 (2/26)
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
Both teams are to share in the provision of supper.
Good luck everyone and have fun.
PAYMENT OF ASSOCIATION FEES
IMPORTANT ALL PLAYERS: PLEASE ENSURE YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE PAID FOR THIS NEW FINANCIAL YEAR.
The membership year is from July 2019 to June 2020. All players were expected to renew their membership BEFORE they play in July.
This is to be done through the link which has recently been sent to all players. IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THE RENEWAL LINK, CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org IMMEDIATELY AND THEY WILL SEND ONE TO YOU.
Penalties apply teams using unfinancial players.
* Fees are $43 for Adults, $38 for Seniors and $37 for Juniors.
SOCIAL TENNIS NIGHTS
Social Tennis Nights and grading for new players are arranged for Wednesdays 22nd & 29th May & 5th June 2019
Cost is $7 per player, payable at the proshop.
Wednesday Night Mixed Competition - Synopsis
Competition Secretary - Mike N 0434 242 660 - Valleyman119@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 ($42 currently for adults) per financial year. 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 Cnr Midson Rd & Wyralla Ave, Epping.