Junior Competition - 2016/2017
Junior Matches for 2016/2017 will be October 22nd to December 17th (8 matches) with no matches on weekend of
12 November 2016 to allow for NETA junior tournament, then January 28 to March 4 (6 matches),
March 11th is Adelaide Cup long weekend (no matches).
with Semi-Finals on March 18 (1 v 2, 3 v 4)
Prelims on March 25th and Grand Finals on April 1.
If Semi Finals on 18/3 are cancelled for any reason (heat or washout), then finals
will alter to 1 v 4 and 2 v 3, then the 2 winners on 1/4/17.
If 25/4/17 is cancelled, then grand final will be between 1 and 2.
Easter in 2017 is April 15th.
NETA JUNIORS - WINTER 2017
1st Match May 6th
No matches June 10th Long weekend
No Matches July 15 & 22 School holidays
Finals September 9th
Nominations due April 7th
Finals format same as last season 1 v 2, 3 v 4, 5 v 6, 7 v 8
Winner medals only to be given, Clubs to pick up after finals week.
ORANGE BALL Term 2, 2017
1st match May 6th Finals July 1st, no match June 10th Total 7 matches and 1 week finals
Nominations due April 21st
Clubs to advise times and venues by May 1st to avoid confusion.
October 20/21 - December 15/16 2017
No match November 18 (Pageant)
but Friday night matches will play November 17th
February 2/3 - March 2/3 2018 No match March 9/10
2 weeks of finals as Easter is March 30
Semi Final: 1 v 4, 2 v 3
Grand Final: Winners of above
NETA Tournament Sunday 19th and Sunday 26th November
Junior Winter Competition
Competitive winter junior tennis is played on Friday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm and on Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 11:30am in one time slot.
The Saturday morning tennis is for beginners up to intermediate while Friday nights are for advanced players.
The season runs from early May to early September with breaks for the long weekends and July school holidays.
There are no finals in winter.
Juniors must be under 18 years old as at the first match of the season to be eligible to play.
Junior Summer Competition
Competitive summer junior tennis is played on Friday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
and on Saturday mornings from 8:30am 10:30am and 10:30am to 12:30pm in two time slots.
The summer season runs from mid October to late March (depending on Easter) with a break over Christmas.
Junior Summer has a finals series, the same as seniors, over 2 matches.
How Competition Tennis Works
Competition tennis is played by teams of four players who each play a doubles and then a singles.
This means that each player should play two matches for the day.
The matches are played against other clubs in the NETA in a home and away season.
This means that over the season teams usually get equal number of home and away matches.
The away matches could be at other clubs in your division such as Prospect, Playford, Para Hills, or Tea Tree Gully etc.
Players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire and bring a racquet. Tennis balls are provided by the home club on the day.