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Junior Tennis

Summer 2017/18


Rule voted on and passed at meeting Monday 18th September

Addition to the Junior rules: Rule 2 (a): Friday night and Saturday morning competitions become two separate competitions.
Players are permitted to play for one club in each competition.

Club fill-in players must continue to play in ranking order when playing Friday night/Saturday morning competitions.

Minor alterations to summer programme:
Pennant will now be A1
Saturday yellow divisions will be Boys 1, 2 & 3 Girls 1 & 2
Green ball will commence at Division 1 Green Ball
Orange ball will now be Division 1 etc.

Nominations due 28th September When nominating teams please fill in all information on players as it is impossible to grade accurately without this.

Orange ball nominations 13th October

Summer matches:
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
Finals format
Semi Final: 1 v 4, 2 v 3
Grand Final: Winners of above

NETA Tournament Sunday 5th and Sunday 12th 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.