Saturday Afternoon Combined Mixed Competition Bulletin updated 8/8/22

 

Vale Merv Blatch: It was with much sadness that we heard of the passing of Merv Blatch, who played Sat

Afternoon tennis for many years in his younger days. Merv passed on 3 August and his funeral will

be held on Thurs 11 Aug, 1pm at Olsen’s Farewells, 83 The River Rd ,Revesby.

 

·        Play to start at 1pm sharp. 5 min hit-ups only

·        Points shared for wet matches. Tie-break at 5 games all (first to 7- no advantage)

·        Golden Point” will be played on second deuce. Receiver chooses side. In mixed sets – lady serves to lady man to man

·        Sunset times apply. A set in progress must cease at 10 min past sunset. A new set must not be put on at sunset time.

·        “Play and Go Procedure-arrive on time and leave promptly.

 

Finals Draw

 

Div 1: Drops Shots v New Grip on court 1 Auburn

Div 2: Highly Strung v Grand Slam on court 3 Auburn

Div 3: Zodiac v Serves U Right on court 2 Auburn

 

·        Please submit entries now for the next competition

 

Semi-Finals Results

            Div1: Drop Shots (5/35) def CBT&BC11 (0/13)

          New Grip (4/37) def Mis-Hits (4/30)                     

Div2: Highly Strung to final

         Grand Slam (5/37) def No Strings Attached (2/29)

Div3: Serves U Right (6/36) def Southpool (0/13)          

          Zodiac (4/38) def Bass (4/37)                         

 

DIVISION 1 (sunset times in brackets)

21 May   3v4       1v2   (4.58)          02 Jul     2v4   3v1          (4.57)

28 May   2v3       4v1   (4.55)          09 Jul     1v2   (4v3bye)  (5.00)

04 Jun    4v2       1v3   (4.53)          16 Jul     4v1   2v3          (5.04)

18 Jun    2v1       4v3   (4.53)          23 Jul     1v3   4v2          (5.09)

25 Jun    3v2       1v4   (4.54)          30 Jul     3v4   (1v2 bye) (5.14)

 

       1. Drop Shots                  Karen Green               Auburn 1

       2.  New Grip                     Carla Lerche               Auburn 1

       3.  Mis-Hits                       Sophie Mucha             Auburn 2

       4.  CBT&BC 11                John Mitchell               Moxon 6

  

 

DIVISION   2/3  (sunset times in brackets)

Round 1

21 May            1 v 2    3 v 4    5 v 6    7 v 8  (4.58)    

28 May            4 v 1    2 v 7    6 v 3    8 v 5  (4.55)

04 Jun             1 v 6    2 v 4    5 v 7    8 v 3  (4.53)    

18 Jun             5 v 1    3 v 2    7 v 4    6 v 8  (4.53)    

25 Jun             1 v 7    3 v 5    6 v 4    2 v 8  (4.54)    Note: 2v8 on court 8  

02 Jul              7 v 3    6 v 2    4 v 5    8 v 1  (4.57)    

09 Jul              2 v 5    7 v 6    1 v 3    8 v 4  (5.00)    

Round 2

16 Jul              4 v 7    2 v 1    5 v 8    3 v 6  (5.04)    

23 Jul              5 v 3    2 v 7    8 v 6    1 v 4  (5.09)    

30 Jul              4 v 2    7 v 1    6 v 5    3 v 8  (5.14)

 

Division 2:

           1. No Strings Attached          Linda Milgate     Auburn 3

           2. Grand Slam                         Carol Pater         Auburn 2

 4. Bye

           7. Highly Strung                       Shannon Carter  Panania 1

 

Division 3:                             

3.     Bass                                    Warren Knowles Auburn 7

5.     Southpool                            Phil Bickerstaff   Auburn 8

6.     Zodiac                                 Bob Melnyk        Auburn 3

8.     Serves U Right                   Liz Fredricks      Auburn 7

 

·        Please see following note re semis and finals in div 2/3

·        Div2: teams coming in 2nd and 3rd play semi. Team coming first goes straight to final.

·        Div3: 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd in semis. Winners play off in final.

 

 

Covid-19 Safety Precautions:

·        Light refreshments to be provided by home team

·        Wash/sanitize hands before and after each set, no hand-shaking, try to keep 1.5m from others

·       Tennis Competitions are now played under the “Play and Go” system. Arrive on time,

       promptly take to the court and at the end of the match leave when finished.

 

Bye-law change (1/7/18): “In extreme circumstances only and with permission from

Committee and player’s team captain, a player may play against his/her own team”

Start and Finish

Teams are required to enter the court at 1pm, have a 5 min hit-up and then commence the

match. If a lady and gent are present from a team, they must commence the first set even if

 they are not the intended pairing. If a team does not have a pair on the court by 1.05pm

 then the late team / player shall forfeit the hit-up time in the first set. If a team does not

 have a pair on the court by 1.15pm then the late team shall forfeit the first set. Unless both

 captains agree to cease play due to failing light, then play must continue for 10 minutes after

 sunset time (or 6pm as appropriate). Any game in progress at that time is to be completed.

 

Tennis Australia Code of Conduct for Tournaments and Weekly Competitions can be found at tennis.com.au/doc/code-of-behaviour

·       BCHTA Member Protection Policy follows that of Tennis NSW. www.tennis.com.au/nsw . Scroll to the end of Home page and under the heading Clubs click on Member Protection Policy to read. BCHTA expects members to use this policy as a guide.
BCHTA Conflict Resolution Officer is Carol Pater- The CRO will guide members on procedure to follow to lodge a complaint.

 

Competition Etiquette:

Do not return obvious faults as this disrupts the server.

Make sure the server has the balls at his/her end. When sending them back, do so under the net or softly over if net too long. Make sure the server is aware that a ball is coming

Do not enlist help from spectators with line calls or scores or receive advice regarding the game. This is “coaching” and is not allowed.

     Never hit a ball, a racquet or fixture in anger. Do not insinuate that your opponent is a cheat, this strictly contravenes “rules of non-umpired matches”.

It is a player’s responsibility to call line calls at his/her end only, unless asked by their opponent. It is your responsibility to call against yourself if the ball is clearly out and you have been requested to assist with the call.

Do not question calls. Maintain a respectful attitude toward your opponent.

      Do not swear, threaten or abuse your opponent. Verbal abuse, physical abuse and audible obscenities contravene rules of weekly competition play.

Do not throw your racquet, this is a safety issue. Do not deliberately try to hit your opponent. Players are reminded that competitive play requires that idle chatter and noise be kept to a minimum.

Do not walk off the court before the set is over, without permission from opponent and only in cases of emergency.

·        Tennis Australia Code of Conduct for Weekly Competitions can be found at www.tennis.com.au/doc/code-of-behaviour

·         Please be familiar with the official conduct code and abide by it. Failure to do so may result in suspension.

 

 

Committee Representatives

Carol Pater (Berala Carramar) 0409 609 845 Convener:  tennis_berala@hotmail.com

Noel Baker (Canterbury BTA)  0408 465 551                    noel.bak@bigpond.net.au

 

Court Locations & Wet Weather Enquiries (from 12 noon):

Auburn 181 Chisholm Rd       9649 7151

Moxon Rd Punchbowl behind Moxon Sports Club    0404 533 084

Panania corner Childs &Marco Ave at rear of Panania Diggers RSL 0405 015 216

 

Bye-law change (1/7/18): “In extreme circumstances only and with permission from

Committee and player’s team captain, a player may play against his/her own team”

Court Etiquette

Do not hit back obvious faults, let them go to ground.

Make prompt line calls on your side of the court.

Strictly no swearing, racquet throwing (serious safety issue), sledging, intimidation or

Discarding of a ball to court surface during play.

It is strictly against the rules to infer or call your opponent a “cheat”.

Foot Faults

Please be mindful of foot faults when serving. It is your responsibility to make sure that your

 foot does not touch or go over the line before the ball is struck.

Results

Please fill in score cards correctly and legibly. Full names of all players (at least once then

first names are ok thereafter. Also details of new players and pool players must be provided

on back of result card.

Additional players registered in your team need to be accepted in your grade by the

committee, so past performance information is essential.

Start and Finish

Teams are required to enter the court at 1pm, have a 5 min hit-up and then commence the

match. If a lady and gent are present from a team, they must commence the first set even if

 they are not the intended pairing. If a team does not have a pair on the court by 1.05pm

 then the late team / player shall forfeit the hit-up time in the first set. If a team does not

 have a pair on the court by 1.15pm then the late team shall forfeit the first set. Unless both

captains agree to cease play due to failing light, then play must continue for 10 minutes after

 sunset time (or 6pm as appropriate). Any game in progress at that time is to be completed.

 

Committee Representatives

Carol Pater (Berala Carramar)       Convener:  tennis_berala@hotmail.com

Noel Baker (Canterbury BTA) noel.bak@bigpond.net.au

 

 

Court Locations & Wet Weather Enquiries (from 12 noon):

Auburn 181 Chisholm Rd       9649 7151

Moxon Rd Punchbowl behind Bowling Club 0404 533 084

Coleman Park Cnr Henry Lawson Dr& Rabaul Rd Georges Hall  0411 330 107