The Illawarra Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association (ISLTA) was proudly formed in 1911 and the association has co-ordinated district tennis across the St George and Sutherland Shire areas ever since.
Even though the word Illawarra is now usually associated with the near south coast of the state, the name Illawarra has remained as it is a part of tennis history in the Sydney metropolitan area.
ISLTA is affiliated with the New South Wales Hardcourt Tennis Association and Tennis New South Wales, through which we are affiliated with Tennis Australia.
ISLTA Junior Branch supports young players (up to the age of 19) in the St George and Sutherland Shire areas by providing outstanding competitions. These competitions include:
Saturday Morning Junior Unisex UTR
Illawarra Suburbs LTA Open Ladder Board
ISLTA Junior Branch is run by volunteer committee members who are dedicated to making your child's competition experience both fun and challenging.
New committee members are always welcome.
Need a coach? Here is a list of coaches who currently submit teams to the Saturday Morning Competition.
SUMMARY OF JUNIOR COMPETITIONS
We are proud that Premier, A and B Grades are run as UTR competitions
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BEGINNERS (C Grades):
Unisex teams consist of three to five players (three playing each week)
Players play two sets of doubles each (best of 10 games, players pair up as 1/2, 1/3, 2/3)
Played from 8am to 10am
INTERMEDIATE (A and B Grades):
The two-hour unisex event is played from 8am to 10am for B Grade OR 10am to 12pm for A Grade
A squad of (preferably) three players in a team
Two-person team playing each week
Players will be graded by the grading committee so that matches are played between players of a similar standard
All sets are full tiebreak sets, short deuce
Each player plays two doubles sets and a singles set
Players must umpire or be a ball kid when not playing
ADVANCED (Premier Grade format and by invitation only):
The highest grade of the Saturday Morning Junior Competition, known as Premier Grade, is run in a tournament style environment at one venue (currently Roberts Road, Peakhurst)
Six teams are made up of five players, with four playing each week
Total duration per player per round is two to three hours
Each player plays one singles match (two sets and a super tiebreak) and one doubles match (one set)