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ISLTA Junior Branch is proud to represent the Illawarra area in the Challenge Cup and Interdistrict competitions.


In the Challenge Cup, ISLTA players are able to compete against the teams from SDTA (Southern Districts Tennis Association) in an annual one-day competition competing for the trophy.


ISLTA has proudly been a part of Interdistrict since 1947 with junior, senior and veteran events in the eight-week competition.

Challenge Cup
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The Challenge Cup is an annual one-day junior event which is played on a Sunday each year between junior teams from our association (ISLTA) and Southern Districts Tennis Association (SDTA - Campbelltown area association.)
This year's Challenge Cup will be held on Sunday 20 November.

Location: Illawarra Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association courts
Rockdale Tennis Club

71 Chapel Street Rockdale 2216



Teams of boys and girls are formed in the following age groups:

10s, 12s, 14s and 16s (age as at 20 October 2022) 

To be eligible players must not have played Interdistrict. Coaches will submit players' names for nomination to play. Nominations close on Thursday 27 October. Players will be selected on their ability; the final decision on players and teams will be made by the ISLTA – JB Committee.

Tournament information:

  • Registration for the Challenge Cup is free to all players already registered and playing in an Illawarra Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association Junior Branch (ISLTA – JB) competition;

  • Team shirts will be provided free of charge to all successful players placed into a team;

  • Players will need to arrive at the courts by no later than 8:30am on Sunday 20 November to collect their shirt;

  • After an introduction players will split into their teams with matches commencing at 9am;

  • Games will follow a format of two (2) sets of doubles and one (1) set of singles;

  • Players can organise, with assistance if required, seeding i.e. players ranking themselves 1, 2 or 3;

  • This will ensure that players play the opposition’s ranked players in correct seeding.

Morning tea and lunch (lunch details TBA) will be provided for the players.


What players need to bring with them:

  • A plate of fruit or cakes for morning tea to share;

  • Their own drinks (not required to share);

  • Sunscreen;

  • Tennis racquets and whatever tennis/sporting equipment they normally use.

We anticipate that the day will conclude at approximately 3pm.

A trophy presentation will take place after the matches have been played at approximately 2:30pm.

All players are required to remain at the courts for the trophy presentation.

Contact Grahame Ross: 

0423 487 584



ISLTA Junior Branch is proud to be a part of an annual inter-district competition where teams of different age groups and genders compete against each other.

Players from the Illawarra district (St George and Sutherland Shire) must trial for a position in their age group's team. The team goes on to represent Illawarra by playing against teams from more than 17 Sydney metropolitan associations.

  • Age groups: 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s in both boys’ and girls' teams

  • Ages are as at 30 September 2023

Trial date: Sunday 28 May 2023

10s and 12s: 1pm - 3pm     |    14s and 16s: 3pm - 5pm

Illawarra Tennis Centre at Rockdale
Registration forms must be submitted to Tracy Charas by Saturday 27 May

2023 tournament dates:

23 and 30 July and 6, 13, 20 and 27 August
No play on 3 September due to it being Father's Day

Semi Finals: 10 September    |    Finals: 17 September​

Players must be available to play on all dates
Tournament time: 12.30pm until finish


  • Registration for Interdistrict is free to all players already registered and playing in an ISLTA competition. Non-ISLTA players will be charged an administration fee (amount TBC)

  • Team shirts will be provided free of charge to all successful players placed into a team;

  • Courts at Rockdale Tennis Club will be available free of charge each week for players to practise on before the tournament begins. Details of the number of the hours available will be confirmed nearer the time;

  • Please be aware that although there seems to be an apparent change to the international rules regarding coaching from off the court, this does not apply to Interdistrict. Coaching or interference from outside the court boundaries is not permitted.

Contact Tracy Charas for more information: 
E:    |    M: 0418 248 396

Interdistrict Overview

Coming soon: Interdistrict Fact Sheet

Illawarra is proud that the name Illawarra Tennis has been engraved on the George McKerihan Shield as the champion association 33 times since 1947.

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