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- Home | ISLTA Junior Branch
Home: Welcome 1/10 COMPETITIONS SATURDAY MORNING JUNIOR UNISEX (A & B GRADES ARE UTR EVENTS) Would you like you (or if a parent/carer your child) to play tennis in an enjoyable but challenging competition? Illawarra Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association - Junior Branch (ISLTA - JB) runs two Saturday morning competitions throughout the year; one in summer and the other in winter. Illawarra covers both the St George and Sutherland Shire areas . Contact us and like our Facebook page to be kept informed of details and updates. Learn More PREMIER GRADE UTR COMP Premier Grade is a UTR competition. Players of all ages from the St George and Sutherland Shire areas who are of a suitable standard as well as maturity will be considered. Learn More REPRESENTATIVE - CHALLENGE CUP AND INTERDISTRICT ISLTA Junior Branch is proud to support opportunities for players to represent the Illawarra area: Challenge Cup Interdistrict Learn More ISLTA JB COMMITTEE The ISLTA Junior Branch Committee is made up of parents and other interested members who volunteer their time. The committee members are dedicated to ensuring your child has a positive and fun experience playing tennis. New members are always welcome. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to be involved. Join t he Committee Contact the Committee NOTICES AND INFORMATION News ISLTA Junior Branch Facebook page ISLTA (Main Body) website Notices and Updates ABOUT US ISLTA Junior Branch endeavours to create opportunities for young tennis players in the St George and Sutherland Shire areas. Our competitions allow players aged 19 and younger to compete in a friendly yet challenging environment. Read More COMPETITION DRAW AND LOCATIONS Saturday Morning Competition court locations, team manager contact details, draw and key. Details SUBMITTING RESULTS BOTH TEAMS MUST submit the correctly completed Saturday Morning Competition Result Sheet (see below for links) to the Results Recorder ( email@example.com ) by 7pm on the day of play. Premier Grade Result Sheet A - C Grades Result Sheet Umpire Score Sheet In the event of wet weather, the home team must advise the Results Recorder if play does not go ahead. Optional: teams to email the Results Recorder the names of players who were scheduled to play. Competition Results CONTACT US Committee Members - Roles and Contact Details I would like to be kept updated about ISLTA - JB competitions and other relevant news and therefore agree to ISLTA - JB storing my details. I understand that ISLTA - JB will never share my details with any third party, unless legally required to. Submit Thank you for your message. We'll be in touch soon. Home: Contact
- Notices | ISLTA Junior Branch
NOTICES COVID-19 Our tennis competitions are going ahead with your safety in mind. As directed by Government guidelines, we have a COVID-19 safety plan in place. Ensure you are social-distancing when possible, hand sanitising and always adhering to guidelines. Players - no handshakes, fist bumps or high fives and, instead, use racquet taps. Please regularly visit the COVID-19 page and like our ISLTA JB Facebook page for updates or changes to playing and spectator conditions. COVID-19 Plan UNIVERSAL TENNIS RATING (UTR) UTR is a global rating system supported by Tennis Australia that provides a single, objective, consistent and accurate measurement of skill level for tennis players for all ages, geographies and gender. A player’s UTR is a number between 1.00 and 16.50. Players having a UTR will assist Junior Branch in grading accurately and also to run tournaments. It will also ensure players are matched up to play opponents of a similar rating and therefore standard. Learn More SPORTSMANSHIP NOMINATIONS ISLTA Junior Branch rewards good sportsmanship with the Good Sportsmanship Awards. Prizes presented at the end of each comp (summer and winter) at the Finals presentations. Fill out the nomination section at the bottom of your Result Sheet . Example nomination reasons: Being polite to players both on and off the court Calling the score in a loud and clear voice Helping the opposing team in all things related to tennis e.g. attentive as a ball person. Learn More ACTIVE KIDS The NSW Government provides a $100 voucher to parents and guardians of school-enrolled children, with a second $100 voucher available from July each year. The $100 vouchers can be used against registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities of no less than eight weeks’ duration that provide a moderate to vigorous level of physical activity. Apply for a Voucher REGISTRATIONS Registration for our current competition is now closed. If you're interested in submitting a team for our next competition, please register here for updates . You can also stay updated by following our Facebook page . Need a coach? Here is a list of coaches who currently submit teams to our Saturday morning competitions. Learn More HAVE A QUESTION? If you have any questions please see our FAQs . Alternatively, see the Committee and Contacts page to find the contact details and roles of committee members who can answer your questions. FAQs
- Gallery | ISLTA Junior Branch
GALLERY Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add them to the gallery PREMIER GRADE: WINTER 2023 FINALS A-B GRADES: WINTER 2023 FINALS A-B GRADES: SUMMER 2022-2023 FINALS PREMIER GRADE: SUMMER 2022-2023 FINALS WINTER 2022 FINALS A - C GRADES: SUMMER 2021 - 2022 FINALS PREMIER GRADE: SUMMER 2021 - 2022 FINALS A - C GRADES: SUMMER 2020 - 2021 FINALS PREMIER GRADE: SUMMER 2020 - 2021 FINALS PREMIER GRADE SUMMER 2020 - 2021 SEMI-FINALS
- Results | ISLTA Junior Branch
WINTER 2023 COMPETITION RESULTS PROGRESSIVE POINT SCORES AND COMPETITION LADDER All Premier and A to C Grade point scores and ladders are updated weekly. Premier Grade A and B Grades ROUND RESULTS Premier Grade 1 6 11 2 7 12 3 8 13 4 9 14 5 10 15 Semi-Finals Finals A and B Grades 1 6 11 2 7 12 3 8 13 4 9 14 5 10 15 Semi-Finals Finals SUBMITTING RESULTS FOR A - C GRADES BOTH TEAMS MUST email the correctly completed Result Sheet to the Results Recorder (email@example.com ) by no later than 7pm on the day of play, including semi-finals and finals. The following details must be clearly filled out on result sheets: Date Team names Each player's name and surname Correctly completed score and winning team name Whether new balls were supplied Both captain's signatures Good sportsmanship nomination - optional Click here to see an example of a correctly completed Result Sheet One warning only will be issued for the late submission of results, after which, for every incidence of late submission, a draw will be recorded and the points shared between the two teams. In the event of wet weather, the home team must advise the Results Recorder if play does not go ahead. Both teams must advise who would have played. . RESULT SHEETS TO DOWNLOAD A - C Grades Result Sheet - click here to see an example of a correctly completed Result Sheet Umpire Score Sheet .
- COVID-19 | ISLTA Junior Branch
COVID-19 Our tennis competitions are being played with a COVID-19 safety plan in place as directed by Government guidelines. In order to keep us all safe as well as to avoid the risk of being issued with fines, all players, parents, coaches and spectators are required to always follow Government guidelines, including but not limited to, social distancing, using hand sanitiser and the cleaning of surfaces. Players – no handshakes, fist bumps or high fives and instead use racquet taps. Please regularly check this page and the ISLTA JB Facebook page for updates on any changes to playing and spectator conditions. If a player is feeling unwell please arrange for another player. If you have had a positive COVID-19 test, please urgently contact ISLTA JB and/or your coach. COVID-19 Plan
- Forms | ISLTA Junior Branch
FORMS RESULT SHEETS Grades A - C Result Sheet - click here to see an example of a correctly completed Result Sheet Umpire Score Sheet Team Adjustment Form RULE BOOK Competition Rule Book and Draw (A, B & C Grades) Premier Grade Rules REGISTRATION For coaches to register their teams and players : Team Registration Form (coaches to complete) . Read more . Player Registration Form for independent teams that don't have a coach or for players who need a team. Read more . All players must have a Tennis NSW 66333 number to play. Register on Match Centre .
- FAQs | ISLTA Junior Branch
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHAT IS THE ISTLA JUNIOR BRANCH? The Illawarra Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association (ISLTA) - Junior Branch is a not-for-profit entity and is run by volunteers, mostly players' parents. Our main focus is to organise tennis competitions to support junior players. ✅ A, B and C Grades are offered ✅ Premier Grade (expressions of interest should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org ) ✅ Premier, A and B Grades are UTR events ✅ Representative tennis ✅ Need a coach or a team? Click here ✅ The competitions are played across both the St George and Sutherland Shire areas ✅ Follow our ISLTA JB Facebook page for updates WHAT HAS RECENTLY CHANGED ABOUT THE ISTLA JUNIOR BRANCH? A number of new members have recently joined the ISLTA Junior Branch Committee . The Committee is excited to advise several changes and improvements to the competition, including using Match Centre as our results recording platform for all grades. Premier, A and B grades have been run as UTR events since our Winter 2021 Competition. Keep an eye on the ISLTA JB Facebook page for updates. WHAT IS A UTR? UTR - Universal Tennis Rating - is a global rating system, which is supported by Tennis Australia , that provides a single, objective, consistent and accurate measurement of skill level for tennis players for all ages, geographies and gender. A player’s UTR is a number between 1.00 and 16.50. Premier, A and B grade competitions are UTR events . All players in these grades must therefore be UTR-registered . Don't have a UTR? Register now and create your profile at universaltennis.com . Once registered, please send an email with your name, surname and suburb and with "UTR Registration " as the subject line to: email@example.com . HOW CAN I ENTER THE SATURDAY MORNING JUNIOR UNISEX COMPETITION? We recommend completing your details on our Keep Updated page to be kept informed of our competition details. You can also like our ISLTA JB Facebook page where we publish all our updates. All players, including reserves, in all grades must have a Tennis NSW 66333 number to play. Registration on Match Centre for your Tennis NSW 66333 number on Match Centre is simple and fast to do. Register now and then complete your Competitive Player Profile and activate your UTR from your profile. Premier, A and B grade competitions are UTR events and all players in these grades must therefore be UTR-registered . Don't have a UTR yet? Register now at universaltennis.com . Your tennis club contact or coach will confirm your team details and provide you with a copy of the Rule Book . HOW DO I CHECK WHICH SUBURBS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COMPETITION AND HOW CAN I FIND A COACH? All suburbs across both the St George and Sutherland Shire areas form part of the Illawarra Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association - Junior Branch (ISLTA - JB). Here is a list of the suburbs included in the Competition . If you need a coach, here's a list of coaches who currently enter teams in the Saturday Morning Competition. WHAT IS THE FORMAT FOR PREMIER GRADE AND HOW CAN I BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION? Premier Grade is different to A, B and C Grades. Premier Grade teams and the individual seedings are selected by the Committee. There are six teams with five seeds in each team. Every week four players play against their equivalent seeds, with specific seeds having specific weeks rostered off. E xpressions of interest should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Prospective players are invited by the Committee to trial. After the Premier Grade trials (existing highly-seeded players are not required to trial) the Committee decides seeds based on players' trial results as well as previous results data. Regrettably not all players who trial can be selected but reserves are always welcome. Premier Grade - Learn More A TO C GRADES - SUBSTITUTION PLAYERS In the event where a player is needed to fill in for your team please send an email to the Results Recorder to obtain permission. See Rule 14 on page 13 and Rule 24 on page 19 of the Competition Rule Book and Draw (A, B & C Grades) . See the substitution player section on the second page of the Result Sheet . HOW DO I SUBMIT MY TEAM'S RESULTS? BOTH TEAMS MUST email the scanned or photographed Result Sheet to the Results Recorder . Results must be received by no later than 7pm on the day of play. Please ensure that the following details are clearly filled out on all A - C Grades Result Sheets : Date Team names Each player's name and surname Correctly completed score and winning team name Whether new balls were supplied Both captain's signatures Good sportsmanship nomination - optional Please be aware that only one warning will be issued for late results, after which, for every incidence of late submission, penalties may apply, including – but not limited to – a draw being recorded and the points shared between the two teams. Premier Grade Result Sheet A - C Grades Result Sheet WHAT DO WE DO IN THE EVENT OF WET WEATHER? In the event of wet weather please call the court telephone number listed in the Rule Book to ascertain if court is playable (on safety grounds). If the court is likely to be playable or if it is uncertain, players must proceed to the court where a decision will be made up to 30 minutes after the scheduled start time. The home team must advise the Results Recorder if play does not go ahead. Optional : teams to advise the Results Recorder of the players who were due to have played. Competition Rule Book and Draw (A, B & C Grades) WHAT IS THE COMMITTEE AND HOW CAN I JOIN? The ISLTA Junior Branch Committee is a volunteer group of players' parents and other interested members. The Committee manages the registrations, organises the draws and collates the results. Committee members make several important decisions involving the competition and ensure everything runs smoothly, including but not limited to, holding Premier Grade trials and selecting and player seedings as well as grading the teams in all other grades. New members are always welcome. To join the Committee please contact: email@example.com 0423 487 584 firstname.lastname@example.org OTHER QUESTIONS? The Rule Book should provide all other information, however, don't hesitate to contact us if you do have any questions.
- News | ISLTA Junior Branch
LATEST NEWS For other news and information see Notices READ MORE New email address for our Results Recorder : email@example.com Use this email to submit your results by 7pm on match day on the updated Grades A - C Result Sheet Printed copies of the Competition Rule Book and Draw (A, B & C Grades) are now available – contact your coach or tennis centre for your copy The Rule Book and Result Sheet are also available on our Forms page
- Wet Weather | ISLTA Junior Branch
WET WEATHER What to do in the event of wet weather: Call the court telephone number to ascertain if court is playable (on safety grounds) If the court is likely to be playable or it is uncertain if play can go ahead, players must proceed to the court where a decision will be made up to 30 minutes after the scheduled start time The home team must email the Results Recorder if play doesn't go ahead Optional: teams to email the Results Recorder the names of players who were scheduled to play Court locations and contact details Alternatively, refer to the Competition Rule Book and Draw (A, B & C Grades)
- Premier Grade | ISLTA Junior Branch
PREMIER GRADE 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). We are pleased to advise that this event is run as a UTR competition. Premier Grade - expressions of interest are now being accepted via email. Please send your details to: firstname.lastname@example.org . P layers of all ages that are of a suitable standard as well as maturity will be considered. Invited players will also need to apply by completing an application form. Premier Grade is made up of six teams, with five players in each team and four different players rotating play each week. The total duration per player per round is between two and three hours. Each player plays one singles match (two sets and a super tiebreak) and one doubles match (one set). Premier Grade Competition Format Premier Grade Rules Premier Grade Draw Results
- Committee and Contacts | ISLTA Junior Branch
JUNIOR BRANCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESIDENT Grahame Ross Mobile: 0423 487 584 Email: email@example.com COMPETITION SECRETARY Email: firstname.lastname@example.org RESULTS RECORDER Email: email@example.com PREMIER GRADE CO-ORDINATORS Linda Abbott: 0 466 432 959 Kylie Roberson: 042 66 321 66 Sue Weston: TBA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org A - C GRADES CO-ORDINATORS Stuart St Baker: 0415 177 166 Albert van Poppel: 0410 409 222 Email: email@example.com VICE PRESIDENT Carmela Savoca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org COMMITTEE MEMBERS Grahame Ross (0423 487 584) Carmela Savoca (0434 238 204) Linda Abbott (0 466 432 959) Kylie Roberson (042 66 321 66) Sue Weston TBA Stuart St Baker (0415 177 166) Albert van Poppel (0410 409 222) Committee and Contacts: List Committee and Contacts: Image
- Team Registration Details for Coaches | ISLTA Junior Branch
FOR COACHES - HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAMS Registration for the Summer 2023/2024 Competition is now open. The Competition starts Saturday 14 October. We have been trialling Match Centre for results recording and due to its success will be implementing its use for the Summer Comp. All players must have a Tennis NSW 66333 number to use Match Centre . To submit your teams for our Saturday Morning Competition, coaches will need to complete the updated Team Registration Form and email it to email@example.com by Monday 4 September 2023 . Players and teams will then be graded and the draw prepared. When completing the updated form , please enter one player per line. Enter all your teams on the one form. You will also need to add team details, including: Centre name; Address; Centre contact name and number; Court number/s that matches will be played on. Details for each Team Manager/Contact are also required; this is so that other teams can make contact regarding: Wet weather/washed out matches; Advise of forfeits; Request assistance when substitute players are required. Competitive Player Profile and 66333 number - manda tory Coaches must ensure that all players in every team have a Tennis NSW Competitive Player Profile and 66333 number, which can be created by registering at Match Centre . UTR - mandatory All players must also be UTR-registered. Players can link their UTR from their Tennis NSW Competitive Player Profile . If they don't have a UTR they can register at universaltennis.com Alternatively, they can link through from their Tennis NS W Competitive Player Profile . To ensure the incidence of forfeits is reduced, it is recommended that each team has three (3) players. To ensure your player grade suggestions are as accurate as possible, we strongly recommend reviewing each player's previous results over the course of their most recent competition as well as their UTR. In order for us to grade the players and teams, prepare the draw and communicate all the details before the start of the Summer 2023/2024 Competition, we ask coaches to email the completed spreadsheet to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 4 September 2023. If you require assistance completing the updated Team Registration Form or have any questions, please contact our Competition Secretary on: email@example.com .