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    1/11 COMPETITIONS SATURDAY MORNING JUNIOR UNISEX (A & B GRADES ARE UTR EVENTS) Would you like 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 an invitation-only, 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 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 ( isltajbcomp@gmail.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.

  • Results | ISLTA Junior Branch

    SUMMER 2022-2023 COMPETITION RESULTS PROGRESSIVE POINT SCORES AND COMPETITION LADDER All Premier and A to C Grade point scores and ladders are updated weekly. Scores and Ladder ROUND RESULTS 1 9 2 10 3 11 4 12 Semi-Finals 5 13 6 14 7 15 Finals 8 SUBMITTING RESULTS BOTH TEAMS MUST email the correctly completed Result Sheet to the Results Recorder (isltajbcomp@gmail.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 ​ ​ 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 Premier Grade Result Sheet A - C Grades Result Sheet Umpire Score Sheet .

  • Court Locations & Draw | ISLTA Junior Branch

    COURT LOCATIONS, DRAW AND KEY Click on the images below to open a PDF, which you can also download. CONTACT DETAILS DRAWS AND KEYS Rule Book A - C Grades: Result Sheet

  • Representative Competition | ISLTA Junior Branch

    REPRESENTATIVE COMPETITION 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 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 Map 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 presidentisltajb@gmail.com INTERDISTRICT 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. We are particularly pleased that this tournament is going ahead after an absence of two years due to COVID-19. ​ 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 2022 ​ Trial dates for 2022: Sunday 15 and Sunday 22 May Time: 1pm – 3pm Illawarra Tennis Centre at Rockdale Registration forms must be submitted to Tracy Charas by Sunday 1 May . More information ​ 2022 tournament dates: 24 and 31 July and 7, 14, 21 and 28 August No play on 4 September due to it being Father's Day Semi-Finals : 11 September | Finals : 18 September ​ Players must be available to play on all dates Tournament time: 12pm until finish Registration for Interdistrict is free to all players already registered and playing in an ISLTA competition; Uniforms (T-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 hours available will be confirmed nearer the time. ​ Contact Tracy Charas for more information: E: interdistrict@islta.com.au | M: 0418 248 396 Interdistrict Overview 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. ​ ​ ​ Illawarra Fact Sheet

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  • Forms | ISLTA Junior Branch

    FORMS RESULT SHEETS Grades A - C Result Sheet Premier Grade Result Sheet How to complete the Premier Grade 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 . Premier, A and B grades have been run as UTR competitions since the Winter 2021 Competition and all players in those grades are required to 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: isltajbcomp@gmail.com .

  • About Us | ISLTA Junior Branch

    ABOUT US 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 Interdistrict Challenge Cup 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. We invite anyone interested in helping, supporting and sharing fresh, new ideas to join. Committee Meeting Details Need a coach? Here is a list of coaches who currently submit teams to the Saturday Morning Competition. Learn More Contact Us SUMMARY OF JUNIOR COMPETITIONS We are proud that Premier, A and B Grades are run as UTR competitions Don't have a UTR? Register now at myutr.com 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)

  • 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

  • Welcome Back to Summer Comp 2022 | ISLTA Junior Branch

    WELCOME BACK TO THE SUMMER COMP FOR 2022 ​ We are delighted that the Summer Comp 2022 will recommence this Saturday 5 February and we wish all players, families and coaches a warm welcome back. ​ The Tennis NSW Board - and therefore ISLTA Junior Branch - has updated the participation guidelines by removing the requirement for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination from Tuesday 1 February 2022, as follows: ​ People are no longer required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination or exemption evidence; Face masks are required indoors when not participating in exercise. ​ To limit the risk of spreading the virus, when playing, we ask that players continue not to shake hands, high five or fist bump but to tap racquets instead. ​ Everyone should try to social-distance and to use sanitiser or wash hands as often as practical. ​ Players who have tested positive to COVID-19 with a PCR or rapid antigen test within the last seven (7) days and/or who are feeling unwell should NOT play and must follow current NSW Health advice: you must isolate immediately for seven (7) days. Your household must also isolate for seven (7) days. If you have a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath after seven (7) days, please remain in isolation until 24 hours after your symptoms have resolved. ​ Players/teams should try to find a replacement as soon as possible (refer to the Rule Book or Contacts page). If unable to find a replacement please contact the opposing team as soon as possible to advise of your inability to play. Any venue in NSW (including tennis venues) retains the right to enforce mandatory vaccination at its premises. Therefore, individual tennis venues are permitted to continue to require proof of vaccination for entry to their premises if they choose to do so; this should be respected by patrons at those venues. Both Tennis NSW and ISLTA Junior Branch continue to strongly encourage all players and their families to be fully vaccinated and to receive a booster when eligible to do so. Wishing everyone a most enjoyable first week back. Illawarra Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association - Junior Branch Committee ​

  • Available Committee Positions | ISLTA Junior Branch

    Yes, We need you! ​ The Junior Branch Committee is made up of parents who volunteer their time to plan, organise and run Saturday morning competitions for junior players across the St George and Sutherland Shire areas. ​ Our Competition Secretary has stepped down and so we need someone to step up to help. Can you help? The role includes: Checking emails and replying accordingly Capturing scoresheets for the Results Recorder Setting up each new competition (twice a year): Collecting team details from coaches Entering team and player information into database Compiling requested team grades Compiling team contacts for the Rule Book Preparing the semi-finals and finals draws. The role only requires approximately two hours' commitment per week, with some additional time when setting up each new competition, of which there are two each year. You may even like to find another parent to share the role with. ​ An honorarium is paid to cover expenses. The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month, usually at the Rockdale Tennis Centre club house (over the bridge) but sometimes meetings are held over Zoom. If you feel you can help, contact Junior Branch President, Grahame Ross, on 0423 487 584 or rossglkt@gmail.com . The Committee members are very grateful for any help that can be provided as we want to continue providing enjoyable and challenging competitions for our junior players.

  • FAQs | ISLTA Junior Branch

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHAT IS THE ISTLA JUNIOR BRANCH? The Illawarra Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association (ISLTA) - Junior Branch is a committee of volunteers, mostly parents of players, who organise and run two competitions a year across all suburbs of both the St George and Sutherland Shire areas. ✅ A, B and C Grades are offered ✅ Premier Grade (by invitation only) ✅ 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 establishing Premier, A and B grades as UTR events since our Winter 2021 Competition. Our new website is just one of the other improvements the Committee has made. 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 run as 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: isltajbcomp@gmail.com . HOW CAN I ENTER THE SATURDAY MORNING JUNIOR UNISEX COMPETITION? Registration for the Summer 2022/2023 Competition is now closed. Read more . We recommend liking the ISLTA JB Facebook page to be kept informed of all details and also of future competitions. ​ Premier, A and B grade competitions are run as 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. 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 organises the draws and manages the registrations and results. Committee members make several important decisions involving the competition and ensure everything runs smoothly, including but not limited to, holding the Premier Grade trials and selecting and seeding players as well as seeding the teams in all other grades. The Committee is the heart of the competition and organises everything to do with it. ​ New members are always welcome. To join the Committee please contact: presidentisltajb@gmail.com 0423 487 584 isltajbcomp@gmail.com OTHER QUESTIONS? The Rule Book should provide all other information, however, don't hesitate to contact us if you do have any questions.

  • 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)