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  • Court Locations & Draw | ISLTA Junior Branch

    COURT LOCATIONS, TEAM CONTACTS, DRAW AND KEY Click on the links below to view and download documents Court Locations and Team Contacts Draw for A and B Grades All players must have a Tennis Australia Competitive Player Profile (66333 number) from Match Centre AND be UTR-registered. Register now at Match Centre . You must also link your Tennis Australia Competitive Player Profile to your UTR. If you don't have a UTR visit universaltennis.com. Key - updated 9 May 2024 Result 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

  • Wet Weather | ISLTA Junior Branch

    WET WEATHER What to do in the event of wet weather: ​ Call the court telephone number or the team's website 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) ​ Tennis Australia’s Extreme Weather Policy

  • Team Registration Details for Coaches | ISLTA Junior Branch

    FOR COACHES - HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAMS Registration for the Winter 2024 Competition is now closed. The Competition starts Saturday 4 May. Match Centre has been a huge success and is now in place for the recording and collation of competition results. To be eligible to play in ISLTA - Junior Branch competitions, each player must be Match Centre registered and have their own Tennis Australia 66333 number. To submit your teams for our Saturday Morning Competition, coaches should complete the updated Team Registration Form and email it to isltajbcomp@gmail.com by Wednesday 27 March 2024 . 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 Australia 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 2024-25 Competition, we ask coaches to email the completed spreadsheet to isltajbcomp@gmail.com by TBC. If you require assistance completing the updated Team Registration Form or have any questions, please contact our Competition Secretary on: isltajbcomp@gmail.com .

  • 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

  • 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 can be emailed to isltapremier@gmail.com ) ✅ 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 and islta.jb on Instagram 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 and our new Instagram account, islta.jb 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: isltajbcomp@gmail.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 Australia 66333 number to play. Registering on Match Centre for your Tennis Australia 66333 number is simple and fast to do. Register now and then complete your Competitive Player Profile and activate your UTR from your profile. This is a Tennis Australia mandatory requirement and will allow players to record their results directly to Match Centre . ​ 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 . 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 our other 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 can be emailed to isltapremier@gmail.com . 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 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 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) I HAVE OBSERVED GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP - WHO DO I TELL? ISLTA Junior Branch rewards good sportsmanship with our Good Sportsmanship awards. And your nominations count! Rewards are in the form of prizes given out at the end of each comp (summer and winter) at the Finals presentations ​ The ISLTA – JB Committee is keen to promote good sportsmanship as a way of recognising players who demonstrate a positive attitude and good sportsmanship. Anyone witnessing g ood sportsmanship can nominate a player/s. Email your nomination/s to: goodsportsislta@gmail.com , including the player details and reasons for the nomination. Possible reasons for nomination: Being polite to players both on and off 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. I HAVE SOME PHOTOS I'D LIKE TO SHARE Send your best action shot photos to: isltajb.photos@gmail.com . These will be shared to Instagram account: islta.jb . Some may also be used on our website. Don’t forget to include your name and surname when emailing your photos. 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: 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.

  • Rules & Draw Blue Book | ISLTA Junior Branch

    RULES AND DRAW Competition Rule Book and Draw (A, B & C Grades) , which also includes court locations and team contacts Premier Grade Rules Premier Grade Draw Rules for Matches Played Without a Chair Umpire Etiquette Tennis Australia Regulations and Code of Behaviour Team Adjustment Form ​ Suburbs Included in Competition ​ Premier Grade Result Sheet Result Sheet

  • 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 should be emailed to: isltapremier@gmail.com by 1 August 2024. 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

  • Court Locations & Draw | ISLTA Junior Branch

    COURT LOCATIONS & TEAM MANAGERS Click on the following images to enlarge them. DRAW KEY

  • Gallery | ISLTA Junior Branch

    GALLERY Please send your photos to isltajb.photos@gmail.com and we'll add them to the gallery PREMIER GRADE: SUMMER 2023-2024 FINALS A-B GRADE: SUMMER 2023-2024 FINALS 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

  • 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.

  • 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. Our Association is a not-for-profit entity and is run by volunteers. Our main focus is to organise tennis competitions to support junior players across the St George and Sutherland Shire areas. 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): The highest grade of the Saturday Morning Junior Competition, known as Premier Grade, is run in a tournament style environment at one venue (currently played at Roberts Road, Peakhurst) E xpressions of interest should be emailed to isltapremier@gmail.com ) ​ 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) About Us: About

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