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- 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 Interdistrict Challenge Cup 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Interdistrict 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. 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 All players are required to have a tennis ID number and it is your responsibility to provide that when registering. This also applies to reserves. Tennis NSW has provided a step-by-step guide on how to request your ID number , but should you have any queries or issues obtaining it, please contact Tracy Charas or Tennis NSW; 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: email@example.com | 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.
- 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
- Forms | ISLTA Junior Branch
FORMS RESULT SHEETS Result Sheet to be used only in the event that Match Centre is unavailable for players to record their scores 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 Australia 66333 number to play. Register on Match Centre . Tennis Australia requires that players update their Competitive Player Profile on Match Centre and link their profile to their UTR. Players should visit universaltennis.com to register for their UTR. Players must email their 66333 Tennis Australia number, together with their name and surname, to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- 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 email@example.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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.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 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org , 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 0423 487 584 email@example.com OTHER QUESTIONS? The Rule Book should provide all other information, however, don't hesitate to contact us if you do have any questions.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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
- Gallery | ISLTA Junior Branch
GALLERY Please send your photos to email@example.com 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
- Registration | ISLTA Junior Branch
REGISTRATION Registration for the Summer 2023-24 Competition has now closed. If you're interested in playing/submitting a team in a future competition, r egister to keep updated by clicking here . We strongly recommend having three (3) players in each team as this will reduce the number of forfeits in the event of illness or unexpected ability to play. Don't have a coach? Here is a list of coaches who currently submit teams to our Saturday Morning Competitions. Alternatively, contact the A - C Grade Co-ordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note : To participate in ISLTA JB competitions, all players in all grades must have a Tennis Australia 66333 number . In addition, players must complete their Competitive Player Profile and link their profile to their UTR from Match Centre . This will also enable players to submit their results directly to Match Centre . This is a Tennis Australia mandatory requirement. Register now at Match Centre for your Tennis Australia 66333 number . Updates on registering for upcoming competitions will be published on our Facebook page . You can also register to keep updated by clicking here . A - C GRADE PLAYER REGISTRATION Coaches submit team registrations on behalf of all teams and players, using the Team Registration Form . Contact your coach to ensure they have your correct details, including your Tennis Australia 66333 number . For independent teams who don't have a coach, each team player will need to complete a Player Registration Form. Contact email@example.com to be sent the form . Players who don't have a coach or a team will also need to complete the Player Registration Form . Please note: All players must have a Tennis Australia 66333 number. Register now at Match Centre . All players must also be UTR-registered . UNIVERASL TENNIS RATING - UTR Premier, A and B Grades are run as UTR competitions. All players in those grades are required to be UTR-registered . Players are required by Tennis Australia to link their UTR to their Tennis Australia Competitive Player Profile (accessible after registering for their 66333 number). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org . PREMIER GRADE Premier Grade Summer Competition 2023/24 Expressions of interest are now closed. Please send your details to email@example.com for future competitions .
- 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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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
- Summer Comp 2021/2022 Announcement | ISLTA Junior Branch
Hello Junior Branch Community! We are pleased that, due to the high level of vaccination rates across Greater Sydney, that this summer's Saturday morning tennis competition will likely commence on 20 November . It will be a shortened competition due to a number of key COVID-19 restrictions not being lifted until recently. Here's a copy of the letter that was sent to coaches on 13 October. If you have not yet spoken with your coach about being registered in a team, please contact them urgently. If you would like to play but don't have a coach or a team or need a third player, send an email to email@example.com with the following information: Name and surname DOB UTR (universaltennis.com ) Mobile number Coach's name (if applicable. Alternatively, include previous coach details) As we are made aware of updates from Tennis NSW and the NSW State Government, will be in touch to advise you of those details. Premier Grade Due to restrictions still in place, no trials will be held for the summer competition. Teams have been formed based on previous results and UTRs. Thank you for your continued patience and support during these difficult times. We are all greatly looking forward to a COVID-free, great summer of tennis for our juniors. See you on court very soon. Illawarra Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association - Junior Branch Committee
- 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)
- Coaches | ISLTA Junior Branch
FINDING A COACH Looking for a coach or do you need a team to play with in a Junior Branch Competition? Here's a list of coaches who currently enter teams in Junior Branch Saturday Morning Competitions.