Junior

Junior competition is held in both Summer and Winter Seasons, with games consisting of both singles and doubles.

Summer Season 2017-18

Happy Valley Tennis Club is proud to have registered 12 Junior teams - 8 boys and 4 girls teams – playing in the SDTA Summer Competition in 2017-18.  In addition a girls Junior State League team has been nominated to play in a Tennis SA run competition.  The new Junior State League, Premier League and Division 1 teams play on a Friday night with matches commencing at 6.30pm.  Teams from Division 2 and lower play on a Saturday morning.  The Saturday teams are divided into 2 sessions – 8.30am-10.45 am and 10.45am-1pm depending on which division you are playing.

The weekly teams and venues will be available every Wednesday during the season on this page.

The 14 week season commences on 20th/21st of October for all teams except the new Junior State League team which commences on Friday October 13. There will be no matches in the school holidays with the last matches before Christmas on December 15/16. The second half of the season will resume after the Christmas school holidays on February 2/3 with no matches on the long weekend March 9/10. The finals will be held over 2 weekends on 16th/17th March and 23rd/24th March.

FIRST SESSION TIMES:  8.30am to 10.45am

SECOND SESSION TIMES: 10.45am to 12.45pm

Please download our Junior Information Sheet for Summer Season 2017-18.  And also take the time to read the information below.

We require a team manager for each team to help us.  Team Managers please check for order of merit. Players must be played in this order ONLY.  Any unavailability’s please contact your Team Manager in the first instance.  If no reserves are available then Team Managers please contact Simon on 0412 196 574.

The draw for each team will be emailed prior to the commencement of the season.  Matches are also available on Tennis Australia’s Match Centre at the following link – http://leagues.tennis.com.au/ You will need to create a log in.

Links to the match rules for the SDTA competition are below and a hard copy of the team draw and venues will be placed in the red bags for each team as well as a copy of the HVTC etiquette form.  Links to these documents can be found at the bottom of this page.  An electronic copy of any of these documents as well as the team draw can be emailed to you if you require.  Please email suetomh@internode.on.net with which team(s) you require.  Please use the team sheet to allocate reserves and a team supervisor for each week as well as a team manager and get this information to Simon as soon as possible so that it can be entered into the team sheets which are placed on the website each week. This information also helps us ring the appropriate people if there are unavailability’s.

Each week teams playing at home will be allocated two courts to play on.  Please check the board at the front of the Club to see which courts your team has been allocated.  If your team is playing on Courts 1 & 2 then it is your teams responsibility to help out in the canteen for that session.

While every endeavour has been made to position players in the appropriate Division and merit order, if you have a concern or wish to obtain clarification please speak to Simon as soon as possible and definitely prior to the end of the third week of the season.  After the third week player movement will be on a 2 win/2 loss system.  If a player wins 2 consecutive matches and the player above them loses 2 consecutive matches then the winning player may be promoted above the losing player if they wish to move up the order of merit in the team.  If this happens in your team please let Simon know so that the appropriate order of merit change can be made

All teams MUST play in the order given to them.  Any changes in order of merit will be emailed to the team prior to the weekend and are reflected in the teams which are loaded on the website each Wednesday.  Any changes in the order of merit will be highlighted in green.  If you do not play in the order given then the game played out of order will be forfeited and the points will go to the other team. If this happens in finals your team will forfeit the whole match.

Team Supervisors – Please return your scoresheets to the club and place in the marked box IMMEDIATELY after your match.  Not on Sunday and please do not leave scoresheets in the folders/red bags.  If the scoresheets are not submitted then the club gets a fine.  If the matches are cancelled by the association and no one goes to the venue then no sheet is required. If teams turn up to the venue and it is washed out or cancelled for any reason, a sheet is required to be filled out and signed by both supervisors and returned to the club. The clubrooms are open on Saturday afternoons.  Each team has allocated a supervisor for the match and it is the responsibility of this person to return the scoresheet immediately after the match and put it in the box at the front of the clubrooms.  

All  Boys & Girls Junior Summer 2017-18 Team Draw - RND 8 December 8/9
Other useful information for the Season  -

HVTC Match Day Ettiquette

SDTA Junior 2017/18 Competition Match Rules

SDTA Court Venues for Summer 2017-18

TA Tennis Ettiquette and Rules for Non Umpired Matches

All of this information is also on the SDTA website – http://www.sdta.org.au/Reminder: You can check premiership tables on the Tennis Australia Match Centre website – http://leagues.tennis.com.au/

Junior Coordinators
SIMON LONGHURST : 0412 196 574

SUE HOPPO : 0421 615 777