Junior competition is held in both Summer and Winter Seasons, with games consisting of both singles and doubles.
Winter Season 2020
Nomination forms are now available for the Winter Season 2020. Please click on the link to download the form –
Summer Season 2019-20
Fees for the 2019 Summer Season will be $150 for 1st child and $130 for the 2nd child or early bird registration (pay by July 6) is $140 for 1st child and $120 for the 2nd child if fees are paid in full or a $70 deposit per child is paid by the due date. FEES ARE DUE BY 14 DECEMBER, 2019. You can pay by cash or by EFTPOS on Saturday mornings at the Club or you can direct deposit your fees into the Happy Valley Tennis Club account – BSB no. – 085-741 Account no. – 205-068-092. Account name – Happy Valley Tennis Club. Please put the players name in the reference/description. Please do not pay fees to Simon during coaching if possible.
Hot/Wet Weather Policy
During Summer the following will occur:
- Junior matches will be cancelled where the forecast temperature for match time is 36 degrees or higher
- For Friday night matches the weather line will be updated at 4pm
- For first session (8:30am) Saturday matches, the weather line will be updated from 7am the morning of if the rain is extreme.
- The Tennis SA weather line number is 8411 1512.
Happy Valley Tennis Club is proud to have registered 11 Junior teams – 6 boys and 5 girls teams – playing in the SDTA Summer Competition in 2019-20. The JSL girls, Premier and Div 1 boys and girls teams all play on Friday nights with all other teams playing at 8.30am on Saturday mornings.
The weekly teams and venues will be available every Wednesday during the season on this page (see below).
Some inportant dates are:
- Start of season, 18/19 October
- Last match before Christmas to be 13/14 December
- Break after 13/14 December, and returning on 31 January/1 February
- Last round to be on 28/29 February
- Finals to be run over 3 weekends commencing 13/14 March with Grand Final on March 27/28
- Matches will not be played over the Adelaide Cup Long Weekend – March 6/7
FIRST SESSION TIMES: 8.30am to 10.45am
Please download our Junior Information Sheet for Summer 2019-20. 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 email@example.com 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. Deadline for collection is 3pm Saturday. 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. If this is not done by 3pm on Saturday then you wll need to deliver the scoresheet to the letterbox of the Recording Secretary.
Reminder: You can check upcoming matches and premiership tables on the Tennis Australia Match Centre website – http://leagues.tennis.com.au/
SIMON LONGHURST : 0412 196 574
SUE HOPPO : 0421 615 777