Club Championships 2015

Entries are now open for the 2015 annual club championships. As in previous years we will be organising womens singles, mens singles, womens doubles, mens doubles and mixed doubles. Entries are open to club members and regular social players. Each player is welcome to enter one or all of the competitions to which they are eligible. The entry fee is $10 per person regardless of the number of competitions that you enter.

The initial rounds of each competition will be a single set with the winner the first to 9 games (regardless of the margin between the scores). Each final will be the best of 3 tie-break sets.

Championship entries are now open. The entrance form can be downloaded here. Please return your completed form to the club president before the 21st of June.

To ensure that the competition is completed swiftly we have instituted a time limit for each round. It is the individual player’s responsibility to check their draw for each round and to have completed their match(es) before the deadline. The draw and schedule will be available in the club hut each week for reference. The key dates for the championships this year are

  • 21.06.2015 – Closing date for entries
  • 08.07.2015 – Draw published
  • 02.08.2015 – 1st round completion
  • 30.08.2015 – 2nd round completion
  • 27.09.2015 – 3rd round completion
  • 25.10.2015 – 4th round / Semi Finals
  • 08.11.2015 – Finals

Update as we have been rained out for a couple of weeks the deadline for entries has been extended to Sunday the 28th of June.

May 2015 Round Robin

This coming Sunday, the 31st of May, will be the May Round Robin. We made it round “Maybe” because of the way the weather has been recently.

The normal playing rules apply:

  • Arrive before 9 00 am so that we can organise the draw.(if you arrive late you may not be included).
  • Those arriving before 9 am are able to warm up more of course.
  • Be prepared to play four of the usual sets
  • Prizes for the winners of each division are a bottle of wine
  • The cost to play is $5

If the weather is doubtful phone the NEW PHONE NUMBER at Wakehurst Tennis (02) 9907 0142.

April 2015 Round Robin

We will play our monthly round robin competition for April 2015 on Sunday the 26th from 9am.

The normal playing rules apply. Please arrive before 9 00 am so that we can organise the draw. If you arrive late you may not be included. Those arriving before 9am are able to warm up more of course. Be prepared to play four sets, each of eight games. Prizes for the winners of each division are Wolf Blass Wines. The cost to play is $5 in addition to your normal playing fees. If the weather is doubtful you can phone to check if the courts are open at (02) 9907 0142.

We have arranged for five courts this Sunday so we should be able to play some social tennis along side the round robin competition.

Stragglers please note, be court side by 9.00 or risk missing out on the competition.

March 2015 Round Robin

We will play our monthly round robin competition for March 2015 on Sunday the 29th from 9am.

The normal playing rules apply. Please arrive before 9 00 am so that we can organise the draw. If you arrive late you may not be included. Those arriving before 9am are able to warm up more of course. Be prepared to play four sets, each of eight games. Prizes for the winners of each division are Wolf Blass Wines. The cost to play is $5 in addition to your normal playing fees. If the weather is doubtful you can phone to check if the courts are open at (02) 9907 0142.

Stragglers please note, be courtside by 9.00 or risk missing out on the competition.

February 2015 Round Robin

We will play our monthly round robin competition for February 2015 on Sunday the 22nd from 9am.

The normal playing rules apply. Please arrive before 9 00 am so that we can organise the draw. If you arrive late you may not be included. Those arriving before 9am are able to warm up more of course. Be prepared to play four sets, each of eight games. Prizes for the winners of each division are Wolf Blass Wines. The cost to play is $5 in addition to your normal playing fees. If the weather is doubtful you can phone to check if the courts are open at 9907 9180.

Stragglers please note, be courtside by 9.00 or risk missing out on the competition.

Change of Location for 1st of February

On Sunday the 1st of February, 2015 we will be playing at Belrose Tennis Courts rather than Wakehurst Courts. This is because of a Junior Tennis Tournament at Wakehurst Tennis Courts which received at the last moment a larger than expected entry (perhaps due to the success of the younger Australian tennis players at the Australian Championships).

On the Sunday morning now at Belrose we will be presenting the trophies for the winners of the Wakehurst Club Championships. It would be appreciated if those players can attend. The presentation will take place at about 10.30am and play will be stopped for a short while. Even if those winners are unable to play through injury or other reason still come to enable us to complete the trophy giving.

We will have four courts from 9am until 12 noon to provide plenty of competitive social play.

Fees for the First Half of 2015

As it is January once again member’s fees for the first six months of 2015 are now due. We would appreciate prompt payment by all members. Due to rising court hire fees the membership fees for Wakehurst Tennis Club are now $200.00 for full members and $100.00 for students.

Casual rates have also increased from the first of January and are now $12.00 for two hours or $18.00 for three hours. This is the first increase in four years and has been caused by an increase in the rent charged to the court operators by Warringah Council.

Payments can be made by cash or cheque to the Treasurer Warwick Bookallil at which time a receipt will be written.
Alternatively you can make a direct payment to the Wakehurst Tennis Club bank account. See any committee member for the bank account details.

January 2015 Round Robin

This coming Sunday the 25th of January will be the usual Round Robin played on the last Sunday of the month.
As it is just before Australia day it will be called “Round Aussie”.

The normal playing rules apply:

  • Arrive before 9 00 am so that we can organise the draw.
    • If you arrive late you will only be included at the Club Captain’s discretion
    • Those arriving before 9am can warm up on court before the competition starts
    • Be prepared to play four of the usual sets
    • Prizes for the winners of each division
    • The cost to play is $5

If the weather is doubtful you can phone to check if the courts are open at (02) 9907 9180. Stragglers please note, be courtside by 9.00 or risk missing out on the competition.

Depending on availability there may be a court set aside for social matches during the morning but this is not guaranteed. Your best chance of playing on Sunday is to arrive before 9:00am and play in the round robin,

29th Annual General Meeting

The 29th Annual General Meeting of the Wakehurst Tennis Club will be held on the 8th of February, 2015 at 12.30pm at Wakehurst Golf Club, Seaforth.

Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. To receive and adopt the Minutes of the last AGM for 2014
  3. To receive and adopt the President’s Report
  4. To receive and adopt the Club Captain’s Report
  5. To receive and adopt the Treasurer’s Report
  6. Election of Office Bearers
  7. Discussion of the Wakehurst Tennis Club Championships
  8. Any other business

Notes

All Members and Players of the Club are encouraged to attend the meeting. Only club members who are full financial members at the time of the meeting are entitled to vote. Only full club members who are present at the meeting are entitled to vote. No proxies will be accepted. The Committee /office bearers will consist of

  • President/Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Club Captain
  • Social Secretary or secretaries

The Vice Captains are by appointment only and help to direct play at the two sessions of tennis.

November 2014 Round Robin

The round robin for November 2014 will be held this coming Sunday, the 30th of November. The rules are the same as previous competitions

  • Your entry will cost $5 to cover the cost of prizes
  • Arrive as early as you can and be court side by 9.00am. This is so we can get a draw organised and underway quickly. If you arrive after 9:00am you will only be able to play at the Captain’s discretion
  • Each contestant will play 4 matches of 8 games with a different partner for each match

Time permitting we are also hoping to play a mixed doubles semi-final in our continuing journey to the completion of the club championships.