Newsletter 09Sep11


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Friday, 9 September 2011, Issue # 032

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Team Sydney Dinner

On Thursday, 1 September a group of nine keen Tennis Sydneyers attended a celebratory and charity dinner to recognise diver Matthew Mitcham and speed skater Blake Skjellerup becoming the latest Gay Games ambassadors. The dinner was supported by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association, Proteus Leadership Centres and Team Sydney.

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James Nicholson

tennis 3

September 11, 2011

Draw Now Published

As this is a Sunday Social event, the draw seedings encompass a significant variety of standard from our number 1 of Open standard, through to our number 64 of D grade standard.  Like all tournaments, the draw commences with 1 vs 64, 2 vs 63 and so on in the first round.  So if you are on the extremity of the rankings, you can expect some swift first rounds…  have some fun with it.  Conversely, if you are ranked at the centre of the draw 32 vs 33 give or take…  then you need to be ready to hit the court absolutely on fire, as your matches should be pretty even.

Match formats will be single sets, first to 6, with a standard tie break (first to 7 by 2) at 5-5.

Strictly 5 minute warm-ups prior to starting the match.  If you need more, go for a run around Centennial.

If we’re running short on time, short deuce may be implemented during the day.

To get through 152 matches we’ll be playing on all 11 courts, everyone will be expected to play at least 1 match on courts 10 and 11.

If there are no walkovers/withdrawals you can expect to play a minimum of 4 sets (if you lose your final direction’s QF), or 5 sets if you lose your SF, and ultimately, 6 sets if you make it to one of the 8 (E, NE, N, NW, W, SW, S, SE) finals…  so, do what you need to do to go the distance.

At Compass, technology is coming out to play.  The draws and scores will be updated regularly as the day go on.  So, bring your web enabled devices, switch over from Grindr, and refresh the GLTA site to check progress.  Mario’s in charge of manually updating the bulletin board version of the draw with a pen for those non tech-enabled. Also, if you’re not immediately handy, I’ll try to SMS your next match and court assignments, so, keep your phone handy.

To cut down on lag between matches, you’ll be given your court assignment whilst the previous match is still in play, this way you’ll be able to jump on immediately after match point.  The first round assignments are as follows –  Some matches will finish quickly, so players at 9 and 9:30 please arrive nice and early.  8:30 players be on court at 8:30 sharp.

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Tim Pailthorpe
Compass Tournament Director




Closing Date for Entries 18 Sept

Did you put on a few extra kilos during Winter? We have the perfect solution to your weighty problem – entries are now open for our Spring Fling Mid-Week Tennis Competition!

Online Entry

It will be the same format as last Spring which means you don’t even need to find a partner! All you need to do is enter via the Tennis Sydney website and the Committee will find you a partner with the intention of making every tie as close as possible. Each team will still consist of 2 players with 2 doubles rubbers and 2 singles rubbers being played on the night. The respective number 1s and 2s will play each other in the singles.

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Russell Hall
Competition Coordinator





Australia and Tennis Sydney was once again represented at international GLTA Tournaments recently. This time it was in the US.
Tyrone Andres and Jamie Parker, also known by their Tennis Sydney All-Star names, Daniela Hantuchova & Jana Novotna travelled to Detroit, Michigan to participate in the 2011 Motor City Tennis Championship.
Tyrone and Jamie both made the 2nd round in their Singles events. In their Doubles events, Tyrone and Jamie made it to the Semi-Finals and the Quarter Finals respectively.

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October 7-9, 2011

Closing Date for Entries 18 Sept

Every GLTB tennis player in Sydney knows the name Peter Deacon. For younger players or players who joined Tennis Sydney recently you may wish to know who Peter Deacon was.

Peter Deacon was certainly no novice in the world of sports promotion. He was a household name in the sports of squash, triathlon and thoroughbred racing having conducted over 675 world, international, national, state and regional events. He achieved legendary status and was regarded as one of the doyens of sports entrepreneur.

A former World and Australian Squash Doubles Champion…

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sunday social jonas


There will be no Social Tennis at Parklands Tennis Centre this Sunday 11 Sept as we will be staging the Singles Tourrnament at the centre.

If you are not playing in the tournament please come out to support the event, or volunteer your time to assist, so we can make it a memorable day.

Sunday Social Tennis will return to Parklands Tennis Centre next Sunday Sept 18.

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