Compass Doubles - draw and details


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Cintra Park Tennis Centre (home of Western Suburbs Tennis)
Gipps Street, Concord, NSW
Ph. 9744 2767
www.wstennis.com.au (refer map below)

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Transport to Cintra Park

The closest train station is Burwood, about 15 minutes walk to the courts heading north along Burwood Rd, across Parramatta Rd and continuing on until you reach Gipps St, Concord. 
Turn right and the courts are about 5 minutes along on your left. 

There are express trains (12 mins) departing from Central Platform 18 – North Shore and Western Line – to Burwood.

Check http://www.cityrail.info/ for timetables.


There is a large car park available at the Cintra Park courts, enter from Gipps Street. Please note that the car park is currently being upgraded and is a bit rough in places with uneven surfaces.

A word of CAUTION ! The entry and exit to the car park is on a bend in Gipps St, so please take extra care when arriving at and departing the courts.

No smoking. No dogs allowed.

The Western Suburbs Tennis Association / Cintra Park Tennis Centre complies with the City of Canada Bay Council’s no smoking policy and the State Government’s Smoke-free Sports grounds policy. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the grounds.

The Association also complies with an order from the City of Canada Bay Council that dogs are not permitted anywhere on the grounds of the Cintra Park Tennis Centre. Dogs are welcome in the adjoining park.

Your co-operation with both requests above is appreciated.


Fundraising raffle

We will be raising funds in support of the World AIDS Day theme of ‘Ending HIV’. Funds raised will be sent to the Children’s Hospital Randwick Paediatric HIV Services/ Camp Goodtime; and to the Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW who support not only people affected by HIV but others within our community who may be in need of their services.

Tickets will be sold from 10.00am – 2.00pm with prizes drawn at 3.00pm.Ticket prices are 1 for $2, 3 for $5 and 10 for $10. Prizes include a Sam Stosur signed Babolat racquet, lots of court hire, coaching vouchers and a 12 RH Babolat Tennis Bag. We sincerely thank all our supporters of the fundraiser. The full prize list is HERE.

So dig deep and support the fundraiser.

We will also be drawing the winner of 2 x tickets to ‘The Lion King’ for those players who registered before November 15.


We will be holding a BBQ at lunchtime. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available. The nearest shops are about a 10 minute walk away on either Parramatta Rd (limited) or 15 minutes walk to Burwood Rd toward the station. The Cintra Park Pro-Shop also sells light refreshments.
Balls: Slazenger

Courts: We will be using all 14 courts at Cintra – 12 synthetic grass & 2 clay.

Set format: Single set, first to 6 games, (Short deuce, sudden death point upon reaching 2nd deuce) Standard tiebreak at 5-5, first to 7 by 2 (no sudden death point).

For those new to a compass draw, following is a brief description of how it works.

All players start in one single draw, ranked 1-64, “the EAST” draw. In round one, seeded player 1 plays 64, 2 plays 63 etc. After round 1, the draw is split, winners remain in the EAST draw, non-winners move to the next draw (WEST). Then we play again, 1 plays 32, 2 plays 31, etc, in East. In the newly created WEST draw, player 33 plays 64, 34 plays 63 etc. The draw keeps splitting (winners one way, non-winners another) for 3 more rounds, until there is 8 separate draws, E, NE, N, NW, W, SW, S, SE. (hence a Compass)

If there are no walkovers/withdrawals, every player/team is guaranteed 4 sets. If you make the semi of your [8th of the] draw, you will play 5 sets, and if you make the final, you will play 6 sets.

Ultimate glory goes to the EAST winner (who is undefeated) and to the EAST runner-up (who has lost only to the EAST winner). Tournament ranking continues from EAST (ranks 1-8) anti clockwise through NORTHEAST (ranks 9-16), NORTH (ranks 17-24), NORTHWEST (ranks 25-32), WEST (rank 33-40), SOUTHWEST (ranks 41-48), SOUTH (ranks 49-56), then finally at SOUTHEAST.(ranks 57-64).


The draw and times for first round matches is available HERE

Please ensure you check-in at the Tournament Desk 15 minutes before your scheduled time.  

Good luck to all players and have an enjoyable day. 

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