Transport and parking
There is limited parking within the grounds of Eastcourts Tennis Centre. The courts are located in a residential neighbourhood so other parking options in surrounding streets may also be limited.
The closest public transport are buses that travel down Anzac Parade from both Circular Quay via Taylor Square(397,L94,399) and Central (391, 395). The nearest bus stop is the corner of Anzac Parade and Strachan St, Kingsford. The courts are about 10 minutes walk.(refer map below)
East Cafe, located at the courts,will be serving breakfast and lunch and espresso coffee to kick start your day. The menu is available HERE
Various take-away restaurants are also located 10 minutes walk away on Anzac Parade.
Please note, we will not be running a BBQ on the day.
Clay Court Etiquette
Please sweep the court with the sweeping mats after you finish every set (including finals). Sweep the lines with the rotating line sweepers as required.
Round Robin Set Format
Within each group, each team will play 4 matches of 1 set, first to 6 games with a standard tiebreak at 5-5.
5 point short deuce will be utilised (i.e the third time you get to deuce it’s only one sudden death point).
Warm ups are to be kept to a maximum of 5 mins.
Group Winner Scoring
The winner and runner up of each group will be determined by sets won. In the event of a tie on sets the winner will be determined by percentage games won. ie. Games won divided by total games played (eg. 20 games won, 18 games lost = 20/(20+18) = 52.632%)
The winner of each group will advance to their division final. The runner up of each group will advance to a 3rd/4th play off.
Captains & Court allocation
Group Captains are on board to help the smooth running of the tournament. Please check-in with your group captain on arrival and follow their lead for the day. Captains will be responsible for scoring, managing the order of play and determining who advances to finals/play offs. Captains are in charge of balls for your group. Check the scoresheet to see if you get new balls for your match.
Courts allocations were randomly drawn out of a hat at Sunday Social, 11th May. Finals and 3rd/4th playoffs should commence at approximately 4pm, on the courts determined by your captains.
Roland Garros Group A – Court 1 – Steven T (c)
Roland Garros Group B – Court 6 – Andrew S (c)
Barcelona Group A – Court 3 – Dean M (c)
Barcelona Group B – Court 7 – Damien O (c)
Monte Carlo Group A – Court 5 – Edward A (c)
Monte Carlo Group B – Court 2 – Brendan M (c)
Rome Group A – Court 8 – Richard H (c)
Rome Group B – Court 4 – Seamus D (c)
The draws and first match times are available HERE Again, please check your first match time carefully.
Good luck and have a great day.