Tournament dates and times
Friday 15 January 2016: 6pm – 11pm
Saturday 16 January 2016: 8am – 8pm
Sunday 17 January 2016: 8am – 5pm
Please note: If entry numbers warrant it, first round men’s singles play will also be held on Thursday 14 January from 6pm for local Sydney players only.
Main Venue: Cintra Park Tennis Centre, Concord, NSW (see map below)
Friday Night Secondary Venues for first round singles matches only.
Parklands Tennis, Centennial Parklands
Moore Park Tennis, Moore Park
Surface at all venues: Synthetic Grass
A player may enter a maximum of two (2) events only limited to the combination of 1 x Singles or 1 x Doubles or 1 x Mixed doubles. However players who enter Mens Singles and Age Singles events cannot enter Mixed Doubles due to the scheduling of events. Check the preliminary schedule.
• All events are best of 3 set knock-out draws except Women’s Doubles – all grades and Mixed Doubles – all grades, which will be played as round-robins.
• All knock-out event matches including the finals will be the best of 3 sets, with the 3rd set being a super tie break (first to 10 with a 2 point advantage). The first two sets are normal first-to-6 sets with a tiebreak at 6-6.
• Round-robin events will be played as one (1) pro-set, first to eight (8) with a two (2) game advantage with a tie break played at 7-7 or one (1) normal set with a tie-break at 5-5, dependent on entries.
• If any knock-out draw event does not attract enough entries, the Tournament Director and Organising Committee reserves the right to cancel the event or schedule the event as a round-robin. All affected players will be contacted to discuss their options.
• Consolation events will be offered for all first round losing players. Players must nominate to be included in the consolation event. Grades may be combined in consolation events dependent on entry and the overall scheduling of the tournament.
Fees and terms of entry
Your registration is accepted when your payment is received. Payments should be made via PayPal at time of registering. Players who withdraw from the tournament before 24 December 2015 will receive a full refund less $10 admin fee. After 24 December 2015 no refund will be given. Any unpaid entries at 31 December 2015 may be cancelled at the discretion of the Tournament Director and Organising Committee before the draws are finalised.
All entries must be made online through the GLTA Tournament Software. If you have played in GLTA tournaments before you will be prompted to “Enter online with an account”. If you are new to GLTA events you will have the option to create an account before completing your entry and payment. You only need to do this once for future GLTA tournaments.
So enter early to avoid disappointment of missing out!
The full terms and regulations and ENTRY are available HERE Entry will close 31 December 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To help you with your planning
There is a lot to enjoy off the courts in Sydney during January. The Sydney Festival, 7-26 January 2016, offers around 400 performances of 140 events performed by more than 1000 artists in more than 30 venues. Inclusive programming, a broad range of free events and accessible pricing policies for the ticketed shows means that Sydney Festival is open to all, welcoming Sydneysiders and visitors from wherever they live.
There is also the final lead-in tournament to the Australian Open Grand Slam. The APIA International 10-16 January at Sydney Olympic Park, plays host to some of the top names on the WTA & ATP Tours.
Whether a local or visitor, January is the best time to be in Sydney.
International and inter-state visitors may consider taking up accommodation near Central Station in the Sydney CBD. There are express trains – 12 minutes – from Central to Burwood Station (closest station to Cintra Park).
Bounce Hotel – a mix of hostel and private rooms next to Central Station in Surry Hills.
Cambridge Hotel – 4 star hotel accommodation just off Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.
Main Tournament Venue – Cintra Park Tennis Centre Concord – Gipps Street, Concord, NSW
Transport to Cintra Park
The closest train station is Burwood, about 20 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. Sydney Trains timetables.
There are buses available acroos the road from Burwood Station with a stop on the corner of Burwood Road and Gipps St Concord. The courts are a 5 minute walk from the bus stop. Bus routes M41, 463,464,466. Check Sydney Buses timetables.
There is a large car park available at the Cintra Park courts, enter from Gipps Street. 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.