Hope Ward Tennis Club Season 2023/24

You are invited to join Hope Ward Tennis Club for the coming summer season, and at our OPEN DAY at
the Club (Tweed Street, Cumberland Park) on

11.00 am to 1.30 pm

FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE from 12:00 pm!

We look forward to seeing our existing members on Open Day together with any friends, family
and/or prospective new members who may be interested in playing for the 2022/23 season. Our
Club Coach, Heather ‘Heepsy’ Heeps will also be in attendance to organise some on court fun!
Please refer to the following Information pages which provide important details for the upcoming

Team nominations are required to be lodged with the Association shortly, and we therefore need to
know your intentions as soon as possible so that we can nominate the required number of teams in the
appropriate divisions.

Season Information


HWTC fields teams across various levels in the Southern Districts Tennis Association Junior
competition. The competition comprises of teams in Yellow Ball (17 & Under as at 1/10/22 -
standard ball/format); Green Ball (12 & Under as at 31/3/23 - modified ball) and Orange Ball (10 &
Under as at 30/9/22 & 31/3/23 respectively - modified ‘Match Play’ competition). The competition
is predominantly conducted over 2 session times on Saturday mornings (8.30am & 10.45am), with
Premier League and Div. 1 being played on Friday nights at 6.30pm. The 8.30am session usually
consists of Boys’ Divs. 2-9 and Girls’ Divs. 2-5, with Boys Div. 10, Girls Div. 6, Green Ball and Orange
Ball in the 10.45am session. Please be aware that the session times for the lower Yellow Ball
divisions are subject to change depending on the number of divisions being fielded within the
Association, so the above session ‘split’ should only be used as a guide. The Orange Ball competition
is conducted as 2 separate ‘seasons’ – Term 4, 2022 and Term 1, 2023…please refer season dates
below. Orange Ball teams for Term 1, 2023 will therefore be organised in January.
Please note that HWTC is also a SA Gov. Sports Voucher provider. For more details and to check
if you are eligible please visit www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au. To claim your $100 discount, please
download and complete the Sports Voucher form (form also attached). The completed form can be
given to ‘Heepsy’ or emailed to Madeline - hopewardtc@gmail.com. On receipt of the rebate by
HWTC, we will contact you to organise transfer of the $100 to your bank account. We therefore
request that subs and/or coaching fees are paid up front. Should you have any queries in relation to
Junior Tennis at Hope Ward, please feel free to contact our Junior Coordinator (Boys) - Dean
Sincock 0403 875 040 or Junior Coordinator (Girls) - Emma Ziersch 0409 671 754.


HWTC also fields teams across various levels in the Southern Districts Tennis Association Senior
Competition, in which matches are played on Saturday afternoons from 1.00pm. Most teams are
single sex teams of 4 players, and the format involves each player playing one 9 game set (tie break
at 8 all) of both doubles and singles. Matches are usually finished by around 4.00-4.30pm.
There is also a Mixed Doubles competition in which we are hoping to field at least one team (may
consist of up to 3 male and 3 female players), with a format of each player playing one 9 game set
(tie break at 8 all) of one mens/womens doubles and two mixed doubles.

2022/23 Season Information

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Below is a list of FAQs for the coming season:


What are the important dates for the upcoming 2022/23 season?


  • Season Start: 15 October 2022 (Juniors 21/22 October)
  • Last match before Christmas: 17 December 2022 (Juniors 16/17 December)
  • First match after Christmas: 28 January 2023 (Juniors 27/28 January)
  • Last minor round match: 4 March 2023 (Juniors 3/4 March)
  • Semi Finals: 18 March 2023 (Juniors 11/12 March)
  • Grand Finals: 25 March 2023 (Juniors 23/24 March)


Junior Orange Ball - please note that this competition is conducted over 2 separate term based seasons

Term 4, 2021 from 22/10 - 17/12 (no play pageant day) = 8 weeks

Term 1, 2022 from 4/2 - 25/3 (no play on March 11, long weekend) = 7 weeks


Are there any social events throughout the year? 


Yes there certainly are! Hope Ward hosts several events throughout the year, our calendar for the upcoming year will be announced soon, so stay tuned!


What are the subscriptions for the season?


Subscription Type Rate

(and juniors playing both seniors & juniors)



(full time students, unemployed, juniors playing both seniors & juniors)



(includes supervised Friday club practice)


Green Ball

(includes supervised Friday club practice)


Orange Ball

(for one term based season)

$45 Term 4

$40 Term 1


($130 for first child, $110 for siblings)



(not playing matches in competition, only access to use courts)

























*If paid by 23rd of October 2021, otherwise add $20 (per player for families) on top of the rates listed above.


What is included within my subs?

Your subscriptions include the following:

  • Entitlement to use the courts for practice throughout the year (subject to availability).
  • Junior subs also include a full season of supervised practice/coaching supervised by our Club Coach Heather 'Heepsy' Heeps.
  • All expenses paid access to Hope Ward's "Season Welcome Pizza Night" function.
  • Free entry into the Club Tournament where the winners will have their names added to the Hope Ward Honour Board!
  • Tennis SA registration
  • The subs also cover the costs of court hire and balls for every match during the season, as well as the general overheads for the club such as court maintenance, electricity, telephone, water, cleaning etc.