Junior 2019 News

29.01.2019 16:31

Dear Players & Parents


Happy New Year!! 


I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday break (not long left now) and managing to stay cool in this current heat wave (better now than when the season resumes)!! 


With only 5 minor round matches remaining we are hopeful of having a number of teams participating in the finals series (as per the Premiership Tables in my pre Christmas email).


A few reminders/updates for you:-


1.  Club Practice resumes on Friday 1/2 as doMatches on Friday 1/2 (for Div. 1)and Saturday 2/2 for all other divisions.  Please refer to your Team

Manager if you are unsure as to who is rostered off, in 5 player teams.


2.  Junior Finalsthis season is a 3 round finals series.  There is no play on 9/3 (long weekend) with Semi Finals on 16/3, Preliminary Finals on 23/3 and Grand Finals on 30/3.  A reminder for all teams currently playing in the 10.45am session - please note that if your team competes in the finals series... ALL FINALS MATCHES ARE PLAYED AT 8.30am (not at 10.45am).


3.  Les Tapp InterAssociation Tournament

The above tournament was held at Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis Club from the 8th-10th January.  Hope Wardians Jack (Boys Open) and Tom (12U Boys)
met the selection criteria and were available to participate.  Congratulations to both boys on representing our Association (SDTA) in their respective age groups.  I also want to acknowledge Sam who also met the selection criteria and was available to play but unfortunately SDTA was unable to field a team in his age group.


4.  HWTC Club Tournament

Our Club Tournament is open to all HWTC members and, for Juniors, matches will be held on Sunday 17/2 with finals being played on Sunday 3/3.  The tournament fee is included in your subs so I encourage all HWTC Juniors to enter.  It's a fun way to get some extra match practice and test your tennis skills against your fellow Hope Wardians.  Further details and entry forms will be emailed soon. 


5.  Orange Ball

We are very excited to be entering teams into the Orange Ball competition for the first time.  This is a 6 week competition which commences on 16/2 and is played in the 10.45am session.  If you see some of our young Hot Shots Orange Ballers around the club, please make them feel welcome.


6.  HWTC Facebook

Our Facebook page has seen a resurrection...yay!...so I encourage you to visit it for updates and feel free to like, rate, review etc. www.facebook.com/HopeWardTennisClub/?rf=125264664216119


7.  Save the Date

Saturday 2/3/19 - Fast4 Family Fun Night - promises to be a fun night of tennis for all standards and age groups!

Saturday 30/3/19 - HWTC Presentation Night - our end of season presentation night (Grand Final night) is a social evening to celebrate the season and also includes presentation of Club Tournament Trophies plus more!  

Please diarise these dates now...more details to follow soon.


Should you have queries in relation to anything above, or any other matter, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you at practice on Friday 1st February.



Lyn Pettman

HWTC Junior Coordinator

Tel:  0418 851 873