Oct 13

Otago University Team Muguruza Takes Out Women’s Shield

Team Muguruza, representing Otago University, was the deserved winner of the Women’s Shield competition played at the Edgar Centre on Tuesday evenings over the last six weeks.

The competition brought together the cream of women’s tennis in Otago with a strong contingent of visiting overseas players giving the league a cosmopolitan feel.

Each of the two teams that faced off in the decider had an American player in its ranks: Isabella Stone led the charge for Team Muguruza; Carly Jefferson looked the goods for Team Wozniacki.

The final was nicely poised after a closely fought doubles that went the way of Stone and her partner Bridget Thomas 6-3 7-5. Team Wozniacki would have to prevail in both singles rubbers to win the day, but it wasn’t to be as Thomas used her powerful groundstrokes to edge out Stacey Hopwood and Stone did the job on her compatriot Jefferson.

Many thanks to Sonia Alexanian for convening the Women’s Shield. The competition resumes in early March when new teams will be formed. To those players leaving town before then, good luck in your future tennis endeavours, we will miss you!

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Oct 12

Otago 16s Team to Play in Southern Junior Teams Event

Congratulations to the following players who will be playing for Otago in the 16s Southern Junior Teams Event at Logan Park this weekend (14-15 October):

Erin Chittock
Kayla Godkin
Maren Kronsbein
Annalise Wilson

Angus Faulks
Bailey Godkin
Zane Gray
Trey Russell

Otago will first face a strong Southland team from 8.45am on Saturday. South Canterbury will be a formidable foe after lunch. The Otago team will then complete its campaign with a tie against North Otago on Sunday morning. Southern Lakes was unable to enter a team and will be missed.

Each tie will comprise four singles matches, one boys doubles, one girls doubles, and two mixed doubles.

If wet, play will move indoors to the Edgar Centre.

Oct 02

Tennis Otago Holiday Programme

Tennis Otago is running a Tennis Otago Holiday Programme for children aged 6-12 during the second week of the upcoming school holidays.

The programme will be offered at the Logan Park Tennis Centre at 33 Logan Park Drive from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October from 9am-1pm each day.

Unfortunately the programme is unable to cater for under 6 year olds at this stage.

The cost of the holiday programme is amazing value at $50 for the whole week, or $12.50 per day if you prefer to sign up for between one and four days. You can register for as many days as you like.

The programme will be overseen by qualified tennis coach Mat McCutcheon.

Sign up now for our Holiday Programme by clicking on the below link and completing the sign-up form.

http://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/55770Holiday programme image

Sep 25

Junior Tennis Fundraising Quiz Night

Many thanks to the following businesses that supported our successful Junior Tennis Fundraising Quiz Night held at The Kensington on Thursday 14 September.

Everyone had a great time and the funds raised (around $1500) will be used to support junior tennis.

Our supporters were:

New World Mosgiel
Paper Plus Mosgiel and Dunedin
Monarch Wildlife Cruises
Countdown Mosgiel
Marbecks
Emersons Brewery
Taireri Gorge Railway
akB Conference Management
Wal’s Fun Land
Air Fitness
Life Pharmacy

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Sep 08

Acceptance Lists for 2017 Fulton Hogan Otago Indoor Open

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Here are the acceptance lists for the 2017 Fulton Hogan Otago Indoor Open:

Acceptance List (as at 18th September)

A reminder that players that are not accepted into Main Draws will automatically be placed into a Division Two grade that runs alongside Main Draw.

Wild Cards that are not used by Tournament Officials will at a later time revert to Alternates in order of merit.

Sep 07

Introducing Tennis Otago ACE Events

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Tennis Otago Events has a new lick of paint! Our tournament and event team is being rebranded as “ACE events” to reflect our philosophy and culture – putting the athlete at the centre of everything we do. This is an exciting next step as we continue to develop and refine events that meet the developmental needs of all players.

Tennis Otago’s first “ACE event” is the 2017 Fulton Hogan Otago Indoor Open and what a fitting way to launch the brand. With over 60 entries it is the biggest Open grade tournament in Otago and the Southern Region for many years, attracting players from as far afield as Ashburton, Christchurch, New Plymouth, and Auckland.

ACE events is committed to continuing the growth in Tennis Otago tournament participation through an athlete-centred approach.

Aug 31

Tennis Otago Announces Fulton Hogan as Naming Rights Sponsor for 2017 Otago Indoor Open

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Tennis Otago is pleased to announce Fulton Hogan as the naming rights sponsor for the 2017 Indoor Open to be held at the Edgar Centre from 22-24 September.

“We are grateful for Fulton Hogan’s support of an event that is now going from strength to strength” says John Alexander, Tennis Otago Chairperson. “The field is the biggest and best for many years and Fulton Hogan’s sponsorship will underpin that growth”.

The Fulton Hogan 2017 Otago Indoor Open, which is also being supported by Tecnifibre, Tennis Otago’s recently adopted ball provider, will culminate in a finals day featuring catered courtside tables and ball kids.

“We’re excited about the prospect of a showcase finals day which will give this tournament added appeal as a spectator event” says John Alexander.

“Tennis Otago has an exciting vision for its biggest annual indoor senior tournament and we’re proud to be part of it”, says Grant Sime, Regional Manager of Fulton Hogan.

For more information contact:

Ahmad Abdul-Rahman
Tournament Director
022 462 8888

Fraser Richardson
Tennis Otago Operations Manager
027 477 4455

Aug 28

Club Open Days

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Want to get into tennis but don’t know what Otago’s tennis clubs offer? Come to one of our local Club Open Days on the weekend of September 2-3*.

Taieri Tennis Club: 10A Wickliffe St, Mosgiel. Sunday September 3, 10am-noon (juniors), 1-3pm (seniors).
St Clair Tennis Club: Victoria Rd, St Clair. Sunday, September 3: 1-3pm.
Mornington Roslyn Lawn Tennis Club: 11 Meadow St, Mornington. Sunday September 10: 1-2.45pm at Otago Boys High School courts in Stuart St.
Green Island Tennis Club: 181 Main South Rd. Saturday 2 September from 1pm.
Eastern Harbour Tennis Club: Next to Bayfield High School at the Andersons Bay Inlet. Sunday September 3: 11am-1pm (juniors), 1-3pm (seniors).
Cosy Dell Tennis Club: 2b Kyle St. Sunday 3 September from 1pm.
Balmacewen Tennis Club: 125 Balmacewen Rd, beside the Otago Golf Club clubhouse. Sunday September 3: 1-3pm.

*Due to circumstances beyond their control the Mornington Roslyn Open Day will be held on the following weekend (Sunday 10 September from 1-2.45pm at the OBHS courts).

Aug 23

Pre-Season Tune Up Singles Series

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Looking to tune up for the Otago Indoor Open and the rest of the coming season? The Pre-Season Tune Up Singles Series scheduled for September 9 (Edgar Centre) & September 16 (Logan Park) will give senior players who love their singles the perfect chance to warm up for their 2017/18 campaign.

Players will be placed in seeded pools based on Configure Rankings as at September 1. Each player is guaranteed 3 matches a day. Matches will be best of 3 short sets with promotion/relegation between week 1 and week 2 giving consolation matches an extra edge.

Entry is open to all intending Div 1 and Div 2 players, male and female. A $5 entry fee per day will apply (not including any Edgar Centre door charge payable on September 9).

Sign up online via the following link – entries close on Thursday September 7.

http://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/53724

Aug 21

Junior Spring Series

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At the start of the coming tennis season, Tennis Otago is running a Junior Spring Series for experienced junior interclub players. This new competition will get players back into tennis after the winter and will be held before the traditional junior interclub season starts on 28 October.

Here are the details:

Time: Tuesdays 4-6pm

Dates: September 12, 19 & 26; October 17 & 24 (there is a break for the school holidays)

Venues: Edgar Centre and Logan Park

Format & results: Timed matches (mainly doubles, some singles). Results not recorded in Configure Rankings.

How to enter: As an individual via the below link (online entry only). Mixed age and mixed gender teams will be formed once entries close on Monday 4 September.

http://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/52855

Entry fee: $30 (includes balls, does not include Edgar Centre entry fee for Edgar Centre fixtures). Players will be invoiced after entries close.

We look forward to having you as part of the Junior Spring Series. Please complete a separate entry form for each player in your family.

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