May 07

Winter Tennis Starting Saturday 13th May

What? Winter Doubles Competition. Casual – turn up on the day and you will be assigned a random partner each week that you attend. Matches are handicapped and you will typically play 3-4 doubles matches each week (irrespective of results)

When? Every Saturday 1pm (weather permitting)

Where? Logan Park Tennis Centre

How much? $5 per person per day

ALL PLAYERS WELCOME. For more information please contact Ian Moore 4761200 or Denise Colston 4895142

May 05

Fraser Richardson Appointed New Tennis Otago Operations Manager

Tennis Otago is pleased to announce that Fraser Richardson has been appointed the new Operations Manager for Tennis Otago beginning May 2017. Fraser takes over from Clark Bragg who has been carrying out the role over the last season on a short term contract.
 
Fraser is well known in tennis around Dunedin and has been heavily involved with the Balmacewen Tennis club over the last few years where he is a member and active committee member.
 
We would like to welcome Fraser into the role and thank Clark for carrying out the role in an interim capacity over the last season.
 
All existing contact details for Tennis Otago remain the same. Feel free to make yourselves known to Fraser.

Apr 22

Winter Business House Tennis

Winter-tennisLooking for a tennis fix over winter?

Winter Business House Tennis Tuesday Competition is open for entries again. Starts 2nd May 2017 8pm to 9.40pm.

This competition has been going for over 20 years. Teams of 2 Men and 2 Women – Doubles followed by Mixed.

This year in week 1 we are going to trial the FAST4 format and see if it can be played within the timeframe.

FAST4, is two sets of doubles up to 4, sudden death deuce. 5 point tiebreak at 3-all and if a 3rd set is required it is played as a tiebreak to 5 points. Doubles followed by Mixed Doubles.

If it works well we will complete FAST4 throughout the competition.

Some teams have already entered and some teams are getting organised .

If you haven’t been placed in a team, and keen to play the organising group of Phil Mirfin, Alan Gray and Andrea King will allocate a team for you.

Team fee $150 per team to be paid by 20th May to Tennis Otago. Tennis Balls are supplied throughout the winter competition by Tennis Otago. Entry fee each week is payable to Edgar Centre. After week 1 the draw is available on the Edgar Centre website under Business House tennis.

Player criteria; Minimum age of players this winter is 15 years old or S7 configure band or better.

Entries to Tennis Otago by 28th April by email listing a team captain, best email and cellphone and team members and a team name. If you haven’t got a team send through a message to Tennis Otago and Phil, Alan or Andrea will be in contact.

Email your interest to admin@tennisotago.org

Mar 31

2016/17 Tennis Otago Prizegiving

Congratulations to Prizegiving recipients for 2017.

Players of the Year:
Male – Mitchell Sizemore
Female – Stacey Hopwood

The main awards above are for contribution to tennis in the province and while being in rep teams and playing at the highest level is part of that, the honour, especially in the case of Hopwood, also recognises the valuable difference a player can make in other areas.

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Most Improved Players:
Male – Ryan Eggers and Thomas Chiang
Female – Ilana Goossens

Junior Players of the year:
10s Boys: Lucas Townend
10s Girls: Mya Haigh
12s Boys: Hamish Faulks
12s Girls: Pippa Sherriff
14s Boys: Ayoub Ahmad
14s Girls: Kayla Godkin
16s Boys: Lachie Kenneally
16s Girls: Ilana Goossens

Most Improved Girl: Mya Haigh (she won Southland Junior Open singles and doubles, won Otago Junior Open singles, rose to no. 1 in Otago team, beat opponents she lost to earlier in season, trained hard, good attitude).

Most Improved Boy: Bailey Godkin (played for Otago 16s Boys team, played both junior interclub and senior interclub, trained hard, tenacious, did well at Otago Open beating players he wasn’t expected to beat).

Junior Girl of the Year: Pippa Sherriff (played at age group Nationals reaching main draw of singles and main draw semi-final in doubles, part of competitive Southern Region 12s team, won local junior events, good role model, trains hard)

Junior Boy of the Year: Ayoub Ahmad and Lachie Kenneally (both represented Southern Region at age group Nationals, both rose significantly in rankings, both train hard).

Most Dedicated Junior: Zane Gray (played in many tournaments both in and outside Otago, played more competition matches than just about any other junior, helped out at club and at Logan Park, played in just about every local tennis comp he could e.g. Fast 4, Tuesday night business house league).

For more photos from Prizegiving, please click the following link: to view our Facebook page

Mar 14

Tennis Otago End of Season Prizegiving

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Tennis Otago’s end of season prize giving will be held on Saturday 25th March.

There will be a BBQ from 4:30pm. Junior prize giving will be at 5:00pm and then the Senior prize giving will start after the completion of all the senior matches.

Mar 12

Baker’s Dozen FAST 4X4 a Hit with Young and Old

17192508_916880305120521_538477019913676622_oThe inaugural Baker’s Dozen FAST 4X4, proudly supported by Fresh Choice Roslyn, was held at the Edgar Centre today. A couple of Wallies (pictured above) joined 30 other players from 14 years old to 60+ to prove that tennis really is a competitive game for life. The thrilling and fast-paced FAST4 format was used, with some tense moments and nervous laughter as some matches were determined on fateful net cords (which are played even on the serve in FAST4) and sudden death points (even to determine set tiebreak winners).

17192563_916882141787004_2771180239265321160_oIn the end wisdom and lifetime partnership trumped youthful exuberance, with Kobus and Willa Faber taking out the tournament without dropping a set. It capped off a happy and successful weekend for the Fabers, having earlier seen their son get married and start a partnership of his own. Our congratulations go out to the Faber family.

Thanks again to Baker’s Dozen and Fresh Choice Roslyn for their support of Tennis Otago and this community event. Full results from today can be found by clicking this link.

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Mar 09

CORRECTION: ODT Junior Draw Incorrect for 11 March

CorrectionPlease note that due to a clerical error, the incorrect Junior Draw for 11 March was published in today’s Otago Daily Times. The correct JUNIOR Draw can be found at this link: Junior Draw 11th March 2017

This only affects the Junior draw – Senior draws are as published.

Mar 05

2017 Etrusco’s Otago Open 18-19 March

16472928_893751887433363_8435170414554312069_nEtrusco Italian Restaurant is proud to present the 2017 Otago Open . This will take place in Dunedin Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 March, and offer great tennis for players of all ages and ability levels. Players are guaranteed at least 2 singles, and at least 2 doubles matches in each singles/doubles event. There is an Open Men’s Singles, Open Women’s Singles, as well as Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles.

Entries are being taken online by visiting http://bit.ly/2017otopen

Mar 02

Notice of Logan Park Road and Car Parking Closures 8-12 March Inclusive

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Please be aware that there will be road closures and detours in place in and around Logan Park Tennis Centre between Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 March (inclusive) for the New Zealand Cricket Test vs South Africa.

The usual tennis car park at Logan Park will be monitored and capacity will be greatly reduced. Please let your friends and the wider tennis community know about this – , and be prepared to walk.

The following events will be affected:

Wednesday night – Vets tennis
Thursday afternoon – Secondary Schools tennis
Friday afternoon – Otago University Tennis Association social tennis
Saturday morning – Junior interclub
Saturday afternoon – Senior interclub will be relocated to clubs
Sunday lunchtime – Fast 4X4 tournament

Feb 21

2017 Otago Seniors Tennis Championships

2017 Otago Seniors Tennis Championships

Saturday, 1st April: Mens & Ladies Doubles

Sunday, 2nd April: Mixed Doubles

Location: Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin

Time: Report 9.00AM both days

Grades: Men’s and Women’s A, B, 60+ years & over. Mixed A, B, 110 years & over.

Entries close: Saturday, 25th March 2017

Click here for online and printable versions of the entry form.

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