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.

Aug 17

Forsyth Barr Stadium Hot Shots Fun Day!

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Calling on all 5-12 year olds who either play tennis or would love to try it!

Tennis Otago is proud to host the first ever tennis event at the world famous Forsyth Barr Stadium!

On Sunday 17 September from 10.30am – 1pm the kids of Otago are invited to come along to play tennis under the roof of the best sports venue in the country at the Forsyth Barr Stadium Hot Shots Fun Day & Tournament.

The Have A Go Zone for first timers, the Tournament Zone for experienced young players, and the Fun Zone for everyone will make this a great family day out.

Apart from the tennis, there will also be jugglers and street performers, face painters, a bouncy castle, a tennis coconut shy, a mayoral match up featuring Mayor Dave Cull on court 😮, prizes, and food and drink to keep you going!

Click on the following link to sign up now for the Hot Shots tournament if you know your way around the court, or just come along to try out the game for life!

Register now at http://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/53554

Aug 16

Southern Series Revival

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Tennis Otago is proud to be part of the new look Southern Series. Players from within the Southern Region can go into the draw to win prizes simply by travelling to ANY TWO Southern Series Tournaments outside their home region. For Otago players, that means a choice of SIX tournaments that they can enter to qualify for the prize draw!

For more information about the Southern Series, as well as information on all of our tournaments and events coming up, visit http://bit.ly/TSRseries

Aug 07

Otago Player Invited to TNZ Junior Masters Finals

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Congratulations to Ayoub Ahmad (Eastern Harbour Tennis Club) for qualifying for Tennis NZ’s Junior Masters Finals to be held at Tennis Central Region Inc this Labour Weekend. Ayoub becomes the first Otago resident junior since 2010 (Mitchell Sizemore) to qualify for the Masters Final, as one of the highest placed finishers in the Junior Masters points race.

This year’s Masters Final has been expanded to include a Top 9-16 tier which Ayoub has qualified for. The top 8 or 16 from each age group will be invited to the event by TNZ – Ayoub is the only Otago player and one of only 3 Southern region players to have qualified. Ayoub is thankful for the support provided by Simon Body, the Skeggs Foundation, and the many others that have played a role in his development.

Aug 01

Exciting Changes to 2017 Otago Indoor Open

poster1Tennis Otago is pleased to announce some exciting changes to the 2017 Otago Indoor Open. For the first time in the history of the event, all finals will be played consecutively on a centre “Show Court” flanked by corporate tables and ball kids to showcase the best live tennis action you can find in Otago.

Megan Rogers – winner of the 2017 Lone Star Queenstown Open and runner-up of the 2017 Otago Open, will come back to Dunedin hoping to go one better than in March. The 2017 Otago Men’s Singles Champion Charlie Tomlinson will also feature, as he hunts a calendar year “Otago Slam”.

A limited number of courtside corporate tables are available so get in contact with Fraser Richardson on 027 477 4455 or admin@tennisotago.org

Ball kids applications are also open – enquiries to Ahmad on 022 462 8888 or ahmadstat@gmail.com

Please refer to the Tournament Fact Sheet for player information (Click here: 2017 Otago Indoor Fact Sheet)

Or enter online at http://bit.ly/2017otagoindoor

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