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Entries are now open for Term 4 Eastern Suburbs Tennis Association weekly Junior competitions. No entries will be accepted after Monday September 18th. The first round of Term 4 will start on October 14th / 15th and the last round on December 3rd/4th
The ESTA have partnered with Tennis NSW to be the official sanctioned provider of the Sydney Junior Team Tennis (SJTT) in the Eastern Suburbs. Participation in the ESTA Junior competition will allow junior players to be invited to represent the ESTA in the Interdistrict Competition in Term 3 2023.
The ESTA Junior competition is a selective inter-club competition that places respective clubs head to head consisting of 2-5 members per team.
The competition will run over 8 weeks, with the 8th week being the final between the top two teams with the rest of the teams playing for their spot on the ladder.
For Divisions 2, 3 and 4: the format of play over two hours is a singles set for each partner, then a Pro Doubles (first to 8) for these co-ed UTR verified matches.
Division 1 teams will play doubles, a set of singles for each player and doubles again in two and a half hours. The Green Ball divisions 5 and 6 will play doubles, a set of singles for each player and doubles again in two hours.
ESTA Junior Competition
How it works
All matches are UTR registered/affiliated
Rules of play are short deuce for doubles and long deuce for singles. Tie break at 5 all, first to 7 win by 2.
If moving down a division and the new division’s matches fall on a separate day from your previous division, you will remain in your current division unless advised by your local club operator.
The competition will run over Saturdays & Sundays, which day your junior is allocated to play is determined by the division they’re assigned at grading, see day/time allocation below.
Division 6: Green Ball B 1pm to 3 pm
Division 5: Green Ball A 3pm to 5 pm
Division 4: 12pm to 2pm UTR 1 +
Division 3: 2pm to 4pm UTR 2+
Division 2: 2pm to 4pm UTR 3 +
Division 1: 4pm to 6:30pm UTR 4+ 5+
Division 1: 4pm to 6:30pm UTR 5+ 6+
- Minimum 2 players per team.
- Maximum 5 players per team.
- Any participant that is interested in joining the competition and does not have a nominated club will be directed to their local or closest club within the ESTA registered clubs participating within the competition.
- Players will be categorized based on UTR/level rather than age.
- Players will be notified of their division and time slot after a grading meeting is held 14 days before competition start date.
- If your team happens to forfeit more than 2 times in a season that same team of players will not be able to register the following season.
Incase of wet-weather, if the courts have been deemed unplayable by the club operator a draw will be issued for the match. Wet weather calls will be made 30 minutes before game time if possible.
Games will be called in the temperature reaches 35 C
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Term 4 2023:
The first round of Term 4 will start on
October 14th / 15th and the last round on December 3rd/4th
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