Summer Season 2017-18:
Saturday grand finals
Due to wet weather on Saturday 24th March
grand finals were not played at the scheduled time. Two matches
have now been completed.
By-law 5 - d last paragraph states: Finals matches delayed
due to stress of weather must be
played on the next “match” day (ie:
for Saturday Competition on the very
next Saturday) or earlier by mutual agreement.
The only exception to be gazetted
public holidays, not school holidays. Any
mutually agreed time must be adhered to.
If a team cannot play it is
considered a forfeit. If the season has
not been concluded within three weeks
of the scheduled grand final date, then
the highest ranked remaining team shall be
declared the winner.
Therefore Grand final day will now be Saturday, 7th April
Presentations will still be at Dendy Park at the conclusion of matches,
please bring score sheets with you.
Please find matches and venues here
(with 2 matches at agreed start times between teams).
Please note that teams MUST fill out a score
sheet BEFORE the match starts. There are occasions when I need to
request a copy of the score sheet and no one actually has one!!!
Both christian and surnames MUST be
entered on the score sheet as some teams have more than 1 player with
the same christian name.
Matches Scheduled on 2-3 December
Please pass the following on to ALL your teams. Washouts are still
to be entered online as per normal after 12.00 noon Saturday.
As many team members will already be aware, a number of severe weather
warnings are currently in place across Victoria for this Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.
Following a review of the situation and given all available information,
we have decided to cancel all Bayside Regional
Tennis Association Matches this weekend 2-3 December, 2017.
This significant action is being taken for two reasons. Firstly,
the forecast for extremely heavy rainfalls will leave courts unplayable
and not suitable for tennis.
Additionally, we don’t want our players to be encouraged to travel to
tennis when all the best advice is asking us not to be on the roads
unnecessarily during the very heavy rain, flash flooding, and electrical
We fully appreciate the significant inconvenience this will cause across
our competitions, particularly the Sunday morning Junior competitions
where many sections are already dealing with washouts from last Sunday,
however our players and officials safety must always take priority.
Saturday Junior grand finals will be completed on Saturday 9th December.
Sunday Junior finals will be completed as double headers (Semi &
Grand Finals) on Sunday 10th December (where applicable). Further
details of venues and times will follow early next week.
This is a severe weather event like few seen in this state, and we ask
that you all stay safe this weekend.
You can keep up to date with the current situation at
Men's singles/doubles section 9
Please be advised that East Malvern 1 has
withdrawn from competition.
Section 9 will now read as follows:
1 Beaumaris LTC
2 MCC Glen Iris Valley Roy
4 Maccabi 1
5 East Malvern 2
6 Maccabi 2
Summer Season 2015-16:
Men's Rubbers Section 2 Centenary Park
- Winners of the Butterworth Cup for Summer.
Winter Season 2015:
Parkdale Section 1
Mens Rubbers team - Winners of the Butterworth Cup
Ladies & Mens
A reminder that by-law 3j states
"Matches shall consist of four eight game sets of singles in which each
player shall play an opposing player in order of merit, FOLLOWED by a rubber
of doubles in which each pair shall play an opposing pair......"
Please note that singles is to be played before the doubles.
Please note that singles/doubles teams must play singles matches in order of
merit as entered on entry forms. By-law 3j. Any player that plays lower than
their nominated order of merit will lose their singles match 0-8. This may, or
may not, change the result of the match. The club will also be fined $15 for
When entering scores on-line for Mixed Rubbers sections could you please enter
the Mens rubber first, followed by the Ladies rubber, then the 2 Mixed rubbers.
If the ladies is entered first the statistics for teams will be incorrect!
Submission of Match Scores:
All match scores for the Weekend
Senior Competition are to be submitted via the on-line scoring system (TROLS),
which can be accessed via this
link. Note that a User ID and Password are required in order to
submit match scores.
All score sheets for the Weekend
Senior Competition are to be retained by the Home club until after the date
of the Grand Final. In the event of any query, a request may be made for the
scoresheet to be submitted to the Record Secretary for review.
Here are links to the manuals for
the on-line entering system in PDF format.
Third Set Tie-Break
The Committee is trialling the
option of playing a third set tie break (instead of a third set) for the Summer
Competition 2012-13 in Ladies Rubbers, Mens Rubbers and Mixed Rubbers. The option to play a third set tie
break is to be decided before the start of the match, with both Captains in
This option does NOT apply for Ladies & Mens singles/doubles matches.
As a courtesy to other players, all mobile telephones should be turned
to silent for the duration of all matches. Special allowance may be made in the
case of medical emergencies.
Matches at Melbourne University Tennis
Players cannot park onsite at
the University - there is no casual parking, it is all permit parking. The
only parking available is in the nearby streets - generally parking is free
after 12:30pm on Saturday however again, there are permit zones around the
inner city streets so it is necessary to read the signs carefully.
In the case of adverse weather, both teams must attend at the venue for
play. Score sheets need to be filled in, and names entered into the
It appears that some matches have been declared "heatouts" on a day
prior to the date of the match, and that some teams have not arrived at courts.
By-law 12 states - "If the temperature should
reach 35 degrees C at the appointed starting time or thereafter, play may be
stopped at the option of either captain. Any postponement must NOT be
arranged before the appointed starting time." By-law 10d
also states that all players must be in attendance within 30 minutes of the
appointed starting time. Refer to this link for selected
current temperature readings: BOM
- Latest Weather Observations for the Melbourne Area
Saturday Emergency Pool
The Committee are trialling an emergency pool for Saturday afternoon