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Welcome to the world of 35+ seniors tennis, where our mission is to increase the playing opportunities and social interaction for tennis players of all standards over age 35.


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Important update about ITF tournaments from 2016

(posted November 25, 2015)


The ITF have made a number of important announcements about tournaments from 2016.   Players are asked to note the changes as outlined in the attached document:


Bob Howes wins Newcombe Senior Player of the Year Award

(posted November 24, 2015)

Bob Howes

At a glittering event held at the Palladium at Crown in Melbourne last night, Bob Howes beat finalists Wayne Pascoe and Margaret Robinson to take out the Newcombe Award in the Seniors category.  Congratulations Bob well deserved!!


2016 Jumbo Oceania Regional Championships

(posted November 24, 2015)


Entries are now open for the 2016 Jumbo Oceania Regional Championships to be held March 11-14, 2016. These Championships are now open to seniors players from ALL nations as a result of a change in ITF regulations.   Online entries can be made via


Volume 5 of the Racquet out now

(posted November 20, 2015)


The latest edition of "The Racquet" has now been published.  There is a story about the tennis memorabilia collections of two of our Australian players, plus a report on the first "Vets" tournament held in Australia 50 years ago.  As well as a few other stories of course...  


Event schedule for Shepparton 2016

(posted November 19  2015)

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Those people attending the Australian Championships to be held in Shepparton in January 2016 may find useful the schedule of dates/times for the various meetings and social events, etc that will be taking place over these two weeks.


TSA secures naming rights sponsor for OR16

(posted November 18  2015)


The TSA Executive is delighted to have secured Jumbo as a naming rights sponsor for the Jumbo Oceania Regional Seniors Tennis Championships 2016.  It employs over 130 people and is a strong supporter of many sports and worthwhile causes.  CEO and Founder Mike Veverka is an active seniors player and a member of Tennis Seniors Queensland.



Social Program for Shepparton

(posted October 19  2015)

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The social program in association with the upcoming Australian Championships in Shepparton in January 2016 has now been finalised. Online bookings and payment can be made through the tournament entry site.


Player rankings for October, 2015

(updated October 19, 2015)

Rankings Coordinator Gail Bates has recently released the list of player rankings as of October, 2015. These include mens and womens rankings for both singles and doubles. 



Fact sheet for 2016 Australian Individual Championships Shepparton

(posted October 08,  2015)


The Fact Sheet for the 2016 Australian Championships is now available on the ITF web site. It is anticipated that entries will open 1 November, 2015 in line with IPIN renewal.


Australia adds another gold medal at the Super-Seniors World Titles

(posted October 5  2015)

mens 65 dbls Max Bates and Ramon Funtera added a fifth gold to Australia's total when they combined to win the 65 Men's Doubles, 63, 36, 10-5 super tie break. After winning the first set with solid shot making and brilliant use of the courts, the Australians were forced into more errors by their hard hitting Danish opponents in the second set. However, the Aussies regrouped to produce solid volleying and great lopping to break open the Danish combination.


Finals day at the Super-Seniors World Individual Titles

(posted October 4  2015)

jill taylor claude wenzel Well, what a day. A day full of great tennis and excitement for so many Australian players.  Australia won gold medals in four events and were runners-up in seven others. We also scored many bronze medals for losing semi-finalists. Photos can be seen on our Facebook page.


Volunteers needed for Shepparton for January 2016!!

(posted September 5  2015)

We need some help with the officiating and other duties at Shepparton 2016.  If anyone (or perhaps their non-playing partner) would like to be of assistance please contact either President Reg Trevaskis ( or 0434848144) or Secretary Pat Moloney ( or 0499218821).