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Second Gold to Chris O'Mara -  Day 7 Individual Championships Turkey

(posted Mar 29, 2015


In a see-sawing match where both pairs had match points, the Menís 45 Doubles was won by  excited Chris OíMara and Pieter Van Houten (Netherlands) against the German pair of Jens Christopher Bloemeke and Matthias Mueller-Seele, 3-6, 6-2, 16-14 super tie break. Well done Chris!






Gold to Chris O'Mara -  Day 6 Individual Championships Turkey

(posted Mar 28, 2015


Although losing his Menís 45 Consolation semi-final earlier in the day, Chris OíMara teamed with Piret Ilves (EST) and won the gold medal in their defeat of Karen Steele and Matthias Mueller-Steele (GERM) 5 and 1, in the 45Mixed Doubles.







Super Senior Teams announced for World Championships in Croatia

(posted Mar 27, 2015)


The Super Senior Teams to represent Australia at the World Championships in Umag and Novigrad, Croatia in September/October 2015 have now been announced. Congratulations to all those players who have been selected. 





Day 5 Individual Championships Turkey

(posted Mar 27, 2015


Chris OíMara from Toowoomba, one of the most consistent performers in seniorsí tennis for the past eight years, continues his consistent play by figuring in three events tomorrow .Chris will play in the advanced stages of Menís 45 Consolation Singles, the semi of the Menís 45 Doubles and the final of the 45 Mixed Doubles. As a member of this yearís Dubler Cup team, Chris has now represented Australia  in seven overseas teams in the past eight years.





And Then There Was One - Day 4 Individual Championships Turkey

(posted Mar 26, 2015


At the start of play today, there were five Aussie players remaining in the Menís Singles. One by one, they gave way to their opponents; except for one. Iggy Jovanovic is through to the quarter finals of the Menís 45 Singles. Well done Iggy!





Many Players Continue in Draw- Day 3 Individual Championships Turkey

(posted Mar 25, 2015


All scheduled matches were completed on day three of the Individual Championships at Ali Bey, Turkey. Iggy Jovanovic won his match 0 and 0 and joins Gary Nadebaum in the fourth round of the Menís 45 Singles. Gary won his match yesterday 0 and 0. Unfortunately, Terry Deeth lost his singles in a tough three setter, 7-6(6), 4-6, 5-7.




Individual World Titles Begin - Young Seniors Turkey

(posted Mar 23, 2015


18 Australians began competing in the World Young Seniors Titles in Turkey yesterday.  Singles only matches were played and Garry Nadebaum, Paul Macknamara and Damien Pound all scored first round victories.  Unfortunately Darren Blade, Stuart Leslie and Andrew Schuelke all lost in the early rounds.




Teams Finals Day - Young Seniors Turkey

(posted Mar 22, 2015)


European teams went home with most of the Cups at the World team Titles in Turkey yesterday.  Spain (1) won the M35 Italia Cup, Austria (4) the M40 Trabert Cup and France (1) the M45 Dubler Cup.


In the ladies divisions, Germany seeded 6 won the Lenglen Cup, Spain  (3) the W40 Young Cup, and Great Britain triumphed in a very close encounter in the W45 Court Cup.





Dubler Cup Team Experiences Some Joy - Day 5 Young Seniors Turkey

(posted Mar 21, 2015)


In the Dubler Cup, our team defeated Finland 2-1 to register a win while the Tony Trabert Cup team had a narrow loss to Canada.


Chris OíMara got the Dubler team off to a good start with a 0 and 0 win. Igor Jovanovic lost a three setter, 6-3, 3 -6, 4-6 and Chris OíMara and Darren Blade won the deciding doubles 3 and 4. Tomorrow Australia will play Switzerland for positions 11 and 12.





Changes on the TSA Executive

(posted Mar 20, 2015)


Due to personal commitments, Fiona Medina has resigned from the Executive with immediate effect.  We sincerely thank Fiona for her hard work, particularly in relation to the OR15 at Kooyong, and are delighted that she has offered to help in future whenever time permits.  In terms of clause 19(5) of the Constitution, the Executive is very pleased to welcome Peter Dighton to the Executive to fill that vacancy. 



Most teams had a rest day - Day 4 Young Seniors Turkey

(posted Mar 20, 2015)

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Only the womenís 40+ team, the Young Cup, played on day four. In its playoff match against Ireland for positions 9-12, Australia lost 0-3 rubbers. Sasha Morris lost 0-6, 6-2, 2-6; Kelly Partridge lost 3 and 2 and Kelly and Michelle Townson lost the doubles 2 and 2.



Round Robins Completed - Day 3 Young Seniors Turkey

(posted Mar 19, 2015)

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The Italia team had to lower its colours today as it lost to the stronger fourth ranked German team. It finished second in its round robin and will play off for positions 5-8 commencing tomorrow.  The Dubler Cup team registered its first win in its round robin when it defeated Turkey, 3 rubbers to nil. The womenís 40+ team (Young Cup) lost to Switzerland in its final round robin match. Our Margaret Court team in the womenís 45+ competition scored its second win when it defeated Switzerland 2 rubbers to 1.



Italia Cup Team Scores A Second Win  - Day 2 Young Seniors Turkey

(posted Mar 18, 2015)


Our seventh seeded Italia Cup team of Adrian Muscillo, Andrew Tavella, Alfonso Sammassimo and Michael Waters scored its second win when it defeated Turkey, 3 rubbers to nil.  However, our two womenís teams continued their Ďbaptism of fireí as they continue to be pitted against some of the stronger womenís teams in the world.



Mixed Day at the Office - Day 1 Young Seniors Turkey

(posted Mar 17, 2015)

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Australia teams had mixed fortunes on the opening day of play at the Young Seniors titles at Ali Bey. The Italia Cup team beat Norway 3-0. Adrian Muscillo and Andrew Tavella both won their singles, and Adrian combined for a win in the doubles with Alfonso Sammasimo. In a very tough encounter, the M45 Dubler Cup team also lost 1-2 to 6th seeded Argentina.



Young Seniors World Titles Turkey 2015

(posted Mar 16, 2015)


France dominates the seedings at the Young Seniors World Titles in Turkey, where play starts today. Only one of our teams, the M35 Italia Cup team, is seeded - at number 7. They are in Group D and up against Germany (4) Norway and Turkey.  Good luck everyone!!!



Tom Hancy awarded Life Membership of TSA

(posted Mar 15, 2015)

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At the Oceania Regional Championships dinner at Kooyong in Melbourne, TSA President Reg Trevaskis announced the award of Life Membership of TSA to former TSA Secretary Tom Hancy.  Tom now joins Carl Anjou as one of our two current Life members.



Accommodation in Shepparton January 2016

(posted Feb 27, 2015)

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There have been reports of limited accommodation being available in Shepparton for January 2016.  This has been checked with the Tourism Bureau there and is not correct.  For enquiries please visit or call the Tourism Office on 1800 80883.



Changes to ITF World Title date format

(posted Feb 19, 2015)


The ITF have advised that as from 2016, the World Team Championships will be held Sunday-Friday (not Monday-Saturday as is currently the case) and the Individual Championships Saturday to Saturday (not Sunday-Sunday)  This is in response to feedback that players find it difficult to remain on site until the end of Sunday of the Individual Championships due to work or family commitments. 


New Zealand Seniors National teams Event

(posted Feb 13, 2015)

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New Zealand Seniors have invited any interested players to form a team and participate in their Teams Event in April. The evnt will be hosted by Canterbury Tennis Seniors at the Elmwood and Cashmere Tennis Clubs. 



Senior Teams announced for World Championships in France

(posted Feb 9, 2015)


The Senior Teams to represent Australia at the World Championships in La Baule, France in June 2015 has now been announced. Congratulations to all those players who have been selected. 



Player rankings for February, 2015

(posted Feb 9, 2015)

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



China Tennis Tour 2015

(posted Feb 5, 2015)

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The China Tennis Tour in 2015 will be hosted by well known tennis identity and Australian great Judy Dalton. The tour encompasses Chinaís great culture, history and sights including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Great Wall of China and more as well as a post-tour option to Shanghai including Tennis club matches in both cities. Players of all standards, partners, friends and non-tennis players are most welcome.