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Results from the TSQ Championships, Gold Coast

(posted July 7, 2015)


Under the supervision and overall organization of TSQ Chairman, Phil Waight and referee Vince Robertson, the TSQ Championships were conducted over four days in brilliant sunshine. The day to day organization was of the usual high standard with the work of Steve Longworth ably assisted by Coral and Neville Vickers. Photos...


Closing dates for Australian Team nominations

(posted July 7, 2015)


Nomination will close at 8pm on the following dates for Australian teams for the World Team Titles in 2016.

Young Seniors - close 4 December 2015

Seniors - close 2 February 2016

Super Seniors - close 1 April 2016 .

TSA Executive Meet at Gold Coast

(posted July 7, 2015)

tsa exec

The TSA Executive met with the State Division Presidents and Secretaries (or their nominees) during the TSQ Championships on the Gold Coast last week. Many items were discussed, including the meeting endorsing the recommendation from the Executive (based on the recent member survey) to continue the Australian Teams Carnival and Individual Championships in January.


Australians competing at Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic

(posted June 28, 2015)

Karlovy Vary

In the Czech Republic, a two hour drive west from the capital city of Prague is the beautiful Bohemian spa city of Karlovy Vary. A further drive of 10 kilometres to the outskirts of the city is the wooded parkland of Gejzer Park, the venue for the Czech Grade 1, ITF tournament. It was here overnight that Wayne Cowley added to his wins during his recent European tour.


Aussies at the Austrian Championships

(posted June 24, 2015)

austrian champs

At the Austrian Championships being held at Poerschach, several Australians had some success over this past week.


Masters Games in Cairns

(posted June 24, 2015)


Head to the warmth of Cairns in August to participate in the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games, which includes tennis.  See the attached flyer for details.  Raffle tickets will be on sale and prizes include tickets to the Brisbane International .


Entering tournaments/accessing the ITF IPIN site

(posted June 23, 2015)


Tournament Manager Steve Longworth wishes to alert players to the following anomaly with regard to the ITF IPIN site.  Aound midnight each day (British time) the IPIN site undergoes data maintenance during which time you can still access the site but can't access selections for the tournament week. Thiscorresponds to between 9 and 10 am AEST daily. Anyone trying to enter, change an entry, confirm a doubles partner or view the entries for a tournament will be unable to do so during this time. Steve's advice is to wait an hour and try again.


Ros Balodis Wins Second Gold Medal

(posted June 22, 2015)

Ros Balodis

Ros Balodis won the eighth gold medal for Australia when she won the WS 55 on the final day of the Championships defeating Christine French (GBR), 6-1, ret. Australia’s eight gold medals were won across six events and is a wonderful result for our group of players who represented us for the Seniors Team and Individual Championships .


Seven Aussies Win Gold and One Wins Silver on a Golden Day for Australia

(posted June 21, 2015)

ros and Leane

Seven Australian players won gold medallions and one won a silver medallion  on the second last day of the Championships. Glenn Busby, Leanne Scott, Eddie Myers, Lyn Mortimer (with Carolyn Nichols, USA), Ros Balodis, Leanne Swaysland, and Brenda Foster (with Ingrid Gutmann-Resch (Aut) won gold medals. Wanda Howes (with Paul 'Blue' Smith, USA) had to be content with a silver medal.   Wanda, Sara Goddard and Bruce Ferguson won their respective Consolation Singles.


Australians doing well in European Championships

(posted June 16, 2015)


At Poerschach (Aut) and Baden-Baden (Ger) there are three tournaments, one Grade 1 and two Grade 2 tournaments being staged at the same time under the general heading of European Championships. The Poerschach Grade 1 tournament is for the Super-Senior age groups, that is, 65+ through to 85+. The other Grade 2 tournament at Poerschach is for the 60+ age group only. The Poerschach tournament, being a Grade 1, attracted a number of Australian Super-Seniors who have enjoyed some success over the past six days.


Victorian Seniors Claycourt Championships Results

(posted June 14, 2015)


Under the supervision of referee Ande Hutchinson and the organizing committee lead by Graeme Heath and assisted by Rob Hughes and Paul Kleverlaan, the TSV Championships were successfully staged at Dingley Tennis Club. The tournament was well patronized by interstate players and, at the presentation ceremony, Paul Kleverlaan thanked all players for participating, particularly those players from interstate and the Dingley Tennis Club for the use of its facilities.


Australia wins Gold and Silver at World Team Championships

(posted June 14,, 2015)

voncramm cup

Our players should be elated having achieved one gold medal and one silver medal on the final day of the Teams Championships. The Von Cramm team of Andrew Rae, Wayne Pascoe, Michael Collins and Colin Holgate is congratulated for an outstanding performance over the tough week of competition. Well done guys! Our commiserations go to the women’s Connolly Cup team for today’s loss but, again, congratulations for a great effort in reaching the final. The members of this team are Ros Balodis, Wanda Howes, Leanne Swaysland and Fiona Walker. Well done ladies!



Player rankings for June, 2015

(updated June 10, 2015)

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