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2017 UQ Student & Staff Tennis Championships

Entries are now open for the 2017 UQ Student & Staff Tennis Championships.

The tournament will be played on Wednesday 16 August, Saturday 19 August and Sunday 20 August.

Entries close on Thursday, 10 August.

The main Draw of the UQ Student Men's Singles and UQ Student Ladies' Singles will be played using a Knock-Out format on 19 & 20 August with a Qualifying Round-Robin on 16 August.

The UQ Staff events will be played using Round-Robin formats on Sunday 20 August.

Entry forms are available from the UQ Tennis Club or can be downloaded from this Website here.

Entries can be lodged on-line via the Tennis Australia Tournaments Website here.

N.B. Tennis Australia has made its on-line tournament entry system needlessly complicated.   When players go to enter on-line, they are asked to create a Tournament account if they don’t already have one. To create a Tournament account, players need their 11-digit Tennis Australia My Tennis Player ID Number.  Unfortunately, although the Tennis Australia on-line tournament entry system still requires the 11-digit My Tennis Player ID Number, Tennis Australia has stopped issuing Player ID Numbers automatically for new players being registered through My Tennis (as it is switching to player e-mail addresses for identification purposes).  This means that players who do not have a Player ID Number, or don’t remember their number, need to contact Tennis Australia via or 1800 752 983 to obtain their number or have a number created for them.   

The Student Singles Champions become the holders of the Reginald Roe Shield which is named in honour of ‘The Skipper’, Reginald Heber Roe, who was Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School for 30 years, one of the driving forces behind the establishment of The University of Queensland, the first Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland, the first President of UQ Sport and the founding father of Tennis in Queensland.

The Staff Singles Champions become the holders of the Mall Molesworth Shield which is named in honour of Brisbane’s Maud Margaret (Mall) Molesworth who won the inaugural Australian Open Ladies’ Singles Championships (in 1922), won the Queensland Open Ladies’ Singles Championships 8 times (in 1922, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931 & 1933), was the first Australian woman to be ranked in the World Top Ten and also coached the UQ Women’s Intervarsity Team when her husband was teaching at UQ.

In the Final of the 2016 UQ Student Men’s Singles ChampionshipAbbas Panju (Medicine) defeated Andrew Lack (Physiotherapy) 7/6 6/7 6/2.  The winner of the 2016 UQ Staff Men’s Singles Championship was Martin Stringer (Physics Dept) and the runner-up was Greg Dickson (School of Cultures & Languages).  Unfortunately, the 2016 UQ Student Ladies’ Singles Championship and the 2016 UQ Staff Ladies’ Singles  Championship had to be cancelled because there were no entries