As of 24 March 2020, by order of UQ & UQ Sport, all UQ Tennis Club programs have been cancelled...
As of 24 March, by order of UQ & UQ Sport, all UQ Tennis Club programs have been cancelled...

2019 Fastennis Singles Tournament

The 2019 Fastennis Singles Challenge Tournament will be played on Sunday morning, 10 March, starting at 8 a.m.

This tournament will be played using the Fastennis format.  In Fastennis, a set is won by the player who first wins 21 points (as in the old table tennis scoring system).

This tournament is designed for players of all standards although it will be played as a single draw.  Even though all players (all standards, male & fmale) will go into a single draw initially, everybody will keep playing throughout the morning because they will drop into consolation draws whenever they lose.  Losers in the main draw will drop into a continuous feed-in draw and losers in the continuous feed-in draw will drop into a continuous play consolation draw.  This means there will be some mis-matches in the early rounds but players will progress through the draws to meet players of their own standard and will get lots of matches.  First round losers in the main draw can still gain a high finishing position through the continuous feed-in draw.

As everybody goes into a single draw, players do not need to know their player rating or Fixtures grade to enter this tournament.

Entrants must be Club Members but non-members will be given free Restricted Membership so they can enter.  Entry fees for Restricted Members are higher than for Ordinary, Associate & Junior Members.

The deadline for entries is Thursday, 28 February.

The entry form can be picked up from the UQ Tennis Clubhouse or downloaded as a PDF file from the Club Website here.

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

Players can use this link to check their entries have been received and to check who else has entered.

* Tennis Australia has made its tournament on-line 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 TA tournament on-line entry system still requires the 11-digit 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 using player e-mail addresses for identification purposes).  This means that players who don't 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 (information required - name, postal address, unique e-mail address, birthdate and a phone number).