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The UQ Tennis Club's 2024 Tournament Program continues with the June Singles Night Tournament.

June Friday Night-time Doubles Fixtures

The June Doubles Fixtures will run from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on two consecutive Friday nights (2 & 9 June).  The Smash Bar will be open at the end of play.

Entrants must commit to being available for both nights. 

The Doubles Fixtures will be run as an any-gender competition (i.e. pairs can comnsist of any combination of male & female players).  It will use a mixture of Teams Fixtures and Tournament rules. 

All players who have not participated in UQ Tennis Club Programs must be graded if they do not have a verified UTR.  Grading will be done at Thursday Night or Sunday Afternoon Social Tennis.

Pairs will be divided into round-robin groups of six by standard and each pair will play every other pair in their group once.  Points will be awarded as follows (3 points for a win and 1 point for a loss with 0.1 bonus points for every game won).  The round-robin will be followed by play-offs between the pairs that finish 1st & 2nd on points, the pairs that finish 3rd & 4th on points and the pairs that finish 5th & 6th on points.  This will give all players 5 matches in the round-robin plus 1 play-off match on the final night (i.e. 6 matches each).

Although pairs will be able to nominate a preference for A1, A2, B or C Grade when they enter, the final group names and the division of pairs into those groups will be decided by the UQ Tennis Club's organizing committee with the aim of having the best six pairrs in the highest group, the next best six in the second group, and so on until all pairs have been allocated to a group. Division of pairss into groups will be determined using players’ combined best verified UTRs (singles or doubles) at the close of entries.

All matches will be one set (i.e. first to 6 games with a tie-break if the score reaches 5-games all).  45 minutes will be allocated for each match with a 5-minute warm-up before the first match each night.  Players will play three matches per night in the 7 to 7:50 p.m., 7:50 to 8:35 p.m. and 8:35 to 9:20 p.m. timeslots.

All matches will be played, so the season may be extended to 24 March or beyond to play any washed-out matches.

There is a limit to the number of players that can be accommodated with the competition format and this competition is restricted to 30 pairs.  Therefore, entries can be closed early.  If the competition over-subscribes, the order of receipt of entries will be used to determine the final acceptances.  N.B. Entries for the 2022 December Singles Fixtures had to be closed 2 days early because the maximum 30 entries had been received. 

The season fee is $30/each for Ordinary, Associate & Junior members of the UQ Tennis Club or $40/each for all others.

Entries close on Sunday, 28 May.  

The entry form can be picked up from under the UQ Tennis Clubhouse or downloaded as a PDF file here.  Players using the printed entry form must provide their Tennis ID (see below)

Entries can also be lodged on-line using Tennis Australia's tournament on-line entry system.  

The direct link to enter on-line can be found here.  This is the preferred method of entry and this is where entries received can be checked.

N.B. When players go to enter on-line, they are asked to create a Competitive Player Profile (with a Tennis ID and UTR link) if they don't already have one.  A Tennis ID (11-digit number, starting with '66') is allocated automatically when players create a Competitive Player Profile.  To check if you already have a Competitive Player Profile, go to (https://www.tennis.com.au/competitiveplay/competitive-player-profile) and click on ‘Complete your Competitive Player Profile’ at the bottom of the screen which will then give you a number of options depending on whether you already have a Tennis ID Account or Universal Tennis Account or neither or don’t know.  The old Player ID Number (11 digits, starting with ‘61’) is no longer valid.