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2021 Kicks off in geelong

Sunday January 3, 2021
Geelong Lawn Tennis Club
12-20 Somers Street
Belmont 3216

The summer of tennis has arrived and VicTennis are heading to Geelong for the first time to premier the Geelong LGBTIQ+ Lawn Championships!

Kick start the year with a fix of grass court tennis in the first LGBTIQ+ run event at the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club. Wear your tennis whites for that authentic Wimbledon feel and start the new year with friends on the court.

The Geelong LGBTIQ+ Lawn Championships will be held as a round robin format in both singles and doubles across three grades with the best performing teams in each pool progressing to the finals.

Entries are now open - click here to register but be quick to ensure you secure your place.


Format and Rules

Singles and Doubles round-robin matches will be a single set to 6 with a 7 point tiebreak at 5 all if required.

All matches will be a maximum of 40 minutes in duration.

If a match is incomplete at the 40 minute mark the player or team that is ahead wins.

If games are tied a sudden death point is played with the server being the person who is serving or due to serve the next point.

Standard round robin rules following pre-set GLTA default software settings apply. Players advance on match, set and game difference in that order.

It’s time to celebrate

Finally Christmas has arrived and it's time to celebrate!
On Sunday, December 6 we return to The Dick Whittington Tavern for our annual Christmas party.
It's a chance to socialise, end the year on a high and find out who will be crowned in our 2020 VicTennis Player Awards.
We're taking over the entire beer garden and will have a dinner on offer for all of our members. The food is free but make sure to spend up big at the bar to support a venue that has always supported us!
Pre-registration is required and numbers are limited so get in quick to secure your place.


Sunday, December 6, 2020
The Dick Whittington Tavern
32 Chapel St,
St Kilda VIC 3182

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, You'll need to pre-register online.
Attendance is free of charge for all members however spaces are limited. Please ensure you advise if unable to attend so that other members can attend.

Cup day classic

Restrictions have been reduced and we are kicking off our return to the courts with a half day tournament. It will be everything you know and love about VicTennis - high energy, social (with distance of course) and so many familiar faces we know you've missed!

The Cup Day Classic will be held as a round robin doubles only format across three grades utilising the entire facility at Fawkner Park Tennis Centre.

Enter as a team but be quick as places will fill up fast with a maximum of 18 teams able to take part! Entries open at 10am on Friday, October 30.

Access the draws and results by clicking here.


Cup Day Classic Format and Rules

November 3, 2020
Fawkner Park Tennis Centre
65 Toorak Road West
South Yarra

Each player will enter as a team of two with capacity for 18 teams.
Teams will be spread across 3 grades – A, B and C with gradings determined by entries received.
Each grade will be made up of two round robin groups with three teams in each. The top two teams from each group will progress to the semi finals with finals to include a 5th/6th playoff meaning all players are guaranteed 3 matches (4 if you make the final).

All matches will be scheduled prior to the tournament day and will run for 1 hour (inclusive of warm up and change over time).
The team with the most games at the end of the hour will be victorious and remember overall games won can play a part in your final placing if it comes down to for and against.
If the score is locked at the 1 hour mark, a deciding sudden death point will be played. Receiver's choice of which side the serve will go to.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, players must stick to the allocated area for each grade on the day. You can be social but we still need to keep our distance.