MLTC Newsletter 27 Apr 2022

The Badge season begins this Saturday April 30 with 5 teams playing at home.

At noon Manly 4 Mens Team which includes our 2 promising juniors, Matthew and Bede will play their first match in Badge. Everyone wishes them a long and successful career with Manly Lawn. Also Men’s 5 Team plays at noon.

THIS MEANS SOCIAL TENNIS WILL BE FROM 11.30AM TO 2.30PM ON COURTS 3 AND 4.

Then at 2.50pm Mens 1 will play on courts 1and 2. Ladies 2 and Mens 6 also play at 2.50pm.

Good luck to all teams this season and hopefully a big crowd will be in attendance to watch the opening round.

All matches need to be finished by 6pm as MTC has a tennis/social – ‘Drink-Play-Graze’ from 6pm with live music from 7.30pm.

All members are welcome to stay around the bar for drinks if they wish. If you would like to play in the MTC function – please contact Scott or Carmela by tomorrow (Thu) at the latest.

Denis Crowley

Virginia
MLTC Secretary
www.manlylawn.com.au

TA: UPDATE: MATCH CENTRE RATING DISPLAY

As the 2021/22 summer season of Tennis comes to a close, the rollout of the new Competitive Play Framework and transition to the UTR Rating for Australian tennis continues.

The following outlines key dates essential to ensuring a smooth transition to the 2022/23 summer season.

As of 31 March 2022, Match Centre users will notice a change to the ratings display. The change is an important step in moving towards the new Competitive Play Framework and transition to a UTR Rating which comes into full effect on 1 October 2022, prior to the commencement of the 2022/23 summer season.

What is the change to Match Centre?

  • The UTR Rating will replace the current TA Rating on team profiles, scorecards, results and upcoming matches.
  • Your TA Rating will remain visible on your player dashboard until the end of the 2022 winter season.
  • Your TA Rating will only be visible to you.

Who does the change in Match Centre affect?

  • All players, Team Captains, Team Managers and users of Match Centre.

When does the change to Match Centre come into play?

  • All changes to the Match Centre display will come into effect on 31 March 2022.

How is the transition to the updated UTR Rating display being managed?

  • Throughout the 2022 winter season players who log in to Match Centre will be able to view both the TA Rating and UTR Rating on their individual player dashboard.
  • At the commencement of the 2022/23 summer season players who log in to Match Centre will only be able to view their UTR Rating.

Why does the change to the rating display on Match Centre need to occur before the UTR Rating comes into full effect on 1 October?

  • The changes are an important step in ensuring all Match Centre users and players have activated their UTR Rating and are prepared for the commencement of the 2022/23 summer season.

How do I link my Tennis ID to my UTR Rating?

  • See TA site for more information about Competitive Play and UTR Ratings.

See you on the courts!
Tennis Australia

2022 Sydney Badge Preliminary Grading

A total of 154 teams have been entered into the Badge competition for Season 2022.

Please see attached the preliminary grading for each Division. We entrust that you will pass these gradings on to your relevant team contacts.

Some things to note:

An influx of entries into high divisions within the Saturday Men’s Competition including:
Division 1 = 9 Teams
Division 2 = 13 Teams
Division 3 = 14 Teams

This made the top 3 divisions very competitive and as a result we have created additional divisions to accommodate the demand. Given the strength of the competition the majority of teams will be ranked lower than requested and compared to previous years so please take this into consideration should you wish to make an appeal.

The Saturday Ladies competition had a similar situation with (12) teams requesting Division 2. We have again created another division in 2022 and majority of teams will be in a lower division than what they originally nominated.

As a result of this release, any team that wishes to appeal their preliminary grading must do so through the Badge Delegate via the link provided here in accordance to Rule 9 – Grading Appeal. As per the rules (copied below) appeals must be received within 4 days of the release of preliminary grading. Please provide as much information about your team as possible including ratings and 2021 results.

Link to appeal

Please note the deadline for grading appeals is 5pm on Friday, 18th March 2022. No late appeals will be considered by the panel.

Currently Tennis NSW is having extensive email issues where we are unable to access the Sydney Badge email and are not receiving external emails into the NSW Leagues email. Please make sure that you are making your appeal via the above link to avoid missing out. Once the email issue has been resolved we will advise.

We look forward to another great competition in 2022.
Kind Regards.
TNSW Competitions Team.

> 9. Grading Appeal
> 9.1 Teams wishing to appeal their preliminary grading may do so by clicking here and filling out an appeal form to Tennis NSW within four (4) days of the grading being published and should include:
> – Request for team to be moved to a higher/lower grade.
> – Evidence/Facts supporting the request. (Eg: Team Results, player rankings, ratings & recent performances etc.)
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> 9.2 Any Grading Appeals received by Tennis NSW later than four (4) days after the grading being published will not be considered.
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> 9.3 Appeals cannot be guaranteed and will be decided at the sole and absolute discretion of the grading committee.
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> 9.4 Should there be any changes to grading’s following an appeal, the affected team/s are permitted 48 hours to lodge a right of reply. Any right of reply received by Tennis NSW after the 48-hour deadline will not be considered.
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> 9.5 Tennis NSW in conjunction with the grading committee will release the FINAL Grading to all Badge Captains within seven (7) to ten (10) Business days following the preliminary grading release. No Teams will be allowed to appeal the final grading.

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Mens’ 2022 Badge Teams

Manly 1 Manly 6
Cameron Green Christo Willemse ©
Sean White © Stuart Charlton
Oliver Welch David Atkinson
Todd Maloney Benjamin Vaughan
Jono Walker Mark Swain
Boyd Blackburn Peter Roberts
Bosko Novakovic Daniel Rodrigues
Ben O’Connell
Reserves
Manly 2 Ian Bate
Steve Wilkins Peter Butcher
Stephen Nettleton © Harry Faeste
Howard Smith Stephane Fontes
Craig Withell James Graham
Jon Corney Vincent Lheure
Geoffrey Dunstan Barnaby Waights
Fernando Alves Milton DaRocha
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Manly 3
Sean Jobe
Justin Hooley ©
Craig Stevens
Harald Grabner
Jarryd Stevens
Sam Deuble
Daniel Glynn
Manly 4
Rob Muir ©
Matthew Curtis
Gavin McVean
Bede Kirwan
Shishir Das
Larry Kirwan ©
Manly 5
Denis Crowley ©
Richard Badham
Hugo Stegmann
Graham Burman
Chris Diaz
Tom Donald

 

Badge 2022 Entries Close February 13, Web sign up.

Entries are now open on our website for 2022 Badge.

The Badge begins on April 30 and finishes August 27 with finals day on September 10.

All members must be double vaccinated to play Badge as per Tennis NSW rules.

We have a selection panel of 5 for Men’s Teams and 3 for Ladies Teams.

Selection will be based on last year’s Badge results, UTR ratings and club championship results.

If needed, we may have trials also for members and particularly new members.

Nominations for Badge will close on February 13.

Denis Crowley
MLTC Club Captain

Term 4 Badge Competition CANCELLED

With the recent release of the roadmap and Tennis NSW having a better understanding of the situation ahead it is with great regret we have made the decision to cancel the Term 4 Badge Competition.

This means that the teams that were placed first at round 9 will be declared winners of each of the divisions. The prize money will remain the same as 2020 and those teams will be contacted this week.

Majority of Tennis NSW costs of running the Sydney Badge competition have already been incurred which is why no refunds will be given for the 2021 Badge season. We may look to reduce team fees in 2022.

Thank you everyone for your patience during this unprecedented and challenging time. I encourage all of you to reach out to your players and play in local competitions for the remainder of the year when community sport returns.

We look forward to seeing you all for the Badge season in 2022.

Kind Regards,
TNSW Competitions

Sydney Badge – Term 4 Makeup Competition

Dear Players,

Thank you for your patience in this challenging time. Due to the current lockdown restrictions imposed by the NSW government we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel the remainder of the 2021 season.

However, with this decision we are also bringing good news. Tennis NSW will be running an 8 week Badge Competition across Term 4 to make up for the lost weeks. Please see the competition details below. This competition will be free of charge for all 2021 Sydney Badge Teams. This competition is also subject to change pending the public health advice.

Competition details:
Start – Thursday 7th Oct & Sat 9th Oct
Finish – Thursday 25th Nov & Sat 27th Nov
Times remain the same
8 week competition – 7 weeks of play with 1v2 GF
2nd and 4th December to be spare week for washout.

All teams will need to opt into this competition if they wish to play.

[Please advise your MLTC Team Captain or Denis ASAP if you/your team wishes to participate in this Term 4 competition.]

There will be no significant changes in the grading of this new competition. If teams choose not to play and we need to move teams to make even divisions, they will be moved according to current ladder positions from the 2021 season.

Majority of Tennis NSW costs of running the Sydney Badge competition have already been incurred which is why no refunds will be given for the 2021 Badge season and why we a running this Term 4 competition free of charge for the clubs and associations.

Please reach out if you have any questions otherwise we look forward to seeing you all back on the courts after this lockdown!
Kind Regards,
Tennis NSW Competitions

Sydney Badge – COVID Announcement

Unfortunately the NSW Government has extended the Sydney lockdown until Friday the 27th August.

This means there will be no more play for the remainder of the Badge seasons.

We are working through options for the clubs and will be in contact next week with the next steps.

Stay safe and have a great weekend!

Kind Regards,
TNSW Competitions
Nathan Keys
Competitions Coordinator | Tennis NSW

COVID Update – Sydney Badge

The NSW Government has extended the Sydney lockdown until July 30.

Tennis NSW in consultation with the Badge Panel has made the decision to cancel round 11 and 12 matches of the Saturday Badge competition on Saturday 17th and 24th July and round  12 and 13 matches of Thursday Badge competition on Thursday 22nd and 29th July. The matches will be marked as a washout with both teams sharing the points.

At this stage the Sydney Badge competition will resume play with round 13 on Saturday 31st July. Round 9 of the Saturday Badge competition will still be postponed until Saturday 14th August. Thursday Ladies Badge will resume play with round 14 on the 5th August as per the fixtures. This is obviously subject to change pending COVID-19 restrictions.

This also means that the finals for Saturday Badge will now be played on 21st and 28th of August and Thursday Ladies Badge will now be played on the 19th and 26th August.

All of the most up to date Covid-19 information can be found at the link below.

https://nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

Good luck to all teams and stay safe.
Kind Regards,
TNSW Competitions

URGENT: COVID Sydney Badge

As most of you would have heard at 11am, the NSW Government has extended the Sydney lockdown for another week. Tennis NSW in consultation with the Badge Panel has made the decision to cancel round 10 matches of the Saturday Badge competition on Saturday 10th July. The matches will be marked as a washout with both teams sharing the points.

As Thursday Ladies Badge have not missed a round yet, round 11 will be postponed until Thursday 12th August.

At this stage the Sydney Badge competition will resume play with round 11 on Saturday 17th July. Round 9 of the Saturday Badge competition will still be postponed until Saturday 14th August. Thursday Ladies Badge will resume play with round 12 on the 22nd July as per the fixtures. This is obviously subject to change pending COVID-19 restrictions.

This also means that the finals for Saturday Badge will now be played on 21st and 28th of August and Thursday Ladies Badge will now be played on the 19th and 26th August.

All of the most up to date Covid-19 information can be found at the link below.

https://nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

Good luck to all teams and stay safe.
Kind Regards,
TNSW Competitions

MLTC Newsletter 22 June 2021

CLUB CAPTAIN’S REPORT

Rain washed out most matches in Sydney Badge on Saturday with no home matches or social tennis being played. Two of our teams were forced to play away in the wind and rain and suffered losses.

Our Mens 1 Team moved into a clear 4th position with a result from Saturday going our way. New member Ben O’Connell joins the team now and should enhance our chances for the rest of the season.

This Saturday both Mens and Ladies 1 Teams play late matches at home.

Results from last week.

Thursday Ladies

Manly White won 7-1 away at Cooper Park. Narelle/Jane 4 sets Melinda/Michelle 3 sets

Manly Blue Lost 6-2 at home to Cooper Park 1. Sue/Barbara 1 set Liz/Suellen 1 set

This Thursday the two Manly Teams play each other.

Saturday Juniors Lost 4-1 away

Maria won 1 singles The girls are now 5th. The girls will be playing tournaments in the school holidays so we wish them both good luck.

Saturday Badge

Ladies 1 lost 7-1 away at Tennis World. Lisa Townsend/Nicola 1 set

Mens 6 Lost 6-2 away at Killara. Chris/Graham 1 set Denis/Sylvain 1 set

All other matches were washed out and each team receives 5 points.

All teams play again this weekend and then there is no play again on July 3.

Denis Crowley