Sydney Badge Recommences June 6

Due to recent announcements from Government and in line with the new Guidelines for community play released by Tennis NSW, we are pleased to announce the recommencement of the Sydney Badge Competition to commence on SATURDAY, 6th JUNE.

The details of the competition will be as follows:

  • 16-week competition, commencing on SATURDAY, 6th JUNE with finals to be played on 19th SEPTEMBER. Play will continue during school holidays and long weekends.
    Revised Saturday Badge – Fact Sheet
  • Thursday Competition will re-commence on THURSDAY, 11th JUNE.
  • Play & Go procedures to be enforced at all venues. All players should only attend the centre to play their match and should leave the centre immediately following the completed match. (EG: Spectators, Afternoon Tea’s, etc are not allowed)
    Community Tennis Guidelines – 13th May

The next steps:

  • TNSW Competitions Team will be in touch with each Badge Delegate to ascertain which teams are ready to ‘Opt In’ to the recommencement of the competition.

a. Teams would be accepting to play in the current competition setup, and abiding by the above regulations.

b. No grading requests will be considered

c. Any team member changes should be managed by the Badge Delegate through League Manager.

d. Further details on the Thursday Competition to be considered once team responses are confirmed.

  • Once the complete field of available teams is finalised the draw will be communicated to all participants through Match Centre.

a. Please note: some re-grading may be necessary to ensure competitive divisions. This will be carried out by the Sydney Badge Panel. No appeals regarding these changes will be considered.

  • Pending any schedule change requests, we hope to provide a revised draw by MONDAY, 1st JUNE.

Please note all Badge enquiries should be sent to your Badge Delegate in the first instance. We thank-you for your support in the Sydney Badge Competition and our staff members will be in-touch with Badge Delegates shortly to assist you with your competition entry.

Kind Regards.
TNSW Competitions Team

BADGE – Postponed until 30th April at earliest

Further to our communication of last week, I wish to provide you with an update regarding the 2020 Sydney Badge Competition.

As communicated previously, all Sydney Badge Competition matches have been postponed based on the best interests of both the public health system and in the interest of player safety & wellbeing in relation to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation; this is in line with Federal government recommendations that sporting teams/codes maintain local competitions only, with no inter-district, or inter-club travel. Please see the full statement here

All Sydney Badge Competitions will remain postponed until Thursday, 30th April (both Thursday and Saturday Competitions) Closer to the proposed resume date, we will review and consider current health advice and government guideline/recommendations before confirming the Sydney Badge competition resumption.

The competitions team still have every hope in completing the full badge season at some stage this year and will provide further updates on the season and match rounds as we approach the date in Aprile. Please be advised that the payment of invoices will not be enforced until such time when there is a clearer understanding of when the competition may proceed.

As I hope you have seen, there are an array of community and social tennis opportunities amongst you and your peers. We entrust you to ensure appropriate protective measures are observed; such as regular hand hygiene practices before, minimise gatherings before and after the match, do not share drink bottles, consider marking tennis balls to help identify whose is whose and also avoid touching your face.

Thank you again for your cooperation and understanding in these most challenging of times.

Many thanks and stay safe,
Tennis NSW Competitions Team

COVID Badge Cancellation Followup

Hello Badge Delegates,

Whilst I am sure most of you have received the relevant announcement regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). I am happy to provide some further clarification.

The relevant policy statement sent from Tennis NSW & Tennis Australia is attached below. This information was sent to all Sydney Badge Team Captains, Club Delegates and Players with Match Centre accounts. We hope that you can assist us to make sure that the message has been received by all Badge Players and Clubs.

What this means:

1.       The Sydney Badge Competition has been postponed until further notice. The TNSW competitions team will look into options relating to the competition over the next week and provide further details to the Badge Delegates.

2.       This statement applies only to Tennis NSW and Tennis Australia events, and does not apply to club level competitions. We suggest you make contact with your club should you be involved in other local or club based competitions.

3.        Should you have any further questions, please submit to Denis to followup with Sydney Badge.  Please note that the Competitions team will do our best to respond to all queries, however this may take some time to work through over the next few days. We appreciate your assistance in maintaining the lines of communication from your players through the delegate to TNSW as this assists us in providing better quality assistance to our playing group.

We appreciate your understanding in this unpredictable time, and always thank-you for your support of the Sydney Badge Competition.

Kind Regards
TNSW Competitions Team.

Badge Cancelled Until Further Notice.

Badge Captains and Delegates,

We wish to advise, after careful consideration and taking all relevant advice, Tennis Australia and all Member Associations have taken the decision to cancel all sanctioned and organised events with immediate effect. This was a difficult decision but taken in the best interests of the public health system in the short and medium term.

In order to minimise contact, we ask that you do not make your way to your scheduled venue until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Kind Regards,
Lawrence Robertson
CEO-Tennis NSW

Sydney Badge Guide & Rules

Sydney Badge, the oldest tennis competition in the Sydney Metro area has multiple grades on offer. The competition caters to 1200 + players of all ages, levels and abilities.

Games are played home and away at Tennis NSW Member Clubs and Facilities across the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area.


Thursday Factsheet

Saturday Factsheet

To view the Sydney Badge Competition Rules click here. 

Competition How-To’s:

Competition management: 

Click here for Badge Rules

Badge Begins this Saturday Mar 14

Badge Begins this Saturday so good luck to all teams.

We have  strong Division 1 Ladies and Division 1 Mens’ Teams this year with 3  Mens’ Teams in Division 4. All these Teams are capable of making the finals.

Our Ladies Team 2 and our Mens’ Teams 5 6 7 and 8 are all in lower divisions this year which increases their chances of performing well .

Our Thursday Ladies Team play their first home match this week at 10am against  Cooper Park after a wash out last week.  Feel free to come down and cheer them on as it has been over 10 years since Manly entered a Thursday Ladies Team. 

PLEASE NOTE: All captains MUST read and download the badge rules so they are familiar with them. Too many players quote old rules which can lead to unnecessary misunderstandings .  You must be up to date on the rules pls!
FINALS QUALIFICATION: Playing only 3 matches qualifies any player for the finals now.

RESERVES: Any player (must be club member) can reserve in another team as long as their rating is equal or lower than the player being replaced. A player can only play reserve 2 times for a a team since playing 3 times automatically makes the reserve a permanent member of that team.

FINISH TIME: Play can continue after the scheduled finish time if both captains agree at the start of play.

PLAYING TIMES: Noon to 245pm  and 250pm to 535pm.  Grass starts 30 minutes earlier.

MATCH RESULTS:To enter results captains must go to your dashboard, press edit and then enter results.  Winners enter results losers confirm results.


Home Matches on Saturday 


Manly Mens 5 v Strathfield 5 
Manly Mens 8 v Royal Sydney 8


Manly Mens 1 vSydney Uni
Manly Mens 4 v Neutral Bay 4
Manly Ladies 2 v Royal Sydney 3


REMINDER:  If you wish to book a court during Sunday club hours on Sunday,the maximum time is 1hour for singles and 1.5 hours for doubles. If nobody else wants the court then you can play longer. Please be flexible if several groups want to play at the same time and share courts. Nonmembers pay $20 placed in an envelope and left under the office door.

Denis Crowley
Club Captain

MLTC Newsletter: Badge Update

Badge News

Ladies Thursday Badge begins this week. Our Ladies team has an away match at Royal Sydney. Good luck to our Thursday Ladies.
While the Saturday Badge draws have been posted, they should be finalised this week.  PLEASE remember to check  the venue and time for your match each week as it can change sometimes.  Click here for links to Badge Draws.
The Top 4 Mens teams and the Ladies teams are playing late matches each Saturday at home during Badge. The 4 other Mens teams will play the earlier matches each Saturday.
This is the last weekend before Saturday Badge begins.  If you want to book a court for your team to practice after 4pm, there are three courts still available. Contact me.
Milton is organising a barbecue this Saturday, March 7. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Senior Club Championships at the barbecue.
A reminder if anyone has any Badge enquiries, please email myself or Virginia as Sydney Badge request all enquiries to come from our Badge Delegates. Thank you.
Denis Crowley
Club Captain

Badge Entries Close January 28, Web sign up available.

Happy New Year to everyone.
The 2019 Manly Seaside Tournament had record entries and was again a great success!!
Thanks to all members who helped during the tournament and especially to Milton who did a great job organising the bar.   The bar made a good profit during The Seaside. Unfortunately our resident barman, Kevin,  took ill during the tournament and was taken to hospital. Good new though, Kevin is recovering well now.
Our focus now turns to BADGE and ENTRIES WILL CLOSE JANUARY 28.   It is imperative that you get your entries in early since I expect we will enter several more teams this year!
Rob has arranged for electronic sign up on our web site.  Please click here to submit your entry.
Our MLTC teams have to be submitted by February 8.  PLEASE NOTE all late entries will go in a pool of reserves and will NOT BE included as a regular team member.
Denis Crowley
MLTC Club Captain