Club News

Annual Club Championships

The Men’s and Ladies Singles Finals were played last Saturday before a big crowd and after two close matches, our champions from last year were victorious again.

In the Ladies singles Sofie Sullivan came from behind to defeat Emily Peake in three long sets.  This was a very close final and both ladies deserved to win but Sofie prevailed with her never say die attitude.Emily was very brave and gracious in defeat .Congratulations to both ladies.

Andrew Riminton then played Sean White in the Men’s Final and although Andrew won in straight sets there were some great rallies and close games. Both players gave their all and the crowd saw some great tennis. Andrew is warming up for The Seaside Classic so we all wish him the best there.  Whereas Sean will be cooling off skiing in Japan over Christmas.

The Ladies Doubles Final was played later in the day and Sofie Sullivan combined with Julia Gunn to again defeat Emily Peake and Carolina Pena y Lillo 7-5 7-6  in another close match.

The Mens Doubles final was played a few weeks ago and Todd Maloney and Harry Faeste defeated Craig Withell and Richard Steeds.

We still have the A Men’s Singles and Doubles finals to be played this Saturday.

Badge 2019

Begins 23 March 2019

The Autumn Mens and Ladies Badge will begin on March 23 2019.  Please see fact sheet below for details.

A nomination form for Badge will be on Manly Lawn website so we need players to send in their nomination forms by January 31.The teams will be selected on February 1 so no late entries will be accepted. If you don’t nominate on time then you will go on the reserves list.

Our new selectors for Mens and Ladies teams will be out over the break speaking to all players re your availability.

Manly Seaside Tournament

Starts Boxing Day

This will be held as usual from December 26 to December 31 so we hope to see many club members there watching the high standard of tennis.

Any member with a RSA certificate and can help out at the bar over the tournament please let Milton know as he is making up a roster for members to help Kevin.

Social Tennis

There will be NO social tennis from December 26 to December 31.

Any outside social tennis will be at the members own court hire expense.

January 1 will be next social day after December 22.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our members
Denis Crowley
Club Captain.

Annual Club Championship Draws

Please click on the links below to open each draw in a new tab:

Result from this past weekend’s play are included.

Thank you to Dean Hodgson for compiling the draws.

Club News

Entries are low for the Club Championships and entries close next Monday October 15.  None of our Men’s 1 team have entered as yet.

The Ladies Open Singles and Doubles will now be played at the end of November as many of our top ladies are unavailable.  The Open Mixed and A event Ladies Singles and Doubles will be played if sufficient entries are received.  We have sufficient entries already to hold the A Mixed Doubles but need more.

Social tennis will be limited during the club championships so players are encouraged to enter and challenge yourself.
Enter by sending an email to the Club Captain.
Note that membership fees for 2018-19 must be paid before October 15 to be eligible to play in the Championships.
The AGM will be held on Monday November 5 and nominations are open for two more weeks for anyone who wishes to become a committee member. Nomination forms are at the club or email the secretary.
Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Club News

The long weekend saw many players at social tennis practicing for the Club Championships.
Entries close on October 15 so get your entries in. Anybody needing a doubles partner just let me know and I will try to find one for you.
There will be 4 seeds in all events and after placing the seeds, the rest of the draw is done randomly. If you don’t get a seeded player or pair in round one you could play several matches against weaker opponents.
If you did not play Badge you can still enter and the committee will grade you.
All matches are knockout and will be mainly on Saturday afternoons with fewer matches on Sunday.
Finals day is November 3 for all events.
Long time member Paul Wigney has been unwell and was admitted to Mona Vale hospital.  He has recovered now and all members wish him well. He would like his friends at the club to contact him.
Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Annual Club Championships Entries Close Oct 14

Entries for the club championships are now open.  Events are:

  • Open Men’s singles and doubles
  • Open Ladies singles and doubles
  • Open Mixed Doubles
  • A grade Men’s singles and doubles
  • A grade Ladies singles and doubles
  • A grade Mixed doubles.

Open grades are for anyone.

A grade is for men 2.1 Badge grade or lower and ladies A grade is 1.3 Badge or lower. A grade mixed is thus a 1.3 lady with a man 2.1 or lower.

Combined and Age Club Championships will be held in February.

Matches will be played on Saturdays October 20 and 27 and Sundays October 21 and October 28

All finals will be held on Saturday November 3 with a barbecue and presentation ceremony.

All events will be a knockout tournament and the open events might include a plate event also if we have lots of entries.

Sunday October 14 is the closing date for entries.

Maximum 3 entries per person.

Please send entries to Denis Crowley
MLTC Club Captain 

Combined Championships

The Club Championships were fiercely contested last weekend with Howard and John proving too experienced for Matt and Carl in the final. Both pairs did well to win their pools easily in Mens A Doubles.

The Ladies was won by Kristina and Virginia who defeated Johanna and Jane and Julia and Liz.
Last Sunday The Combined Age and A Mixed was played and Kirsten and Hugo were successful over Stu and Julia in the final.

This weekend will be Mens Combined 100 Doubles at 1pm on Saturday.
Pairings are Bob and Murillo
George and Andrew Rimm.
Scott and Chris
Peter and Tony
Ray and Jeff
Andrew and Gordon
Raymond and Hugo
Carl and Ian.

Thanks to all players who participated last weekend and good luck to all players this weekend.
The Committee will organise prizes to be presented in early March.

Denis

Combined Championship Entries Close Saturday February 3

Event No. Round Robin Format       Match Play Days
1   A-Grade Men’s Doubles Saturday February 17
2   A-Grade Women’s Doubles Saturday February 17
3   A-Grade Mixed Doubles Sunday February 25
4   Combined Men’s Doubles 100 Saturday February 24
5   Combined Women’s Doubles 100 Saturday February 24
6   Combined Mixed Doubles 100 Sunday February 18
7   Super Men’s 65 Doubles Thursday February 22

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

Congrats to all winners, runners-up, and above all, competitors for making the tournament possible.

Special Congrats to Andrew and Sophie for winning the combined singles and doubles titles!

Event Winner Runner Up
1. Open Men’s Singles A RIMINTON J WALKER
2. Open Men’s Doubles H FAESTE & A RIMINTON T MALONEY & R MUIR
3. Open Women’s Singles S SULLIVAN S BUNTING
4. Open Women’s Doubles Y DAVIS & S SULLIVAN J GUNN & P MUIR
5. Open Mixed Doubles Unfinished
6. A Men’s Singles G DUNSTAN I FOX
8. Men’s 60 Singles I BATE R DUMMETT

Julia and Todd were leading Yvonne and Milton 6/1 3/1 when rain stopped play in the Open Mixed final.

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS

Times & Draws

Phew, we got here! Results from today’s play together with the revised draws and times for this weekend’s play have been posted.

Play starts at 10:30a Sun with the Women’s Open Singles: Sophie versus Sarah and the semi finals of the A grade Men’s singles.: Ian versus Paul, and Geoff versus Peter.

The Blue Ribbon Men’s Open Singles is at high noon: Jono versus Andrew. Andrew won a tough and exciting 3 sets match against Jimmy.

Play concludes for the day with the Open Men’s and Mixed Doubles and wraps up with the BBQ and Presentations.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR SOME GREAT TENNIS AND THE USUAL FREE FOOD EXTRAGANZA.

Good luck to all competitors.
Rob

CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS WEEKEND

Weekend Times & Draws, No Social Play

Results from last weekend’s play together with the revised draws and times for this weekend’s play have been posted.

Play starts at 1130a Sat with the A grade Men’s singles and semifinal of Open Men’s Doubles.  The weather is clearing with cooler temps ideal for singles play!  Yvonne Davis is subbing for Sophie Sullivan in the Open Mixed.

A-Grade Men’s Singles had a record 16 person entry but Craig has withdrawn.  With Scottie’s help, entries have been graded into two flights with the winner/runner up of each flight going into final playoff rounds.  We will play either 3 or 4 rounds (weather dependent) of 8-games no add scoring to decide the winners of each flight. Thereafter, the playoff rounds will be one (1) tiebreaker set to decide the event winner.

Depending on the ‘finalists’, we could play the finals on Sunday since we have courts available during club time.  I’ll ask the winners their preference tomorrow. NOTE: all have to agree or posted draw stands!

Sorry but we have no courts available for anyone who wants to play SOCIAL before 4:30p.  Normal play should resume for social next weekend.

Good luck to all competitors.
Rob