Badge Results Round-10

Badge Results

Round 10

Our top 4 Mens Teams all had strong wins on Saturday to maintain their positions in the top 4 in their grades.  All the other teams suffered losses. With 4 rounds to go all points are vital now.  Lots of our affluent members are away on their Europe sojourns so a lot of our teams may be weakened in the next month.

Badge Results Round 10

Mens 1.1 Won 5-3 v Roseville at home.  Bosko/Jono led the way by winning 3 sets whilst Todd/Thomas won 2 sets.  Boyd is now back for 5 weeks from college and was sitting on the bench to support the team.  He is awaiting a call up from Captain Sean.

Mens 1.3 Won 5-3 at home v Killara 2.  Jon/Harald kept up their excellent form to win 4 sets again. President Craig/Fernando won 1 set.

Mens 1.4 Won 5-3 away at Neutral Bay.  Sean continued his great form by combining with Alec to win 4 sets . Father and son Craig/Jarryd won 1 set.

Mens 2.1 Won 5-3 away at Sydney University.  Tim/Jono won 3 sets whilst Scott/ Tom won 2 sets.

Mens 2.2 Lost 5-3 at home v Killara.  Lots of action here with racquets thrown over to court 4 and balls smashed to Sydney Rd.  However we still had an honorable loss to the top team. James/Denis won 3 sets.  Carl/Matt played also.

Mens 2.5 Lost 6-2 at home to Chatswood.  Daniel/Roger won 2 sets and Stu/Ray Dummett tried hard.

Mens 2.6 Lost 5-2 away at Strathfield.  Bob/Ray and Peter/ Ian both won 1 set. There was an unfinished set by Bob /Ray.  Strathfield had one very strong player so we have protested his grading and await a reply.

Ladies 1.1 Lost 0-8 away at Longueville.  The top team were too strong for our ladies, Yvonne/Sarah and Kirsten/Carolina .

Ladies 1.2 Lost 5-2 at home.  Olivia/Sophie won 2 sets whilst Julie/Sharna had an unfinished set. The ladies remain in 2nd position.

PAIR OF THE WEEK:  We had two pairs who won 4 sets each and conceded 15 games each so they are joint winners. Congratulations to Harald/on and to Sean/Alec.


If you want to check all your team scores and draws log on to  Click on the leagues icon and type in Sydney Badge.

Badge Matches June 22

  • Noon Mens 2.2 v Cammeray 1
  • Noon Mens 2.5 v Roseville 2
  • 250pm Mens 1 v Sydney University 2
  • 250pm Ladies 1.2 v Roseville 2


Good luck to all teams this weekend.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Score Board: Round 10

Badge Results Rd 10 Jun-15
Ladies Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Lost 0-8 7
Manly 2 1.2 Lost 2-5 2
Mens Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Won 5-3 1
Manly 2 1.3 won 5-3 1
Manly 3 1.4 Won 5-3 4
Manly 4 2.1 Won 5-3 4
Manly 5 2.2 Lost 3-5 4
Manly 6 2.5 Lost 2-6 7
Manly 7 2.6 Lost 2-5 3

Thanks to Ron for compiling the results!

Badge Results Round-9

Badge Results

No Badge last weekend but a great result at Paris for Ash Barty and Australian tennis.

She continues on the tradition of small Aussie tennis players in height but big in talent and heart.  As were Evonne Cawley, Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver. There will be lots more wins in store for Ash.


If you want to check all your team scores and draws log on to  Click on the leagues icon and type in Sydney Badge.

Badge Matches June 15

Noon Mens 2.2 v Killara 6
Noon Mens 2.5 v Chatswood 3
250pm Mens 1.1 v Roseville 1
250pm Mens 1.3 vKillara 2
250pm Ladies 1.2 v Roxys Longueville


Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Ash Barty: Newest Family Member

Ashleigh Barty (born 24 April 1996) is an Australian professional tennis player and former cricketer. She is the top-ranked Australian in both women’s singles and doubles, and has been ranked as high as No. 2 in singles and No. 5 in doubles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Barty has won five singles titles and ten doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including one Grand Slam singles title at the 2019 French Open and one Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open with partner CoCo Vandeweghe.

Born in Ipswich in Queensland, Barty began playing tennis at the age of four in nearby Brisbane. She had a promising junior career, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world after winning the girls’ singles title at Wimbledon in 2011. As a teenager, Barty had early success in doubles on the WTA Tour in 2013, finishing runner-up at three Grand Slam doubles events with veteran Casey Dellacqua, including at the Australian Open while still only 16 years old. Late in the 2014 season, Barty decided to take an indefinite break from tennis. She ended up playing cricket during this hiatus, signing with the Brisbane Heat for the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League despite having no formal training in the sport.

Barty returned to tennis in early 2016 shortly before turning 20 years old. Although she won her first tournament back on the ITF circuit, her year was ultimately marred by an arm injury. In 2017, Barty had a breakout year in singles, winning her first WTA title at the Malaysian Open and rising to No. 17 in the world despite having never been ranked inside the top 100 before her time off. She also had another prolific year in doubles with Dellacqua, culminating in her first appearance at the WTA Finals. She continued building on that singles success in the next two years with high-level titles at the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy and 2019 Miami Open, before winning her maiden singles Grand Slam title at the 2019 French Open. Even with Dellacqua’s retirement in early 2018, Barty has also continued to improve at doubles, having since won the five biggest doubles titles of her career, including her first Grand Slam title at the 2018 US Open.

Barty earns Roland Garros final berth with wild win over Anisimova |

The momentum swings were mind-boggling, but given it was both their first Grand Slam semifinals, it’s hard to blame either player for any mental desertions and strategy struggles. When all was said and done, Barty played the cleaner match for the longer period, with 40 winners to Anisimova’s 41 errors.

Barty got off to a flawless start, winning 12 of the first 13 points. But instead of closing out the set at 5-0, 40-15, she wavered. Anisimova took full advantage and came storming back for 6-5, by swinging freely and hitting the pristine backhand winners that have taken her this far.

“I felt like that happened really quickly then I went away from what was working,” Barty said. “Amanda was so aggressive, she was able to take advantage of that.”

Barty’s normally steady serve, which was so effective against Madison Keys on Thursday, didn’t hold up against Anisimova, dipping all the way below 50 percent on first deliveries. She still had the early edge in the first-set tiebreak at 4-2, but again, Anisimova surged back, winning five points in a row for the set. With full momentum on her side, the 17-year-old American forged ahead to 3-0, extending her run to 17 straight points.

“I was really happy the way I was able to respond at a set and 3-Love and to really turn the match on its head, even though it wasn’t the best tennis in pretty tough conditions,” Barty said. “That’s probably, yeah, what I’m most proud of.”

To her credit, 23-year-old Barty remained perfectly calm. You don’t get to No. 8 in the world without some belief in yourself. She got on the board for 1-3, and then won seven games in a row. It marked Anisimova’s first dropped set of the fortnight.

A sturdy and stoic Rafael Nadal survived the wind and Roger Federer |

Tactically, Nadal was the more certain of the two. Whether it was with his serve or his passing shots, he seemed to be one thought and shot ahead of his opponent. Determined not to give Federer openings to attack, Rafa made 81 percent of his first serves; while the vast majority of them went to Federer’s backhand side, he also caught the Swiss leaning the wrong way in the deuce court numerous times.

As for Federer, he tried to serve and volley, he tried to drop shot, he tried to go hard into Nadal’s forehand and move forward, but too often he ended up where he didn’t want to be, at the baseline, hitting backhands from shoulder height. Federer won just 48 percent of his net points, and 39 percent of his second-serve points. As good as Federer’s forehand approaches were—many of them would have won him the point against anyone else—Nadal’s hooking passing shots were still better.

What was different about the 39th meeting between these two were the conditions. The wind swirled through the stadium, blew the clay across the court and into the players’ eyes, and made the balls dive and curve uncontrollably. Normally, that leads to an unsightly match, but for two sets at least, Nadal and Federer made tornado tennis fun as they hacked and chopped and lunged at the ball, and ran each other into the corners. If the wind affected one player more than the other, it was probably Federer, who struggled with his serve and his volleys; he said he was happy just to avoid looking “ridiculous” out there. if anyone’s game is sturdy enough for a hurricane, it’s Rafa’s.

2019 Forster Seniors Tennis Tournament

The 2019 Forster Seniors Tennis Tournament Entry Form is available on the Tennis Seniors NSW website .

Come along and play as little or as much as you like over the 4 days – 6 sessions of tennis.  There are events for all.

For accommodation we recommend you review our Sponsors Brochure attached with the Entry Form.  There is a wide variety and types of accommodation available and without these sponsors we would not be able to run the Tournament.


Forster Palms Motel (Next Door to Forster Bowling Club)       Phone 02 6555 6255
Mention playing in the Tournament to receive a 10% discount on accommodation

Big 4 Great Lakes at Forster Tuncurry     Phone 02 6554 6827

Island Palms motor inn                  Phone 02 6554 5555

Tuncurry Beach Motel         Phone 02 6554 7044

Sunseeker Holiday Units  Phone 02 6554 6818

Bella Villa Motor Inn     Phone 02 6554 6842

Forster Holiday Village Phone 02 6554 6027

Sevan Apartments                      Phone 02 6555 0300

Lakes and Ocean  Phone 02 6554 6005

JKL Holiday Letting      Phone 02 6554 8717

Additional activities over the weekend include;

  • Raffle – Approx. value of prizes $2,800.  Special pre purchase Offer with Entry Form additional tickets. Collect on arrival – Drawn Sunday Midday
  • Meet and Greet Drinks at the Forster Tennis Club from 4.30pm Friday 2nd August
  • Social gathering Forster Bowling Club drinks and dinner from 6.30pm Saturday 3rdAugust
  • Saturday – Priceline Health Check Tent
  • Saturday – Niagara Therapy equipment display  –
  • Daily Bar Service

Entry Forms can be mailed to PO Box 522 Forster NSW 2428 or emailed to either [email protected] or [email protected]

Brian Adams
Forster Tennis Club
Seniors Tournament Director
Phone: 0404955599
Email: [email protected]

Badge Results Round-9

Badge Results

Round 9

Climate change happened on June 1 as Autumn became Winter and it seemed to affect our Badge Teams!  We only had three winning teams!!

However our two top Mens teams had big wins to become league leaders, and our Manly 7 Mens team also had a great victory and are now 2nd.

It was not so good for our NRL teams on the weekend. The Blues could be in trouble in State of Origin as no Bulldog players were selected and only one Manly player.  The Maroons however have Cherry-Evans as captain and Dylan Napa from the Bulldogs so maybe the Maroons will be victorious?

Badge Results Round 9

Mens 1.1 Won 8-0 away at Mortdale.  An easy win has put our team now 12 points ahead on the ladder. Both pairs had easy 4 set wins
Well done to Bosko/Andrew and Sean/Jono.

Mens 1.3 Won 8-0 at home to Royal Sydney.  Another easy win to put them on top of the ladder. Milton/Harald and Jon/ Roberto continued their strong form to win 4 sets each.

Mens 1.4 Lost 3-5 to Riverview at home.  A close loss against the top team. Sean/Vincent did well to win 3 sets and Jarryd/Justin played well also.

Mens 2.1 Drew 4-3 away at Eastern Suburbs.  A close match against a strong team. Scott/Tom won 3 sets and had an unfinished set whilst leading. Carl/Tim won 1 set.

Mens 2.2 Lost 3-5 at Cheltenham.  The coach played for Cheltenham and won 4 sets; it would appear that he is too strong for this grade.  Denis/Graham won 2 sets and Richard/James won 1 set. We are still 4th.

Mens 2.5 Bye

Mens 2.6 Won 6-2 v Mosman at home. The guys reversed the away result to Mosman and charged to 2nd on the ladder.  Tommy/Ray and Ian/Peter both won 3 sets. With plenty of talent on the sidelines , this team is a real chance now to be minor premiers.

Ladies 1.1 Lost 2-6 at home to Longueville.  Emily/ Carolina won 2 sets and Kirsten/Yvonne went close in their sets. The ladies are only a few points away from 4th position.

Ladies 1.2 Lost 4-4 on games away at Royal Sydney.  Virginia/Olivia and Johanna/Sophie won 2 sets each.  They are still 2nd on the ladder.

PAIR OF THE WEEK: Four pairs won 4 sets each this weekend but Bosko/Andrew only lost 7 games so they win our pair of the week.


If you want to check all your team scores and draws log on to  Click on the leagues icon and type in Sydney Badge.

Badge Matches June 8




Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Score Board: Round 9

Badge Results Rd 9 Jun-01
Ladies Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Lost 2-6 6
Manly 2 1.2 Lost 4-4 2
Mens Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Won 8-0 1
Manly 2 1.3 Won 8-0 1
Manly 3 1.4 Lost 3-5 5
Manly 4 2.1 Drew 4-3 4
Manly 5 2.2 Lost 3-5 4
Manly 6 2.5 Bye 6
Manly 7 2.6 Won 6-2 2

Thanks to Ron for compiling the results!

Missing Club Emails

Missing Emails

How to Fix

Several people have made noises to the Secretary that they are NOT receiving our regular newsletters…and suffering email withdrawal. Be warned that platforms such as Hotmail and Google amongst others will sometimes swallow broadcast emails.

If any club member you know is NOT receiving  our newsletters, and wishes to do so, then please ask them to:

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Rob Muir