2021 INTERDISTRICT TRIALS
Sunday 9th May 12-3pm
Do you want to represent your Illawarra District?
Here’s your opportunity!
Interdistrict trials for 2021 will be held on Sunday 9th May at Rockdale Tennis Club, 71 Chapel Street Rockdale from 12noon to 3pm.
Age groups are 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s. Ages are as at 30th September 2021.
Every player needs to be available every week, home matches are at Rockdale and away matches are in surrounding districts.
Play time is 12 noon to finish, singles and doubles play.
Competetion commences 18th July then 25th July, 1st August, 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August.
Semis 29th August,
Finals 12th September 2021.
Interdistrict entries are attached and are to be sent by email to the convenor, Tracy Charas.
All entries are to include players Name, DOB, email address, current comp, Tennis Australia registration number and past performances.
Entries close 2nd May 2021.
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There are more than 17 Sydney Metropolitan Associations which compete annually for the Interdistrict tennis competition. This event is hosted by the NSW Hardcourt Tennis Association, who formed in 1924. The original and premier event in this series is the Blackwell Cup for Open Men, and this event was originally contested in 1921.
ISLTA has a proud tradition in representative tennis; and has won more Interdistrict titles than any other association. Our association (ISLTA) co-ordinates an Interdistrict team comprised of veteran, senior and junior tennis players. The name “Illawarra Tennis” is engraved on the George McKerihan Shield (as the champion association) 33 times since 1947.
The current format for the Interdistrict series is that most categories play a 6 week home and away series followed by a two week finals series, and this has generally been played in the period July to September. There are a large number of events available for competition, and each event often has a number of divisions/levels to cater for players of varying standard from good to elite standard competing by age. A summary of the events are;
(1) Junior Tennis. Boys and girls team in ages 16U, 14U, and 12U.
(2) Senior Tennis. Mens and womens open teams.
(3) Veteran Tennis. Many categories of veterans teams for men and women over the age 35 and 50.
There is often a player rotation so your kids don’t have to play every week; if you prefer not to play all weeks, please let your team manager know this so he can arrange the roster of players. While we will invite some players to trial, it's important for you to nominate to play so that we can add you to our contact list for updates. Nominations are generally needed quite early each year (late February/March) leading to selection trials and later a teams day (for shirt presentation, photos and a BBQ) , so please check website, Facebook, or ask your coach for details.