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Singles Competition - 'St Lucia News' Singles Fixtures June/July

Following the success of the two Singles competitions played last year (June/July & November/December) and the competition played earlier this year (January/February), the UQ Tennis Club will be running another season of Singles Fixtures before the start of Second Semester Fixtures.

The 'St Lucia News' Singles Fixtures will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesday nights (26 June, 3 July & 10 July).

Entrants are commiting to being available for all three nights.  Three nights is a bigger time commitment than for most Club Tournaments (one night) but is a lot less than for most Club Teams Fixtures (eleven nights).

The Singles Fixtures will be run as an any-gender competition and will use a mixture of Teams Fixtures and Tournament rules. 

Players will be divided into round-robin groups of six by standard and each player will play every other player in their group once.  Points will be awarded as follows (3 points for a win and 1 point for a loss with 0.1 bonus points for every game won).  The round-robin will be followed by play-offs between the players who finish 1st & 2nd on points, the players who finish 3rd & 4th on points and the players who finish 5th & 6th on points.  This will give all players 5 matches in the round-robin plus 1 play-off match on the final night (i.e. 6 matches each).

Although players will be able to nominate a preference for A1, A2, B or C Grade when they enter, the final grade names and the division of players into those grades will be decided by the UQ Tennis Club's organizing committee with the aim of having the best six players in the highest grade, the next best six in the second grade, and so on until all players have been allocated to a grade.

All matches will be one Pro Set (i.e. first to 9 games with a tie-break if the score reaches 8-games all).  One hour will be allocated for each match.  Players will play two matches per night in the 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. timeslots.

All matches will be played, so the season may be extended to 20 February or beyond to play any washed-out matches.

There is a limit to the number of players that can be accommodated with this competition format.  If the competition over-subscribes, the order of receipt of entries will be used to determine the final acceptances.

The season fee is $55 for Ordinary, Associate & Junior members of the UQ Tennis Club or $65 for all others.

Entries close on Thursday, 14 June.

The entry form can be picked up from under the UQ Tennis Clubhouse or downloaded as a PDF file here.

Entries can also be lodged on-line using Tennis Australia's tournament on-line entry system.

The direct link to enter on-line can be found here

N.B. Tennis Australia has made its tournament on-line entry system needlessly complicated. When players go to enter on-line, they are asked to create a Tournament account if they don't already have one.  To create a Tournament account, players need their 11-digit Tennis Australia My Tennis Player ID Number.  Unfortunately, although the TA tournament on-line entry system still requires the 11-digit Player ID Number, TA has stopped issuing Player ID Numbers automatically for new players registered through My Tennis (as it is switching to using player e-mail addresses for identification purposes).  This means that players who do not have a Player ID number, or don't remember their number, need to contact Tennis Australia via or 1800 752 983 to obtain their number or have a number created for them (information required - name, postal address, unique e-mail address, birthdate and a phone number).