Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2011 Badge Competition - Applications Close 12 January 2011

It’s time for putting in your entries for 2011 Badge.

You can enter online link : 

You can fill in form attached and fax to 9484 5148

Or come down to a Chicken Tournament in early January and have a hit and enter your forms.
Better still get your team together for a hit in the Chicken Tourneys

Regards Kit



Saturday Afternoons


Entries Close:   Wednesday 12th January 2011
Competition commences:                 Saturday 5th March  2011

Name:           ___________________________________________________________________

Address:        ___________________________________________________________________

Phone:           _____________________________(home)   ________________________(mobile)

Email:          ___________________________________________________________________

Tennis NSW Rego no:                                      Previous Badge Grade:

Are you available to play Badge in 2011?

Would you like to nominate yourself as captain for a team

Would you like to be placed on the reserve list?

Requests & Comments)

Entries can be lodged at the bar at The Cove Sports Club or sent to:
Kit Meyers                                                              Email:
50 Dean St

West Pennant Hills 2125                                          Ph: 9484 5148   Fax: 9484 5148

PLEASE NOTE:        All players wishing to participate MUST fill in a form. Putting your name on somebody else's form is NOT sufficient. Please note that teams will be of 6 players. Every endeavour will be made to find extra players to field teams for everybody, however if there are insufficient numbers to field teams of 6 exactly, any players not selected in Badge will be selected in the Autumn NSTA comp.
REMITTANCE ADVICE                                    Willoughby District Tennis Co-op Ltd
Please find enclosed membership fees for ……………………

I am paying: Cheque …....  Cash……. Credit Card (see below)

Bankcard……Mastercard……Visa……Amex……Diners Club……

Card No:………………………………………………………… Expiry Date:…………

Amount Dollars:…………………..

Cardholders Name (Print): ………………………Signature:………………….. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

What’s on at the Club in 2011

Handicap Tourneys Start 2nd January!

                                          (Nightcomp players welcome to prepare for 2011 season)
     Saturdays: 2.30pm  (ONE SUNDAY)

                                        Sunday    January   2nd   2011
                     Saturday      January 8th     2011 
                     Saturday      January 15th   2011
                      Saturday      January  22nd   2011
                      Saturday      January  29th   2011
Bring a friend. $8 charge for seniors, $5 for juniors, prizes given

Played with partner, either bring your own or let us organise one for you.
    Ring: Kit Meyers 0409 317 921 if you are going to be late

Badge Entries Close Wednesday 12th  January 2011. Play commences early March.

 Saturday Afternoon 5 Week Pairs Comp
Doubles or singles
Doubles: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Singles:  4:00pm - 6:30pm
Commences: Saturday February 5h 2011
Entries close: Sunday January 23rd  2011

Night Comp- 10 weeks

Pairs (3 sets of Doubles) –    Mondays
Mixed (2 men, 2 women) – Tuesdays
       Mens or Ladies              -  Wednesdays
Beginners Comp..........Tuesdays
Commences: Monday January 31st   2011
Entries Close: Wednesday January 12th  2011

Ring:   Kit or Heather   9484 - 5148
 Fax:    Kit or Heather   9484 - 5148

Junior Competitions

Sunday Morning - 6 Weeks

Doubles or Singles
Matches: 8:00am – 10:30am
Commences: Sunday February 13th  2011
Entries close: Sunday February 6th   2011

Friday Evenings - 7 Weeks

Doubles or Singles
B4 & lower: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Commences: Friday February 11th  2011
Entries close: Sunday February 6th    2011

Ring:   Kit or Heather   9484 - 5148
                    Fax:   Kit or Heather   9484 – 5148

“Chicken Tournaments” commence on Sunday 2nd January 2011

You have heard of our famous “Chicken Tournaments”? At 2:30 PM each Saturday in January, we start a handicap doubles tournament that runs over 3-hours... played in the cooler part of the afternoon. For a small fee ($8 for Adults and $5 for Juniors) you get to play for the honour of winning a prized frozen chicken or a chilled bottle of wine. It's a great opportunity to run off all the extra calories you enjoyed over the festive season... and allows you to get ready for Badge Competitions. Our handicap format provides competitive tennis for a wide range of grades. Make it a family afternoon and invite friends along to enjoy the fun. 

To accommodate your New Years Day commitments, the first tournament has been scheduled for Sunday 2nd January 2011. To play, no notice is required. Just arrive at 2:15 PM ready for a 2:30 PM start. 

All other Chicken Tournaments in January will be on Saturday afternoons. For more details, follow the link to:

Other events in 2011
See details at

Mark your diaries now to organise your:
Badge Tennis
Saturday Pairs
Junior competitions on Friday nights and Sunday mornings

Entries for these competitions close in mid January
Complete an entry form online at

Monday, December 6, 2010

Final chance to book for Col's 60th Birthday party, THIS Saturday

What a way to finish the year... Tennis Valley's traditional annual Christmas Party, with a difference!

This year we get to pay tribute in a special way to club stalwart and Club Captain, Col Ritchie, who has done so much for Tennis Valley over so many years and continues to do so. This is not just the usual Col's Prawn & Chicken Night ... this year we get to say 'Happy 60th Col' and rock around the clock in style! 

As a form of tribute, everyone is asked to wear Col's favourite colour(purple/lilac/mauve/lavender/etc.) and come ready to dance to the great hits of the 50s and 60s, performed LIVE on stage by those musical marauders, The Memphis Outlaws. The prawns and chicken will still be menu staples and some wonderful desserts are being provided by volunteer chefs.

Almost 100 club members and friends have already bought their tickets - adults, juniors, comp. and social players. If you haven't booked yet, this is your last chance. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to thank Col for all his efforts and to send out 2010 at Tennis Valley on a high note. Call Kerry Rymer now on 0417 689 456 or e-mail to book your table. We need final numbers by Thursday so Kerry can order enough prawns and chicken for everyone!

Merry Christmas to all... see you Saturday!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Col Ritchie's 60th Birthday Celebration - 11 December 2010

Col’s party is only a week and a half away. We need to get guest numbers confirmed and make this a celebration to remember. As well as buying your tickets on line or at the bar, please send your table requests to so that your table can be set up for you and your friends. We are doing the room set-up on Thursday night and decorating it on Saturday... so we need to know the number of guests. Please make your bookings as soon as possible.

Calling all desert cooks!
Are you a good cook? In order to maximise the size of Col's birthday present can you assist by providing some of the dessert at our celebration? If you can assist, please let me know your favourite dessert 'creation' by emailing me at like cheesecakes, pavlovas, fruit salads, chocolate cakes all seem to go down well and are easy to serve. Don’t be limited by these ideas... feel free to make your favourite.

Decorators please…
If you want to assist with the decoration of the tables and room on Saturday afternoon (unless you are playing in a final of course…) could you please let me know. Email

Can you help serve on the night?
Another way to keep the costs down (and increase the value of Col's present) is to have guests serve the food to each other. The main tasks will be: plating up chicken, prawns and salads and serving them to the buffet and keeping it stocked; a second team will clear the first course and put out the desserts; a third team will clear up the desserts and make sure everything is properly in the fridge and we have cleaned up after the meal. We will use paid staff to wash the table dishes. Email your expression of interest to me care of The more who volunteer, the less will be the workload on any one guest.

Let’s make this a fabulous night for Col and make his birthday gift as generous as possible.

Kerry Rymer

Monday, November 15, 2010

North Shore Open - Volunteers Please

The Northern Suburbs Tennis Association is holding a Gold Series Australian Money Tournament, the Love ‘n Deuce North Shore Open, from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19thDecember, offering a total of $17,000 in prize money across open and special singles and doubles events, making it the largest money tournament in New South Wales outside the Medibank International.  It will be held at Talus Street each day and at Tennis Valley on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th.   We are also offering an additional $2,000 for novelty events involving players and spectators, such as “Challenge the Champ”, “Fastest Serve” etc.

Due to the prize money and points on offer, we are expecting a large number of entries and therefore will require volunteers to assist with various tasks such as court curators, hostesses, court spotters, barbecuers, water fillers, player support, ball kids, etc, etc. 

Any time you could give to assist during the tournament would be greatly appreciated.  Volunteers will be required to meet at Talus Street on Sunday 12th December at 3pm for a briefing on allocated tasks.  If you are able to help out, we would welcome your response and the time you would be available during the tournament.

The Love ‘n Deuce North Shore Open promises to be a very exciting tournament and your support either as a player, volunteer or spectator would be much appreciated.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Doubles VETERAN Events - Club Tournament

Doubles Veteran Events -  Club Tournament - See entry Form at end of message

Tennis Valley
Presents the
45th Annual
Veteran TennisTournament
VETERAN events start & finish the same day


40 & Over Men’s Doubles: Sun 14 Nov 1pm
ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday 10 Nov

40 & Over Women’s Doubles: Sun 14 Nov 1pm
ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday 10 Nov

40 & Over Mixed Doubles: Sun 21 Nov 1pm
ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday 17 Nov

55 & Over Mixed Doubles: Sun 21 Nov 1pm
ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday 17 Nov

Please read the attached conditions of entry and the entry form very carefully and fill in the required information. This will assist in making processing quick and accurate.
1.    ALL MENS AND WOMENS DOUBLES VETERAN MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER. Each event is played in one afternoon only - starting at 1pm and played until finished.
2.    ALL MIXED DOUBLES VETERAN MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER. It is a one afternoon event starting at 1pm and played until finished.
3.    Entry fee is required to be paid on the day of the event.
4.    There is no draw to check as you will be advised of your match on the day of the event.
5.    Entries by entry form (paper format) or online are required to enter the event.
We hope you enjoy the Club Championships in 2010.

Tennis Valley 45th Annual Veteran Tennis Tournament 2010
Conditions Of Entry – (Read Carefully)

TIMES OF PLAY – Play will commence at 1pm on Sunday and continue until finished. Please note that depending on the size of the draws, some matches may continue late. In the case of bad weather, please phone Col Ritchie on 0425 292 639.
WHO CAN ENTER - All financial members of Tennis Valley (Willoughby District Tennis Club) can enter the events. Payment for the tournament is on the day.
HOW TO ENTER – Entry can be by entry form (paper format) at the Cove Sports Club bar or fax to 9484 5148 or email (enter your details by updating the word document) to or enter online via the tennis valley website
Your doubles partner does not have to fill in their own form. Their name on your entry is sufficient. If your doubles partner is entering more than one event, they may need to fill in their own form.
NUMBER OF EVENTS - Players may enter doubles and mixed as they are on different days.
MATCH ATTENDANCE - Players must play their match at the time, place, and date notified or they will forfeit the match. Illness and injury are unfortunate. If you entered an event and you can no longer attend, please phone Col Ritchie on 0425 292 639.
MATCH FORMAT – To be determined depending on the number of entries. (Probably round robin)
PARTNER ALLOCATION - All players entering doubles events requesting a partner shall accept the partner allocated by the Tournament Committee. This condition imposes no obligation on the Committee to find a partner.
SUBSTITUTE DOUBLES PLAYERS - Prior to their first doubles match, a player may obtain a substitute partner.  This combination must be retained in any subsequent matches.
TENNIS ATTIRE - Correct tennis attire must be worn at all times.

Entry Form

Presents the




Phone (H):

Phone (M):




IMPORTANT: Please read the conditions of entry.

1st Event:


2nd Event:


Entry Fee: $10 per person per event. Juniors $5 per person per event.

All payments are to be made on the day. Do not forward any payment.


SUBMIT this entry form at the COVE SPORTS CLUB bar

OR FAX to 9484 5148

OR enter online via the tennis valley website