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Annual Senior Tournament

An annual fixture on the Tennis NZ Seniors calendar, held in September, which is very popular. Get your entries in early to ensure a place. Visit https://tnz.tournamentsoftware.com for a list of all registered events.

For more information, see club calendar, or contact Margaret Green, the Tournament Director.

Phone - 021 142 7590

Love Tennis

An annual NZ Tennis initiative that coincides with Opening Day. An opportunity for prospective new members , both juniors and seniors to see if tennis is the game for them. See club calendar for the next date.

Club Champs

For more information, see club calendar or email below.

Junior Events

See club calendar, or contact Fraser Morison, Junior Convenor below.

Business House

Played every Tuesday night from 6pm. A competitive, but social doubles competition that has a separate charge outside club membership. First round starts in late October, and post Christmas round starts in February. For more information, register below see club calendar or contact Alan Murray [email protected] or 029 770 8511.

Each match is 35 minutes long. Standard tennis scoring applies with sudden death deuces. Each game scored within this time frame counts with a maximum of 9 games being able to be recorded for the winning team. The tie will be won by the team with the highest score.

The Business House Convener reserves the right to determine ultimate sections for all entries.

Non-Marking soled appropriate tennis footwear is to be worn.

No drinks (except water) or smoking allowed on the courts.

Players names are to be entered on team sheets before the start of play each night.

Teams will be penalised 3 games for every 5mins late to the court for each start time. No extra game time will be given.

Teams will not be eligible to start accumulating points until entry fee has been received.

Scores are the players responsibility, a blank score sheet = no points.

Reserves may play above their graded section but cannot play down.

6.00pm | 7.15pm

Start times will be determined by a draw and number of teams in each division.

Each team plays four doubles matches.

REGISTER

Shield Competition

Played every Wednesday night starting at 6pm for the duration of the school terms 4, and 1 after Christmas. This event is for club members only, so join up and play! Challenge yourself against similar level players and improve your tennis.

The teams are graded into two sections, A and B grade, and each team consists of a number 1 and a number 2 player. Each match is first to 4 games, tiebreaker at 3 all, and a super tie break if you are at 1 set each.

Interested players need to contact Marta 027 564 8122 or Andy 027 597 3535 to register their interest. We are also interested in having a list of reserves that we can call upon when required.

Rotorua Bell Challenge

Sandra Cutler Memorial Bell

An annual fixture between Taupo & Rotorua midweek players.

The ‘Bell’ was donated by Lindsay Cutler and his late wife Sandra, so it is quite special to all involved. At primary school in Palmerston North, Sandra was a bell monitor and on her retirement after many years as a teacher at the same school, she was presented with the old school bell.

After retirement Sandra and Lyndsay Cutler played tennis together at the Rotorua Tennis Club until Sandra passed away in 2014. On moving to the Taupo Tennis Club, Lyndsay engraved and donated the bell to be played for as a trophy on a challenge basis between the Taupo and Rotorua midweek tennis groups.

The photo shows the two team captains at the inaugural event with the Bell Trophy, which was won by Rotorua Tennis Club that first year.