TENNIS WEST E-NEWS - Tennis Australia

TENNIS WEST E-NEWS - Tennis Australia


Newsletter Date: 08.09.2010 Volume 70, Number 1

In This Issue

• Hot Shots Experience


• 2010 Club Conference

• Priority Ticketing For AO

• 2010 Summer Circuit

• New Tennis West Staff


• Mike Barrell visit

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PO Box 116, Burswood WA 6100

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Park Drive, Burswood, 6100

Telephone: (08) 6462 8300

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Hot Shots Experience Weekend: 17 th & 18 th


As a joint initiative between Tennis West, Tennis Australia and the WA MLC Tennis Hot

Shots deliverers, a number of Tennis West metropolitan clubs will be participating in a

‘Hot Shots Experience’ weekend on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2010.

The deliverers will be offering a taste of the MLC Tennis Hot Shots program FREE for the

public at their respective clubs over this weekend.

MLC Tennis Hot Shots is the National kids’ tennis starter program in Australia. It’s a fun way

for kids to learn how to play tennis. Modified court sizes, smaller

racquets and low compression balls make learning easy and give

younger players the chance to serve, rally and score in a game

that is appropriate to their developmental needs.

To find your closest club offering this FREE program, please visit or contact Aly de Souza at Tennis West

on 6462 8308.

2010 Club Conference – Hold the Date!

Please be advised that Tennis West shall be holding its annual Club Conference on Friday

8 October from 4pm – 7pm at the State Tennis Centre, to be followed by cocktail food

and drinks, and an opportunity to socialise.

You will note that this is a departure from previous years, in that it will not be held on a

weekend. The tennis calendar this year has presented problems in scheduling a weekend

for the event.

Importantly, for Country Clubs we will be holding a second presentation, based on the

Club Conference agenda, at a Country venue (to be confirmed). We hope this will present

an alternative opportunity for as many people as possible to access the Conference

material presented.

Conference Theme

Last year’s conference featured a presentation from Jim Davies (TW Board Director and

owner of marketing agency 303 in Perth) on the subject of “Develop or Die” – a thought

provoking assessment of the challenges facing clubs and the tennis community.

Since that time, Tennis Australia (using an agency called GEMBA) has undertaken the

largest research survey of any sport in Australia, as a basis for developing marketing

strategy for grassroots tennis in this country. Jim Davies will assist in presenting the main

findings of the GEMBA research, and the Conference will focus on its implications for tennis

and clubs in WA, including discussion around what can be done to respond to it and grow

the game in WA.

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1. Who won the Women’s

US Open singles title in

2000 and 2001?

a) Venus Williams

b) Serena Williams

c) Lindsay Davenport

d) Martina Hingis

2. Roger Federer became

only the 10 th man in history

to record 700 Professional

match wins. Which man

has the most match wins?

a) Andre Agassi

b) Pete Sampras

c) Jimmy Connors

d) John McEnroe

3. Who defeated Lleyton

Hewitt in the 1 st round of

this year’s US Open?

a) Robin Soderling

b) Nikolay Davydenko

c) Arnaud Clement

d) Paul - Henri Mathieu

4. Who won the 2009 US


a) Roger Federer

b) Juan Martin Del Potro

c) Andy Roddick

d) Rafael Nadal

5. How old is Justine


a) 25

b) 27

c) 29

d) 31


1. A

2. C

3. D

4. B

5. B

A Conference agenda will be supplied to clubs in due course. We hope to see someone

from your club at the Conference or the Country presentation that will follow.

Australian Open 2011 – Priority Ticketing!

Tennis Australia is offering members of affiliated

clubs the opportunity to pre-purchase Series

Packages and Single Session tickets to the 2011

Australian Open and Australian Open Series Events

prior to the general public.

A limited number of tickets will be available via this

offer and will be sold on a best available basis with an

option for sun or shade seating where applicable.

To purchase tickets it is essential that each

player/member has their member number at the

time of purchase as this will act as your password

when purchasing tickets – to obtain your member

number, please contact Elle at Tennis West on

6462 8303 or email


Australian Open (Monday 17 January – Sunday 30 January)

Brisbane International (Sunday 2 January – Sunday 9 January)

Medibank International Sydney (Sunday 9 January – Saturday 15 January)

Moorilla Hobart International (Friday 7 January – Saturday 15 January)


Australian Open Ticket Packages

9:00am Thursday 2 September, AEST, to 5.00pm Thursday 9 September, AEST.

Australian Open Single Session Tickets

9.00am Friday 10 September, AEST, to 5.00pm Thursday 16 September, AEST.

Australian Open Series Ticket Packages

9:00am Thursday 2 September, AEST, to Thursday 5.00pm 16 September, AEST.

Australian Open Series Single Session Tickets

9.00am Friday 10 September, AEST, to 5.00pm Thursday 16 September, AEST.



Please note if you are purchasing tickets to three or more sessions please call 1300 888 104 to book

your tickets, as only allows customers to purchase up to 3 sessions at one time.

1. To purchase tickets online you need to have a current My Ticketek account. If you are not currently

a member of My Ticketek, please go to to become a member.

2. You will need to have your 2010/2011 Player Registration/Member number ready as this will act as

your password when you are purchasing tickets.

3. Tickets will be available for all sessions for all events.

4. Ticketek accepts all major credit cards. Please ensure you have your credit card ready when making

your booking.

5. To purchase tickets go to

6. Once you have selected the session/event you wish to attend, you will be required to enter your

Player/Member ID.

7. You will then be prompted through the payment stages, confirmation of your tickets and delivery



1. To purchase tickets via phone please call 1300 888 104 and have your 2010/11

Player/Member ID ready to quote to the operator. You will then be able to purchase tickets.

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2010 Tennis West Summer Circuit


Entry into the” WA COCA COLA State Synthetic” closes this Friday 10 September.

Events on offer are:

• A Silver AMT,

• Bronze OJT &

• ITN Restricted Singles.

Entry into this event allows you as a player access to Next Generation Perth

South Fitness Club during the event.

Enter now at -> wa tournaments, and take advantage

of this great offer!

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“Sure God

created man


woman. But

then you

always make

a rough draft

before the





NEW Community Tennis Officer @ Tennis West

Tennis West has recently employed a new Community Tennis


Paul Oldfield commenced work at Tennis West on Monday 6

September, and will work closely with the Community Tennis

Team on areas such as MLC Tennis Hot Shots, the Indigenous

Program, Disability Program and Regional events.

Paul has recently arrived from the UK and has a wealth of

experience in junior and adult coaching. He is sure to be a huge

asset to the organization.

Next Generation Social Leagues

Tennis West will be running a number of 8 week social competitions from the week of

October 18 to the week of 6 December 2010 at Next Generation – Perth. The

competitions are team based and require 4 people per team. You do not need to be a

member of a club to participate in this competition and

can enter a team with a mixture of club members and non

club member participants. Individuals can also apply, and

we will endeavour to find you a team. Competitions run


Mum’s and Bub’s League

Gen Y Mixed Teams League

Midweek Men’s League

Information forms are attached to this newsletter.

For more details please visit – Tournaments or contact Tennis

West on 6462 8300.

International Flare Set to Light up Country Town

A strong International tennis field will again spearhead an attack on Kalgoorlie and

Esperance soil as the Pro Tour returns in November.

Last year the West Australian leg of the Pro Circuit series was considered by many the

event of the 2009/2010 Pro Tour, with one of the strongest list of players gracing the courts

of Esperance Tennis Club. Players included the likes of Casey Dellacqua, Alicia Molik,

Matthew Ebden, Brydan Klein and Olivia Rogowska. The Goldfields Tennis Club and

Esperance Tennis Club saw just under 2000 attendees at each event and is gearing up for

an even bigger and better events this year.

Esperance Tennis Club president David Campbell has welcomed the Pro Tour back to

Esperance, “The committee and club are really looking forward to holding the Event in

Esperance for the second time. We had fantastic support from locals last year and are

pleased to bring an International sporting event back to the town”.

The Goldfields St Ives Tennis International will be held at the Goldfields Tennis Club

from 30 October to 7 November 2010. The Cliffs Esperance Tennis International will

follow at Esperance Tennis Club from 6 November to 14 November 2010.

The events are a part of the 2010–2011 Australian Pro Tour which is a series of international events

that act as a springboard to the global tennis stage by providing vital ranking points and

experience for the tennis stars of tomorrow.

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Thank You Mike!

Mike Barrell, based in the UK and Director

of Evolve 9, has recently completed a tour of

Australian capital cities delivering the 'demands

of red, orange and green, it's not just about

smaller courts and slower balls'.

The workshops were a huge success with over

400 people attending the five workshops

across Australia. In WA 52 Coaches, including 9

regional Coaches attended the Workshop at

the State Tennis Centre on August 12.Those

present were all inspired by Mike's insight and

expertise into children's tennis.

Thank you to Mike and all who were involved in the successful running of the workshops.

We hope all who attended have been able to take away some valuable concepts to

implement into your MLC Tennis Hot Shots programs.

2009/10 MLC Tennis Hot Shots Deliverers

MLC Tennis Hot Shots is Tennis Australia's official kids' starter program for children aged 5-

12 years old. Through the use of modified court sizes and low-compression balls, kids learn

to serve, rally and score in a game that is appropriate to their developmental needs.

Want to get started in MLC Tennis Hot Shots? Are you looking for a Deliverer? Look no

further, all MLC Tennis Hot Shots Deliverers are listed here:


Lisa Brannan – Higgins Park Tennis Club

Matthew Bull – Onslow Park Tennis Club

David Culley – Cottesloe & Allan Park Tennis Club

Christine Dorey – Fremantle Tennis Club

Cameron Fenner – Midland, Bassendean, Lesmurdie,

Gosnells & Roleystone Tennis Clubs

Mike Gill - Tennis at Spearwood

Jim Guilfoile – Next Generation Perth South

Anthony Harbrow – Bayswater & Kalamunda Tennis Clubs

Peter Holmes – Reabold Tennis Centre

Ian Ketteringham – Alexander Park Tennis Club

Scott Marshall – East Fremantle Tennis Club

Herb Munks – Maida Vale Tennis Club

Glen Popovsky – North Perth & Greenwood Tennis Clubs

John Roberts – Brixton St Tennis Centre

Kurt Robinson – UWA Tennis Centre

Mark Robinson – Mt Lawley Tennis Club

Richard Sampson – Sorrento Tennis Club

Dan Sewell – Blue Gum Park Tennis Club

John Thorpe – Dalkeith Tennis Club

Jamie Venerys – Mosman Park & Peppermint Grove Tennis Clubs

Tristan Venables – Wembley Downs Tennis Club

Warren Vickers – Nedlands & Forrestfield Tennis Clubs

Rick Willsmore – Scarborough Tennis Club

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Erin Bond – Goldfields Tennis Club

Simon Cockburn – Busselton & Margaret River Tennis Club

Jason Fresina – Bunbury Tennis Club

Janniel Harris – Midwest Zone

Dennis Nelson – Yunderup Sport & Recreation Club

Gary Urquhart – Broome Tennis Club

Information for Clubs: Coach Development Update

Important!!! Coach Screening

Please ensure that you request annually (even quarterly) that

your Club/Centre Coach (CCC) and assistant coaches are “Coach

Screened”. Ideally your Club/Centre Coach would have a file

with up to date copies for each coach including: Working With

Children Check Card, signed Prohibited Persons Declaration,

current insurance cover (assistant coaches need to be covered

too!), current coaching qualifications and First Aid Certificate.

Tennis Australia Coach Membership

Membership is offered to both qualified and unqualified

coaches with an array of optional benefits and insurance


Coaching Courses

Expressions of interest are now open for Tennis Australia to run a coaching course at your

club. This is open to both metropolitan and regional affiliated clubs. Contact Ryan

Popovsky on 08 6462 8315 / .

Short Courses


Course Venue Dates Regos Close Duration Cost

Intro to MLC

Tennis Hot












Hedland 16-Sep-10 5pm, 13 Sep 4hrs $55

Perth 10-Oct-10 5pm, 6 Oct


Club or

Zone Contact CDC 4 days prior

(ex-level 0, for volunteers, MLC Hotshot coaches, in schools)

Perth 30/9 to 3/10 5pm, 10 Sep 4 days $440


Club or

Zone Contact CDC 3 weeks prior

(casual and part time coaches)

Perth 1/10 to 12/12 5pm, 10 Sep 13 days $1,540

Country Contact CDC 5pm, 22 Oct

(coaches doing 4-6hrs+/week usually paid)




Course Perth 4/12 to 1/4 5pm, 5 Nov 128hrs $2,200

(full time coaches)

For further information on Courses, Dates and Application forms


and/or contact the WA Coach Development Coordinator, Ryan Popovsky, T: 08 6462 8315


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Current applications and schedules can be found at

Australian Open Shop Discounts for MLC Tennis

Hot Shots Deliverers

The Australian Open Shop is proud to offer all MLC Tennis

Hot Shots deliverers 50% off the AO apparel and

merchandise*. There are a great range of items which are

perfect for tournament prizes, thank you gifts and


To take advantage of this great offer follow the link shop as normal and

then enter your unique MLC Tennis Hot Shots member

code in the voucher section at the checkout.

*Offer valid 1 - 17 September 2010. Does not include MLC

Tennis Hot Shots equipment/apparel, coaches range, Wilson range or vouchers.

Changing Ends 2011: “Take Two”

Be part of Australian Open 2011 and have your film viewed by more than 600,000

fans at Melbourne Park during the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific

Make a short tennis film no longer than 90 seconds duration with the theme 'TAKE TWO'.

Entries are now open and will close on Friday, 14

January 2011. The best entries will be shown on giant

screens at Australian Open 2011.

The Best Short Film will be judged by a panel of four

and win AUD$5000.

A Peoples' Choice Award of $2500 will be voted by the

cast and crew of Australian Open 2011 including

players, tournament staff and fans coming to watch

the tennis.


Entry is free. Send your entries to 'Tennis Film Festival at Tennis Australia, Postal Bag 6060,

Richmond 3121, Melbourne, Australia'.

You can shoot on any format you like — HD, DVD, 35mm, 16mm, Mini DV, mobile phone.

You must supply two DVD copies of your film in separate cases with the name of the film

and its creator clearly marked. Include the entry form and copyright approval

documentation should you require it.

Your DVD should be in PAL TV format and the regional code should be set to ALL REGIONS.

Make sure that your DVD works in your DVD player before you submit them.

For more information visit:

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Funding Available for Girls and Women in Australia

The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation has the goal to provide financial and

moral support to girls and women across Australia to help them realise their dreams in

sporting, academic, community or cultural pursuits.

Applications for 2010 grants are now open and close on 12 November 2010. The

Foundation is inviting girls and women across Australia to apply. To be eligible you need to

be twelve years or over. Grants will be awarded to

applicants who best demonstrate their aspirations to

further develop their education and/or personal


The Foundation will award a minimum of $20,000

worth of grants each year. For further details including application forms click here.

2010 Annual Returns

Tennis West would like to extend a thank you to all clubs who have returned their 2010

Annual Returns. A special thank you must also go to clubs who have also paid their

affiliation fees ahead of time.

Metropolitan clubs who have not returned their form MUST DO SO before the start of

Summer Tennis League.

Lotterywest Equipment Broad Grant Types

General Equipment Grants aim to support organisations requiring new or upgraded

equipment to support their services, activities or projects.

Proposals should clearly demonstrate:

• The need for the requested equipment

• The value or benefit the requested equipment will provide to the organisation and

the clients of the organisation

• That there are no suitable alternative funding sources for the organisation to

obtain the requested equipment and

• That any grant made would provide value for money

The types of equipment that have been previously supported include:

• Office furniture and telephone systems to support the administrative component

of various community services

• Recreational training equipment such

as machinery, equipment and tools for

woodwork, leatherwork etc.

• Meeting room and creche equipment to help

fit out a community facility such as a

community centre or community hall

• Training equipment such as overhead

projectors and data projectors and

• Furniture and equipment for open access facilities of employment services

For more information and to download an application form visit:

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Poor Chris

Evert, she

holds the

record for the



final defeats.

Six of the

seven defeats

were against


Navratilova. Do

you still pity

Roger Federer

for losing to

Rafael Nadal in

3 consecutive

French Open


DSR Community Participation Funding

This scheme funds initiatives that target low

participation populations, specifically culturally and

linguistically diverse (CaLD) and indigenous.

Grants are available for sport and recreation clubs and

not-for-profit community organisations to implement safe and innovative projects.

Funding is open all year round, and grants are limited to between $1000 and $5000. Check

out the DSR website for guidelines and application form

Wilson Ball Order Form

As the official ball of the Australian Open and

Australian Open Series, Wilson would like to provide

your club with the opportunity to play with the tennis

ball used by the world’s best players at these great

events, the Wilson Australian Open tennis ball.

Underpinning Wilson’s reputation as the #1 brand in tennis, the Australian Open ball

provides optimal performance and durability, tailored to suit Australian conditions.

Based on the feedback provided by Australian tennis players, the Wilson Australian Open

tennis ball is now available in two options:

1. A Multi-surface version which has been tailored to suit all Australian tennis court

conditions and surfaces

2. A Grass Court version which has been specifically engineered to perform at the

optimal level on Australian natural and synthetic grass courts.

If you would like to have a free trial of the Grass Court ball at your club, please contact Aly

de Souza on 6462 8308 or

To support your clubs decision to use the Wilson Australian Open tennis ball, Amer Sports

are happy to announce that they have revised their pricing effective immediately.

The standard club price is $22.00 + GST per dozen balls ordered. In addition they

have added a BULK purchase price of $20.00 + GST per dozen balls ordered for all

orders comprising 60 dozen balls and over.

Clubs Online is here!

Get your club a free, easy-to-build website!

If you're involved with one of Western Australia's 5,000 sport and recreation clubs then

you'll want to know all about Clubs Online – a new website dedicated to making the life of

the club volunteer easier.

Clubs Online is an initiative of the Department of Sport and Recreation and was recently

launched by Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron.

The website presents a simple way for clubs to get more tech-savvy and access a range of

resources, including a free, easy-to-use website.

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Clubs Online includes the following features and more, all accessible from one place:

• Find a Club - a database allowing potential new members to search for details of

sport and recreation clubs in their area

• Free, easy-to-build websites for clubs

• A club self-assessment tool

• Volunteers exchange, where people can browse for 'Clubs seeking volunteers' or

post notices under 'Volunteers seeking clubs'

• Club legends - clubs can submit details of their own club legends as a great way

to recognise their contribution and say thank you

• Club Development Officer (CDO) blogs - posted by our network of CDOs based

at local governments across the state to help your club, these are a great way to

keep up-to-date with what's happening to assist clubs in your local area and statewide

• Clubs forum - where you can post a question and find answers on a range of

popular club topics

• Clubs Online community calendar

• Club resources, including a range of templates and club development booklets to

help you run your club

• Club research lab, featuring the latest research relevant to clubs

To access Clubs Online visit

See attached order form for more information

2010 US Open: A Snapshot

The US Open is well and truly underway with the Men’s Draw into the 4 th round and the

Womenon the brink of starting their Quarter Finals quest. Aussie Sam Stosur overcame a

torturing 3 set encounter with Russian bombshell Elena Dementieva - stealing the match

(6-3), (2-6) (7-6). Stosur was forced to save 4 match points, before taking control of the

match and finally shutting down Dementieva’s attack, eventually concluding the match at

1.37am. Stosur will now meet magic mum Kim Clijsters on Tuesday (Wednesday AWST),

who made her extraordinary come back to the world’s tennis stage last year to grasp the

2009 US Open Title.

"I feel unbelievable right now," an ecstatic Stosur said.

"I think we both played a great match. We went for it and just gave it our best, so to have a

match like that here's just fantastic."

The first upset of the event came from

Swiss 25 year old Stanislas Wawrinka who

dominated Britain’s number 4 seed Andy

Murray, beating him in 4 convincing sets

(6-7), (7-6), (6-3), (6-3).

To keep up with the latest news from the

US Open, please visit

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Home Grown Hero’s Jess & Matt to represent

Australia at Commonwealth Games.

Taken from Perth Now (3 September 2010)

WEST Australian tennis prodigy Matthew Ebden is set to soar to

new heights just days after being named in Australia's team for

the Commonwealth Games.

The Sorrento right-hander is poised to become the nation's

third-highest ranked player behind Lleyton Hewitt and Peter


The Sunday Times last week revealed the 22-year-old had been

nominated by Tennis Australia for both singles and doubles in

the Delhi Games in October, alongside Luczak, Paul Hanley and

Greg Jones and will be joined by fellow West Australian Jess

Moore in the women's doubles field.

The selection news this week propelled Ebden to the semi-finals of a Challenger in Brazil before

on Saturday he fell to top-100 player Ricardo Mello.

Ebden, ranked at No. 184, should leap about 20 places to be nipping at the heels of Australia's

No. 3 man Carsten Ball, putting him in good stead for a high seeding in Delhi.

Speaking from Brazil following his semi-final, Ebden said he felt "extremely proud and humbled"

to be given the opportunity to represent Australia.

"This year has been amazing for me so far, having played in all the Grand Slams so far as well as

being reserve for two Davis Cup ties and now selected for the Commonwealth Games," Ebden


"I will definitely give more than my best to play for medals for Australia."

Ebden, whose stellar year has defied a recurring wrist injury, will now make a charge at the US

Open through qualifiers, starting on Tuesday.

"This week has given me just what I wanted leading into the US Open with plenty of matches,"

said Ebden, who also reached the doubles semi-finals in Brazil.

"I qualified at the Australian Open (for the main draw) and came very close again at Wimbledon,

so I am definitely wanting to get through the qualifying rounds and try to do some damage."

Meanwhile, fellow Commonwealth Games representative Moore this week returned from a

four-month tour through Europe in a bid to rebuild her injury-hit career.

The 20-year-old's selection for Delhi came despite recent battles with wrist and knee injuries

that caused her world ranking to drift beyond the top 200, costing her the chance to contest

higher-tiered tournaments.

But Moore said her recent pain-free trip to Europe had her brimming with confidence.

"It's one of the reasons why I went away for so long and by myself because I really wanted to

give myself a chance to get my momentum back again and play as many matches as I could,"

Moore said.

"But I'm feeling really good physically, I haven't had any problems at all, and I was able to back

up matches each week."

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