Australia’s largest inter club competition, Tennis Victoria Pennant, will commence 2021.
Player entry submissions to pennant secretary close Monday 15th February 2021
Clubs will be able to enter teams online from 22nd January 2021, with team nominations closing at 2 March 2021.
Maintenance and Ball Fees Applicable – See Competition Fees
Club Competition Contact: Lyn Robinson – Ph. 0400 072 825
Update From Essendon Tennis Club 25/01/2021.
2021 Pennant registrations are now open! There are a few important things to know for this season:
Season Dates
The registration deadline is 11:59pm 2 March 2021. The season will run from 24/25 April for fourteen weeks, skipping Queens Birthday weekend (12/13 June) and the second and third weekends of winter school holidays (3/4 July and 10/11 July).
Grading
We will be using the Tennis Australia Rating System (TARS) as our primary grading method this season. This affects every player in our competition, so there is action to be undertaken for all players prior to the registration deadline. All players should create a login to Match Centre, if they do not have one already (well over 50% of all players already have one). Once they are logged in, they should search for their name, and merge any additional profiles that they have by clicking the blue button that says “Link Profile”. This will ensure their profiles have the most accurate rating and your teams will be placed in the most competitive grades. Here is a guide to request to merge profiles, showing the very basic steps with pictures.
This registration must be completed prior to the registration deadline of the 2 March 2021.
Trial Format for Men’s and Women’s Leagues
Our regular Men’s and Women’s formats with singles on one week and doubles the next does not allow enough flexibility in the possible circumstance we make have season interruptions due to the ongoing pandemic. To allow more flexibility, we will be trialing the Tennis Victoria AJL format that was going to be used during last year’s cancelled season. This means there will be two eight-game doubles sets followed by four “best-of-two” singles rubbers with a ten-point match tiebreaker instead of a full third.
We look forward to the re-commencement of pennant in 2021.