Australia’s largest inter club competition, Tennis Victoria Pennant, will commence 2022.
Player entry submissions to pennant secretary close Monday 1st March 2022.
Clubs will be able to enter teams online from Tuesday, 11 January 2022 with team nominations closing at 11.59pm on Tuesday 8th March 2022.
Club Competition Contact: Lyn Robinson – Ph. 0400 072 825
Update From Essendon Tennis Club 11/02/2022.
Round 1 – Saturday/Sunday 30 April/1 May 2022.
No play Queen’s Birthday Weekend – Saturday/Sunday 11/12 June 2022.
No play middle weekend school holidays – Saturday/Sunday 2/3 July 2022.
Finals start (14 round season) – 20 August 2022.
Our Men’s and Women’s Leagues will again use the same format as our AJL competition for 2022. Two doubles rubbers, played as eight-game sets, and then four singles rubbers, played in a “best of two-set” format with a ten-point match tiebreaker instead of a full third set, will be utilised for this format. Up to six players can play on a day.
Women’s Saturday morning matches will have their start times moved to 8:30 am in order to ensure more matches are able to be completed by 1:30 pm.
Our Masters League will use the same format as usual, four doubles rubbers with partners swapping between the first two and second two rubbers. In a change for 2022, we will allow up to six players to play in a team match.
Essendon TC 2022 Tennis Victoria Pennant Teams
Pennant teams have now been approved and graded by Tennis Victoria. We wish all players an enjoyable and successful season. Represent your club with pride.
- 8.30am start for Saturday AM Ladies
- 1:00pm start for Saturday PM Mens
- 1:00pm start for Saturday PM Mens and Ladies if Saturday AM matches are finished
- 1:30pm start for Saturday PM Mens and Ladies otherwise (Saturday AM match must be completed by 1:30PM)
Please arrive at courts 15 minutes prior to starting times.
If playing at Essendon prepare courts prior to starting. If playing on en-tout-cas courts WATER WELL when necessary before during and after play and sweep the lines before play.
Players should be on court before start times and the first point should be played at the allocated start time: 8:30 am, 1:00 pm or 1:30 pm.
Afternoon tea will be optional this season, as many clubs are not ready to host teams after matches. However, if a host team is offering afternoon tea, we encourage away teams to partake. This is from Tennis Victoria and the ETC committee is yet to make a ruling on this.