UPDATE SUE DELMEGE

We are happy to report that Sue Delmege is on the improve and is resting at home. It will be some weeks before she can resume duties.

The NSTA Committee is attempting to be "Business as Usual" but some events have been cancelled. These are the Primary School Challenge on Aug 27  and Secondary School Challenge on Sept 3. These are complex events that require Sue's expertise and knowledge to run. The Committee felt it was better to cancel rather than attempt to run something that would almost inevitably fall short of our usual high standards. We sincerely apologise to those schools and operators who have already put much work into collating entries for these events. The Family Challenge on Sept 11 has also been cancelled.

The Winter Pairs Comp starting this weekend will be uploaded on to XPoint by Thursday Aug 18 and will run as normal.

The Office will be manned at irregular intervals but it is preferable that any queries etc be forwarded by Email to sue@nsta.com.au and it is intended to respond to those on a daily basis.

THE NSTA apologises for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. We look forward to having Sue Delmege back and brimming with health

SUE DELMEGE

Our Administrator Sue Delmege is unfortunately suffering health problems at the moment. She has been away from the office since August 1 and her return date is still uncertain. Some events will have to be cancelled but the Committee is trying to maintain normality as much as possible. Please be patient if if some queries are not answered as quickly as normal. A further update will be given on Tuesday after the NSTA Committee has been able to assess its options.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHALLENGE 28th May:  We were very lucky with the weather as the rain

cleared in time for our 390 keen players to take to the courts.  Although somewhat cold, we had another great evening of tennis which saw Greenwich victorious as our winning school with their team of Michael Jeregui, Sam Sheppard, Paniz Momeni, Sienna Warden, Toby Lang and Peter Jeregui.  They were closely followed by LANE COVE (Ben Joyner, Alex Morris, Oscar Deane, Hughie Maher, Kade Zammit, Tom Ralph, Xavier Thomas, Lachlan Yeung, Jonas de Roserio, Mac Deane, Mia Gardner and Violet Craven-Sands) in 2nd position with NEUTRAL BAY 3rd.  Thanks to all teachers, parents and coaches who submitted teams and a big thank you to all our volunteers who supervised at centres:  Elizabeth Chappell, Ian Chappel, Alex Byrne, Alan Carruthers, Carol Langsford, Garry Delmege, Alisa Jeregui and Troy Delmege.  Click here for full results.  Our next Challenge will be held on Saturday evening, 27th August.

FAMILY CHALLENGE:  We had a very successful Family Challenge at Talus Street on Sunday afternoon 15th May.  Lots of dads & sons, mums & daughters, and this time we even had aunts/uncles & nephews, brothers, and brothers & sisters.  Henry Fong was our oldest competitor (80!!) and starred by running up in his division with daughter Melissa Gock (pictured).  And Jun Sasagawa not only starred on the court with sister Emma, but kept us all mesmerised off court with his amazing talent with the Rubic's Cube!  Click here for full results.  

NORTH SHORE OPEN Platinum AMT:  The NSTA hosted the North Shore Open over the Easter long weekend and it proved to be a huge success.  We had players from France, Great Britain, Japan and Italy, as well as locals from Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT.  247 players took part and congratulations to the last two standing ... our AMT Open Singles Champions Katy Dunne (Great Britain) and Max Purcell (Frenchs Forest).  

     

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

(Above left) AMT Open Mens Singles Champion Max Purcell      (Above right)  Finalist Sherazad Reix, AMT Open Womens Singles Champion Katy Dunne and Rosemary Harris, representing sponsor, Guardian Funerals    (See pics in 2016 North Shore Open Gallary)

NSTA CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Finals Day, combining finals of the NSTA Championships and NSTA Junior Championships, was held on Sunday 20th March at Talus Street amid glorious sunshine for the most part of the day.  We were entertained with some great matches throughout the day and we congratulate all our winners and runners up - and special congratulations to our new Open Singles Champions, Alisa Jeregui and James O'Brien (pictured below left).  There were a number of highlights during the day, including:

  • Hikaru Ikegami who won both the 18 boys singles and 16 boys singles
  • Ruby Thompson and Miles Phijidvijan, winners of our inaugural 8 & under Girls and Boys Singles (pictured below right)
  • Junior of the Year Roger Rogowski (Love 'n Deuce)
  • Sportswoman of the Year Susan Officer (Neutral Bay) and Sportsman of the Year Alex Byrne (Kooroora)
  • Junior Sportsmanship award Hugo Thomas (Tennis Valley)
  • Junior Encouragement awards Jenna Svatos (Love 'n Deuce) and Michael Gock (Tennis Valley)
  • Club Shield Lane Cove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • SUNDAY MORNING COMP T3:  Commences 31st July (entries close 25th July)
  • FRIDAY JUNIOR COMP T3:  Commences 29th July (entries close 26th July
  • SATURDAY MORNING JUNIOR COMP T3:  Commences 6th August (entries close 1st August)
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON WINTER PAIRS COMP:  Commences 13th August (entries close 8th August)
  • PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHALLENGE:  Held 27th August (entries close 19th August)   Click here for Permission Note     And here for Team Entry Form                    CANCELLED 

  • SECONDARY SCHOOLS CHALLENGE:  held 3rd September (entries close 26th August)  Click here for Permission Note      And here for Team Entry Form    CANCELLED                                                                                                                                        
  • FAMILY CHALLENGE:  Held 11th September (entries close 7th September)  CANCELLED

 

 

 

 

ENTRIES CLOSING:

  • SUNDAY MORNING COMP T3:  Monday 25th July (commences 31st July)
  • FRIDAY JUNIOR COMP T3:  Tuesday 26th July (commences 29th July)
  • SATURDAY MORNING JUNIOR COMP T3:  Monday 1st August (commences 6th August)
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON WINTER PAIRS COMP:  Monday 8th August (commences 13th August)          
  • PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHALLENGE: Friday 19th August (held 27th August)  Click here for Permission Note     And here for Team Entry Form                                     CANCELLED                               
  • SECONDARY SCHOOLS CHALLENGE:  Friday 26th August (held 3rd September)   Click here for Permission Note  And here for Team Entry Form  CANCELLED                                     
  • FAMILY CHALLENGE: 7th September (held 11th September)                                  CANCELLED

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