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 T4:  Commences 16th October (entries close 10th October)
  • FRIDAY JUNIOR COMP T4:  Commences 14th October (entries close 11th October)
  • SATURDAY MORNING JUNIOR COMP T4:  Commences 15th October (entries close 11th October)
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON WINTER PAIRS COMP:  Commences 13th August (entries close 8th August)
  • PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHALLENGE:  Held 5th November (entries close 28th October)  
  • FAMILY CHALLENGE:  Held 13th November (entries close 9th November) 

 

 

 

 

ENTRIES CLOSING:

  • NIGHT COMP #4: Entries closing Wednesday 21st September (commences week commencing 10th October)  Click here for entry form
  • SUNDAY MORNING COMP T4:  Monday 10th October (commences 16th October)
  • FRIDAY JUNIOR COMP T4:  Tuesday 11th October (commences 14th October)
  • SATURDAY MORNING JUNIOR COMP T4:  Tuesday 11th October (commences 15th October)
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON SPRING COMP:  Monday 10th October (commences 15th October)
  • PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHALLENGE: Friday 28th October (played Saturday 5th November)   
  • FAMILY CHALLENGE: Wednesday 9th November (played 13th November)

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