Ainslie Tennis Club Inc, Canberra ACT

49-53 Paterson St, Corroboree Park

       ATC  

Pennant Competitions

One of the benefits of being a member of Ainslie Tennis Club is that you are able to enter the local TennisACT pennant competitions. 

If you are considering joining the club to play in the local TennisACT pennant competitions, or you're an existing member who is interested in pennant, please contact pennant co-ordinator Alicia Cox (0431 964 531). The club arranges multiple teams for a range of levels every season for both Adults and Juniors. 

 

Pennant is inter-club competition. We are affiliated with Tennis ACT, and therefore have the same opportunity to enter teams in competitions as other Tennis ACT-affiliated clubs.

Ainslie Tennis Club has a proud history of entering many Tennis ACT pennant competitions since our inception in 1928. Pennant competitions are typically played on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday afternoons, with different formats (singles/doubles) and divisions (usually up to eight) to suit everyone. We also enter teams in the Junior pennant held on Sunday mornings. 

Pennant formats:

Monday / Tuesday evenings - 7:30pm Start:

  • Adult competition run predominantly on Mondays**

  • Unisex teams of three

  • Each player plays 3 matches over the course of the evening:

    • 1 x Singles

    • 2 x Doubles

  • Players are ranked 1-3 with matches played against the oppositions corresponding players

    • Singles (1 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 3)

    • Doubles (1/2 v 1/2, 2/3 v 2/3, 1/3 v 1/3)

  • Catering for all standards across 9 Divisions

  • Competitions run for 9 weeks with an additional 2 weeks of finals

  • Cost is $110 per player per season; this is to cover:

    • Competition Fees for TennisACT

    • Court Hire Fees

    • Light Fees

    • Ball Costs

** Due to the large number of teams submitted for this competition across the entire ACT and surrounds and the limited court availability, overflow matches are played on Tuesday evenings - each team should expect to have 1-2 Tuesday matches over the course of the Autumn and Spring Seasons

Thursday evenings  - 7:30pm Start:

  • Adult competition run solely on Thursday evenings

  • 4 Player teams consisting of 2 x men and 2 x women

  • Each player plays 4 x doubles matches over the course of the evening:

    • 2 x Same sex doubles

    • 2 x mixed Doubles (with same partner)

  • Catering for all standards across 4 Divisions

  • Competitions run for 9 weeks with an additional 2 weeks of finals

  • Cost is $110 per player per season; this is to cover:

    • Competition Fees for TennisACT

    • Court Hire Fees

    • Light Fees

    • Ball Costs

  • Whilst not compulsory, it is customary for the home team to host supper following the completion of all matches

Saturday Afternoons - 1:30pm Start:

  • Adult competition run solely on Saturday afternoons

  • Unisex teams of three

  • Each player plays 3 matches over the course of the evening:

    • 1 x Singles

    • 2 x Doubles

  • Players are ranked 1-3 with matches played against the oppositions corresponding players

    • Singles (1 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 3)

    • Doubles (1/2 v 1/2, 2/3 v 2/3, 1/3 v 1/3)

  • Catering for higher standard players (1 division consisting of 6 teams)

  • Competitions run for 9 weeks with an additional 2 weeks of finals

  • Please enquire within for costs - Ainslie have not submitted teams for this competition for a number of years and as such current pricing is not available.

Sunday Mornings - 11:00am Start**:

  • Junior competition run solely on Sunday mornings

  • Unisex teams of three

  • Each player plays 3 matches over the course of the evening:

    • 1 x Singles

    • 2 x Doubles

  • Players are ranked 1-3 with matches played against the oppositions corresponding players

    • Singles (1 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 3)

    • Doubles (1/2 v 1/2, 2/3 v 2/3, 1/3 v 1/3)

  • Catering for all standards across 14 Divisions

  • Competitions run for 9 weeks with an additional 2 weeks of finals

  • Cost is $180 per team per season; this is to cover:

    • Competition Fees for TennisACT

    • Court Hire Fees

    • Ball Costs

** start times depends on the grade of the competition entered - Ainslie's 2018 teams commenced at 11am each week. 

 

Pennant FAQs:

  • I'm new to pennant and not sure what Division i should nominate for

    • That's ok - we cater for everyone and all standards, talk to the Pennant Coordinator and we can figure out what works best for you

  • I can't commit to a whole season but i still want to play, is that ok?

    • Yes definitely, we are always in need of reserves and would love to have anyone on board who would like to play

  • When does the pennant season begin?

    • For adults, TennisACT run competitions commencing at the beginning of each season with nominations open in the months leading up to it. 

  • I want to play in a team with my friends, but we are all different standards - can we do that?

    • Sure - we want to make sure all of our players are comfortable with their teams and just want people to have fun, it may take a season or 2 of playing to find the right division for you all :)

  • When can i sign up?

    • Contact our pennant coordinator anytime to register your interest

    • ​Should you register mid-season, we can add you to the reserve lists and then let you know when the next season is starting to get you into a team​

  • Do I need to be a member to play pennant?

    • Yes, As per TennisACT rules and regulations, players who are not a member of an affiliated club are not eligible to play pennant.

Register your interest to play Pennant NOW!

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