Pennant

enquiries: David Lo

ph: (m) 0401 496 825

email: pennant@doncastertc.org.au


Doncaster Tennis Club plays in the Tennis Victoria Pennant competition. We welcomes enquiries from all members interested in being part of a team. A $60 ball fee will be collected as part of the registration process and players are to be a financial member of the club. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact David via email or mobile 0401 496 825. To register, please reply with the following details:


First name:

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Email:

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Grading category preference: (e.g. Men's/Women's Sunday afternoon)


Season Dates

Start 30 April/1 May (14 or 15 weeks). Skipping Queens Birthday weekend (11/12 June) and the middle weekend of winter school holidays (2/3 July).​


Grading

Tennis Victoria will be using the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) as the primary grading method. This affects every player in the competition, so there is action to be undertaken for all players prior to registration. All players to create a login into Match Centre, if you do not have one already. Once logged in, search for your name, and merge any additional profiles that you have by clicking the blue button that says “Link Profile”. This will ensure their profiles have the most accurate rating and pennant teams will be placed in the most competitive grades. Here is a guide to request to merge profiles.

A guide showing the average player UTR for each grade from last season will be used to determine what grade players apply for in 2022. More details about UTR.

Grading Categories

  • Men's Grades 1-11 (Saturday and Sunday competition offerings). Afternoon match commences at 1pm.

  • Women's Grades 1-5 (Saturday and Sunday competition offerings).

  • Men's Masters 35+ Doubles Grades 1-4 (Saturday only).

Historically, there has been more interest in Sunday Pennant teams from Doncaster Tennis Club members. Depending on interest this year, we will endeavour to fit everyone to their preference on either Saturday or Sunday.


Format for Men’s and Women’s

Two eight-game doubles sets followed by four “best-of-two” singles rubbers with a ten-point match tiebreaker instead of a full third. Up to six players are allowed to play in a match.


Pennant 2020

Pennant competition is run by Tennis Victoria and is Australia’s largest inter-club competition and marks its 137th consecutive year in 2020. The 2020 season will commence on Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th April with Sectional Finals beginning Saturday 15th / Sunday 16th August. All members will be able to participate and will be allocated to an appropriate Grade dependant on the standard. Registrations are open between December and February. More information can be found on the Tennis Victoria website https://www.tennis.com.au/vic/players/competitions/pennant regarding Pennant.

Men's Grades available on Saturday and Sunday p.m. Men’s Masters 35+ Doubles available on Saturday p.m.

Women's Grades available on Saturday a.m. and Sunday p.m.


Pennant 2019

In 2019, Doncaster Tennis Club entered 3 teams (Grades 5, 6 and 9). The Grade 5 team finished 3rd out of 8 teams within the Section and qualified for Sectional Finals. The Grade 6 team finished 5th out of 8 teams within the Section and had a great season. The Grade 9 team finished 3rd out of 8 teams and qualified for the Sectional Finals.

The Doncaster Tennis Club pennant player of the season went to Ethan Butson and was presented with a trophy at the 2019 Annual General Meeting held in October.


Pennant 2018

In 2018 Doncaster Tennis Club entered 2 pennant teams in Grades 5 & 6.

Both teams found the season very tough, finishing 8th and 6th respectively at the end of the season.

Congratulations to Eric Soong for winning the Pennant Player of the Year Award for DTC. This award was presented at the Annual Junior Tournament Presentations/Round Robin Tournament/Christmas Breakup to the best performing male pennant player for the tennis club.


Pennant 2017

In 2017 Doncaster Tennis Club entered 4 pennant teams. One team finished in the top 4 and competed in finals. Congratulations to the Grade 7 Section 5 Men (Barry Chan, Patrick Fong (C), Robert Chin, Steven Fong, Melvin Leong, Eric Soong, Jack Maxwell and Ozan Sevik) who finished 3rd on the ladder at the conclusion of the season but unfortunately lost in the grade semi-finals to Devon Meadows TC.

Congratulations to Ian Chong and Ayesha Dang for winning the Pennant Player of the Year Award for DTC. These awards were presented at the Annual General meeting to the best performing male and female pennant players for the tennis club.


Pennant 2016

In 2016 Doncaster Tennis Club entered 4 pennant teams. Two teams finished in the top 4 and competed in finals. The Grade 5 Men narrowly missed out on finals finishing 5th whilst the Grade 5 Women finished 6th respectively. The Grade 8 Section 5 Boys finished 4th on the ladder but unfortunately lost in the first week of finals to Eildon Park TC. Congratulations to the Grade 8 Section 4 Men (Barry Chan, Patrick Fong, Robert Chin (C), Steven Fong, Melvin Leong and Eric Soong) who finished 3rd on the ladder at the conclusion of the season and went on to win an epic final against Hume TC which finished under lights after a long day of tennis. They unfortunately lost in the grade quarter-finals to Gracedale Park TC.

Congratulations to Clement Chan and Marie Henshall for winning the Pennant Player of the Year Award for DTC. These awards were presented at the Annual General Meeting to the best performing male and female pennant players for the tennis club.


Pennant 2015

In 2015 Doncaster Tennis Club entered 4 pennant teams. 1 team finished in the top 4 and competed in finals. Grade 3 finished 7th whilst grade 6 finished 6th. Congratulations to the grade 9 men who finished 2nd on the ladder at the conclusion of the season. They unfortunately lost in their semi- final by 2 games against Lalor. The grade 4 women finished 7th on the ladder.

Congratulations to Phillip Chan and Eve Humphries for winning the Pennant Player of the year award for DTC. This award is presented at the Annual General meeting to the best performing male and female pennant players for the tennis club. Phillip won 100% of rubbers in grade 9 whilst Eve won 67% of rubbers in grade 4. This is the 2nd year consecutive year Eve has won the award.


Pennant 2014

In 2014 Doncaster Tennis Club entered 4 pennant teams. 2 teams finished in the top 4 and competed in finals. Grade 8 finished 5th whilst grade 9 finished 7th. Congratulations to the grade 5 men who finished on top of the ladder at the conclusion of the season. They unfortunately lost in the 2nd week of the finals by 2 sets. The grade 5 women have won 2 finals and will play in the grade semi-final this weekend.

Congratulations to Joel Compagnino and Eve Humphries for winning the Pennant Player of the year award for DTC. This award is presented at the Annual General meeting to the best performing male and female pennant players for the tennis club. Joel won 100% of rubbers in grade 5 whilst Eve won 86% of rubbers in a very successful season for the women’s team.

Pennant 2013

In 2013 Doncaster Tennis Club entered 5 pennant teams. 3 teams finished in the top 4 and competed in finals. Grade 8 and 11 lost in the first week. Congratulations to grade 6 beating the top team in their section to advance to the 2nd week of the finals. They unfortunately lost their 2nd final by a set.

Congratulations to Jonathon Chan and Stephanie Tkalcevic for winning the Pennant Player of the year awards for DTC. This award is presented at the Annual General meeting to the best performing male and female pennant players for the tennis club. Jonathon won 81% of rubbers in grade 6 whilst Stephanie won 43% of rubbers in a challenging season for the women’s team.

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Grade 6: Jonathon Chan, Tyler Tao, Matt Louey, David Lo, Andrew Caldwell (C)


Pennant 2011

Doncaster Tennis Club Grade 6 Pennant Team 2011

Will Pisani, Ben Jackson, Andrew Caldwell, Joel Compagnino (C)

Pennant 2008

Doncaster fielded six teams with Men's Grade 8 winning their section (Tier 1)

John Petridis, Jonathan Han, Mick Farrell, Jonathan Chan, Paul Petridis