Tennis Victoria’s Pennant competition is the largest interclub representative competition in the country with over 3500 junior and adult players representing 150 clubs. Tennis Victoria Pennant is played during the winter season (April – August) and is played over 14 weeks plus finals. Play begins at 9am on a Saturday morning for Women and at 1pm on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for Men (Sunday afternoon also Women’s teams available).

The competition is played over 14 or 15 weeks. In eight-team sections, each team plays each other twice over 14 weeks, and in six-team sections teams play each other three times over 15 weeks.

For 2022, Tennis Victoria has confirmed the same format as last year will apply as it will be best to see the format for a full season.  This format consists of 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.

Grading

The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) will be used by Tennis Victoria as the primary grading method. All players should create a login to Match Centre, if they do not have one already.  Once logged in, please search for your name, and merge any additional profiles you have by clicking the blue button that says “Link Profile”. This will ensure that your profile has the most accurate rating.

Further details can be found here – http://support.tennis.com.au/articles/missing-match-records-linking-a-duplicate-profile/

More details about UTR can be found here – http://support.tennis.com.au/articles/where-to-start-with-the-utr-rating/

New for 2022, the club has confirmed, pennant players now have the option to become ‘Pennant members’.  This provides access to the courts and facilities 7 days a week for the duration of the season from 3rd March.  Effectively, this is a six-month membership.

The membership fee of $230 also includes the $50 registration fee.

Please contact David Rowler, for further details on membership.

membership@mccglenirisvalley.org.au

The cost to play pennant for the season is $50 per player and you can register to play via the below form. This fee covers balls for the season and team registration. Each player is also required to be a member of the club.

Due to court limitations, we are encouraging players to consider playing Sunday afternoon this season.

For more information, or if you are interested in playing Pennant for MCC Glen Iris Valley, please contact Angelo Giampaolo by email angelo@vidatennis.com.au or alternatively by phone on 0407 477 798.  Or better yet, use the link below.

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