2017 Rising Sun Bendigo Championships

The 2017 Rising Sun Bendigo Championships, kicks off at the Bendigo Tennis Complex from Friday 15th – Sunday 17th December, 2017.

We have 3 massive days of tennis with some 340 players contesting around 700 matches over the course of the tournament.

Please note that the schedule has been updated, with provisional match times for both Friday and Saturday now available online.  Please note that Saturdays times in particular are subject to change, pending match results from Friday. See the event website for further details: https://tournaments.tennis.com.au/sport/tournament.aspx?id=EAB9E2E7-DA22-4D91-8B6E-340B22D5F6DD

Partners Required:

I am still looking for a number of players to fill doubles positions, including:

  • 10BD  – 1 required
  • 12BD  – 1 required
  • 12XD – 1 required (female)
  • 14BD – 1 required
  • 14GD – 1 required
  • 14XD – 3 required (females)
  • 16XD – 1 required (female)
  • AMTXD – 1 required (female)

If you are available to fill one of these spots, please email info@bendigotennis.com.au

Movie and BBQ Night:

The BTA will be hosting our end of year Christmas BBQ and Movie night, from 6.30pm on Saturday 16th December @ the Complex.  Details include:

  • BBQ- from 6:30pm – some salads and sides will be available
  • Movie time: 7:45pm on a JUMBO SCREEN on the grass area behind courts 3 and 4.
  • Cost of movie ticket is $5, and includes movie entry and lucky door ticket for some great prizes.
  • Movie: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
  • BYO chair and/or picnic blanket.
  • NO BYO alcohol, with drinks available for purchase from the Healthy Serve Café Bar.

The BBQ and Movie night is a fundraiser for the Bendigo TC Junior Social committee, with all funds going back into junior tennis in Bendigo.

Players Entered in the December Showdown or Victorian School Boys and School Girls Championships

We note that some of the players involved in our tournament are involved in overlapping tournaments, notably the December Showdown (16’s and 12’s Nationals) or the Victorian School Boys and School Girls Championships.  For any players who is in this situation, please be very aware of the rules and regulations with regards entering overlapping events, as stipulated in the AR Tournament Rules and Regulations published on tennis.com.au.  Note the wording of the rule on page 63 states:

1.6 Entering two tournaments at the same time

An athlete may enter and play an event (including qualifying draws) in different tournaments where any of the dates of those tournaments (as published on the relevant tournament information page(s) on the Tennis Australia Website) overlap, however they must complete all commitments to the earlier tournament by the day before their first match of the second tournament that has been scheduled. Under no circumstances can an athlete be an active participant in two overlapping tournaments on the same day.

Example: Tournament A runs from Sunday to Wednesday and tournament B runs from Wednesday to Saturday in the same week, the dates for those tournaments are considered to overlap. The dates will also be considered to overlap where the event in tournament A finishes on the Wednesday morning and the event in tournament B does not start until the Wednesday afternoon. A tournament is under no obligation to accommodate unreasonable scheduling requests from athletes to enable them to play in overlapping tournaments including athletes who have elected to play tournaments across different States/Territories. In addition, an athlete cannot retire, or withdraw from one tournament and compete an overlapping event once the draws are published for the overlapping event.

 If you are unsure of your obligations with regards to this policy, please email Leon on info@bendigotennis.com.au

Scoring Formats:
AMT Main Draw & Junior Singles Main Draw: Best of two tie-break sets and match tie-break (first to 10 points with a margin of two) in lieu of a third set

10 & Under singles/Doubles: 6 game set, with a tiebreak to be played at 6 games all.
Main Draw Doubles: Best of two tie-break sets and match tie-break (first to 10 points with a margin of two) in lieu of a third set. There is also no Ad scoring.

Mixed Doubles : Best of two FAST4 sets, with a FAST4 tiebreak – first to 5) in lieu of a third set. There is also no Ad scoring.
Consolation Singles: Best of two short sets to 4 (tiebreak at 4 games all) and match tie-break (first to 10 points with a margin of two) in lieu of a third set.

Consolation Doubles: 6 game set, with a tiebreak to be played at 6 games all (sudden death at deuce)

Consolation Events:
JT Singles: Consolation events are compulsory for any player losing in rounds 1 or 2 of the main draw for junior events.

AMT Singles: Consolation is an optional for players who lose in either of the first 2 rounds of the AMT singles.

JT Doubles: Consolation will be offered to players who lose their first match of doubles.

AMT and Mixed Doubles: there will be no consolation for mixed or AMT doubles events.

Withdrawals and Refunds

This event will adopt the following policy for the refund of tournament entry fees. This policy has been adopted directly from the Tennis Australia guidelines as set out in the Tournament Regulations for National Open and Junior Tour tournaments. All refunds will incur a $10.00 administration fee.

Entry fee refunds for players withdrawing from a tournament will then be processed based on the following sliding scale:

  • All medically or non-medically supported withdrawals made before the 7-day withdrawal deadline will be issued with a full refund of their entry fee.
  • Any medically supported withdrawals after the 7-day withdrawal deadline, but before the release of the draw, will be issued a refund of 75% of their entry fee.
  • Any medically supported withdrawals after the release of the draws will be issued with a refund of 50% of their entry fee.
  • Any non-medical withdrawals after the 7-day withdrawal deadline, but before the release of the draw will be issued with a refund of 50% of their entry fee.
  • Any non-medical withdrawals after the release of the draw will not be issued a refund of their entry fee.

Notification of a withdrawal must be made to the tournament director via email. No player will be withdrawn from a tournament until we have received their written withdrawal.
For the purpose of issuing refunds, the date we receive your written withdrawal notification is the date you are considered to have withdrawn from the tournament, and this date will be used to calculate the amount you will be refunded.
It is the player’s responsibility to be aware of the withdrawal procedures and to ensure that any withdrawal notification or medical certificates are received by the Tournament Director Supporting medical certificates must be submitted to the Tournament Director before the conclusion of the tournament.

All refunds will be processed at the conclusion of the tournament.

Practice Courts:

Practice courts will be available FREE for use for all players in the tournament from 10am Thursday 14th December (lights will not be available Thursday night due to local pennant competition).  The following timetable will apply for practice courts throughout the tournament.

 

Bendigo Tennis Complex South Bendigo Tennis Complex RSL Bendigo
Thursday 14th December 10.00am till 8.00pm No NO
Friday 15th December 6.45am till 7.45am

(No courts after 7.45am)

8.00am – 4.00pm 9.00am – 4.00pm (note RSL may have limited access Friday morning due to a social tennis group)
Saturday 16th December 6.30am till 7.15am

(No courts after 7.15am)

N/A 9.00am – 4.00pm (note RSL may have limited access Saturday afternoon due to a local competition)
Sunday 17th December 6.45am till 7.45am

(No courts after 7.45am)

8.00am – 4.00pm 9.00am – 4.00pm

South Bendigo Tennis Club is located at 154 -156 Neale St, Flora Hil (5 Plexi Pave courts).  Courts will be open and free for use for players in the tournament on the above specified days.  No bookings will be taken on the courts, however, we do ask players ensure they share court space for those looking for a hit.  Please ensure that you pick up any rubbish left around the South Bendigo courts.

RSL Club Bendigo – 73/75 Havilah Rd, Long Gully (4 Plexipave courts). Courts will be open and free for use of the players in the tournament.  No bookings will be taken, however, we do ask players to ensure they share court space for those looking for a hit.  The RSL has social tennis on a Friday from 9am – 12pm, with members given priority of court use over tournament players.  In the event the courts are locked, please ask at the bar of the RSL Club for a key.

Accommodation:
If you haven’t finalised your accommodation, there is limited availability at our following event preferred partners.

Quest Bendigo Central – http://www.questbendigocentral.com.au/ – use ‘BTA’ as the promo code in the promotions field to get a better rate
Alexandra Place – http://www.alexandraplace.com.au – use ‘tennis’ as the promo code to get a discount rate

Bendigo Holiday Rentals – http://www.bendigoholidayrentals.com/

Also see:
Bendigo Visitor Information Centre – http://www.bendigotourism.com/

Eating Out In Bendigo:

Bendigo is a great place to eat out, with loads of fantastic restaurants, cafés and pubs.  A couple of our favourites include:

Rising Sun Hotel – 84 Barnard St, Bendigo – 5441 3833 http://risingsunhotel.com.au/
The Metropolitan – Bull St, Bendigo5443 4916 http://www.metrobendigo.com.au (mention Bendigo Tennis for a great deal)

The Boardwalk Bendigo, Nolan St, Bendigo –  p. 5443 9855- http://www.theboardwalkbendigo.com.au/
Mexican Kitchen – High St, Bendigo – p. 5443 5370  http://www.mexicankitchenbendigo.com.au/

Or alternatively check out the Bendigo Tourism website for info on everything Bendigo – http://www.bendigotourism.com/

Sponsors

Rising Sun