IN THIS EDITION ............

TNZ Awards, July Junior Tournament, Club Support

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Welcome to the July edition for 2015 of the Tennis Auckland Deuce e-news.  Please pass this out to your club members, sponsors and friends. Tennis Auckland appreciates your feedback and if you have any club items that you would like us to include in future editions please send them to us at Tennis Auckland for consideration.  Enjoy reading our latest tennis news!

What happened in July .....

..... At the Scarbro Tennis Centre

A quiet month with only a few happenings.

.... July Junior Tournament
Congratulations to all our winners and all the players for a successful tournament.

One-day Winter Satellite Tournaments
No Satellite Tournaments were played in July due to the School Holidays and of course the Auckland weather playing its part with Round 9 being postponed.  The two reserve dates set are 2nd and 9th August

If you haven’t been part of the tournament so far contact organiser Steven at to find out what to do. There are spaces available each weekend.

Click here for an updated points listing
Sundays:       July 19, 26
Reserve Days:  August 2, 9, 16

..... Club Support
Tennis Auckland hosted the first forum in a planned series of presentations going forward as part of the Club Support Programme.  The first presentation was about funding which was very timely due to the recent community grant policy changes adopted by Auckland Council.  This policy was outlined to club representatives present on the night by Shamila Unka (Team Leader Sport and Recreation at Auckland Council) and her team.  She outlined the local board policy of quick response, local and multi-board grants and explained the regional grant process.  Each local board now has its own grants programme for 2015/16 with their own priorities, eligibility, budgets and accountability and this information was of great interest to the fifty club representatives present on the night.  Shamila was assisted with the presentation by Marion Davies and Kim Squire.  Club representatives were given a good opportunity to ask a range of questions about the new policy and how it might impact funding applications.
Two club presidents also spoke on the night to talk about their efforts in raising funds for different projects.  Suzanne Florian from the Te Atatu Tennis Club gave an enthralling presentation about how she secured funding for new courts, fencing and floodlights over the last few years.  Her message was quite clear to clubs – funding is available so go out and seek it to make improvements at your club.  And, if you have never applied for grants before don’t be afraid to take that step.
Graeme Norman, Club President at Belmont, gave a slick presentation about his efforts in raising $400,000 in recent years for court resurfacing and clubhouse renovations.  Graeme spoke about the importance of building relationships, contacting funding organisations, submitting  quality applications and perseverance. 

We should also mention that Brian Craig, ex-President at Cockle Bay Tennis Club delivered a very informative account of how he successfully applied for grants to help his club.  He echoed the sentiments of other speakers about the importance of putting together good applications and ensuring that all monies received were properly spent and accounted for.
Judging by the feedback from club representatives present at the forums we believe that many of them will be motivated towards submitting grant applications in the months ahead.

..... TNZ Awards
Congratulations to all the Tennis Auckland winners at the Tennis New Zealand Awards held recently in Christuchurch.

  • William Matheson - TNZ Junior Boy of the Year
  • Jade Lewis - TNZ Junior Girl of the Year
  • Marina Erakovic - TNZ Female Player of the Year
  • Rubin Statham - TNZ Male Player of the Year
  • David Smith - TNZ Tennis Official of the Year
  • Tennis Auckland Junior Team - National Junior Teams Event Winner
..... ITF Team Championship 2015

ITF World Jnr Tennis Finals are being played in Protejov, Czec Republic this week.  NZ WJT girls (14 and under) has been drawn in Group D alongside other USA, Paraguay and Hungary.  Auckland is represented by Holly Stewart (Remuera).  Good luck girls.
Today NZ play USA.  Results can be followed here:

Update on Cameron Norrie
On the 26th July, Cameron Norrie took out the Open Singles title at the Michael Chang Tennis Classic held at Newport Beach Tennis Club CA, USA. An annual charity tournament, this year it featured an exhibition match with Kei Nishikori (coached by Chang).  Cameron is in CA training with Texas Christian University Assistant tennis coach Devin Bowen before starting the new term.




1st August
All Senior Transfers due 

6th August
Delegates Meeting
9th August
Sunday Satellite Series  - Rsv 2
14th August
Entries Close for 2015/2016 Senior Interclub
16th August
Sunday Satellite Series  - Rsv 3
17th August
Entries open for Junior Pre Xmas Interclub 
28th - 30th August
Spring Open Tournament
30th August
Last day of Winter Interclub
Entries Open for Midweek Ladies Lead-In

5th September
Senior Interclub Begins
7th September
Entries Open for Twilight Interclub
16th September
Entries Open for T4 Wilson Ladies Indoor Singles
Entries Open for T4 Evening Business House Tennis

22nd September
Entries Close for Junior Pre Xmas Interclub
25th September
Entries Close for  Midweek Ladies Lead-In
28th September
Auckland ITF Indoor Championship Begins


Count down till ......

US Open   ... 41 days (31 August 2015)
ASB Open  ... 157 days (4 January 2016)
Heineken Open  ... 164 days (11 January 2016)
Australian Open  ...  170 days (18 January 2016)

Roland Garros  ... 295 days (22 May 2016)
Wimbeldon   ... 332 days 27 June 2016)
..... Overseas

Marina Erakovic
  • Marina and partner Heather Watson (GBR) made the 2rd round of the Wimbledon Womens Doubles losing to A Medina Garrigues/A Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-7 3-6 0-6
Michael Venus
  • With partner Mate Pavic made it though to the 3rd round of the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Doubles, losing to the Bryan Brothers 7-6 6-3 6-1
  • Michael and Mate made the Doubles final of the ATP in Bogata.  Losing to Roger-Vasselin(FRA)/Stepanek(CZE) 7-5 6-3
Tina  Windbuchler (GD) 
  • And doubles partner Hei Ching Claudia Ng (HKG) made the Grade 5 Jnr ITF in Fiji , losing to Sprague/Zaviacic (AUS) 4-6 6-1 10-6
Jade Lewis
  • Made the final at the Jnr ITF Grade 2 in Castricum, Netherlands, but lost (8th Seed) Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) 6-3 6-0
Claudia Williams (RO) 
  • With her doubles partner Nikki Luttikhuis (NED) lost in the Doubles Final of the Women s ITF in Istanbul, tukey to Munozova (SWE)_ / Stamatova (BUL) 6-4 6-3
Artem Sitak (BB)
  • With his partner Nicholas Monroe (USA) made the 2nd round of the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Doubles losing to J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (Aus) 7-5 4-6 4-6 7-6 6-4
  • With his partner Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) made the 3rd Round of the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles losing to (7) L Paes (IND) / M Hingis (SUI) 2-6 2-6
  • Artem and Nicolas Monroe  were beaten in the Doubles Semi Final of the ATP in Bastad Sweden bhy Cabal/Farah (COL) 6-4 6-3
  • And partner Eric Butorac (USA) have made the final of the ATP in Atlanta USA by beating Mardy Fish (USA/Andy Roddick (USA in the doubles quarter final
Marcus Daniell  (BB)
  • Marcus and Brazilian partner Marcelo Demoliner made the 3rd round of the Wimbledon Gentlemans Doubles losing to J Erlich (ISR) / J Petzschner (GER) 3-6 6-4 3-6 3-6
  • Marcus Daniell receives lucky loser spot for the main draw of the Wimbledon Doubles.
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