What is Pennant?

The Walking Clinic Pennant is an inter-club tournament open to adults in the ACT. The competition is held in several seasons throughout the year and on various days of the week. Sign-ups are advertised at several times throughout the year.

It is a great way to represent the ANU Tennis Club within the local community and practise playing competitively. Players participate in similar-skilled teams. Teams are placed in divisions, which are decided by the external ACT Pennant coordinator.

You should contact our Competitions Coordinator if you are interested in Pennant. They will be able to advise which grade best suits your skills and help you find a team within the club, and answer any questions you might have.

Commitment

Pennant is a fantastic opportunity to play more tennis, however it is a substantial commitment. The season is spread out over several months and overlaps with ANU semester time, possibly including exam periods. Please keep this in mind when signing up. If you do not manage your time effectively to consistently attend training and matches, it is unfair that the whole team should suffer. Also note that your team needs to negotiate among themselves who will play each week.

Location

Unless otherwise notified by the Club, all home games are at the ANU South Oval Tennis Courts.

Away games will have their locations specified on the draw.

Costs

Pennant fees are charged per team per season. Teams are responsible for splitting the cost.

The cost includes match tennis balls and court hire for home and away matches.

Notably the cost of transport to matches will not be covered, and you are responsible for organising this transport yourself.

Dates & Deadlines (Winter 2019)

The Walking Clinic Winter Monday/Tuesday Night Pennant

Dates: Monday 17 June – Tuesday 27 August

Entries Close: Wednesday 29 May 2019

The competition will be played on a Monday and Tuesday night. Players will need to make themselves available on both nights during the 11 week competition. Each team will play a minimum number of matches on a Tuesday evening (depending on team entries if all matches can be scheduled on a Monday night they will be), running on a home and away structure. Matches are to commence at 7:30pm.  Three player teams with each player to play 1 set of singles and 2 sets of doubles. Players must be a financial member of a Tennis ACT affiliated club.

The Walking Clinic Winter Thursday Night Pennant

Dates: Thursday 20 June – Thursday 29 August

Entries Close: Wednesday 29 May 2019

Thursday Night Mixed Pennant will commence at 7:30pm on a Thursday Night. Four Players per team (2 male and 2 female). Each player shall play 2 sets of doubles and 2 sets of mixed doubles. Players must be a financial member of a Tennis ACT affiliated club, with the competition to run on a home and away structure. Supper is now optional and is to be arranged prior to the match by the away and home team.

The Walking Clinic Winter Saturday Pennant

Dates: Saturday 15 June – Saturday 31 August

Entries Close: Wednesday 29 May 2019

No Play Dates: Sat 20 July (Tournament)

Saturday Pennant will commence at 1pm on Saturday Afternoon. Three players per team with each player to play 1 rubber of singles (best of 2 sets with a super tiebreak) and 2 rubbers of doubles (first to 8 games). Players must be financial members of a Tennis ACT affiliated club and the competition will run on a home and away structure.

Tennis Australia

For more about ACT Pennant click here.