Our main aim in collaboration with the Regional/Country Tennis Seniors associations is to promote Tennis Seniors participation in South Australia.
TSSA Social Play & Weekly Competitions
At our South Park Tennis Seniors Centre that is located in the parklands opposite 118 Greenhill Rd, UNLEY, you can play in one of our weekly Social Play/Open Court sessions, or become involved in our Weekly Competitions.
Matches in TSSA conducted competitions and Social Play/Open Court sessions require All Players to comply with TSSA’s Tennis Etiquette & Rules for Non-Umpired Matches.
Tennis Seniors 30+ Tournaments
A large number of Tennis 30+ tournaments/carnivals are now played in Australia each year.
Tennis Seniors competitions are divided into five-year age groups starting at 30 years and tournaments/carnivals comprise a mixture of round-robin and knock-out type of events.
Tennis Seniors SA is affiliated with Tennis Seniors Australia (TSA) who collate the information from each state and territory regarding the tournaments/carnivals that each state/territory is conducting and then produce a pamphlet that is placed on TSA's Tennis Seniors Tournaments webpage, with the most recent Tournament Calendar being the 2022 Tennis Seniors Australia Tournament Calendar.
To enter an ITF (International Tennis Federation) approved Australian Tournament you will need to have registered for an IPIN (International Player Identification Number). Registration and/or renewal of an IPIN is free. However, players will need to pay an IPIN fee (AUD 9) before their first match for each tournament. Click onto the following link that will take you to our dedicated ITF sub webpage that provides relevant links to ITF webpages for tennis players 30+ seeking to compete in ITF tournaments on the international circuit.
Australian Seniors Championships
Held annually, usually in January and hosted by State Tennis Seniors organisations, generally on a rotational basis. The championships are normally held over two weeks, with the Australian Teams Carnival (ATC) held in the first week and Individual Championships in the second.
Adelaide last hosted the championships in 2017.
2022 Australian Seniors Championships is being held Jan. 9-21 at the Swan Hill Lawn Tennis Club. The Teams Carnival will be held Jan. 9-14 and Individual Championships Jan. 16-21.
Only a few players from South Australia participated in the 2022 Championships and Roger Davie has written a report that you can read here
PLAYERS seeking to be selected in a South Australian representative team need to click onto one of the following links to download a copy the 2022 - ATC Swan Hill Victoria - Teams Information & Nomination Form < pdf version> OR < Word version > that EACH PLAYER MUST COMPLETE and then email to | email@example.com |
In 2023 the Teams Carnival will be held in Hobart from 22 Jan to 3 Feb, and in 2024 it will be South Australia's turn, and we await confirmation from the TSA Executive.
Australian Teams Carnival (ATC) Honour Board
Gail BATES on behalf of the TSA Executive maintains a range of historical records related to the ATC that goes back to 1984. By clicking onto the following link you will be able to view past TSA TEAMS TROPHY Winners.
Click onto TSA's Tournament Honour Board webpage and check out the various documents listed that pertain to the winning state and players involved in various age groups and categories.
South Australia - TSSA supported Tournaments/Carnivals & Events.
TSSA in collaboration with our Country Regional Tennis Seniors Associations conduct and/or support South Australian Tennis 30+ Tournaments/Carnivals & Events, with a focus on them being inclusive of varying interests and playing abilities.
The following are Links to docs & webpages, regarding tournaments, carnivals and events, identified as of interest to TSSA members:
- TSA Australian Tournament Calendar
- Jan. 22 - Adelaide January Tennis 30+ Event - Wrap up & Snapshots
- Mar. 28 - Annual TSSA 'City' vs Northern Areas Match - Wrap up & Photos
- May 15-17 - 33rd Berri Teams Carnival webpage with links to bulletins that provide anecdotes & photos from participants
- Oct. 2/3 - Adelaide October Tennis 30+ WKND Event
- Nov. 14-16 - 2021 'Niagara' SA Tennis 30+ State Championships