Cancellation of Winter 2021 season

Due to our current lockdown and the uncertainty of when Tennis will be able to resume the decision has been made to cancel the remainder of the Winter 2021 season.

As a result there will be no Premiers or Runners up for this season.


In 2021 ERT has entered 22 teams in the Associations Junior League (AJL) for this coming season. The first day of competition, COVID restrictions allowing, will be Sunday 15 August. Below are the teams, home court venue and Team Managers’ details (a couple of them provisional at the moment).

Uniforms In past years we have had one uniform day, usually for a couple of hours on a Friday evening. However, that involved hundreds of people milling around in a closed room, which is not desirable in current circumstances. Therefore, we will ask you do as happened last year; we will make the sizing chart and order form available on-line, and ask you to forward your orders and payment. The orders will be prepared and made available for collection at a venue and during a time period to be announced. We would ask you to collect your orders as arranged. Should there be a sizing problem, just let us know and we will arrange a substitution. As I say, this worked well last year so we will employ the system again.

The compulsory uniform comprises a shirt and shorts/skirt. As an optional extra, there is a hoody available. We do not stock these hoodies as we do the uniforms; rather, we take the orders and payments, then place the orders. The hoodies are $55 each, and I stress they are optional. It is unlikely they will be ready for the start of the season, but hopefully not too long afterwards.

So, the teams are announced below. Because of Covid restrictions, we could not conduct trials this year, and have had to rely on results in your competitions for grading purposes. Hopefully all applications have been picked up and allocated to a team but let me know if there are any omissions or glaring errors. In previous years there have been shortages of players and teams in the 16 girls and Mixed 18 formats in AJL. Pleasingly, both of those show a return to popularity this year, albeit ERT could only muster a Mixed 18 team comprising 3 boys in the 18 age group and 3 girls in the 16 age group. Neither could have proceeded on their own; fortunately, TV has shown some flexibility in response to our request.


& Development Committee

Eastern Region Tennis

21 July 2021

2021 Pat Cash Report

The report is available in the Development section.

Tennis Victoria Affiliation 2020/21

Dear affiliated Presidents and Secretaries,

I hope this finds you safe, well and back on the tennis court.  The last few months have been extremely challenging for the tennis community.   Once again, Tennis Victoria would like to thank everyone involved in tennis across the State for your ongoing support and for the safe way in which the return to tennis is being managed.  We have proven once again that we are better together, working towards a common goal to see more people playing tennis, more often, for life.

While continuing to support our community through the COVID-19 crisis and advocating to Government for a return to tennis and competition, we have also been working on our Affiliation Program for 2020/21 to support your club/association and sustain the sport for the long-term.  I would now like to update you on this work.

As you know, Tennis Victoria affiliation provides you with a range of services and programs to enable your club/association to thrive.  By affiliating to Tennis Victoria, not only do you receive these services and benefits but you also create a tennis community that is supportive, strong and better together.

Together we can provide opportunities for kids to pick up a racquet for the first time, or for adults to return to the sport they loved growing up.  Together we can lobby Government for funding and infrastructure for tennis.  Together we can offer programs, competitions, tournaments and schools support that benefits and reflects everyone in our communities and opens up the sport we all love.  Together we can produce players that we can be proud of to represent Victorians on the national and global stage.  

You can view all of the benefits of Tennis Victoria affiliation here.

We are aware COVID-19 will have hit some of our affiliates hard.  To assist you with your recovery we are freezing affiliation fees for 2020/21 at 2019/20 levels.  We are also offering payment plans to every affiliate to help you manage cash flow and ensure you are able to re-affiliate.

From 1 July you will be sent an invoice for 25% of your overall fee for 2020/21.  This will be due for payment by 30 September.  Payment will confirm your affiliation and secure your voting rights at the Tennis Victoria AGM in October 2020.

The balance of the fees will be invoiced from 1 January 2021 to be paid by 31 May 2021.  You will be able to pay this balance in instalments if needed. 

If your revenue has dropped, or is predicted to drop, significantly due to COVID-19 we will implement a process to assess a reduced fee to enable you to continue your affiliation. Your club/association may not yet know the level of impact from COVID-19 so we will work with you to make these assessments in due course. For now we simply ask that you pay 25% to secure your affiliation.

Your affiliation to Tennis Victoria is supporting you whilst helping to build the future of our sport.  We hope you will continue to join us and help us all be better together.

As always, please continue to contact our team with any questions. We’re always here to help.

Warm Regards
Ruth Holdaway
Chief Executive, Tennis Victoria

ERT Bank Account

Eastern Region Tennis

Bendigo Bank

BSB 633 000  Account No. 165 365 511.


ERT Washout Responsibilities

Junior/Senior Convenor or Home/Away Team Managers Responsibilities:

If courts are unplayable, your home washed out matches can only be entered into Club Zone in the ERT website during the following times, Saturday morning Juniors – 7.15am to 8.30am, Saturday afternoon Seniors ‚Äď 12 noon to 1.15pm, Sunday morning Juniors – 7.45am to 9.00am and Sunday afternoon Seniors (Summer only) ‚Äď 12 noon to 1.15pm.¬†¬† Advise players that are playing in your teams playing at home where a washout has been declared.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The system will automatically update the wash-out result.

If a washout is entered after 7.45am Saturday morning Juniors, 12.30pm Saturday & Sunday Seniors(Summer Only) and 8.15am Sunday morning Juniors you MUST also ring your opposition Convenor to notify them of the washout. 

Also check ERT Website to see if a washout has been declared for your teams playing away 45 minutes prior to the start of the match at the following times: Saturday morning Juniors Р7.45am, Saturday afternoon Seniors Р12.30pm, Sunday morning Juniors Р8.15am and Sunday afternoon Seniors (Summer only) Р12.30pm.   If it has been declared, advise players that are playing in the teams playing away where a washout has been declared.   No further action required.  If you enter the washout after these times you MUST ring your opposition Convenor.   If washout has not been recorded by home venue, travel to venue.