Mid Week Ladies Competition Tennis

Welcome to Waverley Tennis Midweek Ladies Comp

Waverley Tennis Mid Week Ladies Tennis competition provides competition tennis in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne for ladies wishing to play during the daytime. We are always looking for new clubs to join our competition or even new players. We can assist in suggesting a club for you to join or we also have an Association Emergency List that assists existing teams and gives variety and options to a player. If you or your Club are interested in knowing more, please read on, or contact our Executive Committee  (phone numbers below).


Life Membership Judy Searl

Judy Searl was recently presented with WDTA Life Membership, following her nomination by President and Secretary of the Midweek Ladies' Division committee.

Judy has been on the WDTA MWL committee since 2012 and has served in an exceptional manner over the 10 years she has been with us.  The year Judy joined the committee she eagerly volunteered to be the Honorary Secretary, which she continued performing for the next 3 years.  After having to step down due to our “3 year policy”, she then happily raised her hand to become our new President for the next 3 years.  Then once again, she volunteered to be our Honorary Secretary for a further 3 year term.  A total of 9 years on executive committee so far.

This year Judy focused her energy on the Gill Quillinan Memorial Charity Event organizing the entries and catering arrangements.  Having done this job for several years prior to COVID, she was very eager and excited to resume this event again. 

Judy is an exceptionally organized person and performed her executive roles in an extremely efficient manner.  She attends every meeting even though she has quite a distance to travel, and we commend her for her enthusiasm.  We look forward to her valued work on committee in the years to come.

We feel she is a most deserving recipient for the honour of becoming a WDTA Life Member.


Gill Quillinan Memorial Charity Event 2022

We were so happy to have such a successful day yesterday at our Gill Quillinan Memorial Charity Event.  It was a full house with lots of tennis, socialising and a lovely lunch.

Thank you to Vermont South Tennis Club for hosting us and all donations and contributions.

We had a record profit for the day and are delighted to be able to make a donation of $1867 to OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION. 

Fast Tennis Winners Ann Landry and Jane Nash
with WDTA MWL President Marg Clark and Charity Event Co-ordinator Judy Searl 

Committee Members Jenny Lomdahl, Nola Williams, Noela Steinfort, Joy Kaias with Flick Nolan. 

Vale Vicki Brain

Vicki Christina Brain
8 February 1945 to 3 September 2022

Vicki was a very keen tennis and later golf player who was a WDTA MWL committee member from 1995 to 1997.  She was also a Whites Lane Tennis Club Commitee member where she played tennis for many years.  Vicki passed away suddenly last week aged 77.  She will be fondly remembered by her many friends for her cheeky smile and her loving nature.

Pool Emergency Players

The new Mid Week Ladies Emergency Pool list is now available for Season 2 2022.

Don't have a team this season?  Any NEW Pool Emergencies are most welcome
(all sections needed).  

Contact Loreta - 0413 267839 for any Pool related enquiries.

CLICK HERE  to open the Emergency Pool list 


Players Wanted

Section 4 team Lum Reserve based in Wheelers Hill are looking for an extra team member for next season. 
If interested, please contact Ann Coster 0418 560961 

Annual General Meeting 2022

The 42nd Annual General Meeting for the WDTA - Midweek Ladies' Division was held on Thursday, 16 June.  A big thank you to Vermont South Tennis Club for hosting our AGM.
Click here for Minutes of the AGM

There were two changes made to the ByLaws:-

  • emergency players MUST only play in positions 3 or 4 (with the exception of Section1)
  • home teams to supply all four new balls for a final

Full copy of the current ByLaws can be found below.


MidWeek Ladies ByLaws

Please click here to download a printable version of the current WDTA Midweek ladies ByLaws.


Important Dates

Season 2 - 2022  commencement date Thursday, 14 July 2022

  • 8 September      Annual Charity Event
  • 22 September    School Holidays - No Tennis
  • 29 September    School Holidays - No Tennis
  • 3 November       Oaks Day - No Tennis
  • 17 November      Semi Finals
  • 24 November     Preliminary Finals
  • 1 December        Grand Finals
  • 8 December       Spare (if required)

Grand Final Season 1 - 2022

Unfortunately, due to the weather, Sections 2 and 6 were unable to complete their Grand Finals today. 
Premierships were therefore awarded to the top teams.
 

Section 2 Premiers Pakenham Upper 
 

Section 6 Premiers & Lorraine Clark Perpetual Trophy Recipients
Doveton
 
Section 2 Runners Up Eildon Park
 
Section 6 Runners Up Eildon Park
 

Despite the weather, 4 of the Grand Finals were completed 9 June, 2022. 
Congratulations to the Premiership Teams!

The Section 2 and 6 Grand Finals will be held 16 June at Vermont South Tennis Club.

A special thank you to Vermont South and Legend Park Tennis Clubs for hosting the Grand Finals.

Section 1 Premiers Donvale Blue
 

Section 1 Runners Up Donvale Red
 
Section 3 Premiers Willison Park
 
Section 4 Premiers East Malvern
 
Section 5 Premiers North Balwyn
 
Section 3 Runners Up Wheelers Hill Red
 
Section 4 Runners Up Clarinda
 

Section 5 Runners Up Scoresby
 


Covid Protocol

Whilst there is no official Tennis Victoria directive regarding the choice of hand-shaking or racquet tapping at the end of sets, could we please ask that players personal preferences be respected.

This year WDTA-MWL will NOT be issuing a fine to any team that forfeit due to a reason connected in any way to Covid, for the safety of all players.  
This information MUST be included in the comments box when entering scores/forfeits online.


Line Calls

Please ensure that all players in your team are aware of the following and play accordingly:-

"If any part of the ball touches any outside part of the line, no matter how minimal, the ball is deemed IN.
If you are unsure, all line calls must be to the benefit of the OPPOSITION."


Entering and confirming scores online

Click here for step by step instructions on how to enter your scores.  If you are having trouble please contact Record Secretary via email address listed below.    Scores MUST be in by Friday 8pm.  Thank you.


How to print your Fixture page

Fixtures are now available online - no longer available as a Handbook.  You can print your own fixtures via this website as follows:

  1. Click on FIXTURES link (in the blue banner above)  
  2. Select a Competition (Thursday AM from the drop down box)  
  3. Select a Section 
  4. Select a Team    
  5. Then click on the "download PDF" link (just underneath the Select a Section box).    
  6. Then simply PRINT or SAVE.

Note that all Team Captains and their Contact phone numbers are now included under the details for each team  (any errors please let us know).


Competition Features:

Waverley Mid Week Ladies Tennis currently offers:
  • Home and Away daytime Thursday Competition
  • 2 Seasons per Calendar Year (Feb to June  /  July to Dec)
  • Starting time 9.30 am (can vary)
  • 2 Courts per match  
  • 4 ladies per team - change partners each set
  • 6 double sets per match - no rubbers
  • Sets are first to 8 - tiebreak at 7 all
  • Emergency Pool Players available  (see note below)
  • Semi-Finals, Preliminary-Finals & Grand Finals - no umpires required in any finals games
  • Home venues for Semi & Preliminary Finals - with Grand Finals at courts designated by Committee.
  • Online scoring system
  • A mid-year tournament - all levels most welcome - The Annual Gill Quillinan Memorial Charity Event. Proceeds from this tournament are donated to Ovarian Cancer Research.

Clubs & Court Locations

Please click here to download a printable version of the WDTA Midweek ladies Participating Clubs & Court Locations - current as at November 2021.


Mid-Week Ladies Emergency Pool Players

Our Competition permits the use of Emergency Pool Players.  This saves the need for teams to forfeit (with the associated fine).

Emergency Pool Players:

  • must belong to a club affiliated with Tennis Victoria.
  • are permitted to play for any club as many times as necessary in their personal grade or above at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
  • may still play for their own club as an emergency.
  • must be recorded on the Emergency Pool List by contacting the Record Secretary prior to playing at wdtaladies@gmail.com

Pool Availability List Season 2/2022

Special Pool Emergency Rules applicable for Finals:

All Pool Emergencies (with the exception of Section 7) are not permitted to play in their personal grade during Finals (irrespective of how many matches they have played in that grade).  They are only permitted to play above their personal grade in Finals.  A request MUST be made to Record Secretary prior to using ANY Pool Emergencies in Finals.

Don't have a team for next season?  We would love to hear from any NEW players wishing to be placed in the Emergency Pool. 
All Grades are welcome!  Please contact Joy Kaias 0413 399038


WDTA Midweek Ladies Committee 2022/23


Premiership History


History of the Lorraine Clark Memorial Perpetual Trophy

The Lorraine Clark Memorial Perpetual Trophy is awarded to the winner of the lowest section in the WDTA Mid-week Ladies competition each season.  It is an encouragement award, commenced in her honour in 2001.

Lorraine Clark was on the founding committee for the Mid-week Ladies Competition and became the inaugural President.  WDTA Ladies commenced with 14 participating Clubs and she served as President for 6 years and remained on the general committee until 1991 when she was awarded Life Membership.  It is pleasing to note that our Mid-week ladies competition has expanded over the years, and currently has 37  Clubs participating. Lorraine attended the Gill Quillan tournament in July 2014 but sadly passed away in December 2014.


Questions and Answers

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