Everyone interested in being involved in the organisation of deaf tennis is invited to attend our AGM. A reminder that we have unfilled vacancies on an ongoing basis, and that there are many ongoing opportunities for you to get involved. So if you're interested in helping organise deaf tennis activities in any capacity please get in touch!
Location, Date & Time Sunday 20th March 2016 19:30pm AEST via Skype.
1.Open and Welcome
2.Attendance and Apologies
3.Minutes of the 2014 DTA AGM
4.DTA 2015 Annual Report
5.DTA 2015 Financial Report
6.Election of Board Positions
7.1 Winding up of DTA as an incorporated association (transfer of operations to a subcommittee of Deaf Sports Australia)
Congratulations to all our participants who braved scorching temperatures on the hardcourts of the Peake Gardens Riverside Tennis Club during the 2016 Australian Deaf Games.
Congratulations to Stephen Swann (VIC) who took out the Mens Singles title defeating Cameron Hutchesson (SA) in straight sets and in the Mens Doubles Stephen Swann and Daniel Pigato (VIC) teamed up to defeat the South Australian pair of Cameron Hutchesson and Tony Marchant.
The Allen Mann Award was presented to Daniel Pigato as a new up and coming talent and displaying good sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
Victoria continued their recent dominance to take out the Cohen Cup as the best performing tennis state.
Many thanks go to David Edwards who did a sterling job in running the tournament and looking after the players welfare in the extreme conditions.
Gold – Stephen Swann (VIC) Silver – Cameron Hutchesson (SA) Bronze – Daniel Pigato (VIC)
Gold – S. Swann/D. Pigato Silver – C. Hutchesson/T. Marchant Bronze – D. Edwards/D. Brady
A gentle reminder that the closing date for tennis entries at the 2016 Australian Deaf Games is 1st December 2015 so be sure to get your entries in soon to avoid disappointment. All the necessary information is on the ADG website at http://www.austdeafgames.org.au/home - free public transport has recently been offered to all participants.
The tennis competition is expected to run from Monday 11th January till Thursday 14th January. Matches will be played each day from 9am-2pm so as to allow athletes to go and watch other sports and/or enjoy the social events taking place later in the afternoon and evenings. Thursday 14th January is set aside for the finals with the medal ceremony to follow.
Our event will be held at the Peake Gardens Riverside Tennis Club which is Adelaide's second largest tennis complex and boasts 14 plexicushion tennis courts (same surface as the Australian Open). There will be a canteen operating for the duration of the tennis event.
If you'd like to be considered for selection for the Australian tennis team to attend the 2017 Deaflympics it's strongly recommended you attend the ADG. Hope to see you all there raring to go!