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2022 Tournament Calendar (Updated)

Posted by on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : National 

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National Deaf & Hard of Hearing Development Camp

Posted by Stephen Swann on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, In : National 

Tennis Australia are running a National Deaf & Hard of Hearing Development Camp on 8-9th December in Melbourne.

This will be an opportunity for players from across the country to learn new skills, access great coaching, and meet new friends.

The camp will include both on-court and off-court activities.

Where: National Tennis Centre (Level 2), Entrance D, Olympic Boulevard, Richmond VIC 3001
When: Saturday 8 December, Sunday 9 December 2018
Age: 18 and under

Minimum eligibility to participate: Playe...

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Australian Deaf Games Update

Posted by on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : National 
Hope to see some of you at the ADG next week! Note that social entries are available - basically just rock up at 8am on any day, with your racquet! 

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Australian Deaf Games Tennis - November Update

Posted by on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, In : National 
Hi Folks,

We have a few updates to the Tennis program for the ADG in January 2018 to share.

On Sunday the 21st there will now be a social tennis event, from 10am to noon - this low cost event is open to absolutely everyone, not just those planning to play the main ADG tennis event. This will be hosted by Deaf Tennis Australia, and will be promoted separately closer to the date. This promises to be a fun and sociable way for us to kick off the Australian Deaf Games!

During the week, from Monday t...
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Kids Tennis Clinics during the Australian Deaf Games

Posted by on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, In : National 
Parents/kids visiting Albury-Wodonga during the Australian Deaf Games, who would be interested in playing some tennis during the Australian Deaf Games, are invited to register their interest via email to

Suggested age range for participants is 8-18, options could include Hot Shots (especially for the younger kids or complete beginners), a come-n-try session, or possibly a more substantial clinic run through each morning through the week. Coaching services will be de...
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Australian Deaf Games - Tennis Sports Fee

Posted by on Friday, September 29, 2017, In : National 
The sports fee for tennis is $62, and includes all events (i.e. Singles/Doubles/Mixed). Which is fantastic value for 3-4 days of tennis, if you ask us!

The online registration system may show a higher value during the registration process, but this should be automatically corrected at the final stage.


Stephen Swann (ADG Tennis Convener)
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Australian Deaf Games - September Update

Posted by on Sunday, September 24, 2017, In : National 

Hi Folks,

If you are interested in playing tennis at the 2018 Australian Deaf Games in Albury-Wodonga, now’s a perfect time to sign up!

The Games run from the 20th-27th January and tennis will be in the (hopefully cool!) mornings from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th (with Thursday 25th in reserve in case of bad weather).

To register, go to

See you on court!

Stephen Swann
ADG Tennis Convener

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Australian Deaf Games (Jan 2018): April Update

Posted by on Monday, April 17, 2017, In : National 
Hi Folks,

Save a few dollars with an early bird entry! Info/entries at

Tennis will be played in the mornings from Sunday through until Wednesday - enjoy your sport during the cool part of the day, then you're free to enjoy the other sports and social events of the ADG, check out Albury/Wodonga, or just relax! 

Our round robin format with playoffs for final placing allows for everyone to find their standard. This format pretty much guarantees a fun and social event...
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Australian Deaf Games - January 2018

Posted by on Sunday, December 11, 2016, In : National 
Joint us for tennis at the next Australian Deaf Games, in Albury Wodonga, in January 2018!

We're planning to the play the tennis in the mornings, with a round-robin format followed by playoffs for final placings. All entrants will be accepted - and the best performing players from each state will earn points for their state.

This promises to be a sociable and enjoyable event. For now, just save the date, and check back in for more information and entries early in the new year.
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DTA Annual General Meeting - An Invitation

Posted by on Saturday, March 19, 2016, In : National 
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...

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Report on Tennis at the Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide

Posted by on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : National 

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 Piga...

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Australian Deaf Games - November Update

Posted by on Saturday, November 21, 2015, In : National 
Hi Tennis Pros,
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 - 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-2p...
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John's Tennis Journey Nets Him A Bronze Medal

Posted by on Saturday, November 21, 2015, In : National 

<Article with photos also at:>

After two years of waiting since 2013 Bulgaria Deaflympics, flying down to Melbourne for team training camps plus juggling two jobs and training on top, we were finally off to Nottingham for the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships!

Fast forward 21 hours on a plane and a 45 minute car ride, I arrived in Nottingham. Having been to non-English speaking countries on the last 4 international deaf te...

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Australian Deaf Games (Adelaide January 2016)

Posted by on Saturday, November 21, 2015, In : National 
Reminder - get your entries in.
More info:

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Aussies Bring Home Bronze from Tennis Worlds

Posted by on Saturday, November 21, 2015, In : National 

In mid-July the Australian Men’s Deaf Tennis team embarked on their trip to the 1st World Deaf Tennis Championships in Nottingham, England, to take on the world’s best from twenty one countries. Arriving four days early enabled the boys to recover from the long flight and adapt to the tournament’s hardcourt surface, official balls and the typically fickle English weather which ranged from sunny warm days to chilly overcast conditions.

After several days solid training under the gui...

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2016 Australian Deaf Games - Early Bird Rego

Posted by on Thursday, June 18, 2015, In : National 

The Games Organising Committee of the XVII Australian Deaf Games, Adelaide 2016 is excited to announce we have decided to extend the early bird registration due date from 30 April 2015 to 30 June 2015!!

Until 30 June 2015, prices are $155 for adults, $130 for concession and $110 for youth (aged between 13-17). For families, the price is $420 for two adults and two youths and $265 for one adult and two youths. Children aged 12 and under are free. 

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Interested in International Deaf Tennis Competition?

Posted by on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : National 

There are two major events on the International Deaf Tennis Calendar for 2015, being the World Deaf Tennis Championships and the Asia Pacific Deaf Games.  If you're interested in competing please indicate your interest ASAP using the expression of interest form, available here.

If your game's not quite at that level, stay tuned for state/national events, and the Australian Deaf Games in January 2016! 

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2014 National Deaf Tennis Champs - Brisbane, June 14th & 15th

Posted by on Sunday, March 2, 2014, In : National 

Join us for the 2014 championships, a weekend of tennis and social activities! Open
to all ages and standards. All players are guaranteed at least 2 matches per event.
Excellent spectator facilities. Finals day on Sunday along with a social
mixed/handicapped doubles event for all non finalists.

Summary details:
June 14th & 15th at the
Queensland Tennis Centre
190 King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson 4105
ENTRIES CLOSE: Singles & Doubles: Monday June 2nd

Full details: Click here for a flyer
Entry form: Click h...
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Deaf Kids on Court at the Australian Open

Posted by on Sunday, March 2, 2014, In : National 

During the recent Australian Open, 17 deaf and hard of hearing kids from Victoria had the opportunity to experience this by walking onto Hisense Arena for the Hot Shots Kids on Court clinic.  Click here for more.

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DTA Membership Applications/Renewals

Posted by on Monday, October 14, 2013, In : National 
Click here to join/renew your membership ($15 per year).  

If you're participating in an event that includes DTA membership, on the payments page indicate "Pay at the event".
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Fundraiser for Glen

Posted by on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, In : National 
Many thanks to Bundoora Tennis Club, for giving club member Glen Flindell a hand in his preparations for the Bulgaria Deaflympics by holding a fun and tremendously productive fundraising day alongside their club champs.  A turnout of over 100 people is testament to a fabulous community spirit, and the enthusiasm and generosity of Bundoora club members and friends towards one of our Deaflympic representatives is hugely appreciated.  

Click here for some video highlights.
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Final Deaflympic Preparations

Posted by Stephen Swann on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, In : National 
The Australian Mens Deaf Tennis Team will soon be off to Bulgaria to compete at the 22nd Deaflympics. They've been training hard with three training camps held over the last eight months on the new European claycourts at Melbourne Park under the guidance of expert coach Dan Norris. DTA wishes to thank Tennis Australia for making this possible and for providing playing uniforms to our team of four players who will be managed by David Brady.
If you're interested in supporting the team by way of...
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News article - Lui's bound for Bulgaria

Posted by on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, In : National 
A great article on John's preparations for the Bulgaria Deaflypics, in Sydney's North Shore Times: click to view
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National Champs - Report

Posted by on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, In : National 
Last weekend saw Australia’s deaf tennis community converge on Adelaide for the 2013 National Deaf Tennis Championships and to celebrate the 80th anniversary of deaf tennis in Australia. Click here for a full report.

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National Champs - Call for Volunteers!

Posted by Stephen Swann on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, In : National 
Entries have started to come in for the champs, keep them coming! 
We're also recruiting for some volunteers - click here to go to the job ad (the positions are being advertised through
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2013 National Champs - April 13/14th

Posted by on Sunday, February 3, 2013, In : National 

This years event will be in Adelaide,  more info here.

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Flindell wins Newcombe Award

Posted by on Saturday, February 2, 2013, In : National 
Congratulations to Glen Flindell on being awarded the Newcombe Award for his category: "Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability".   Good to see our President being recognised for his efforts as a player, and a great boost for the profile of deaf tennis and deaf awareness in general!

More info:
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Membership / Event Rego system back online

Posted by on Saturday, September 29, 2012, In : National 
Please proceed with your membership applications and event entries!  Thanks for your patience.
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Membership / Event Rego system currently offline

Posted by on Thursday, September 27, 2012, In : National 

The provider of our system, Active NETWORK is currently working towards fixing the problem, we hope to have the system up and running again within 24 hours.  Apologies for any inconvenience, we know you are all eager to pay your 2012-2013 membership and enter the forthcoming events!

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2012-2013 Memberships are now due

Posted by on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, In : National 
Your DTA memberships are now due.  We have a new online membership system - and everyone will need to fill in a membership application to set themselves up on the system, and should do so before attempting to register for other events such as the NSW or VIC state champs. 

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Online registration system - opening soon

Posted by on Thursday, September 20, 2012, In : National 
Hi Folks,
Our new online registration system for membership and event entries will be available very soon (definitely by the end of September) - stay tuned.  In the meantime, if you would like to confirm your intention to enter an event, contact the event organiser directly, or send us an email to, and we will be sure to hold your place,
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Deaflympics 2013: Sofia, Bulgaria

Posted by on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, In : National 
To be considered for selection to represent Australia in Tennis at the 2013 Deaflympics, you need to fill in the Expression of Interest form, available here, and send to Deaf Sport Australia. Due date is September 28th.

To find out more about what's involved with Tennis at the Deaflympics, please contact us at

It's an exciting opportunity, and we're aiming to field our strongest team ever. Note that this Expression of Interest is for athletes, and also for supporti...
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Boost for Deaf Junior Sport

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : National 
Great to see tennis being featured at the recent launch of the 2012 Active Deaf Kids Program at the ACT Netball Centre in Canberra, and a good boost to deaf sport in general to boot.  For a full report go to:
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Gold and Silver at Asia Pacific Deaf Games

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : National 
Congratulations to Glen Flindell and John Lui on a fine performance in the Mens Singles and Doubles.  For a full report go to  Thanks also to those who made the trip to Korea to don the green and gold and support our tennis players in action!
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Report - DTA AGM

Posted by on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : National 
At the Australian Deaf Games in Geelong, we held our AGM.  We are pleased to announce new DTA board as follows:
  • President - Glen Flindell
  • Vice President - John Lui
  • Treasurer - Michael Kan
  • Secretary - Stephen Swann
  • NSW Rep - Joshua Sealy
  • SA Rep - David Edwards
  • QLD Rep (Brisbane) - Julie Lyons
  • QLD Rep (Mooloolaba) - Jamie Zafir
  • VIC Rep - Stephen Swann

Several positions remain vacant (reps for TAS, NT, WA), and all state subcommittes have vacancies. So if you would like to see more ...

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Report: 2012 Aust Deaf Games

Posted by on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : National 

Tennis at the 2012 Australian Deaf Games involved 3 intense day of tennis on the blue Plexicushion courts at the Geelong Tennis Club.  All competitors displayed admirable fortitude and competitive spirit, battling the 30+ degree weather, high winds and each other.  With the new competition format every match counted towards both individual and team standings, which made for some close battles for players of all standards.

The Edith Bryan Cup (Women’s team event) was a closely fought event, d...
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NSW & Vic Champs - Enter now

Posted by on Sunday, September 25, 2011, In : National 

Details for NSW and Vic champs are finalised, both will be held starting Oct 23rd, so get your entries in now.  For more details & online entry go to

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Australian Deaf Games - Register now!

Posted by on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : National 
Folks, preparations for the 2012 Australian Deaf Games in Geelong, January 14th-21st, are well under way.  Tennis will be at the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club, and it promises to be a week full of tennis and other fun things!  Our aim is to play the tennis in the mornings & finish up early afternoon, so everyone is free to enjoy all that the ADG and Geelong have to offer!  There will be plenty of tennis for all standards of play, and everyone will get the opportunity to earn team points for their ...
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2011 Australian Deaf Tennis Championships Report

Posted by on Monday, July 4, 2011, In : National 
In early April, deaf tennis players from all around Australia gathered in Canberra for our national championships. We had a mix of old and new faces, and it was a particular pleasure for us to welcome Japanese international representative Ayami Sato, who is currently living in Sydney, and her high standard of play was always going to be a big challenge for the Aussie women! This is the first time in many years that we've had a national championships separate from the Australian Deaf Games, an...
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Australian Deaf Games - Early Bird

Posted by on Sunday, May 29, 2011, In : National 

Come and play tennis at the Australian Deaf Games in January 2012!  The tennis event promises to be a fantastic week with lots of tennis at the Geelong Tennis Club (in Victoria), and plenty of time to enjoy the other sports and activities that are part of the ADG.  The event will cater to all ages and standards of play from beginner through to the serious competition player.  Register now for the early bird entry fee.  Any queries email
Click here for info & to reg...

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Entertainment Books

Posted by Admin on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, In : National 
Buy yourself an Entertainment Book, help yourselves save some money, and help raise some funds for DTA all at the same time!

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2011 National Champs - Canberra April 9th & 10th (&11th)

Posted by Admin on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : National 

The 2011 national champs will be held in Canberra.  Enjoy a weekend of tennis, meet other deaf tennis players, stay at the Australian Institute of Sport, and possibly use the weekend as an opportunity to put your hand up for selection for international events.  For the first time we are offering junior events at the national level - so it is an exciting opportunity for the juniors t...

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2013 Deaflympics (Bulgaria)