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Winter Provincial Matchplays Weekend 2

The draws and schedule for the second weekend of the Provincial matchplays are available from the tournament site.

Please note the following:

  • All events will be run using the Compass (Swiss) or round robin formats. You should have 3 or 4 matches regardless of whether you win or lose them. If you lose your first match you are NOT out of the event!
  • Check the day and time of your match carefully - matches are shown for Friday and Saturday. You may have two matches in the same day. The schedule for Sunday's matches will be published on Saturday
  • Each age group will be played indoors at a particular venue, either Belfast Indoor Tennis Arena (Ozone), Belfast Boat Club or David Lloyd Belfast. Saturday's matches will be played at Belfast Boat Club rather than the Ozone. The location of each match is displayed against it - please make sure you go to the correct venue!
  • Please arrrive in good time for each match
  • All matches will be best of three sets starting at 2-2 in the first two sets with a championship tie-break in place of a third set
  • Warm-ups wil be strictly limited to 5 minutes.

Dress Code

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DRESS CODE FOR PLAYERS IN THE MATCHPLAYS:

Recognised tennis attire and appropriate shoes must be worn.  Tracksuit bottoms, leggings and ball shorts without skirts ARE NOT permitted.  

Access to Venues

Please note the following for the matchplays:

As these matchplays are run indoors this provides very limited space for watching and spectators may interrupt players concentration. Therefore we have decided in the interest of fairness:

  • in the case of David Lloyd's indoor facility those not playing a match will be asked to stay in the cafe area behind the glass frontage
  • in the case of the Ozone centre, if the viewing area is not available, those not playing a match will be asked to wait in the upstairs function room when available (Sunday 29th November). On Friday 27th November the function room will not be available and parents are advised either to wait in reception or drop their child off and collect them when finished. Players not playing a match will be able to wait in the area leading to the entrance to the courts if the viewing area is not available.
  • In the case of Belfast Boat Club, those not playing a match will be asked to stay outside the bubble.

Only officials, UBTI coaches and members of the UBTI Junior Development Committee will be permitted in the corridor leading to the courts at the Ozone, courtside at David Lloyd's indoor facility, and in the bubble at Belfast Boat Club. We assure you the children will be supervised at all times within the indoor venues.

 

 

 

 

 

As these match plays are run indoors in bubbles this provides limited space for watching and spectators may interrupt players concentration.

Therefore we have decided in the interest of fairness not to allow any spectators inside the bubbles during the match plays and in the case of David Lloyds indoor facility all spectators will be asked to stay in the coffee shop area behind the glass frontage.

Only members and officials from the UBTI Junior Development Committee will be permitted inside the bubbles or courtside at David Lloyds indoor facility

Club House facilities are available at Hilden Tennis Club which is a few minutes by car from Wallace Park which does not have clubhouse facilities

We assure you the children will be supervised at all times within the bubble and at David Lloyd's indoor facility

   

Belfast Boat Club Player Liz Thompson's Charity Challenges

Belfast Boat Club Tennis Player Liz Thompson's skidiving and other extreme challenges for Cancer Charity was recently highlighted in the Belfast Telegraph.

Congratulations Liz on your charity fundraising endeavours!

To read the full article click here

   

Winter Provincial Matchplays Weekend 1 Results

The final results from the first weekend of Winter Provincial Matchplays are available from the tournament site.

Well done to all those who took part and good luck to those who qualified for the National Matchplays.

   

Veterans Registration

If you want to be considered for selection you can now register on the Ulster Tennis Website here

   

Belfast Regional Development Squads - Places still available

Local School Nominations from Teachers for Belfast Regional Development Squads

Further to the Belfast City Council grant of £1k to develop 3 UBTI Regional Development Squads in Belfast at Cavehill Tennis Club (Under 10's), Belfast Boat Club (Under 14's) and CIYMS (Under 18's), please be advised that a number of places are still available in each squad and nominations are welcomed from teachers in Belfast Schools.  

Please can you ask any teachers in Belfast Schools who may be interested in nominating pupils to contact Lauren Smythe at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 for a nomination form to apply by 12pm on Monday  23rd November 2015.  Please note that pupils nominated must be under age on 1st September 2015.  

   

Mark Pollock "Run the Dark" Wednesday 11th November

Mark Pollock was the guest speaker on Sunday 25th October in front of  the Ulster Tennis Performance Academy members, siblings and parents.

To view Stuart's review of the speech CLICK HERE

Now it is time to give back. Mark's Run In The Dark is on Wednesday 11th November and I want ALL of us to do it. No excuses.  It costs around £20 per person and funds the robotic legs and research Mark is doing. Mark gets a large sum for the talks he delivers all over the world but he wouldn't accept a penny for his talk to us.

 

So sign up today with your family or friends and lets all wear a tennis t-shirt and show our support for this great man and cause. I am the MC at the event and I will also commentate and give everyone a shout out as you run/walk/crawl by. 

 

Do it now. Belfast - Run in the Dark   www.runinthedark.org

Stuart

   

ITF World Championships 2015- Mark Magrath Report

ITF World Championships 2015- Mark Magrath Report I was honoured to have been chosen to represent Ireland in the Young Seniors Team World Championships, where 35 countries in three age groups got the chance to compete in Antalya, Turkey. I was looking forward to going and playing Tennis for my country, however the experience exceeded all expectations. The Alibey resort where the event was held, was fantastic. It was situated on the coast, having 55 clay courts and everything else we could need from Restaurants, Turkish Baths, gymnasium, physio, pools, shops and the inevitable ‘Irish Bar’. It was an absolutely superb venue to play tennis. Having so many clay courts on site meant that all the teams played at the same venue, which allowed us the opportunity to watch other teams play, as well as supporting Ireland. This really added to the overall atmosphere of the event. The standard of Tennis played by team members from all countries was extremely high and I believe the Irish team did themselves proud. It was really enjoyable to play against Tennis players from different countries and backgrounds and to represent my country in a team environment. All the members of the Irish team made me feel very welcome, particularly as it was the first time I had met some of them. There was a great team atmosphere throughout the entire Championships. It was fantastic to experience international matches and despite being a bit nervous in my first match and serving three double faults, my performance improved as the week went on, losing a tight singles against Russia, winning a singles match against Bulgaria and ending the week in a 3.5 hour marathon loss to Canada. My body has just about recovered! I can safely say I now have the bug. The whole event gave me a real buzz and I can’t wait to represent Ireland again.

   

Belfast City Council Support for Sport Individual Grants Applications 2015

Belfast City Council Support for Sport Individual Grants Applications are now Open.

Applications are made by Ulster Branch Tennis Ireland.

If you think you fit the criteria below please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with full information about the applicant before 30th November 2015 in order that the application can be completed by Ulster Tennis and submitted to Belfast City Council Central Grants Unit.

Full guidance notes can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

pdfBCC_Guidance_Notes_11_S4S_Individual_Support.pdf

Eligibility  Applications must be made by governing bodies on the behalf of the athlete.

 Athletes must:

(1)Be residents of a Belfast city Council area or represent a sports club which is based in Belfast.

(2) Currently be on Governing Body Elite/High Performance Squads or equivalent in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Sport.

 Athletes must not: 

(1) Be in receipt of Sport Northern Ireland’s Athlete Investment Programme (AIP) funding or hold an award from the Mary Peter’s Trust.

(2) Be in receipt of funding from another Local Authority

Eligible project costs

(1)Personal out of pocket expenses arising from travel to the rest of the UK or abroad to train

(2) Participation in governing body approved competitions outside Northern Ireland.

(3) Sports Science/Sports Medical/Physiotherapy/Sports Psychology Support on the listed training/competition trips

Ineligible project costs

We will not give funding for the following project costs:

(1) Insurance Costs (except reasonable and necessary travel insurance).

(2) Membership / licensing costs

(3)Day-to-day living costs

(4)Equipment

(5) Salaries

 

 

   

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