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UTP Rankings 2016

The initial UTP Rankings for 2016 are now available from the rankings page. These include points for David Lloyd Belfast Indoors, the Winter Regional, Provincial and National Matchplays and the National Indoors tournaments. 

Please note the operation of the ranking system for this season in terms of eligible tournaments and points allocations. Details can be found here.

 

Peter Bothwell ATP Doubles Ranking

Ulster Player Peter Bothwell moves up 202 places to a new ATP Careers Doubles High of 835 following win with partner Lloyd Glasspool at a Futures Event in Tunisia.

   

Young Senior World Team Championships Irish Team 2016

Congratulations to the following Ulster players who have been selected to represent Ireland in the ITF World Senior Team Championships in Croatia in May 2016:

  • Ashley McVeigh
  • Kathy Cunningham
  • Mark Magrath
  • Stuart McQuitty

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REVIEW Email Alert - Please do not open and delete from your Inbox

We have been made aware that some people may have received an email from UBTI this morning marked 'REVIEW'.

This email was not sent by UBTI and please delete this immediately and do not download the information.

Many thanks and if you have any queries please contact the Ulster Tennis Office on 02890 383808.

   

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.  

   

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