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Spring Regional Matchplays

Entries are open for the Spring Regional Matchplays - please note the following for this year's events:

  1. All entries must be made on-line via the tournament site at the link below
  2. All players must be members of clubs affiliated to Ulster Tennis
  3. All players must have a Tennis Ireland PIN number and enter in when making your entry. Your PIN number is now associated directly with your Tournament Software account. If you do not have a Tournament Software account please click the "Sign Up" link on the https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com site - a PIN will be allocated immediately when you create a new account.
  4. You may enter your own age group or the next highest age group but not two age groups up - for example if you are still Under 14 you may enter the Under 14 or Under 16 matchplays but not the Under 18 matchplays
  5. If you entered the Winter regional matchplays, you must play in the same region in the Spring matchplays
  6. There will be a charge of £6 for regional events which is payable when entering
  7. As last year some players will be exempt from playing regionals based on their current UTP ranking - these players are listed below
  8. If you have any queries about the matchplays please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RULES

The matchplays will be run according to the following rules:

Matchplay Rules 2016-17

The list of clubs in each region is contained in the following:

Matchplay Regions

CLOSING DATES

The closing date for entries for each regional matchplay will be:

 Day of Matchplay  Closing Date and Time
 SUNDAY  Preceding Friday at 23:59
 SATURDAY  Preceding Thursday at 23:59
 FRIDAY  Preceding Wednesday at 23:59 

AGE GROUP ELIGIBILITY

Players must be under the specified age on 31st December 2016. Players may play up one age group but not two. The following table shows each age group and the years of birth which qualify:

Age Group Year of Birth to qualify
Under 12 2005, 2006*
Under 14                       2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Under 16 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Under 18 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

*Players born in 2007 are Under 10 and are not eligible for Under 12 events unless they hold a current Tennis Ireland Passport allowing them to do so. See http://www.tennisireland.ie/players/juniors/player_passport

EXEMPTIONS

The following players are exempt from playing regional matchplays in the age groups specified. If your name is listed here you do not need to enter the regional matchplays if you intend to play in this age group in the Provincial event. If you wish to play in an age group for which you are eligible but not exempt then you must enter the regional matchplay in that age group.

BOYS EVENTS

Under 12 Under 14 Under 16 Under 18
Jonathan Mooney Dylan Leeman Harry Ellesmere Jordan McKeown
David Armstrong Freddy Murray Cian McDonnell Peter Corrie
Jason McMurray Ethan Hance Jack Hudson Bradley Yates
Bradley Coburn                     Johnny McCracken           Peter Galt                     Will Millar                           

GIRLS EVENTS

Under 12 Under 14 Under 16 Under 18
Niamh Campbell Rachel McCrum Mary Parkash Amy Rothwell  
Caoimhe McDonnell Ciara Hill Rachel McCrum   Jessica Leeman
Isabella Connor Amber Young Lily McKane Megan Chambers
Kathryn Gaw Sarah Baker Chrissie Bahrani Victoria Hamilton

MATCHPLAY DATES

Dates for other regions will be published as soon as available.

South East Region

(NOTE: If you are a member of CIYMS or David Lloyd you are in the South Eastern region)

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls          Sunday 26th February  11:00 am  Bangor Tennis Club
Under 14 Boys and Girls  Sunday 19th February  10:00 am  Donaghadee
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Sunday 26th February  11:00 am  Bangor Tennis Club
Under 18 Boys and Girls  Sunday 26th February  10:00 am  Royal Belfast

Southern Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls          Friday 24th February
 7:00 pm  Downshire
Under 14 Boys and Girls  Sunday 26th February      10:00 am      Portadown            
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Sunday 26th February      10:00 am  Portadown 
Under 18 Boys and Girls  Friday 24th February
 7:00 pm  Downshire

North Eastern Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls   Saturday 25th February  10:00 am
 ATT
Under 14 Boys and Girls     Sunday 19th February (*)  10:00 am    Coleraine           
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Sunday 26th February  10:00 am  Ballycastle
Under 18 Boys and Girls  Saturday 25th February  1:00 pm
 ATT

(*) Please note date for the Under 14 age group

Western Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls   Sunday 26th February  10:00 am
 Enniskillen
Under 14 Boys and Girls     Sunday 26th February  2:00 pm    Enniskillen
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Sunday 26th February  10:00 am  Omagh          
Under 18 Boys and Girls  Sunday 26th February  2:00 pm (*)   Irvinestown       

(*) Please note the change in time

Belfast Region

(NOTE: If you are a member of CIYMS or David Lloyd you are in the South Eastern region)

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys  Sunday 26th February
 10:00 am  Belfast Boat Club
Under 12 Girls  Saturday 4th March  5:00 pm  Windsor
Under 14 Boys  Sunday 26th February   11:00 am  Belfast Boat Club
Under 14 Girls  Saturday 4th March  5:00 pm   Windsor
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Sunday 26th February  10:00 am   Belfast Boat Club
Under 18 Boys and Girls  Sunday 26th February  10:00 am  Hawarden

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Click on the tournament entry link below - if you do not have a Tournament Software account then you can create one through the website itself. Having an account will allow you to easily enter your details when entering any tournament which has online entry
  2. Follow the steps to enter the appropriate event - make sure that you have checked the date and time of the actual event for the appropriate region in the tables above
  3. Pay the entry fee of £6 when requested - this can be made using any credit/debit card or via a PayPal account if you have one
  4. PLEASE IGNORE THE DATE OF THE 26th FEBRUARY WHICH WILL APPEAR ON THE TOURNAMENT SOFTWARE ENTRY - THE ACTUAL DATES BEFORE THIS CANNOT BE ADDED TO THE TOURNAMENT SINCE THERE WILL STILL BE PEOPLE ENTERING FOR EVENTS AFTER THESE DATES AND THE SYSTEM WILL NOT ALLOW IT. THE ACTUAL DATES OF THE MATCHPLAYS ARE IN THE TABLES ABOVE.
  5. Submit your entry
  6. You will receive an email confirmation of entry to the email address which is associated with your entry.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE REGIONAL MATCHPLAYS

 

Spring Provinicial Matchplays

The dates for the Spring Provincial matchplays are displayed below. The matchplays will be run at outdoor venues which will be confirmed shortly.

Please note the following:

  1. All entries MUST be made on-line using the Tournament Software website for the matchplays. When you enter you will receive an automated email response confirming your entry has been received so you can be certain that you are entered. If you have qualified in first or second place from your regional matchplay or were exempt from them you must enter online by the entry closing date. Entries will be not be accepted by email or phone or any other method. The list of exempt players for each age group can be found here.
  2. If you qualified or were exempt from a regional matchplay and are not available for the Provincial matchplays, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it immediately so that a place can be offered to someone else.
  3. There will be an entry fee of £12 per player to cover the cost of facilities and tennis balls. This fee must be paid using a credit or debit card when submitting the online entry.
  4. The matchplays will run over two weekends - each age group will play on one of the weekends only. Details of which age groups will play when are below. All matches will be scheduled with a starting time.
  5. There will be a maximum of 16 players in each age group. This will give each player up to 4 matches in the event.
  6. If there are a smaller number of entries for a particular age group it may not be required to run over all days of the weekend.
  7. National Matchplays are scheduled for the weekend of Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April.

MATCHPLAY DATES

 Age Group  Date
 Under 12 Boys and Girls  Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 
 Under 14 Boys and Girls  Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 
 Under 16 Boys and Girls  Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March
 Under 18 Boys and Girls  Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March

 Notes:

  1. Matches on Saturdays will not be scheduled in the morning
  2. If there are a smaller number of players in a particular age group, players may not be required to play on all of the days
  3. Venues may change due to unforseen circumstances.

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Click on the appropriate tournament entry link below - if you do not have a Tournament Software account then you can create one through the website itself. Having an account will allow you to easily enter your details when entering any tournament which has online entry
  2. Follow the steps to enter the appropriate event - make sure that you have checked the date and time of the actual event in the tables above
  3. Pay the entry fee when requested - this can be made using any credit card or via a PayPal account if you have one
  4. Submit your entry
  5. You will receive an email confirmation of entry to the email address which is associated with your entry. 
  6. Please DO NOT enter the Provincial matchplays unless you have qualified from or were exempt from a regional event in the particular age group.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER PROVINCIAL MATCHPLAYS - UNDER 12 AND 14

CLICK HERE TO ENTER PROVINCIAL MATCHPLAYS - UNDER 16 AND 18

   

UTP Rankings 2017

The initial UTP Rankings for 2017 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.

   

UTP Masters Superset

The UTP Masters Superset event will take place on SUNDAY 18th September - details on the tournament site.

Players to register at 9:45am at each venue.

VENUES

Each age group will be played at a specific venue:

 Age Group  Venue
 Under 12 Boys  Belfast Boat Club 
 Under 12 Girls   Bangor
 Under 14 Boys  Downshire Hillsborough
 Under 14 Girls  Belfast Boat Club
 Under 16 Boys  Belfast Boat Club
 Under 18 Boys   Bangor
 Under 18 Girls           Belfast Boat Club

 

 PLAYER DRESS CODE

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

   

Sainsburys Schools Games 2016

The 2016 School Games, a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes took place at Loughborough University from 1-4 September 2016

1,600 athletes from across the UK competed in 12 sports, seven of which include disability disciplines, at the four-day spectacular which is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust

see video on You Tube

Ulster Tennis was represented at the event by Nathan McCabe and Ross Gourley with Coach/Manager Ivor Jess MBE 

 

Sainsburys Games Adam Boyle NI schools games technical coach  Nathan McCabe player  Ivor Jess Team Managercoach  and Ross Gourley player

Pictured L-R.  Adam Boyle NI schools games technical coach,  Nathan McCabe player,  Ivor Jess Team Manager/coach MBE  and Ross Gourley player,  following the players being presented with bronze medals for finishing third in the doubles competition,  The Scottish Pairing Ruairi Logan and Leo McCleod took the Silver and Welsh pair Ben Johnston-Rolfe and Clayton White won the Gold

They were successful in achieving a Bronze Medal in the Boys Doubles Competition. In the Singles Competition Ross finished in 4th position with Nathan in 6th.

Congratulations to Ross and Nathan for their success at the Games.

Sainsburys Games Ross Gourley Ivor Jess MBE  Nathan McCabe September 2016

 

Sainsburys Games 2016

 

Sainsburys Games Doubles Medal Winners September 2016

Doubles Medal Winners Sainsburys Schools games 2016

Medal Winners Sainsburys Games September 2016

All the Tennis Medal Winners September 2016 Sainsburys Schools Games

 

   

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