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Winter Regional Matchplays

Page Last Updated: Wednesday 17th October 2017

Entries are open for the Winter 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. All age groups apply to the 2018 season, so you must be under the specified age limit on 31st December 2017
  5. 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
  6. There will be a charge of £6 for regional events which is payable when entering
  7. As before some players will be exempt from playing regionals based on their ranking in particular age groups in 2017 - 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

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

The matchplays are part of the 2018 tournament season, and age groups are based on eligibility for the year 2018. Players must be under the specified age on 31st December 2017. 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 2006, 2007*
Under 14                      2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Under 16 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Under 18 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

*Players born in 2008 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 list of players exempt from playing regional matchplays in each age group will be published shortly.

MATCHPLAY DATES

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   Sunday 5th November  10:00 am  Donaghadee
Under 12 Girls          Sunday 29th October  10:00 am  Bangor Tennis Club
Under 14 Boys  Sunday 29th October  10:00 am  Bangor Tennis Club
Under 14 Girls  Sunday 5th November  10:00 am  Donaghadee
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Sunday 29th October               10:00 am         Bangor Tennis Club
Under 18 Boys and Girls                      Sunday 5th November  10:00 am  Royal Belfast

North East Region

AGE GROUP                                       DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls  Saturday 21st October    1:00pm  Ballycastle
Under 14 Boys and Girls          Saturday 21st October  10:30 am  ATT
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Saturday 21st October  12:30 am      ATT                   
Under 18 Boys and Girls             Saturday 11th November         10:00am             Ballycastle

Western Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls          Sunday 29th October  10:00 am
 Omagh
Under 14 Boys and Girls  Saturday 28th October  3:00 pm  Enniskillen
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Friday 27th October   6:00 pm
 Enniskillen
Under 18 Boys and Girls                   Saturday 28th October               11:00 am            
 Irvinestown        

 

Southern Region

AGE GROUP  DATE  TIME  VENUE
Under 12 Boys and Girls          Friday 10th November  6:00 pm  Downshire          
Under 14 Boys and Girls  Sunday 5th November  10:00 am  Portadown
Under 16 Boys and Girls  Sunday 5th November    10:00 am  Portadown              
Under 18 Boys and Girls                Friday 10th November            6:00pm            Downshire

Dates for other regions/age groups will be published as soon as they are available.

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 5th NOVEMBER 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

 

 

UTP Masters Superset

The UTP Masters Superset event will take place on SUNDAY 17th 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  Downshire Hillsborough
 Under 12 Girls  Belfast Boat Club
 Under 14 Boys and Girls  Bangor
 Under 16 Boys and Girls  Belfast Boat Club
 Under 18 Boys and 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. 

.NOTES

PLAYERS MUST COMPLETE ALL MATCHES TO ACHIEVE A FINISHING POSITION.
All matches are one set with a tie-break at 5 games all.
For age groups with more than 6 players, the two group winners will play off in the final (no semi-finals)

Further rules can be found here 

 

 

 

 

   

Ulster Junior Hardcourt Championships @ Windsor starts Sunday

There will be NO PLAY in the Ulster Junior Hardcourt Championships tomorrow Saturday 10th August. Play will start on Sunday morning. The schedule for Sunday will be published later on Friday.

   

Mary Peters Trust Funding October 2017

The Mary Peters Trust Applications are now open online.
There is a section on the application relating to the governing body and once you have completed your section the application is then sent to Ulster Tennis to complete.
Please complete the online application before Friday 8th September to allow Ulster Tennis to review and complete the Governing Body section before the closing date the following week.
To apply click here

 

Please see below the UBTI Criteria applied to applications

 

docUBTI_Criteria_for_MPT_Applications.doc

   

Bangor Monday Schedule

The schedule of matches for MONDAY 14th August in the Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors Junior Championships 2017 can be found here.

Note that the tournament software website will be offline on Monday for essential maintenanace by the software supplier so it may not be possible to access the tournament site for the Bangor tournament.

   

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