Greater Brisbane Junior Tennis Association Inc.

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GBJT - Flood Update

We trust everyone is safe and recovering from this difficult weather event!

Unfortunately there will be no GBJT tennis fixtures played this Saturday, 5th March, as we have received advice from both the Queensland Tennis Centre and the University  of Queensland Tennis Centre, that they have suffered some significant water damage to their courts and facilities and that both centres are not available this weekend. 

We hope to update everyone soon, as to when it will be safe for GBJT to commence our tennis fixture season. 

Take care everyone,, Peter, Peta and Eira. 

GBJT - Week 1 26 February

Dear Players and Parents, due to the current weather and for the safety of all, we have canceled todays tennis fixtures at QTC and UQ. An email update will be sent out next week and looking forward to a dry Saturday. Take care Peter, Peta, Eira and Anique. 

Season 1, 2022 GBJT Fixtures

GBJT Season 1, 2022 Junior Tennis Fixtures will commence on Saturday 26 February at UQ and the QTC and look forward to welcoming all our new players and welcoming back our returning players   The team draws and instructions were emailed out Monday 21 February - if you have not received yours, please let us know.  We wish everyone and enjoyable season and if you have any questions or concerns, please let the GBJT centre supervisors (Peter, Peta, Eira or Anique) know.

GBJT Grading Day - Season 1, 2022

Grading Day for new players will be held at the Queensland Tennis Centre (QTC) on Sunday 13 February 2022 from 3pm to 5pm. 

Season 1, 2022 GBJT Tennis Fixtures

On-Line Nominations are now open for both returning and new players for Season 1, 2022 GBJT Tennis Fixtures. 

Finals Day GBJT Season 2, 2021

A fine but windy day greeted us for Finals Day of Season 2, 2021 at the Queensland Tennis Centre (QTC) Tennyson.  It was a pleasure to enjoy great tennis in the spirit of Sporstmanship and Enjoyment.  A credit to all our players, parents and supporters - its what makes GBJT such a special tennis club!  We congratulate all our players on an enjoyable season and rewarding to see how much everyone has improved!  It was great to see how much everyone enjoyed the Family BBQ during the afternoon! We held our presentation of trophies and awards at the end of the day and our team results and award winners for the season are set in the table below.

GBJT Season 2, 2021
 WinnerRunner-UpBest of the RestSportsmanship AwardMost Improved Player Award
Pennant Division 1SupernovasMeteorsCometsLeon Beck WrightRichard Toh
Pennant Division 2KestralsCondorsEaglesBrian LaiEthan Pham
Pennant Division 3SapphiresEmeraldsTopazVirat Krishna KumarFarras Indrasumunar
Level 1 GoldTyphoonsTornadosHurricanesFlynn AtherstoneKate Armstrong
Level 1 GreenLeopardsPanthersJaguarsJames HuynhZachary Dimmick
Level 2/3 Mixed BlueWallabiesKoalasBilbiesBrayden StewartJack Shanahan
Level 2/3 Mixed RedSaabsMercedesPorschesIsaac FreemanRuby Burton
Level 4 MixedTerriersBeaglesBoxersLuella Hogan-SmithErnest Reeve


We also want to thank our sponsors and supporters for the season - Head Sporting Products, Tennis Queensland, Queensland Tennis Centre (QTC), Australian Catering Services (ACS) and Saint Lucy Cafe for the support they provide with our prizes and awards.  Much appreciated by all.

The GBJT raffle was drawn at the end of the presentation and our winners are set out below - first prize included the Ash Barty / John Millman signed and framed GBJT Club Shirt!

First Prize - The Mika Family

Second Prize - The Campbell Family

Third Prize - The Pearl Family

We wish everyone an enjoyable Christmas and New Year and hope to see many of you for Season 1, 2022!!

 

GBJT Finals Day - Season 2 2021

The GBJT Finals will be played this Saturday, 13th November, with all GBJT teams playing at the Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson.  Play will start at the earlier time of 1:00 pm for mostteams.  GBJT have booked the courts from 12:30 pm so players can come early to warm up.  Players starting at 1:00 pm are asked to arrive by 12:50 pm so that play can start on time.

The Presentation of Awards and Trophies will start about 4:30 pm.  The list of the award winners for the Sportsmanship and Most Improved Player Awards, will be sent out later in the week.  Players on bye from the teams in the Finals are invited to attend the presentation to collect their trophies.

GBJT will hold a free BBQ for players and their families, starting about 2:00 pm.  The  COVID-safe BBQ will be provided by the QTC café.  Players not playing on Finals’ Day are invited along to watch the matches and share the BBQ.

The GBJT Finals’ Day Raffle will be drawn after the Presentation of trophies and awards.  The prizes include a framed shirt, signed by Ash Barty and John Millman, Head Tennis Racquet, Head products, and vouchers for hire of Pat Rafter Arena, QTC Pro-shop and St Lucy Cafe at the UQ Tennis Centre.  Tickets can be bought on Saturday afternoon or via email this week. 

We wish all teams the very best of luck for Finals’ Day!

GBJT Season 2 - Finals Day

A reminder that most of the matches on Finals Day at the Queensland Tennis Centre (QTC), 13th November, will start at the earlier time of 1:00 pm.  A list of those matches and times will be sent out early next week.

GBJT Club Members Raffle

Raffle:  GBJT will be selling tickets tomorrow and next Saturday for the Finals Day Raffle, which has prizes including a framed shirt signed by Ash Barty and John Millman, a Head tennis racquet, vouchers for the court hire of Pat Rafter Arena, the QTC Pro-shop and St Lucy Cafe at UQ and a variety of Head products. The raffle will be drawn after the Presentation of Trophies at the QTC, on Finals Day, 13th November.  The money raised goes towards the Finals Day BBQ.

GBJT Season 2 Semi-Finals

We trust that all the teams are organised for the Semi-finals matches tomorrow.  A reminder that all teams will be playing on Semi-finals day at the usual time and the usual venue.  Good luck to all our players and teams. 

2021 Singles Tournament

A perfect Spring day greeted our nearly 60 players for the 2021 Annual Club Singles Tournament held at the University of Queensland.

Well done to all our players for some wonderful tennis, sportsmanship and enjoyment which was watched by many supporters.  Congratulations to our winners and runners-up on the day.

GBJT Annual Club Singles Tournament
EventWinnerRunner-up
Pennant RedRichard TohLeon Beck
Pennant BlueAshley KaniAlex Ko
Level 1 BoysHarrison O'Connor-WrightZachary Dimmick
Level 1 GirlsEmilia ScottIsla Slatter
Level 2/3 BoysSatvik SwarnaLeo Bridgeford 
Level 2/3 GirlsKatie McAllisterGabriela Mika
Level 4 BoysZander SchmidtKaden Boxall
Level 4 GirlsCharis ChanRosie Zaicek

2021 GBJT Singles Tournament

The 2021 Annual GBJT Club Singles Tournament will be held on Sunday 17 October at the University of Queensland. 

Season 2, 2021 Grading Day

Season 2, 2021 Grading Day for new players will be held at the Queensland Tennis Centre (QTC) from 3pm to 5pm. 

Season 2, 2021 Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for Season 2, 2021 for GBJT Tennis Fixtures for new and returning players.

GBJT Finals Presentation and Raffle

Congratulations to our Season 1, 2021 Sportsmanship and Most Improved Player awards which were presented to our players as set out in the table below - a credit to each of you for your efforts throughout the season. 

Following the presentation of team trophies and awards, we conducted the raffle and our winners on the day were:

1st Prize - Adendorff Family.

2nd Prize - Pearl Family.

3rd Prize - Tinthu Lee.

We wish everyone an enjoyable break and look forward to welcoming many of you back for Seson 2, 2021!

Sportsmanship and Most Improved Awards
 SportsmanshipMost Improved Player
Pennant Division 1Kaleb KuanLeon Wright
Pennant Division 2Alice GreenanLara Fauster
Pennant Division 3Angus RyallAlhan Ali
Level 1 GoldBecky TelferWilliam Robertson
Level 1 GreenTin-Mar KyawMitchell McCarthy
Level 2/3 MixedAddisyn MartinBenjamin Liu
Level 4 MixedDana BlanksbyKaden Boxall

GBJT Finals Day - Season 1 2021

Saturday 12 June was a beautiful day to welcome our GBJT Players and Supporters to the GBJT Finals Day for Season 1, 2021 at the Queensland Tennis Centre (QTC) at Tennyson!  The sportsmanship, enjoyment and some very close matches on the day were a credit to all our players and what each of you have achieved throughout the season.  The results for the season are set out in the table below - well done to all.

A big thank you to our sponsors including Head Sporting Products, Tennis Queensland, Queensland Tennis Centre, Australian Caterering Services and Saint Lucy Cafe for our familyt BBQ, awards, and raffle prizes. 

GBJT Season 1, 2021
 WinnerRunner-UpBest of the Rest
Pennant Division 1GalaxiesPlanetsSupernovas
Pennant Division 2KitesHawksFalcons
Pennant Division 3RubiesTopazDiamonds
Level 1 GoldTyphonsHurricanesCyclones
Level 1 GreenJaguarsPanthersLions
Level 2/3 MixedWombatsEmusKangaroos
Level 4 MixedLabradorsKelpiesTerriers

 

Finals Day Family BBQ, Presentation of Trophies and Awards, and Raffle

On finals day, GBJT provides all players and family members a free BBQ and drinks during the course of the afternoon.  The event is catered by the in-house Australian Catering Services (ACS) who help make this a special event for our people.  Our presentation of trophies and awards will be made between 4 and 430pm (depending on how all the matches are completing on the day) and this will be followed by the drawing of the raffle prizes.

Season 1 2021 Finals Day

The GBJT Season 1 2021 Finals Day will be held at the Queensland Tennis Centre (no matches at UQ) on Saturday 12 June with the early starting time of 1pm.  A list of all matches and times will be emailed out during the week before.  We wish all our players all the best on finals day.

GBJT Semi Finals

We wish all our players an enjoyable semi finals day today, good luck to all the team!

Doubles Tournament

The annual members GBJT doubles tournament was held on Sunday 16 May at the Queensland Tennis Centre (QTC) at Tennyson.  It was a great mornings play with many close matches on the day and we congratulate everyone for their efforts and great sportsmanship.  Our winners and runner-up's on the day were as follows:

2021 GBJT ANNUAL DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
LevelWinnersRunner-Up
Pennant RedSean Ryoo and Tao SparkeIsaac Chus and Christian Ma
Pennant BlueHamish Davidson and Oscar WhiteTiya Krishna Kumar and Xavier Smith
Level 1Zachary Dimmick and Thomas McleishKayson Lack and Mitchell McCarthy
Level 2/3Lachlan Butler and Camille SmithBenjamin Dimmick anf Lillie Eadie
Level 4Ethan Chen and Gordon PearceMatias Jarami and Zander Smidt

 

Calendar

01 Jan
Nominations for Season 1, 2022 Now Open
11 Feb
Nomination for Returning Players Now Due
13 Feb
Grading Day for New Players - Queensland Tennis Centre (QTC) from 3pm to 5pm
13 Feb
Nominations for Season 1, 2022 Now Closed
26 Feb
Season 1, 2022 GBJT Tennis Fixtures Commence - UQ and QTC
15 May
GBJT (members only) Annual Doubles Tournament
04 Jun
GBJT Season 1, 2022 Semi-Finals Day
11 Jun
GBJT Season 1, 2022 Finals Day, Family BBQ and Raffle, Presentation of Trophies and Awards
12 Jun
Nominations for Season 2, 2022 Now Open
23 Jul
Season 2, 2022 Nominations for Returning Players Now Due
24 Jul
Grading Day for for New Players at QTC from 3pm to 5pm
24 Jul
Nominations for Season 2, 2022 Now Closed
06 Aug
Season 2, 2022 GBJT Tennis Fixtures Commence - UQ and QTC
16 Oct
GBJT (members only) Annual Singles Tournament
05 Nov
GBJT Season 2 Semi-Finals Day
12 Nov
Season 2, 2022 GBJT Finals Day, Family BBQ and Raffle, Presentation of Awards and Trophies