Greater Brisbane Junior Tennis Association Inc.

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GBJT Annual Doubles Tournament (members)

The Annual GBJT Doubles Tournament (members only) will be held on Sunday 16 May at the Queensland Tennis Centre.  Starting time is 8am and normally finished by 12 noon.  Entrie close 12 May.  

Finals Day Family BBQ, Awards and Raffle

Our family BBQ and the presentation of the trophies, awards and drawing of the raffle was held on finals day and enjoyed by everyone!  A special thank you to our sponsors and supporters who help us through out the season:

  1. Australian Catering Services - delivered our COVIDSafe Famility BBQ on finals day - exceptional and enjoyed by all.
  2. Head Sporting Products - raffle and awards prizes.
  3. QTC and Tennis Queensland - raffle and awards prizes.
  4. Saint Lucy Cafe - raffle prizes.

Our raffle winners on the day were as follows:

1st Prize - The Pearl Family (framed GBJT shirt signed by Ash Barty and John Millman, head sporting products).

2nd Prize - The Ma Family (head tennis racquet, sporting products and Saint Lucy gift voucher).

3rd Prize - The Reynolds Family (head sporting products and Saint Luch gift voucher).

 

We wish everyone all the best for Christmas and New Year and looking forward to welcoming many of you back in Season 1, 2021!!

GBJT Season 2, 2020 Finals Day

GBJT Finals Day was held on Saturday November 14 on a warm day at the QTC Tennyson and we are so pleased to have been able to complete a full season of GBJT tennis and thank our players and parents for helping us achieve this in challenging times.  We all enjoyed a great finals day with many close matches to determine the results for the season and we congratulate all our players for how much they have all improved during the season, their sportsmanship and just the enjoyment of playing tennis.

We wish everyone an enjoyable Christmas and New Year and look forward to welcoming many of you back for Season 1, 2021!!

The final results are set out in the table below.

GBJT Season 2, 2020 Finals Results
 WinnerRunner-UpBest of the RestSportsmanshipMost Improved
Pennant Division 1PlanetsCometsGalaxiesSakun WakwellaPeter Ullman
Pennant Division 2CondorsKestrelsKitesVivian TohHunter Reynolds
Pennant Division 3SapphiresEmeraldsRubiesHenry LambleyBede House
Level 1 MixedTigersPanthersLeopardsJamie-Lee BeazleyThomas Mcleish
Level 2/3 Mixed BlueLexusPorschesSaabsRachael TelferRisinu Rajapaksa
Level 2/3 Mixed RedWallabiesEmusKoalasJack ShanahanKayson Lack
Level 4 Mixed BlueTerriersLabradorsBeaglesAugustus SepulcriLillie Eadie
Level 4 Mixed RedTopspinsVolleysAcesMarinos VasilopoulosBraydon Stewart

 

 

GBJT Finals Day

The GBJT Finals will be played this Saturday, 14th November with all GBJT teams playing at the Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson.  Play will start at the earlier time of 1:00 pm.  The matches to be played are detailed in the emails sent through. 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.  Players on bye from the teams in the Finals are invited to attend the presentation to collect their trophies.
 
Remaining COVID-Safe: For Finals’ Day, GBJT will operate under the QTC and our own COVID-Safe Outdoor Sport Plan.  We remind all our players and parents – do not attend if feeling unwell or displaying COVID symptoms, please ensure social distancing is maintained and use hand sanitiser on a regular basis.  All spectators must record their attendance in the GBJT Attendance book. Please remember to bring your own chairs.
 
 
GBJT will hold a free BBQ for players and their families, starting about 2:00 pm.  This year, a COVID-safe BBQ will be provided by the QTC café.
 
The GBJT Finals’ Day Raffle will be drawn after the Presentation.  The prizes include a framed shirt signed by Ash Barty and John Millman, a Head Tennis Racquet, Head products, and vouchers for 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 the Finals!

GBJT Club Raffle

Each season, GBJT holds a raffle which is drawn on Finals’ Day.  GBJT will be selling tickets today and next Saturday for the Finals’ Day Raffle, with prizes including a framed shirt, signed by Ash Barty and John Millman, a Head tennis racquet,  racquet bags, vouchers for 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 the 14th November.

GBJT Semi-Finals and Finals

We trust that all teams are organised for the Semi-finals matches today at QTC and UQ. A reminder that all teams will be playing on Semi-finals day at the usual time and the usual venue.  A parent from each team is required for the supervision of the matches. 

A reminder that most of the matches on Finals Day, 14th  November will start at the earlier time of 1:00pm.  A list of those matches and times will be sent out early next week.
 
We wish all teams the very best of luck for the matches today!

GBJT Annual Club Singles Tournament

A warm spring day greeted our GBJT players and parents for the Annual Singles Tournament with over 50 players competing. 

The quality of tennis on show was on display across all levels as was the sportsmanship - a credit to all our players. Congratulations to everyone who played and for our parents and helpers on the day. 

The results for the day are set out below. 

GBJT Annual Club Singles Tournament
 WinnerRunner-Up
Pennant RedOliver HumphreyRichard Toh
Pennant BlueCashy LuoOnri O’Malley-Kremer
Level 1 BoysXavier SmithOliver Hoogervorst
Level 1 GirlsTiya Krishna KumarJessica Cronin
Level 2/3 BoysVirat Krishna KumarZachary Dimmick
Level 2/3 GirlsAlexandra TockovaGrace McGuire
Level 4 BoysAugustus SepulcriBenjamin Dimmick
Level 4 GirlsCamille SmithAimee Wigan

 

GBJT Annual Singles Tournament

The Annual GBJT Singles Tournament will be held on Sunday morning, 18th October at the UQ Tennis Centre, St Lucia and will run from 8:00 am - 12 noon.  This tournament is only open to 2020 GBJT team members and the players will play sets of singles against other players in their level, in a round robin competition, with trophies for the Winners and Runners-up for each level. 

This is a great opportunity for GBJT players to play some more tennis and develop their tennis skills in a friendly competition. 

The following 8 events will be played:

Pennant Red (for players from Pennant Division 1 and 2),  
Pennant Blue (for players from Pennant Division 2 and 3), 
Level 1 Boys,  Level 2/3 Boys,  Level 4 Boys
Level 1 Girls,  Level 2/3 Girls,   Level 4 Girls.

The nomination form for the Singles Tournament will be available at tennis on Saturday.  Entries for the tournament will close this Monday, 12th October.  The cost is $20 per player.

GBJT Fixtures - Season 2, 2020

Dear Players and Parents

The GBJT fixtures will resume this Saturday, 10th October at QTC and UQ.  We trust that all teams are organised and that parents have checked the Parent Roster. If anyone needs the team draw sheet sent out again, please let us know.

With our return to GBJT fixtures today, a reminder we are operating under a COVIDSAFE Plan for outdoor sports and Regulations Still Apply:  In the interest of our members and the broader community, it is of great importance that all players and parents/carers continue to follow the COVID-safe instructions (before, during and after) at our tennis fixtures.  These include:
 
1.    Only 1 Parent (carer) allowed to accompany each player (all attendees' details must be recorded for tracing purposes).
2.    Only Players and the appointed Parent-on-Roster are allowed on the court (all others must sit outside – please bring a chair).
3.    Social distancing and good hygiene (sanitiser will be available) must be applied at all times.
 
We wish all players a great match on Saturday.

Kind regards Peter and Peta

GBJT - Week 2 (Important COVID-19 Instructions)

Dear Players and Parents

GBJT fixtures will continue today as planned as we operate under a COVIDSafe Plan at both the QTC and UQ venues.  Given the new restrictions announced by the Government and coming into force today, we remind everyone of the following:

1. Please read and follow the COVIDSafe instructions attached to the emails sent out. 
2. Do not attend the centre / GBJT if a player or parent/carer is unwell.
3. Only 1 Parent (carer) allowed to accompany each player (all attendees' details must be recorded for tracing purposes) – players can be dropped off and collected at start/finish times.
4. Only Players and the appointed Parent-on-Roster are allowed on the court (all others must sit outside – please bring a chair    as the centre will not provide one).
5. Social distancing (1.5m) and good hygiene (sanitiser will be available) must be applied at all times.
6. Players should tap racquets and not shake hands.

The health and safety of our players, parents and the wider community remains our highest priority.  All the best for a great afternoon of tennis.

Kind regards, Peter, Peta and Eira

Season 2

It was great to recommence GBJT tennis fixtures yesterday at QTC and UQ and see so many happy children back playing tennis again!  A big thank you to everyone for playing your part with following the required COVID guidelines and social distancing requirements.  Looking forward to seeing you in two weeks time again and in particular welcoming our players who were on bye yesterday. 

Season 2, 2020

Dear Players and Parents, looking forward to welcoming everyone to GBJT fixtures this afternoon at UQ (145 for 2pm start) and QTC (215 for 230 start).  Please remember to follow the COVIDSafe instructions. Kind regards Peter, Peta, Eira and Anique

Season 2 - IMPORTANT NOTICE – COVID19:

In the interest of our members and the broader community, it is of great importance that all players and parents (carers) follow the instructions (before, during and after) our tennis fixtures as emailed out to each family  

This includes:
1.    Only 1 Parent (carer) allowed to accompany each player (all attendees' details must be recorded for tracing purposes).
2.    Only Players and the appointed Parent-on-Roster are allowed on the court (all others must sit outside – please bring a chair as the centre will not provide one).
3.    Social distancing and good hygiene (sanitiser will be available) must be applied at all times.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to week 1 of GBJT fixtures on Saturday 8 August. 

Season 2, 2020 Fixtures to Commence

GBJT Season 2, 2020 tennis fixtures will recommence on Saturday 8 August at UQ (2pm to 5pm) and QTC (230pm to 530pm).  Team draws and instructions will be emailed out to Players and Parents on Monday 3 August!  We look forward to welcoming everyone to GBJT junior fixtures.

GBJT Fixtures to Recommence

GBJT tennis fixtures will recommence (subject to Government approval) for Season 2 on Saturday 8 August 2020.  Grading day for new players will be held on Sunday 26 July, 2020 from 3pm to 5pm at the Queensland Tennis Centre.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back to GBJT tennis fixtures. 

GBJT Fixtures

Dear Players and Parents

In the interests of our players, parents and the broader community, GBJT will suspend our weekly junior fixture program for the next two Saturdays (21/03 and 28/03) which takes us up to school holidays!

This decision is not made lightly and is based on many factors including the advice received to date from Tennis Australia and Tennis Queensland, decisions made by other tennis and major sporting groups (GPS and CaSSSA school sports, cricket, netball, football, rugby, etc) in Queensland and across Australia, as well as the ongoing Governmental advice to the community.

Part of this advice is the Governments recommendations on social distancing and hygiene in helping slow the spread of this event which is important and we all have a role to play in helping support the interests of the good health and wellbeing of not only our tennis community but our community as a whole. 

As you will appreciate, this is a complex and daily changing situation and we believe our decision is in line with community expectations.  We will continue to update on a regular basis as matters develop and further guidance is provided to sporting groups such as ours.

Kind regards, Peter and Peta

GBJT Annual General Meeting

The AGM for GBJT will be held at 3.30pm on Saturday 21 March at UQ Tennis Centre.  Anyone wishing to attend is welcome.

GBJT Tennis Fixtures Cancelled - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following a directive issued by Tennis Australia late last night, GBJT as a Member Association will follow this advice and therefore GBJT Tennis Fixtures will be cancelled today.  We apologise for any inconvience this may cause but ensuring the wellbeing of our tennis and broader community is of great importance to GBJT and the tennis community as a whole.  We will update everyone in the coming week about our fixture program.

Statement from Tennis Australia and its Member Associations - All Tennis operated events, competitions and tournaments postponed until further notice.

Effective immediately Tennis Australia and its Member Associations are postponing all Tennis operated events, competitions and tournaments until further notice.

Tennis has made the decision to take further precautions in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our community.

Our goal is to avoid bringing crowds together in order to help contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimise the inevitable strain on our healthcare system.

This decision is based on expert medical advice and is in line with the recommendations of the global tennis community.

We realise this may cause inconvenience in the short-term however, our objective is ensuring our community remains healthy and strong.

We will continue to keep you updated and thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time for all of us.

Season 1 Fixtures Commence

We welcomed our new and returning players on Saturday to round 1 of GBJT fixtures at QTC and UQ. Well done to all and trust you are settling into the fixtures and enjoying your tennis.

GBJT Season 1, 2020

The GBJT Season 1, 2020 fixture teams, draws and information will be emailed out to players and parents on Monday 17/02.  We look forward to welcoming our new and returning players this Saturday 22 February at either UQ 2pm or QTC 230pm. 

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