Welcome to the Peter Deacon Spring Tournament 2014, to be held at Cintra Park Concord from 26 - 28 September 2014. The Organising Committee especially welcomes our friends and players from overseas, Victoria, Queensland, WA & the ACT to Sydney. Once again, the tournament is a Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) sanctioned tournament and part of the GLTA WORLD TOUR 2014. Please find following information regarding the tournament to help you with your planning. The draw and schedule for first round Friday night matches is available at the tournament site below.
Tournament dates and times
Friday 26th September 2014: 6.00pm - 11.00pm
Saturday 27th September 2014: 8.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday 28th September 2014: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Main Venue - Cintra Park Tennis Centre, Concord, NSW (see map below)
All matches will be taking place at Cintra Park Concord. We are not using a secondary venue on Friday night. Please familiarise yourself with the location of the venue and transport options. It is your responsibility to arrive at the courts 15 minutes before your scheduled match.
The closest train station is Burwood, about 15 minutes walk to the courts heading north along Burwood Rd, across Parramatta Rd and continuing on until you reach Gipps St, Concord. Turn right and the courts are about 5 minutes along on your left.There are express trains (12 mins) departing from Central Platform 18 – North Shore and Western Line – to Burwood. Check http://www.cityrail.info/ for timetables.
There is a large car park available at the Cintra Park courts, enter from Gipps Street. A word of CAUTION ! The entry and exit to the car park is on a bend in Gipps St, so please take extra care when arriving at and departing the courts. Request to local players who are driving. If you have space in your car please offer a lift to some of our many visitors from inter-state and overseas even if it is only to the nearest train station.
No smoking. No dogs allowed.
The Western Suburbs Tennis Association / Cintra Park Tennis Centre complies with the City of Canada Bay Council’s no smoking policy and the State Government’s Smoke-free Sports Grounds policy. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the grounds. The Association also complies with an order from the City of Canada Bay Council that dogs are not permitted anywhere on the grounds of the Cintra Park Tennis Centre. Dogs are welcome in the adjoining park. Your co-operation with both requests above is appreciated.
Massage service available - Saturday 27 September - midday - 4.00pm
Sandie Bennett is a qualified sports and remedial massage therapist with 10 years experience, she is also a qualified personal trainer and sports trainer with 17 years experience. Sandie has previous experience as a sports therapist at events such as; the Australian Ironman event, Australian Indoor Cricket, NSW Indoor Sports and is also the trainer for Australia's #1 female wheelchair tennis player, Janel Manns.
Prices: 15min = $20
Please see Sandie in the Cintra Clubhouse to discuss your requirements and to book a time.
Complimentray tea and coffee will be available on Saturday and Sunday.
The pro-shop at Cintra sells a range of refreshments and snacks and will be open all weekend.The nearest shops are about a 10 minute walk away on either Parramatta Road(limited) or 15 minutes walk to Burwood Road toward the station.
UPDATED - Player's Party - Saturday 27 September from 1.00pm
We will be celebrating the AFL Grand Final on the big screen at the Cintra Club House on Saturday 27th. There will be a staggered lunch of chicken and salads available from 1.30pm for all players and the footy kicks off at 2.40pm. It’s BYO if you feel like a beer or wine so bring your esky along. It’s state vs state at the MCG and VicTennis vs Tennis Sydney on the courts. Let the games begin.
(We will also be showing the NRL, Easts V Souths on Friday night.)
Ann-Marie, photographer for the Star Observer, will be visiting the tournament on Saturday afternoon. Please let Ann-Marie know if you do not wish to be photographed.
Late arrivals will incur a penalty in accordance with the GLTA rules starting from the moment the match has been announced (and a court is available). Therefore it is your responsibility to arrange transportation, get directions if necessary and leave yourself sufficient time to get to the venue.
The draws, seedings and schedule is available HERE.
Over 150 players are participating in the Tournament. The Organising Committee trust you will have a great time catching up with friends and making new ones.
Good luck to all and have a fun weekend.