BRTA is honoured to accept the generous offer from Waverley Tennis to enter a team in the 2020 ‘Daphne Fancutt Shield’.  This is a first for BRTA in this prestigious annual long running inter- Associations event.  The event honours Daphne Fancutt  – one of Australia’s tennis greats,  having been runner-up in the 1956 Wimbledon Ladies Double Championships.  Her three sons also played at Wimbledon, making the Fancutt family the only one in history in which each member made it to the prestigious tournament.

Son Charlie now coaches, and the next generation of family members is also determined to add to the family’s trophy cabinet.  In 2020 BRTA will be replacing the Fancutt Academy team that usually travels from Brisbane for the event.

DATES & VENUE

Saturday, 18 January, 2020, and Sunday, 19 January, 2020, at the Robinson Reserve Tennis Centre, Waverley Tennis’ home courts in Frawley Road, Doveton (Melway Ref. 91 A10).  

These dates are the weekend preceding the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (20 JAN – 02 FEB 2020).

It is intended that there will be a Sports Trainer in attendance throughout the duration of the Carnival. 

STARTING TIME & FRIDAY PRACTICE SESSION:

Players will be required to arrive at the Robinson Reserve Tennis Centre by 8.00am on the Saturday morning for the Opening Ceremony and then be prepared to play shortly thereafter.  

Practice courts will be available for players on the preceding Friday afternoon (Friday, 17 January, 2020).  If your team wishes to avail itself of the practice courts on the Friday, please advise Waverley Tennis in advance in order that access to the courts can be arranged.

TEAM & COMPETITION FORMAT & AGE GROUPS:

Each team shall consist of ten (10) players; five (5) boys and five (5) girls, the ages being:- 

  • One (1) boy and one (1) girl – 18 years and under 
  • Two (2) boys and two (2) girls – 16 years and under 
  • Two (2) boys and two (2) girls – 14 years and under 
  • The Age Groupings are determined as the ages of the players as at 31 January, 2020. 

Depending on team numbers, the proposed format will be that of a Round Robin, with all teams to play each other during the Carnival in singles and doubles.  The doubles will be mixed doubles.

CATERING:

A full canteen service will be in operation at the Robinson Reserve Tennis Centre throughout the duration of the Carnival.  All participating players, team managers and spectators are encouraged to purchase from the canteen service offered.

Other Details:

BRTA cover the cost of entry fees for the BRTA team.

The team will be selected based on merit from player nominations

To nominate please email Maya Ferguson at m.ferguson01@bigpond.com by Saturday 7th December, 2020

With your nomination please include Date of Birth, full name and BRTA competition grade along with phone and email contact details.

BRTA will provide team uniform for selected team members.