TNT Scores.

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1. Turning up late. Don’t worry about the opposition. They’re relaxed and getting a good warm-up while your partner is getting worn out. And when you do turn up, don’t bother asking for a warm-up. We’re ready to start!

2a. Ball toss. If the ball isn’t where it’s meant to be, then don’t hit it. Even if you need to throw it up three times. A bad ball toss will only lead to a bad serve (most of the time.) If you need practice throwing the ball, then take up juggling. I’m serious. Use tennis balls, and not machetes or burning torches.

2b. The double fault. Thank you to all the people who have donated so many double faults to me over the years. A big cheerio to all of you! You know who you are.

3. Hitting the ball too hard. Any idiot can hit the ball hard. Often placement wins over power. Only use power when you know you can control it. A big backswing sometimes frightens the possums.

4. Not paying your fees. It’s unfair that you should have party pies if you haven’t paid for them (emergencies excluded).

5. The wrong shoes. If you don’t have herringbone soles then you might as well have ice skates.

6. Jelly beans – anyone caught stealing my jelly beans will have his hands cut off.

7. Looking where you are about to serve. I can see where you’re looking. Sometimes I can also hear you talk to your partner where you are about to serve. I have known this for years. Oops, I should have kept this to myself!

8a. Continually serving to the opponent’s forehand. I don’t know why you would serve to someone’s strength. This applies to 90% of right handers.

8b. Running around your backhand to hit a forehand. It only makes me want to hit to your backhand even more. Plus, the only way you can improve your backhand is by hitting more of them.

9. Letting the ball bounce on a smash. Unless the lob is deliberately high, most of the time, you should be hitting the ball on the full. The trick is to take a shorter swing and place the ball rather than smashing it hard.

10. Playing with the strings that came with your racket. The factory nylon strings that came with your racket are good for only one thing and it has nothing to do with tennis.



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Teams are allocated points as follows:  

  • 1 point for each set won plus 2 points to the winning team
  • 4 points to each team if a draw
  • 4 points to each team if a washout occurs
  • 1 point for each set won plus 0.5 points for each set washed out in a partial washout, if a team has reached an unassailable lead they receive 2 points otherwise 1 point to each team

INJURED PLAYERS – injured during play


  • • Team Score – actual set scores counted up to and including the injury set, and then 0-6 for forfeited sets.
  • • Individual Scores (all players including injured player) – actual set scores counted up to and including the injury set, but non-played/forfeited sets are not counted in any Individual Scores.




If a player does not show and has not provided a substitute, the Team Score/Ladder is effected but not Individual Scores.


Teams play the sets that they can and sets and games are counted with the no-show player being counted as 0-6 for his sets.  This total goes towards the Team Score but only sets actually played are counted towards Individual Scores. 




If a player from a bye side fills in at his normal level in another team, his score [and his opponent's score] is counted towards Individual Scores.


If someone plays at a higher level, his Individual Score [and his opponent's score] is only counted if he wins 2 or more sets.


If someone plays at a lower level than his normal ranking and does not win 2 or more sets, then his and his opponents scores are counted. If he does win, then individual scores and his opponent's score are NOT counted.




All players must be marked off on team sheets and be ready to commence at 7.30 pm sharp.


If a team does not have one pair ready to commence play at 7.30 pm sharp then the team loses 3 points.


If the match is not started because of incompatible pairs then both teams suffer 2 point penalty.


Any team without four players by 8.00 pm will suffer a further 2 point penalty unless prior advice has been received or extenuating circumstances prevail.  



Ordinarily there is a semi and grand final to decide the winners for the season.


Should there be a washout on Semi-Final evening and there is  an available 'washout' evening then the match is postponed to the next week. If there is no available 'washout' evening, then teams finishing 1 and 2 on the ladder play off in the grand final.


Should there be a washout on Grand Final evening, then the winner is chosen from the grand final teams who were scheduled to play, with the higher ranked team on the ladder being the winner.


Should there be a draw in either the semi or grandfinal the winner will be decided by a 7 point Golden Tie Break between the players ranked 1 and 2.



At the end of each calendar year, we present the perpetual Noel Cope Good Bloke award dedicated to the founder of TNT - refer HISTORY.


This trophy is awarded to the person who best embodies our Esprit de Corps of sportsmanship, loyalty, commitment, reliability and camaraderie – a person who not only contributes to the competition but can pour oil over troubled waters and is generally considered a good bloke.  



Travis Philp





1. James Giannellis, Brad Piner, Glen Collins replacing Fred Bernard, Alan Hunt



Best individual performances for each relative position and percentage of wins were:

1. Paul Luke 65%, 2. Lachlan Peters 66%, 3. Fred Bernard 70%, 4. Miles Piner 67%




1.  Michael De George, Chris Longton, Jason Gillies (filling in for Peter Collins),  Peter Vlant



Best individual performances for each relative position and percentage of wins were:

1. Michael De George 62%, 2. Vic Vujicic 80%, 3. Chad Twentyman 79%, 4. Matt Kennedy 78%.




1. Stephen Vieweger, Mark Emerson, David Gibbs, John Kende



Best individual performances for each relative position and percentage of wins were:

1. Stephen Vieweger 81%, 2. Mark Emerson 70%, 3. David Gibbs 62%, 4. John Kende 67%.


Refer HISTORY for results to previous years.