Glenelg District Tennis Association

December 7, 2023 by gdta

Next GDTA Meeting

Annual General Meeting– 7:30pm

Monday 27th May 2024
Venue: Peake Gardens-Riverside TC

May 31, 2023 by gdta

GDTA Executive 2023-2024


President                                  Roger Davey                       Seacliff Tennis Club
Vice President                         Gordon Armstrong             Dover Square Tennis Club
Treasurer                                  Malcolm House                  Peake Gardens-Riverside Tennis Club
Secretary                                  Valda Davey

Junior Coordination                Robyn Kenny, Malcolm House (tournament, I/A)
& other co-opted members

League Manager Administrator & Scores Recorder   Darryl Rowe

GDTA members on
GWTC match committee         Roger Davey, Robyn Kenny, Darryl Rowe (in LM Admin role)

Committee Members
Mark Flynn                           Warradale Park Tennis Club
Robyn Kenny                        Ascot Park -Vermont Tennis Club
Carol Conley                         Morphettville Park Tennis Club

All the above-mentioned nominees were elected unopposed by members present.
The Association is also able to co-opt members to assist with administrative tasks
as they arise eg gradings, checking qualifications. 

November 11, 2022 by gdta

Weather implications

Weather is covered by Match Rule No.7. For a rain cancellation to be called, it would have to be “extreme”.  It will be up to teams at each venue to decide on any postponement or cancellation of play due to rain which would include close thunder and lightning. For hot weather, see post below.

February 1, 2021 by gdta

Hot weather

As per Match Rules, all Saturday matches will be cancelled if the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)  Adelaide maximum temperature forecast at 6am on Saturday is 37 degrees or higher. Cancellation notices will be published on this site.

December 1, 2020 by gdta

Extreme Weather – 2021

GDTA/GWTC is required to adhere to Tennis Australia’s Extreme Weather Policy, which took effect on the 25th November 2019.
GDTA has drafted an interim operational process for playing in extreme weather conditions which should be followed for the remainder of the season.

  • If BOM website at 6am indicates that the expected temperature for the day is 37° or higher, all GDTA/GWTC run matches, both junior and seniors are cancelled.
  • If matches are in progress and the temperature is thought to have risen to 38° or above (36° for juniors), a venue coordinator, club or team captain/manager is responsible to access this website: , and to read the ambient temperature [AT] at West Terrace. If:-

1) that temperature shows 36° or higher junior and wheel chair matches are suspended until conditions ease and agreement is reached to continue or to abandon the match.

2) that temperature shows 38° or higher, senior matches are suspended until conditions ease and agreement is reached to continue or to abandon the match.

  • In the case of thunderstorms and lightning, players should move away from the court and seek shelter when the time between a lightning flash and thunder is less than 30 seconds. Play can resume when the threat has passed, eg when the time between lightning flash and thunder is greater than 30 seconds.
  • Where there are strong winds or smoky conditions etc which present unacceptable risks to players, common sense should prevail and play be suspended until conditions ease and agreement is reached to continue or to abandon the match.