|Point of Contact||Contact Name||Phone Number/s|
|Interdistrict Convenor||Mark Thompson||0403 773 659
There are more than 17 Sydney Metropolitan Associations which compete annually for the Interdistrict tennis competition. This event is hosted by the NSW Hardcourt Tennis Association, who formed in 1924. The original and premier event in this series is the Blackwell Cup for Open Men, and this event was originally contested in 1921.
ISLTA has a proud tradition in representative tennis; and has won more Interdistrict titles than any other association. Our association (ISLTA) co-ordinates an Interdistrict team comprised of veteran, senior and junior tennis players. The name “Illawarra Tennis” is engraved on the George McKerihan Shield (as the champion association) 33 times since 1947.
The current format for the Interdistrict series is that most categories play a 6 week home and away series followed by a two week finals series, and this has generally been played in the period July to September. There are a large number of events available for competition, and each event often has a number of divisions/levels to cater for players of varying standard from good to elite standard competing by age. A summary of the events are;
(1) Junior Tennis. Boys and girls team in ages 16U, 14U, and 12U.
(2) Senior Tennis. Mens and womens open teams.
(3) Veteran Tennis. Many categories of veterans teams for men and women over the age 35 and 50.
There is often a player rotation so your kids don’t have to play every week; if you prefer not to play all weeks, please let your team manager know this so he can arrange the roster of players. While we will invite some players to trial, it's important for you to nominate to play so that we can add you to our contact list for updates. Nominations are generally needed quite early each year (late February/March) leading to selection trials and later a teams day (for shirt presentation, photos and a BBQ) , so please check website, Facebook, or ask your coach for details.