The Metropolitan Squads will continue into 2014, and invitations will be sent out early in January to participants.
The following squads will be conducted in term 1 of 2014:
1. Elite Boys Squad at Parramatta on a Tuesday night with John Thompson and James O’Brien. A number of “elite” girls will be invited to join this squad.
2. Elite 10 and under and 12 and under girls and boys squad with Janine Tremelling and Nikita Sayle on a Tuesday night at Parramatta. There will be a playing standard applied to this squad.
3. Advanced Boys East with James O’Brien at Kingsford on a Wednesday Night
4. Advanced Boys West with Adam Lee at Parramatta on a Wednesday night
5. Junior Boys with Adam Lee at Auburn on a Tuesday night
6. Intermediate Mixed Squad (15 and under( on a Monday Night at Leumeah with Jared Zeeman
The 17 Hardcourt Associations subsidise the cost of running the Metropolitan Squads. If you are a member of one of the 17 Associations (Tennis NSW is not a Hardcourt Association) or if you are from Nepean or Hawkesbury or an Association that enters teams in the Interdistrict Competition you will continue to receive the Hardcourt subsidy of $120 per player per term. Your fee per term will then be $220 per term. If you are not a member of one of the Hardcourt Associations you will pay $320 per term.
In previous years squad members have had to commit to play in the Interdistrict Competition. This will no longer be the case. Squad members will be encouraged to play Interdistrict and to take advantage of playing in a teams event in the third school term when there will be no tournaments sanctioned by Tennis NSW in the Metropolitan area.
Because of the number of squads we are organising in 2014, there are likely to be vacancies in some of the squads. If you know of a player that would benefit from training in a Hardcourt squad, could you please ask them to contact the Secretary direct by email or by mobile on 0411 248 178.