Tennis Victoria

Player of the Year

Groth and winner for website2014 Winners

Tennis Victoria would like to congratulate the 2014 Pennant Players of the Year. One player from each grade of the Men’s and Women’s competitions, Men’s Open Doubles and Men’s Masters 50+ Doubles has been named Pennant Player of the Year (see below for how the award is calculated). The best performing Seniors team from across all grades of the Men’s Masters 50+ Doubles is awarded the Kevin Howard Award.

In recognition of this achievement, players receive an invitation to the 2014 Asia-Pacific Tennis League South East Conference Final at the National Tennis Centre Indoor Courts on Sunday 14 December, where, as VIP guests they will be presented with their award which includes two (2) ground passes to Australian Open 2015. Winners will receive their invitation including further detail in the coming weeks.

Tennis Victoria awards each winner with 2 ground passes to the 2015 Australian Open, as well as an invitation to the 2014 Asia-Pacific Tennis League South East Conference Final at the National Tennis Centre Indoor Courts on Sunday 14 December, where, as VIP guests they will be presented with their award. All winners will receive an invitation with further details on this exciting day.

The 2014 winners and runners up, including the Kevin Howard Award, can be found here.

Again, congratulations to all players on an outstanding individual season!

The Player of the Year is calculated as follows:

Percentage of singles rubbers won x 2 plus percentage of doubles rubbers won.  If two or more players are tied, then percentage of singles sets won x 2 plus percentage of doubles sets won.  If still tied, then percentage of singles games won x 2 plus percentage of doubles games won. The Player of the Year award is based on home and away results only.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Pennant Player of the Year awards, players must meet the following criteria:

Six team sections (15 rounds season)

  • Players with no byes in their section are required to play a minimum of 11 matches during the season.
  • Players with one bye in their section are required to play a minimum of nine matches during the season.
  • Players with two byes in their section are required to play a minimum of seven matches for the season.
  • Players listed on scorecards for a washout count as a match played.

Eight team sections (14 round season)

  • Players with no byes in their section are required to play a minimum of 10 matches during the season.
  • Players with one bye in their section are required to play a minimum of eight matches during the season.
  • Players with two byes in their section are required to play a minimum of six matches for the season.
  • Players listed on scorecards for a washout count as a match played.

New shortened season (lowest men’s and women’s grades, 10 round season)

  • Players with no byes in their section are required to play a minimum of seven matches during the season.
  • Players with one bye in their section are required to play a minimum of five matches during the season.
  • Players with two byes in their section are required to play a minimum of three matches for the season.
  • Players listed on scorecards for a washout count as a match played

Minimum matches during the season are home and away rounds only – finals are not included.

A list of past winners can be found below.