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CONTENTS PRESIDENT

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HONOUR ROLL

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ADMINISTRATION Appointments

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General Manager Report

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Regions

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PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT Club Grants

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Coach Education

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Disabilities

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Indigenous Tennis Program

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Player Registration

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Regional Development Officers

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Technical Field Officer

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Tennis in Schools

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Travel

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Women in Tennis

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT State Coach Report

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Squads

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Tennis NT Strategic Intent It is the intent of Tennis NT to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to be involved with the sport of tennis throughout our regions. This will form the core of our thinking in terms of physical and organisational access.

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CONTENTS SPONSORS

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MARKETING & EVENTS Annual Workshop

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July Junior Circuit inc. ITF Junior Circuit

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Marketing

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Intra-Territory Travel Subsidy

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Officials

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NT League

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NT Open Championships

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NT Open Champions

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Presentation Dinner

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Senior Points Circuit

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MILO Tennis Over Australia

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Statement by the Board

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Independent Audit Report

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Balance Sheet

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Income & Expenditure

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Financial Notes

37 Tennis NT Values Tennis NT believes that its business activities need to:

 Be open and transparent  Provide unbiased opportunity to its affiliates to access resources  Provide equal opportunity to its affiliates to participate in activities sanctioned by Tennis NT  Foster the development of staff and affiliates  Foster collaboration and partnership  Build trust  Demonstrate progressive leadership

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PRESIDENT I take pleasure in presenting to you the 25th Annual Report and financial statements of the Northern Territory Tennis Council Inc. trading as Tennis NT, for the period January – December 2004. As the 2001 – 2004 Tennis NT Strategic Plan expires it is an opportunity to present five major successes that summarise the collective achievements of the Northern Territory tennis community over this exciting and challenging period.  From a base of one qualified Referee residing in the Northern Territory in 2000, we have facilitated training and development opportunities that has realised in 2004: two ITF White Badge Referees; eight Level 1 Referees and 31 Court Supervisors. One of our referees who played a primary role in this remarkable achievement is Ross Connolly (White badge) who has presented numerous Court Supervisor courses in a voluntary capacity. Wayne Spencer, Tennis Australia Chief of Officials has also supported this program from its inception.  In conjunction with TCA - NT we have provided an Advanced Coach course for four participants; facilitated access for three participants to a distance education Advanced Coach course with TCA Queensland plus provided Development Courses that have attracted 30 participants. TCA - NT gained national recognition of the standard of coaching in the NT with Pat Coburn being awarded the Tennis Coaches Australia National Advanced Coaches Award of Excellence. Pat was also the recipient of the NT Sports Awards Coach of the Year for 2004.  The tennis community gained support from the Northern Territory Government for a new tennis facility in Darwin and support from the Alice Springs Town Council for redevelopment of the facility in Alice Springs.  Our juniors are consistently appearing in the semis and finals of interstate national points events.  Emergence of talent through our indigenous programs and the ability of Tennis NT to support an individual’s development pathway. The efforts of Tennis NT in introducing tennis into remote indigenous communities of the Northern Territory in collaboration with Kids Tennis Foundation, the Katherine Tennis Club and the Red Centre Tennis Academy bore fruit with the establishment of Borroloola formally affiliating with Tennis NT. Tennis NT also acknowledges the support of the Northern Territory Departments of Employment, Education and Training and Sport and Recreation for their commitment to and support for, our programs. I would like to personally acknowledge the efforts of the Northern Territory tennis community who demonstrate a wealth of goodwill, enthusiasm and commitment to our sport giving freely of their time and support. It is equally important to thank our staff for their efforts in creating an environment that encourages ongoing innovation. The extra effort and hours worked do not go unnoticed. Late in 2004 we are witness to and important participants in, significant change that will guide the future development and growth of our sport at the National, State and Territory levels. It is imperative that Tennis NT maintains its focus of striving to demonstrate outcomes relevant for both the Northern Territory and national direction. To this end my commitment as President will be to secure the immediate future of Tennis NT, that is to maintain its current level of resource and at the same time to explore and build alternative income sources to ensure long-term viability and sustainability. A special thank you to our network of sponsors, coaches, volunteers, officials and administrators who contribute their time and effort to supporting the sport of tennis within the Northern Territory. I take this opportunity to acknowledge the support provided by the Northern Territory Government and Tennis Australia and look forward to strengthening both partnerships well into the future. Sandra Smiles President

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HONOUR ROLL Life Member Max HORTON OAM

Special Service Awards These Awards are presented in recognition of outstanding, significant, long-term service to tennis in the Northern Territory. Nominations are invited from the tennis community and are ratified by the Board and recommended for endorsement at the AGM.

2004 Warren FOOTE Mereme HYDE

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Maggie BURKE Carl BLACK Patrick COBURN Paul NGAMOKI

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Nil nominations

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Nil nominations

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Austin Asche Trophy Winners

2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Ashlee BROWN Peter PARIAN Sarah ANDREWS Sarah ANDREWS Sarah ANDREWS Stephanie LIM Nicholas BENT

Club of the Year 2004 2003 2002 2001

Alice Springs Tennis Association Katherine Tennis Club Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Gove Peninsula Tennis Club

2004 Club Volunteers of the Year Alice Springs Tennis Association Bruce SCOBIE Darwin Tennis Association Jo BRUCE

Colin KEILY

DTC Sports – Coconut Grove Leanne TILLEY-DUNSER

Jan HORSFALL Horry KNEEBONE Lyle LEE

DTC Sports – Palmerston Nil nomination

John BRITTON Betty CRABB Mike GEDDES Julie MORTENSON Geoff VANDENDRIESEN

Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Tracey NAUGHTON

1999

1998

Austin Asche Trophy Policy This Perpetual Trophy is awarded to a junior touring player recognising the following criteria: 1. Sportsmanship; 2. Performance against Interstate Competitors; 3. Contribution to Tennis in the Northern Territory; 4. Appearance.

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DTC Sports – Sanderson Sam GIESS

Groote Eylandt Tennis Club Alan McVICAR Katherine Tennis Club Kathryn BRUMMITT Tennis Borroloola Delia FARLAM Tennis Coaches Australia – NT Ryan POPOVSKY Tennis Veterans – NT Nil nomination

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ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE

ASSOCIATED COMMITTEES

Patron

Awards Committee

The Honourable Austin Asche AC President Sandra Smiles Vice-President Carl Black Directors Ross Connolly Jo Bruce (Resigned 14/09/04) Robyn Woods Carolyn Wilson (Co-opted 03/11/04)

STAFF General Manager Di MacDonald State Coach Rohan Fisher Participation Development Manager Ryan Popovsky Marketing & Events Coordinator Sean Barrett (Commenced 02/04/04) Administration Officer Robyn Stanley Administration Assistant Liz Grylls (Casual) Pip March (Casual)

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS Northern: Nicky Mayer (Contract) Central:

Steven Merker (Contract)

Southern: Matthew Roberts (MOU ASTA) Metropolitan (Palmerston): Robyn Woods (MOU DTC Sports)

TECHNICAL FIELD OFFICER Greg Mariager (Honorar

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Austin Asche AC (Chair) Tanya Aylett Carl Black Disciplinary Committee Kevin Stephens (Chair) Carl Black Facilities Development Committee Ross Connolly (Chair) Malcolm Bergmann Di MacDonald Greg Mariager Historical Research Committee Helen Coburn (Chair) Austin Asche AC NTIS Management Committee Rohan Fisher (Chair) Pat Coburn Di MacDonald Sandra Smiles Operations Committee Carl Black (Chair) Di MacDonald Robyn Woods Officials Committee Kym Nixon (Chair & Officials Coordinator) Ross Connolly Di MacDonald Player Participation & Development Committee Pat Coburn (Chair) Greg Brown Rohan Fisher Adam Gromadzki Sandra Smiles Selections Committee Rohan Fisher (Chair) Warren Foote Steven Merker Ben Milner Matthew Roberts

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ADMINISTRATION After some careful consideration a restructure took place early in 2004 encompassing all facets of the business. The restructure program included changes to staff objectives, reporting and the financial chart of accounts. The aim was to streamline Tennis NT’s business and create consistency across all responsibilities. I am pleased to report that this has been achieved and will form the basis for future planning and direction, not to mention accountability. The realignment of Position Statements has resulted in a more concerted focus on marketing with the aim of increasing the profile of tennis in the Northern Territory. Furthermore a direct link between the responsibilities of participation and player development was established. The success or other of the restructure will be tested in 2005. A highlight of the year was the cohesive approach to the Territory’s insurance problems. A comprehensive insurance package was negotiated with Honan Insurance Brokers with the majority of affiliates coming on board. Significantly, an impressive reduction in premiums was achieved. It was heartening to observe the trust afforded to Tennis NT in the early stages of negotiations. Tennis NT continues to carefully monitor its financial position, albeit with considered regard for the continuity of programs. 2004 developed into a challenging time for the administration in light of the funding review conducted by Tennis Australia, which resulted in immediate changes. Future ramifications are being closely monitored. The results of this review will be known in May 2005 when Tennis NT will again assess its position. Information technology continues to be a significant cost factor, however the benefits and communication efficiencies justify the expenditure. Technology will no doubt be a growing part of our business and will be developed along with the other more basic responsibilities of a modern tennis administration. The proposed ‘Territory Tennis Centre’ continues its position on the agenda with regular meetings with government and stakeholders. It was certainly a timely endorsement at last year’s Annual Workshop when the members unanimously embraced the project. Unfortunately progress is slow, however diligence and correct analysis of the feasibility of the proposed project is critical. Tennis NT will continue to engage Government on this vital project for the future. The now well-established annual Staff/RDO Workshop continued to inspire with the interactive communication and innovative ideas that were generated. The success of this networking opportunity was demonstrated by the suggestion to include additional stakeholders in the 2005 Workshop. Tennis NT’s sub-committee structure continues to grow as a direct response to development and accountability requirements. Terms of Reference (TOR) have been established for the majority of these committees, however it will be a priority in 2005 to complete and review TORs. The members of these committees are warmly acknowledged for their commitment to tennis and its future. The division of the Northern Territory into four regions continues to demonstrate a positive outcome. Not only does this division enhance the Regional Development Officer program but also assists analysis for identification of potential growth and development opportunities. The Board governs in a business-like manner, which provides a solid foundation for clear direction, making the staff’s position easier. Without exception the Directors make themselves readily available. The staff continues to strive in the best interests of the team and, importantly the game, to produce remarkable results for a small group. Their commitment is exemplary. The challenges in 2005 will no doubt emerge. I am confident that they will be met with professionalism and enthusiasm and tennis in the Northern Territory will continue to move forward.

Di MacDonald General Manager

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PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT Club Grants Once again Tennis Australia provided the opportunity for clubs to access additional funds for participation initiatives. The following two clubs successfully applied for grants: Gove Peninsula Tennis Club: Conducted two new programs aimed at increasing participation for women and couples. Thursday morning women’s tennis is now a club fixture. Katherine Tennis Club: Conducted the “Get Hitting” program. The project targeted upper primary and secondary students for participation competitions to be played at the club.

Coach Education

CEC Ryan Popovsky delivers an OTC Course on Groote Eylandt

OTC Courses Future in Tennis Camp: Angurugu Community:

6 participants 11 participants

Professional Development Workshop Series The second Coaches Workshop held at the Charles Darwin University on Friday 27 February 2004 was well attended with 22 participants. The Workshop included: 1. Game Based Approach to Coaching: Pat Coburn, DTC Sports Manager/Coach 2. Improving Your Business: Travis Atkinson, Tennis Australia Coordinator Coach Education & Jack Hughes, Business Enterprise Centre 3. Working with Squads & Private Lessons: Rohan Fisher, State Coach 4. Ace Tennis: Ben Milner, Gardens Tennis Complex Manager/Coach Ben Milner teaching an Ace Tennis group

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PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT Disabilities Tennis NT did not conduct a disabilities program. Due to limited demand the Board agreed that given the limited resources, particularly staff at the beginning of the year, it would not be practical.

Indigenous Tennis Program Community Participation Summary Region Southern Central TOTALS

Coaching

Community Yirara Yipirinya Mataranka Community S*port 3

Participants 18 14 167 199

Coaches Luke Bosio Steven Merker

Tennis NT’s Ryan Popovsky conducting the Indigenous Tennis Program

The program moved from the Yirrkala Community (Northern Region) in 2003, to three new communities in Central and Southern Regions in 2004. Sourcing coaches remains a difficult task given their heavy workloads, so their support for the program is acknowledged with much appreciation. Hopefully they enjoy their involvement as much as the communities do. It was the first time that Tennis NT had worked with the NT Government’s Office of Sport & Recreation with the Indigenous Sport Program. This partnership will assist future exposure of tennis to outlying communities. Equipment The ITP Program provides communities with equipment for the first year only. A Wilson Kit of two nets, 25 racquets and 25 balls is a good-will gesture to facilitate continuation of tennis on communities, especially where they have no courts. Yirara and Yipirinya received kits this year. Additionally, both Umbakumba and Angurugu Communities (Northern Region) were presented kits on Groote Eylandt in readiness for their 2005 program commencement. Travel Communities located within reasonable access of Tennis NT affiliated venues remain a priority. Alice Springs Tennis Association succeeded in ensuring that the communities visited their courts on a regular basis. Each community is encouraged to be at the club/centre/association courts for at least one week in the program. 2004 Annual Report

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PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT Player Registration Total player registration numbers rose by 7% to 998 players compared with 934 at the end of 2003. Gove Peninsula Tennis Club showed a significant increase – interestingly at the same time the RDO program was established in that region - while KTC and DTC Sports Sanderson had much lower numbers than last year. However, Tennis NT has maintained its steady increase in registrations. Having only established a registration system in 1996 the entrenched non-registration culture has presented many challenges for the administration. In an effort to correct the anomaly of databases versus actual numbers of tennis players it is proposed that in 2005 a radical change to registration will be implemented and tested. The Annual Staff/RDO Workshop developed a model that was subsequently recommended to the Board. The Board has endorsed the proposal, which will be tabled at the 2005 Annual General Meeting. Member Alice Springs Tennis Association Darwin Tennis Association DTC Sports - Coconut Grove DTC Sports - Palmerston DTC Sports - Sanderson Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Groote Eylandt Tennis Club Katherine Tennis Club Tennis Borroloola Tennis Coaches Australia – NT Tennis Veterans NT TOTAL

2004 343 143 47 17 0 251 50 147 0* NCP NCP 998

2003 338 93 52 0 30 156 63 202 0* NCP NCP 934

NCP = Non Court Provider * = New Affiliate in December

Regional Development Officers The Regional Development Officer Program entered its third year with, yet again, a great deal of success. Midway through the scheduled five-year program Tennis NT’s investment reached the peak of its projected financial outlay. Without a doubt the success attributed to Tennis Australia’s annual $34,000 grant has been extraordinary. Combined with Tennis NT’s cash outlay the program has seen the incremental establishment of four regional development programs covering all four of Tennis NT’s defined regions. The map on Page 7 of this report identifies the four Regions.

Technical Field Officer Greg Mariager (pictured) came on board in an honorary role as Technical Field Officer for Tennis NT. The program is another important initiative of Tennis Australia. The position is timely in that Facility Development is a priority objective for the Northern Territory. Greg is well credentialed and over a short period has assessed four regional facilities and made a number of recommendations for improvements.

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PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT Tennis in Schools Ace Tennis Some 4,155 primary school students participated in Ace Tennis in 2004. Coaches involved in the program once again did a wonderful job. The coaches were: Benita Bitner, Luke Bosio, Pat Coburn, Tim Colleran, George Dubrava, Dominic Hall, Leigh Marshall, Nicky Mayer, Steven Merker, Ben Milner, Max Morris, Mark Pead, Andrew Swinson and Robyn Woods. Gove participants in the Tennis In Schools program

Ben Milner, one of the most experienced Ace Tennis coaches, presented at the Coaches Professional Development Workshop which was invaluable in providing coaches with some practical examples of Ace Tennis activities.

School Sport NT MILO Bruce Cup From the School Sport NT Primary Exchange in Darwin a group of 14 athletes were selected to represent the NT at the MILO Bruce Cup in Bendigo, Victoria from 9-17 October. The team included participants from Alice Springs, Darwin and Katherine. This was a first for a Katherine representative in the primary schools section. The 2004 team produced “a first” in the NT’s six-year history with a win over the ACT. This was a great result, which enabled the NT to finish in 6th place. Previous teams had recorded a win over Tasmania only. With the event to be held in Darwin in 2005 it will be an historic opportunity for players and coaches to see how the NT fair on Territory courts. 2004 BOYS

2004 GIRLS

Ryan DEBUQUE Vincent CADONA Ryan CALLEY Jock GARDINER George SHEPHEARD Lachlan MICHELL Jonathon HEGARTY

Samantha LIM Tarlina TIPUNGWUTI Olivia BAXTER Matilda HURST Jennifer WOERNER Emma LABESSA Madison BUDERICK

Manager Peter HIRST

Coach Ryan POPOVSKY School Sport NT MILO Bruce Cup team members

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PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT School Sport NT Pizzey Cup Unfortunately, due to a lack of competitors, the Northern Territory had to withdraw from the Pizzey Cup, which is the National Secondary teams competition. Tennis NT assisted School Sport NT to convene the NT Secondary Championships that were held in Darwin at the Gardens Tennis Complex. This is the ‘trials’ competition used for selection into Pizzey Cup. Holistic Body Awareness Program (HoBA) This program has been developed to establish a direct link between Tennis in Schools (participation) and Player Development. All clubs were invited to participate. In the first year of the revamped program, Alice Springs Tennis Association identified seven athletes during their Wilson Tennis in Schools coaching who were invited to two sessions of skills and activities conducted by State Coach, Rohan Fisher and Participation Development Manager, Ryan Popovsky. The feedback from the athletes, parents and coaches was very positive and the athletes have been offered a tennis scholarship for one term of free coaching in 2005. The program will continue in 2005 and it is anticipated will branch out to other areas. Thank you to the Alice Springs coaches and in particular Matthew Roberts for supporting this pilot program.

Travel Monies allocated for travel were spread across visits to Katherine for a TMS Course, Groote Eylandt for ITP and club development with RDO Nicky Mayer, and to Alice Springs for HoBA.

Women in Tennis MILO EGGS Program For the first time, the EGGS program was conducted in Darwin. The Gardens Tennis Complex, DTC Sports - Coconut Grove and DTC Sports - Sanderson collectively provided coaching to 28 girls aged between 7 and 10 years. Evonne Goolagong Cawley attended the Fun Day, which was staggered across two venues on Sunday 4 September. The program will again move to the Southern Region to be conducted at the Alice Springs Tennis Association in 2005.

Evonne Goolagong congratulates a young Darwin participant

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT State Coach Report At the end of my 2003 report I finished with a quote our program athletes used throughout 2004: “Little by little one walks far” I am now proud to say the distance we have walked is greater than that of any year before. We have developed a number of new programs, restructured a number of existing programs and have taken Player Development in the Northern Territory to a new level. The Program is summarised as follows: Future in Tennis (FIT) Program The FIT program was conducted for the second year with six players selected for the four-day course in July. The participants represented four different affiliates. The FIT program included the following modules:        

Orientation to Coaching Course Racquet Restringing US College Opportunities Careers in Sport Club Management Tournament Management inc. TMS Court Supervisor’s Course Using Technology in Tennis Coaching

The completion of the second year saw over half of all participants now with paid employment at their local tennis club either coaching, restringing or in the office/pro shop. Clearly the outcomes of this program positions tennis well into the future.

2004 FIT Camp Participants: Nhu Nguyen, Daniel Zagorskis, Isaac Wardle, Luise Borci, Khia De Silva, Nicholas Munro

Up2U Program Up2U was held for the second year with eight athletes (see Page 16) involved. The participants represented five different affiliates. The Up2U Program included the following sessions:  Physical Testing  Match-play Analysis  Psychology

 Yoga  On Court  Technical/Tactical Reports

Special thanks go to Luke Bosio, Ben Milner and Isaac Wardle who assisted with the conduct of the camp. SEP Program This program is in its third year and is emerging as the best way to do business with stakeholders. Nine athletes were selected for inclusion in the program. They benefited from additional private coaching lessons. A special acknowledgment must be made of the Red Centre Tennis Academy. The Academy’s involvement with the Tennis Australia funded RDO program helped identify a young boy in Tennant Creek who was subsequently selected in the program. The commitment by the athlete and his coach, Benita Bittner who is based in Alice Springs with the Academy, is a credit to them both. The travel necessary was extraordinary. 2004 Annual Report

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT NTIS Program Five athletes were selected for 2004, with the year seeing the program produce its best results to date. The athletes competed at various locations throughout the year including: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Alice Springs, Geelong, Mildura, Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Athletes in the NTIS Program won National Points events in Alice Springs, Darwin and Hobart, with runner up results in Cairns, Canberra, Darwin and Hobart. Travelling interstate would not be possible without the time and effort volunteered by individuals throughout the year. The people who contributed in this way during 2004 were Wendy Baxter, Kim Cardile, Warren Foote, Kate Lee, Ryan Popovsky, Matthew Roberts and Andrew Swinson. Special mention must be made of Liz Grylls who volunteered her time on a number of occasions throughout the year. Lizzy: thank you very much for the great service and loyalty to the Tennis NT Player Development Program. The athletes in this program were also well looked after by the Service Providers at the NTIS. State Squad Program This program was divided into four groups: State Squad Gold (2 athletes), State Squad Silver (1 athlete), State Squad FIT (3 athletes) and State Squad Regional (2 athletes). The athletes in these programs travelled interstate in conjunction with the NTIS athletes on many tours. The new program component for 2004 was the State Squad FIT. The FIT Squad participated in the Development Coaching Course as part of their program with two successfully completing it. Special mention must be made of Jaki-Hill Connolly who does a wonderful job with the State Squad gym program and the Yoga program. Without her care, passion and dedication to this program it would simply not exist. Thank you Jaki. Regional NT During 2004 I visited Alice Springs on six separate occasions, Gove on one occasion and Katherine three times. During these visits, I worked with athletes in different Tennis NT programs, worked with coaches and their programs and attended some tournaments. The technical improvements occurring at a regional level is a testament to the commitment by all coaches in these regions who continue to move with the times. MILO Squads Six MILO Squads were conducted throughout the NT. At the 2004 Red Centre Classic in April, a MILO Doubles Day was conducted for MILO Squad athletes. It proved to be a great day. Thanks to the MILO Squad coaches who volunteered their time for this day. The MILO Extension Squad Program continued with a greater emphasis on matchplay. The program saw a total of nine athletes selected from club MILO Squads during the year. At any one time there were eight athletes. (The ninth was selected when an athlete moved interstate). The breakdown was seven athletes from Darwin and two from Alice Springs. 2004 Annual Report

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Completing the Picture 2004 saw the third year of Tennis NT’s inclusion in the Tennis Australia funded Completing the Picture Program. Alan Stone, a former top player and Wayne Pollock from CD Sports delivered an extremely professional program. The program is aimed at ‘rounding off’ an athlete’s experience with the primary focus on personal development activities for off-court skills.

Completing the Picture participants testing their skills

Again the feedback was tremendous from athletes and parents. Since its inception this program has been well supported in the Northern Territory.

Conclusion Special thanks must go to my work colleagues at Tennis NT who support me greatly and keep the ‘ship running’ when I am on the road. Also to my wife Carol for being so understanding of my time away from home. To the Tennis NT Board and Player Participation & Development Committee I acknowledge their continued belief in the direction of where we are heading. I thank you. Our current group of elite junior players are raising the standard of expectation and with that, change is needed. This will occur in 2005 with a number of our elite athletes undertaking distance education, plus a closer working relationship with the Western Australian program is being developed. It truly promises to be a very exciting year ahead of us with great change occurring. For 2005, I challenge us all to: “Think Positive. Way too many people already focus on the negative.” We could look at our isolation and small population as a negative and decide that success is too difficult. This is not the case, we all just need to believe and be positive.

Adil Hakeem topped the Northern Territory boy’s list of Australian Junior Ranked players

Ashlee Brown topped the Northern Territory girl’s 2004 list of Australian Junior Ranked players

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT 2004 Squad Northern Territory Institute of Sport

State Squad Roland AH CHEE Nicole BAXTER Olivia BAXTER Khia DE SILVA Jacob DREW Nancy FERGUSON Justin LIM Isaac WARDLE

Ashlee BROWN Ryan DEBUQUE Adil HAKEEM Samantha LIM Peter PARIAN

Up2U Squad Jock GARDINER Matilda HURST Lindsay O’HEA Anso SCHABORT Luke STAPLEDON Tarlina TIPUNGWUTI Jamie TOYNE

Nestle Milo Squads MILO Extension Squad Vincent CADONA Ryan CALLEY Matthew DELSAR Jock GARDINER Matilda HURST Ethan SCOBIE George SHEPHEARD Luke STAPLEDON Tarlina TIPUNGWUTI

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MILO Squad Clubs Alice Springs Tennis Association DTC Sports – Coconut Grove DTC Sports – Sanderson Gardens Tennis Complex Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Katherine Tennis Club NOTE: Milo Squads are club based. There are a maximum of eight athletes participating who are selected by the club coach/s. 16


SPONSORS

A & M Trophies Action Print Advance Car Rentals Alatai Holiday Apartments Darwin Airport Shuttle Bus

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De Silva Hebron Easy Loans Pty Ltd Fannie Bay Physiotherapy Flight Centre Geminex Pty Ltd

Jewell Distributors Konica Darwin KR Blacker & Associates Peninsula Apartments SBA Office National

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MARKETING & EVENTS Annual Workshop A primary focus for Tennis NT is the conduct of the MILO Tennis Over Australia Annual Workshop. The Workshop has emerged as a major event providing the opportunity to host an interactive, information sharing experience. Tennis Australia generously supports this event and their involvement is acknowledged. Without this financial assistance it would be very difficult to attract our remote regions. The timing of the Workshop is positioned to create an environment of support and inspiration leading into the busy ‘Dry Season’ tennis period. The 2004 Workshop theme was “Back to the Future” which was intended to highlight the necessity for planning for the future. With 2004 being the end of the current Strategic Plan period this subject became topical, as did discussions on the proposed ‘Territory Tennis Centre’, of which a Concept Brief was tabled and unanimously endorsed. Michael Duffy from Clubsinc was invited to demonstrate the benefits of using technology for club administration and management. Additionally Brad Tresidder from Honan Risk & Insurance Brokers presented the new, optional Northern Territory Insurance Program which covered the major insurance risk classes: Public & Products Liability, Professional Indemnity and Directors and Officers Liability. Insurance had long been a difficult business item for a number of affiliates, particularly the more remote regions. Matt Roberts from Alice Springs presented a session on “Tournament Best Practice” which was commended and appreciated by all participants.

President, Sandra Smiles presents the Concept Brief for the proposed Territory Tennis Centre

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MARKETING & EVENTS Darwin City Council July Junior Circuit

Tennis NT acknowledges the generous support of the major sponsors of the ITF Junior Circuit tournaments. RADO continued as the Naming Rights Sponsor of the ITF Junior Circuit, comprising the Darwin ITF Junior Championships and the Northern Territory ITF Junior Championships. Darwin City Council committed its support for three years as the Naming Rights sponsor of the July Junior Circuit, comprising the Darwin ITF Junior Championships, Northern Territory ITF Junior Championships, Darwin Age Titles and Schweppes NT Age Titles. Their commitment is commendable. Both ITF tournaments’ achieved full 64 draws for boys and girls. This is a remarkable achievement for regional tournaments and Tennis NT acknowledges the support of corporate sponsors, players, coaches, volunteers and Tennis Australia.

Eva Losinski serves it up at the Darwin City Council July Junior Circuit

Tennis Australia continues to support the tournaments both financially and in human resources. Rohan Lawton, Tennis Events Coordinator, provided excellent support as Tournament Director. Tennis Australia also absorbed a great deal of administrative and financial responsibility for hosting the tournaments. Marcia O’Shea and Tony Warland were fantastic as the tournament Referees for the two ITF Junior Circuit tournaments and Kym Nixon capably assumed the Referee role of the two Age Titles events. Thanks go to Ross Connolly, Steven Merker and Craig Rowell who provided adjudicating services on finals days. Peggie Stubbersfield was once again tremendous as the Sports Trainer. Peggie has been involved with the July Junior Circuit for the past nine years and her efforts are very much appreciated by the tournament staff and players. 2004 Annual Report

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MARKETING & EVENTS The following team of volunteer Court Supervisors did a magnificent job: Kym NIXON Ross CONNOLLY Gary ANDREWS Elizabeth GRYLLS

John BRITTON Cynthia CROFT Steve MERKER

Julie CADONA Andrea CALLEY Tim NIXON

Viran DESILVA Craig ROWELL Oscar PARIAN

Rhys JANES Tony WARLAND Sandra SMILES

The Darwin Tennis Association provided an excellent canteen that was commended by participants, coaches, parents, volunteers and officials.

RADO Darwin ITF Junior Championships (9 – 13 July 2004)

GD Jones & Ayumi Morita show off their silverware

Boys Singles & Doubles Champions

Girls Singles & Doubles Champions

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GD Jones NZ Samuel Groth & Ryan Andrews AUS

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Ayumi Morita JAP Maya Kato & Emiko Ito JAP

2003

GD Jones NZ Steven Goh & David Jeflea AUS

2003

Sandy Gumulya INA Ayu Damayanti & Maya Rosa INA

2002

Hyun-Joon Suk KOR

2002

Ryoko Fuda JPN Daniela Dominikovic & Sophie Ferguson AUS

Christopher Letcher & Christopher Singh AUS

2001

Hiu Tung Yu HKG Brett Hunter & Christopher Singh AUS

2001

Adriana Szili AUS Masayo Hosokawa & Moe Kawatoko JPN

2000

Ryan Henry AUS Putra Eko INA & Adam Feeney AUS

2000

Lauren Breadmore AUS

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Lauren Breadmore & Maria Ivanov AUS

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MARKETING & EVENTS Northern Territory ITF Junior Championships (14 – 18 July 2004) Boys Singles & Doubles Champions Girls Singles & Doubles Champions 2004

Michael Look AUS Hayden Lewis BAR & Joshua Crowe AUS

2003

Joel Kerley AUS Steven Goh & David Jeflea AUS

2002

Adam Feeney AUS

2004

Ayumi Morita JAP Ayumi Morita & Erika Sema JAP

2003

Septi Mende INA Ayu Damayanti & Maya Rosa INA

2002

Ryoko Fuda JPN Ryoko Fuda & Moe Kawatoko JPN

Christopher Letcher & Christopher Singh AUS

2001

Brett Hunter AUS Adam Feeney & Eko Putra AUS

2001

Darya Ivanov AUS Dubravka Cupac & Casey Dellacqua AUS

2000

Raphael Durek AUS Cameron Fenner & Clint Letcher AUS

2000

Bianca Acquistapace AUS Melissa Anderson & Kellie Browne AUS

1999

Adam McNeil NZL Jacob Olsen & Nick Lane NZL

1999

Christina Horiatopoulos AUS Lauren Breadmore & Maria Ivanov AUS

1998

Glenn Knox AUS Glen Bertram & Glenn Knox AUS

1998

Kate Pinchbeck AUS Melanie Clayton & Nicole Sewell AUS

1997

Derek Burden AUS Ashley Dyer & Tate Roberts AUS

1997

Alicia Molik AUS Melanie Clayton & Nicole Sewell AUS

1996

Jed Gould AUS Mark Williams & Kane Dewhurst AUS

1996

Andrea Ho AUS

1995

Brett Lucas AUS Brett Lucas & Blair Edwards AUS

1994

Jong Min Lee KOR Brett Lucas AUS & Jong Min Lee KOR

1993

Novak Nash AUS Novak Nash & Luke Bosio AUS

1992

Mark Nielson Mark Nielson & Scott Clark NZL

1991

Not Conducted

1990

Martin Hill AUS Martin Hill & Glenn Scott AUS

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Nuraeni Batubara & Lianasar Batubara INA

1995

Amy Jensen AUS Amy Jensen & Jade Koay AUS

1994

Nadia Johnston AUS Lynn Yin Tan & Evonne Tan Wei Yen MAL

1993

Nicola Kaiwai NZL Shelley Stephens NZL & Arthi Venkatesan IND

1992

Arti Ven Katesan AUS Arti Ven Katesan & Kim Hazzard AUS

1991

Not Conducted

1990

Nicole Kennelly AUS Nicole Kennelly & Marcia Senn AUS

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MARKETING & EVENTS Marketing TV Commercial The Tennis NT television commercial was updated and broadcast throughout the Northern Territory via Channel 7 Darwin and Channel 7 Central. The advertisement was aired throughout October, November, December and January in conjunction with the new series SLAM! Road to the Australian Open. As part of a sponsorship deal with Channel 7, Tennis NT was able to secure the rights to advertise as the official sponsor of this program throughout Channel 7 Darwin and Channel 7 Central. Tennis NT E-Newsletter The introduction of an on-line newsletter has added a new dimension to our marketing activities. The ENewsletter has provided increased efficiency in reaching a strong proportion of the Territory’s tennis community with important information and timely news releases. The program has the potential to grow into a major marketing tool as the recipient database continues to expand at a rapid rate, therefore reaching more people with every new issue. The introduction of the E-Newsletter has complemented the success of the website with each article featured in the publication directly linked to the Tennis NT website. E-Newsletter recipients receive the introduction to each article and a link to our website which they must click to read the remainder of the article. This has been fantastic for the promotion of the website with more people in the tennis community now aware of the benefits available through accessing the Tennis NT website. Website

www.tennisnt.com.au

The Tennis NT website provides visitors with comprehensive detail of all Tennis NT events, competitions and programs whilst also featuring the latest state, national and international news. In addition to this the website offers information about the Tennis NT organisation and affiliated organisations. Users are able to quickly access information from the Parap Village Apartments Events Calendar and download the latest tournament entry forms. The Website has quickly become one of our most important marketing tools. The continuous development of the website has ensured its status as our most effective and efficient method of communicating timely information to the tennis community. Territory Tennis Talk Tennis NT’s bi-monthly publication, Territory Tennis Talk, continued to keep the Territory tennis community informed with all the latest local tennis news, programs, events and tournament information. 2004 Annual Report

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MARKETING & EVENTS Australian Tennis Magazine The Senior Points Circuit was promoted through the March and April editions with a catchy advertisement in the ‘Tennis Expo’ section. The promotion proved successful with Tennis NT receiving numerous phone calls from interstate competitors enquiring about the senior events. A bi-monthly Grassroots section was introduced into Australian Tennis Magazine mid-way through the year. The Grassroots section provided each State and Territory with the opportunity to promote grassroots tennis programs and activities. The Northern Territory’s segment grew from originally less than a page to a full two-page segment by the end of 2004. Media Whilst regular media coverage can prove difficult to obtain, it must be noted that tennis coverage in 2004 received a substantial boost from previous years. The regular circulation of media releases to local and state media outlets established a positive working relationship, which proved beneficial in gaining exposure for tennis. Events, programs and especially tournaments that had a national or international component attracted a greater response than that of local events and competitions Charlie King (ABC), Evonne Goolagong & Jon Sieben

Allied Pickfords Intra-Territory Travel Subsidy Allied Pickfords generously came on board to ensure the continuity of the very popular tournament Travel Subsidy program. Since this program was established in mid 2000, Tennis NT has supported competitors travel to Northern Territory tournaments to the value of $62,227 This is an impressive commitment to the growth and development of both metropolitan and regional tournaments. There is no doubting the value of this initiative in supporting the increase in competitors travelling to intra-Territory to tournaments. In 2005 it has been decided that Travel Subsidies will only apply to Senior Points Circuit tournaments. The Senior Points Circuit tournaments are required to provide junior events which provides all tennis players with an equal opportunity to utilise this program.

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MARKETING & EVENTS Officials Kym Nixon assumed the role of Chair of the Officials Committee in 2004 and did an outstanding job of coordinating in her first year. A dedicated group of Officials improved the efficiency of the tournaments they attended. Tennis Australia’s Chief of Officials, Wayne Spencer conducted two Level 1 Referee Courses in 2004. There were 10 participants in the Darwin course and eight in the Alice Springs course. Elizabeth Grylls adjudicates the NT Open Championships Women’s Finals

NT League The NT League powered into its third season of competition. In the absence of a major sponsor, Tennis NT increased its financial support of the NT League to ensure its growth and stature as the Northern Territory’s elite tennis competition. Tennis NT acknowledges team captains, team members, coaches and the Selections Committee who all assist Tennis NT in keeping the NT League running efficiently as an elite team competition acting in the best interests of the players. Referees Kym Nixon and John Britton did a magnificent job officiating the NT League finals. It would be remiss not to acknowledge the support of the two venues namely DTC Sports and Gardens Tennis Complex. The teams are fortunate to play at facilities of this calibre. The League provides a fantastic opportunity to promote tennis via the media. The League received sufficient print media coverage throughout the finals, however the lack of print media through the regular season was disappointing. Media coverage was more consistent through local Radio, with numerous local stations providing weekly NT League reports. Ryan Popovsky unleashes a monster serve

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MARKETING & EVENTS 2004 NT League Champions

Referee John Britton with 2004 NT League champions Gardens VOLKL Red

NT League Champions Honour Board 2004

2003

2002

LEAGUE Gardens Volkl Red

RESERVES Gardens Volkl Blue

Nicholas MUNRO Des McLELLAN Dave BRIDGES (c) Ian REDMOND

Ryan DEBUQUE Rhys JANES (c) Harrison LEE-SCHELL Ryan CALLEY

Gardens Veetemp

DTC Sports Schweppes

Tony REHN Des McLELLAN David BRIDGES (c) Ian REDMOND

Nicole BAXTER Richard WATERSON (c) Jayne ROBINSON Khia DE SILVA

Gardens Optus

DTC Blue

Adam GROMADZKI (c) Warren FOOTE Des McLELLAN David BRIDGES Terry MOORE

Adrian BOULTON Viran DE SILVA Suzie DUBRAVA Alan CHAU

NT League Player of the Year 2004 2003 2002

1st Pat COBURN

2nd Dominic HALL

3rd Nicholas MUNRO

DTC Sports Blue

DTC Sports White

Gardens Volkl Red

Tony REHN

Nicholas MUNRO

Des McLELLAN

Gardens Veetemp

DTC Sports Schweppes

Gardens Veetemp

Bruce McIVER

Brett McLENNAN

Ricky WILLSMORE

DTC White

DTC Blue

Gardens Nirvana

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MARKETING & EVENTS Honeycombes Hyundai NT Open Championships

Stephanie Bengson prepares to fire a serve down at her opponent.

The 2004 Honeycombes Hyundai NT Open Championships was conducted over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June. The event was held at the Gardens Tennis Complex. Tennis NT’s events team worked tirelessly to host a memorable NT Open Championships. The event ran extremely smoothly thanks to the fantastic efforts of our volunteer staff that assisted in the tournament office and with court supervising duties. The event attracted a strong field of interstate and local talent, providing some inspirational tennis. Finals Day drew a great crowd that witnessed some spectacular tennis. The Finals Day VIP area was the place to be to watch the singles finals, and late in the day some great doubles action. The Men’s Singles final was an all New South Wales affair with promising youngsters Ben Howen and Jeremy White making their way through to the final showdown. The final quickly developed into a fierce battle that was fought out over three tight sets but it was Howen who prevailed taking the third set 7-5 to win the Parap Cup. Queensland’s Maria Sorbello, a 2003 Women’s Open finalist, completed a rare double in 2004 taking out the Girls 18&U division and the Women’s Open event. Sorbello defeated talented New South Wales junior Stephanie Bengson 2-6 6-1 7-5 to win the Barden Trophy. Media coverage leading into the tournament was fantastic with numerous print articles and radio interviews providing increased exposure to the public. Scheduling the Darwin Open the weekend prior to the NT Open Championships increased the attraction for interstate competitors, which in turn increased media interest. Prize money and trophies to the value of $6,000.00 were on offer due to the generous support of the event sponsors. Special mention must be made of the support from major sponsor Honeycombes Hyundai who increased their support this year.

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Mens and Womens Singles Champions: Ben Howen and Maria Sorbello

2004 CHAMPIONS Open Men

Singles: Ben Howen (NSW) Doubles: Ryan Andrews & Ben Howen (NSW)

Open Women

Singles: Maria Sorbello (QLD) Doubles: Donna Blackwell & Peta Taylor (WA)

Open Mixed

Dominic Hall (NT) & Donna Blackwell (WA)

Event Sponsors Honeycombes Hyundai Uncle Tobys Junior Tour Channel 7 Dunlop Slazenger

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MARKETING & EVENTS NT Open Champions 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966

Men B. Howen M. Leong B. McLennan B. McLennan M. MacMahon S. Martin J. Gould J. Gould M. MacMahon D. Culley D. Culley D. Culley M. Hill P. Davis B. Tucker W. Foote W. Foote W. Foote A. Evans A. Evans N. Coltos K. Robinson A. Lane A. Lane R. Berry R. Berry R. Staines R. Berry R. Staines I. Bidmeade W. Ravenswood W. Ravenswood W. Ravenswood W. Ravenswood W. Ravenswood W. Ravenswood W. Ravenswood R. Berry W. Ravenswood

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Women M. Sorbello K. Condon D. McIntyre N. T. K. Trang D. Blackwell D. McIntyre N. Sewell D. Blackwell D. Blackwell R. Balodis D. Blackwell D. Blackwell R. Tucker R. Tucker R. Walter C. Biurra C. Finnegan M. Lonergan L. Weetaseke K. Ballard S. Duigan C. Miller N. Leipus J. Brimson J. Brimson J. Brimson J. Brimson L. Horton K. Clothier L. Horton R. Theiss J. Brimson S. Klose S. Klose L. Young Y. Cosgrove Y. Cosgrove Y. Cosgrove A. May

Men Women 1965 K. Chin M. Callier 1964 K. Chin C. McConaghy 1963 K. Chin J. Calvert 1962 R. Forscutt J. Calvert 1961 E. Hamilton J. Calvert 1960 E. Hamilton J. Koehne 1959 E. Hamilton V. Clarke 1958 R. Forscutt V. Clarke 1957 K. Chin V. Clarke 1956 J. Casson S. Robertson 1955 J. Faull V. Clarke 1954 J. Trama Miss Radford 1953 A. Alle Unknown 1952 N. Belle Mrs. Hart 1951 H. Chia Not Conducted 1950 E. Davies Not Conducted 1949 J. Falk Not Conducted 1948 A. Swan Not Conducted 1947 E. Hargreaves Not Conducted 1940-46 Not Conducted 1939 H. Foster Not Conducted 1938 K. Fuller D. Abott 1937 A. Dawson D. Abbott 1936 K. Fuller Mrs. Smythe 1935 A. Bush Unknown 1934 C. Webb Unknown 1933 C. Webb Mrs. Forster 1932 R. Edwards M. Lord 1931 C. Webb L. James 1930 K. Curry L. James 1929 G. Webb Unknown 1928 R. Edwards Ms. Blesser 1927 R. Edwards Not Conducted 1926 H. Naylor Not Conducted 1925 A. Brown Not Conducted 1924 A. Brown Not Conducted 1923 G. Feakes Not Conducted 1922 J. MacKenzie Not Conducted 1921 E. Dennis Not Conducted

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MARKETING & EVENTS Presentation Dinner Holdfast Insurance Brokers joined with Tennis Australia and Tennis NT in hosting the Annual Presentation Dinner. This is the first time a commercial sponsor has been secured for this important tennis event and we acknowledge the Holdfast partnership. Tennis Australia continued its generous funding of the event and we acknowledge their commitment to the Volunteer Involvement Program. 122 guests enjoyed a memorable evening on Saturday 28 February at the MGM Grand International Room. It is of particular importance that some of our remote regional affiliates were able to attend. Once again Tennis NT’s Vice-President, Carl Black capably assumed the role of Master of Ceremonies. Carl’s professional approach always adds an element of grandeur to the evening. The 2003 awards presentations were a feature of the night.

2003 Special Service Awards Warren FOOTE & Mereme HYDE 2003 Austin Asche Trophy – Junior Award Peter PARIAN 2003 Club of the Year Katherine Tennis Club 2003 Club Volunteers of the Year Mark BAXTER Mark BRUCE Deanne COBURN Brendan HIGGINS Gerry McLENNAN Tim NIXON Fiona UPSTILL Fiona WALKER Robyn WOODS

Peter Parian receives his Award

2003 Official of the Year Tony WARLAND 2003 Level 1 Referees John BRITTON Helen COBURN Fiona WALKER 2003 Tennis Over Australia Ambassadors Gerry McLENNAN Matthew ROBERTS Steven MERKER

Awardees kick up their heels!

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MARKETING & EVENTS Senior Points Circuit The Senior Points Circuit was established in 2002 as a pilot program. 2004 witnessed further growth of the Senior Points Circuit and the events that make up this successful program. The Senior Points Circuit will continue to grow in 2005 with the number of tournaments on the program increasing from four to six. The additional events will comprise of one metropolitan tournament (DTC Sports Open in May) and one regional tournament (Gove Open Carnival in October). The Circuit aims to reward Territory tennis players for competing at Northern Territory Open tournaments conducted throughout the year. The incentive being that the top three Men and Women players receive prize-money, provided they are NT Registered Players. Honour Roll MEN

2004 2003 2002 WOMEN

2004 2003 2002

st

2 Adil HAKEEM - DTC Sports Dominic HALL - DTC Sports Bruce McIVER - DTC Sports

st

2 Ashlee BROWN - DTC Sports Nicole BAXTER - DTC Sports Suzie DUBRAVA - DTC Sports

1 Dominic HALL - DTC Sports Tony REHN - GTC Brett McLENNAN - DTC Sports 1 Jayne ROBINSON - DTC Sports Jayne ROBINSON - DTC Sports Sarah ANDREWS - DTC Sports

nd

3 Isaac WARDLE - DTC Sports Adam GROMADZKI - GTC Adam GROMADZKI - GTC

rd

nd

3 Nicole BAXTER - DTC Sports Sarah ANDREWS - DTC Sports Khia DE SILVA - DTC Sports

rd

2004 Circuit Tournaments Date 1 - 3 May 4 – 6 June 11 - 14 June 26 – 28 November

Tournament Katherine Open Darwin Open Honeycombes Hyundai NT Open Championships Schweppes Red Centre Open

Prizemoney $3,000 $4,000 $6,000 $10,000

Players Territory wide embraced the circuit for the third year, as well as competitors from New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. 2004 Rankings Rank 1 2 3 4 4 6 7 8 9 10 Legend * GTC DTC

Men Ben HOWEN Dominic HALL Jeremy WHITE Adil HAKEEM Ryan ANDREWS Isaac WARDLE Nicholas MUNRO Myles BLAKE Jonathon LIM Andrew SWINSON

NSW* DTC NSW* DTC NSW* DTC GTC QLD* NSW* DTC

Points Rank Women 280 1 Maria SORBELLO 185 2 Jayne ROBINSON 150 3 Ashlee BROWN 130 3 Donna BLACKWELL 130 3 Stephanie BENGSON 110 6 Nicole BAXTER 105 6 Tiffany WELFORD 100 8 Olivia TROON 90 8 Julia MORIARTY 80 10 Linda FALLON

QLD* DTC DTC WA* NSW* DTC QLD* TAS* NSW* QLD*

Points 150 140 120 120 120 100 100 90 90 80

Not eligible Gardens Tennis Complex DTC Sports

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MARKETING & EVENTS MILO Tennis Over Australia The MILO Tennis Over Australia program entered its second year of operation. The program is a partnership between MILO, Tennis Australia, Tennis NT and the Australian Sports Commission. This year there were six clubs/affiliates involved in the MILO Tennis Over Australia program. Clubs involved in the program must be a recognised member of the ASC Club Development Network. Members of the Club Development Network gain access to a range of educational resources designed to improve club administration and promote continuous improvement. The program enables Tennis NT to provide funding to clubs/affiliates who are required to carry out a series of fun days, junior/senior tournaments and attend the Tennis NT Annual Workshop.

Club Development Workshop This component is incorporated as part of the Tennis NT Annual Workshop. Each club involved in the MILO Tennis Over Australia program must be represented at the workshop.

Fun Days Each of the six clubs involved with the program in 2004 conducted a ‘Tennis Fun Day’ at their club/facility. The Fun Days provided clubs/affiliates with a fantastic opportunity to promote the game of tennis within their region. Clubs/affiliates have the flexibility to determine whether they market tennis to the mass audience or alternatively they may choose a segment from the market and focus their efforts towards this segment.

Junior / Senior Tournaments There were seven junior and three senior MILO Tennis Over Australia Tournaments held throughout 2004. The junior tournaments were designed to provide new players with the opportunity to play their first sanctioned tournament in a friendly environment focused on development rather than results. The senior tournaments were standard based events that employed the new International Tennis Number (ITN) system. This system groups players of similar abilities to ensure an even standard of competition.

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STATEMENT BY THE BOARD NORTHERN TERRITORY TENNIS COUNCIL INC. trading as Tennis NT

In the opinion of the Board: 1.

2. 3.

(a)

The Income & Expenditure Account is drawn up so as to give a true and fair view of the deficit of the Association for the period ended 31 December 2004, and

(b)

The Balance Sheet is drawn up so as to give a true and fair view of the financial state of affairs of the Association as at that date in accordance with the accounting standards and the basis of accounting outlined in Note 1 to the accounts.

At the date of this statement there are reasonable grounds to believe the Association will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due. (a)

The Association has kept accounting records that correctly record and explain the transactions and financial position of the Association.

(b)

The Association has kept its accounting records such that a true and fair account of the Association’s financial status can be prepared at any time.

(c)

The Association has kept its accounting records such that it is possible for them to be audited in accordance with the Northern Territory of Australia Associations Act.

(d)

The accounts have been properly prepared by a competent person.

President

Public Officer

Dated this 7th

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January 2005

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BALANCE SHEET NORTHERN TERRITORY TENNIS COUNCIL INC. trading as Tennis NT BALANCE SHEET as at 31 DECEMBER 2004

ASSETS

NOTES

Current CASH AT BANK

2004

2003

- 175.38 - 175.38

48,794.12 48,794.12

12,830.30 470,000.00 482,830.30

1,972.99 450,000.00 451,972.99

4,842.00 4,842.00

6,137.09 6,137.09

4,700.00 634.24 5,334.24

5,200.00 533.91 5,733.91

492,831.16

512,638.11

41,384.55 3,000.00 44,384.55

39,559.55 19,000.00 58,559.55

440.18 440.18

557.92 557.92

44,824.73

59,117.47

448,006.43

453,520.64

453,520.64 - 5,514.21

421,502.86 32,017.78

$448,006.43

$453,520.64

$

$

2 Tennis NT (ANZ) TOTAL CASH AT BANK

INVESTMENTS

3 Accrued Interest Australian Central Credit Union TOTAL INVESTMENTS

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE Accounts Receivable TOTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

Non-Current FACILITY LOAN

4 Darwin Tennis Association Accrued Interest TOTAL FACILITY LOAN

TOTAL ASSETS

CURRENT LIABILITIES DEFERRED GRANTS

NT Government Tennis Australia TOTAL DEFERRED GRANTS

5

TAX GST collected from Sales TOTAL TAX

TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS

EQUITY Cash Balance at Beginning of Year Current Year Surplus

TOTAL EQUITY

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INCOME & EXPENDITURE NORTHERN TERRITORY TENNIS COUNCIL INC. trading as Tennis NT STATEMENT OF INCOME & EXPENDITURE as at 31 DECEMBER 2004 NOTES

INCOME TENNIS AUSTRALIA GRANTS

Managing the Business Building the Capacity Developing the Community Improving the Facility Planning the Pathway Arafura Games Indigenous Sport Program Northern Territory Institute of Sport Special Grants TOTAL NT GOVERNMENT GRANTS

2003 $

125,000.00 20,960.00 0.00 10,258.64

0.00 125,877.00 42,442.00 9,199.95

4,048.00 5,000.00 102,000.00 9,000.00 3,000.00 12,453.11 4,050.00 3,000.00 4,000.00 2,000.00

5,164.00 5,000.00 102,000.00 6,200.00 0.00 12,078.10 6,500.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 4,486.62

11,250.00 6,000.00 2,000.00 324,019.75

11,250.00 4,500.00 0.00 342,697.67

59,900.00 3,000.00 10,000.00 3,000.00 11,000.00 0.00 3,000.00 18,064.00 1,500.00 109,464.00

55,205.00 1,350.00 4,045.45 1,350.00 18,750.00 5,800.00 2,000.00 14,325.00 0.00 102,825.45

9,695.00 24,745.89 6,028.05 40,468.94

0.00 18,895.94 1,122.85 20,018.79

10,670.00 330.00 11,708.18 22,708.18

13,904.73 480.00 4,421.04 18,805.77

6

Administration Support Grant Distribution of Profit Equalisation Grant ITF Tournaments Participation Grants: Club Grants Coach Education Coordinator Development Officers Indigenous Tennis Program Technical Field Officer Tennis in Schools Milo Tennis Over Australia - Club Development Milo Tennis Over Australia - Workshop Volunteer Awards Women in Tennis Player Development Grants Development Milo 12s National Teams Travel TOTAL TENNIS AUSTRALIA GRANTS

NT GOVERNMENT GRANTS

2004 $

7

8

ADMINISTRATION Insurance Investment & Bank Interest Miscellaneous TOTAL ADMINISTRATION

9 10

PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT Membership (Affiliation) Fees Coach Education Tennis in Schools TOTAL PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT

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INCOME & EXPENDITURE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Squad Fees Travel Contributions Miscellaneous TOTAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

8,482.82 33,664.71 241.82 42,389.35

8,600.00 54,000.94 0.00 62,600.94

3,644.01 2,000.00 3,000.00 9,143.64 0.00 6,606.34 160.00 3,400.01 27,954.00

0.00 1,600.00 0.00 11,372.70 3,640.00 6,544.99 0.00 2,509.09 25,666.78

$567,004.22

$572,615.40

4,076.48 3,220.97 1,936.25 189,873.94 17,088.64 216,196.28

2,219.91 0.00 333.25 188,285.11 16,865.50 207,703.77

1,372.27 1,122.47 2,468.92 16,870.41 14,659.46 1,001.47 1,355.37 32,602.40 5,110.54 11,333.30 1,840.27 89,736.88

1,392.50 1,116.67 1,511.02 6,347.63 8,680.03 549.01 2,112.70 29,997.31 4,927.31 11,513.76 2,031.42 70,179.36

4,048.00 416.18 6,432.68 1,760.20 47,189.90 1,691.62 14,236.86 1,916.05 745.82 78,437.31

3,816.00 0.00 5,851.96 1,039.72 26,772.11 329.54 8,099.52 3,901.47 2,591.15 52,401.47

MARKETING & EVENTS Equipment & Merchandise Events Calendar Intra-Territory Travel Subsidy July Junior Circuit NT League NT Open Championships Officials Education Presentation Dinner TOTAL MARKETING & EVENTS

13

TOTAL INCOME

EXPENDITURE STAFF Professional Development Recruitment Remuneration Contingencies Salary Superannuation TOTAL STAFF

14

ADMINISTRATION Annual General Meeting Bank Charges Equipment Information Technology Insurance Petty Cash Postage Premises Printing & Stationery Telephone Travel TOTAL ADMINISTRATION

15 9

PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT Club Grants Coach Education Indigenous Tennis Program Player Registration Regional Development Officers Technical Field Officer Tennis in Schools Travel Women in Tennis TOTAL PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT

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INCOME & EXPENDITURE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Equipment Coach Expenses Player Expenses Player Travel Subsidies Miscellaneous TOTAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

1,068.63 39,436.11 49,606.23 28,534.89 124.55 118,770.41

1,713.45 33,672.63 69,921.31 24,355.46 0.00 129,662.85

4,559.34 0.00 16,599.88 919.23 4,019.31 12,496.76 2,156.39 5,261.72 3,800.00 3,868.18 14,675.00 69,377.55

5,528.57 5,800.00 15,199.87 3,067.34 7,299.79 12,872.60 911.87 4,714.83 4,700.00 5,833.03 13,255.00 80,650.17

$572,518.43

$540,597.62

2004

2003

- $5,514.21

$32,017.78

MARKETING & EVENTS Annual Workshop Arafura Games July Junior Circuit Marketing NT League NT Open Championships Officials Presentation Dinner Senior Points Circuit Tennis Over Australia Travel Subsidies TOTAL MARKETING & EVENTS

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

NET DEFICIT

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FINANCIAL NOTES NORTHERN TERRITORY TENNIS COUNCIL INC. trading as Tennis NT NOTES TO, AND FORMING PART OF, THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS as at 31 DECEMBER 2004

NOTE 1. STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES Basis of Accounting These special purpose financial statements have been prepared for distribution to the members and to satisfy the requirements of the Associations Act. The accounting policies used in the preparation of the statements are described below: (a)

The accounts have been prepared on an accrual basis.

(b)

The requirements of Australian Accounting Standards promulgated by the accounting profession do not have mandatory applicability to the Northern Territory Tennis Council in relation to the year ended 31 December 2004 because the entity is not a “reporting entity” as defined therein.

Income Tax Under Section 23(e) of the Income Tax Assessment Act the Association is exempt from Income Tax. NOTE 2. CASH AT BANK Short-term investment (see Note 3) depleted cash at bank. Overdraft was managed by withholding BAS payment until investment matured. BAS was then paid on time. NOTE 3. INVESTMENTS Investment Account 6309 6074 for $100,000.00 was invested short-term to take advantage of better interest rates. These funds are ‘operational’ and will be redeemed on maturity. The balance of $370,000.00 has been set aside as ‘Reserves’ for the purpose of risk management and to invest in tennis facilities. 2004 2003 $ $ Australian Central Credit Union Optimum Yield Investment 6309 6074 100,000.00 80,000.00 Optimum Yield Investment 6307 7055 270,000.00 270,000.00 Optimum Yield Investment 6303 9744 100,000.00 100,000.00 TOTAL INVESTMENTS

$470,000.00

$450,000.00

NOTE 4. FACILITY LOAN Tennis NT entered into a loan agreement in 2002 with the Darwin Tennis Association (DTA) to achieve mutual objectives. Subsequent to this arrangement the DTA was successful in applying for a Facility Grant. These funds were used to significantly reduce the loan. A repayment period was structured within the loan agreement. Interest has accumulated over the term as follows: 2002 $415.19 2003 $118.72 2004 $100.33 Total Interest $634.24 NOTE 5. DEFERRED GRANTS Tennis NT operates on a January to December financial year whereas the NT Government and Tennis Australia from July to June. As such there are occasions when programs crossover these timeframes.

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FINANCIAL NOTES NOTE 6. TENNIS AUSTRALIA GRANTS Tennis Australia provides specific funding support for national programs and supports the Northern Territory’s two ITF Junior Circuit tournaments. Additionally Tennis Australia distributes a percentage of surplus funds to Member Associations. Due to a Constitutional change by Tennis Australia the Northern Territory, along with some of the other Member Associations would have been severely affected financially. Consequently the “Administration Support Grant” was introduced for a two-year trial period. This funding also absorbed the old Equalisation Grant. Tennis Australia formed a Distribution & Grants Sub-committee to review Member Association funding models. This review is due for completion in May 2005. NOTE 7. NT GOVERNMENT GRANTS In 2003 Tennis NT was successful in achieving a three-year grant period agreement, an initiative of the NT Government to reform both the grants and respective reporting processes. Grants are now paid annually with 10% withheld pending receipt of the acquittal report. Grants from the NT Government are provided in a general framework and are to be used by the recipient organisation so that it achieves the objectives set out in its grant application. NOTE 8. SPECIAL GRANTS Two additional grants were secured during this reporting period. (1) $750.00 for scoreboards through the Community Benefits Grants Program (2) $750.00 contribution for the General Manager to attend the Leaders in Sport Conference. NOTE 9. INSURANCE 2004 saw the establishment of a comprehensive NT Insurance Program that delivered cover for Public & Products Liability, Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers Insurance at a very competitive premium. This deal was negotiated by Tennis NT with Honan Risk & Insurance Brokers and was promoted as an optional membership benefit. Premiums were invoiced to cover the cost. The majority of affiliates participated in the program. NOTE 10. MISCELLANEOUS After many years the dissolution process for the Darwin Junior Tennis Association (DJTA) was achieved. The DJTA Constitution named Tennis NT, as the beneficiary should the association dissolve. This process was set in motion by the immediate past President, Craig Henson on 23 July 1998. The dissolution amount was $5,829.79 The balance of this income is made up of outstanding cheques being ‘written back’. NOTE 11. MEMBERSHIP FEES 2003 figures were inflated due to the balance of 2002 fees being invoiced in 2003 Alice Springs Tennis Association Inc Darwin Tennis Association Inc DTC Sports – Coconut Grove DTC Sports – Palmerston (new affiliate) DTC Sports - Sanderson Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Groote Eylandt Tennis Club Katherine Tennis Club ** Tennis Borroloola Tennis Coaches Australia – NT Division Tennis Veterans – NT Division TOTAL MEMBERSHIP FEES

2004

2003

$ 3,530.00 1,530.00 570.00 270.00 100.00 2,610.00 390.00 1,570.00 0.00 50.00 50.00

$ 5,110.00 970.00 563.64 0.00 363.64 2,636.91 1393.64 2,776.00 0.00 45.45 45.45

$10,670.00

$13,904.73

** Please note as a gesture of goodwill Tennis Borroloola was excused from paying a Membership Fee in 2004 as there was only one month of the financial year remaining. NOTE 12. TENNIS IN SCHOOLS A significant increase in income and expenditure was due to a Wilson sponsorship being secured. This was a deal set up for the purchase of equipment.

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FINANCIAL NOTES NOTE 13. NT LEAGUE Unfortunately Tennis NT was not able to secure a sponsor for the 2004 League. It was agreed to continue with the League but work with stakeholders to reduce the expenditure. It is commendable that DTC Sports and Gardens Tennis Complex agreed to the reviewed conditions. Team Registration Fees were absorbed into court hire costs. NOTE 14. REMUNERATION CONTINGENCIES This expenditure item was used as an ‘honorarium’ for additional office assistance in lieu of being one staff member short for the first three months of the year. NOTE 15. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A replacement fileserver, UPS system, back-up system plus a new computer were purchased. NOTE 16. DEFICIT A deficit budget of $33,100.00 was being managed in 2004 with the view that it was necessary to rely on reserves to ensure programs were consolidated. The deficit was ‘reigned’ in significantly producing a better than anticipated result.

Player Development 8%

2004 Income

Marketing & Events 5%

Participation Development 4% Administration 7% Tennis Australia 57%

NT Governmen t 19%

Marketing & Events 12%

Player Development 21%

Participation Development 14%

2004 Annual Report

2004 Expenditure

Staff 38%

Administration 15%

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