Hills District Tennis Association INC.

0402 225 359

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June 25, 2024

Unless otherwise stated, your HDTA comp or squad is ON.  Updates are done 45mins prior to start time ONLY IF REQ.  For Castle Hill Tennis Academy & Dural Park Tennis coaching activities, refer to their websites for all updates

Castle Hill


Hills District Tennis Association




Hills District Tennis Association was formed in 1933 but became an association in its own right in 1977 and was incorporated in 1990. We offer club membership including affiliation and membership with Tennis NSW/Tennis Australia. 

Our staff and club coaches manage two tennis centres at Castle Hill and Dural with over 1,000 tennis players using our facilities each week. Our two centres provide 17 well maintained synthetic grass courts with lighting. Our courts are available for hire night and day, seven days a week.

What we offer

  • Junior Tennis
    • Saturday morning junior competition – 2 doubles & 1 singles each
    • Friday night green ball competition – 1 doubles & 1 singles each
    • Wednesday night representative squads – focus on fitness, footwork, and matchplay
    • Wednesday night development squads – focus on developing matchplay, fitness, and footwork fundamentals
    • Tennis NSW tournaments – range of junior tournaments accessed through www.tennis.com.au/nsw/
  • Adult Tennis
    • Tuesday night doubles – 3 sets of doubles
    • Wednesday night doubles – 3 sets of doubles
    • Wednesday night representative team training – invitation only
    • Saturday afternoon singles – 2 sets of singles & super tie-break set if required
    • MyChoice singles – 2 sets of singles
    • Friday Night Men’s doubles – 2 sets of doubles & super tie-break set if required
    • Thursday morning ladies – 3 sets of doubles (best of 8 games)
    • Organised social Thursday nights at Dural & Sunday afternoon at Castle Hill

Our History

  • 17th March 1933, the Association began forming at Dural Memorial Hall
  • 1st April 1933, the association’s first tennis competition commenced with 10 teams competing to win the Hills District Cup
  • In 1953, HDTA amalgamated with Hornsby-Killara Association
  • From 1941-1947, there was no tennis due to World War II
  • In February 1955, junior tennis first commenced under the guidance of Jeff Inch
  • In 1967, the Dural courts were officially opened
  • Frank Niven was the first coach at the Dural Courts and in 1968, he donated the Jeff Inch Memorial Trophy which is presented to the best junior each year
  • In 1974, Jenny Evans started the Hills Ladies midweek competition
  • By 1983, around 900 ladies were participating in this competition
  • In 1978, Tuesday night mixed and Thursday night men’s competitions commenced 
  • In 2003, Neil Smith and Greg Winston introduced the first “open unisex singles” competition which became a successful initiative for the shorter format competitions still offered today
  • Wednesday night doubles was introduced in 2008 and Tuesday night doubles followed not long after
  • MyChoice singles was introduced in 2015 using Tennis Maximizer™ which was developed by former President, John Allen with assistance from Linda Bestford in 2011

Meet The HDTA Committee

Committee Member
Trish Sanford
Neil Smith
Vice President
Ankit Pandya
Ruth Didsbury
Robert Kilborn
General Committee
Craig Muras
General Committee
Lisa Jackett
General Committee
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