Welcome to the Doutta Galla Tennis Club
We are a Tennis Club in North Essendon, Melbourne, Australia. The club is an official affiliate of Tennis Victoria.
All members are encouraged to subscribe to our Online Newsletter, eBaseline, to be kept up to date with all of the club's latest news.
The Selection Committee is currently organising the Teams for next Season. Could all players interested in playing in the Autumn Season please place their name on the Sign Up sheet on the Notice Board in the Club house as soon as possible or send the Club an Email to express their interest in playing.
Please do not assume that if you played this Season that you are down to play next season, all players must express their interest to the Selection Committee in playing to be placed in a Team.
Please note that the Selection Committee will make every effort to organise and group players and teams as requested, however this may not always be possible.
The NSNTA Regular Season has come to an end and the Finals are set to commence this week.
B Reserve 1 – Finished first on the Ladder and will play Diggers Rest at Essendon on Tuesday night.
Note: the B Reserve 2 Ladies team are hosting a Semi Final this Tuesday night.
A Reserve 2 – Finished first on the Ladder and will play Strathmore at Essendon on Thursday night.
B Special 1 – Finished second on the Ladder and will play Fawkner at Royal Park on Thursday night.
B Special 3 – Finished fourth on the Ladder and will play Hadfield at Sunbury on Thursday night.
Good luck to all teams in the Semi Finals and thanks to all players for a great season.
The NSNTA 2013 Autumn Season has commenced, with the Mens competition starting last Thursday the 31st of January and the Ladies commencing tomorrow on Tuesday the 5th of February. Fixtures are available on the NSNTA Website.
The NSTA 2013 Autumn Season has also commenced last Saturday with Fixtures available on the NSTA Website.
Good luck to all Teams for the Season.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed in the Clubhouse in recent weeks to be used only in an emergency. The Committee is looking to commence training soon and there are easy to use instructions contained on the unit should an emergency arise.
If any Members are interested in attending Training on the use of the Defibrillator please contact the Committee.
Please be aware that the Defibrillator is only to be used in an extreme emergency only and there will be severe penalties for any misuse. Please report any misuse, attempted misuse or usage to the Committee as soon as possible.
The Doutta Galla Tennis Club’s Open Day will be on Sunday the 20th of January 2013 from 12pm onwards. The Open Day is a great chance to visit the club, have a hit with our Coaches and learn more about the great game of Tennis. Free Tennis Lessons, Activities and a BBQ will be available and everyone is welcome, especially those who are not members of the Club.
This event is great for Kids and Adults alike who are thinking of picking up tennis and are not sure where to start.
The Doutta Galla Bowling Club will also be holding an Open Day during the same time, all are welcome to try both sports.
The Doutta Galla Christmas Party will be held this Saturday the 15th of December from 6pm at the Clubhouse. A BBQ will be provided but please bring your own Drinks, Snacks and Racquets. Please also bring a Plate to share. The Committee hopes to see everyone there for what will be a great night.
Doutta Galla had three teams playing in Grand Finals this week and two have been victorious and won their matches:
The Mens B Special 4 Team on Thursday night defeated Tullamarine by only 1 game at Strathmore. The Team consisted of David Shaw, Will Egan, Russell Bedggood and Robert Temple played on the night, with Michael Benton, Terry Benton and Simon Philpot supporting the players. This team also won their Semi Final by one game from 4th on the Ladder. Both Tullamarine and Doutta Galla played in very hot conditions and played very well in a very, very close match.
The Mixed B Reserve Team on Saturday afternoon defeated Green Gully by 14 games at home. The team consisted of Sophie McCann, Tracey Mamey, Trevor Peters and Clinton Shimmin with Annette Mann, Karen Relf and Will Egan lending their support and were undefeated all season.
The Mens A Reserve Team on Saturday were unfortunately defeated by Merlynston by 12 games. The team consisted of Michael Mann, Warren Peters, Aaron Sharpe and Tim Benton played well but Merlynston were too strong.
Congratulations to all the winning teams and thanks to all players for a great season.
The first week of both the NSTA and NSNTA finals is complete and the Club has three teams in Grand Finals this week:
The Mens B Special 4 Team consisting of David Shaw, Russell Bedggood, Will Egan and Rob Temple defeated West Brunswick by 1 game. They will play Tullamarine at Strathmore on Thursday Night.
The Mixed B Reserve Team consisting of Karen Relf, Sophie McCann, Trevor Peters and Will Egan defeated Tullamarine / Gladstone Park by 21 games. They play Green Gully at Doutta Galla on Saturday Afternoon.
The Mens A Reserve (Saturday) consisting of Warren Peters, Michael Mann and Tim Benton defeated Avondale Heights by 12 games. They will play Merlynston at Merlynston on Saturday Afternoon.
Unfortunately our two other teams in the finals lost their Semi Finals:
The Ladies C Special 1 Team consisting of Sue Duras, Maree Robertson, Marion Wensor and Virginia Glassford were narrowly defeated by Merlynston by 2 games.
The Mens B Special 1 Team consisting of Walter Wagner, Warren Peters, Jason Jacobi and Tim Benton were defeated by Tullamarine by 13 games.
Commiserations to those who were defeated last week and the Club wishes all Grand Finalists luck for this week.
The Saturday Afternoon NSTA Competition Season for Spring 2012 has finished and the Semi Finals are to be played this Saturday. Doutta Galla has both of our teams in the Finals this week:
The Mixed B Reserve Team finished on top of the latter and will play the Tullamarine / Gladstone Park combined team at home on Saturday.
The Mens Singles A Reserve team finished fourth will play Avondale Heights at Avondale Heights on Saturday.
The Club wishes both Teams luck for the Semi Finals. As Saturday Competition awards home finals for higher placed teams, any spectators are welcome to visit the club to support our Teams.
Thanks to all players for a great season.
The NSNTA Spring 2012 Competition is drawing to a close with the Semi Finals being played this week. The Club has 3 teams participating in the finals this week:
The C Special 1 Ladies Team will play Merlynston at Essendon on Tuesday night.
The B Special 1 Mens Team will play Tullamarine at Greenvale on Thursday Night.
The B Special 4 Mens Team will play West Brunswick at Moomba Park on Thursday Night.
The Committee thanks all players for playing this season and we wish all luck for the finals.