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Welcome to the Doutta Galla Tennis Club

Doutta Galla Tennis Club, Affiliated with Tennis Australia.
Welcome to the Official Website of 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.
Club Championships 2016

Congratulations to our Tennis Service Award Winners

Congratulations to Dianne Linforth, Kathy Glass, Kat Glass and Graeme Glass for being awarded the Tennis Service Award by Tennis Victoria.

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This is an award to recognise and acknowledge devoted and significant service to one or more of the State Tennis Association affiliated clubs. The recipients of this Award have certainly made a long contribution to tennis in these areas over an extended period of time. A list of past Service Award Winners can be viewed on Tennis Victoria’s Website.

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club has been fortunate to have been provided with the wonderful service of four fantastic volunteers. All are deserving Life Members of the Club after giving many years of service.

Husband and wife duo Graeme and Kathy Glass have been involved in the club since 1990.  Graeme took on the role of Treasurer for 10 years while Kathy occupied the role of Junior Coordinator for 17 years until 2006.

Graeme, a Member since 1964, was a significant instigator at the club, installing lights on all three of its courts and played a significant role in the resurfacing of the courts during this time.  With an impending drought and water restrictions, the selection of surface and obtaining a grant to fund this project was vital in ensuring the club could remain viable and could continue to provide a first class facility to its members.

Both Kathy and Graeme add Tennis Service Awards to their Doutta Galla Tennis Club Life Membership status.

Daughter of Kathy and Graeme, Kat Glass was also recognised with a Tennis Service Award.  Kat took on the role of Club Treasurer when her father retired from the committee.  Over the last 15 years, Kat’s efforts in monitoring the upkeep of the club’s finances has been first class.

Also receiving a Tennis Service Award was long-standing volunteer Dianne Linforth.  Dianne has been a part of the club committee in some capacity since 1982, and most notably was club secretary from 1984 – 1996. A life member, Dianne has also served as an assistant delegate to the North Suburban Ladies Tennis Association alongside Kathy.

The club is well known for its outstanding volunteers with Club President Aaron Sharpe receiving a Highly Commended Tennis Service Award earlier in the year.

Combined they have given over 80 years of service to the Club and the local Associations

Each Member of the Club has given valuable service and contributed greatly for the growth of the Club.

Congratulations to Kathy, Graeme, Kat and Dianne on your wonderful contribution to the Doutta Galla Tennis Club.

The Award Winners have been featured on Tennis Victoria’s News Web Site.

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Spring Finals Update

It’s Finals Season and the Club has had quite a few teams in the Finals in recent weeks:

– The Thursday Ladies Section 5 play a Grand Final this Thursday against Strathmore at Keilor East. The Ladies lost to Strathmore in the Semi Final, but defeated St. Vincent;s / Airport West in the Preliminary Final.

– The Saturday B Grade Mixed Team made their Grand Final, after defeating Hadfield in the Semi Final but were unfortunately defeated by Maribyrnong Park by 12 games.

– The Juniors C Special 1 Team were defeated by Merlynston in a Semi Final by a narrow two games.

– The Tuesday Night Ladies B Special 1 Team were defeated by Merlynston by 3 games in a very close Semi Final.

– The Tuesday Night Ladies B Reserve 2 Team were defeated by very strong Buckley Park in a Semi Final.

– The Saturday B Special Mens Team were defeated by Merlynston in the Semi Final by 22 games.

The Committee wishes the Ladies Grand Final team luck for the upcoming Final and congratulates all teams for a great season.

Club Championships 2016 Draw and Schedule Announced

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The Doutta Galla Club Championships Draw and Schedule for 2016 has been announced. All Events will be played on the same day, with the Junior Finals being played prior to the Club’s Christmas Party on Saturday 3rd December.

Sunday 27th November
12pm – Mens Singles – All Matches

Tuesday 29th November
6:30pm – Mixed Doubles – All Matches

Thursday 1st December
6:30pm – Mens Doubles – All Matches

Satruday 3rd December
1pm – Boys Singles – All Matches
4pm – Girls Singles – All Matches
6:30pm – Christmas Party

For all information please visit the Club Championships 2016 Site. Good luck to all players.

NSNTA and NSLTA Finals Draws Now Available

The Finals for all Competitions is coming up soon and the following finals draws are available on the various Association Web Sites:

The Club has a few teams in the Finals:

  • NSNTA Ladies B Special 1 play Merlynston at Royal Park
  • NSNTA Ladies B Reserve 2 play Buckley Park at Taylor’s Lakes
  • NSLTA Section 5 play Strathmore at Buckley Park

Good luck to all teams in the Finals

Sign up to play Competition in 2017

Team entries for all Competitions are now open for next season, including:

  • NSNTA Week Nights
  • NSTA Saturday Afternoons
  • NSLTA Thursday Ladies
  • NSJTA Juniors

To sign up for next season please place your name on the sign up sheet in the Club House or send the Club an Email.

Please don’t assume that because you played this season that you will be registered to play next season, please register your interest to play next season.

Congratulations to Aaron Sharpe for being awarded the Tennis Service Award

The Club’s President Aaron Sharpe has recently been awarded the Tennis Service Award by Tennis Victoria.

Aaron works tirelessly not only as the President of the Doutta Galla Tennis Club for the past 13 years, making Aaron the Club’s longest serving President, but as members of the Committee of the NSTA and organising NSJTA events such as Junior Pennant.

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Tennis Victoria describes this award as:

Tennis Victoria awards Tennis Service Awards and are presented year round to worthy Victorian Tennis Community members who have positively contributed to the game of tennis. These are awards to recognise persons who have demonstrated their contribution to the sport of tennis through devoted and significant service to any one or more of Tennis Victoria’s affiliated tennis clubs and/or associations and/or member organisations.

Congratulations Aaron on receiving the well deserved Award and thanks from the Doutta Galla Tennis Club Members and Committee for your work to improve Tennis in the Northern Suburbs.

Working Bee this Sunday 16th October

The Club’s Working Bee is to be held this Sunday the 16th of October from 12pm at the Club.

Members that attend and assist are entitled to receive their Maintenance Levy back from the Club.

Please bring along any gardening tools to help make our Club beautiful.

The assistance of Members is greatly appreciated as many hands make light work.

Club Championships Sign Up Form

The Doutta Galla 2016 Club Championships will be held in the next month or so. We encourage as many members as possible to play in what is a great little tournament.

To sign up to play, please complete the online form below:

https://goo.gl/forms/b8E5xbN4wm1JPLJI2

Club Championships Expression of Interest

The club is looking to get an expression of interest from members who would like to be involved in this years club championships.

We would like to encourage all members to get involved, especially our group of juniors.

We are not specifying dates/times yet but we are looking to try to isolate events into singles days or evenings to make it a lot easier for those involved.

We are also looking to hold the junior events on possibly the day of the Clubs Christmas party , for something different.

If you are interested in being involved please complete the form.

There will also be list available in the clubhouse from Sunday the 4th of September

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUGcW-azPYqfW0pXMY7P5a1SS_JGlRECf61hRICP7oMoiBEg/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=send_form

Court Lighting Operation

Please be aware of the court lights procedure if you ever experience any of light switches tripping – a procedure sign has been put up to follow.

 

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The Steps are:

  • Slowly turn on the light switches one at a time, this reduces an in-rush of power and the possibility of a nuisance trip.
  • If you hear a trip whilst operating a light switch, check which circuit has tripped by opening the switchboard and nothing which breaker it is.
  • Switch off the light switch which caused the trip and re-set the breaker on the switch board.
  • Wait 5 minutes and try operating the switch again.
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