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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions Update

The Club is now open for Social Play.

All Players, including Members and Non Members, must use the Book a Court System to play tennis.

When you have completed your booking, you must complete a Player Form and send it to the Committee for the purpose of Contact Tracing.

Please note access to the Club House is not available. Members may access the toilets only.

Book a Court at Doutta Galla

Book a Court

Please book a court using the fields below. Bookings are available to Members and Members of the Public.

You can view the Availability of the Courts via the Court Availability Calendar.

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Play may now commence at Doutta Galla

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club Committee has been consulting with the Moonee Valley City Council and Tennis Victoria and Members may now play Tennis at the Club now that restrictions due to the Coronavirus have lifted.

The Club is now available for use by Members based on the following conditions:

  • Access to the main room of the Club House will not be available. Access is available to the Toilets through the rear door of the Club. Your regular club key will give you access.
  • Members may only play after they have booked a court. Members may not play unless they have booked a court. You can book a court through the Doutta Galla Web Site at www.douttagalla.com.
  • After you Book a Court a questionnaire will be sent to you asking for you to provide the Names of all Players, Members and Non-Members, that will be playing with you at the Club. It is a condition of play that this is completed and sent back to the Committee. The purpose of this information is for Contact Tracing in the event of a confirmed case.
  • The Committee has placed hand sanitiser at the entrance to the Club. Hand sanitiser should be used before and after using the keypad on the gate.
  • Coaching will commence this week. Coaching times are blocked out in the Book a Court system. The Club Coach, Anthony Guccione, will be providing advice to all coaching students directly.
  • The First Aid Kit and the Defibrillator have been moved to the Toilets and may be used in case of emergencies.
  • Members are encouraged to minimise contact with other players where possible. There is a limit of four players per court at any one time. Social distancing is to be observed.

The Committee are in discussion with each of the Competition Associations about the resumption of play. Once a decision has been made this will be communicated to Members through our Web Site, Email Newsletter and Facebook group.

The Committee asks that all members follow these rules so that play may continue as we return to normal. We thank all Members for the patience and cooperation during this time.

Club Closure to remain until further notice

Today the Victorian Government announced a relaxation of restrictions implemented to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

Despite this advice, please note that the Club will remain closed until further advice is received from the Moonee Valley City Council and Tennis Victoria.

The Committee is expecting to receive confirmation shortly and we will contact our Members via our Web Site, Facebook Group and Email Newsletter when the Club will reopen again for use by Members and the details of any additional rules and conditions that may remain in place.

Update on the Closure of the Club

The Committee wishes to provide an update to Members on the Closure of the Club.

By the orders of the Victorian Government and the Moonee Valley City Council the Committee have been asked to close the Club until further notice. We have lowered the nets and have re-arranged the furniture for additional security. The Book a Court System is disabled.

We ask that no Members attempt to access the Club while it is closed.

We are hoping to re-open the Club as soon as the restrictions are lifted.

We wish all of our Members well during the isolation measures and hope everyone supports the social distancing restrictions. The more everyone complies with these restrictions the sooner all of this will be over.

We will all certainly all be keen for a game when this is all over.

If you have any questions or need to access the Club you are welcome to contact the Committee.

Club Closed due to Coronavirus Social Distancing Measures

The Moonee Valley City Council has requested that all local sports clubs close until further notice. This is a part of the Moonee Valley City Council, the Victorian Government and the the Australian Government’s Social Distancing Measures implemented to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

Therefore the Doutta Galla Tennis Club will be closed until at least the 13th of April 2020.

Members are not permitted to access the Club for social play until this restriction is lifted.

The Committee apologises for any inconvenience this may cause to Members.

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact the Committee via our Contact page.

NSLTA and NSJTA Suspension of Play due to Coronavirus

The NSLTA and NSJTA have provided updates on the suspension of play due to the Coronavirus pandemic:

NSLTA

The NSLTA have suspended all matches until further notice. The following statement was issued:

Due to the current health situation in Australia with regard to the Covid-19 outbreak the Committee of the N.S.L.T.A. has decided to suspend all matches in the current season until further notice commencing immediately.

The N.S.L.T.A. will monitor the situation weekly and will alert clubs as soon as Matches can resume.

NSJTA

The NSJTA have issued the following update:

In order to provide a small degree of certainty in these very uncertain times, based on the current available advice, we have decided to cancel all matches until the end of April. This means rounds 7, 8 and 9 will not be played.

The Committee will meet again towards the end of April to consider whether it is safe and viable for the competition to resume.

Coronavirus and Tennis Competition Updates

By now everyone is aware of the Covid-19 virus.

Over the past few days, there has been plenty of media coverage and there
has been a lot of movement by the Federal /State governments with changes
to how we go about our daily lives.

As part of this it is expected or assumed that somehow our usual activities at Doutta Galla TC will also be affected.

The Committee feels strongly about the welfare of our club and all its members and that is the main priority.

Tennis Australia (TA) and Tennis Victoria (TV) have both issued statements over the weekend.

Currently as of the 15/3/2020 – local competition has made the following statements:

  • NSTA – Saturday Afternoon competition – is suspended
  • NSJTA – Junior competition – was cancelled Saturday and the association is reviewing its activities this week.
  • NSNTA – night competition – is suspended.
  • NSLTA – unsure currently.

Social play at the Club is not restricted, however if you feel unwell you should stay away from the club and seek advice.

Coaching for now will continue as normal – with strict guidelines around best health practices.

Anyone who is feeling unwell should not go to coaching and should stay away from coaching for 2 weeks. Anthony will arrange credits for lessons missed.

The Club will take awareness measures to the best of our abilities – these include:

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Stay at home if you feel sick.
  • If you take medication make sure you have enough.
  • Phone your doctor or the hotline – 1800 675 398 – if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep.
  • Wearing a face mask is not necessary if you are well.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol

Further information can be found on the Victorian Government’s Web Site.

The most important message i have for everyone is – if we all do the right things at the club we will help to limit any spread of potential illness – so lets all do our bit! if you see something that needs to be cleaned, take 30 seconds to help out.

We will continue to monitor this situation.

In the event that the club is affected through the impact of the virus whether that’s internally or externally with competition, we will ensure that we work to communicate as clearly as we can in terms of any disruptions that may arise.

Regards,
Aaron Sharpe
President Doutta Galla TC
0407885012

Coronavirus – Suspension of NSNTA Competitions

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the NSNTA has suspended the competition until further notice.

The NSNTA released the following statement:

After consultation with clubs, the NSNTA Management Committee has decided to suspend immediately all competition matches until further notice.

This decision has been made to proactively ensure the health and well-being of all players. We appreciate the understanding of all clubs and players during this unprecedented situation, which is changing regularly as more information becomes available and containment measures are implemented.

We will update clubs when it is deemed safe and viable for the competition to resume.

Please refer to the NSNTA Website at www.nsnta.org for further information.

Competition Update due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the affects of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the local Tennis Associations are reviewing competition. Here is the latest from each Association:

NSTA – Saturday Afternoons

The NSTA has suspended play from Saturday March 14th until further notice.

All matches not played during this period will be treated as washouts with each team awarded 2 points.

The N.S.T.A. will monitor the situation weekly and will alert clubs as soon as the committee’s position changes.

For updates visit www.nsta.asn.au

NSJTA – Juniors

The NSJTA has suspended play from Saturday 14th March until further notice.

For updates visit www.nsjta.asn.au.

NSNTA – Weeknights

The NSNTA has issued a statement to Clubs via Email:

The NSNTA Management Committee is aware of growing concern in the community about the coronavirus disease (COVID 19). The safety of players and parents in our competition is a priority and we will act in accordance with official advice issued by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and federal health agencies as the situation develops.

If any players are (potentially affected by coronavirus), we request that they … do not attend or participate in the NSNTA competition until the conclusion of the 14-day isolation period. We also request clubs ask players not to participate in matches if they have symptoms

NSNTA competition matches will proceed as normal for the time being.

For updates visit www.nsnta.org.

NSLTA – Thursday Ladies

No statements have been issued by the NSLTA, play is to continue as normal.

For updates visit www.nslta.asn.au.


The Doutta Galla Tennis Club is following the guidelines released by Tennis Australia in addressing this pandemic. The guidelines can be viewed here:
https://www.tennis.com.au/vic/doc/covid-19-guidelines-for-clubs-1303

If you have symptoms please consult a medical professional and self isolate as per Government recommendations. Please do not play in tennis competitions or attend the Club.

If you have any questions about the latest information you are welcome to contact the Club.

Club Championships Results

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the Doutta Galla 2019 Club Championships.

Ladies Singles – Eleanor Ragg def. Paramita Sharma

Mens Singles – Michael Mann def. Steven Linforth

Girls Singles – Eleanor Ragg def. Marie Kotsiris

Boys Singles – Josh McChron def. Kai Johnson

Ladies Doubles – Eleanor & Marie def. Darija & Emma (default)

Mens Doubles – Tim Benton & Kieran Benton def. Steven Linforth & Clinton Shimmin

Mixed Doubles – Annette Mann & Michael Mann def. Marie Kotsiris & Josh McChron

Boys Doubles – Josh & Reuben def. Finley & George

Mixed Junior Doubles – Paramita & Josh def. Divya & Campbell

Thanks to all who played in the tournament.

Open Day is on this Sunday

The annual Doutta Galla Tennis Club’s Open Day is on this Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Everyone and anyone is welcome to come down to the Club, have a hit with the coach and play some tennis – all for free.

The Club is hosting:

  • Hot Shots for the Kids
  • Casual Play
  • Free Coaching
  • Speed Serving
  • Hit the Target competitions
  • And much more

With the devastating fires that have hit Victoria and throughout Australia the Club will be running a Barbeque, Rice Paper Rolls and other Food as a fundraising effort to support the Victorian Government Appeal and the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie.

We would like to see as many people attend and support this great cause.

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