Tim Benton

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.

Open Court Sessions are on for Summer 2020

Open Court Sessions

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club is hosting Open Court Sessions throughout February and March.

Open Court Sessions are a new and great way to get out and meet new people, have a laugh, and play tennis at your skill level.

Going for around 90-minutes, you’ll have a 10-minute warm-up, 50-minutes of tennis activities and 30-minutes of socialising. On court, you’ll play different tennis activities including tennis on smaller courts, Pickleball and triples on a full size court. Off court, you’ll make new friends over a drink or a bite to eat.

The best bit? Just show up with or without friends and we will host the night. You don’t need any equipment or any tennis skills, just arrive and have a hit.

Bookings are essential, so to register please visit Doutta Galla’s Open Court Sessions page.

Each 90 minute session costs $15 and is only available to Adults 16 and older.

The Club is planning sessions on the following nights:

  • Monday 3rd February 2020 at 6:30pm
  • Monday 10th February 2020 at 6:30pm
  • Monday 17th February 2020 at 6:30pm
  • Monday 24th February 2020 at 6:30pm
  • Monday 2nd March 2020 at 6:30pm
  • Monday 9th March 2020 at 6:30pm
  • Monday 23rd March 2020 at 6:30pm

Anyone and everyone is welcome, so Members please pass this on to your friends and family that are interested.

Open Day is on Sunday February 7 2020

The Club is holding an Open Day on Sunday 9th February 2020 from 10am to 4pm, everyone is welcome to attend to have a try of tennis and join in the fun. All ages from kids to adults are welcome.

 

Spring Grand Final Results

The Club had many teams playing in Grand Finals over the past two weeks:

  • The Tuesday Night Ladies C Reserve 3 team defeated St. Vincent’s by two games. Congratulations to the team consisting of Denise, Elizabeth, Darija and Debbie with Shruti and Emma also playing throughout the season.
  • The Thursday Ladies Section 5 team defeated Avondale Heights by 18 games and advance to the grand final this Thursday against St Monica’s.
  • The Tuesday Night Ladies B Reserve 2 team were defeated by St. Vincent’s by five games. Commiserations to the team consisting of Kathy, Nicole, Carolyn and Rebecca with Kathryn, Maureen and Dianne also playing throughout the season.
  • The A Reserve 1 Juniors team lost to Moomba Park by six games. Commiserations to the team of Marie, Emily, Eleanor, Paramita, Divya, Campbell, Joshua, James and Kai.
  • The B Grade 1 Juniors team lost to Hillside by 12 games. Commiserations to the team of Ashley, Claudia, Christina, Lachlan, Finley, Dylan and James.
  • The D Special 1 Juniors team lost to Essendon by 24 games. Commiserations to the team of Dion, Prajiet, Arya, John, Finnegan and Ishaan.
  • The D Special 2 Juniors team lost to Strathmore by five games. Commiserations to the team of Joshua, Oren, Tomorrowlands, Gus and Saskia.

Good luck to the Thursday Ladies team in the grand final and thanks to all teams for playing this year.

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