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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

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.

Doutta Galla Club Championships Entries 2019 Now Open

Doutta Galla Club Championships 2019 - Entries Now Open

Entries are now open for the 2019 Doutta Galla Club Championships.

Club Championship events will now be run in a round robin format to give more matches to everyone, with the winners progressing on to Semi Finals

Matches now are scheduled by the players throughout November to get more matches completed. Singles Grand Finals are scheduled for Sunday 7th of December, the day of the Doutta Galla Christmas Party

Entries close on Sunday 22nd September, with the Draws and Schedule to be published on Wednesday 25th September.

The presentation of trophies to the winners will occur at the Club’s Christmas Party on the Saturday evening.

The following events are looking to be held, depending on the number of entrants:

  • Mens Open Singles (All ages)
  • Ladies Open Singles (All ages)
  • Mens Doubles (Handicaps apply, all ages)
  • Ladies Doubles (Handicaps apply, all ages)
  • Junior Boys Singles
  • Junior Girls Singles
  • Junior Boys Doubles
  • Junior Girls Doubles
  • Mixed Junior Doubles
  • Mixed Open Doubles
  • Veteran Doubles (45+)

For all the details please visit the Doutta Galla Club Championships 2019 Mini Site.

To sign up place your name on the Sign Up Sheets in the Clubhouse or send the Club an Email.

Saturday Afternoon Grand Final Update

The Club’s Mens Singles / Doubles A Reserve Team won their Grand Final recently, defeating Royal Park at Royal Park. Michael Mann and Warren Peters played both the Singles and Doubles and despite moderate heat had a great day.

Congratulations to the Team and all who played Saturday Afternoon Tennis this season. With this Grand Final win both of the Club’s Teams won their Grand Finals which is an excellent result for the Club.

2014 Club Championships

The 2014 Doutta Galla Club Championships are scheduled to be held during February next year, just after the Australian Open finishes. Matches are played on Saturday or Sunday afternoons and are open to all Members.

Sign up sheets will be available in the Club House soon and entries will close on Sunday the 26th of January.

The Club Championships are the highlight of the Doutta Galla Calendar and is a great competition for all. All Players of all skill levels are encouraged to get involved and have fun.

For all your Club Championships 2014 Information, including Dates, Draws, Schedules and Results, be sure to check out the Club Championships 2014 Mini Site at DouttaGalla.com.