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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.

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.

Christmas Party is on tonight

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club’s Christmas Party for 2019 is on tonight, Saturday 7th of December, from 6:30pm.

The Club Championships Trophies and Junior Awards will presented and it’s a great chance to catch up or meet other members of the Club.

The Club will be providing a Barbeque, Drinks and Nibbles. Please BYO Salads, Desserts and anything else you would like to share.

All Members are welcome to attend.

Spring Finals Update

With the NSNTA Semi Finals last week and the NSLTA, NSJTA and NSTA finals commencing as well, the Club has quite a few teams in semi finals and grand finals in the coming week:

In the NSTNA the following teams won their Semi Finals last week and play their Grand Finals tonight:

  • The Ladies B Reserve 2 team defeated Essendon and play in the Grand Final tonight at Oak Park.
  • The Ladies C Reserve 3 team defeated Keilor and play in the Grand Final tonight at Gladstone Park.

Commiserations to the NSNTA teams that lost their Semi Finals last week:

  • The Ladies B Special 2 team lost to Strathmore last Tuesday
  • The Mens B Grade 3 team lost to Oak Park on Thursday

In the NSLTA the Section 5 team play a Semi Final against Avondale Heights at St. Monica’s.

In the NSTA:

  • The B Grade Mixed team defeated Gladstone Park by a single game and play Maribyrnong Park/Buckley Park at Maribyrnong Park on Saturday.
  • The A Grade team were defeated by Maribyrnong Park
  • The A Reserve team were defeated by Royal Park.

In the NSJTA we have four teams that played in Semi Finals for four wins, so there will be four teams playing in Grand Finals this weekend:

  • The A Reserve 1 team defeated Sydneham and play Moomba Park at Coburg this Friday night
  • The B Grade 1 team defeated Avondale Heights and play Hillside at Hume this Saturday
  • The D Special 1 team defeated St Christopher’s and play Essendon at Gladstone Park this Saturday
  • The D Special 2 team defeated Hume and play Strathmore at Gladstone Park this Saturday

Good luck to all teams playing in finals and well done to all teams that made the finals.

Please note that the Club is hosting the following finals:

  • The NSNTA Ladies C Special 2 Grand Final on Tuesday 26th November.
  • The NSLTA Section 3 Grand Final on Thursday 12th December.

NSNTA Spring 2019 Finals Draws Out Now

The Finals Draws for the NSNTA Spring 2019 Season are now available, with four teams playing in Semi Finals next week:

  • The Ladies B Special 2 team play Strathmore at Westmeadows on Tuesday night
  • The Ladies B Reserve 2 team play Essendon at Taylor’s Lakes on Tuesday night
  • The Ladies C Reserve 3 team play Keilor at Buckley Park on Tuesday night
  • The Mens B Grade 3 team play Oak Park at Strathmore on Thursday

Please note that the Club is hosing the following finals in the coming weeks:

  • Mens C Special 1 Semi Final on Thursday 21st November
  • Ladies C Special 2 Grand Final on Tuesday 26th November

Please remember that entries for next season close on Sunday 24th November, so if you wish to play next season please remember to contact the Club.

Good luck to all teams for the Finals and thanks to all players for playing this season.

Club Championships Update

With the new format of Club Championships running really smoothly, there are some important changes for those involved in all doubles events in regards to format and timelines.

After seeing how many matches are still needing to play in the round robin, the Club Championship Referees have made the decision to remove semi-finals for some Events and extend the period for round robin matches to occur.

The following Events that are affected:

  • Men’s Doubles
  • Ladies Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys Doubles
  • Junior Mixed Doubles

For these events the round robin period will be extended until 24th November with only the top two teams moving through to play a grand final during the finals period of 25th November – 7th December.

All Singles events have not altered and still need to be finished by Sunday 10th November where possible.

Please also remember that all fees are to be paid before the end of the tournament. Each fee is payable for each event you are entered in. All fees need to be paid to the Club by either Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or by placing money in the box in the Club House.

  • If paying by EFT please put your name and Club Champs or CC in the Reference field.
  • If paying in the Club please ensure you name is written on the envelope clearly and include Club Champs.

The Club Championships 2019 Mini Site has been updated with all of the Results recorded so far.

Good Luck to all players for the rest of the tournament.