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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.
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Doutta Galla Club Championships 2018 - Now On

Working Bee to be held on Sunday 21st October

The Club will hold its Annual Working Bee on Sunday 21st October from 12pm to 3pm.

All are welcome to help perform key maintenance on the Club and ensure it stays beautiful for another 12 months.

Financial Adult and Family Members that attend are entitled to receive their $40 Maintenance Levy.

NSJTA and NSLTA Autumn 2018 Semi Finals Update

The NSJTA and NSLTA seasons have reached the finals and the Club had several teams make the finals recently:

  • The Ladies Section 3 team were unfortunately defeated in the Semi Final against Glenroy.
  • The Juniors C Grade 3 Team were defeated in their Semi Final by Delahey.
  • The Juniors C Reserve 4 Team defeated Royal Park in their Semi Final. The team play Essendon / Keilor at Airport West today.

  • The Juniors C Reserve 5 Team defeated Keilor East in their Semi Final. They Green Gully at Airport West today.

Good luck to the Junior Teams in their Finals today and well done to all teams who made the Finals.

Annual General Meeting for 2018 is this Sunday

The Club’s Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 17th June at 7:30pm at the Club house.

The Meeting will involve a summary of the year within the Club as well as any business for the coming year. The Committee as well as office bearers for the 2018 / 2019 year will also be nominated.

All Members are welcome to attend the AGM. If any Members are unable to attend and wish for a topic to be discussed, you are welcome to send the Club an Email and we will place your topic on the agenda.

Night and Saturday Afternoon Team Registration Due Soon

The registration of players for the Spring Seasons of Night Tennis and Saturday Afternoon Tennis is due very soon, with registrations closing on Tuesday 12th June at 5pm.

If you wish to play next season please register your interest by sending the Club an Email or writing your name on the sign up sheets in the Club House.

Autumn Finals Update

The Autumn competitions are now entering the Finals series. The following finals are coming up this week:

  • The B Grade 1 Wednesday Night Mixed team play Greenvale at Oak Park on Wednesday.
  • The C Reserve 4 Thursday Night Mens team play Deer Park at Hume on Thursday.

Recently the Mens Singles / Doubles Saturday Afternoon season finished and the following were the results:

  • The Mens A Grade Saturday Afternoon team recently played the Grand Final and lost by 7 games to Glencairn.
  • The Mens A Reserve Saturday Afternoon team lost their Semi Final by 10 games to Keon Park.

Please note that the Club are hosting the Ladies finals on Tuesday 22nd May (Ladies C Special 1 Semi Final) and Tuesday 29th May (Ladies C Reserve 3 Grand Final).

Named Pavers Available for Purchase

The Committee is organising another opportunity to purchase Pavers to be named and displayed within the Club as a lasting record of your valued support of the Club.

The Pavers will be permanently installed on the wall out the back of the Club on the Decking proudly showing your donation.

To purchase a Paver please complete the Order Form:

Open Day is on Saturday 10th February

The Club is holding an Open Day on Saturday 10th February 2018 from 12pm 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.

There will be:

  • A free BBQ
  • Face painting
  • Ball Machine
  • Serve Radar
  • Giveaways and Show Bags
  • Raffle and Auction
  • And the chance to meet Chris Guccione – two time Olympian and Pro Tennis Player

As a part of the Open Day promotion every new Player’s first Group Lesson is free with Guccione Tennis.

Fixtures now available for Autumn 2018 Competitions

The Fixtures have been released for all Autumn 2018 Competitions commencing in February:

  • Junior competition commences on Friday 2nd February and Saturday 3rd February
  • Saturday Afternoon competition commences on Saturday 3rd February
  • Tuesday Night Ladies competition commences on Tuesday 6th February
  • Wednesday Night Mixed competition commences on Wednesday 7th February
  • Thursday Ladies competition commences on Thursday 8th February
  • Thursday Night Mens competition commences on Thursday 8th February

Please note that the Club has two new Mixed Teams that play on Wednesday Nights, so two Courts will in use for Competition. Please refer to the Court Availability timetable on the Club’s Web Site for further information.

The Club also welcomes a new Thursday Night Mens team to the Club who are in some cases playing their first season or others playing first season in many years. We hope they have a great season.

Team captains will be contacted in the coming week to pick up Fixtures and Balls for the upcoming seasons.

Security Incidents at Tennis Clubs

A recent incident at the Essendon Tennis Club has highlighted the need to be mindful of the security of Tennis Clubs.

On the evening of Thursday 28 December 2017 a gang of about 14 teenagers carrying weapons and abused Essendon members playing tennis. The members involved in the incident acted promptly and contacted the Police who were quick to respond and deal with the situation.

The Committee and the Moonee Valley City Council advises members that if they notice any suspicious activity around the Tennis Club or if you are concerned for your safety or the safety of any of the Club’s members or visitors to contact the Police. Once any issues have been resolved we appreciate that you notify the Committee so we are aware and can take any actions necessary.

Christmas Party is Tonight


The annual Doutta Galla Christmas Party is to be held on tonight, Saturday December 16th from 6:30pm at the Club house.

A Barbeque and some Beer, Wine and Soft Drink will be provided, please bring a Salad, some Snacks or some desert.

The Club Championship Awards will be presented and all Junior Players throughout the year will also be recognised.

The committee hopes to see everyone there.