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Author: Tim Benton

Club is now open for Social Play

The Victorian Government this week has permitted Social Tennis and the Club can now be reopened for Social Play. The following is a summary of the conditions:

  • Social Play is permitted for those that are yet to be vaccinated for Singles for two people only from one or two households.
  • Social Play is permitted for those that are vaccinated for Singles or Doubles for up to four players. All must be fully vaccinated or have an official exemption and the players can be from no more than two households. Players must carry proof of vaccination and may be required to present proof of vaccination to an authorised officer of the Victorian Government.
  • Coaching can be held for those that are vaccinated with up to five people plus the Coach. All must be fully vaccinated or have an official exemption. Children under 12 years of age are considered as a fully vaccinated person. Proof of vaccination will be checked by Coaches and will be recorded.
  • Coaching can be held for those that are yet to be vaccinated with two people plus the Coach.
  • Face coverings must be worn when not playing.
  • The Clubhouse is to remain closed, including the Toilets.
  • All Players must check in with the QR Code when entering the Club.

The Book a Court System has been reopened and is open for bookings.

Please note that all Members must be full financial Members for the 2021/2022 Membership Year in order to book a court or use the Courts as a Member.

If you have any questions regarding these restrictions please contact the Committee and we are happy to answer them.

Spring 2021 Seasons Cancelled

Unfortunately due to the extended lockdown due to the Coronavirus the Spring Seasons for all Competitions has been cancelled.

The NSNTA, NSJTA and NSLTA have all cancelled the Spring 2021 Seasons. Team entries will be open later in the year for the Autumn 2022 Seasons.

Autumn Finals Update and Spring Fixtures Released

Congratulations to the Thursday Ladies Section 5 team who won their grand final recently. The team, consisting of Sophie, Jan, Sue, Karen and Tracy with Aileen playing throughout the season, defeated St. Monica’s 50 games to 36. Well done to the entire team for a great season.

Recently the A Reserve 5 Boys and the C Grade 3 Juniors teams also played in Semi Finals and were unfortunately defeated.

Congratulations to all finalists and thanks to all teams for playing during the season.

Also the fixtures are now available for the NSNTA, NSLTA and NSJTA competitions on the association Web Sites. The starting dates are:

  • The Juniors Competition commences on Friday 16th July / Saturday 17th July.
  • The Thursday Ladies Competition commences on Thursday 22nd July.
  • The NSNTA Ladies Competition commences on Tuesday 3rd August.
  • The NSNTA Mens Competition commences on Thursday 5th August.
  • The NSNTA Mixed Competition commences on Wednesday 11th August.

Good luck to all teams for the upcoming season.

Membership Renewals through the Book a Court System

The Club is about to send the Membership Renewals for all Members via Email and these may look a little bit different this year.

The Club will look to using the ClubSpark Book a Court System provided by Tennis Australia to process the Memberships. You will receive an Email similar to the example below from “Doutta Galla Tennis Club”:

You will need to login to the ClubSpark Book a Court System and follow the prompts to select your Membership renewal. You will be offered a number of methods to make a payment.

For a guide on how to renew your Membership and make a payment, please refer to the following guide:

If you have any question please contact the Club and we are happy to help.

Contact Tracing Check In Form

As per Victorian Government Requirements all Visitors to the Club, including Members, Opposition Players, Visitors and Guests , is required to complete the Contract Tracing Check In form when arriving at the Club.

The Committee requests that all Members please make a special effort to complete this check in each time so that in the event of another Coronavirus outbreak Contact Tracers can identify anyone that attended the Club.

The Committee thanks all Members and Visitors for performing these check ins to help the government manage the pandemic.

Annual General Meeting is on this Sunday

The Committee is holding the Club’s Annual General Meeting this Sunday 20 June 2021 at 7:30pm.

The Meeting will involve a summary of the year within the Club as well as any other business for the coming year. The Committee as well as office bearers for the 2021 / 2022 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.

Due to social distancing requirements the Meeting will be held via Video Conference. If you wish to attend please contact the Club and we will provide the details for attending the meeting.

Autumn Finals Update

Commiserations to the Mens B Special 3 Team who were narrowly defeated in last Thursday’s Grand Final by four games. After a slow start to the match the team, consisting of Aleks, Michael, Warren and Greg, fought back and worried the team from Royal Park on a freezing cold night. Well done to the team for a great season.

The Semi Finals for the NSLTA have been announced with the Section 5 Team playing Keilor at home. The date for this match is to be confirmed due to the current lockdown, however it is currently scheduled for Thursday 10th June.

The Finals in the Juniors have yet to be announced due to the current lockdown.

NSNTA Semi Finals Update

The first week of the NSNTA Semi Finals have been completed and the Club has one team that has progressed to the Grand Final:

  • The Mens B Special 3 team, consisting of Michael, Warren, Tim and Greg, defeated Royal Park by a single game. They play Royal Park at Merlynston in the Grand Final on Thursday night.

The following teams also played their Semi Finals last week:

  • The Ladies B Special 2 team, consisting of Ashley, Nicole, Jan and Tracey, lost to St. Monica’s by 6 games.
  • The Ladies C Reserve 2 team, consisting of Denise, Elizabeth, Connie and Darija, lost to Oak Park by 27 games.
  • The Mens B Grade 2 team, consisting of Will, Steven, Liam and Rod, lost to Gladstone Park by 4 games.
  • The Mens C Special 2 team, consisting of Andrew, Trevor, Liam and Russell, lost to Hume by 10 games.

Please note that the A Reserve 1 Mixed Team are scheduled to host the Grand Final this Wednesday 26 May.

Well done to all teams who made the finals and good luck to the Mens team playing their grand final on Thursday.

NSNTA Semi Finals Announced

With the NSNTA regular season coming to a close the Finals Fixture has been announced. The Club has 5 teams playing in finals this week:

  • The Ladies B Special 2 team play St. Monica’s at Strathmore on Tuesday night.
  • The Ladies C Reserve 2 team play Oak Park at Tullamarine on Tuesday night.
  • The Mens B Special 3 team play Maribyrnong Park at Sydenham on Thursday night.
  • The Mens B Grade 2 team play Gladstone Park at Sunbury on Thursday night.
  • The Mens C Special 2 team play Hume at Craigieburn on Thursday night.

Please note that the A Reserve 1 Mixed Team are scheduled to host the Grand Final on Wednesday 26 May.

The Committee thanks all players for playing this season and wishes the best of luck to all teams playing in finals this week.