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Author: Tim Benton

Junior Premierships

Doutta Galla had 3 teams out of our 5 playing in grand finals on recently and 2 out of 3 won on the night.

Congratulations to the A Reserve 1 Boys and A Reserve 3 Boys for fantastic wins. Unfortunately our combined A Special DGTC / Hadfield team were defeated narrowly.

Unfortunately the B Grade 1 and D Grade 1 Boys did not make the finals, but there is always next season.

A Res 1 PremiersThe A Reserve 1 Boys (Kavindu, James, Drew & Kieran, shown opposite [Click on the image for a larger version]) played a very close match and won by 1 game! Kav fought bravely against probably the only player that had given Kav any trouble all season but then played a fantastic doubles with Kieran to clinch victory (with a final shot to win the game that would have beaten Pat Rafter himself, but that’s another story). Also great effort by James in a narrow singles loss but to steal back a few extra games in his singles was pivotal in making the difference on the scoreboard, Kieran and Drew both had outstanding wins in their singles to put the team in a good position and in the end 1 game was enough….well done boys.

The A Reserve 3 Boys led by Derek at number one, Taylor, Steven and Joel made strong going of the singles and in the end the results gave the team a four game lead heading into the two doubles, two outstanding doubles results 6-2, 6-2 saw the team pile on 8 extra games and the result was never in doubt! Derek has been outstanding all year, with Taylor at number 2 with great support, Steven has gone from strength to strength and Joel showed some uncanny flair in the final with some right and left handed (that’s right) volleys which were amazing to watch! Great win.

Unfortunately the A Special team suffered some late injuries with their number 1 girl forced to withdraw on the night and Doutta’s very own Michael Mann unavailable (school function) made the task heavy going…… Doutta’s Emma Brennan however stepped into the mix and turned it on with a great singles win at number 3, the team however was overpowered in the doubles. Special mention to our very own Jim Brennan for all the hard work he has put into the team this year and getting them to the final was outstanding in itself. Congratulations to all our teams, it was an excellent season from everyone.

Easter – Corowa 2007 Tournament

A group of members spent Easter playing in a round robin tournament in Corowa, NSW. We all had a lot of fun… especially when we managed to bring home some runners up and winners prizes!

* Aaron Sharpe – Mens Singles
* Ashley Mann- Womens Singles
* Aaron Sharpe and Warren Peters – Mens Doubles
* Aaron Sharpe and Chrissy Temple- Mixed Doubles


* Ashley and Michael Mann- Mixed Doubles
* Warren Peters- Mens Singles

Congratulations to all who entered, especially to the winners listed above.

The Corowa Tournament was very well run and we all had a lot of fun and managed to play quite a bit of tennis on the grass courts. The Round Robin worked well and each set played was 8 games long. Special Mention to Trevor Peters for purchasing and modeling his ‘Autumn Collection’!!

Big Thanks to Coach Courtney for coming up to watch and support us! A great Easter weekend was had – looking forward to Easter 08 now!

To view pictures from the now (in)famous Corowa Easter Tournament visit our Events page.

Replacement of the Third Court is Approved

After what seemed like an eternity of waiting, the Moonee Valley City Council have agreed to level our third court’s surface, as court three was subject to extensive root dammage from nearby trees. Therefore our third Modified Grass court will be replaced by the club with brand new Classic Clay Surface. Work will commence soon.