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Nelson Alexander are proud to support the Doutta Galla Tennis Club and will pay a contribution to the Club for all new business generated from our members, parents & friends.

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NSNTA Autumn Finals Update and Teams for the Spring 2022 Season

The NSNTA regular season has come to a close this week with the Semi Finals to commence next week. The club has four teams playing in finals this week:

  • The Ladies B Special 1 team play Oak Park at West Brunswick on Tuesday night.
  • The Ladies C Reserve 2 team play Digger’s Rest at Sunbury on Tuesday night.
  • The Mixed A Reserve 2 team play Merlynston at Buckley Park on Wednesday night.
  • The Mens C Special 2 team play Glencairn at Greenvale

The Committee wishes all teams luck for the finals and thanks all teams for their participation this season.

The Team Entries are also open for next season. Please contact your Team’s captain if you wish to play again next season or you can contact the Club and we will register your interest. Entries must be submitted by Saturday 4th June.

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.

NSNTA Season Commencing and COVID-Safe Guidelines

The NSNTA 2021 Seasons are set to commence shortly and the Association has published COVID-Safe Guidelines that are to be followed by all Players, Teams and Clubs. The key changes are:

  • All players and spectators must check in on arrival using the Doutta Galla Contact Tracing Form. Teams can register using the same form.
  • Supper is not required to be provided.
  • Clubrooms are not required to be open, except for the use of toilets.
  • No handshakes and minimise contact between players.

You can view the full COVID-Safe Plan on the NSNTA’s Web Site here:’s/NSNTA%20COVID-Safe%20competition%20guidelines.pdf

The Seasons commence on the following dates:

  • Ladies – Tuesday, 2 February 2021
  • Mixed – Wednesday, 3 February 2021
  • Men’s – Thursday, 4 February 2021

Open Day on Sunday 7 February

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club’s annual Open Day is on Sunday 7th February 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

Team Entries Now Open for Autumn 2021 Seasons

Team entries for all Senior and Junior teams are now open for the Autumn 2021 Seasons.

If you are interested in playing next season please notify the Selection Committee by sending the Club an Email with your details.

Entries close for Junior teams on 1st December and for Seniors on 13th December for

The starting dates for the competitions are:

  • Juniors – Friday Teams – 29th January 2021
  • Juniors – Saturday Teams – 30th January 2021
  • NSNTA – Ladies – 2nd February 2021
  • NSNTA – Mixed – 3rd February 2021
  • NSNTA – Men’s – 4th February 2021
  • NSTA – TBC February 2021
  • NSLTA – TBC February 2021

Coronavirus Restrictions Update – More than 2 households can now play

The Victorian Government announced recently that community sport can now commence.

For tennis this means that there is no longer a restriction where players are limited to two households only.

Tennis may now be played with the minimum number of players needed to play, which means that doubles can be played with members from up to four different households.

The Committee requests that players only play with a maximum of 4 different players for any one session of play and continue to observe social distancing of being 1.5m apart.

Players are also reminded that there should be no off court social activities.

Group coaching is also commencing with a limit of 10 players per group.

It is a condition of play that all players that visit the club complete a Player Registration Form each time you play.

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.

Aaron Sharpe
President Doutta Galla TC

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.