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Play Pennant at Doutta Galla in 2010

The club is looking for interested players to play in the 2010 Pennant season, if you wish to play, please email us or sign up at the notice board at the club house. For more information, please visit our Pennant page.

About Pennant:

  • Matches are held on Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Morning or Sunday Afternoon.
  • Four players play each week.
  • Singles is played one week, doubles the next.
  • Matches are played all over Greater Melbourne.
  • A season is fourteen matches, with each team playing all others twice,
    both singles and doubles.
  • Competition starts in late April with the finals during August.

Club Open Day

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club’s Open Day is on Sunday the 28th of February and is open to members and the entire public. Anyone, regardless of age or skill level, is welcome to come down to the club and have a hit. Activities will be running all day for everyone. Our new coach, Anthony Guccione, will be runing the activities along with other members of the committee, and his brother, Chris Guccione will be attending to encourage everyone to pick up a racquet. A free saussage sizzle will be cooking during the day. This is a great opportunity to get come free advice as well as meet our coach and committee. Click on the flyer opposite for a larger version.

Welcome to our new Club Coach, Anthony Guccione

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club is pleased to announce and welcome our new coach, Anthony Guccione to the club. Anthony will take over the club’s coaching position from our previous coach, Courtney Kelly, who has scaled her business back to have a baby. Anthony comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience which is highlighted by his name and the tennis expereince which comes with that. Coaching announcements will be sent out soon, but for any Term One enquiries please call Anthony on 0438 358 945.

Junior A Special Champions

The combined Doutta Galla / Hadfield A Special Junior team has defeated Taylor’s Lakes to win their third straight Grand Final. It was a tight match with Doutta Galla / Hadfield winning 49 games to 44. The Club congratulates all our players for their excellent performance and effort throughout the season, and we especially congratulate Jim Brennan for all his tireless managerial work over the past few years.

Club Championships Complete

The 2009 Doutta Galla Club Championships are now compete after a massive final day. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Kavindu Gamage who won both the Mens Open and Graded Singles events. The standard was excellent, as always, and the expanded handicapped Mixed Doubles format produced many long matches. Trevor Peters has set a new club record for the most games played in a day, with well over 50 games played in four sets. Thanks to all the players for a great tournament and to the organisers for a well run event.

Club Championships Finals Results

  • Mens Singles – Kavindu Gamage def Michael Mann 6-2, 6-3.
  • Mens Graded Singles – Kavindu Gamage def Trevor Peters 8-4.
  • Mixed Graded Doubles – Sandra Kepsner / Trevor Peters def Alison and Steven Linforth 10-7.
  • Ladies Round Robin Doubles – Ashley Mann.
  • Mens Round Robin Doubles – Aaron Sharpe / Michael Mann def Jason Bishop / Walter Wagner.

Landscaping Update

The redevelopment and landscaping of the Club’s rear courtyard is almost complete. Some very nice paving has been laid and a water tank will be installed soon. Please come down and have a look at the great new area behind the club.

Saturday Afternoon Champions

Our only Saturday Afternoon B Reserve 1 team has won the NSTA Premiership on the weekend. The mixed team consisting of Annette Mann, Tracey Maney, Sophie McCann, Karen Relf, Tim Benton, Michael Mann, Trevor Peters and Aaron Sharpe defeated the team from St Monica’s. Throughout the season, the team battled gale force winds nearly every weekend to finish on top of the ladder and after defeating Avondale Heights in the Semi Final, advanced to the Grand Final. Congratulations to all team members and everyone is looking forward to next season. Entries are now open and we are actively seeking players to play in an expanded competition where we aim to field two teams. If you would like to play, please sign up in the club house or reply to this email.

Pennant Finals Update

Our club’s first Pennant team in many years has been defeated in the Grade finals of Grade 8 Pennant by Rosamond. The team consisting of Liam Benton, Tim Benton, Jason Bishop, Jason Jacobi, Warren Peters, Aaron Sharpe and Walter Wagner had an excellent season finishing on top of the Ladder and winning the Minor Premiership, gaining a home final and a pennant for their efforts. The team took on Delahey in the Section final to narrowly defeat them in what was a hard fight from our singles players and an excellent display from our doubles combinations. The team faltered in the Grade finals, being thoroughly outclassed by Rosamond. But congratulations are in order for an excellent season and everyone looks forward to the next season and the Club Championships.

Annual General Meeting Update

Last night the club held its Annual General Meeting with many topics discussed and updates on the club’s current situation. The current Committee was re-elected in its entirety with President Aaron Sharpe, Vice-President Michael Mann, Treasurer Kathryn Glass and Secretary Annette Mann leading the club through the next financial year. The major topic of the night was what projects the club can undertake with the Moonee Valley Council’s Allocated Funds to the club. The following list contains an early list of what the club will hope to achieve in order of priority:

  1. Repair of Light Posts on Court Two which are currently leaning due to problems with their bases or the poles themselves.
  2. Purchase of new Baggers for Courts Two and Three.
  3. Renovation of the Club’s Male and Female Bathrooms. Installation of new toilet suites, basins, tapware and shower facilities as well as new tiling and painting as required.
  4. Landscaping work to be done at the rear of the club. Includes planting of new drought resistant plants as well as paving as well as the installation of a Water Tank with the possibility of a 5 Star Pump system.
  5. Installation of a new floor covering throughout the club house. Tiles, Carpet, Lino or new Floorboards are all a possiblity and will be investigated.
  6. A Cover over the outside decking with either a Polycarbonate or Solid roof.
  7. Other Items including the possibility of a Split System Air Conditioner / Heater or a propper outdoor  setting for the decking.

Comments and opinions on the above list are always welcome.

Doutta Galla receives a Grant from Moonee Valley Council

The committee is pleased to announce that due to some very hard work from the President, Aaron Sharpe, the Moonee Valley City Council has allocated significant funds in their 2009/10 budget to the Doutta Galla Tennis Club. These funds will go towards further developing our little club.

Although it is not certain what we will spend the generous amount of money on yet, you can be sure this money will play a significant role in drastically improving the club. Members are invited to reply to this email with suggestions to possible projects the club will undertake.

The Committee would like to thank Aaron for his continuous hard work for the club over the last good part of a decade. Without his help, this contribution from the Council and many other projects around the club would be only a dream.

We would also like to thank the Moonee Valley City Council for their continued support.