The Doutta Galla Tennis Club is making headlines again, with our club championships being covered by the Mooney Valley Community News. Our very own Club Championship winning siblings, Ashley and Michael Mann, were the subject of a feature article in this week’s Community News (22nd-26th of October). To view this article online, click here (minus the pictures that were in the actual article).
The Doutta Galla Club Championships of 2007 have drawn to a close with a very impressive final day of tennis on Sunday 30th September. Despite gale force winds (to put it mildly) and the rain immanent, the finalists fought hard to win their respective titles.
Special thanks to the Club Championships Major Sponsor Nelson Alexander Real Estate. Please support our sponsor by visiting their website at http://www.nelsonalexander.com.au/, or visiting one of their many branches.
Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the runners up, all played well despite the results. The winners were:
|Mens Open Singles||Michael Mann||Jason Jacobi|
|Ladies Open Singles||Ashley Mann||Emma Brennan|
|Junior Boys Singles||Kavindu Gamage||James Reid|
|Junior Girls Singles||Emma Brennan|
|Mens Graded Doubles||Michael Mann /
|Kieran Benton /
|Ladies Graded Doubles||Ashley Mann /
|Sue Duras /
|Mixed Graded Doubles||Ashley Mann /
|Chrissy Temple /
|Mens Graded Singles||James Reid||Trevor Peters|
|Ladies Graded Singles||Emma Brennan||Chrissy Temple|
|Junior Round Robin||U14 Marcus Blake
O14 Kieran Benton
|Veteran’s Round Robin||Trevor Peters
To view all the results, visit our Club Championships site.
The Club’s Honor Board has been updated with the winners of the 2007 Club Championships, visit our Club Championships Past Winners Page.
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.
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.
After many months hard work by the committee, the club’s thrid court has been re-surfaced with Poly Clay, replacing the previous Modified Grass Court. For more information on the courts at Doutta Galla, please visit the courts page.
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.