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Author: Tim Benton

Doutta Galla Club Championships Entries 2019 Now Open

Doutta Galla Club Championships 2019 - Entries Now Open

Entries are now open for the 2019 Doutta Galla Club Championships.

Club Championship events will now be run in a round robin format to give more matches to everyone, with the winners progressing on to Semi Finals

Matches now are scheduled by the players throughout November to get more matches completed. Singles Grand Finals are scheduled for Sunday 7th of December, the day of the Doutta Galla Christmas Party

Entries close on Sunday 22nd September, with the Draws and Schedule to be published on Wednesday 25th September.

The presentation of trophies to the winners will occur at the Club’s Christmas Party on the Saturday evening.

The following events are looking to be held, depending on the number of entrants:

  • Mens Open Singles (All ages)
  • Ladies Open Singles (All ages)
  • Mens Doubles (Handicaps apply, all ages)
  • Ladies Doubles (Handicaps apply, all ages)
  • Junior Boys Singles
  • Junior Girls Singles
  • Junior Boys Doubles
  • Junior Girls Doubles
  • Mixed Junior Doubles
  • Mixed Open Doubles
  • Veteran Doubles (45+)

For all the details please visit the Doutta Galla Club Championships 2019 Mini Site.

To sign up place your name on the Sign Up Sheets in the Clubhouse or send the Club an Email.

Fundraising Bunnings Sausage Stand on Sunday 6th October

The Club are hosting a Sausage Sizzle on Sunday 6th October from 8am at Bunnings Maribyrnong. Last year’s sausage sizzle was a great success, and the Committee are working very hard preparing for this year’s.

The Committee are looking for assistance from Members to assist with the stand on the day. If you’re available for a couple of hours please contact the Club or a Committee Member.

We rely on donations from businesses in the community to make this fundraising effort happen, so the Committee are looking for assistance from Members to ask local businesses for assistance in donating sausages, bread or soft drinks to the event.

Members can present the following Letter to local businesses:

And remember to come on down on the Sunday to buy a sausage and support the Club.

Book a Court Installation Update

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club has been preparing to install the new gate access system, which is linked with Tennis Australia’s online court booking software ‘Book a Court’. This has
now occurred. The online system will be the new way for members and casual players to book courts at the club.

To be able to book, you will need to register with Book a Court. Over the next week or so you will receive an invitation to register via email.

Please ensure you register using the link in the invitation as this is how the system will recognise you as a member and ensure you can access the lights and receive the members price for using the lights as per normal.

Booking the courts will be essential for members and a new process none of us are used too! However, doing so will ensure that especially at night you don’t turn up and have a clash with another booking if you haven’t done so! Booking a court during the day must be done as well.

Booking a court for use with lights at night time now means that instead of leaving money you simply pay online. Day time bookings ensure that you have reserved the court only and do not need to pay anything as per normal.

Members can still use keys to enter through front door the only difference is for use of the lights; the PIN you receive must be entered into the keypad at the gate to activate the lights. You will receive this PIN via text message.

In the meantime, you can access the club as per normal and the lights key will be inside the old switchboard. The lights can be accessed by turning the appropriate court to manual on the board. Please replace the key into old switchboard box once done. Once the system goes LIVE the court switches will be placed in automatic mode.

If you have any issues please contact Aaron on 0407 885 012.


Juniors Autumn 2019 Season Finals Update

The NSJTA Autumn season wrapped up recently and the Club’s teams had a very successful year.

The D Grade 1 team, consisting of Saskia, Joshua, Oren and Tomo won their grand final.

The C Special 2 team, consisting of Dylan, Finley, Lachlan and Lawrence, fought hard but lost their grand final.

The C Grade 2 team, consisting of Adam, Billy, Connor, Deepak and Kai, won their grand final after drawing on games and winning on sets 4 to 2 in a very rain affected match.

The A Reserve 3 team, consisting of Emily, Elanor, Paramita, Divya, Marie, Campbell, Joshua, James and with Nikola filling in, won their grand final.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all of the players for playing this season. Thanks to the Club Coach Anthony Guccione who supports the players throughout the season. Special thanks to all of the parents who helped organise the junior competition throughout the season.

New Book a Court System to be installed in July

In exciting news for the Doutta Galla Tennis Club we will soon be installing a new gate access system, which is linked with Tennis Australia’s online court booking software ‘Book a Court’. The system is currently in the process of being installed – you may notice a new black gate on the right-hand side of the clubhouse.

The system will allow both members and casual players to access the venue using their own access PIN, whenever they have a valid booking. The system will also ensure lights automatically turn on for night bookings.

While there will be some changes to how you currently enter the venue, we believe the introduction of this system will be of great benefit to our members and the club:

  • The main changes members will see is that whenever you come to the club for a social hit you will need to have booked the court you wish to play on.
  • During the daytime you will access the club by arriving to the club, entering the PIN you receive online when you book the court and then you will enter as per normal through the front door.
  • During the nighttime you will book the court and when you arrive enter your PIN for the lights to turn on and then enter via the front door.
  • This means your court is pre-booked when you arrive at the club.
  • If you have a visitor or guest, you can pay visitors fee online too!

The system also allows us to open our venue to casual players, which is a great opportunity to grow our club’s revenue to reinvest back into the club’s facilities, programs and members.

In order to book you will need to register with Book a Court, over the weeks you will receive an invitation to register via email. Please ensure you register using the link in the invitation, as this is how the system will recognize you as a member and ensure you receive member access and club pricing for use of lights.

We estimate the installation will take place on July 8th with the system going live sometime after this. Further details will be provided closer to installation on how you will access and book your courts.

Also, further communication will be sent out to team captains especially, night team captions on how the book a court system & lights will need to be amended in cases of finishing early, washouts and forfeits.

We appreciate your support and if you have any questions or require assistance you are welcome to contact us via Email at, the President Aaron Sharpe on 0407 885 012 or the Secretary Tim Benton on 0415 403 237.

Club Championships Survey

The Doutta Galla Club Championships have been a big success over the years and last year the club saw the re-introduction of the Women’s Open Singles for the first time in a long time. This hadn’t been played for almost 10 years due to insufficient numbers.

As a Committee we would like to continue to see the Club Championships grow to be bigger and better than ever. To do that we are inviting the members to provide feedback on a wide range of things including the format of matches, timing throughout the year and even the prizes at the end.

If you would like to give the Committee feedback on how you would like the Club Championships to be run this year, please click on the link here and provide your feedback by insert date here:

The information will be collected and used to make 2019 the best year yet!

Annual General Meeting this Sunday 16th June

The Club’s Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 16th June at 7:30pm at the Club house.

All Members are welcome to attend – the Committee will have an update on our new Lights, Court Booking System and and update on the future. This includes due dates and the expected installation plan. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

In addition to these main points, 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 2019 / 2020 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.

NSNTA Autumn 2019 Finals Update

The Club has three teams playing in Semi Finals this week in the NSNTA Competitions:

  • B Special 2 Tuesday Night Ladies team play Corpus Christi at Buckley Park
  • C Reserve 3 Tuesday Night Ladies team play Taylor’s Lakes at Tullamarine
  • B Special 4 Thursday Night Mens team play OLN at Royal Park

Good luck to all teams in their upcoming finals.

Thanks to all teams who didn’t make the finals for playing this season.