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Open Day is on Sunday 12 February 2023

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club’s annual Open Day is on Sunday 12th February 2023 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

Spring Grand Finals Update

Four teams played in Grand Finals recently and the Club has had one win:

  • The Juniors C Reserve 3 team won their Grand Final against St. Christopher’s by nine games. Sam, Alec, Ryan, Jessica and James played in the final. Congratulations to the team.
  • The Wednesday Mixed A Reserve 2 team lost to St Terese’s by two games, with Ashley, Rachel, Kieran and Andrew playing in the final.
  • The Wednesday Mixed C Special 1 team lost to Merlynston by two games, with Bella, Vanessa, Matthew and Shaymus playing in the final.
  • The Mens B Grade 1 team also lost to Merlynston by seven games, with Will, Steven, Clinton and James playing in the final.

The Club congratulates the teams that made the Grand Finals and thanks to all teams for playing this season. The next seasons starts in February.

Spring Semi Finals Update

The Club has had a few teams playing in the Spring Finals across all competitions with the Club having a few teams in Grand Finals this week. Here’s an update on their progress:

  • The Tuesday Ladies A Reserve 2 team lost their Semi Final to Buckley Park by 9 games with Ashley, Vicki, Jan and Tracey playing on the night.
  • The Tuesday Ladies B Grade 2 team lost their Semi Final to Keilor by 18 games, with Kathy, Robyn, Nicole and Kat playing on the night.
  • The Wednesday Mixed A Reserve 2 team defeated Westmeadows by a single game, with Ashley, Rachel, Kieran and Thomas playing on the night. The team play their Grand Final tonight at Delahey.
  • The Wednesday Mixed C Special 1 team defeated West Brunswick by 11 games, with Vanessa, Bella, Matthew and Joshua playing on the night. The team play their Grand Final tonight at Gladstone Park.
  • The Mens B Grade 1 team defeated Mt Carmel by 5 games with Will, Clinton, Steven and James playing on the night. The team play their Grand Final on Thursday Night at Royal Park.
  • The Juniors B Reserve 2 team lost their Semi Final to Hume by 11 games with Reza, Tomo, Gus, Oren and Tom playing on the day.
  • The Juniors C Reserve 3 team defeated Essendon by 8 games, with Sam, Alec, Ryan, Jessica and James. The team play their Grand Final on Saturday morning.

The Club wishes the teams playing their Grand Finals the best of luck and congratulations to all teams who made the Finals.

Spring Finals are on this week and Team Entries for next Season are now open

The finals for the Spring Season commence this week with the Club having the following teams in the finals:

  • The Ladies A Reserve 2 team play Buckley Park at Tullamarine on Tuesday night.
  • The Ladies B Grade 2 team play Keilor at Greenvale on Tuesday night.
  • The Mixed A Reserve 2 team play Westmeadows at Buckley Park on Wednesday night.
  • The Mixed C Special 1 team play West Brunswick at Keilor on Wednesday night.
  • The Mens B Grade 1 team play Mt. Carmel at Essendon on Thursday night.
  • The Juniors B Reserve 2 team play Hume on Saturday morning.
  • The Juniors C Reserve 3 team play Essendon on Thursday morning.

Please note that the Club is hosing a Men’s Semi Final on Thursday 17 November.

Team entries are also open for the Autumn 2023 season, commencing in February. If you wish to play next season please contact the Club. Entries close by Wednesday 23 November.

Good luck to all teams in their finals this week and thanks to all teams for playing this season.

Baseline Newsletter October 2022

The Club has published a Newsletter to Members providing a summary of what’s happening at the Club, including:

  • Information on future Projects to replace the Club’s Courts.
  • Highlights from the Club’s recent Grand Final Wins.
  • Details about the Club’s recent fundraising including the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Stand.
  • Updates on the Club’s tennis ball recycling initiative with Game On Recycling.
  • Date for the Club’s Christmas Party on Saturday 3rd December 2022.
  • Launching of the Club Championships for 2022

View the Newsletter from the link below:

http://douttagalla.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Baseline-2022-10-October-v1.0.pdf

Doutta Galla Club Championships are on for 2022

The Doutta Galla Club Championships are on for again 2022 and entries are now open.

Matches are played during November with all of the finals being held on Saturday 3rd December 2022, the same day of the Christmas Party.

The Club is looking to hold the following Events, based on numbers:

  • Mens Open Singles (All Ages)
  • Ladies Open Singles (All Ages)
  • Mens Graded Singles
  • Ladies Graded Singles
  • Mens Graded Doubles
  • Ladies Graded Doubles
  • Mixed Graded Doubles
  • Junior Boys Singles (Under 18)
  • Junior Girls Singles (Under 18)
  • Junior Boys Doubles
  • Junior Unisex Singles (C and D Grade)
  • Junior Round Robin (C and D Grade)

Graded Events will have handicap points applied to stronger players to even up matches and make for interesting games. The format of Events will be determined upon the number of entries.

Entry fees are proposed as:

  • $15 per Singles entry and $15 per Doubles pair entry.
  • For the Junior Round Robin $5 per player

All fees go towards providing Balls, Trophies and Prizes etc.

To register your interest, please complete the Online form available below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKuisopDfNdNi92fVdTJAGsatWImmhaY1YLf-rSELINg8LXw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Entries Close on Friday 28th October 2022. The Schedule will be set once entries are finalised.

For all of the Details please visit the Doutta Galla Club Championships 2022 Mini Site.

If you have any questions please contact the Club.

Christmas Party is booked for Saturday 3rd December 2022

The Doutta Galla Christmas Party is booked in on Saturday 3rd December at the Club from 6pm onwards.

Come down and catch up with everyone at the Club as it’s been a long two years and meet the Committee.

A Barbeque and some drinks will be provided. BYO anything else, such as salads or desserts.

The Club will be presenting the Awards from the year including the Club Championships. Prizes and a raffle will be offered.

All Members and Guests are welcome.

Recycle your old Tennis Balls with Game On Recycling at Doutta Galla

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club has partnered with Game On Recycling to offer a service to recycle your old Tennis Balls. Rather than throwing out your old Tennis Balls please drop them in the Game On Recycling Box in the Club House and they will be recycled.

Did you know that an estimated 10 million tennis balls are purchased in Australia each year? Unfortunately, at the end of their useful lives, all of them end up either in landfills or in our waterways, eventually working their way into the ocean.

To address this environmental concern, we have partnered with Game On Recycling to collect and recycle tennis balls. From now on, you can dispose your unwanted and unloved tennis balls in the collection unit at our location.

All collected items will be sent to a processing facility in West Melbourne to be sorted into:

  • Tennis balls that can be reused and put back into circulation, thereby extending the life of the product; or
  • Tennis balls that have well and truly come to the end of their life and need to be recycled

Re-use items will be made available to various community clubs, groups, institutions and organisations, alleviating the costs of purchasing new equipment. Items destined for recycling will be granulated into 5mm pieces and used in a variety of manufacturing processes including the production of soft fall matting. All recycling and downstream processing will be undertaken in Australia. Game On Recycling will also be conducting research to explore new uses for these materials (like a rubberised sporting surface).

Game On Recycling is a program born through a partnership between ANZRP (Australia New Zealand Recycling Platform) and Wilson Sporting Goods Co that is supported by a federal grant from the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.

You can learn more about the project at https://gameonrecycling.com.au/pages/about-us.

We hope you’ll join us in our endeavours to reduce the amount of waste generated from old tennis balls, and help us evolve tennis into an ecologically and environmentally aware sport.

Working Bee on this Sunday

The Club will hold its Annual Working Bee this Sunday 2nd October from 12pm to 3pm.

All are welcome to help perform key maintenance on the Club and ensure it stays beautiful for another 12 months.

Financial Adult and Family Members that attend are entitled to receive their $40 Maintenance Levy.

Any gardening equipment, wheelbarrows, shovels and cleaning equipment you could bring would be most helpful.