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Annual General Meeting is on this Sunday

The Committee is holding the Club’s Annual General Meeting this Sunday 20 June 2021 at 7:30pm.

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 2021 / 2022 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.

Due to social distancing requirements the Meeting will be held via Video Conference. If you wish to attend please contact the Club and we will provide the details for attending the meeting.

Autumn Finals Update

Commiserations to the Mens B Special 3 Team who were narrowly defeated in last Thursday’s Grand Final by four games. After a slow start to the match the team, consisting of Aleks, Michael, Warren and Greg, fought back and worried the team from Royal Park on a freezing cold night. Well done to the team for a great season.

The Semi Finals for the NSLTA have been announced with the Section 5 Team playing Keilor at home. The date for this match is to be confirmed due to the current lockdown, however it is currently scheduled for Thursday 10th June.

The Finals in the Juniors have yet to be announced due to the current lockdown.

NSNTA Semi Finals Update

The first week of the NSNTA Semi Finals have been completed and the Club has one team that has progressed to the Grand Final:

  • The Mens B Special 3 team, consisting of Michael, Warren, Tim and Greg, defeated Royal Park by a single game. They play Royal Park at Merlynston in the Grand Final on Thursday night.

The following teams also played their Semi Finals last week:

  • The Ladies B Special 2 team, consisting of Ashley, Nicole, Jan and Tracey, lost to St. Monica’s by 6 games.
  • The Ladies C Reserve 2 team, consisting of Denise, Elizabeth, Connie and Darija, lost to Oak Park by 27 games.
  • The Mens B Grade 2 team, consisting of Will, Steven, Liam and Rod, lost to Gladstone Park by 4 games.
  • The Mens C Special 2 team, consisting of Andrew, Trevor, Liam and Russell, lost to Hume by 10 games.

Please note that the A Reserve 1 Mixed Team are scheduled to host the Grand Final this Wednesday 26 May.

Well done to all teams who made the finals and good luck to the Mens team playing their grand final on Thursday.

NSNTA Semi Finals Announced

With the NSNTA regular season coming to a close the Finals Fixture has been announced. The Club has 5 teams playing in finals this week:

  • The Ladies B Special 2 team play St. Monica’s at Strathmore on Tuesday night.
  • The Ladies C Reserve 2 team play Oak Park at Tullamarine on Tuesday night.
  • The Mens B Special 3 team play Maribyrnong Park at Sydenham on Thursday night.
  • The Mens B Grade 2 team play Gladstone Park at Sunbury on Thursday night.
  • The Mens C Special 2 team play Hume at Craigieburn on Thursday night.

Please note that the A Reserve 1 Mixed Team are scheduled to host the Grand Final on Wednesday 26 May.

The Committee thanks all players for playing this season and wishes the best of luck to all teams playing in finals this week.

New Contact Tracing Form

The Victorian Government has requested that all Victorian Businesses and Organisations update their Contact Tracing Form to use the Services Victoria Contact Tracing App.

Members, Visitors and Spectators at the Doutta Galla Tennis Club are requested to use this App instead of the Club’s Form which is no longer published. Signs are being added as soon as possible to the Club.

To download the App please visit https://go.vic.gov.au/check-in.

The Victorian Government advise that this data will be held securely, deleted within 24 days and used for the sole purpose of Contact Tracing.

The Committee wishes to remind all Players, including Members, Non Members, opposing Team Players, Visitors and Spectators that they must complete this form when arriving at the Club as it is a Victorian Government requirement.

The Committee thanks everyone for the continued cooperation with this requirement.

Club is now open as Coronavirus Restrictions have lifted

As the Coronavirus restrictions have now lifted the Club is now open from Thursday 18th February for competition, coaching and social play for Members and Members of the Public.

Matches in the Men’s Competition on Thursday Night and the Junior Competition on Friday and Saturday are to be played as normal.

Please remember to follow all guidelines when you are at the Club, including maintaining social distancing as much as possible and completing the Player Check In Form for Contact Tracing each time you are at the Club. Please refer to our COVID Safe Plan for further details.

Club Closed until further notice

Due do the Victorian Lockdown due to a new Coronavirus update the Club is to be closed from Saturday 13th February until further notice. It is hoped that the Lockdown will last only the 5 days and will be lifted on Thursday 18th February.

Juniors competition for Friday 12th February and Saturday 13th February has been cancelled.

It is highly likely that Tuesday Night Ladies for Tuesday 16th February and Wednesday Night Mixed on Wednesday 17th February will also be cancelled, although this is pending a statement from the NSNTA.

Coaching is cancelled until the Lockdown ends.

The Victorian Government will provide an update on Wednesday 17th February if the Lockdown will be lifted or it will continue.

The Committee wishes all our Members well during this time and we all hope this is over soon.

Club Reopened as Coronavirus Restrictions have been lifted

On the weekend the Victorian Government lifted restrictions applied due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Play at outdoor Tennis Courts is now permitted under certain conditions.

The Club will now reopen for Members and the Public to use through the Book a Court System as well as Coaching.

Access to the Club is permitted under the following conditions:

  • Members may only play after they have booked a court. Members may not play unless they have booked a court. You can book a court through the Doutta Galla Web Site at www.douttagalla.com.
  • After you play at the Club you must complete the Club’s Contact Tracing Form asking for you to provide the Names of all Players, Members and Non-Members, that will be playing with you at the Club. It is a condition of play that this is completed and sent back to the Committee. The purpose of this information is for Contact Tracing in the event of a confirmed case.
  • Players per each court booking must be either:
    • From the same household (a maximum of four players); or
    • From two individual households (a maximum of four players total).
  • Players must not mix with other groups playing on other courts.
  • Equipment must not be shared between players.
  • The Committee has placed hand sanitiser at the entrance to the Club. Hand sanitiser should be used before and after using the keypad on the gate.
  • Coaching will now commence. Coaching times are blocked out in the Book a Court system. The Club Coach, Anthony Guccione, will be providing advice to all coaching students directly.
  • Access to the main room of the Club House will not be available. Access is available to the Toilets through the rear door of the Club. Your regular club key will give you access.
  • The First Aid Kit and the Defibrillator are located in the Toilets and may be used in case of emergencies.
  • A restricted number of people may watch in the viewing areas of the Club, such as parents while coaching is underway. A maximum of 4 people may sit at the front of the Club and a maximum of 6 people may sit at the rear of the Club. Spectators are also encouraged to watch in the park. All spectators must maintain social distancing at all times.

The Club has prepared a COVID Safe Plan which can be viewed on our Web Site and at the Club.

Club is Closed due to Coronavirus Restrictions

The Club has been closed until further notice based on advice from the Victorian Government, Tennis Victoria and the Moonee Valley City Council.

The Book a Court System has been closed and no Members are permitted to visit the Club or use the Courts until the restrictions are lifted.

The Club will re-open based on advice from the Victorian Government.

The Committee wishes all of our Members well during these restrictions and we are looking forward to all being able to play Tennis again.