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Working Bee is on for Sunday 8th October

The Club will hold its Annual Working Bee on Sunday 8th October 2023 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.

NJSTA and NSLTA Finals Update

Last month the Juniors and Thursday Ladies Finals Series were played with a strong representation of the Club.

In the Juniors the Club had five teams in the Semi Finals, and unfortunately all were defeated and some by the narrowest of margins:

  • The A Grade 1 team were defeated by Buckley Park by 6 games. The team consisted of Jheevith, Jake, Harry, Sienna, Ellie, Megan and Kai.
  • The A Reserve 2 team were defeated by St Christopher’s by 32 games. The team consisted of Jaidyn, Ronald, Ayla, Saskia, Jye and Rebekah.
  • The B Grade 2 team were defeated by Oak Park by a single game. The team consisted of Oren, Gus, Tomo, Tom and Reza.
  • The C Reserve 2 team were defeated by Ascot Vale by two games. The team consisted of Dean, Peter, Ethan and Olivia
  • The D Grade 3 team were defeated by St Therese’s by two games. The team consisted of Ansh, Chelsea, Dylan, Delicia, and Abhiram.

The Thursday Ladies Section 4 team made the Semi Final and unfortunately were defeated.

The Committee wishes to thank all teams for a great season and wishes them luck for the upcoming seasons.

Congratulations to Aaron Sharpe announced as a Life Member of the NSJTA

Recently at the Annual General Meeting of the Northern Suburban Junior Tennis Association (NSJTA) our Club President, Aaron Sharpe, was inducted as a Life Member of the NSJTA.

The honour of a Life Membership is given to those that provide outstanding services to the NSJTA over a long period of time.

Aaron has been involved in the NSJTA for many, many years, including the Juniors from the Association to compete in Tournaments around the State. This work is done over and above organising the Juniors at Doutta Galla for many years.

The Committee and the entire Club congratulates Aaron on receiving this honour and thanks Aaron for his extensive service to Junior Tennis and the Doutta Galla Tennis Club.

Spring Season Fixtures Out Now

The fixtures for the Spring Seasons have been released and are available on each of the Association’s Web Sites.

The starting dates for the upcoming season are:

  • NSLTA Thursday Ladies – Thursday 20th July
  • NSNTA Ladies – Tuesday 8th August
  • NSNTA Mixed – Wednesday 9th August
  • NSNTA Mens – Thursday 10th August

Team captains will be contacted shortly to pick up balls for the season.

The Committee wishes all teams luck for the season.

Upcoming Dates for Events

The Club’s Annual General Meeting was held recently and the Committee has booked in the dates for the following events:

  • Working Bee – The Club’s Annual Working Bee will be held on Sunday 8th October 2023. Family and Adult Members that attend and assist on the day are welcome to receive their $40 Maintenance Levy back.
  • 75th Anniversary Party – The Doutta Galla Tennis Club has recently turned 75 years and the Committee are organising an event to celebrate on Saturday 14th October 2023. Great food, great drink and great tennis will be on the menu for the day.

Further details are to come for both of these events.

NSNTA Autumn Grand Final Results and NSJTA Finals Update

Commiserations to the Mens B Special 5 Team who played their Grand Final last Thursday and lost to Essendon. The team, consisting of Will, James, Steven and James, didn’t have the best of nights but had a great season overall. The Committee wishes to congratulate the team on making the Grand Final.

The next few weeks bring the finals for the Thursday Ladies and Juniors competitions with a few teams looking to make Finals.

The following Juniors teams are playing Semi Finals this weekend:

  • The A Grade 1 team play Buckley Park on Friday night at home.
  • The A Reserve 2 team play St Christopher’s on Saturday morning at Delahey.
  • The B Grade 2 team play Oak Park on Saturday morning at Maribyrnong Park.
  • The C Reserve 2 team play Ascot Vale on Saturday morning at Maribyrnong Park.
  • The D Grade 3 team play St Therese’s on Saturday morning at Fawkner.

The Committee wishes all teams luck in their Semi Finals this weekend.

NSNTA Autumn Semi Final Results

The first week of the NSNTA finals is completed and the Club has one team that won their Semi Final and will move on to the Grand Final this week.

The Mens B Special 5 team, consisting of Steven, James, Arya and Andrew, defeated Keilor in a very dominant match that was pretty much over moving into the last two sets, even with Andrew filling in at the last minute as an emergency. The team play Essendon at Avondale Heights on Thursday night in the Grand Final. Any Members looking to support the team are welcome to attend.

The Club’s two Mixed Teams were not as lucky, with both teams just losing their Semi Finals:

  • The Mixed A Reserve 2 team, consisting of Rachel, Ashley, Thomas and Kieran, lost on sets to Delahey in a very close game.
  • The Mixed B Reserve 2 team, consisting of Bella, Vanessa, Shaymus and Joshua, lost to Taylor’s Lakes by 9 games.

Commiserations to the two Mixed teams who had a great season and played very well to make the finals. Good luck to the Mens team playing in the Grand Final on Thursday night.

New Courts are now Open

The Doutta Galla Tennis Club is happy to announce that our new Courts are now open and available for use by Members and Members of the Public via the Book a Court system.

Please note that it has been suggested by the court’s manufacturer that in order to spread the sand evenly across the Court that the Courts are bagged from side to side, rather from end to end. The manufacturer has indicated that this will help minimise the loss of sand over time which will help us keep the Courts in good condition for many more years to come.

We thank our Members for their patience during the last month and we look forward to seeing everyone enjoying our brand new courts. If you have any questions or notice any issues please contact the Committee via our Web Site.