Successful Open Day
Our President, Ray Dobson welcomed special guests, the Mayor of Banyule Wayne Phillips and tennis legend John Fitzgerald and representatives from Tennis Victoria, at our very successful Open Day at the courts on Sunday February 10th, 2019. This was the official opening of our newly resurfaced synthetic courts. It was very pleasing that such a large number of members and guests enjoyed themselves with the many tennis activities and barbecue.
During the early afternoon we were treated to such a fascinating discussion with John Fitzgerald about his 30 odd years experiences at Wimbledon and the many stories about his role with our champion Davis Cup teams.
Such a big thanks to the marvelous help from Tennis Victoria and the many volunteers that made this day such a winner.
Courts Upgrade Project
The great news is that our courts have now been upgraded. We have new sanded carpet for courts 1 to 4 that looks bright and beautiful! If you haven’t seen them yet make sure you come along and have a game as soon as possible.
Junior Club Championships 2018
Junior Club Championships were held in Dec 2018 – have a look at the photos on our Facebook page.
2018 Annual General Meeting News
At our Annual General Meeting conducted on Monday 6th August – we were pleased to acknowledge the positive achievements of our club over the past year including the ‘Good Sports’ club accreditation, approval to proceed with the court resurfacing project and our club’s new school partnership with Holy Trinity Primary school.
Security cameras have now been installed for the assurance of our members and safety of our club facilities. We have purchased a mower, whipper snipper and blower for our grounds maintenance through our insurance funds (to replace those stolen earlier this year). We have installed new wind breaks on the top court fences to replace the old deteriorated ones. A new “leaf bagger” has been purchased for all players and coaches to use to assist us with clearing the incessant gum tree leaves particularly on Court 1.
New Club Facilities
The club has recently spent some of our membership fees on improving our club facilities – as follows. We have installed a new flat screen digital television onto the club house wall for the benefit of all members. The club house will now be a great place to relax after playing tennis and be able watch the Summer of Tennis events including the Australian Open.
Competition Tennis for the 2019 Spring Season
We have a total of 23 teams participating this season in various Open age competitions and 11 Junior teams playing on Saturday mornings or Friday nights. We hope that many of our teams will reach finals and that we can celebrate some more finals success.
Tennis Victoria Volunteer Service Award
Kevin Kelly has been awarded a Volunteer Service Award from Tennis Victoria. Kevin was presented with the award at our committee meeting on Monday night December 5, 2017 by our Tennis Victoria Representative Stephanie Eshak.
Kevin has been a club member for the past 15 years during which time he has acted as auditor for 5 years and served on the General Committee. As President for the past 4 years, Kevin has overseen many very important and significant changes at the Club which have resulted in outstanding new benefits for members such as the upgrade of the outside alfresco social area, the Book a Court System, Proximity Card Access system, WiFi access, Facebook, Cloud based documentation and control system, Club Business Plan and countless voluntary hours of service.
Congratulations to Kevin on a much deserved award
Book a Court Online System
Our new online booking system will be ready very soon, in the meantime, click here to have a look at the Tennis Victoria announcement.