Welcome to the Doutta Galla Tennis Club
We are a Tennis Club in North Essendon, Melbourne, Australia. The club is an official affiliate of Tennis Victoria.
All members are encouraged to subscribe to our Online Newsletter, eBaseline, to be kept up to date with all of the club's latest news.
The Doutta Galla Tennis and Bowling Clubs are holding an Open Day on 7th February 2016 where anyone can come and try tennis, lawn bowls or both.
The Clubs will be open from from 12pm to 5pm for the day.
At the Tennis Club, you come and try:
- Tennis Hot Shots
- Cardio Tennis
- Measure your Server Speed
- Coaching and free play
- A free BBQ
At the Bowlinlg Club you can come and try:
- Bare foot bowls
- Lessons and tips
- A free BBQ
- Bar facilities available
If you or someone you know is curious and interested in learning Tennis or Lawn Bowls please encourage them to come along and try it out.
The Fixtures for all Autumn 2016 Competitions have now been published and are now available on each Association’s Web Site. This includes:
- NSTA Saturday Afternoons
- NSNTA Night Tennis
- NSLTA Thursday Ladies
- NSJTA Juniors
The Committee wishes all team good luck for the upcoming season.
Court Two at the Club will be closed until further notice as it is in need of repair.
High winds have removed all sand from the court and it is not safe for play.
The Committee will advise when the court is available again. Please contact the Committee if you have any questions.
The Club’s Christmas Party is scheduled for Saturday the 5th of December from 6:30pm at the Club House. All Members are welcome to attend for a final catch up before the end of the year.
Also on the night the Club Champions will be presented with their trophies and there will be a Juniors Presentation for the Junior teams.
The Club will provide a barbecue along with some beer and snacks. Members are asked to bring their own Wine, Soft Drink or any other drinks as well as a plate to share. A racquet would also be handy if you want to have a hit.
The committee looks forward to seeing everyone there.
Congratulations to the Ladies Section 6 Team who won their Grand Final on Thursday.
The team, consisting of Sophie McCann, Tracey Maney, Jan Fielding and Sue Duras, with Dianne Linforth, Karen Relf, Del Hughes and Leanne Conn supporting the team, defeated St Vincents / Airport West by eight games.
St Vincents were the top team and Doutta Galla were third on the ladder, both teams had to fight wind and rain to complete the match.
The C Reserve 1 Unisex team also played a Semi Final last Saturday and were unfortunately defeated by Strathmore.
Well done to both team that played finals.
The Section 6 team from the Thursday Ladies made the finals, with the team winning the First Semi Final against Keilor. The team then this week one the Preliminary Final against Buckley Park.
The Grand Final will be against St. Vincent’s / Airport West at Glencairn on Thursday 26th of November. Good luck to the team for the Grand Final.
One Junior Team has also made the finals with the C Reserve 1 Unisex team playing Strathmore at Buckley Park. Good luck to the team who are playing today.
Thanks to all Ladies and Junior Teams for a great season.
The Draws and Schedule are now available for the 2015 Doutta Galla Club Championships.
For more information on the Doutta Galla Club Championships for 2015 visit our Mini Site.
Please note that the Veterans Mixed Doubles is scheduled for Saturday 28th November at 2pm and is open to all members over the age of 40 (or close enough, we won’t ask).
The current schedule is:
Sunday 22nd November
11am – Court 1 – Mens Singles – Trevor Peters vs. Steven Linforth
11am – Court 2 – Mens Singles – Aaron Sharpe vs. Clinton Shimmin
12:30pm – Court 1 – Mens Doubles – Steven Linforth & Clinton Shimmin vs. Michael Mann & Ben White
Saturday 28th November
10am – Court 1 – Boys Singles – Campbell Goring vs. Callum Stephens
10am – Court 2 – Boys Singles – Daniel Clampit vs. Callum Brown
11am – Court 1 – Steven Linforth & Alison Linforth vs. Aaron Sharpe & Leanne Conn
11am – Court 2 – Michael Mann & Annette Mann vs. Daniel Clampit & Ruby Aitken
1pm – Court 1 – Mens Singles – Michael Mann vs. Trevor Peters / Steven Linforth
1pm – Court 2 – Mens Singles – Warren Peters vs. Aaron Sharpe / Clinton Shimmin
2pm – Veterans Round Robin
Sunday 29th November
10am – Court 1 – Boys Singles Final – TBA
10am – Court 2 – Girls Singles Final – Ruby Aitken vs. Elanor Ragg
11am – Court 1 – Ladies Doubles Final – Annette Mann & Ashley Mann vs. Sophie McCann & Karen Relf
11am – Court 2 – Boys Doubles Final – Jai Mayes & Callum Stephens vs. TBA
1pm – Court 1 – Mens Singles Final – TBA
2pm – Court 1 – Mens Doubles Final – Warren Peters & Aaron Sharpe vs. TBA
2pm – Court 2 – Mixed Doubles Final – TBA
The Team Entries for the Autumn 2016 Seasons of the NSNTA and NSTA Season are now open.
If you wish to play please write your name on the Sign Up Sheet in the Club House or send the Club an Email. Entries close sometime in December.
Please don’t assume that if you played this season you will be automatically registered for next season.
The NSNTA Autumn 2016 Season commences in early February.
The NSNTA Spring Season for 2015 has drawn to a close and unfortunately no Doutta Galla team has made the finals, which has not occurred for many, many years.
However please be aware that the Club will be hosting Semi Finals this week, therefore two courts will be in use on these nights, with the Ladies B Reserve 1 team hosting on Tuesday Night (17th November) and the Mens C Special 3 team hosting on Thursday Night (19th November).
Thanks to all teams for a great season, and I think everyone is looking forward to starting fresh next season.
Entries are now open for the Doutta Galla 2015 Club Championships:
- Entries Close on Thursday 12th November
- Draws and Schedules are published on Friday 13th November in the Club House and on DouttaGalla.com
- Matches commence on Sunday 15th November
- All Grand Finals are held on Sunday 29th November, with the trophies presented to the winners at the Club Christmas Party on Saturday 5th December.
Entries can be submitted by writing your name on the entry sheet in the Club House or sending the Club an Email.
The Club Championships are a great event for Members of all ages and skill levels. The following Events will be held:
- Mens Singles
- Ladies Singles
- Boys Singles
- Girls Singles
- Mens Graded Doubles
- Ladies Graded Doubles
- Mixed Graded Doubles
- Boys Graded Doubles
- Girls Graded Doubles
- Junior Round Robin Doubles
- Veteran’s (45+) Round Robin Doubles
All Members are encouraged to enter, especially Juniors who are welcome to enter Seniors Events to show the Seniors how Tennis is played these days. The Doubles Events are graded to ensure a tight match.
For all the details on the Doutta Galla Club Championships please visit our Club Championships 2015 Mini Site.