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 Club’s Working Bee is to be held on Sunday the 19th of October from 12pm at the Club. Members that attend and assist are entitled to receive their Maintenance Levy back from the Club.
Please bring along any gardening tools to help make our Club beautiful.
The assistance of Members is greatly appreciated as many hands make light work.
The NSNTA have requested that the following message be sent to all NSNTA Teams regarding the use of the Comments field when entering match results online:
The Association has recently received a number of complaints from teams and players about inappropriate comments that have been included in online match results. Once alerted to these comments, the Competition Coordinators quickly delete them, however, the damage is often already done as they have been seen by other teams and players.
The comments box on the online results form is a space for teams to enter additional information relevant to the result, such as details of substitute players, lighting failure, washouts or walkovers. However, some teams have been using this box to add a commentary about the match. Whilst comments stating players had a good night, or it was a close match, are not a concern, other comments have the potential to cause offence to the opposing team.
Examples of inappropriate comments included recently are complaints that the opposition did not stay for supper, complaints the team only had one court and it was a late night and comments about racquet throwing or balls being hit out of the court. Some comments have been even more inappropriate making specific comments about the actions or alleged poor behaviour of particular players.
We request that you pass this letter on to all your Club’s NSNTA teams and remind them of the correct use of the comments box. If players have other issues that they wish to bring to the attention of the NSNTA, they should contact their Club Delegate, who can then forward the complaint on to the NSNTA Match and Permit Committee through the appropriate channels.
The Doutta Galla Committee agrees with the statement provided by the NSNTA. Any Members with any Issues to take up with the NSNTA please contact the Doutta Galla Committee via Email or by the Contact Details listed on DouttaGalla.com.
The Club’s Pennant Team won their Final last Sunday defeating Eaglemont. The Team, consisting of Warren Peters, Kalvinder Gill, Aaron Sharpe, Ben White, Kieran Benton, Tim Benton and Trevor Peters, won all Rubbers on the day.
The Team now advance to the Group stage, where all of the Section Finalists in the same Grade play each other.
This week the Team plays Heathmont in a knock out Final at Home this Saturday the 16th of August at 12:30pm. The Committee wishes the team luck for the match.
The Committee has organised some Doutta Galla Tennis Club Jumpers / Hoodies for sale. The Jumpers cost $35 each, are available in several Sizes and are available in Blue or Red.
They are provided through TeeSpring.com, so in order for our Jumpers to be created, 20 people need to agree to purchase them.
The Jumpers are only available for purchase for the next 7 days, so you need to get in quick.
The Jumpers are available at: http://teespring.com/douttagallatennisclub
Congratulations to the Club’s Pennant Team who have advanced to the Pennant Finals Round next week. The Team finished on top of the ladder after the regular season and will play in a Home Final next Sunday afternoon at 12:30pm against Eaglemont.
The Pennant Semi Final is likely to use all three Courts next Sunday, which means that the will likely not be any Court available for Members to use.
The Committee wishes the Team luck next week.
The Fixtures for the Spring 2014 NSNTA Competition are now available on the NSNTA Web Site (www.nsnta.org) .
The Season commences over the next two weeks on the following Dates:
Ladies – Tuesday 5th of August
Mixed – Wednesday 13th of August
Mens – Thursday 7th of August
The Committee wishes all teams luck for the upcoming Season.
Congratulations to the C Special 4 Unisex team who won their Grand Final recently. The Team was the same as the recent Semi Final win, consisting of Callum Brown, Campbell Goring, Matthew Pesavento, Jared Gaylor, Nikola Savic and Adele Adam defeated Buckley Park at West Brunswick.
The Committee congratulations all of our Junior Teams for a great season, and we look forward to next season which starts in late July.
The Committee is asking for Members to help at the Club on Sunday. There is a bit of gardening to be done and tree branches to be removed to make way for some improvements at the rear of the Club House.
Any help from 1:30pm this Sunday would be greatly appreciated. For more information or to let us know you’re coming, please send the Club an Email.
The Lights at the Club were fixed over the weekend and Members are welcome to use the Lights again.
The Lights on Court 1 at the Club are in need of repair and will be unavailable for Night Tennis for the next few days.
The Committee asks that Members do not turn on the Lights on Court 1 until further notice.