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 Semi Finals of the NSNTA were played last week and one of the two of the Club’s Semi Finalists made it to the Grand Final:
- The Men’s B Special 1 Team defeated OLN by two games last week, 31 to 29. It was a close match and the team, consisting of Aaron Sharpe, Greg Forbes, Walter Wagner and Ben White, fought hard all night. The team will play Caroline Springs at Strathmore this Thursday 26th May. All are welcome to cheer the team on.
- The Men’s C Special 4 Team were defeated by Essendon by seven games last week, 24 to 31. The Team of Clinton Shimmin, Steven Linforth, John Bevan and Jesse Gilpin (with James Foster filling in for the last set) were close but finished a few of games short.
Please remember that if you wish to play next season please let the Committee know by writing your name on the Sign Up Sheets or sending the Club an Email.
The NSNTA regular season finished last week and the Club has two teams playing Semi Finals this week:
- Mens B Special 1 team play OLN at Royal Park this Thursday.
- Mens C Special 4 team play Essendon at Merlynston this Thursday.
The Committee wishes both teams luck in their Finals. Thanks to all team who played during the year, the next season starts in early August.
Please note that the Club is hosting Semi Finals this Tuesday (Ladies B Special 1) and Thursday (B Grade 2) as well as a grand final on Tuesday 24th May.
Team Entries are due soon for the Spring Season for the following competitions:
- Weeknights (NSNTA)
- Saturday Afternoons (NSTA)
- Juniors (NSJTA)
- Thursday Ladies (NSLTA)
If you wish to be registered in a team for the Spring 2016 Season, commencing in August, please register your interest via the Sign Up Sheets on the Noticeboard in the Club House or send the Club an Email.
The Committee is looking to organise the availability of some new Club Shirts for both Ladies and Men to purchase.
We are conducting a survey on the preferred design from the Members. The Survey features over 20 designs in a variety of colours and patterns and we ask that you select your two favourite designs.
If you are interested please complete the Survey and the Committee will advise the decided design and when Shirts can be purchased.
If you have any feedback you are welcome to Contact the Committee.
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.