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.
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The finals of the Club Championships will be played this Sunday the 2nd of March:
12pm – Junior Boys Singles Round Robin and Final
4pm – Mens Singles Semi Finals
5pm – Mens Singles Final
Good Luck to all Players
Entries for the 2014 Club Championships Close this Sunday the 26th of January, so please be quick.
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
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 more information about the Club Championships, visit www.DouttaGalla.com.
I would like to officially inform all Members that Tim Benton has recently been appointed as the secretary of the Doutta Galla Tennis Club.
As a Committee we encourage our Members to become part of Committee and be involved in the running of the Club, new and fresh faces are always welcome in joining the Committee. Late last year we sort expressions of interest for the role of Secretary which was vacated by Annette and Michael Mann who had jointly been undertaking the role over a good period of time.
As we had no interest Tim Benton who has played various roles on Committee over a number of years has put his hand up!
We thank Tim for taking on the role and any correspondence can be sent to him via email@example.com. The Club’s new Postal Address and Contact Numbers are available on our Website at www.douttagalla.com.
The Club will be in contact with Team Captains in the next week or so to organise pick up of the Tennis Balls and Fixtures for the Season.
Good luck to all Players for the upcoming Season.
The Club’s Mens Singles / Doubles A Reserve Team won their Grand Final recently, defeating Royal Park at Royal Park. Michael Mann and Warren Peters played both the Singles and Doubles and despite moderate heat had a great day.
Congratulations to the Team and all who played Saturday Afternoon Tennis this season. With this Grand Final win both of the Club’s Teams won their Grand Finals which is an excellent result for the Club.
Commiserations to the Club’s D Special 3 Unisex Team who were unfortunately defeated in last Saturday’s Grand Final.
The Team, consisting of Adele, Jared, Matthew and Callum, with Christine supporting the Team in reserve, played very well and even though they put up a great fight, were defeated by Maribyrnong Park by 12 games. Congratulations to the entire Team for making the Grand Final after finishing second on the ladder.
The D Special 3 Unisex Team were the only Doutta Galla Team to make lucky enough to make the Juniors Finals, with the A Reserve 2 Mixed, C Grade 1 Unisex and D Grade 1 Unisex Teams having good seasons but missing out.
Thanks to all Players for playing this Season and to all Parents for assisting and supporting the Teams during the Year. We look forward to next season which will commence in early February.
The Doutta Galla Christmas Party will be held at the Clubhouse on Friday the 13th of December from 6pm. A A BBQ will be provided but please bring your own Drinks, Snacks and Racquets. Please also bring a Plate to share.
All Members are welcome to attend what is regularly a great night, there may even be some tennis played.
The 2014 Doutta Galla Club Championships are scheduled to be held during February next year, just after the Australian Open finishes. Matches are played on Saturday or Sunday afternoons and are open to all Members.
Sign up sheets will be available in the Club House soon and entries will close on Sunday the 26th of January.
The Club Championships are the highlight of the Doutta Galla Calendar and is a great competition for all. All Players of all skill levels are encouraged to get involved and have fun.
Congratulations to the Club’s B Reserve Mixed Team who won their Grand Final on Saturday. The Team consisted of Ashley Mann, Karen Relf, Will Egan and Trevor Peters who played on the day, as well as Annette Mann, Sophie McCann, Vicki Cohen, John O’Reilly and Clinton Shimmin, defeated Tullamarine / Gladstone Park by 14 games.
Doutta Galla started the match strongly, winning the first two sets and setting up an early lead. Tullamarine / Gladstone Park played strongly in the remaining sets but Doutta Galla were too strong in the end.
Commiserations to Tullamarine / Gladstone Park after a great final and well done to the Team for the Win.
The Men’s A Reserve Singles / Doubles Team will play their grand final this Saturday at Royal Park.
Congratulations to the Club’s Mens B Special 1 Team who won their Grand Final last night against Keilor East at Deer Park by just one game.
The Team, consisting of Mark Swindon, Kieran Benton, Greg Forbes and Jason Jacobi with Tim Benton and Wally Wagner in reserve, had a late start due to heavy rain. All Players worked with the hosts to clear the courts after the rain cleared and the courts were playable after a period of time.
The first two sets were even at 6-5 and 5-6, and Keilor East took the lease during the next two sets winning one 3-6 with Doutta narrowly winning the fourth set 6-5.
Doutta Galla finished strongly narrowly losing the 5th set 6-5 and winning the 6th set 6-2 , winning the match by one game.
All players on both teams played well in windy and cold conditions. Commiserations to Keilor East after a great match highlighting the high standard of the competition witnessed all season.
Thanks to all players for a great season. The next season starts in February.