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Pennant Quarter Finals Update

The Club’s Pennant Team last Saturday won their Quarter Final, defeating Strathmore 4 rubbers to 2. The team of Warren Peters, Tim Benton, Aaron Sharpe and Will Egan played well to secure the win over the local rivals.

The team now play Glenburn (Mount Waverley) this Saturday in both Singles and Doubles in the Semi Final.

Good luck to the team for Saturday.

Pennant Team into Grade Finals

Congratulations to the Club’s Pennant Team who last Sunday won their Section Final and move on to the Grade Finals. After finishing on top of the ladder and earning a home ground advantage for the final, the team consisting of Aaron Sharpe, Tim Benton, Warren Peters, Will Egan defeated Eaglemont in a convincing win.

The team play Strathmore this Saturday afternoon at Doutta Galla from 12:30pm in both Doubles and Singles. The Committee wishes the team the best of luck in the final.

Baseline Newsletter August 2017

The Club has published a Newsletter to Members providing a summary of what’s happening at the Club, including:

  • A summary from the President
  • Information on future Projects to replace the Club’s Courts and Lights
  • Highlights from the Club’s recent Grand Final Wins
  • Details from the Club’s successful Open Day
  • Details on the Club’s new Administrative Guidelines and Business Plan
  • Details of the new Membership fees
  • And much more

View the Newsletter from the link below:

Spring 2017 Fixtures Available for NSNTA and NSLTA

The fixtures for the Spring Seasons for 2017 for the NSNTA and NSLTA are now available on each Association’s Web Site:

The NSNTA season commences on 8th August for Ladies, 16th August for Mixed and 10th August for Mens.

The NSLTA season commences on 20th July.

Autumn Grand Final Update

The Club last weekend had five Juniors teams and one Senior team play in Grand Finals, with three teams winning their final.

  • The Juniors B Reserve 2 team, consisting of Emily, Eleanor, Paramita, Divya, Callum, Campbell, Joshua and Zac defeated Keilor East at Buckley Park 43 games to 31.

  • The Juniors A Grade 4 combined team with St. John Bosco’s, consisting of Ruby, Stephanie, Eliza, Daniel, Callum, Anthony and Marc, defeated Buckley Park at Brunswick 60 games to 45.

  • The Seniors B Grade Mixed team, consisting of John O’Reilly, Sophie McCann, Trevor Peters, Karen Relf, Annette Mann, Ashley Mann and Clinton Shimmin, defeated Hadfield by 18 games

Congratulations to all three teams on their great Grand Final wins.

Commiserations to the D Grade 1, D Grade 3 and D Special 3 Junior Teams that were unlucky on the day.

Thanks to all players across all Competitions for a great season, we look forward to the next season that starts in early August.

Annual General Meeting scheduled for Sunday 25th June

The Club’s Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 25th June at 7:30pm at the Club house.

The Meeting will involve a summary of the year within the Club as well as any business for the coming year. The Committee as well as office bearers for the 2017/ 2018 year will also be nominated.

All Members are welcome to attend the AGM. If any Members are unable to attend and wish for a topic to be discussed, you are welcome to send the Club an Email and we will place your topic on the agenda.

Autumn 2017 Finals Update

The Club has had quite a few teams playing in Finals in recent weeks, with the Juniors leading the charge towards the Grand Finals.


The Club has had all five Teams playing in the Semi Finals this weekend, with all five winning and progressing to the Grand Final on the 16th / 17th June after the long weekend:

  • The A Grade 4 combined team with St. John Bosco’s defeated Taylor’s Lakes and advance to play Buckley Park next Friday night.
  • The B Reserve 2 team defeated Coburg and advance to play Keilor East next Saturday morning.
  • The D Special 3 team defeated Keilor to and advance to play Royal Park next Saturday morning.
  • The D Grade 1 team defeated Keilor and advance to play Essendon next Saturday morning
  • The D Grade 3 team defeated Westmeadows and advance to play Sydenham next Saturday morning.


Saturday Afternoons

Two of the Club’s teams played in semi finals, with one advancing to the Grand Final:

  • The B Grade mixed team defeated Cragieburn and advance to play Hadfield on Saturday 17th June at Hadfield.
  • The Open Singles Doubles B Special team were defeated by St Monica’s by 4 points in a very close match.


The two Ladies teams playing in Semi Finals were unfortunately defeated:

  • The B Reserve 2 Team were defeated by Royal Park
  • The D Special Team were defeated by West Brunswick.

Good luck to all teams playing in Grand Finals next weekend and thanks to all teams for a great season.

NSNTA Autumn 2017 Semi Finals Announced

The NSNTA Season wrapped up this week and we have two Ladies teams in Semi Finals:

  • The Ladies B Reserve 2 Team play Royal Park at Essendon
  • The Ladies D Special Team play West Brunswick at Delahey

For all the details please visit the NSNTA Website at

Good luck to all teams in the finals and thanks to all players for another great season.

Please note that the Club is hosting the following finals:

  • Ladies’ final on Tuesday 23rd May
  • Men’s finals on Thursday 18th May and Thursday 25th May.

NSNTA and NSTA Team Entries for Next Season

Entries are open for next season for the NSNTA (Weeknights) and NSTA (Saturday Afternoon) Competitions.

If you are interested in playing please notify the Club by recording your name on the sign up sheets in the Clubhouse or by sending the Club an Email.

Please don’t assume that because you played this season that you will automatically be registered to play next season. All participants need to inform the Selection Committee of their wish to play.

Entries close on Monday 12th June.

Mens NSNTA Spring Dates Survey

Last season many teams across the association had issues fielding teams on the Thursday Night before the new AFL Grand Final Friday Public Holiday and there were many forfeits.

Therefore the NSNTA have asked the Clubs if they wish to play on the Thursday Night before the AFL Grand Final Friday Public Holiday.

This causes an issue as the Mens competition already skips a week due to Oaks Day. So the NSNTA is interested if teams wish to play on Oaks Day.

The Club is looking to the Mens Teams for their opinion, so we have created a poll on our Facebook page so we can provide our formal response. Vote on the poll here:

The options are:

  • Don’t play on Thursday before AFL Grand Final Friday and play on Oaks Day.
  • Don’t play on Thursday before AFL Grand Final Friday and don’t play on Oaks Day (season starts one week earlier).
  • Play on Thursday before AFL Grand Final Friday and don’t play on Oaks Day (current arrangement).

If you have any questions please ask away and we are happy to answer them.

If you don’t use Facebook you’re welcome to send the Club an Email with your vote.