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 had two Saturday Afternoon and one Juniors Team in the Finals recently and the Club has two teams in Grand Finals this weekend:
- The A Reserve 2 Juniors Team won their semi final last Friday Night against Tullamarine / Bulla Village 56 games to 36. They play the Grand Final against Corpus Christi / St. Monica’s at Royal Park this Friday Night.
- The Men’s B Special Singles Doubles Saturday Afternoon team defeated Maribyrong Park by 19 games at home. They play the Grand Final against St Monica’s at Doutta Galla this Saturday afternoon.
- The Mixed B Special Saturday Afternoon team were defeated by St Monica’s by 16 games on Saturday. Well done to the team for making the finals.
The Committee wishes both teams luck in their Grand Finals this weekend (and hopes the rain stays away).
The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday the 26th of June from 7:30pm at the Club.
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 2016 / 2017 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.
The Finals have been progressing for all Competitions this month and the Club has a few teams who have played finals recently:
- The Men’s B Special 1 Team were defeated in their Grand Final recently by Caroline Springs by two games. The Team of Greg Forbes, Michael Mann, Aaron Sharpe, Ben White and Walter Wagner played well in what was a great game.
- The Thursday Ladies Section 5 Team were defeated by Strathmore by 8 games.
Well done to both teams for making the finals and commiserations for the result.
The Club has two Saturday Afternoon Teams playing semi finals next weekend (the previous week’s finals were washouts):
- The Men’s Open Singles Doubles B Special Team are due to play Maribyrnong Park at home.
- The Mixed B Special Team are due to play St Monica’s at St Monica’s.
Good luck to the Teams in their Semi Finals.
Remember, Team Entries close soon for all Competitions. The entries for the NSNTA close on Wednesday 15th June. If you wish to play please register your interest on the sign up sheet in the Clubhouse or send the Club an Email. Please do not assume that because you played this season that you will automatically be registered to play next season.
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.