September 2015 Newsletter

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

There has been an enormous amount of activity at the club over the past few weeks- the clubhouse refurbishment, Club Championships and Badge semi finals. 

A big thank you to all those that helped and assisted in so many ways with the 'new look' for the clubhouse; Firstly to Inspiration Paints at Gladesville who gave us a generous discount on our paint; Gladesville Glass for new safety glass in the doors at a very competitive rate; Roger, Kitty and Ken who were on the brushes; Sara and Graeme for handyman works; Lucinda and Lee on the garden and Caroline and Jane for the ideas, purchase and loan of many of our new items. There are still a few extra touches to go up including an enhanced memorabilia display. We hope you like the refreshed look, we discovered the clubhouse has had many looks over the decades and this is another in the long history of the club.

Finally thank you to The Australian Sports Foundation who have enabled us to receive tax deductible donations. We have created an account with them in the belief that members would like to see the courts in their best possible condition. To upgrade the courts, the process of laser levelling has been identified as the best option for optimising the surface and drainage. This project will be started in November and continue for a few seasons and we members can support this initiative via tax deductible donations. Any questions? Please call Roger Brittain 9817 0566. Click on this link for more information.

Sally Stobo

President

The relocated honour boards

The relocated honour boards

Our club's hidden treasures of old racquets put to good decorative use!

Our club's hidden treasures of old racquets put to good decorative use!

New safety glass goes in

New safety glass goes in

Roger covered up the 1950's baby pink!!!

After we relocated the corner cupboard to the change room, Roger painted over the 1950's baby pink!!!

Discovered under the dado rail- very 1960's

Wallpaper remnants discovered under the dado rail - very 1960's

Our new entry

Our new entry

1970's interior

1970's interior

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thanks to Graeme for organising the club championships. Our winners were;

Mens Open Singles; Fabrizio Perelli defeated Graeme Sticka 6-4, 6-2

Ladies Doubles; Julie Cocco and Kako Yashino defeated Jane Cowley and Kitty Dufficy 6-2, 6-0

Mixed Doubles; Julie and Alf Cocco defeated Jane Cowley and Graeme Sticka 3-6, 6-2, 7-6

The finals of the Mens Doubles will be played on October 18 at our Presentation Day. Save the date!

The Ladies Singles Final will be played on Tuesday 15th September

Could all last years prize winners please bring their trophies - freshly polished - to the clubhouse at your earliest convenience and hand to a committee member so we can get them engraved - or call Chris Jones to give them to him directly ph 0450 004 449.

Spring Mixed Doubles Day

This fun and competitive event is open to members and the community on Saturday 31st October from 11am-3pm. All details and entry can be found by clicking this link.

Youth Championships

Open to all school aged children both members and non- members, this one day event will be played on Sunday morning 1st November. Entry details will follow in the next few weeks.

logo"The Hunters & Collectors" Garage Sale Trail

We will be hosting this very successful and popular community event here at the club on Saturday 24 October. Members are encouraged to host a table themselves ($25) or donate their quality second hand goods, which we will sell and donate all proceeds to further clubhouse improvements. Please contact Jane Cowley (0408 881238) for further information or if you would like to help run this event.

Sunday singles

This new group will be back playing again this Sunday 13th September. Men and ladies are welcome. Meet at the courts at 11am. David Hall is our driving force for this group. Thanks David.

Spring Badge

We have a mens team already register for this comp starting 10th October. Kitty and Roger are interested in getting a mixed team together. If you are interested in playing or reserving please contact Kitty 0422 579 183.

PHOTOS FROM OUR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Congratulations Fabrizio Perelli - who has just won our Open Men's Singles Championship - vs Graeme Sticka - 6-4 6-2 - well done!

Congratulations Fabrizio Perelli - who has won our Open Men's Singles Championship Final - vs Graeme Sticka - 6-4 6-2 - well done!

Congratulations to Julie and Alf Cocco who won the Mixed Doubles Championship today - it was a close 3 set match with a tiebreaker in the 3rd set Vs Jane Cowley and Graeme Sticka.

Congratulations to Julie and Alf Cocco who won the Mixed Doubles Championship on Saturday- it was a close 3 set match with a tiebreaker in the 3rd set Vs Jane Cowley and Graeme Sticka.

Congratulations Kako Yoshino & Julie Cocco for their win this afternoon in the final of our club's Ladies Open Doubles Vs Jane Cowley & Kitty Dufficy, 6-2 6-0. Go girls!

Congratulations Kako Yoshino & Julie Cocco for their win in the final of our club's Ladies Open Doubles Vs Jane Cowley & Kitty Dufficy, 6-2 6-0. Go girls!