President's Christmas Message

With the Christmas and New Year break coming up I would like to wish all our members a happy Christmas with your families, and hope you have a pleasant and safe New Year. The club has again had a successful year, thanks to all the members who have served on the committee or participated in working around the club to ensure our success. It was sad to report the passing of John Bruhn late in the year. As reported previously John was a committee member and was our night tennis convenor. It is pleasing to report that Trevor and Louise Hamilton have volunteered to take over organizaton of our night tennis competition. Once again, all the best for the festive season.   Kevin Graham President

Night Tennis Competition - Spring 2018 Season Finals

The Spring Season of the BDNTA Blackburn & District Night Tennis Association finished on 6 December. Eight of our 14 teams made the finals and 3 teams won the Grand Finals.
 
Monday Nights
Semis                 Sec 6 Supper Club lost 3/25 to 3/28
                           Sec 8 Netburner won 6/36 to 0/14
Grand Final         Netburners won 4/24 to 0/14
 
Tuesday Nights
Semis                  Sec 5 Beamers won 6/36 to 0/14
                           Sec 9 Blues lost 4/24 to 0/12
                           Sec 10 Legends lost 3/27 to 3/28
Grand Final         Beamers won 4/24 to 0/10

Wednesday Nights
Semis                  Sec.4 Upstarts lost 2/21 to 4/27
 
Thursdays Night
Semis                  Sec. 2 S/D Grizzlies lost 2/18 2/28
                             Sec. 4 S/D Lammergiers won 6/36 to 0/18
Grand Finals        Lammergiers won 5/35 to 1/23
 

Monday Secion 8 Premiers Netburners

Netburners
Nerburners L-R: Kerryn Shacklock, Louise Hamilton, Rose Knight, Tammy Wilson, Hennie Pearson, Lea Lui

Tuesday Section 5 Premiers Beamers

Team:- Paul Dobson, Brad Rumble, Geoff summers, Dave Norman
Also played - Frank Spillane, Stephen Jones, Jeff Hogg, John Hoskin andTrevor Hamilton 

Beamers

 

Thursday Section 4 Premiers Lammergiers

Team:- Huw Jones, Edward Xia,Tom Razumic and Andrew Phung

The 2019 Autumn Season commences in early Febuary. We have entered 15 Teams for Autumn.

Junior Grand Finals

Three teams made it into the grand finals. The results were:

  • BSpecial 1 - Runners-Up
  • BSpecial 3 - Winners
  • B5 - Runners-Up

Junior B Special 3 Premiers
B Spec 3 Premiers (L-R): Munatsi Matipano, Jaymie Kempson and Bailey Dobson

Junior B Special 1
B Spec1 Runners-Up (L-R): Joel Burgess-Heath and Naca Hitchman

Junior B5 2018
B5 Runners-Up (L-R): Joshua Ascar, Glenburn Players (Aakash & Arnev) & Martin Ma

Subscriptions 2018-19

Members are reminded that subscriptions became due on 31st August. If you are not renewing your membership, please advise Judy Hickman 98864225  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Reminder - Club Security

Would members please ensure that if they are the last to leave the tennis courts and/or the clubhouse that the door is locked and the padlock on the gate closed. This also applies to the gate lock at Court 6. This is the third time in the past few weeks that I have found the premises unlocked and next time it could be trashed which would incur maintenance expenses and lots of inconvenience to players. 

50th Anniversary Celebration - 24th September

Eley Park tennis club celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sunday 24th September 2017. Blackburn South tennis club and Bennettswood tennis club began in 1967 as separate entities, they merged in April 2011 and formed the Eley Park tennis club.The club invited Neil Angus (MHR State liberal member for Forest Hill), Denise Massoud (Mayor, City of Whitehorse) and councillor Andrew Davenport (representing Riversdale Ward) to attend the celebration. Approximately 130 past and present players and friends attended. Many of the foundation members from Blackburn South and Bennettswood came along, together with life members who are all now recognised as life members of Eley Park tennis club. Following the official welcome to all our visitors and the recognition of the members who contributed to the formation of the clubs, Neil Angus MHR unveiled a plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary. He congratulated the club for providing such an excellent facility for tennis players in the area. Afternoon tea was served and it was pleasing to see many members and past members renewing acquaintances and enjoying the opportunity to reminisce. Thanks to the members who arranged such a successful day.

50th Anniversary Photo
L-R: Murray McCormack, Neil Angus, Kevin Graham and Denise Massoud

For more photos please click on the image below:
 EPTC 50th Anniversary

 

Defibrillator

The Defibrillator will be located in a metal cabinet near the entrance to the Clubhouse.  The key for the padlock is keyed-alike to the gate key.

Social Tennis

Many current and new members enquire about social tennis. We have opportunities on Wednesday afternoons, Thursday mornings & nights, Saturday afternoon. We are endeavoring to create a regular NIGHT SOCIAL on Wednesday nights, particularly in between night comp seasons. This is a great way to try our courts, get to know a few people and have "a good hit". Visitors are charged the normal $6 visitor fee when accompanied by a member and everyone contributes a few dollars to cover the lights and balls.