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||Commences Thursday 20th October
||9:00 – 9:30am
||$3 per session
2011-12 Summer Season
Opening day for the summer season will be Sunday 9th October 2011 at 2.00pm. After a day of social tennis members and guests are invited to socialize with drinks from the bar and finger food which will be available.
Potential new members are invited to come along and play as a visitor. A Free Visit voucher can be downloaded from this website. One can be filled in on arrival if necessary. We have a new member promotion at present which offers a substantial discount on your first year fees.
NEWS FROM THE 2011 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
We had a good turnout for our Annual General Meeting on Friday 12th August.
Mike Kessell was elected as Club Patron while Chris Wilson, Kevin Farrell, Helen Groves and Elsie Muenchow were elected as Vice Patrons.
Six of the present members of the Board of Management agreed to accept nominations for re-appointment. Consequently Alex Foster was appointed as President, Faye Scorer (Social and Fundraising Manager), Mark Rule (Membership and Promotion Manager), Mike Kessell (Grounds Manager) and Susan Brayshaw (Tennis Development Manager) were elected unopposed.
Colin Matthews (Tennis Activities Manager) decided to step down from that position after several years’ service. After some coercing, Simone Mason agreed to accept a nomination for the position and she was duly elected. Colin undertook to assist her with the position.
For reason previous advised Don Doig also advised members that he was unable to continue as Club Administrator. We were pleased that Bree Sambell agreed to accept a nomination for the position and she was elected. Don has also agreed to assist Bree with the duties for as long as necessary.
In her first financial report, Sandra Rule (Finance Manager/Treasurer) advised members that for 2010/2011 the club made a modest profit of $7395. However this does not take into consideration and amount of $5000+ we are owed by the Melville Sporting Association for the expenditure we met for resurfacing the verandahs. So the bottom line is that the club is in good shape.
In his report to the meeting our President, Alex Foster, reminded members that during the year we incurred some unusual expenditure as we had to replace our drinking fountain, our squeegees for our hard courts and our external petrol vacuum cleaner. In addition we installed new gates to improve access for our groundsman and installed new verandah lighting. This unusual expenditure highlights the excellent financial result we achieved.
The Board was able to maintain fees at last year’s levels and invoices have been sent to members.
Some work has already been undertaken to install conduits on four of our grass courts to allow them to be floodlit in the future. This project will be done in stages. For the work done so far, we can claim rebates from Tennis Australia so hopefully the costs to date will be fully reimbursed.
The President thanked members for their support during the year. He said that the new Board will continue to be vigilant in managing the club for the benefit if members.
SERVICE TO CLUB AWARD
Members present voted unanimously to grant Elaine Munro a Service to Club Award for her long and dedicated service to the club.
Following completion of the 2011 Tennis League Competition, Tennis West has announced that two of our members have earned the title of “Most Valuable Player” in their respective Divisions.
- Brett SPARK who played in our Sunday Seniors 35+ Men – Division 1 team.
- Susan BRAYSHAW who played in Saturday Women’s Open Division 3 team.
Well done Brett and Susan.
This event is the highlight of our social calendar and we encourage all members to attend. A formal dinner prepared and served by professional caterers will be provided. The cost per ticket will be just $25 per adult and $10 per junior. The parents of juniors are welcome to attend.
The function will be on FRIDAY 6th MAY commencing at_7.00pm. The presentation of trophies for seniors and juniors will be at about 7.30pm. Dinner will follow around 8.00pm. Drinks will be available from the bar. We will have some dance music to kick on after dinner.
Tickets must be booked and paid for by Sunday 1st May. This will enable catering arrangements to be finalised. Faye Scorer (9330.3254 or 0409.118.725 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org)) will take bookings and payment for tickets.
Those words truly reflect both my wife Helen and my own association with the club. We have made lifelong friends who continue to be stalwarts of this club.
The City of Melville Junior Tennis Tournament finished at the Melville Tennis Centre on Friday 12th January 2007 after a week of fine competitive tennis from juniors aged from under 10 years up to 18 years.
This event has been staged annually by the Melville Palmyra Tennis Club since 1976. Her Worship Katherine Jackson, Mayor of the City of Melville, acknowledged the fact that some of the volunteers from the club have assisted in the organisation the event since its inception 32 years ago. She also congratulated local business Mountway Melville Hyundai for its generous support of this important community project..
During the tournament nearly 450 matches were scheduled and the organisers were fortunate that despite forecasts of rain, only two matches had to be suspended due to rain..
Ms Helen Morgan, a Director of Tennis West, attended the trophy presentation ceremony and joined the Mayor in presenting trophies to event winners and runners-up. She commended the club on the efficient conduct of this event, which had established itself as an important event in the junior tennis calendar.
In the last several years, Life Members of the tennis club have contributed towards an award for outstanding sportsmanship from competitors during the tournament. Life member and Tournament Referee Keith Holland announced and presented the award to May-Ann Boulos.
The results of each of the events were as follows:
Boys 18 & under singles: Caleb AQUINO def. David LAMPE
Boys 16 & under singles: Daniel GERMINARIO def Brenton HUSH
Boys 14 & under singles: James RUTHERFORD def Rory McLEAN
Boys 12 & under singles: Ryan GODWIN def. Angus McMILLAN
Boys 10 & under singles: Jack LYTTLE def. Scott WEBSTER
Girls 18 & under singles: Mary-Ann BOULOS def Melinda HUSH
Girls 16 & under singles: Doris RADICEVIC def. Nadja LIVK
Girls 14 & under singles: Astra SHARMA def Rebecca McLEOD
Girls 12 & under singles: Astra SHARMA def. Hayley DePLEDGE
Girls 10 & under singles: Jelena STOJANOVIC def Madeline KONG
Boys 16 & under doubles: Jacob ACQUINO & Brenton HUSH def Anthony D’IGNAZIO & David LAMPE
Boys 14 & under doubles: Antonino RECHICHI & Josiah TYSON def. Hugo MacKENZIE-RAE & Daniel McCUTCHEON
Boys 12 & under doubles: Ryan GODWIN & Jack LYTTLE def Hiro MASUDA & Thomas McALPINE
Girls 18 & under doubles: Mary-Ann BOULOS & Ena CATOVIC def. Melinda HUSH & Lateasha WATTS
Girls 16 & under doubles: Nadja LIVK & Doris RADICEVIC def. Rebecca Mc CUTCHEON & Romy PAPARONE
Girls 14 & under doubles: Frances COWCHER & Rebecca McLEOD def Jessie FEAR & Tessa LEAKE
Girls 12 & under doubles: Giorgie JONES & Jodie THATCHER def Jessica ACONI & Kiana BUDDEN
Mixed 16 & under doubles: Danielle CARUSO & Daniel GERMINARIO def Doris RADICEVIC & Ben MULETTA
Mixed 14 & under doubles: Like NICHOLSON & Sarah ROWE def Hamish TURNER & Miika COPPARD
Mixed 12 & under doubles: Jessica ACONI & Gavin HUANGFU def Gigi FEAR & Scott WEBSTER
After the generous support from members and friends last year, the club is again supporting the Cancer Council’s appeal by holding “AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA”. It will be at the Clubhouse on Thursday 19th May commencing at 10am.
We urge you to ask friends, neighbours and family to attend to raise much needed funds for cancer research and support to patients. All money raised during the morning goes directly to the Cancer Foundation. The entry cost is $10 per person for morning tea and raffle tickets. Donation of items suitable for the raffle would be greatly appreciated. Items can be left in the Captain’s Room at the tennis club.
If you can help towards morning tea catering by providing a slice or sandwiches please contact Helen Doig on 9364 3187. Helen will also take table bookings for catering purposes.
The Board is pleased to advise members that fees for the current season will remain unchanged.
To encourage young adults to participate in active sport we have introduced a new category of membership – a YOUNG ADULT MEMBERSHIP (Aged 19 – 28 yrs). This offers full membership for just $200 annually.