Highmoor Tennis Club

August 2017 Club Newsletter

By on Aug 13, 2017 in News | 1 comment

Ann Hanna

End of an era!
Ann Hannah has recently retired from playing social tennis on Saturday afternoons after 52 years.
Ann played on the first tennis day of the Highett and Moorabbin Presbyterian Tennis Club on the 16th October 1965 and is the only member of the founding group still playing at the club.
On a positive note Ann isn’t ready to put her racquet away and is continuing to play the gentler paced midweek ladies tennis.
Go Ann!
Check out Ann and friends in this photo of the original players


New Members
The club welcomes the following new members. We are delighted to have so many people joining our wonderful club. We hope you really enjoy your tennis at Highmoor.

Penny (Qianhui) Gao
Eason (Qianxiang) Gao
Kym Wang
Nick Xiao
Olivia Thiele
Sueli Pompolo
Christopher Banducci
Cooper Metzke
Johnny Valavanis
Daniela Martin
Jonathan Roser
Jackson Ralph

Joshua Corkhill
Dawn Henderson
David Rowley

Fabrice Wilmann
David Jorgensen
Annabel Jorgensen
Camilla Jorgensen
Richard Elvins

The Wimbledon night was a big hit with over 20 people coming along for a great night out. It was a chilly night but it was great to see everyone out there having a hit and eating Jeff’s scones.

Congratulations to Maurice for winning Geoff’s Wimbledon trivia quiz.

Here are some photos of some members who must be in a witness protection program as we can’ t see their faces. Either that or they are dentists from a 1980s TV commercial.

The best thing about Wimbledon night was that Bernard Tomic turned up, unfortunately he only put in 30% effort, got bored and left after 30 minutes. On the bright side, that is 10 minutes longer than he lasted at SW19, so we’ll take that as a massive thumbs up from Bernard.   Good luck in the US Open, champ, all of Highmoor will be supporting you!


Tennis Victoria
Tennis Victoria love our work in attracting new members so much they’ve highlighted Highmoor Uniting in their latest newsletter.

Here is the bit about us: https://www.gamesetmatch.net.au/News/HighmoorUnitingembraceinnovativemembership.aspx

We letter boxed our flyers offerring discount family memberships in the surrounding area and would like to thank the following for walking the streets (this time with a purpose, usually some of us just wander the streets aimlessly):

Special thanks to: Geoff Lowther, Brett Collins, Melissa Gressle, Marsha and Boris Rudoy, Bernie McInerney, Adam Reid, Frank Fox, Joe Vovstrovsky, Rob Weir, Roger Hargreaves, and myself.

And here is the link to their newsletter.  July TV newsletter


Safeguarding Children

Tennis Victoria have released new guidelines for safeguarding children and the Committee will look at the training they are providing. See the guidelines in this link.

Massive Update from Google

By the way, we are massive on the internet with Google giving us the following highly unreliable and totally impossible to authenticate stats.

Highmoor Tennis Club

30 asked for directions
17 visited your website
4 called you


Congrats, Highmoor Tennis Club has a 4.6 star rating on Google (out of 5 thankfully)


Junior Update from club coach, Damian Graf
Wrap up of last season
The MDJTA Feb-June season has now finished. Of our 5 Highmoor junior teams competing, 3 teams made it into the finals series. Boys 13 finished in 3rd spot and were beaten in the semi final. Girls 4 and Girls 9 finished in 2nd spot. Both teams lost their semi final matches and therefore needed a preliminary final victory to make the Grand final. Unfortunately, our Girls 4 team lost a close contest by 5 games. It was a good effort considering that our No.1 player, Katya, forfeited her singles match due to a knee injury. The Girls 9 team were also very unlucky to have their No.1 player, Ripley, injure her ankle on the day before the Preliminary final, and so she was unavailable to compete. The team tried really hard and lost by only 2 games.
Well done to all our junior teams on a terrific season.

New season
We now have seven, yes seven, junior teams battling it out on Saturday mornings.


Boys Sec.11 2nd.
Boys Sec.13 1st.
Boys Sec.14 8th.
Girls Sec.3 5th.
Girls Sec.7 4th.
Girls Sec.8 5th.
Girls Sec.9 6th.

*Junior club championships events are progressing well. Matches are being played on time and in good spirit by all competitors.

Senior Update
We have two teams in contention for finals, SD1 and Mixed Doubles 2. Get your finals tickets early to avoid disappointment.



The club will be looking to order new apparel soon – caps, shirts, hoodies, formal dinner jackets.  We will be ordering a bunch of caps for our junior players so get in with you order.

Highmoor Apparel Prices 2017

Dale Collins will be taking orders given to him by the end of September.

E-mail :                dale.collins4@bigpond.com

Phone :                + 61 3 9521 9784

Mobile / Cell :    +61 417 560 548


    1 Comment

  1. Great newsletter Bernie and congratulations to Ann Hannah. She has contributed much to the club and I’m sure she will continue to enjoy her tennis with the Monday and mid week ladies. Well done, Ann!

    Janet Bane

    September 2, 2017

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