Last week could turn out to be our busiest tennis week of the whole year. We had the following tennis action:

  • Senior competition tennis resumed on 29th January and then our 10 Junior teams started their new season on February 5th
  • Damian’s coaching classes began for the new school year with a lot of new pupils
  • Basterfield Park TC hired two courts for their midweek Ladies team who need to use our courts intermittently this season
  • Social tennis was very popular mid-week plus we had possibly one of our largest turnouts for Saturday social tennis
  • Senior club tournament resumed on Sunday
  • Court bookings were busy on the back of the Australian Open finals including many external bookings.

A big thank you to Frank Fox for his efforts last week to fix a plumbing leak on the water bore. Without this we would have struggled to get our courts watered and it would have really impacted on all of the tennis we did have.

Sadly, an attendee at Saturday social tennis subsequently testing positive for Covid. We’ve followed the guidance and Darrin Hunt kindly bleached the club rooms. For those of you who are sentimental, the spider web encrusted Christmas lights were taken down from the verandah of the clubhouse. I think I deserve danger pay.

WATER – We are having some fantastic warm February weather. Please water the courts prior to play and before each set. This is critical to maintaining the quality of our courts.

GUEST FEES – Sarah Graham has finalised the membership lists for 2021/22. Members can bring guests to play on the courts, however, you will need to include them as a guest when booking the court for a $5 fee.

GIRL’S CHAMPIONSHIP – In December we concluded our girl’s championship. I’ve attached a  photo are our four semi-finalists Lani Lithgow, Rosa Evans (champion), Tijana Kravic (runner-up) and Abi Bligh.

Please don’t forget to support our sponsors at Terry White Chemmart Cheltenham who provided us with our defibrillator.

Terry White Chemmart Cheltenham sponsor Highmoor Uniting Tennis Club