Saturday, May 23, 2020

Welcome to East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club

PLAY TENNIS, LEARN TENNIS, HAVE FUN
Our courts at East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club are  open

NEWS FLASH …..

ECKTC TO RECEIVE $180,000 SPORTING CLUB GRANT FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 



 On Wednesday 4th May, East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club was delighted to host Michael Sukkar MP Federal Member for Deakin, along with City of Maroondah councillors and officials from Tennis Victoria. The purpose of Michael’s visit was to announce $180,000 in federal government funding for our club, to enable major facility upgrades to our courts, lights and fencing.      
 
Michael is a vocal local advocate and a driving force in delivering sporting and community projects for the people of Deakin. 

ECKTC is extremely grateful to Michael for making this funding possible and for his ongoing support of both our tennis club - and sport across Deakin generally.
 
Once again, our thanks and gratitude to Michael Sukkar MP, local member for Deakin.     

A FREE COACHING PROGRAM FOR OVER-50’s WHO ARE WANTING TO RECONNECT WITH TENNIS  

visit our News page for more details  …….. A 4 week program that will provide a great fun environment to play some social tennis, develop some new friendships - and maybe even improve your game!  We can even provide you with a racquet if necessary.

A sporting club grant from the Department of Sport & Recreation Victoria means we can offer this opportunity for FREE.  The program commenced on Tuesday morning April 26, so don’t miss out if you’re a tennis player over 50 - you can still book your place now. The photo below shows some of the group participating in one of many fun on-‘court activities.


FREE JUNIOR COACHING  HOLIDAY PROGRAM …..
Another free 
Junior Coaching school holiday program was completed recently at the Club. As always, these sessions proved to be very popular and the kids had heaps of fun and lots of exercise.  Our awesome club coaches at ProTouch Tennis Academy worked tirelessly throughout these hot Summer mornings to deliver another wonderful junior coaching program. Also a reminder that Junior weekend competition has resumed.  Contact Kelsey if necessary with any questions about your team.



FAREWELL WARREN WOODCOCK

The Committee of our club would like to express our sympathy to the family of Warren Woodcock, who recently passed away.  Warren helped to support a new initiative at the club, the Junior Development Coaching Scholarship - and was its inaugural sponsor. He took an active interest in the kids selected for the scholarship and emphasised that for him, it was more about recognising the values of sportsmanship, effort and perseverance, rather than necessarily just pure talent. From all at the East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club, we say Rest In Peace, Warren Woodcock.


VISIT FROM OUR LOCAL FEDERAL MP, MICHAEL SUKKAR

The club recently welcomed our local Federal MP, Michael Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer & Minister for Housing) for a tour around our courts - and to explore ways the club might be able to further expand the range of tennis programs and activities throughout 2022, that will be of benefit to the local community.

Michael takes a special interest in local community sporting clubs - recognising the important role clubs such as ours play in promoting healthy lifestyles and facilitating social connections amongst people and families.   

Michael met with club coach Andrew Marshall and our clubs President, Vice President and Secretary 

The Year  That Was - 2021

Read about some of the highlights of last year - here


Guidelines for safe play - as tennis resumes

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
Tennis Victoria have published a set of Guidelines for Return to Play- which is the key reference the club has been using. Our club recognises the imperative of minimising the spread of the corona-virus. Following some simple precautions can help to reduce your risk of exposure to the corona-virus.   You might like to visit our page on Actions to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Infection   

We have passed through some troubling times ....... If you are required to undergo quarantine at some stage because you suspect you carry the virus, then you might be interested in our page “Coping With Self Isolation”

NEWS FLASH 

The club is delighted to announce the introduction of the inaugural "Warren Woodcock Junior Tennis Coaching Scholarship"

Over the next 12 months, each term a junior will be selected by the club to receive for that one term, a combination of group coaching combined with some intensive private tuition. The scholarship is to be awarded to a junior on the basis that they reflect the club's values of fairness, positive attitude and good sportsmanship, as well as displaying a persistent work ethic.

The Woodcock family who are sponsoring these four scholarships (to a combined annual value of $1,000), have enjoyed a long association with tennis, with Warren (Senior) having achieved a quarter final singles berth in the 1957 Australian Open and Warren (junior) having been the on-tour hitting partner for Ivan Lendl in the 1980's. Visit our JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP page to read about the newest recipient of our coaching scholarship 

     

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club offer plenty of competition tennis options - although during the current pandemic, all tennis activities and programmes have been deferred until later in the year. However when some normality eventually returns  if you're not wanting to play tennis regularly in a team, then social tennis might be an option. Contact our Club Secretary to enquire further.

When it does eventually resume, social sessions will offer a great opportunity to play tennis and meet new people, without having to commit to regular competition. 


A bit about East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club .....
We are a friendly, family oriented club that welcomes new members of all ages and abilities.

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
New members are always welcome. 119 -131 Hull Rd, Croydon

If you are wanting to either play tennis or perhaps learn how to play tennis, or even maybe get your kids into tennis -  the club offers you many options.....

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
East Croydon Tennis Club has six excellent tennis courts
East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club Inc. is located at the Charles Allen reserve, 119 -131 Hull road, Croydon. It is a lovely location with a children’s playground located in the adjacent reserve. 

We have 4 synthetic grass courts and 2 traditional red porous surface courts. East Croydon merged with Kilsyth Tennis Club about three years ago to become East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club and was enriched by the coming together of two strong clubs with great traditions. We would like to encourage you to come down, join us for a hit of tennis and meet some of our members.


East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
Our club offers coaching, competition & social tennis
New members are always very welcome at East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club. We have club members coming from surrounding areas that include Croydon, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Lilydale, Chirnside Park, North Croydon, Mount Evelyn, Bayswater and East Ringwood.  


MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES: 
Steve 0419 896 607    or  Email - ecktennis@gmail.com

Check out our News & Events page for further information - and visit our Be Inspired page

Club hosts a visit from our local state MP, David Hodgett 
East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club  was delighted to host a visit from our local state MP, David Hodgett.
Noel Hester, David Hodgett, Andrew & Kelsey, Steve Baldry & Mike Drummond
David chatted with some of the parents of kids who were participating in our free holiday coaching clinic (over 100 juniors enjoyed the free clinic - and the BBQ that followed)  
He also met three great servants of our club - Steve Baldry (club Secretary), Noel Hester (club President & Treasurer) & Mike Drummond (Night Tennis records Secretary). 

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