Saturday, May 23, 2020

Play tennis at East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club

COVID restrictions eased, courts open with limits

Some good news.....
East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
Following announcements by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, limited outdoor tennis coaching and recreational play can return in Metropolitan Melbourne. Our courts are open - East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club have received approval from Maroondah Council. We have received advice from Tennis Victoria regarding Guidelines for a safe Return to Tennis. Here are their main points .......

Metro Melbourne:

  • Outdoor tennis courts can reopen – clubhouses can also reopen but with no more than 20 people inside (subject to meeting social distancing requirements)
  • All members and visitors attending the courts must check-in using their smart phone via the “VisitSafe” QR codes displayed on each entrance and court gate. This is to facilitate contact tracing should it be necessary;
  • A maximum of 24 players are permitted on court (6 courts of doubles play) at the one time (excluding coaching where 30 participants are permitted);
  • Members and visitors 12 years and older must wear a mask unless on the court actually playing tennis;
  • Social distancing must be practised at all times (1.5m from another person)
  • No handshaking or high fives; no sharing of drinks, towels or racquets. Please bring your own anti-bacterial wipes
  • Please do not come down to the courts if you are unwell or have any of the COVID symptoms 

It has been an incredibly challenging  period for us all and we appreciate your patience as tennis is slowly reopened and our club can welcome you back.   Check out the Tennis Victoria page for more detailed information.

Our club coaches at the East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club will be running free tennis clinics in January.  This is an awesome event which your kids and their friends are welcome to attend - all ages and experience levels can participate in the fun and games. Don’t miss out!

So please contact Kelsey if you would like to book a place, on mob 0408 731 065.  

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club

Croydon tennis courts

Club AGM  was held via ZOOM

The club AGM was conducted in September.  Because of COVID, it was a “virtual” meeting conducted with the Zoom platform.  Reports from our club Secretary and Treasurer were tabled, the new and updated Club Rules were endorsed (which is a requirement of our incorporation as a sporting club, with Consumer Affairs Victoria) and the Committee welcomed John Clancy onboard. 

Given the restrictions upon court usage for members over the past few months and also given the difficult financial environment , a Committee recommendation to reduce membership fees by 25% for the 2020/21 year was carried at the AGM. Although the club has experienced a significant drop in revenue from a loss of team competition funds, the temporary discount for membership fees was deemed reasonable.

East Croydon Kilsyth tennis Club

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 is 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   

These are troubling times ....... But by continuing to care for each other and asking for help if we need it - then we will get to the other side of the pandemic...... 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”


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 News page to read about the inaugural recipient of the coaching scholarship 


SOCIAL TENNIS Thursday evenings - postponed until after pandemic crisis has passed

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club

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 just be the option that suits you 

Social tennis will be offered on Thursday evenings, 7.00 - 9.00 pm. At this point, we can’t say exactly when  social tennis will resume.  There are simply too many unknowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. The cost will be $5 per player (goes to cover lighting expenses). You can find out more information by contacting Kelsey (0408 731 065)  or click here

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. 

So whether you are a parent wanting to enquire about junior tennis for your kids, or perhaps you are retired and wanting someone to hit with, or maybe you’ve just moved into the area and looking to join a tennis club - then we would love to hear from you 

Steve 0419 896 607    or  Email -

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
The visit served two useful purposes - firstly it offered David an opportunity to see first-hand the popularity of the kids FREE school holiday tennis clinic which was being run by our awesome club coaches, Andrew & Kelsey. David chatted amiably with some of the parents of kids who were participating in the 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). David recognised that volunteers such as these three, are the life-blood of any community sports club. 

And don’t forget to check out our wonderful club sponsors