COVID restrictions eased, courts open but with limits
Some good news.....
Following announcements by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, limited outdoor tennis coaching and recreational play can return in Metropolitan Melbourne. Our courts can now 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
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.
Coaching - our club coaches have some INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS currently on offer, please contact Kelsey with any enquires, on 0408 731 065.
Club AGM 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.
Also attending our AGM, we were delighted to welcome two of our local Wyreena Ward Councillors (from Maroondah City Council), Tasa Damante and Marjike Graham.
Guidelines for safe play - as tennis resumes
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 passedEast 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
We are a friendly, family oriented club that welcomes new members of all ages and abilities.
|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.....
- Junior competition
- Social Tennis
- Coaching programs for all ages
- Mid-week night tennis competition
- Mid-week ladies competition
- Saturday tennis senior competition
- Veterans tennis for over 50's - both competition and social
|East Croydon Tennis Club has six excellent tennis courts|
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.
|Our club offers coaching, competition & social tennis|
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
|Noel Hester, David Hodgett, Andrew & Kelsey, Steve Baldry & Mike Drummond|
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