Saturday, May 23, 2020

Play tennis at East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club

OUR COURTS ARE CLOSED - due to new stage 4 COVID restrictions

Check out the latest
club news  regarding COVID-19 and what it means for the resumption of playing tennis at East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club.

The Victorian Premier on Aug 2 announced a return to stage 4 lock-down restrictions until mid-Sept. Tennis is one of many sporting activities that is NOT permitted under the tightened State Government’s restrictions. 
Coaching is also not permitted. 

Accordingly, there can be neither singles nor doubles nor any practice until advised otherwise. Check out our News page for more information.

Club AGM  held via ZOOM

The club AGM was conducted recently  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.
East Croydon Kilsyth tennis Club

Guidelines for safe play - when tennis eventually 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