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Open Court Sessions: 
Thursday’s 7.00 - 8.30 pm - East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club

Come along, join in the FUN!
  • have a hit of tennis 
  • meet new people
  • nibbles & music 
  • cost $15 per session
  • register at - PlayTennis  (enter Croydon into suburb search bar. Then select "Open Court Sessions" in the Activities menu. Finally, look for the East Croydon Kilsyth TC option as you scroll down. Payment and registration is made via this online platform)
East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club invites you to come along to our Open Court sessions on Thursday evenings, 7.00 - 8.30 pm.  At our recent launch, we had 6 people participate in the first public program run by Kelsey and they had an absolute ball!
From L to R - Robyn, Danni, Amanda, Kelsey (coach), Penny, Will and Mike
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Our coaches take Hot Shot kids to the AO 2020



What an awesome day it was for a group of lucky East Croydon Kilsyth tennis club kids who attended the AO this week - lead by our popular club coaches Andrew and Kelsey. Not only did they get to experience centre court - they appeared on the Today TV show with Karl......... Likely to be a day remembered by all the kids for a long time!
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Service to Tennis Award 2020
Danielle presenting Steve with his Award


The club was delighted to have Danielle Cornwall from Tennis Victoria, come along and conduct a fabulous training session for members of the club who will be volunteer hosts in the up-coming new Thursday evening "Get Your Racquet On" program (commencing Jan 23).  The club is excited by the prospect of welcoming new players that we hope will be attracted through our participation in this Tennis Australia initiative.

At the same time, Danielle took the opportunity to present Steve Baldry with his Service to Tennis Award. Steve was typically humble in his acceptance of the Award, acknowledging the close working relationship he has developed over many years, with his mate Noel Hester (our club president).
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And the winner of the club’s 2019 Xmas raffle is 

Neville couldn't help but have a huge grin on his face 
Congratulations to our one and only beloved club Vice President, Neville Asquith for winning !st prize in the club's fundraising raffle. And to allay any suspicion about the integrity of the draw (many of the seniors attending the draw were heard questioning why their own ticket wasn’t drawn out - yes, Clyde that means you), the draw was dutifully overseen by the Head of Tennis Victoria, Ruth Holdaway.

The club was delighted to have Ruth come along and later chat with some of the members of the club committee about ways in which Tennis Vic could support our club in achieving our goals moving forward.

Ruth was accompanied on her visit to our club, by the National Field Operations Manager from Tennis Australia, Dean Matthews. The club can only benefit from building closer ties with these two bodies, tasked with  the healthy growth of our sport.
Before concluding, can we give a "shout out" to the club members who kindly donated goodies as prizes for the raffle. Over $500 was raised for the club. Thank you to Wendy for a typically superb job of organising it all - as well as donating goodies. Together with donations from Steve (naturally), Kelsey and Andrew (our club coaches). Also a hamper donated by Michael Sukkar, our local MP.
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Shout-out to Brian Cooke
Brian is one of the real characters of the club's Vets tennis brigade - well known for his jovial manner.

One of Brian's many contributions to the club are the seat benches that appear on the sides of our courts 1, 2, 3 & 4

For the vets in particular, at the change of ends between play, these seat benches are well used in taking a brief few moments of "recovery".  
Brian constructed all of these seat-benches himself, as well as supplying the materials - quite an accomplished handyman is our Brian!
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Tennis Victoria - "Pick Up A Racquet"


From L to R - Neville, Steve, Kelsey, Danielle, Noel & Richie
Recently the club was delighted to host a visit by Danielle Cornwall, Club Development & Participation Officer (Eastern Region) with Tennis Victoria. 

Danielle met with several members of the Club's Committee and outlined an exciting new promotional campaign sponsored by Tennis Victoria aimed at encouraging "lapsed" tennis players to re-connect with the game. However instead of playing so called "traditional" tennis, participants will be playing various versions of tennis - designed to be more fun and more social. There will be music, games and activities - accompanied with some food and drinks.  
An exciting promotional campaign sponsored by Tennis Victoria


Commencing in late January 2020, and taking advantage of the HUGE interest, media and energy surrounding the Australian Open, the program will be run on Thursday evenings. The club will receive resources, equipment and marketing materials as part of its participation in the program. 

Our club has agreed to participate in the campaign, recognising a wonderful opportunity to potentially attract new members to the Club, and to showcase our club's facilities to members of our local community. We want more people to experience the FUN of our game and the chance to make new friends and foster new social connections.

Thanks again to Danielle for a clear and informative presentation. We look forward to further opportunities in the future of working in collaboration with Tennis Victoria to promote our game.
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Jan 16 & 17 - Another free Junior tennis clinic at East Croydon Kilsyth  Tennis Club has been successfully conducted by the club's coaching team ...... 

A wonderful turn-out, with over 100 kids enjoying their tennis and having fun with Kelsey and the coaches - games, activities and a BBQ as well.

Acknowledgement to Tennis Victoria for their contribution to the clinic.

Tennis 4 Teens - FREE Fun for 12-17 year old's 
THURSDAYS 5.15 - 6.15 pm
Call Kelsey to learn more  0408 731 065

And you might like to check out the club’s Facebook Page for more information about upcoming events and our facilities ....... 
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