NEWS

News & Upcoming Events

Our club tennis courts are closed
NEWS FLASH. (March 26)
Tennis Victoria has announced a recommendation that all social tennis activity be postponed until the current pandemic crisis passes.    
This is despite Tennis Australia having earlier issued advice on how playing tennis could continue if strict precautions were adopted. Our club is complying with the Tennis Victoria recommendation and has therefore from March 26 deferred all tennis activities and programmes until further notice. 

COVID-19: All competition tennis cancelled for the remainder of the season 
Social distancing; Wash your hands, Don't touch your face
All competitive tennis has been cancelled at our club until next season - that is, night tennis, junior tennis, Saturday seniors, mid-week ladies and Metro masters (vets). The decision has been made by Tennis Victoria and affiliated bodies, in the interests of player health & safety. The aim is to help slow the spread of the corona-virus. 

(March 23) Tennis Australia : COVID-19 & playing tennis ...... According to COVID-19 Community Tennis Guidelines issued by Tennis Australia on March 23, it had been suggested, that as long as players abide by strict health & hygiene guidelines - including abiding by social distancing guidelines - then playing tennis can continue to provide the community with an important outlet that offers physical and mental health benefits. However if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms of the corona-virus or feeling unwell, then please be responsible and stay home, so as to avoid exposure to other people.

Club members are asked  to be acutely aware of social distance guidelines - so please remember to maintain physical distance between yourself and others (at least space of 1.5 metres). It is suggested that you do not bother about “changing ends” and remember to wash your hands after any hit of tennis. Please note, because of the restrictions on social gatherings, the clubhouse will NOT be open until the current pandemic crisis has passed. 

You might like to view the advice issued recently by Tennis Australia, regarding COVID-19 and Continuing to Play Tennis

The whole situation (a once in a generation crisis) remains a fluid one - and club members will need to monitor any new statements issued by the Victorian Government that might affect the playing of tennis. The government has announced a State of Emergency and we’ve already seen life-changing decisions being made and no doubt more tough decisions will come when Stage 2 restrictions are introduced  ....... To view some tips and precautions on how to reduce your risk of exposure to the corona-virus, click here  And if you're after some ideas to help you cope with the possibility of quarantine, then look at Coping With Self-Isolation

Social Tennis: 

Thursday’s 7.00 - 9.00 pm - East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
Postponed until further notice. Come along, join in the FUN - when the pandemic has passed.
  • have a social hit of tennis, in small groups
  • cost $5 per player
  • register - simply give Kelsey a call (0408 731 065), so we know the numbers 
  • play on a casual basis

Club Sponsorship Opportunities
The club is introducing sponsorship opportunities for businesses that are looking to increase their exposure through supporting a local sporting club that is on an exciting journey of growth and innovation. For more information, check out our page Club Sponsorship

Open Court Sessions - Concluded 
From L to R - Robyn, Danni, Amanda, Kelsey (coach), Penny, Will and Mike
For the past several weeks, East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club participated in a Tennis Australia initiative, called Open Court sessions.  At the launch of the program late January, the club had 6 people participate in the first public program run by Kelsey and they had an absolute ball! 

Over the past few weeks, the program has continued to gain interest from members of the local community. 
Some participants of the program had either never played tennis - or it had been a long time since they had last played. The program  provided them with a great opportunity to experience the sport and have some fun. In this photo is the final group of participants of the club’s Open Court session - a small but highly enthusiastic group.  A special thanks to Kelsey for her terrific conduct of the sessions.

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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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View the club’s Child Protection policy