Tuesday night big time tennis

Hi Tuesday Night swingers,

There needs to be a major shake up at ATC House with too many underperforming teams. Last years premiers have seen their G Train derailed and miss finals. All the teams missing finals need to take a long hard look at themselves and also look each other in the eye and say whether “I have done enough”. Or simply be able to say “I did something”. Have you let down your team and club and I could go on…….

 

The Cats of 9 tails or lives could still sneak into the finals at the expense of the Anti-football  League who have a bye in the Last round. However, these things can be traded and negotiated to ensure the right team makes it. Other teams to definitely make it are Sons and the Moon, Mighty Duckers and Don’t Argue. They have all benefited from a favourable draw and opportune wash outs and wind outs. Lets see how they go when the pressure gets ratcheted up a few turns.

 

Next week is Pizza night so get to the club early for a 7.15 start. Pizza’s will be served at 9.00 PM so bring $10 for the privilege. We will announce finals teams and award winners or losers.

 

For finals you are expected to play all 3 players unless you only have 2 in the team. This is to maintain the spirit of the competition and ensure that the Sons don’t block out the moon. Players must of played at least 2 matches to qualify for finals.

 

cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Message From Committee: FAST FOUR COMP SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER

We are holding a Xmas Fast Four competition on Sunday 25 November starting at 12.30. with a quick BBQ lunch to help settle the nerves and provide energy for a big afternoon of tennis. This will also be our X mas break up so bring your own goodies and drinks to celebrate. Santa will also make a guest appearance so bring some presents for the kids –nothing fancy- if you want him to hand out presents to the kids. There will also be a xmas raffle with a hamper(s) as prizes. $2.00 per ticket or 3 tickets for $5.00.

Entry for the comp is $5.00 per member  and $10 per non member. There will be prizes for first, second and third in both divisions. Both Division A and B will have a maximum of 8 teams –all doubles. All teams are guaranteed 4 matches with the top 3 teams in each division playing finals- Second v Third in the semi final and the winner to play First in the Grand final. Presentations will be done at the conclusion of Grand Finals.  Division A will be for the experienced players and Division B for less experienced up and comers. You can enter as a doubles team or as a single and we will find you a team. It is a case however of first in first served.

Ged has supplied the entry form and details on the club web site so jump on and enter as quickly as possible. This is all about having fun in a family type atmosphere so families please enter and all glitches from last time have been solved with multiple Family name entries.

We want as many members as possible to support your local tennis club. Direct any queries to Grant on 0412 163 143 or Eleesa on 0408 804 898

 

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Tennis Spring Update

Hi Tuesday swingers,

The cellar dwellers generally get desperate around this time of the season when the reality hits of no finals. However there is hope with Bob coming up with an innovative solution –trade for points. Bob’s team the “Demon fade outs” is keen to trade up and buy points off some of the top teams. They obviously have more wealth than talent. If I was Bob and the other cellar dwellers I would sell points to the top teams and make a real killing. The Cats of 9 Tails who have been starved of points in the last couple of weeks and would be happy to trade.

 

The Guru is happy to take this a step further and set up a “trade hour” prior to play next Tuesday. Each team will need to have a representative there but the problem being we don’t have 9 tables. This could take off however and needs to be cash only!!

 

Four weeks left and the “Sons and the Moon” and “Anti Football League” are 1 and 2 respectively. I am sure they will now pull out the big guns to consolidate and play Moon and Luke heavily over the final rounds. The Mighty Duckers are back in town with the return of their brick wall, Rob, in the last 2 weeks. Don’t Argue have snuck into 4th place with Mr Whippy, Anthony, doing his thing. The Cats of 9 tails have lost their sting and sit 5th but are close enough for a Cats charge in the final stanza. The G Train is an outside chance in 6th but has not left the station this season. For the other 3 put your trading hats on and work the floor and forget the court.

 

No comp this Tuesday. If the weather is Ok for those non-party animals we will have a casual hit at 7.30. Let me know if you are planning to come. Party animals are welcome but will need to pass the baseline test.

 

cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Tennis-Comp is back on

Hi Tuesday Night Swingers,

 

Comp is back on this tuesday night and the bye team is….. “Mighty Duckers”. Please come down for a hit –you need the practice!

 

The “Anti football league” had their 4th win on the trot beating the Mighty Duckers who were unfortunate as Ethan played right handed this week.

 

The “Cats of 9 Tails” had the first draw of the season with the “Demon Fade outs” who did not live up to their name. There was a high pity factor from the Cats of 9 Tails after the first set. The rain set in to save the fade outs in the third set. That’s what can happen when you don’t have a roof.

 

“Dangerous Argument” had their first win of the season over the generous “Complete Punts”. I have never seen an Adam Palmer coached team show so much empathy to the opposition but this will change. The hard nosed commentator in him will return. Now Leigh and Mitch have tasted success who knows where it might finish. It might still end in tears but let’s not be negative as they are no longer road kill.

 

The G Train is back rolling with a win over the Sons and the Moon who are up and down like the preverbal seat. Last year’s grand finalists still have a lot of ground to make up for finals and need the courts to be doctored like they were for last year’s grand final. Some people say get over it –no chance!

 

8 weeks to go before finals. Do your darnest and leave nothing on the court especially not your car keys.

 

 

cheers

 

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Message from the President !

The June social night at Rossdale was a big winner, $3,000 was raised and over 100 people having lots of fun. Funds to go back into club and court facilities. Massive effort by the committee, especially Eleesa and Andrew Judd, Elissa Macaw and Ged Salter. By the way have you had a look at the new kitchen?. This oven works!. Very professional job by Anthony Cameron with a little help from his friends. Plan to put some decking in on the other side of clubhouse. Could turn it into a semi enclosed area like another room off the clubhouse.

Meetings with state pollies, Tim Richardson and Geoff Gledhill, who are contesting the seat of Mordialloc, to seek major funding for court, lighting and fencing upgrade. We have a feasibility plan to show them that includes detailed costings and design. This has already been given to Kingston Council who have provided in principle agreement but no money so far. The immediate priority appears to be the netball courts and football club pavilion. Our en tout cas courts are old and lighting is ancient and we need to make the point that our club matters too. Please get behind the club and show we are strong and vibrant to the people who will make the decisions. As members and/or supporters of the tennis club you can email your local member Tim Richardson, liberal candidate Geoff Gledhill and Kingston Councillors to voice your opinion after years of neglect. The proposed upgrade of Regents Park should include all tenants. This will only happen with the court of public opinion. Please contact Eleesa Judd or Grant Plozza for further information.

Our Tuesday night social comp spring season is starting Tuesday week and we need to hear from you if you want to play. Come down next Tuesday at 7.30 for intro and hit. Contact Grant Plozza on 0412 163 143 if you are interested. Good tennis and fun. Get off the couch the weather is on the improve. We run through to December!

Become active and have a voice!

Grant Plozza, Director

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Tuesday night Semi Finals

Hi Tuesday swingers,

 

Well done to our award winners last Tuesday night. I have forgotten who they are but well done anyway.

 

We have 4 elite teams ready to go head to head in the semi’s this Tuesday night. Top team Making a Racket plays fourth team The Monkeys and Second team Beatles with Bite plays third team Great Balls of Fire. This is sudden death and the winners can literally go into the trophy pose as they will be in the grand final.

 

Come down and soak in the atmosphere or dew in the air. Be inspired!

 

There is a caveat, If it rains or the temp drops below 15 c at any time during the night the top 2 teams go through to the grand final. Bob can you bring a thermometer.

 

cheers

 

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Tennis

Hi Tuesday swingers,

What an epic match on Tuesday night. Shaun and Moon coming from the clouds to win in three tight sets from the luckless but certainly not clueless Andrew and Jenny. They simply lacked the inspirational chat from you know who. Moon has improved out of sight although there was some support from Shaun despite Moon’s post-match comments.  

 

Other matches saw Bob’s Beatles with Bite storm to the top of the ladder with a classic performance of polished precise and clinical tennis (Run out of superlatives) against Rylan’s, Making a Racket. Margaret has firmed for the MVP and is undefeated to this point. Checking through the archives this is unprecedented at this time in the season. Margaret must be close to having her own blazer like the Fed at Wimbledon. The MMc insignia would be perfect.  Bob, of course, was not playing but was there to organise the beer. Good job Bob.

 

The Monkey’s returned to winning ways and are a threat, especially now that Rob has recovered from chasing puffing billy the week before. He certainly ran out of steam last week. Rod Smith, the Steve Bradbury of tennis, had his first match since reaching the semi finals in Wangaratta back on Australia day and could not reach those dizzy heights. But then again none of the opposition pulled out here.

 

For those that are struggling just be grateful I am leaving you alone at this stage. Only 4 weeks to go give us something.

 

cheers       

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday night tennis

Hi Tuesday night swingers,

 

The battle for the finals is heating up and there is a real possibility that last year’s winners (Ballers with Attitude) will be off skiing in June rather than preparing for finals -just like demon supporters  September. This will be a massive disappointment to Moon Shaun and Anthony who will have to explain this to their many followers on the internet.

 

At the moment Making a Racket (Rylan Pat and Ged) and Beatles with Bite (Bob Margaret and the Guru) are going shot for shot and blow for blow at the top of the ladder. This could be a new rivalry that lasts a few weeks. Way down in the dark zone, Buddy Holly and the Aces are making their presence felt with a couple of wins and Aya is now playing in glasses which will open up new horizons for her including the ball at the back of the court. We thought Aya played well enough when she couldn’t see but she had to rely on cute hearing.

 

The Monkeys (Isy Rob and Glenn) and Great Balls of Fire (Adam Jenny and Andrew) both look dangerous and are full of belief. You can see it in their eyes when they walk in. I would expect the belief to be snuffed out over the next few weeks and the glazed look to return.

 

For the other teams, out of respect, I will not comment.

 

cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Guru

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Fast 4 retrospective

The fast four competition held on Sunday 18 March was a roaring success played in roaring winds that nearly blew players off their feet. It was a credit to all 11 teams who competed that they actually finished and appeared to enjoy the challenge. In B grade two new teams met with Dylan and Paul Henderson coming through to win the grand final from Scott and Oliver Smith. Joe and Luca Magro finished in third place. The standard was darn good as the two teams went toe to toe when the wind didn’t blow the ball sideways into the fence. In A grade you wouldn’t believe it, would you?, that Fabian and Luis Seibold won their second title. They beat Bob Milne and another old player who will go nameless. We had them on toast but the wind kept gusting up at the wrong time. Honorary mention to Rylan Mahony and Josh Raglas who finished third.

Thanks to Richard for his organisational skills on the day and we will look at running another social tournament in the near future. Watch this space.

cheers

Grant Plozza
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Fast Four comp

Hi there.

The fast four was a success with 38 people in the end playing. We had some teething problems with more teams fronting up than we had on our list and board but I am sure that can be fixed easily for next time. It was lucky Elissa was there to help sort out the confusion. She did a great job on the day. Also thanks to those who helped prior to the day particularly Ged, Eleesa and Andrew.

 

The event through up some interesting results with the Snell’s dominating in B grade and their 2 teams playing each other in the final. Did Vin lie down in the final?. If he knew what was good for him. I will not ask Leanne that question. The young brigade did well in B grade with Mitch Keatley and Tane Macintosh finishing third and in the prize money. Honorary mentions, certainly, to the Crowe’s and Nicholson’s who showed potential to go further next time.

 

A grade brought the young and the old together as well, with the old stagers Adam Palmer and Bob Milne winning the final from Jeremy Ockerby and Lawrence Vlahos the classy youngsters. I think the youngsters were psyched out by the reputation of their opponents or was it the famed commentary of Palmer during the match. Great effort by Robert De Boos and his father Allan, both new to the club, to finish third. They actually had a match point against the eventual winners in an earlier match. Honorary mentions to Federico Marcon and Andrew Vanwenede who also did their bit to uphold the reputation of the Tuesday night swingers and to Sasha and Max Lioudvigova who are always competitive. Sorry Cooper and Brad not this time but 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

 

Well done to all for having a crack.

 

cheers

 

Grant Plozza

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