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

 

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice. SMSF & Trust Auditor  

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    SSAUD

 

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

 

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice. SMSF & Trust Auditor  

M 0412 163 143

 


    SSAUD

 

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
GP Business Solutions
CPA Public Practice
Mobile 0412 163 143

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

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice

Mobile 0412 163 143

 

Bigger than Ben Hur

Hi Tuesday swingers
The start to the new season was bigger than Ben Hur, perhaps that is a piece of fake news, however we had three solid matches and one mis-match. We have 9 teams and the bye worked well with Anthony’s team already having a well earned rest. It had been a tough pre season for them and often difficult to work our who’s shout it was.
 
There are already issues about commitment of players to the comp with 2 players stating they will put an overseas holiday ahead of their tennis. As the guru said, It‘s not like the old days. Aren’t they paid enough.
 
A great start to the competition tennis career of Jenny Beatie who teamed with Chicken Palmer to withstand the might of Federico and Andrew (part of Rafa’s million dollar stable) and win in straight sets. Rafa was actually coaching from the sidelines, however it was not a great start to Rafa’s coaching career. Jenny demonstrated some of her cardio tennis talent that has even challenged some of the Monday night luminaries but not all of them.
 
The Milne’s teamed together, much to the discomfort of Ben, to snare a hard fought win over the Smiths. Did I hear the cry “No Coby no Smiths”.
 
The mis-match match saw Elissa as a singles player not able to beat her 2 opponents –Izzy and Shaun. Matene and Winni will be filthy on Elissa for letting the team down.
 
Margaret was in scintillating career best form and carried her partner to a three set win over Ged and Anthony. They were all sizzle but no bang in the end.
 
Look forward to our full complement next week
 
cheers  
 
Grant Plozza
GP Business Solutions
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Mobile 0412 163 143


Tuesday night tennis

Hi Tuesday swingers

“Oh Danny Boy” are on the verge of tennis immortality as they are 9 points on top with 2 rounds to go. We may never see the like again. Lets hope not.  Are they really that good –Killer Kate, Matene the hit man and Danny the dicer. Is the rest of the competition that putrid. We’ll find out soon.

 

Issy and the Stooges, Old Salts, Smithsonians and Dream Team are battling it out for finals spots. Four into three don’t go and expect the courts to erupt over the next 2 weeks as these flawed athletes and wanna be’s put it all on the line. There is only 3 points difference between the 4 teams.

 

Injuries are the other big story of the season and we will conduct a scientific study at the end of the season to determine if there is too much load and stress on our flawed but high powered athletes. We may extend the scientific study to look at the impact of the tides and the moon on Tuesday nights. The guru said to me where is the old fashioned G and D. They just don’t make them like a couple of us any more.

 

Please remember the last home and away round is June 6 which is pizza night and all players are wanted even those on crutches. We also want more Tuesday swingers showing how they swing at the social night on Friday June 16. Get your own table or come on your own and we will still take your money. Remember its our own Adam Palmer and none of us have forgotten what a pest he is on the tennis court. This time he is going to be a beatle.

 

cheers  

 

Grant Plozza

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice

Mobile 0412 163 143

NEW EMAIL: grant@gpbusiness.com.au

 

Tonite and Friday 16 June

Hi Tuesday night swingers

 

Don’t forget there is to be another swinging event and night on Friday 16 June at 7.30 with our very own Adam Palmer as Beatle John Lennon in a musical comedy at Edithvale Bowls club. You couldn’t get a more swinging venue although it may lead to hip replacements if there is too much swinging. We hope that Adam is in top form and meets a better fate than his name sake. People can be unforgiving. You can book a table or book individually on the web site. www.aspendaletennisclub.com.au and pay by credit card or paypal.

 

At tennis HQ, “Oh Danny Boy” has stolen a march on the rest of a sorry lot. If they win the grand final they will have to sing a rousing rendition of “Oh Danny Boy”. It should be a tear to Irish Jonny’s eye. Issy and the Stooges are running second with Issy dishing it out to Old Salts on the net with attitude and intent and a hint of viciousness. What goes around comes around!. I would like to see them sing an Issy and the Stooges ballad. Mid Court Crisis were in rare form, even without there mighty talisman, in destroying Benny and the Jets. I believe one observer felt that Benny Milne was paid off for going easy on the old man but I think that is a case of show me the money. I reckon you were just outsmarted by Margaret and Bob with guile and rat cunning. In other matches the Smithsonians returned to the winners circle and disproved any thoughts that they belonged in a museum.

 

Terri and Izzy our new performers have made promising starts but now realise they are in the big time and there is nowhere to hide.

 

cheers  

 

Grant Plozza

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice

Mobile 0412 163 143

NEW EMAIL: grant@gpbusiness.com.au

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Hi Tuesday swingers

We are back on this Tuesday night as we move into the business end of the season. “Oh Danny Boy” is on top of the pile but have lost Matene to football and will need to choose wisely in the mid season draft. Mary and Elissa are also out for the rest of the season and we wish both of them a speedy recovery. It’s a battlefield out there!.  In the meantime the 2 Andrews are it. This will require a name change, and I am told by AJ and AV that  it is to be “AA” (I hope of the battery variety rather than Alcoholics Anonymous).

 

Issy and Stooges,  who had been playing above themselves, came back to the field last week after losing Adam Palmer to a dodgy back or something dodgy anyway. Adam has physically, but not spiritually, moved to Dingley to be close to his beloved Hawks, although I do detect a timing problem with this. Does anybody else pick up what the timing problem is. At least he has signed a long term contract to remain at the tennis club.

 

A strong  contender, speaking of Alcoholics Anonymous, the “Dream Team” have been rumoured to self medicate prior to matches and this may explain their relaxed play and slow starts.

 

Another strong contender, “Old Salts” coped a hammering last week and to rub more salt into Old Salts wounds it was Matene’s parting gift.

 

I will bring a copy of the ladder with me which I have adjusted for bad luck and dodgy line calls. Expect a charge from Mid Court crisis.

 

Don’t forget our social night at the Edithvale Bowls club on Friday June 2016 commencing at 7.30. Adam Palmer is performing his beatles show and there will be games and plenty of fun. Cheap entertainment for the cheap skates amongst us. Let me know asap.

 

cheers

  

 

Grant Plozza

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice

Mobile 0412 163 143

NEW EMAIL: grant@gpbusiness.com.au