Tuesday Night Tennis Grant Final and Next Season

Hi Tuesday night Swingers,

 

Hi Tuesday Night Swingers

 

Well, what an effort by Pat and Marcus to win the biggest crown of their life. Tuesday night tennis Premiers! They may never reach such heights again in their life but this will stay with them. The Guru said (and that’s not me by the way) that it all changed for Pat and Marcus when they beat yours truly in the last week of the season and they realised that they could beat the best. For the Samurai Smith’s the recriminations have already started in the Smith household. I believe Aya has already laid down the law in no uncertain terms to all the men who let her down. Still a great season Aya and you did put a lot of teams to the sword. Life and tennis was not meant to be easy.

Thanks to everybody who played and tried to play this season –basically those who ventured onto the courts with racquet in hand- which was a little disjointed with weather and new fencing that is certainly worth it now.

 

Next season we have an exciting new format which will give everybody more and better quality tennis that is closer to their standard.

Key points:

1.       Teams of 4 players who all play on the night. All players are to be ranked 1 to 4 on the basis of ability and experience. Bob is all over this but I have told him there is no number 5 ranking.

2.       Still a mixed and doubles based social comp. That won’t change.

3.       All 4 players will play 3 sets of doubles, partnering with the other 3 players in the team.

4.       For example, if you are the number 4 in the team and are a little more challenged in terms of experience, racquets or racquet use, you will always play against the corresponding number 4 in the other team in each of the 3 sets. So 1 & 4 in your team will play their 1 & 4; 2 & 4 will play their 2 & 4; and 3 & 4 will play their 3 & 4. That’s your 3 matches on the night.  As well of course 1 & 2 will play their 1 & 2; 1 & 3 will play their 1 & 3 ;and 2 & 3 will play their 2 & 3.

5.       Each match will be one 6 game set with 7 point tie break at 6 games all. There will be enough courts allocated for people to be on and off quickly between sets. We will have the 6 courts available if required. A little bit of mingling and drinking time in between should be fun.

6.       We plan to have a pool of emergencies if one of the 4 players is not available. However we need committed players to make it work and not stuff other people up on the night. No play on school holidays and cup day

7.       We plan a grading round last Tuesday in July, especially for new players and will commence either the first or second Tuesday in August. Remember if you are one of the 4 players you play every week.

8.       There will be no family teams as everybody will need to be split up into teams on the basis of the above. Could be fun to play against a family member. I am sure Aya will be all over this.

 

Please email me asap so we can get organised. There are certainly spots for new players and we hope to see a few. I expect we will be inundated so get in early.

 

Cheers Grant

0412 163 143

 

 

 

Tuesday Night Comp Update for Finals

Hi Tuesday night swingers.

A hearty congratulations to our four finalists –Samurai Smiths (1), Back Street Boys (2), The Whorses (3), and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (4)- who have all done a great job. As the Guru put it their performances are even more meritorious when you consider they are one of the least talented groups to make it to the big dance. A real feather in their caps that they all should be proud of.

 

On Tuesday night the Samurai Smiths play the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Shaun returning to provide extra sizzle or is that fizzle. The Back Street Boys play The Whorses. Pat and Marcus are in commanding form and Anthony and Glen are running scared, although the result will depend on whether anybody can get the ball onto someone’s backhand. The Guru said there should be a rule that you have to hit 50 backhands a match or else you are out. I might bring a few accountants down to keep track.

 

The real stuff will be on the outside courts as teams 5 to 10 strive to prove that they deserved to make finals. Remember awards for best team out of the finals and for the heavy lifters at the bottom of the ladder. Adam and Bob have been talking the big talk, but Rob De Boos and Jenny were on fire last week as they extinguished Mitch and Leigh in straight sets. Did my eyes deceive me!. If Mitch and Leigh had won they were playing finals but the big choke was on. Perhaps there is hope that Trump also will now trip over his own feet although his will be on the golf course. Benny and the Jets were through to finals if they had of won but under the stifling pressure they crumbled rather than choked.

 

This week and next is also a good opportunity to play 3 players, if you have them, and settle a few scores. I am looking forward to that.

 

Expect a carnival like atmosphere for the finals and look out for a few clowns on the court. No names but I think you can guess who.

 

cheers

 

 

 

Grant Plozza

I am not the Guru

Fast Four Tournament Results. Hot off the Press

It was a fun Sunday with the Fast 4 tournament, although it was nearly derailed as the President forgot to book courts. We had 12 teams with six in each division. Every team played 5 matches and it was a real test in the 30 degree warmth. Some were wilting at the end and were heading home for an ice bath and a cocktail. Lawrence and Dean won Div A closely from Riley and Tom his Cousin. They had a great battle in the final match as both were undefeated to that point. There was fair gap to the others with Adam and Oliver just pinching 3rd place from Leanne and David who got better as it went along. Husband and wife taking time to gell!

 

Div B, saw Craig and Nicholas, Father and Son, show a clean pair of heels  to the rest. Tim and Mary, aka Celcius Commercial Kitchens, recovered some of their sponsorship losses with some stirring performances just piping Stephen and Ty, another Father son combination who looked fairly handy with raquets in hand.

 

It would be great to have another one on a balmy winters afternoon. I am happy if someone can predict the exact Sunday for that.

 

A special thanks to Bob Milne and Elissa Macaw for their help on the day and before and to Ged Salter for setting up web site and bookings.

Bob those wraps were pretty good. Great to have a tournament chef.

 

Cheers Grant

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice. SMSF & Trust Auditor  

M 0412 163 143

 


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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

 

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice. SMSF & Trust Auditor  

M 0412 163 143

 


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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

Music Trivia Night

Music Trivia 2018

Trivia and Games Night at Rossdale Golf Club

7.30 PM Friday Night 15 June

Music Trivia hosts will be the Funky Bunch
Bistro Meal available on night prior to event
Drinks at bar prices
Book a table of 10 or as a couple/individual
Tickets on sale now

10% discount when you book a table of 10 use coupon ATCFUNKY10 at checkout

Theme of the night is ‘Music’
“Prizes on the night for the best dressed table”
Theme dress up is optional of course but some clothing is advised as it could be chilly.

Tickets $20 per seat Book Now !

 

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

 

ATC Open Day 15th October 2017

Sunday 15th October 2017 from 11am

  • Fun activities for all ages with our coach and his team
    plus other activities you can come and indulge in, as
    an individual or with your family.
  • Discounted memberships available for any new
    members who join up on the day.

FREE TENNIS 11am—3pm

  • Great Prizes
  • Sausage Sizzle
  • Jumping Castle
  • Speed Radar Machine
  • ANZ Hot Shots
  • Adult Cardio Tennis
  • + Much More
 

ATC Open Day Sponsors
Back in Motion Aspendale Gardens
Daley Nutrition Chelsea
Carman’s
Berry Fitness
Kx Pilates Chelsea
Goodyear Autocare Chelsea
Strike Bowling

Fast 4 Competition

SUNDAY 19 MARCH 1PM

This will again be a family based doubles competition and will likely feature an A and B grade for players at different levels. Please get your entries in as the numbers will be limited on a first come first served basis. We anticipate having up to 8 teams in each Grade. Each team would be guaranteed 3 matches with semi finals and grand final in each grade. Prizes will be provided to semi finalists and grand finalists.

Please enter your partners name in the notes section when you checkout. Payment is by bank deposit. PayPal coming soon !

Feel free to bring food and drinks. There will be soft drinks for sale. Please let us know if you think a BBQ is a good idea given were there not many sausages eaten last time. People were too busy with the fast format.

We think it should run for 3 to 3.5 hours and we need players to there at 12.30 for a start no later than 1.00 PM. It is critical for the organisation that players are not late. There will be prizes presented at completion of the grand finals.

Tickets: 

$5 each for ATC Members

$10 for non members

Team of 2 ATC Members

Team of 1 x ATC Member and 1 x Non Member

Team of 2 ATC Non Members

Christmas Function

Hi Everybody

Please keep Sunday afternoon December 4  free, or cancel what you have already, as we are organising a Christmas break up with a fast 4 tennis competition thrown in. We will have hot shot and tennis activities for the younger kids and Santa will visit the club and hand out presents to the younger kids. We are obviously hoping that the parents will provide the presents, with nothing over $20, and Santa can hand them out to the child which will be fun for them. No child will miss out however.

The fast four competition will be quick moving with a $5.00 entry fee per doubles team paid prior to the day. We are hope to get a number of family entries and teams will be handicapped fairly based on past results. We will do everything to make it as even as possible. Prizes will be on offer to the place getters at the end of the day.

There will also be a christmas raffle with a number of prizes on offer.

Some Food/BBQ and drink will be provided although we encourage people to bring a plate of food/snacks etc.

This event will have a genuine family atmosphere but the big hitters are also welcome to take on the fast 4.

We will provide entry forms for the Fast 4 and more details within the next week or so, but please support your local tennis club and have some fun.

cheers

Aspendale Tennis Club Committee