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  
 
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Tuesday night Grand Final

Hi Tuesday swingers,

 

Congratulations to “Oh Danny Boy” who won the grand final and by so doing took out the most prestigious title in tennis in greater Aspendale. Sorry St Louis. They did it in style by losing only one match during the season. Sorry to Rafa your records are falling but please don’t end up like Tiger Woods. Injuries and pain killers take their toll.  Alas, we did not sing the “song” as Adam Palmer was not there.

 

The match was full of drama with the “Smithsonians” winning the first set as Coby and Aya were on fire. The second set was on a knife edge when Danny hurt his twice reconstructed knee and had to come off. At lease it wasn’t Dan Menzel. Kate and Matene then had a monumental struggle with Coby and Rod as Aya was unable to watch from the stand. Matene and Kate prevailed 7 games to 5 and Rod was dragged off the court by Coby and Aya. The guru thought Rod had played well but this is big time tennis and there is no place for sentiment. The third set was an anti-climax 6 games to 1 as Matene and Kate played at full rat power and Aya had seized up after sitting out the second set.

 

Great effort by all concerned including the peanut gallery who did not miss a shot.

 

We will get back to all concerned about next season but will have a break from comp through July. Expect a start first or second week in August. I am happy to go down for a hit if the weather is good, but use the time to recover from injuries and shake out those mental demons.

 

Always next season.

 

cheers      

 

Grant Plozza and the Guru

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Tonites Grand Final

Hi Tuesday swingers

The GF is tonite with the Smithsonians playing Oh Danny Boy. Should be a ripper with great weather forecast. I have to say that! Come down and join the fun. Palmer didn’t make it and after losing one of the best semi finals played in a long time, he shrugged off the disappointment to send us on a great magical mystery tour on Friday night. That strong forehand grip on the mike was the difference.

 

Also bad luck to Old Salts with their gun player Wayne injured at the death, although Coby was masking a sore shoulder. What intrigue and suspense.

 

The topic of conversation this week has been will Coby and Aya let Rod play, and how will Oh Danny Boy cope with Matene having a bad back. Will he play, how can he play. Is he Lazarus?

 

The carnage just goes on and on. Is the season too demanding or are our Tues swingers as soft as butter.

 

All will be revealed tonite.

 

cheers

 

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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

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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  

 

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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

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Tuesday night – Fake News

Hi Tuesday swingers

The look of disappointment on the guru’s face was palpable as nobody turned up on Tuesday night, except the Mid Court Crisis team. Well done to them as they are the only team to pocket the 3 points and 3 bonus points as it was a bonus round. You may well say that you got a message cancelling the night but do you believe everything that is sent. Surely a case of fake news!. The weather was OK on the night with breaks in the thunder storms, and as the Guru pointed out Kate Rod, Rafa and Murray have played in similar conditions but that was when the team meant something!

 

“Oh Danny Boy” and “Issy and the Stooges” are the pace setters with 15 points each but both have only played  the chaff so far with the wheat to come. “Old Salts” and the “Dream Team” make up the four, although the Old Salts had, what is known in the ranks as,  a failure to communicate. Only Old Salt himself turned up and may have had a seniors or D moment.

 

Down in the depths, the “Inconsistencies” have lived up to their name as have the “moonlighters”. Benny and the jets have not. Certainly no rocket or jet there. Hit and run have done plenty of running but little hitting, however their franchise player is set to return and the switch may be flicked.

The “smithsonians” have turned into second set warriors but don’t tend to worry about the 3rd set

See you Tuesday night and we will play last week’s round and try and add another week at the end.

 

cheers     

 

Grant Plozza

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Tuesday night Grand Final

Hi Tuesday night swingers

Another season is done and dusted and congratulations to “Only Up” (Elissa and Ged) for their victory, and Rafa –oops nearly forgot him- over the “Mak Truck” (Kerry Adam and Murray). The Mak truck battled hard and fought back from 5-2 to 5-4 in the first set but that was as good as it got. Kerry, you’re team has nothing to be ashamed of although it will likely leave scars for many years to come.

 

It does raise the question as to where “Only Up” goes from here. A name change is in order, perhaps “Only Down” is now appropriate.

 

Please I urge all of you to take a week off before preseason training. The guru and myself are happy to provide PT classes, and Richard and Jonny will work on your tennis skills and possibly develop some where none exist.

 

All bets are off with team selections next season although if you want to put a team in- go ahead. The Tennis One Aspendale Tuesday Night Selection Committee will meet around mid January 2017 to toss around names, argue, guess, and make out as though they know what they are doing. Ultimately they will select the teams.

 

Please let us know if you wish to be part of the new way in Tuesday night tennis next season, by return email in early January. We are working towards 10 teams and 5 courts, however precedence will still be given to adults over kids if numbers dictate.  

This is not a political decision and we are still happy for the youngsters to put their names down but we do not believe the swamp needs draining.

 

Have a great festive season and this also is not a political statement.

 

cheers   

 

Grant Plozza

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Tennis Awards


1.       Tennis Humanatarian award goes to Closers for deciding to give other teams a go this season. Tremendous effort as they still played as though they were trying.

2.       Most improved goes to Elissa as she has started beating up on her opposition. We though last year she was a great person taking defeat so well but now we think she is just OK. Are we sick of her winning already. Another player who rose to great heights was Murray although that was more related to the height of his lobs. No wonder we got a lot of washouts and rain

3.       The kyrios award goes to the juddster for his outburst on the court, although I don't think even Kyrios would of disrespected such an important part of the community. Andrew is really a great guy and his bark is worse than his bite.

4.       Best club person goes to Mary for her assistance in turning the lights on one night. I know this was last season but there was nobody else this season who put their hand up. You could win it for the next 10 seasons easily Mary and not lift another finger.

5.       Most dedicated is a four way split with Rafa Ged Rod and Kate playing through a torrential downpour and it was lucky we had those skim balls so they could finish the match.

6.       Endurance award goes to Wayne Russell  Grant and Glenn for a 3 hour marathon where everybody had left and even the owls had enough and went off to bed.

7.       Best commentary again goes to Adam Palmer where his incredible knowledge came to the fore as he reeled off the precise moment when each net cord that went against his team occurred, and that was broadcast while he was playing. I was going to give Adam the spin award, as it goes with the commentary, but Matene must get the spin award as he had the ball spinning like a top. Perhaps he is rubbing something on his strings -a lolly?

8.       Life time Achievement Award. To a person who has done so much for the comp but never wins anything and probably never will. It's a backhanded compliment but not sure about that as they don't have a backhand. Can you guess this person.

Cheers Grant

Grant Plozza
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