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Fast 4 2018

SUNDAY 18th MARCH 12.30PM

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.

Tickets: 

$5 each for ATC Members

$10 for non members

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

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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
CPA Public Practice
Mobile 0412 163 143


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

GP Business Solutions

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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

 

Grant Plozza

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice

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