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 – September

Hi Tuesday swingers,

The Mighty Duckers (Isy Kerry and Rob) have collapsed in the last 2 weeks without their brick wall –Rob. The Cats of 9 Tails (Matene, Grant and Margaret still injured –replaced by overseas player from Thai Tennis Federation) have taken charge at the top with Cats tennis, but they won’t want that in the finals. Making a big move into second place is the Sons and the Moon, not to be mistaken with Sons of the Moon (Moon, Ben and Shaun). Moon’s days of cultivating the young guys are nearly over as they all have improved too much. The Anti Football League (Ethan Kavisha and Luke) and Don’t Argue (Anthony, Anthony’s brothers, sisters and cousins and  Glenn) have suddenly realised they are not out of their depth although Ethan must be relieved when he returns to the relative safety of Sat afternoon A grade. The Complete Punts (Adam, Andrew and Jenny) have had no luck with the draw –that’s what I have heard ringing in my ears- and along with Dangerous Argument (Mitch and Leigh) are far enough behind not to have been accused of peaking too early. The interesting team are the Demon Fade outs who are 2 years behind their franchisor. Bob thought he was on a good thing when he signed the transfer papers to leave a winning combination, (The Guru and Margaret no wonder they had back problems), but the Jones boy, the treasurer and the defector have a lot of ground to make up if they want to figure at the business end.

 

Sorry the lights have been on the blink and we are trying to get them fixed. The treasurer might offer a discount if they are out for another week. We have our best people from the council on the job –sorry for that also.

See you tomorrow night but that might be difficult.

 

cheers      

 

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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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      

 

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