ATC Newsletter September 2020
Here we are mid way through September 2020. Most of us have hardly had a chance to hit a tennis ball on the court this year. Hopefully that all changes over the next month as we see Covid numbers in Victoria continue to drop. Fingers crossed.
While there hasn’t been much action on the courts, the committee has kept busy behind the scenes. We have applied for, and been successful with a number of grants and this will see continued improvement on of the facilities. Well done especially Penny, Eleesa and Elissa on the grants front.
For those with eagle eyes driving or walking past, you may have noticed that we have erected a shade sail s on to the eastright of the club rooms and a number couple of our hardest working committee members, namely Andrew and Bob, assisted by Ben have done a great job of installing a deck for us to sit and enjoy the tennis once we are allowed back on the court.
Our membership numbers were trending through the roof prior to the stage 4 lockdown with over 320. Great job Eleesa to keep on top of all this and manage a new combined membership and book a court system with more pain than benefits in the short term.
Our President and Secretary have been attending regular meetings on the development of the Regent’s Park Precinct and Aspendale Tennis Club has been assured we will receive desperately needed funding to upgrade the surface of courts 3-6. The club is looking fantastic and resurfacing the courts will be the icing on the cake, so to speak.
With some of our grant money we are hoping to reconfigure access to the clubrooms and toilets see plans below.
All match play remains suspended but with COVID numbers reducing we hope that there may be the possibility of competition, in some form, returning before the end of the year.
Lastly but not least we have our Annual General Meeting coming up and we will be running this via zoom – this is a great chance to come along without leaving home. There are always positions on the committee for those interested and we would love to see some fresh faces. We have a real need for assistance with Saturday and Sunday morning junior comps so get behind the kids and help them get up and running for their new seasons.
AGM Zoom meeting
Date: Thursday 22 October 2020