Tuesday night Update Round 6

Hi Everybody,

The Guru’s Hoodoo (Captained by the indefatigable Dusty Smith) are 3 points clear on top despite only having 4 players in their team. They have no interchange bench which may count against them over a long arduous season. But they’ll solider on. Other teams have been up and down like a lavatory seat,   although Adam Palmer’s Easy Beats have moved off the bottom with Bob Milne’s Good Moon Rising in a funk. Which moon is it to be? The good or the…….

 

Last week Jared enhanced his reputation as a knee capper, cleaning up Ali as he made one of his regular sorties to the net. Serve volley tennis is not for the faint hearted and Ali was typically stoic as he dusted himself off and carried on for the team win. Jared was left to lament his poor aim, normally he takes no prisoners. Serve volley takes a player into the red zone where they can look into the whites of the enemies eyes. Yes I know Adam they should be looking at the ball.

 

Its now time for everybody to step it up. Who wants to be the MVP of South Aspendale at the end of the day

 

Cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Tennis Results Rounds 2 & 3.

Hi Tuesday Night Swingers,

The pace of the comp is claiming casualties already with Leanne and Alana being carried from the court with leg muscle injuries. Our sincere condolences go out to your families and if there is anything we can do. A minutes silence? Treasurer Andrew do we have funds for a resident physio. We have a resident comedian on court so why not.

 

Three rounds down and the teams couldn’t be any more even. Only 6 points from top to bottom but already the cream has risen to the top with the Guru’s hoodoo just easing into their work. Early days!. They are joined by ACEY DC who swing hard both ways. The Wiggles are third and we are waiting for them to turn up in their red, yellow, blue and turquoise outfits. A real photo session is install. The Easybeats are living up to their name but they have become masters of the near miss. The fighting honourable loss is there anything worse in sport. Speaking of near misses Mitch (of Guru’s Hoodoo fame) hit a smash off the strings that Margaret (One of the wiggles -not sure which one) saw or didn’t see whistle past her left ear lobe. I was in shock that Mitch hit the smash off the strings.

 

We are back on next Tuesday even if you haven’t recovered from the long weekend. Suck it up.

 

Here is the ladder and it does not lie

 

Teams

09-Feb-20

16-Feb-20

23-Feb-20

02-Mar-20

Total

Team 1 Mitch Smith (Guru’s Hoodoo)

6

2

6

14

Team 5 Michael Alexander (ACEY DC)

2

6

6

14

Team 4 Rob De Boos (Wiggles)

6

5

2

13

Team 6 Andrew Judd (Hermans Hermits)

4

3

5

12

Team 3 Bob Milne (Good Moon Rising)

4

5

2

11

Team 2 -Adam Palmer (Easybeats)

2

3

3

8

 

Cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Tennis -First Week New Season

Hi Tuesday Night Swingers,

What a start to the season with so many new draftee’s displaying their wares. All of them put their best foot forward even if it was the wrong one sometimes.

 

First ever draw in the competitions rich history. Bob’s and Andrew’s teams finished locked on 3 sets and 27 games each. Did anybody get the points total?. Moon and Aya, playing for Bob’s team, did it for the women showing they could match it with the best as well as Vin. Herman and Chris (Newbies) showed a bit and did enough to get invited back next week. No contract yet however.

 

Mitch’s team minus the Guru did the business in a tight one with Anne (Newbie) show casing her sledge hammer forehand, and guile from years on the circuit. Her shoulders must be sore. Palmer put up the Djokovic wall and turned it into a dog fight but fell short with the gamesmanship this time. Needed an injury timeout.

 

No chocolates for Michael A against Rob’s team but another dog fight with newbie’s Hayley and Colin showing more than a flicker and also getting an invite back next week. Old stagers Glen and Margaret showed they still have it, or whatever they had before. Rob also set up the Djokovic wall and spread himself across the baseline. New rule needed to limit baseline rallies to 5 shots!

 

Please ensure your membership is finalised to get the $5 deal. This week 16/2 is off to give people a chance to recover from the toils of a hard first week.

Train hard in the home gym. See you the week after.

 

Revised player list is attached as I left a couple of names off.

 

Cheers

 

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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From: Grant Plozza
Sent: Sunday, 7 February 2021 1:11 PM
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Subject: This Tuesday Night Back with a bang or a pop?

 

Hi Tuesday night Swingers,

I made a mistake ( I know a very rare event!) with the weekly fees being $5 per member and $15 per non member. All the more reason to join.

Please see the attached spreadsheet with the fixture and players details. If Captains can ensure that teams are ready to go on Tuesday and get there at 7.15. The B in the weekly fixture indicates playing on the blue court. I have only done first 2 weeks at this stage.

 

See you there and ready to fire down the big missiles or whatever. Bring a mask and hand sanitiser just in case a few of us are forced inside.

 

Cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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New Sesason Tuesday Night Tennis February 2021

Hi Tuesday Night Swingers,

We plan to re-emerge from a dark place and start a new season of our social comp in the second week of February with the same 4 player format as last time, and a 7.30 start.

3 sets of doubles for everybody and a chance to be part of a team that could create history. To be the first post covid 19 premiers. The stuff that dreams are made of.

Please let me know if you are up for it by Friday week 22nd  January at the latest.

 

Our selection committee will do their darndest to produce even teams. This comp is fun with a twist, and suits the intermediate and improving players as well as the people who think they are good.

New players are welcome and please send through your mobile and email to my email at grant@gpbusiness.com.au. We need to know your level of play and whether you are a tennis conspiracy extremist. Happy for you to ring me as well on 0412 163 143.

 

Cheers and practice is now available on Tuesday nights or even Sat afternoon if you contact me or Bob Milne 0418 565 993.

 

Start swinging again.

 

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Tennis Winter Finals 2020

Hi Tuesday night simulated swingers,

 

The results are finally in for the Tuesday Night simulated finals. There has been a massive delay with protests lodged in the semi finals by the 2 losing teams. Both protests were dismissed after a no holds barred review process. The detailed findings will be opened to the public in 50 years.  Of course Adam Palmers team was one of the sore or unlucky losers, and Bob Milne who complained that the nets were too high at least on their side of the court. Adam had appealed against the windy conditions denying him and his team the opportunity to apply their superior talent, and it was a bit chilly as well. 

 

On the court, Mitch Smith’s fluffy ducks came from behind to topple the top placed Slippery Slammers. Three sets all it came down to games. Marvellous tennis was played by all, but the fluffy ducks were just that little bit more marvellous. You could say the tennis was infectious as were probably some of the spectators. Andrew Judd’s Harvey Ball bangers got home by 1 game in the other semi with Moon the star as she wound back the clock to I don’t know when. Honorary mentions to the Snell’s who both had great season’s along with Glenn the Butcher. I am sorry Leanne to put you both on the same level.

 

The guru had to fill in for Mitch Smith’s fluffy ducks as Greg had left for Gippsland to live. We are all envious that he has been able to escape the dark side. He must of driven half the night to avoid armed check points. The guru had to swallow his pride and play alongside a long time adversary. A new found respect was born temporarily that would carry them to the premiership. Although it was the Guru who wound back the clock to his halcyon pre-war days. Mitch, Jarrod and Leigh all played their small part.  

 

The Grand final was played under lockdown as we were forced to lock out spectators who were desperate to get in. Some bluffed and bribed their way in despite the presence of Security guards on the gate, and also despite the guards having received extensive training in integrity, common sense and not sleeping with the players and spectators. They have been sent back to the hotels as a consequence.

 

The Harvey Ball Bangers were obviously overawed by the reputation of the opposition in the GF but battled gamely and were worthy losers. Cobey resurrected the Smith name after it had been trashed earlier in the season. 

 

MVP goes to Adam Palmer just to shut him up after a litany of complaints. He did have his moments.

 

Please get your entries in quickly for next season as it will begin the first week in February 2022. There will be bonus points for the team with the most innovative masks.

The keg will be back and the new deck will be the place to be seen.

 

I hope you have a wall somewhere.

 

Cheers

 

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Round 3 Tuesday Night Tennis in Simulation

Hi Tuesday night swingers,

I must start with a couple of apologies. One from Leanne –she won’t do it again. Back to her “butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth” tennis. She Let her racquet do the talking and did it have a lot to say. The De Boos express is on a roll. But it was still 3 all against Mitch’s mob.

 

I am sorry to Elissa as she was writing the teams on the board last week not the betting odds. Yer sure.

 

My dream was cut short this week just as I got to Adam Palmer’s match point in the last deciding match. I assume he lost it. Psyched himself out!. 3 all, then, to Bob’s team. I see just before I wake up Bob being carried triumphantly off the court by his adoring fans, and Glenn, Leanne and Vin muttering that’s what we did during the matches as well.  Then Helen kicked me at the vital stage and it’s a worry as she was awake at the time.

 

Mitch couldn’t play this week as one of his knees was a tiny bit sore. Wise move as the Guru filled in for him and was moving like a cheetah (very fast cat) this week, last week it was a gazelle. Leigh and the Guru together means only one thing, Danger!. Jarred was swinging from the rafters with that massive serve. The racquet was smokin hot but I see it disintegrating along with his game. Player of the year, yer sure but he was. Always next dream.

 

The Harvey Ball Bangers had a tight 3 sets all win, with Moon winning all her matches but nobody else from her side won. Moon’s practice against the wall is now legendary, after she dealt with the initial frustration of all her shots coming back. Aya and Rod had a another win but face sanctions for bringing the club and its spiritual leader into disrepute.

 

Another retraction from last week as Michael W makes piano’s but does he play them?.

 

Cheers    

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Swingers Update. Tennis has returned

Hi There Tuesday night swingers,

Hands up those who won’t be able to resume as they cannot match pre covid19 skinfolds. For Aspendale Tennis (AT) one solider goes down and we just get another one but it won’t be in brown and gold –not a good look.

 

Last night I had a dream although it’s not 1963 and I’m not Martin Luther King. They were the results from Tuesday nights play, Round 7, and you wouldn’t believe it but there were some major upsets. It was so real that when I woke up I thought I was still in the dream, and I had all the scores. I’m going to count this as Round 2.

 

Rob De Boos team, Sexon the entecar, (Sexon being a famous kids character) had their first win of the season cleaning up the Harvey Ball Bangers captained by Andrew Judd. How did this happen?. Rob brought out his spinny little serve that does not bounce and Leanne and Tim intimidated their opponents with trash talk. The tennis was dragged into the gutter but Leanne didn’t care, they would do anything for that first win. The guru also filled in for Kurtis who was isolated at his girlfriend’s place but not sure on this one as there is no covid19 in my dream. The guru wound back the clock as he moved like a gazelle and it was very sad for him to wake up later.

 

In another massive upset, the Pet Wussies led by Aya Smith overcome the Slippery Slammers, not led by Adam Palmer. This finished 3 sets all but Rod and Aya wound back the clock also to win their set 6-1 as they teamed like a well oiled machine, totally in sync. How did this happen?. Aya made Rod stand wide in the doubles alley and took everything. I can see Rod talking to people on the other court. Matene and Adam went hammer and tongs and I don’t know who won that battle as the dust/en tout cas had not settled. In my dream, however, I can see Adam talking to anyone who would listen but nobody does.  Michael A, Matthew and Elissa are devastated with their first loss but Elissa laid odds on losing and has made good money. I see the odds listed on the white board.  At the very end I see Adam on the guitar and Michael W on a piano and the keg and home brew flowing freely. I see no pizza or Greg but I do see a figure keeping watch at the front gate –could there be a connection. I also can’t work out how the piano got there.

 

In the other match I see Mitch giving his team a pep talk on court. Most of them are looking away and showing no interest. He is animated though and then points to the net to be checked. He is after all playing Bob’s team. I see Leigh playing in a Cats jumper, and along with Mitch they proceed to play inspired tennis until Mitch hurls himself at a wide forehand, and is airborne as he tries to hit his infamous off forehand, only to crash to the ground skinning both knees. Mitch can’t go on although I have no idea why. Nothing worse than  a wounded tiger. Ben Milne comes on as a replacement and starts destroying his father’s game with scintillating forehands and backhands to all corners. The net starts to get higher and higher for Bob and he cannot even see over the top. Leanne and Vin get rolled for the first time and Vin is also asked to stand wide in the doubles alley. In a nice touch Aya and Rod are the first to commiserate with them. Then more people come over and everybody is suddenly hugging and touching.      

 

Tennis may return soon in NSW, WA, SA, Qld, ACT, NT and Tas. So lets cheer them all on!

 

Instead of a hot milo tonite, have a glass of disinfectant and your problems will be over. Just ask your Uncle Donald.

 

Let me know if anybody has a similar dream.

 

Cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Thursday midweek ladies

 
ATC Thursday midweek ladies competition team 
 

We’re excited to report we have another Aspendale Tennis Club midweek ladies’ competition team, playing their first ever season of comp tennis!

It all started with Richard and Kieran coaching a women’s group lesson on Friday morning, for at least the last couple of years for some of us. This term we decided this is the year we can break into the ‘hardcore, longstanding comp group’ that is ‘Thurs morning midweek ladies’.

So the team is:

Ellen Jiang, Vanessa Jacobs, (both not in photo), Mary Woolford, Nicky Hersey, Louise Bodycomb and Nadia Collins. We also have honorary members of Lorraine and Jodie who wanted to join us but were unavailable Thurs mornings.

It’s been a steep learning curve for us not only regarding “who stands where on the court” and “what’s the score?” but what morning tea to bring, how much to prepare, whether we need a tablecloth etc etc!!

Most of the teams we’re playing against have been playing together and against each other for 20 years so we feel very much the new kids on the block even if some of us don’t look it. We haven’t won many matches, or even sets but we realise we need to be patient and work hard in that regard.

What it has done is bring a group of fantastic women together from all walks of life. We all get on well and enjoy each other’s company, we have fun and we’re all improving. We meet regularly to practice and not even COVID19 is stopping us do that.

Unfortunately the comp has been postponed for now but we look forward to returning with a vengeance when everything settles down again by end of 2020.

Meanwhile we feel proud of what we’ve achieved so far and that we’re doing what the medical experts are advising-keeping fit, exercising outdoors, maintaining social distance and looking after our mental health.

Look forward to keeping you posted re our progress.

Nicky Hersey (on behalf of ATC midweek ladies Thurs comp team)

 

Tuesday Night Tennis during the dark ages

Hi Tuesday swingers,

The world is changing forever and Tuesday night tennis must move with it or become irreverent.

We will be playing with masks and gloves on our return on the other side. 2020 AD will become 1 AC.

At least we can put the club logo on our masks. But I am not sure how the Chicken man will be able to commentate his way through a match. Sign language perhaps.

 

The Guru, I understand, has moved on after the netgate affair, which cost him a premiership, and then a tigers premiership (Double whammy that would destroy a lesser man) -where was Covid19 in Sept 19. Obviously alive and well in China.

 

A comeback may be on the cards and the Guru has already played simulated matches against some of the Tuesday night pretenders. I know he has woken up during the night playing shots to all parts of the court. I hope he can share some of these matches over the next few weeks and see who is the best simulated swinger. Some might call it mindfulness, some might call it bizarre, I would call it a little bit out there.

 

I hope team captains are maintaining morale with regular 4 player video hook-ups. For Rob and Aya all is not lost, nothing a new brand, new culture and new game plan can’t fix. For Mitch all is lost!

 

On the other side, I hope the keg still has miles left in it and that the touchy feely people return -but perhaps not.

 

If you have a wall at home get out there with racquet, ball and mask. See if you can beat the wall as that is what you will need to do against Palmer, De Boos and Snell –not Vin, and Bob if the net is lowered.

 

As the song says “keep em separated”.

 

Have loads of fun. Mitch, who is winning junior scrabble amongst your tennis crew?

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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