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)

 

Round 2 & 3 Update

Hi Tuesday night swingers,

 

Great win in the second round by Pat and Marcus over last year’s champs Anthony and Glenn. The so called champs had started to believe their own publicity that they are the greatest. Not sure where the publicity has come from as everybody I have spoken to has not heard of them.  Pat and Marcus are the quiet achievers and let their racquets do the talking, whilst for a lot of others their racquets don’t say much at all.

 

The Samarai Smiths with their unlimited arsenal have shot to the top. One solider goes down -Aya this time with an ankle- and up pop’s another one. Clarko would be proud.

 

The Samurai Smiths poor relation Mitch Smith just missed again with Matene but he is getting awfully close. He must of upset the tennis gods at some point and they are unforgiving. Perhaps if he gave the tigers away a lot of his sins would vanish. Ben and Vin have now won 2 in a row and Vin now believes he is the legitimate no 2 in the team. I am sure Leanne as captain will sort out any swollen head syndrome.   

 

The Hersey Kilner and Heatstroke (Greg Jones) seasons officially start next week and that probably goes for Moon’s team as well. Not sure what they have been doing for the last 3 weeks but at least they have turned up on the right nights.

 

Wayne Gorman silenced his critics last week with a masterful display, aided and abetted by Ged, to down Rob and Matthew. They said he was on the slide but you just can’t believe them.

 

Please don’t forget to finalise your team names so we can get all the promotional material out.

 

See you next week

 

cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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First Night of the Season

Hi Tuesday night swingers,

Congratulations to all our new players -Leanne and Vin Snell, Matthew Anderson and Nicky Hersey – for turning up. That’s a great start. Matthew was a winner playing with the brick wall Rob De Boos. A big step up from Parkdale but he may just be the person to do it. Leanne and Vin did well losing a tight first set, although they will learn that this is not good enough. Nicky had fun.

 

Mitch Smith, Leigh Clarke and Matene lost an incredible match 16-14 in the third set to Wayne Gorman and Elissa. For Mitch and Leigh this is a moral victory –not the best type of victory but they will take anything.

 

Bob and Moon struck the premiers Anthony and Glenn in a mean mood as they are chasing legitimacy this season given we all know that it was a fluke last season. For Moon it was a crash landing on her favourite surface and Bob could not get down there to rescue her. Perhaps Adam will, and its looking better for Adam and Moon this week as they have the bye.

 

See you back this week, and remember all captains must come up with a name for their team on Tuesday night that passes the censors. If you fail I will select the names and I don’t have to worry about the censors. Ben has relinquished the captaincy to Leanne Snell and let’s get behind Ben and acknowledge that the pressure of leadership at the elite sporting level can sometimes be suffocating. He will not be stripped of his captaincy of the year title from 2 seasons before however.

 

Cheers the Guru       

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Grand Final

Hi Tuesday Night Swingers,

Congratulations to Anthony and Glenn on destroying the hopes of thousands of people in South Aspendale and Geelong by winning the GF in a tight 3 setter. They jumped the Cats of 9 tails at the start and won the first set 6-1 and then withstood a typical Cats surge to win the third set 6-4 after it was 4 all. The Guru summed it up best by saying it was one for the bad guys. But they teamed well and ran like rabbits to get everything back. There was a lighting mal function at the end of the second set which the Cats of 9 Tails will not use as an excuse other than to say it cost them the match. Sour grapes –you bet.

 

Seriously well done by the Don’t Argue boys especially given Anthony was still recovering from his 21st, 4 days earlier, and Glenn had stepped off a flight but was high on the court anyway.

 

Have a great Xmas and new year and hopefully see you next season and before that for a hit. Don’t forget we also come down on a Saturday afternoon for a hit from 2.00PM, and this is a hit for the true believers. Only miss on the xmas weekend.

 

cheers  

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday night Finals

Hi Tuesday Night swingers

 

To our thousands of “Cats of 9 tails” fans thanks for sticking with us. Against all the odds we are through to the grand final and will play Don’t Argue (Anthony and Glenn) who scored a dramatic last gasp victory 10 -8 in the third set tie break over Rob and Isy’s Mighty Duckers. It brought the crowd to their feet in an atmosphere charged with electricity and mozzies. The Sons and the Moon were one sun short on the night but it was still a shock to see the top team bundled out in straight sets.

 

Grand final next week. Special deal for spectators who will get a $10 voucher if they stay for 1 hour and $20 voucher if they stay 2 hours. Parking fee will also be waived.

 

In case of rain and flooding the match will still go ahead.

 

Next season will commence on the first Tuesday in February so please get your entries in. Remember no bye, more tennis and a selection committee hell bent on evening up all the teams. We can assure you that there will be changes in the teams. So our Chair of the Selection committee, the hypnotic one Adam Palmer, has proclaimed.  

 

You are welcome to come down during January for a social hit on Tuesday night or Saturday afternoon 2.00PM. Just send me a text. Also send me a text if you want me to draw up a pre season training schedule for you.     

 

Look forward to seeing you at the GF, and for supporting and consoling Anthony and Glenn after the match.

 

Cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday night big time tennis

Hi Tuesday Night swingers,

There needs to be a major shake up at ATC House with too many underperforming teams. Last years premiers have seen their G Train derailed and miss finals. All the teams missing finals need to take a long hard look at themselves and also look each other in the eye and say whether “I have done enough”. Or simply be able to say “I did something”. Have you let down your team and club and I could go on…….

 

The Cats of 9 tails or lives could still sneak into the finals at the expense of the Anti-football  League who have a bye in the Last round. However, these things can be traded and negotiated to ensure the right team makes it. Other teams to definitely make it are Sons and the Moon, Mighty Duckers and Don’t Argue. They have all benefited from a favourable draw and opportune wash outs and wind outs. Lets see how they go when the pressure gets ratcheted up a few turns.

 

Next week is Pizza night so get to the club early for a 7.15 start. Pizza’s will be served at 9.00 PM so bring $10 for the privilege. We will announce finals teams and award winners or losers.

 

For finals you are expected to play all 3 players unless you only have 2 in the team. This is to maintain the spirit of the competition and ensure that the Sons don’t block out the moon. Players must of played at least 2 matches to qualify for finals.

 

cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Tennis Spring Update

Hi Tuesday swingers,

The cellar dwellers generally get desperate around this time of the season when the reality hits of no finals. However there is hope with Bob coming up with an innovative solution –trade for points. Bob’s team the “Demon fade outs” is keen to trade up and buy points off some of the top teams. They obviously have more wealth than talent. If I was Bob and the other cellar dwellers I would sell points to the top teams and make a real killing. The Cats of 9 Tails who have been starved of points in the last couple of weeks and would be happy to trade.

 

The Guru is happy to take this a step further and set up a “trade hour” prior to play next Tuesday. Each team will need to have a representative there but the problem being we don’t have 9 tables. This could take off however and needs to be cash only!!

 

Four weeks left and the “Sons and the Moon” and “Anti Football League” are 1 and 2 respectively. I am sure they will now pull out the big guns to consolidate and play Moon and Luke heavily over the final rounds. The Mighty Duckers are back in town with the return of their brick wall, Rob, in the last 2 weeks. Don’t Argue have snuck into 4th place with Mr Whippy, Anthony, doing his thing. The Cats of 9 tails have lost their sting and sit 5th but are close enough for a Cats charge in the final stanza. The G Train is an outside chance in 6th but has not left the station this season. For the other 3 put your trading hats on and work the floor and forget the court.

 

No comp this Tuesday. If the weather is Ok for those non-party animals we will have a casual hit at 7.30. Let me know if you are planning to come. Party animals are welcome but will need to pass the baseline test.

 

cheers

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

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Tuesday Night Tennis-Comp is back on

Hi Tuesday Night Swingers,

 

Comp is back on this tuesday night and the bye team is….. “Mighty Duckers”. Please come down for a hit –you need the practice!

 

The “Anti football league” had their 4th win on the trot beating the Mighty Duckers who were unfortunate as Ethan played right handed this week.

 

The “Cats of 9 Tails” had the first draw of the season with the “Demon Fade outs” who did not live up to their name. There was a high pity factor from the Cats of 9 Tails after the first set. The rain set in to save the fade outs in the third set. That’s what can happen when you don’t have a roof.

 

“Dangerous Argument” had their first win of the season over the generous “Complete Punts”. I have never seen an Adam Palmer coached team show so much empathy to the opposition but this will change. The hard nosed commentator in him will return. Now Leigh and Mitch have tasted success who knows where it might finish. It might still end in tears but let’s not be negative as they are no longer road kill.

 

The G Train is back rolling with a win over the Sons and the Moon who are up and down like the preverbal seat. Last year’s grand finalists still have a lot of ground to make up for finals and need the courts to be doctored like they were for last year’s grand final. Some people say get over it –no chance!

 

8 weeks to go before finals. Do your darnest and leave nothing on the court especially not your car keys.

 

 

cheers

 

 

Grant Plozza, Director

 

GP Business Solutions

CPA Public Practice. SMSF & Trust Auditor  

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