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Cottesloe Tennis Club: Feb 2021

NO TENNIS DUE TO COVID-19  LOCKDOWN 

An information email  from the CTC Management Committee was distributed to all members on Friday following the decision of the WA Government to implement a five-day lockdown from 31 January to 6.00pm Friday 5 February. This affects our tennis club and members in this way:
  • The CTC clubhouse is closed and all courts are unavailable for members or visitors to play on - the nets have been taken down for the duration of the lockdown. 
  • All organised social tennis has been cancelled, and no bar service, morning or afternoon teas or catering will be provided.
  • There will be no coaching during these five lockdown days.
It is anticipated that the courts will re-open on Saturday morning, but naturally this is dependant on any directive from the Government.
  • Saturday 30 January: Pennants Season Recommenced
  • Saturday 6  February, 10.00am - 11.30am: Junior Club Recommences  
  • Sunday 7 February: Junior Summer Pennants Recommences
  • Sunday 7 February, 12.00pm - 2.00pm: Social Tennis - 18 - 40 years 
  • Monday 8 February, 9.00am - 11.00am: Club Busy Bee
  • Week of Monday 8 February: Juniors - Term 1 Group Programs
  • Sunday 12 February, 12.00pm - 2.00pm: Social Tennis - 18 - 40 years 
  • Saturday 20 February, 4.00p.m: 'Australian Open' Women's Final - Grand Slam Event at CTC 
  • Saturday 20 February, 6.00pm: 3rd Saturday BYO Barbecue 
  • Sunday 21 February, 4.00p.m: 'Australian Open' Men's Final - Grand Slam Event at CTC 
  • Monday 1 March, 4.00pm: Entries Close - Fast4 Fun Day Tennis Competition - Maylands Tennis Club , 1.30pm Sunday 7 March
SATURDAY MORNING PLAYERS

Please Note: Availability of courts, both grass and hard, will be very limited on Saturday mornings due to our Junior Club activities from 10.00 - 11.30am, as well as courts booked for play by the Christchurch boys. These groups have priority on Saturday mornings.
PENNANT UPDATES

WEEKEND PENNANTS:
Libby Mussared, Weekend Pennants Co-ordinator: pennants@cottesloetennis.com.au


Our Men’s State League team put on a dominant display last Saturday in the opening round of the second half of the season, crushing UWA 6-0, and cementing their place in the top four. Unfortunately it was a tough ask for our women, going down 4-2 against Kings Park, although missing Jessie Culley and Lexie Weir who have both re-located interstate and overseas respectively, to further their tennis. 

Next Saturday 8 February, Cott. will host both our Division 1 teams. The State League teams are playing away, but return to Cottesloe on Saturday 13 February.

On Friday 12 February our women play their first night match at Peppermint Grove - starting at 6:30pm. They would very much appreciate your support!

There are only four rounds to go, with most of our teams in finals contention, making for some very competitive fixtures. We hope support will be plentiful!
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MID-WEEK PENNANTS:
Katrina Chisholm, Mid-Week Pennants Co-ordinator: pennants@cottesloetennis.com.au

The summer pennant season resumed on the weekend just gone. With five more qualifying rounds still to play before final positions are decided, nine of our 18 mid-week teams are currently holding onto a ‘top four’ ladder position in their respective competitions. Naturally they are all hopeful of a finals berth. 
You can follow the progress of all Cottesloe teams through the following link: https://cottesloetennis.com.au/members/#pennants-link 

DON'T FORGET


MONDAY 8 FEBRUARY, 9.00am - 11.00am
 
Enquiries:  
Chris Hoath, House & Grounds Director: 
houseandgrounds@cottesloetennis.com.au 
Bar Manager Jack, painting a recycling message on the bins - we hope everyone will take note!
Please read! Only beer bottles & cans in this bin - NO pizza boxes, coffee containers, wine bottles or rubbish. 


AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINALS AT CTC

A FUN GRAND SLAM ATMOSPHERE 

Join us at CTC! and get into the spirit and intensity of watching the televised high-level competitive tennis of the Australian Open finals. Bring your friends along to enjoy a 'tennis friendly' atmosphere at our club for both the women's and men's finals. Play will commence around 4.00 - 4.30pm WA time.
  • Saturday 20 February - Women's Final
  • Sunday 21 February - Men's Final
For the two weeks of the AO, our bar will match drinks served at the Australian Open - Canadian Club, Peroni and Pure Blonde Cider. There's also a bonus for the two finals days - Pimms, Aperol Spritz, strawberries and cream - of course! (nominal cost)

Finals are rarely over quickly, so for both evenings why not make a meal of it with a BYO barbecue, or fish n chips from Amberjacks? (Saturday 20 February just happens to be the 3rd Saturday BYO barbecue). 

Australian Open Photos Wanted: We'd like to create a 'Grand Slam' atmosphere at the club, so if you're attending the 2021 Open, or have photos from a recent AO you have been to, we'd love to have copies for display. Please email these to: topspin@cottesloetennis.com.au

 Hope to see you and your friends at the Grand Slam!
Judi Coffey, Social Director: social@cottesloetennis.com.au
GRASS COURT AVAILABILITY

The following chart shows the expected grass court availability for the current season (February - April). We hope this will help you plan your playing schedule.

To view this schedule and all the grass court availability schedules for the year in summary and in detail, click on this link to the CTC Policies: 
https://cottesloetennis.com.au/members/#policy-link

 
Cottesloe Tennis Club is keen to improve tennis opportunities for those in the 18-40 age group. As a start we have been holding a series of fun Sunday afternoon play sessions from 12.00pm - 2.00pm. Our next sessions are on Sunday 7 February and 14 February. These sessions are open to players of all standards, members and non-members.  
 
The emphasis will be on having a fun day and making friends whilst enjoying our fantastic grass courts at CTC.  An added attraction - the bar will be open from 1.00pm! Invite your friends to come along as non-members play for free! 
 
For more information contact:
Rick Cullenrcullen@cullenmacleod.com.au or
Amy Oen: membershipdirector@cottesloetennis.com.au
JUNIOR NEWS

From Tennis Approach: admin@tennisapproach.com.au
 
Holiday Clinics: Tennis Approach has continued to hold holiday clinics throughout the school holidays, with good numbers each week. The kids have been enjoying three hours of fun tennis games and activities every weekday morning, with morning tea included. On the hotter days, our groundsman Peter O’Dea has treated the kids to a run-through the sprinklers on court to keep cool, which they've really enjoyed.
Junior Pennants: A Junior Pennant Training Clinic was held Monday 25 - Friday 29 January for our junior pennant players who were looking for some match practice before the summer pennants recommence on Sunday 7 February. 
 
Term 1 Group Programmes: These will commence the week of Monday 8 February. Please check our website for group times and to enrol:  www.tennisapproach.com.au

Junior Club:
This will recommence on Saturday 6 February, 10.00 - 11.30am for our junior members. 

CTC sponsor, boutique travel agency Globetrotter, specialise in a wide range of travel from off-the-beaten-track adventures to mind-broadening experiences. Their current holidays packages are enticing - just click on each link below and be tempted!
CONGRATULATIONS TO CTC MEMBERS

Cottesloe Tennis Club is very privileged in that we now have three more 'notable' members in our midst.

Special congratulations to Jay Weatherill in being awarded an AO - Officer of the Order of Australia - in the recent Australia Day Awards. Jay received this award for 'distinguished service to the people and Parlíament of South Australia, particularly as Premier, and to early childhood and tertiary education.'

We also welcome Capucine and Fred Flipo, now officially Australian citizens.
 


Image extracted from Claremont Council's 5th edition of 'Flourish' 
What is it with CTC? Every time we hold a function the weather is perfect, the courts look and feel outstanding, and we have lots of members joining in the event. The celebration of our 2021 Australia Day was no exception, with over 80 members playing tennis, enjoying breakfast, and showing pride in being Australian.

President Anne acknowledged the Noongar nation, and welcomed members and friends, noting the immense changes that have affected everyone during the last 12 months, but overall how well WA, and especially our club, has fared. Tennis at CTC has been experiencing a mini boom, and our subscription revenue for 20/21 is already ahead of the budgeted figure!
On our behalf, Derry Walker raised the flag as we all sang the national anthem, followed by Jack Harrison's recitation of verses from Dorothea Mackellar's 1908 well-known poem "My Country", aptly finishing with "though earth holds many splendours, wherever I may die, I know to what brown country, my homing thoughts will fly."
 
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