Cottesloe Tennis Club: March 2021

  • Thursday 4 March, 6.00pm: 1st Thursday BYO Barbecue 
  • Monday 8 March, 9.00am - 11.00am: Chain Gang at CTC
  • Sunday 7, 14, 21 & 28 March, 12.00pm - 2.00pm: Social Tennis, ages 18-40 
  • Saturday 20 March, 6.00pm: 3rd Saturday BYO Barbecue
  • Friday 26 March - Sunday 28 March: Junior Club Tournament
  • Wednesday 31 March: Presentation Evening - Junior Club Tournament
  • Thursday 1 April: Close of Nominations for Winter Pennant Season 
  • Sunday 2 May, Morning: Perth Children's Hospital Tennis Classic at CTC
  • Saturday 29 May: CTC Evening Social Function (details to be confirmed) 



But Don't Forget - Members & Visitors 
Must Still Sign-In On Arrival at CTC


MONDAY 8 MARCH, 9.00AM - 11.00AM
Many tasks to be tackled. Please remember, if you are bringing your own power tools or intend to use power tools (mowing or edging etc.), bring basic safety equipment including safety glasses, gloves and ear protection.

Thanks in advance and see you all there. 

Chris Hoath, House & Grounds Director:


Trimmed Olive Tree Hedge on Bay 2 - Looking Good!



The money raised from the recycling of the bottles and cans deposited in this bin, is being directed to the Lord Mayor's Bushfire Appeal. This is an extremely worthwhile cause, so your help in not putting anything in this bin except beer bottles and cans, would help. Thank you.


A group of CTC players, who are growing old gracefully and go under the collective name of "The Fading Stars", play every Tuesday afternoon, followed by drinks. They chose to dip into their 'drinks kitty' to donate $500 to the WA Bushfire Appeal.

The money was sent to Rotary for distribution because of that group's minimal administration costs. It's not the first time "The Fading Stars" have gone without a drink. After the horrendous NSW bushfires the group donated $800 from their knees-up fund.
Thanks Guys, a Great Gesture
** In case you've forgotten - there are CTC caps and badges available for sale.

** Is there a member out there interested in merchandising, who would also like to organise the supply and sale of club merchandise?  We'd love to hear from you.
Chat to President Anne Williams or email: 
Tennis Etiquette: Please be considerate when sending balls to the server. Make sure the server always has two balls at their end of the court. When you're feeding balls up the court, hit or roll them so they arrive within easy reach of the server. The server should not have to fetch the ball from elsewhere.

Tennis Australia Message: 
Good tennis etiquette won’t give you a bigger serve or a more accurate backhand but it will make you more fun to share a court with.

Jane Ward, Captain: 
Cottesloe Tennis Club is keen to provide social tennis opportunities for players in the 18-40 age group. So far our Young Adult Social Tennis sessions have been a great success! Our next sessions will be on Sunday 7, 14, 21 and 28 March, from noon - 2.00pm. The sessions are open to players of all standards, members and non-members.  
The emphasis is 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 Cullen: 
Amy Oen:

Libby Mussared, Weekend Pennants Co-ordinator:

With only one round to go until finals, yet again we have many of our weekend pennant teams vying for a spot! Current ladder positions are:
  • Women’s State League: 3rd
  • Division 1: 7th
  • Men’s State League: 4th
  • Division 1: 2nd
  • Division 2: 5th
  • Division 4: 6th
  • Division 10: 4th
  • Division 15: 4th
  • O50s Division 1: 6th
  • O50s Division 2: 7th
  • O60s Division 1: 1st
A further update to come... we’ll let you know where you can see the tennis finals on 13th and 20th March!

Saturday Men's Division 10

Katrina Chisholm, Mid-Week Pennants Coordinator:

The summer pennant season is drawing to a close with just a few more qualifying rounds before the finals, which will take place between Tuesday 16 - Monday 29 March. Details of each team's ladder position and the schedule for final round play-offs can be seen via the CTC website:

Tennis West has recently announced the following formats for the 2021 winter pennant season. Please note that new doubles competitions for both men and women are now available on Sunday afternoons.
  • Saturday Afternoon 1pm: Men's & Women's Open: 4 singles & 2 doubles
  • NEW * Sunday Afternoon 1pm: Men's & Women's Open Doubles: 8 sets
  • Monday Night 7.30pm: Men's & Women's Fast4: singles/doubles; 3 player team
  • Tuesday Morning 9.30am: Women's Open Doubles: 8 sets
  • Tuesday Twilight 6.30pm: Men's & Women's Open: 3 singles/3 doubles - 1 set per player; 3 player team
  • Tuesday Night 7.30pm: Mixed Open Doubles: 8 sets; 2 men / 2 women team
  • Wednesday Morning 9.30am: Women's Open Doubles: 12 sets
  • Wednesday Morning 9.30am: Women's Open Doubles: 8 sets (same format as Thursday night women's doubles)
  • Wednesday Night 7.30pm: Men's Open Doubles: 8 sets
  • Wednesday Night 7.30pm: Men's & Women's Open Singles/Doubles:              3 singles/3 doubles - 1 set per player; 3 player team
  • Thursday Night 7.30pm: Women's Open Doubles: 8 sets
  • Friday Morning 9.30am: Men's & Women's Fast4: singles/doubles; 3 player team
Nominations for winter pennant teams can be emailed to the pennant co-ordinators, no later than Thursday 1 April:  
CTC Monday Night Men's Fast4 Team:
Darren Tootell (Capt), Ian Middlemass & Grant Davey have been enjoying their first pennant season playing together, and after 12 rounds were delighted to be able to claim their first victory over a friendly team from Kardinya. Sadly, celebrations were short lived as a final tally of scores showed that though our valiant warriors won the night on games, the Kardinya team had gained one extra set and were therefore declared the night’s victors. 

To be held at CTC on the morning of Sunday 2 May, this annual (except for 2020) fundraising event for the Perth Children's Hospital, is always a fun event and is always booked out. The event organisers would love to have Cottesloe Tennis Club members participating - it's a mixed doubles event in seven graded divisions, playing in timed, round-robin matches. The morning event will finish with a barbecue lunch. CTC social tennis will be held in the afternoon as usual.

To register interest in participating in this 'tennis classic', please contact Bob at or refer to the email of event information sent to CTC members on 23 February.

From Tennis Approach:
Junior Coaching: Tennis Approach is currently in Week 3 of our 8-week coaching term. In addition to our usual coaching programs we offer, Tennis Approach is currently in the process of delivering a 4-week coaching program to the kids at Beehive Montessori School and North Cottesloe Primary School as part of their Physical Education. The coaches love going into the schools and creating an enjoyable first time tennis experience for many of the kids. to spark an interest in the sport and come down to their local club.

Junior Pennants: We are currently up to Round 12 of Junior Pennants, the last round before semi-finals and finals commence. We have a number of junior teams currently doing very well and should have a good showing when finals commence. 

Junior Club: The final day of Junior Club will be Saturday 20 March, which will conclude with a sausage sizzle.

Our Regulars, Thomas & Juliette, at Junior Club
Annual Junior Club Tournament: Save the date! 
Friday 26 March - Sunday 28 March is our junior club tournament. We will be holding the trophy presentation evening on Wednesday 31 March. This is a great way to wrap up the end of the summer season, with pizza supplied to all the junior members.


Alicia Molik Presenting to the Juniors & Their Families

Thanks to Allan Wall for coming up with the idea, and the social team duo of Judi Coffey and Jane Hope, along with Allan, making it happen for club members to watch the Australian Open women's final on 20 February and the men's on 21 February.

Many of us enjoyed Pimms, Aperol, Peroni, strawberries and cream, and platters of nibbles. Of particular interest was the Grand Slam event displays created by Allan. His extensive research resulted in comprehensive lists of the Australasian Championship finalists and winners from 1905 - 1926, alongside photo collages of the 'greats' in the 'Open Era' of tennis, 1968 - 2020. Well done and thank you Allan.