Cottesloe Tennis Club: Nov 2021

  • Thursday P.M. Grass Court Availability: 2.00pm - 3.30pm - No Play Permitted. From 3.30pm - Grass Courts Available
  • Sundays, 12.00pm - 2.00pm: Social Tennis for 18+ Age Group
  • Tuesday 2 November, from 11.00am: Melbourne Cup at CTC
  • Wednesday 3 November, 6.00pm - 7.30pm: CTC Sponsor, 'Home Instead', Information Evening at CTC
  • Thursday 4 November, 5.00pm: On-Site Meeting - to Discuss Drainage & Hard Court Resurfacing Works. All Members Invited
  • Thursday 4 November, 6.00pm: 1st Thursday BYO Barbecue 
  • Saturday 20 November, 6.00pm: 3rd Saturday BYO Barbecue 
  • Tuesday 7 December, 11.15am: Mid-Week Tennis Christmas Lunch
  • Saturday 11 December: CTC Spanish-Themed Christmas Party  
Yet again we fluked perfect weather for CTCs opening day of the tennis season on Saturday 16 October - attended by lots of members and visitors, with all grass courts full, several pennant matches to watch, and on our centre courts, the Women's State league match, Cottesloe versus Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. How fortunate were we, resulting in a successful and convivial day.

Thanks to members a scrumptious afternoon tea was served, followed by the official opening of the summer tennis season by the Acting Mayor of Cottesloe, Lorraine Young - now the Mayor of Cottesloe and the Patron of Cottesloe Tennis Club. 
Dr David Honey MLA, Member for Cottesloe & Alicia Molik
with President Anne Williams
Rob Kildare (Grandfather) with Ruby Culley (Grandaughter) & Georgia Culley (Daughter)

CTC Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 2 November, From 11.00am
Following mid-week social tennis which concludes at 11.00am, you're invited to join fellow members and yell as much as you like for the horse you've drawn in the CTC sweep - with a glass of whatever in your hand as the bar will be open. Please bring a plate of quality food to share for lunch.
Mid-Week Tennis Christmas Lunch: Tuesday 7 December, 11.15am
You're invited to relax and enjoy this lunchtime celebration in the lead up to Christmas. Play mid-week tennis until 11.00am and stay, or just come along to enjoy the festivities, lunch included.
Cost: $30.00pp - must be paid by Tuesday 30 November.
Payment: There are three options:
  1. On-line via TryBooking:
  2. Cash to Kim Morgan
  3. Via EFTPOS at the bar. Please ensure the receipt held by the bar is marked 'Mid-Week Christmas Lunch'.

CTC Spanish-Themed Christmas Party: Saturday 11 December
Behind the scenes the details of this fun night are being finalised, including cost, time, and the theme of course. For now it's a recommendation to diarise the date, because under the direction of Social Director Judi Coffey this is guaranteed to be an event worth attending. Attendance lists will be on the noticeboard soon.


An opportunity for members to find out more about aged care and how to navigate the system with ease.
  • Learn about your loved ones entitlements
  • How to safely stay at home
  • The Home Instead difference and relationship-based care
  • What services are available to your loved ones
  • The ACAT assessment process
  • How Home Instead can help your loved ones now and in the future.
Light refreshments & snacks will be provided.




For some time the CTC Management Committee has been investigating a solution to the issues of drainage, and the uneven playing surface across hard courts 1 to 4. Over that time a number of suggested solutions and proposals have been received from consultants and club members.
The Committee wishes to involve all club members at a site meeting to discuss these proposals, after which time a decision will be made, with the works to be undertaken between the summer and winter 2022 pennant season break.

Reference: 28 October email sent to all members

Please spread the word about this Sunday social tennis for 18+ ages.
Players are really enjoying coming along for games and a drink afterwards.

Member Volunteers Wanted: We are looking for members to join the working group that oversees this tennis activity. If you're interested, please contact:


Claremont Tennis Club is to be commended for taking the initiative to set up an annual tennis challenge between Cottesloe and Claremont Tennis Clubs for 'mature age' men - that is being 80 and over! 

Played at Claremont on 13 October, what a challenge it was. Vying for the Saracen Shield, sponsored by Raleigh Finlayson, each team had six players plus reserves, with players rotating and playing three sets. The winners? Would we expect anything less from our Cottesloe guys - winning by four sets to three from Claremont. Each player received a voucher from Raleigh Finlayson, and the shield belongs at CTC for a year. Food and refreshments completed a very enjoyable day. 

The current team believe that next year there will be several other 'mature' Cottesloe men keen to join the challenge!!

Cottesloe Team Winners (Lt to Rt): Brian Page, Michael Cusack, (President Anne Williams), Michael Clifford, Jock Vincent, Tim Darcy & Kevin Chatfield (Ian Hay missing) 


Ken Everett, Digital Matter CEO / Founder, and also CTC's Vice President, has put forward his own company as a club sponsor, a gesture that is appreciated. Thanks Ken

Digital Matter designs, manufactures and delivers incredible GPS and “Internet of Things” devices for businesses that require reliable and agile asset tracking solutions, including fleet vehicles, boats, people, equipment, and even smaller assets like pallets, kegs, bags and parcels. Our battery-powered asset tracking devices have the longest battery life on the market, allowing business to track and manage what was previously 'untrackable'.

Digital Matter has over 500 re-sellers in 120 countries and has offices in Australia, Europe, USA and South Africa. With over 20 years of telematics experience, we supply and support reliable, scalable, and secure devices for Telematics Businesses, IoT Solution Providers, Enterprises, and Network Operators around the world. 

Katrina Chisholm - Mid-Week League Coordinator:

It’s been a ‘soggy’ start to the 2021/22 summer season with a number of teams still waiting to get onto court as we head into the third week. Grass courts have been closed for both rounds of the Wednesday morning competition and, despite gale force winds last week the Tuesday night, teams were unable to continue, playing just a handful of games before rain set in and the usually reliable ‘Fremantle Doctor’ that could have helped dry the courts, was noticeably absent.

To follow the progress of our teams please head to the Club website:


Can We Play Yet?
(Courtesy of photographer, Allan Wall)

From Tennis Approach:

Tennis Approach Term 4 Classes: 
Term 4 classes for adults and juniors are currently underway - we still have a few spots available for anyone interested. Email: for information on available classes.

September / October Holiday Clinics: Our clinics were well supported by juniors in the local area. The kids got to enjoy three hours each day of fun tennis games, with morning tea included. In the second week of the holidays the kids were also spoilt by being able to watch some of the country’s best juniors play in the WA Junior Grass Court Performance Classic at CTC.
JUNIOR NEWS continued

Pennant Training Clinics: Over both weeks of the school holidays our Junior Pennant players were able to enjoy 2.5 hours of training every afternoon in preparation for the now commenced summer season. The kids received technical and tactical coaching, practice match play and some fun point-based games.

Junior Pennants: 
Round 4 of Junior Pennants is on Sunday 4 November. Play starts at 8.30am so please arrive by 8:10am to find your team and have a warm up. 
All Home Teams: Please make sure you clean up after your morning tea, Please wipe down tables, wash your dishes and sweep under your table.

Junior Club:  This 
is currently being held every Saturday from 10.00am - 11.30am. Please come along to enjoy some fun social tennis.

Cottesloe we excelled, or so the feedback from visiting player parents, and the junior players of course, indicated. The main comments revolved around how friendly and helpful everyone was, and if one person didn't have the answer they'd make an effort to find out, along with the canteen being a huge success, jelly cups especially!

One of the impressive things was both the professionalism and politeness of the players - not a tantrum seen - and their ability to keep themselves occupied between matches - be it playing cards, chess or battling it out with table tennis.

All round the tournament was a great October week for all involved, and would not have been such a success without all the club member volunteers, in particular the totally calm and organised volunteer logistics coordinator, Anthea McGrath. Thanks to everyone.  

Tournament Preparation

Tournament in Action

Around the Grounds

Volunteers - a CTC Thank You Dinner 
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