Cottesloe Tennis Club: Oct 2021

  • Saturday 2 October Onward: Weekend Social Tennis - 2.00pm Start / 5.30pm Finish
  • Tuesday 26 October Onward: Mid-Week Social Tennis - 9.00am Start / 11.00am Finish
Tuesday 5 - Sunday 10 October: Limited Grass Court Availability:
Check CTC website for availability & updates. 
Use on-line 'Book A Court' for hard court bookings.
  • Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 October, a.m. No Mid-Week Social Tennis 
  • Tuesday 5 October, p.m. No Afternoon Tennis 
  • Thursday 7 October, p.m. Limited Grass Court Availability / May Need to Use Hard Courts 
  • Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 October, p.m. Organised Social Play - Limited Grass Court Availability / Possible Requirement to Use Hard Courts
  • Friday 1 October: Membership  Fees DUE TODAY!  
  • Monday 4 - Sunday 10 October: WA Junior Grass Court Performance Classic at CTC 
  • Thursday 14 October, 6.00pm: 1st Thursday BYO Barbecue (moved from 7 October due to Junior Performance Classic)
  • Saturday 16 October: Club Opening Day 
  • Saturday 16 October: Summer League Competitions Commence (Pennants to be called League Competitions - Tennis West directive)
  • Saturday 16 October 6.00pm: 3rd Saturday BYO Barbecue (for those who wish to stay on following Opening Day activities)
  • Sunday 17 October, 12.00 - 2.00pm: Restart Social Tennis, 18 - 40 yrs old
  • Tuesday 19 October, 9.30am: Mid-Week Tennis Opening Day
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Monday 4 - Sunday 10 October

Cottesloe Tennis Club is to welcome 104 of the best junior players from WA , including 14 from states not adversely affected by COVID, for this special event. It will be great to see accomplished juniors in action, and members are encouraged to take some time out to see just how good these kids are at tennis!
  • Sunday 3 October, 4.00pm: Set up - shade cloth on fences plus other odd jobs. Extra helping hands would be welcome
  • Monday 4 October: Player's practise day 
  • Tuesday 5 - Sunday 10 October, 9.00am start: Tournament 
  • Thursday 7 October, 4.30pm: Helpers needed to set out umpire chairs & umbrellas  
  • Saturday 9 October: Breakfast barbecue
  • Sunday 10 October: Final day of play. Trophy presentation - early afternoon
  • Canteen: Open daily, Tuesday - Sunday.
  • Daily Lunch-time Barbecue: Nominal payment required
As a club let's welcome these juniors and their supporters, and do everything to make this event a great success.


Everyone - members, non-members, friends and visitors are invited to come along to the official opening of the club's 2021 / 2022 tennis season. 

1.00pm:    Enjoy watching the high standard of play of a State League match 
2.00pm:    Social tennis commences - organised sets of doubles
3.30pm:    Afternoon tea
Reminder: Members - men and women - to bring a plate of goodies to share

3.45pm:   Official Opening by our Patron, the Mayor of Cottesloe
4.15pm:  Tennis resumes
5.00pm:   Bar open - drinks, nibbles and socialising      

CTC Opening Day 83 years ago (11 December 1938)
The first tennis season at our current Napier Street site
(note the club blazer!)


An enjoyable morning of tennis is on offer, starting at 9.30am with the first organised sets of tennis, and concluding at 11.30am, followed by a tasty morning tea - please contribute a plate - with food on it of course! 

Special thanks to Richard Lee and Chris McSweeney for their great efforts in sanding back and painting the bench/seats at the club. They've done a wonderful job and it's very much appreciated. Thanks guys.

Richard (Lt) & Chris showing their artistic prowess - well the beginning of it! 
CTC has a new Management Committee, listed below, elected at the Annual General Meeting held on 23 September 2021. 

President:                               Anne Williams 
Vice President:                      Ken Everett 
Secretary:                               Paul Oen 
Finance Director:                   Richard Atkins 
Membership Director:           Amy Oen 
Club Captain:                         Jane Ward 
League Director:                    Libby Mussared (new position)
Mid-Week Tennis Director:    Kim Morgan
Junior Tennis Director:         Rick Bretnall 
House & Grounds Director:  Derry Walker (new appointment)
Social Director:                      Judi Coffey

Vice Patron: Reappointment of Allan Wall 


Fifty five club members attended the Annual General Meeting. Key points raised in reports from Management Committee members and in general discussion, included: 
  • Membership & Finances: Membership is 686, the highest number ever (660 last year), plus 25 junior pennant teams. CTC finances are sound, and for the 5th year running membership fees are not being increased.
  • League Director: Motion passed to create this new position as a member of the Management Committee. Libby Mussared accepted the role, dedicated to the management of League competition.
  • Young Adult Membership Age Change: The resolution to amend the by-laws to increase the age limit for young adult membership from 18 - 25 years to 18 - 30 years of age, was passed (see below).
  • Technology at CTC: Progress is being made at CTC - on-line surveys undertaken e.g. peer review for social tennis grading, on-line bookings for hard courts and events, and EFTPOS for bar sales - possibly contributing to a 40% increase in bar revenue - sales of $71,000 resulting in a profit of $35k.
  • Hard Court Water Problems: Drainage problems on hard courts 1 - 4 is being addressed via use of new sweepers (designed / built by CTC member John Gillett), plus removal of the south side kerb and installation of a soakwell has been approved in principle. 
  • CTC Liquor Licence: This has now been extended to include the shaded area adjacent to Bay 3 (court 11).
  • New CTC Policies: Several new policies have been developed - Social Tennis Grading, Clubhouse Function Approval, Pennant Play Eligibility, State League, Code of Behaviour for Members, and a CTC Dog Policy - check the CTC website:
  • Social Tennis Grading Policy: This is now in place at CTC. A second survey will be undertaken soon with players being asked to review all other social players, not just those in their grade, with comments. The issue of the high number of players in one grade (e.g. 45 men in Grade 2) was discussed re balancing their need for strong play versus participation in social play and on occasions having to play at a lower level. CTC By-Laws state that social play is an important part of the club. To abandon social play is not acceptable. Balancing social play with the needs of stronger players plus younger players wanting to play competitively, to be reviewed further by the Management Committee.
  • Club COVID Policy: A letter from club member Dinah Terry was tabled requesting members consider the development of a CTC COVID policy as a protection for all members, particularly when we move from the current WA safe bubble. 
The age limit for Young Adult Club Membership was changed at the September AGM. Starting this year, players over 18 years and up to and including 30 years old, may join Cottesloe Tennis Club for $280. As a member, if you are in this age range and have already received and/or paid your membership invoice for the 2021/2022 year you'll receive a new invoice or a refund. If you do not receive this, please contact us:
Amy Oen and Tricia den Haan:

Our Vice-President, Ken Everett, has been working hard and successfully secured four new sponsors for our club, including his own company, Digital Matter. What's more, each of the contributors is an active member of CTC, another plus. We featured Home Instead (Remo Pollastri) last month - now we focus on Ord Minnett (Craig Ellis) and The Joint Studio (Riaz Khan), two of the new sponsors. 

Ord Minnett (Ords) is a leading Australian wealth management group, incorporating full-service stockbroking, financial planning, funds management and portfolio services. Founded in 1951, Ords has grown via strategic mergers and acquisitions of Australian financial firms with corporate origins dating back to 1872, into one of Australia’s largest advisory firms. Focused on service excellence, Ord Minnett is a highly respected name in the Australian investment landscape.

Craig Ellis – Senior Investment Adviser: Craig has substantial investment experience across equities (domestic and international), fixed interest and FX, with a strong focus on risk management and asset allocation. Craig and his team specialise in working with Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF), High Net Worth (HNW) and the Not for Profit (NFP) sector.
Contact: Craig Ellis
(D): 08 6179 6412
(T): 08 6179 6400
Toll Free: 1800 517 411
(M): 0404 086 346

Did you know that we have internationally acclaimed orthopaedic surgeons in Perth? One such group is The Joint Studio, founded by Professor Riaz Khan (our club member) and Professor Daniel Fick, internationally recognised with over 90 peer-reviewed publications and their work presented nationally and internationally. 

More than 50 year’s combined experience in orthopaedic surgery has given them a deep understanding of both the technical and personal aspects of major joint surgery. Their practice employs some of the most sophisticated surgical technology and techniques in the world, and yet the entire team of nurses, physiotherapists, fellows, anaesthetists and physicians treats each patient like a family member. They work closely with every one of their patients to custom-design treatment plans that match their lifestyles and goals. Their commitment to end-to-end patient care means they are with the patient during every step of the journey.
Riaz and Dan are at the cutting edge of orthopaedic surgery, lecturing throughout the world on their techniques and expertise, and co-founding the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (, a medical device development company bringing a revolutionary new level of advanced robotic-assisted laser bone surgery into the world - again here in Perth.
Riaz and Daniel have strong personal and professional beliefs about patient care that extend well beyond standard orthopaedic practice. Together, they have been instrumental in introducing and assessing innovative orthopaedic technologies and techniques; advances that are helping patients return to a normal life faster and with less pain following procedures such as knee and hip replacement.
Contact Details:
Suite 1 Hollywood Medical Centre
85 Monash Ave, Nedlands 6009
Phone: (08) 9386 3933    Email:

Libby Mussared - Weekend League Coordinator:
The summer tennis season begins again on Saturday 16 September (Open Day!!)  

This year Cottesloe will again be represented in the Men's and Women's State League competitions, spearheaded by Scott Jones and Lauren Nikoloski. With nine teams in total, including Men's Division 1 who are back to defend their title, there will be top tennis every weekend. Each year the support from Cottesloe Tennis Club is very appreciated, and we look forward to another successful season. Fixtures have not yet been released, but will be posted on the club noticeboard shortly. 

Cottesloe is also represented in the Sunday O50s competition, led by Craig Palmer (Division 1) and Laurence Pace (Division 2).

Thanks again to all the team captains for putting your hand up, never an easy job but greatly appreciated.

While teams have been decided, any player wanting to put their name forward as a reserve please contact: 

Katrina Chisholm - Mid-Week League Coordinator:
The 2021 / 2022 Summer Season is just a few weeks away, commencing on Saturday 16 October. Although the teams have now been finalised, there may still be opportunities to participate as a reserve in a team. Please let the League (Pennant) Co-ordinators know - if you have any interest in playing for Cottesloe Tennis Club in the Tennis West organised competitions. 

This year we will have 18 mid-week teams in the following competitions:
  • Monday Women’s Fast4 - Div. 1: Capucine Flipo
  • Tuesday Twilight Women - Div. 1: Capucine Flipo
  • Tuesday Twilight Women - Div. 1: Lizzie Prendiville
  • Tuesday Mixed Doubles - Div. 2: Augustine Boima / Andy Harrison         
  • Wednesday Women’s Doubles 8 sets - Div. 3: Sheryl Chaffer
  • Wednesday Women’s Doubles 8 sets - Div. 4: Naomi Kestell
  • Wednesday Women’s 45+ Doubles (Grass 12 sets) - Div 1: Jo Dawkins
  • Wednesday Women’s 55+ Doubles (Grass 8 sets) - Div 2: Sue Dibb
  • Wednesday Men’s Doubles - Div. 3: David Devenish
  • Wednesday Men’s Doubles - Div. 3: Glenn Brown
  • Wednesday Men’s Doubles - Div. 3: Laurence Pace
  • Wednesday Men’s Doubles - Div. 6: Chris Furtado
  • Thursday Women’s Doubles - Div. 1: Clair Medhurst
  • Thursday Women’s Doubles - Div. 3: Lu Anderson  
  • Thursday Women’s Doubles - Div. 4: Candie Italiano
  • Thursday Women’s Doubles - Div. 5: Bella Poll
  • Thursday Women’s Doubles - Div. 6: Liz Peterson
  • Thursday Women’s Doubles - Div. 6: Katrina Downes
Fixtures for the season are due to be published on Match Centre by 7 October.

From Tennis Approach:

Tennis Approach Term 3 programs finished last week with some lucky kids receiving our coaches' awards.
Term 3 Wrap Up

Holiday Clinics: Tennis Approach is currently running holiday clinics for the kids over the school holidays. These clinics are held Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 12.00pm and are open to ages 4 - 14 years old and to all abilities. 

Pennant Training Clinics: In addition to our morning clinics we are also holding Pennant Training Clinics over the school holidays for all juniors playing Junior Pennants this summer for Cottesloe Tennis Club. These clinics are being held Monday to Friday, 3.30 - 6.00pm over both weeks of the school holidays. 

More information on both the School Holiday Clinics and Pennant Training Clinics can be found on our website:
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