SHUT DOWN for COVID-19
From Friday 27 March, NBTC is SHUT DOWN to all tennis: until further notice there will be NO ACCESS to the club. Boroondara Council has turned off card access except for cleaning and maintenance.
Resumption will be considered sometime in mid April. While we would have liked to allow family or household members to play tennis with their own balls this has not been possible. All we can do is wait it out for the pandemic to subside and restrictions to be relaxed. Follow the numbers at the ABC, DHHS.vic. or covid19data.com.au.
2020 membership fees postponed
Membership fees are due on April 1st, but in the circumstances the Committee has delayed asking for payment until the Club is open. A reduced fee will be considered when that happens.
2020 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS postponed
So far, all events (except the Open Mixed Doubles) have been completed through to the end of the round robin stage. The round robin stage of the Open Mixed Doubles will be postponed. The Grand Final Day of the Club Championships, originally scheduled for Sunday 22 March is postponed until further notice.
ERT season finished with some grand finals played on Sat 21st March
BDNTA NIGHT TENNIS is suspended
MMTA: suspended until further notice.
Cashless Club We are unable to store cash. Preferred method is EFT. Get your bank to email a notification (not a receipt) when you pay (notifications should not have your full account number, but if unsure, email to yourself first to check.).If you need to pay a membership application in cash call Tony on 0422 887 993.
Lost property - where to find it
We are not supposed to store lost property in the disabled toilet. It is now in the back storage shed. To access it you need to ask a Committee member (see list below).
Your Committee for 2020
Member Protection Policy
As an affiliated member of Tennis Australia we adhere to a code of conduct contained in the policy document known as Member Protection Policy http://www.tennis.com.au/about-tennis-australia/reports-and-policies/policies
Attachment A of this document is Tennis Australia General Code of Conduct. It has 14 points, the first "Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others". Section 8 of the Policy deals with Harassment, Abuse and Discrimination. As a member of the Club you should be aware of and abide by these rules. While the Member Protection Policy has particular emphasis on children we as a Club must adopt a policy as required under the Victorian Child Safety Standards. As a community sports club we adhere to the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport http://sport.vic.gov.au/integrity-in-sport/victorian-code-of-conduct-for-community-sport
Access is by security card. Contact membership secretary Peter McCaw if you have not received instructions on access and use of the clubhouse.
To help pay the cost of electricity we ask members to pay $10 per court hour for court lights. In the absence of a cash box use EFTF with an explanatory email sent with the receipt payment otherwise payment can be made in a fully labelled envelope to a Committee member.
There is a Google Calendar booking system at http://northbalwyntc.org.au/nbtcfiles/courtcalendar.html or email us if you want to book a court under lights.
Members are entitled to bring a non-member as a visitor up to 12 times in a year. The charge for visitors is $5 per visit and the visitor should be signed in by the club member in the visitor's book and the payment made as above. Please gently remind anybody who does not seem to be aware of this rule.
Smoke-free children's recreational areas
The Tobacco Act 1987 prohibits smoking within 10 metres of outdoor public children’s sporting venues during organised sporting events. This includes training or practice sessions to prepare for an organised underage sporting event, and breaks or intervals during the course of the event, training or practice session.