End of season and finals for BDNTA and MMTA
The Autumn 2109 seasons have concluded for Blackburn & District Night Tennis and Metro Masters Tennis Association.
Monday Ladies Sections 5 and 7 finished their season 2nd and 1st respectively on their ladders. Both teams made it to their Grand Finals, but unfortunately went down to Koonung Park and Box Hill.
Tues Sections 2, 5, 7, 10 did not make the finals. Wed Sections 3 and 5 did not make the finals. Wed Section 6 Kirin lost their Grand Final to St Dominics. Thursday Section 3SD Takin defeated East Malvern in the Grand Final 4 sets to 2 (33-19 games).
L to R: Jasper Tiong, Jimmy Bui, James Taylor and Jimmy Shi after their Thursday Singles Doubles Section 3 win over East Malvern. Navdeep Mangal, Bo Liu, Terry O'Reilly, Andrew Handbury and Michael Zhao also played in the team.
Grand Finals for the Thursday afternoon veteran's MMTA were played Thursday 13th June at North Ringwood. Out of the 5 North Balwyn teams entered Sections 2, 4 and 6 were in the Grand Final. Sections 2 and 4 lost, Section 4 Tigers going down by one game to Donvale. Section 6 defeated a St Johns Crops team from East Preston to win their shield.
MMTA Section 6 at North Ringwood
Graham Besley hangs up his racket
We pay tribute to Graham Besley who is retiring after 40 years as a member serving on the Committee and as President from 2016 to 2018.
Graham joined the Club in 1979. He played Saturday afternoon competition for a few years but having a young family, joined the newly formed Blackburn & District Night Tennis Competition. He played in this competition for over 30 years, for many years as the captain of the Tuesday night Champon Chokers. Graham served on the Committee in the 80s as Membership Secretary. He rejoined the Committee from 2012 co-ordinating maintenance for the Club, looking after the new Clubhouse build and serving as President. Graham, along with Ross Davies, was instrumental in getting our LED court lighting project completed in 2018. We wish Graham well as he continues his activities in cycling and wordworking.
Annual Subscriptions were due on April 1
For membership queries email Peter McCaw on firstname.lastname@example.org
Cashless Club We have no cash box so we are unable to store cash. If you need to pay a membership application in cash call Peter McCaw on 9817 2940. 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.).
Lost property - where to find it
We have been instructed that we cannot 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 2019
Many of you will know club member Paul Bisiani, and have enjoyed his company and food at his Mitcham Thai restaurant. As a supporter and sponsor of our club, Paul is extending an offer to all North Balwyn Tennis Club members: http://northbalwyntc.org.au/nbtcfiles/memberoffer.pdf
LED Court Light Project
Our LED light project completed August 2018 replaced 1000W metal-halide lights on Courts 1-4 with 400W LED Hawk-Eye lights, and new poles and LED lights on Courts 5 & 6. We thank Balwyn Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank for a $5,000 grant towards the total $74,000 cost of the project.
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 and pay for our new lights we ask members to pay $10 per court hour for court lights. In the absence of a cash box payment can be made in envelopes provided and given to a Committee member, otherwise use EFT with an explanatory email sent with the receipt.
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 in an envelope. 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.