Congratulations to our Grade 6, Section 2 Men's Pennant team for their win in their section semi-final. Their next match is in the Grade 6 Finals against Centenary Park TC at Centenary Park on 25th August.
LED Court Light Project completed
Our LED light project is now complete. The old 1000W metal-halide lights on Courts 1-4 have been replaced with new 400W LED Hawk-Eye lights, and new poles and LED lights have been installed on Courts 5 & 6. The project has resulted in:
increasing the intensity of light across all lit courts while reducing our power bills.
The lighting has added flexibility to our night tennis operations by having extra courts available for coaching, competition and/or social play and eliminated the significant maintenance costs we have been incurring trying to maintain the old metal-halide lights. In addition there is the convenience of instant ON capability of the LED lights (no warm-up time, and no wait time for the lights to restart).
Thanks go to Ross Davies for completing the protracted planning process, and to Graham Besley helping to see the project to completion. We thank Balwyn Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank for a $5,000 grant towards the total $74,000 cost of the project. And thank you to our night players who have been paying their $10 per hour for use of the lights. We will continue with this payment for the time being.
Ladies coach and match play mornings
Our club's tennis coaching Tennis Matters will continue a new program, ladies coach and match play mornings in term 4 (starts Oct 8). Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:30am may be offered at a cost of about $200. The sessions will comprise technique, drills and match play tailored to each individual group for maximum improvement. This is an opportunity for members and non members to improve their game and perhaps a full team may wish to participate to try and boost competition results. For queries and/or enrolments please contact Andrew Halford on 0412021911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership enquiries: email Peter McCaw on email@example.com.
We have a Defibrillator: Thanks to our Committee member Don Jinnette and sponsors Rotary Club of Balwyn and the City of Boroondara. We will run training sessions some time soon. In the meantime treat the following as a general guide only:
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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 found at
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 the not insignificant cost of replacement of globes and electrical gear, we ask members to pay $10 per court hour for court lights. Payment should be made in envelopes provided and placed into the money box, just around the corner from the kitchen. Please mark the envelope with a name and date for our records. Please remind other users of the payment system. 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 in the money box. 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.