Our Annual General Meeting on Sunday November 25 appointed a new Committee for 2019. Attendance was a little down on last year but we managed a quorum. Your new Committee is listed below. We welcome Shesh Murthy as our new Treasurer and Wayne Zhou, Michael Zhao and Sheryl Kerwick as Committee members. Members enjoyed pizza afterwards with a few drinks.
Your Committee for 2019
Season end for MMTA and BDNTA
Finals for Thursday afternoon veteran's MMTA competition are over. Section 2 team "One" made the final but lost to Norris Bank. Of the other four teams sections 5 and 6 made the final four but lost their semi-finals. Five North Balwyn teams competed with 38 players. Despite this over 50 competition being open for some years now we have no women competing for us. Contact us if you are interested in next season.
Night tennis (BDNTA) finals are over. Monday night Section 5 North Balwyn Ballwin nets lost their grand final to Hawthorn while Section 9 North Balwyn Fun Seekers won theirs at home. Tuesday night Sections 2 Scorpions lost their semi-final in a tie-breaker after being drawn at 6 sets. Section 10 won their grand final at Koonung Park after finishing the season in 4th place on the ladder. Section 5 lost their semi-final while Section 6 did not make the finals. Wednesday Section 3 Dragons won their semi-final by one game and won their final at Blackburn in an extra tie-breaker. Thursday Section 6 lost their semi-final by one game to Vermont, while the three singles/doubles teams did not get to the finals. 12 teams with total of 74 players participated in the season. We had 17 women, mostly in the two Monday "Ladies" teams. Next season starts in February. Entries have closed, but you can still participate as an emergency so contact Rhonda if you are interested.
Many of you will know our 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
Twilight Social Tennis
Friday night Twilight Social tennis is at North Balwyn December 14 at 7:30 pm. Format is Fast 4 so long waits for a hit of tennis. New and prospective members welcome. We will continue in the program next year and need volunteers to play host.
LED Court Light Project
Our LED light project completed in August replaced the 1000W metal-halide lights on Courts 1-4 with 400W LED Hawk-Eye lights, and new poles and LED lights were installed on Courts 5 & 6. 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 had for the 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).
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.
Membership enquiries: email Peter McCaw on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. In the meantime treat the following as a general guide only:
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 pay for our new lights 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.