AFL Grand Final Day September 28
Social Tennis Day and lunch from 12 noon. Contact Rhonda McCaw for details.
Annual General Meeting
Please keep free Sunday November 17 for our AGM. Social Tennis to start 3 pm.
AGM at 5 pm, dinner afterwards. We need you to be there.
New Zealand Masters Games
The New Zealand Masters Games is an annual multisport event which will be held in Dunedin, New Zealand from the 1st to the 9th of February 2020. Tennis is a one of the 65+ events. Competitors do not need to be an elite athlete to compete and do not need to qualify. Anyone can register for the Games – whether to win, to beat their personal best or to just have fun. To enter and for more information go to www.nzmg.com. Tennis is on Friday the 7th to Sunday the 9th of February 2020. There are mens, womens and mixed singles and doubles. Minimum age for competitors is 35 years as at the first day of competition.
Annual Subscriptions were due in April. If you haven't paid please pay now!
For membership queries email Peter McCaw on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 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 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.