Ladies coaching clinic
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 or Fridays at 9:30am at a cost of $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 try and boost competition results. For queries and/or enrolments please contact Andrew Halford on 0412021911 or email tennismatters2us@hotmail.com.

Dementia Research Fundraiser
Tennis Round Robin and Lunch with Guest Speakers to be held at MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club (260 -270 High Street Road, Mt Waverley) on Friday 19th October 2018 with Tennis 9,15 for 9.30 start and Lunch 12.30pm. (Please advise standard of tennis: Competition, Social Player, Beginner). Cost: $40 Tennis & Lunch, $25 Lunch (Silent auction, spot prizes, etc.) Bookings: Gerry Mustey (mobile 0417 544 641) or Sheryl Kerwick (0423 123 166). Register by Friday 12th October. Get your friends together and make a table or let me seat you with some fun folks.

ERT Finals
Congratulations to our Juniors who made it to their Grand Finals:
Sat Rubbers 11 North Balwyn Green lost to Doncaster
Sat Rubbers 16 North Balwyn Green lost to Box Hill
Sat Boys 9 defeated Bulleen
Sun Rubbers 3 North Balwyn Green lost to North Kew and
Sun Girls 3 lost to East Camberwell.

For our Seniors, congratulations to our Saturday afternoon Section Open Sets 7 who won their Grand Final against Warrandyte and to Open Sets 8 for winning their Grand Final against North Kew.

A triumphant Open Sets 7 at Warrandyte L to R Cees van Oost, Peter Yap, Kris Wolanski, Brett Fuller.
Wayne Zhou and Preston Berryman (not pictured) were part of the team for the season.

Pennant Finals
Congratulations to our Grade 6, Men's Pennant team for their progress in their Grade Finals which finally ended in their loss fo Greensborough on September 1st.

LED Court Light Project completed
Our LED light project is now complete. The 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 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).
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.

Membership enquiries: email Peter McCaw on northbalwyntc@yahoo.com.au.

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:

Your Committee for 2018 is

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 to clubhouse

Access is by security card. Contact membership secretary Peter McCaw if you have not received instructions on access and use of the clubhouse.

Court lights and visitor's fees

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.

Your Privacy

Tennis Australia has a Privacy Policy for Australian Tennis Organisations (ATO) to comply with privacy law. The policy describes how personal information is collected, stored, used and disclosed. North Balwyn Tennis Club Inc is an Australian Tennis Organisation as it is an Affiliated Club of Tennis Australia. The Club has adopted the ATO Privacy Policy which can be found at http://www.tennis.com.au/privacy . The Privacy Officer for North Balwyn Tennis Club is the Club Secretary Tony Barton. We value your privacy and we do not pass your contact details on to any other parties except for Tennis Victoria to whom we pass on name and an address for insurance and player registration purposes. If you have any queries on our privacy policy email us at northbalwyntc@gmail.com.au.

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