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1 month ago

Thanks to the easing of restrictions announced yesterday, the courts are now open again. During this time, casual tennis and coaching can resume but please note the following:

• The courts are available for use but not the clubhouse (except for toilet access).
• Please practice social distancing.
• Tennis equipment must not be shared.
• If Mark is coaching, please check with him on which court to use.
• Wipe down all surfaces, locks and keys with disinfectant before and after play. (There is hand sanitiser, disinfectant and a box of rubber gloves on the bench outside the storeroom.)
• Scan the VisitSafe barcode (below) or go to https://www.visitsafe.at/wattleglentennisclub to record the date, time played and names of participants.
• Alternatively, email the WGTC President Neale Woods at [email protected] or SMS him on 0402 200 579 to notify him of the date, time and names and he will add your details to the VisitSafe site for you.

1 month ago
Tennis Victoria Update 18 October 2020

The Premier of Victoria announced earlier today that starting from 11.59pm tonight tennis can reopen. We don't have the official wording from the Department of Health yet about what the exact restrictions are but Tennis Victoria expect the following:

• Outdoor tennis courts can reopen – clubhouses must remain closed (we expect toilets will be able to open and will confirm as soon as possible).
• Groups of up to 10 are allowed from a maximum of 2 households. We don’t yet know if this is per court or per venue and whether or not a coach will be included in the 10.
• Additionally, competition may be allowed to return by 1 November 2020.

This message was sent to Tennis Victoria Affiliates on Sunday 18 October 2020.

1 month ago

WGTC is pleased to announce that we received a $1,500 grant from the Victorian government. Most of this went to pay for pruning the overhanging branches on Court 1, which means the court surface is now much safer.

Additionally, we have received a grant from the Bendigo Bank (Hurstbridge Diamond Creek Eltham Doreen-Mernda Kinglake Community Branches) for close to $2,000 for new mat protectors on the light poles. The money will be handed over at an event in February so things are looking good for next year.

Finally, we have applied for funding to replace the nets on Courts 1 and 3 but we won’t know the result until later in the year.

2 months ago
Tennis Victoria

Unfortunately, no updates yet on when tennis will be allowed to resume. Hopefully tennis will be allowed to return in at least some capacity when Melbourne enters the Third Step of its Roadmap to Recovery 🤞

Like you, we are extremely disappointed by Premier Daniel Andrews announcement that all tennis facilities are to remain closed as we move to Step 2 of the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Roadmap.

We firmly believe that tennis, a physically distanced non-contact sport, can return safely to provide health and wellbeing opportunities to support people through isolation and to provide our coaches with much needed income.

We are considering our next steps and will continue to advocate for the safe return of tennis in Metropolitan Melbourne.

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2 months ago
NEJTA Statement Regarding the Cancellation of the Spring 2020 Season - News - North Eastern Junior Tennis Association

Due to COVID restrictions, the NEJTA have been forced to cancel their upcoming season.

To download a pdf version of this statement click here NEJTA Statement Regarding the Cancellation of the Spring 2020 Season…