Torquay Tennis Club

 Club Championships

Entrants in this year’s Club Championships have been sent information regarding the draw and contact information. If you have any questions, please contact Sam Rogers on 0447 364 285. Finals will be played on Sunday 29th January 2017.  Good luck to all entrants

 

Annual Memberships

The membership year will commence January 1, 2017 going through until December 31, 2017. See Membership page for all details.

Court Resurfacing Project

Planning is underway in conjunction with the SurfCoast Shire and the Torquay Tennis club to replace the surfaces on Courts 1 to 4. We hope there will be limited to disruption to club activities and available courts during this time. It is envisaged that the resurfacing will take place over the summer holidays. If you ahve any questions regarding the project, please contact the club or the SurfCoast Shire for further details.

General Information

 

Every person whether you are a player, spectator, parent or club member should ensure…

  • Inclusion of every person regardless of their age, gender, culture, religion or race.
  • Eliminate violence and abusive behaviour
  • Protection from sexual harassment or intimidation
  • Ability to participate and develop their full potential
  • Respect is shown towards others within the club, visitors and all tennis communities.

Players

  • Play by the rules
  • Don’t argue and control your temper
  • Be a team player, cooperating with team mates
  • Be a good sport
  • Treat all players fairly

Parents and Members

  • Encourage participation but don’t force it
  • Encourage playing by the rules
  • Remember players learn best by example
  • Never ridicule mistakes
  • Never publicly disagree with an umpire/official. Raise the issue privately, or report issue to Club representative

Problems or Complaints

There comes a time in our lives that an issue may arise and you don’t know how to deal with it. The club is happy to listen and give advise where needed. If have an issue on or off the court, big or small, that you would like to raise, please contact a club representative. For a confidential chat, call Club President Sue Minter on 0457 835 175 or Club Secretary Tania Nemeth 0425 750 254

Torquay Tennis Club Committee is selected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

The 2016/17 committee consists of the following representatives:

  • President – Sue Minter
  • Vice President – Shelley Thompson
  • Secretary – Tania Nemeth
  • Treasurer- Wayne Beale
  • Ladies Mid Week Rep – Shelley Thompson
  • Junior Coach Rep – Peter Hubacek
  • Saturday Senior Rep – Sam Rogers
  • General Committee Members – Oona Wadling, Sandra Van Berkyl, Aileen Cairns, Peggy Forbes,  Jenny Newton, Anne Bayles,  Gavan Burke, Sam Rogers

Committee meets bi-monthly at the Club rooms. Please contact club secretary for further information.

6 synthetic mod grass courts are available for hire on a casual basis, when the courts are not in use for competition/club social activities. Court keys are available from “Bell Street Bakery” (near Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park). Casual fees are payable at the bakery – please leave photo ID for key deposit.

Cost is $20.00 per court per session.

Please ensure you close the gate after use.

For more information you can contact club president, Sue Minter on 0457 835 175

 

Courts are currently used for competition on:

  • Tuesdays 10.00 to 2pm (during school terms)
  • Saturday mornings 8am to12.30pm (during school terms)
  • Saturday afternoons 1.00 to 5pm (during school terms)

Junior coaching is conducted on Thursday afternoons from 3.30 to 6.30pm

Club Social Activities are held on:

  • Monday evenings 7pm-10pm
  • Wednesday – Life Activities Group 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 7pm-8pm Cardio Tennis
  • Thursday – Team practice 7.30 -9.30 (other courts may be available for use at same time)
  • Friday – social group 1000-1130 am

Casual court use is available on a “first in, best dressed” basis.

 

 

 

Club History

In the early 1900’s tennis enthusiasts in the town and holiday makers were eager to have tennis courts to explore their talents and enthusiasm for the game.

Torquay Improvement Association provided two courts in Beales Street behind their hall. The block was purchased for 25 shillings per foot. A deposit of 50 Pounds was paid and the remainder to come within the next three years. Further blocks were purchased at a later date for future extension if the demand warranted it for tennis.

On 16th March 1918, Torquay tennis Club first committee was formed as a sub committee to the Torquay Improvement Association.

By 1933 tennis was proving very popular having 4 good quality courts in Torquay. The club along with neighbouring towns formed Coast Tennis Association.

By 1971 Torquay Tennis Club undertook to manage the courts which involved paying rates and maintenances.

In 1982, the club relocated to its current address in spring Creek Reserve with four asphalt courts and clubrooms all fully funded by the club, through fundraising by dedicated members.

Demand for courts increased over time and two additional courts were constructed.

In 2000, Torquay Tennis Club received funding from Surf Coast Shire and Sport & Recreation Victoria to resurface 4 asphalt courts to synthetic grass courts and installation of lighting to two of them. The club then proceeded to put lighting on two other synthetic courts through own funds generated from night competition and increased memberships.

In Septemebr 2010 the club received additional grant to resurface the two remaining asphalt courts to synthetic grass and the installation of lighting.

TENNIS COACHING – for all ages

General Enquiries: [email protected]

Juniors Hotshots : 5- 7 year olds: Phil Rich 0438 018 664

Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons, and Saturday mornings

  – Beginners → Advanced : Peter Hubacek 0428 399 973

Thursday afternoons, Saturday mornings

Juniors/Adults – Privates : by appointment :Peter Hubacek 0428 399 973

 

CARDIO TENNIS : movement & fitness sessions for all ages and ability

Wednesday’s 7pm-8pm : Phil Rich 0438 018 664

 

Pennant

Torquay Tennis Club enters teams into the following competitions: Mid Week Ladies, Senior Competition and Junior Competitions

Midweek Ladies

Currently there are 5 teams entered in the Midweek Ladies 2016 Summer Season. Home and away matches are played every Tuesday throughout the school term.

If you are interested in joining a team for the 2017 season which begins in February 2017, or have a team ready to join the competition, please contact Shelley Thompson on 0407 307 189.

Senior Competition

Men’s teams and Mixed Doubles teams commenced in the 2016 Summer season in October. Home and away matches are played every Saturday afternoon during the school terms, with play commencing at 1.30pm.

If you are interested in joining a Saturday team, please contact Sam Rogers on 0447 364 285

Junior Competition

8am -1pm  Contact Peter Hubacek 0428 399 973

 

 

Regular Club / Court Activities

Monday Evenings

7.30pm-10.30pm- contact John 52615413 or 0414 469 704

A chance for Men to have a social hit together. Contact John for further information or drop by the courts on a Monday evening.

Wednesday Life Activities

9.30-11.30am – contact Kris 0425 791 979 or Daryl 0409 886 255

Cardio Tennis – Wednesday Evenings

       7pm-8pm Cardio Tennis – contact Phil Rich 0438 018 664

Team Practice nights

         7.30 – 9.30pm – courts available for teams to  practice prior to their next match. Lights in use.

Contact Sam Rogers for further info 0447 364 285

 

Friday Mornings

10am-12pm- contact Oona 52612426 or 0438 612 426

social tennis, Men and Women most welcome.

 

How to Join Torquay Tennis Club:

Email Sue Minter on [email protected] or ph 0457 835 175  or phone Sam Rogers:0447 364 285

Current and past members will receive an email invitation to renew your membership with the Torquay Tennis Club. The membership year will be from January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017. NEW MEMBERS ARE MOST WELCOME TO JOIN

Application forms are also available at the clubrooms.

Memberships are available in the following categories:

Membership Type Annual Fee Description Key available for general court access
Adult $85.00 General membership – Pennant, social activities, general court use, Club competitions Yes
Junior $35.00 Under 18 years Yes
Family $140.00 Up to 2 adults and 3 children. General membership – Pennant, social activities, general court use, Club competitions Yes
Concession $50.00 Concession card holders – General membership – Pennant, social activities general court use, Club competitions Yes
Social $50.00 Join in the social activities of the Club – Monday evenings, Wednesday Mornings, and Friday mornings Come to sessions to access courts
Seasonal $50.00 Membership from November through to Easter. General court use during the warmer months Yes
  • Pennant Competition – additional weekly fee required (ball money) –

New/Replacement of lost keys fee $30 (refundable on cessation of member and return of key)

Keys will be changed over again on Tuesday 13th Dec for 2017 year. (no additional charge if you return your old key)

Bring your current key (Green)  to the Club rooms at times below to change over:

Sunday 11th December 10.00 -1.30pm    or

Monday 12th Dec  Evening  6pm -8pm

Cash/Cheque payments for annual memberships can also be taken at these times

If you are unable to make it at either of these times, please call Sue Minter on 0457 835 175 to make alternate arrangements. Locks to courts will be changed over on Tuesday 13th December 2016.

Membership Payment Options:

  • Renew your membership electronically,

pay fee via EFT :

BSB: 063 860

Acct: 1002 5003

Acct Name: Torquay tennis Club Inc

Please include your name in reference box

  • Cash payment    Contact: Sue Minter    0457 835 175  or

Sam Rogers   0447 364 285

  • Post – via Cheque payment

Enclose application form along with cheque payable to:

Torquay Tennis Club Inc, and post to:

PO Box 289, Torquay  3228

 

If you have any questions regarding memberships/payments etc, please contact Sue Minter on 0457 835 175

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