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The Heatherdale Bullentin – May 2015

The Heatherdale Bullentin – May 2015

President: Kelly Wright
Secretary: Parthena Morgan

These Bulletins are the best way the General Committee has of keeping all members informed about Club matters and events. Hard copies are mailed twice a year and in between times, emailed copies are sent.


If either your street or email address alter, please notify the above asap.

Midweek News

Our AGM will be held in the Clubrooms on May 21st at 2 p.m. (following play).   Please show your support by attending – all positions are declared vacant – nomination forms available from the notice board.

Thursday comp restarts on July 16th and finishes early in December. Unfortunately we have had to reduce the number of teams from 4 to 2 due to lack of players.   Tuesday Summer Season comp. runs from September to early March – so PLEASE give thought to joining a team either as a full member or emergency – we would love to have more participants.   In the meantime, come join us at the Heatherdale Mid Year Round Robin.

Saturday Seniors

At the completion of the Summer Season we had one winning team. Congratulations to Open Sets 6 who beat North Box Hill in the Grand Final – so to  Michael Rodda (team Captain), Allan Bray, Michael Watson, John Fraraccio and Simon Pagey.     WELL DONE GUYS.      There will be 3 teams contesting the Winter ERT Season.

On the evening of Friday 10th April we played a Mixed Doubles Club Champ.   The winners were Stu Wright and Janette Bartlett. Men’s Club Champ play began April 11th – Congratulations to winner Jarrod Rodda and runner up Lee Patrick.

Ladies champs will be held later in the year.

Janette Bartlett – Ph. 9884 0977 – Email –

Update on Courts

Court 7 was redone during the holiday break. A great deal of time, cost and effort is being put into maintaining our 8 courts – they will eventually have to be replaced as the 10 year estimated lifetime for this surface is fast approaching.   In the meantime the maintenance team ask that ALL players play their part in helping to make the courts last as long as possible by complying with the following:

Courts 1 & 2 to be used only when all other courts are in use.

Bagging between sets and after use: Alternate: from side to side well outside the lines and if possible, across 2 courts so sand doesn’t accumulate in the space between.

From end to end, taking baggers right under nets and as close as possible to the back fences, so there is no buildup of sand under or near the nets or at the ends.

Hang brooms and baggers up after use in designated places

If you are the last to leave, make sure gates are locked. If you have had access to the clubrooms turn off all lights (check washrooms), make sure all doors are locked (including the sliding doors at the BBQ area end) and reset alarm before locking main door.

Thanking all members – the Maintenance Team

Pennant News

The Pennant season is up and running once again this year, commencing on the 2nd of May. We have 3 teams representing us this season – Grade 1, Grade 2 and a Grade 10, with a number of new players making their Pennant debuts this season.

The Grade 1 and 2 teams will be playing home at the same time which promises to have some very high quality tennis on display. It would be fantastic to see some club support for anyone who is interested in coming down to watch! The fixture will be up on the senior’s information board for you to see when each team is playing at Heatherdale.


Junior Report

Winter Season 2015 – We have 13 teams for the Winter and given some ins and outs some new line ups and teams have been put in place. We have 3 Girls, 7 Boys and 3 Open Rubbers teams.

Following announcement of the fixture for the season it became apparent that on 2 occasions we are scheduled to have 8 teams at home and on a further 3 Saturdays we have 7 teams at home.   Consequently and to maximise the opportunity to have matches completed we investigated the possibility of gaining access to outside courts. Investigations were made with Mitcham, Vermont, Blackburn and Wantirna TCs, and Box Hill Secondary College.

Wantirna, Mitcham and Box Hill Secondary College had capacity with Box Hill SC adopted. There is a cost to access the courts and it is proposed that this be offset by a modest increase to the ball fee from $25 to $30 per player for next season. (I believe this fee hasn’t altered in the last 5 or so seasons.)

Tim Pontefract – Junior Convenor


Have you checked the bookshelves lately?

Paperback $1 – Hardcover $2   Romance & Children – $0.50

Donations of books gratefully accepted.

Lost Property

Many items in the box (in the broom cupboard) waiting to be collected – adult and children clothing, racquet covers, hats, drink bottles etc!


The Heatherdale Bulletin – March 2015

The Heatherdale Bulletin – March 2015


To Brian Wilkinson, Most Valuable Club Member for 2014. Brian served for many years as Club Secretary and has always been a loyal Heatherdale member.

To Nic Bartlett & Steph May on their engagement.

To Parthena & Darren Morgan on the arrival of Zoe Jennifer.

Presidential Ponderings

Welcome back to tennis in 2015. As you can see courts 1 and 2 were cleaned over the holidays and now are only to be used by competition as the carpet is quite worn on the baselines.

Thankyou to two of our sponsors- Iman who sponsor court 2 for providing the filtered water machine in clubrooms near phone. Also Pride plumbing -on court 5- he plumbed and installed the machine.

Finally a huge THANKYOU to all the parents and juniors who helped resand courts 1 and 2 at the end of January in time for play the next day. It was a job that was done well and extremely quickly and we even cleaned up the garden area also. Enjoy your tennis in 2015

Coaching News

For all your coaching needs – junior and senior, cardio tennis, racquet restrings etc – contact Club Coach Jarrod Savage on 0411 668 259

Senior Club Champs 2015


  • Friday 10th April: Mixed doubles night
  • Saturday 11th April: Open Singles with final played on Sunday
  • Sundary12th April: Graded doubles round robin.

Sign up sheet is on the senior’s notice board.

Entries close 6th April.

Court Care

During the Christmas break much time and effort was put into improving Courts 1 & 2.   So as to make them last as long as possible, they will not be used for coaching and we ask that they not be used for social play and at times of competition, unless all other courts are in use.

The usual reminder regarding court care – always bag after play (from side to side well outside the lines to make sure sand doesn’t accumulate between courts and at the ends, or if sand has built up under the nets, from end to end) – hang up brooms and baggers and make sure gates are locked – also if you have had access to the clubrooms and are the last to leave, make sure all lights are off, the alarm is re-set and all doors locked – including the sliding doors at the far end.

Junior News

With the finals almost upon us we have 7 of 14 teams locked in to compete in the Summer Season 2014-15 finals, and a couple of others with a chance to make it with favourable results. Hopefully we can translate good seasons into winning finals.

The finals commence on 14 March, with Grand Finals, should our participation be required, to be played on 21 March.  Given we have a few teams that have finished on top we will hopefully be hosting finals on both weeks.   If you get a chance, come down to see some handy tennis and support the teams.

Having said that though, we are currently in the process of sorting out teams for the Winter season and hopefully we will have a similar number of teams competing.

Tim Ponefract – Junior Convenor

Saturday Seniors

The Summer Season home and away matches have been completed and 4 out of 5 teams will be contesting semi finals on Saturday March 14th. Good Luck to those teams.

We will be having a Social BBQ after tennis on Saturday March 14th. All welcome. Look forward to seeing you all there.

The 2015 Winter Season commences on Saturday April 18th.

Janette Bartlett –

Midweek News

Midweek are very much in need of new players.   Have had to drop from 3 teams to 2 on a Tuesday.   Thursday season (4 teams) finishes on June 4th then there will be a big break until the next season starts on July 16th. So, if you would like to come back to tennis or get started – please call either of the numbers listed below.   Play starts at 9.30 a.m. and finishes around 12-30 to 1.00.

Our annual Round Robin & Spit Roast lunch is planned for June 18th.

Midweek Annual General Meeting is scheduled for May 21st – please give thought to helping to keep this part of Heatherdale tennis alive and well by nominating for the committee – all positions will be open

Lynlee Deland – 9873 1984
Tracy Maxwell – 9873 4748