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Lockdown 2

Dear members, Please note that as of midnight tonight, the Maroondah Council has instructed the committee to close the clubhouse and place restrictions on the use of courts, as per the guidelines from Tennis Victoria. Please note that the clubhouse, including the toilets will be off-limits. The courts remain accessible to members - however, doubles only permitted by members of the same household, and singles for those not of the same household.

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President's report

Greetings folks. Hoping this update finds you all well and ready to resume a new season of tennis. Great News; All competition tennis is able to resume from 22nd June. As this fall around school holidays, for most it will mean a commencement date during the week beginning 13th July. For the juniors, ERT are proposing a shortened winter season during term 3, followed by a normal summer comp. The job of putting together the junior teams is always a big one so please let our Junior convenor, James Wotherspoon 0407357318, know CLEARLY ASAP if your child is or is not playing Saturday morning comp when it starts.

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Return to tennis!

Dear Members I have great news! We are able to resume play at HE Parker Reserve, with immediate effect, but we are to follow strict guidelines from Tennis Victoria and Maroondah Council. The committee is implementing a booking system which is managed by Ben Longridge, to ensure that we limit numbers in accordance with Tennis Victoria guidelines. These guidelines include social distancing, washing of hands, cleaning of facilities and equipment, limiting the time spent at the club to minimum required, limiting group sizes to 10 etc.

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Temporary closure

Dear Members, As I am sure you are all aware the process of social distancing has invaded every aspect of our daily lives as the Government seeks to guide us in sterile techniques and quarantine procedures to prevent all possible contamination opportunities. Therefore, as of 12 pm, Friday 27 March, there will be no access to the HE Parker tennis club Pavilion. Council will be disabling all access swipes to ensure the club house remains empty until further notice.

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Working bee

Thanks to everyone who came along for our working bee on Saturday 14th March. The courts are all weeded, leaves swept, drains cleaned and some extra sand has been put on Court 6. Some of our dedicated members after the working bee.

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President's report

Welcome to the 2020 season of tennis! It promises to be a busy time for all players with each associations’ season into the third week already. The heavy rain last week made us bless our courts as yet again we managed to get through matches where other clubs were forced to wash out. We even played social tennis on Saturday afternoon during the drizzle and the courts held up well. The dry weather over Christmas followed by the heavy rain has washed quite a lot of debris onto the property so we have planned a working Bee for Saturday the 14th March to tidy up the grounds.

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New nets thanks to Bendigo Bank

We are delighted that our courts finally have some lovely new nets, thanks to a grant from Bendigo Bank. Dorothy Janky and one of her staff from Bendigo Bank visited the club yesterday to see the new nets, and to tour our facilities. Thanks to Mal McDonald for organizing the new nets, and for showing Dorothy around.

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Crumbles Bakehouse 2020 Interclub Challenge

18-19 January 2020 Parker Reserve TC invites senior players from Heathmont, Guy Turner & Miller Park Tennis Clubs for a weekend of competitive tennis and social fun! Each club plays a 3-hour “tie” against each of the other clubs, with finals held Sunday afternoon; Clubs field a team of any 6 players for each tie; So if you’re only free one of the days/sessions, you can still nominate to represent your club!

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