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Tennis resumes!

Finally, tennis can resume at Parker Reserve starting today. Please note that the rules as issued by Tennis Victoria need to be followed. Play will be allowed only if booked via Ben Longridge’s system. https://www.facebook.com/advantedgetennis NO BOOKING, NO PLAY. There are a maximum of 10 people allowed at the facility, excluding coaches and committee. Singles only, unless you have four people from no more than 2 households Social distancing of 2 meters to be applied at all times.

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Stage 4 restrictions

The Victorian Government announced that from 6pm on Sunday 2 August, Victoria entered a State of Disaster. Consequently, all tennis clubs and facilities must close in Metropolitan Melbourne until further notice. We know this is a difficult time for everyone. It is important that we respect the new restrictions for our own health and the health and safety of the wider community. Please do stay safe and healthy during this difficult time and hopefully we can see a return to tennis again in the Spring.

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President's report

Greetings folks. Hope this update finds you all well and coping with our changing world. As you would be aware, the competition tennis which was due to resume last week did not start due to the resumed lockdown. I was pleased that tennis was more carefully considered in the guidelines due to the inherent nature of tennis giving us ample distance between players while on court playing a game. That said, our off-court behaviour between games needs to be mindful of the restrictions, so as to respect and protect each of our fellow players.

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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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