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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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Christmas BBQ

We had a lovely BBQ and some social tennis on Saturday. Here are some photos of the festivities and tennis.

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Junior Christmas Breakup

The junior Christmas break-up party was held on Saturday morning. Award winners for the day were: Best Team Player – Fin Loebert Junior Conveynors Award – Flynn Cross Coach’s Award – Dean Cooper and Mia Kuribayashi Some of our junior players The coaching team Mia Kuribayashi: winner of the coach’s award. Fin Loebert: winner of the best team player award

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President's report

Christmas greetings everyone. The competition season has now ended for everyone, so the courts are available for social play until February. Congratulations to our Monday section 1 team who won their 6th flag in a row. Fantastic effort to all the teams who made it to the finals. Congratulations to Auray Hu who won the Local Sporting Champions - grant for the 2019 School Sport Australia U12 Tennis Championships. Organised social play will kick off each Wednesday evening at 7.

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HPRTC Uniforms Available

Full size range available from 5XS through to 5XL Polos: $35. (Optional: add name on top left of front at no extra cost) Shorts: $35. Skorts: $35. You may send an order by email to jespoon@bigpond.com stating Name and size remembering there are Men’s and Ladies “cuts”. Any orders for named Polo Tops must be paid for in advance as no returns are possible on custom prints. As many of you will want to check sizing there will be a try on sizing session on Saturday 26 October after 2pm.

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President's report

Greetings fellow tennis players! We are enjoying the Spring weather at last and the grounds are looking beautiful. Thanks to all the members who keep it tidy and lovely both inside and outside. The junior season of Summer tennis has just kicked off after a busy Winter competition with an information session held on 7th October to announce teams, educate and inform the new parents and players of the routine required for Junior Competition and collect Ball money.

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