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December Newsletter

We would like to pass on our best wishes to you and your families for the forthcoming year and trust that you all have a wonderful and joyous Christmas.

Special thanks:

 A longstanding member of our club and committee, Pauline Rodsted, is moving and subsequently has resigned her position on our committee.

We take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thanks for some 30 years of dedicated service to our club. She will be missed and we wish her well in her new location at Berwick, with family.

We also wish to recognize the contribution over many years to our club of Joan and Peter Pitman. Whilst Peter still does maintenance, the Tuesday night mixed competition has ceased for now. Had it not been for the Pitmans’ dedication this would have happened some time ago. Thank you Joan and Peter.

Summer Competition:

 A reminder that all Saturday/Sunday competitions recommence on the weekend of the 1st February 2020. So far our summer teams are having another solid season. The juniors have 13 of 15 teams and the seniors have 2 from 5 teams currently in the top 4. In the Premier Club award for the WDTA we are 6th overall which is an outstanding effort. Let’s hope the good form stays with us after the long Christmas break!

Mid week ladies:

 The Wednesday team played finals in the last season.

While we have put forward teams for the next Wednesday season to begin late January 2020, we are always interested in hearing from more ladies who would like to participate. The teams play doubles matches from 9.30am for a few hours and enjoy a tasty lunch together at the end of play. Any enquiries please contact Wendy 0423 027 537

Night Tennis:

 A reminder that our social night tennis competitions recommence the week of the 3rd February 2020. Should you or any of your friends wish to participate please call Don on 9800 3316 or 0425 748 138. Mondays are a mixed competition. Wednesday is social and available to all.


Contracts are up for tender for the major works to begin early in the New Year. We look forward to these works which will make our club “a place to be” with first class courts, lighting and surrounds.


 We thank our sponsors; Barry Plant and Integrity Cabinets for their continued support of our Club. Remember these people support your club and our way to reward them is to use their services. Don’t forget to mention the Clubs name!

Further details are available on our website www.templetontennis.com.au


 The Australian Open is not too far away and our interest levels in tennis are hopefully increased at this time of the year. Remember Kelly and her qualified coaches offer coaching and advice for all levels.

You can contact Kelly at Straight Sets on 0414 874 482.

Don McCracken – President

Contact Numbers:

Junior 0402 080 054 – Pam,
Senior 0413 420 464 – Andrew,
Night 0425 748 138 – Don,
Midweek 0423 027 537 – Wendy
Membership 9887 1957 – Leanne