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December 2021 Update

18:04  18:06

Dear Members,

After a year of many challenges and success stories, the committee of the Deer Park Tennis Club would like to wish all our members an enjoyable summer holiday season. If you celebrate Christmas, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all in 2022.

In 2022 the committee will be aiming to bring lots of tennis opportunities to all our members via social play, competition team tennis and coaching. Gim Kurti will be offering coaching services at the club again in 2022, and you can contact Gim via

There are a variety of reasons to hit the courts in 2022 and we want to ensure that our members do so in a safe environment. Please ensure that you are up to date with all the health guidelines as they can change very quickly. Please see for updates.

Our new committee as elected at the 2021/22 Annual General Meeting.-

President.- Mr Lindsey Wilson
Vice President.- Mr Brian Draper
Vice President.- Mr Nick Kalavrianos
Secretary.- Mr Son Le
Treasurer.- Mr Shane Braszell
Committee.- Mr Paul Adams (NSJTA Junior Coordinator)
Committee.- Mr Elton Farrugia
Committee.- Mr Eric Vormwald.

Thank you to all our members who attended the club's AGM via zoom last September.

We are always on the lookout for new members and we encourage you to recruit your family and friends to join our community sporting club. If all our members recruit one member, then we can double our membership in 2022!

Membership Fees 2021/22.-

Family $280 less $10 if paid renewal on time.
Senior $190 less $10 if paid renewal on time.
Senior Student over 18 $170 less $10 if paid renewal on time.
Junior under 18 $120 less $10 if paid renewal on time.

If you wish to renew your membership you can direct debit to our club bank account.-
Name.- Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.
BSB 06 3253
A/c 1095 6580

The courts are to be shared with other members, and non financial members are required to pay court fees. Please introduce yourself to other players to make everyone feel welcome, and it's also a nice way to connect with fellow members of your club. Court rules and fees are dispalyed on the clubhouse window.

Again, all the very best for the festive season, and we all look forward to seeing you on the tennis courts very soon.

Yours in tennis!

On Behalf of the,
Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.


Courts Reopened

17:15  16:47

The Brimbank City Council have this morning advised our secretary that the tennis courts at Sassella Park have Council's permission to open, in line with current Covid-19 rules and restrictions. Please refer to the Victorian Government website before you attend the facility, as rules can change.

There are strict rules, as noted in the link above, and it is your responsibility to ensure that you are up to date with these rules, especially in regards to the number people that can gather at the courts who are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Only a limited number of players can use the courts and no spectators please.


Take care.

Best Regards,
On Behalf of the,
Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.


Reminder - Courts Closed

14:37  16:47

The club has been informed that people have been accessing the courts.
Please note that the courts are still CLOSED in line with Covid-19 restrictions and you face heavy penalties if you access and use the tennis courts.
The club will need to have permission from the State Government and the Brimbank City Council have to sign off on the club's updated Covid-19 Safe Plan before you or anyone can safely access the tennis courts.
Again, you run the risk of being fined over $5,000 per person if you access the courts unlawfully.

We will officially advise all members when the courts are open and approved for use by the Brimbank City Council.

Best Regards,
On Behalf of the,
Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.


2021 AGM - Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:30pm (via Zoom)

14:49  16:48

The executive committee of the Deer Park Tennis Club Inc. hereby declare that the 2020/21 Annual General Meeting of the club will be held on Thursday 30th September, 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom. The club will be holding the meeting online due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. If you can not attend, please let me know and an apology will be made on your behalf.

At this meeting we will discuss the activities of the club for the 2020/21 club financial year, which has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. An update regarding the club's current position will be also provided.

As there will be no trophies presented, we anticipate that the meeting will be no longer than 20-30 minutes. Please let your team mates know, and discuss with other members, as we may not have up to date email addresses.

We would very much appreciate if you can please take the time to join the meeting via Zoom due to the currect Covid-19 restrictions - please check your email for details of how to join the meeting.

Meeting Details.-
Topic: Deer Park Tennis Club AGM
Time: Sep 30, 2021 07:30PM Australia/Melbourne

If you would like to nominate a current financial member over the age of 18 years, holding senior or family membership, for a position on the committee please reply to this email or via our PO Box 2069 Brimbank Central Deer Park Victoria 3023. Only one member per family membership entitled to join the committee as per the club's constitution.

To be nominated for a position on the committee, you need an entitled current financial member to nominate and an entitled current financial member second the nomination, as per the club's constitution.

Committee Positions.-

(1) President
(2) Secretary
(3) Treasurer
(4) & (5) Vice President x2
(6) Assistant Secretary
(7) & (8) General Committee x2.

The meeting agenda.-

(1) Welcome
(2) Acceptance of minutes of previous AGM
(3) Reports.- President, Secretary and Treasurer
(4) General Business
(5) Election of new committee for 2021/22.
(6) Close.

We look forward to you joining us at the meeting.

Take care.

Best Regards,
On Behalf of the,
Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.


2021 AGM - Postponed

17:06  16:47

Due to the snap seven day Covid-19 lock down in Victoria from 8pm, Thursday 5th August, 2021, our Annual General meeting scheduled for Sunday 8th August, 2021 will be POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please do not attend the club at all until the current lock down ends.

THE TENNIS CLUB IS NOW CLOSED until further notice from the Victorian Government.

Take Care!

The Committee,
Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.


Get Active Kids Voucher Program

12:58  12:59

Applications opened on 1 March 2021 for the opening round of the $21 million Get Active Kids Voucher Program.

The program will support the delivery of up to 100,000 vouchers to support eligible kids to get involved in organised sport and recreation activities by providing up to $200 towards the cost of membership and registration fees, sports equipment or uniforms (new or second-hand).

The parent, legal guardian, temporary foster or kinship carer of a child who is the holder of a valid Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with named dependents can apply. To be eligible kids need to be 4 to 18 years old and a resident in Victoria.

The opening round of the program will cover eligible expenses incurred between 1 January 2021 and 11 April 2021. Applications for vouchers in this round open 1 March 2021 and close 11 April 2021.

See here for more information:


"Circuit Breaker" Lockdown - Courts Closed

18:59  18:59

Please note that the Premier has announced that Victoria will enter stage 4 Covid19 restrictions for 5 days from 11.59pm Friday 12th February, 2012 ending on Wednesday 17th February, 2021 at 11.59pm.

The tennis courts will be closed from 11.59pm tonight, Friday 12th February, 2021 until 11.59pm Wednesday 17th February, 2021. Please see

Please note that it is your responsibility to be aware of these new Covid19 restrictions as heavy fines will apply.

Take care!
On Behalf of the,
Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.


Members' Update 23/10/2020

10:59  11:00

Dear Members,

The committee of the Deer Park Tennis Club hope that you and your family are doing well.

We do have some exciting news to share with you today, as we slowly work to open the tennis courts to our members, in a controlled and co ordinated manner, mindful of our responsibilities regarding our health, social distancing and updated Covid-19 restrictions. As we all know these rules are subject to change on a daily basis, so we will all have to be aware of our personal responsibilities. Please see the following link:

After the Victorian State Government relaxed Covid-19 restrictions, we are now allowed "training" in groups of no more than ten(10) people, paying respect to the updated Covid-19 rules. This does not mean that all of our 150 members should come down together to use the courts.

Our club is open for members to start training. If the courts are all used by members, we do not want people congregating, and suggest that you make it known to the players on the courts, that you will be waiting in your car. Club rules apply in this unlikely event, and courts must be vacated after 30 minutes of play, if people are waiting. Please introduce yourself as a member, and ask if the players are in fact members. If they are not members, then they should be requested to leave. Courts are reserved for financial members. An updated member's list will be displayed on the clubhouse window.

After understanding the Covid-19 restrictions, please ensure that you at least.-

If you are NOT well, DO NOT COME TO THE COURTS. You should seek medical attention.

  1. All visitors must sign in for contact tracing if the need arises. ie.- Date, Time in out, Name(s) and contact phone number(s) please.
  2. Wash your hands before and after play using a hand sanitiser. Please bring for your own for personal use.
  3. Do NOT shake hands.
  4. Exercise social distancing. Remember 1.5 meter rule.
  5. Do not share equipment. You must have your own racquet.
  6. Keep your play to 30 minutes if members indicate that they are waiting for a court.
  7. Do not congregate around the club. Once you finish your training, please leave the venue.
  8. No group training of more than ten (10) players at the venue at any one time, and play restricted between members of no more than two different families playing together.
  9. Slowly build up your work load, as your fitness may not be the same.
  10. Show respect for others, and ensure that you keep each other safe.

Please remember that if you breach any of the Covid-19 restrictions, you maybe fined $1,652 per person, and our club maybe closed again, which we do not want. It is your responsiblity to ensure that you and your family are mindful of all the rules and risks of using the facilities. We understand that the Victorian Police will be enforcing the Covid-19 rules and you can receive an on the spot fines if you break the rules.


If your membership was still current at 18th March, 2020 then the committee will add 2 months in lieu of the Covid-19 shut down (1) and 3 months in lieu of Covid-19 shut down (2). eg.- If your fees are due in August, 2020 then we will extend your membership until January, 2021 for your new renewal date. We will invoice you one month prior to the new due date.

If your membership expired before the 18th March, 2020 then please make payment ASAP to our club bank account.-
BSB 06 3253 Account 1095 6580 and if you bring non members to the courts you will need to collect fees at $10 per player and direct debit to the above account please. If you are non financial, you will have to pay court fees. Spot checks will be frequent.

Anyway, please take things slowly, and we all look forward to enjoying some tennis over the coming weeks!

Thank you for your continued support!

Best Regards,

On Behalf of the Committee,
Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.


Stage 4 Restrictions

16:55  14:59

The State Government have moved to Stage 4 restrictions and unfortunately we have closed the tennis courts again until further notice.

All current financial memberships will be extended by at least six (6) weeks to cover the period of this stage 4 Covid-19 lockdown. If your membership expired prior to 18th March, 2020 then you are non-financial and will not be extended. You can pay your membership to our club bank account BSB 06 3253 a/c 1095 6580 and receive membership benefits.

At this stage all plans for competition tennis have been disrupted until we have a clear indication on which direction the virus will take. The committee will keep you upto date.

Our Annual General Meeting will be deferred untill a later date.

Please ensure that you do not use the courts as you will face large financial penalties as prescribed by the State Government.

Please take note of Covid-19 rules, and keep exercising safely at your home or neighbourhood to ensure your health and fitness is maintained during the lock down.

Please stay connected with our new coaching program Hot Shots Tennis Academy with Gim Kurti. See

If you have any questions about the club or tennis in general, please stay connected by referring to our website or our Facebook page. Also, talk to your team mates and tennis friends about tennis. New members will be needed when this is over, as the impact of Covid-19 on our club is huge. And we will need you to help build our membership again.

The committee wish you and your family well and we will see you on court, hopefully, in the not too distant future.

Take care!

On Behalf of the Committee,
Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 17th March, 2020

09:25  09:28

In light of the Victorian Government’s State of Emergency declaration due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus yesterday, and advice from Tennis Australia and Tennis Victoria, all of our association competition team tennis has been suspended until further notice in the best interests of our community and the general public.
NSNTA and NSJTA competition players and parents are advised to keep updated by looking the the tennis association websites and

Our members will still have access to the courts, however, please exercise care, be mindful of your health risks and take particular attention to government and health department advice regarding your movements during this State of Emergency. Do not gather in large groups and avoid close proximity to others. IF YOU ARE UNWELL PLEASE SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. DO NOT PUT OTHERS AT RISK.

The situation will be carefully monitored by the associations to determine when it will be most appropriate to recommence the competitions and we would like to thank you for your understanding.

As our revenue will be impacted greatly, the committee would appreciate if you could please pay outstanding membership fees at your earliest convenience to our bank club bank account.- BSB 06 3253 A/c 1095 6580.

Should you have any queries in relation to this matter please contact us.

Take care!
Best Regards,
On Behalf of the Committee,
Deer Park Tennis Club Inc.