EPTC Night Tennis Grand Final Information

Hi EPTC Members.

The current season of night tennis competition is drawing to a close.

EPTC entered a total of 18 teams in the 2 association competitions offering night tennis in our region (Waverley District; 3 teams, and Knox District; 15 teams).

We have 7 teams that made it to their respective Grand Final, 2 of which have been played resulting in wins to EPTC.

The schedule for remaining Grand Finals is below.

If you’d like to participate in the next season of night tennis competitions commencing end of January 2018, please contact me at Nighttennis@eptc.org.au

Best regards,

Stuart Naylor

EPTC Night Tennis Convenor


Thursday night: 23 November 2017

KDNTA Singles/Doubles Section 1 – WIN by EPTC by 1 game versus Batterham Park (played at FTG). Congratulations to Ryan Draffin, Zac Clifford and Chris Draper.

KDNTA Singles/Doubles Section 6 – WIN by EPTC by 6 games versus Heathmont (played at Heathmont).  Congratulations to Jake Kenney, Mohammad Alkinani and Abdullah Mitri.

Monday night: 27 November 2017

WDTA Ladies Doubles A Reserve 1, EPTC vs EPTC…this is highest section offered, fantastic to have 2 teams in the Grand Final

KDNTA Mixed Doubles Section 1 – EPTC versus Parker Reserve at Batterham Park

Tuesday night 28 November 2017

KDNTA Mens Doubles Section 3 – EPTC versus Montrose at FTG

Wednesday night: 29 November 2017

KDNTA Mixed Doubles Section 2 – EPTC versus Montrose at Montrose

Good luck to players and teams still to play their Grand Finals.

Sam Groth is coming to EPTC !!

EPTC Head Coach, Adrian Muscillo of MUSTA, has made arrangements for SAM GROTH to participate in their squad training session on Monday 4th December from 6.00-7.30pm. Members and friends are welcome to come along to the club to view this session. Please note all courts will be in use for this squad training session.

Sam will speak with the players, assist with coaching throughout the squad and then stay for photos with squad players.

Sam was born in Narrandera in NSW and holds the record for World’s Fastest Serve at 263 km/hr. He had a career high ranking 2 years ago as world number 52 and has played recently against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Sam has been ranked as high as 24 in the world for doubles and has represented Australia in Davis Cup on numerous occasions as well as having played in all four of the grand slams.

Whilst Sam will be on court with the MUSTA squad players, please feel free to come down and watch this special event!

Best regards,

Michael Tomlinson


Member Survey

Hello EPTC Members,

Eildon Park Tennis Club is gearing up towards a busy time of the year with Summer approaching and plenty of daylight hours for you to enjoy the club and its facilities.

We believe we are fortunate to have a great club with enviable facilities. To continue delivering a great community club environment and experience, we are seeking your input, thoughts and contribution.

You have been emailed a quick 5-minute survey we ask you to complete.

Please complete the survey prior to 20 November 2017.

Once the results (confidential) are collated and analysed, we’ll share the results with you. The information received will be used by the Committee to help guide its work program going into 2018 and beyond.

Mid Week Ladies Competition


Team entries are currently being finalised for Mid-Week Ladies Season 1 2018, with competition beginning Thursday 8th February 2018. We currently field 4 teams on a Thursday over various grades and always welcome new ladies who would like to play.

At the moment we only have teams on a Thursday however there are midweek team competitions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Teams are 4-5 players, so if you know a group of ladies who might be interested, we can register a new team on any of these days.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in playing or adding your name to the emergency list pool for occasional play, please contact me at jomitchell15@bigpond.com or 0402484518 by next Friday 3rd November 2017.

All the best,

Jo Mitchell

Midweek Ladies Convenor

Ready to play night tennis in 2018?

Are you interested in getting started in a night tennis competition for 2018?  Now is the time to get on board!  Team entries are currently being prepared for Season 1 2018, with competition beginning the week commencing 29 January 2018.

There are a variety of options and playing standards available on Monday through to Thursday nights each week.

New teams or individuals are welcome.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in playing night tennis in 2018, please contact me at nighttennis@eptc.org.au or 0403001275 by this Friday 27 October 2017.

All the best,

Stuart Naylor

Night Tennis Convenor


Relaunch of EPTC Instagram

Do you love Instagram? Would you like to help the tennis club in a capacity that you’re comfortable with? We’ve got some great plans to change the ways we communicate with our members, and we need a volunteer like you to help make it happen.

We’re relaunching our Instagram page and we’re looking for a member who already loves using Instagram to manage the page for us. You’ll be provided with basic guidelines but have the freedom to follow your intuition, research, and experience.

  • Choose and post images or videos 3-4 times a week.
  • Like and repost posts from other accounts, and leave comments where appropriate, including with friends and influencers in our community.
  • Follow appropriate accounts, friends, and influencers in our community

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in helping with, please contact Leanne to discuss further (secretary@eptc.org.au, 0418378768)

2017 Annual General Meeting – 27 August 2017 at 11am.

2017 Annual General Meeting – 27 August 2017 at 11am.

Hello Everyone,

It’s that time of year again when we have the Club AGM. This years meeting will be held on the 27th of August at 11am at the EPTC Club Rooms.

After many years of hard work, a number of our longstanding committee members have decided it’s time to step aside and allow others to take an active role in the Clubs future. These members have made significant contributions to the development of Eildon Park Tennis Club, not just as a tennis club, but as a valuable and important community asset. We owe these people a significant debt.

The “changing of the guard” represents a significant moment in our club’s history. This is both an exciting and challenging opportunity for us. Our club is the envy of many others and one we should be rightly proud of. This has not occurred by sheer luck.

With this in mind, I invite you all to seriously consider what role you can play in the future of Eildon Park Tennis Club. Even a small role assisting a convenor or subcommittee would be enormously beneficial to the club. We need your help now more than ever. We are a community based club reliant on community input for the future benefit of our community. The satisfaction and stimulation you get from being involved in a club such as ours is directly proportional to what we as individuals put into it.

This is your opportunity to make a positive difference in our club and community.

Kind Regards,

Grant Dickson

Vice President

Committee Nomination form – 2017

Irabina Hot Shots Program

Eildon Park Tennis Club recently held a Hot Shots program for Autistic children from Irabina Autism Services.  There were 27 children over the 2 day program which included a visit from Federal MP Alan Tudge and Knox Mayor Darren Pearce.  The program was made possible due to funding and donations from Tennis Victoria.  We aim to continue the program during the September school holidays and into 2018.  Many thanks to the Committee Members who attended, AJ and his coaching team and to all who donated items for the tennis show bags for the children.  The feedback from Irabina is that the children had a very positive experience and to see the joy on their faces was very rewarding.

Irabina Autism Services has presented EPTC with a framed certificate of appreciation which will proudly hang in the clubrooms.

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