Book A Court (BAC) Hints, Tips & Troubleshooting Solutions

Overall the introduction of Book-a-Court at EPTC has proceeded very well. The notes below explain the system operation.

Those members that have experienced difficulties; predominantly with the one time system registration; have had issues resolved.

If anyone is having problems, please text your name and issue to me on 0438 759 245

Thanks,

Michael Tomlinson

 

 

Access to the Book-a-Court system is via the homepage of the club’s website: www.eptc.org.au

Click on the “Book A Court” tab and you will be taken to the Book-a-Court system home page for Eildon Park Tennis Club.

Court selection: The system defaults to court 5. If you’d prefer a different court click on the link “>View Booking sheet” which appears at the bottom of the box labelled “When do you want to play?”. Within the booking sheet you can view existing bookings and can select the day, time and court that you wish to book.

Presently the system is set up for users to book a maximum of 2 bookings of up to 120 minutes per booking. Bookings may be made up a week in advance. Based on feedback these parameters may be altered.

Gate opening time: The PIN will open the access gate 10 minutes before, and up until 10 minutes after, the booked time. However in the case of a “last minute” booking (i.e. made within 10 minute period before the booked time) the PIN will only be active from the time of the booking.

The general PIN code has been deactivated; all court users are now required to us the Book-a-Court system to reserve courts.

Guests: When making a court booking, when asked to check details there is the “+ ADD PLAYER” function. Members should add other Members and/or Guests that will be playing. A fee applies for Guests and this will be displayed for payment before the booking is finalised. The booking acknowledgement message will contain your 4 digit PIN for court access and Guests are provided a 5 digit PIN code which is usable for that booking.

Gate Access: All players should use the access gate at the southern end of the carpark (i.e. the gate next to the preschool centre), entering their PIN access code on the keypad on the right hand side of the gate as they enter the facility. This should be done for all bookings even if the gate is open due to competition, coaching or club event. If the gate is closed when you enter, please close it after you pass through.

On Court: All courts are subject to booking. Play on the court that you have booked and for the times booked. This requirement applies equally to Members, competition, coaching, club events and casual users. Players that have not booked may be asked to leave the facility.

If you have any difficulties, please text your name and issue to 0438 759 245 (Michael Tomlinson).

EPTC Members Survey – Summary of Results

 

Late last year the EPTC Committee conducted a comprehensive online survey of Members. This message provides feedback from the survey to Club Members and other Club stakeholders.

Over 70 responses were received with the majority of responses (50%) being from the 30 to 60 age group. Approximately 55% of participants have been Members of EPTC for 6 years or more.

Overall Members are highly satisfied with the facilities at EPTC.

90% of respondents indicated they were satisfied the competitions available at EPTC however with regard to social tennis, 50% indicated that they would like to see more organised social tennis. Hence the Committee is launching Wednesday night social tennis at 7:30pm on 31 January 2018. As per information already emailed, this will be an open, variable format dependent on attendees. It will be supported via a WhatsApp chat group. The social tennis will continue each Wednesday for as long as it is attended by Members.

It was expressed throughout all age groups that they would like organised tournaments such club championships. Any volunteers willing take on this task are welcome to contact EPTC’s Secretary.

On social aspects at the club, the survey indicated that EPTC does not feature strongly in Member’s social calendars due to time constraints and other activities. And as such social events organised by the club, such as Christmas function or group travel to tournaments, were unlikely to be well patronised.

Comments regarding the cost and approach to the coaching at EPTC have been passed to the Muscillo Tennis Academy (MUSTA). For clarity of Members, specific courts at EPTC are hired by MUSTA on an exclusive basis at agreed times for conduct of tennis coaching. MUSTA is a business independent of EPTC.

The more frequent communications provided by the Club are being positively received. The survey showed that Members would like to receive information at least once a month and the EPTC Secretary has commenced this regular communication with the January 2018 update emailed on 10 January. Expect further updates early each month. In addition, the EPTC website is constantly kept up to date and the Club’s Facebook and Instagram pages also provide current information.

In summary the survey showed that Members choose EPTC for the purpose of playing tennis at very good facilities. For competition players the Club was very highly regarded. Other aspects of playing tennis at EPTC have opportunities for improvement and the Committee will continue its endeavours to address those. Members are most welcome to contribute to the operation of the Club and are encouraged to contact the Club to become actively involved.

 

Best regards,

Michael Tomlinson

President

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*NEW* Wednesday Night Social Tennis

Launching in 2018, will be Wednesday night social tennis. This will be an inhouse, all abilities, all ages, mixed format so everyone is welcome!

Commencing on Wednesday 31st January at 7.30pm, initially the structure will be an open, variable format dependent on attendees and their preferences. This could include doubles, Fast4, singles, etc, followed by light snacks and drinks at bar prices. Cost is $4 per player per night which covers new balls and use of lights. Weekly communication will be via a WhatsApp chat group.

We encourage anyone who is interested to get your friends together and get down to the club on the first evening to give it a try. You do not need to commit to every week, however the more often you can attend, the more consistent the format will be.

If you have any questions, please contact Adrian Harper (0408 400 352, adrian@agilebroadcast.com.au) or Gary Clarke (0422 954 681, garyclarke1975@gmail.com).

Winter 2018 weekend tennis entries – Juniors and Seniors (Tennis Vic Pennant and WDTA comp)

Entries to play in the Winter 2018 weekend competitions for both Junior and Senior (Tennis Vic Pennant and WDTA) teams are now being taken.

The ONLY way to enter for these competitions is via an online registration system.  The details of the sites are provided below.

 Entries for JUNIOR competition teams can be made at:

https://www.trybooking.com/343229

 

Entries for SENIOR competition teams (Tennis Vic Pennant and WDTA) can be made at:

 https://www.trybooking.com/343228

 

Entries for both must be done by 5 February 2018.

Kind Regards

Stuart Draffin

Eildon Park TC

Activation of Book-a-Court

Thankyou to all EPTC Members that have renewed membership for 2017/18.

As part of the facility advancements at EPTC, we have activated the online court booking system that enables access to our facilities by the whole community. The cost of court usage for EPTC Members is zero and the information below outlines the procedures to complete your registration (if required) and for use of the courts.

The Book-a-Court system at Eildon Park Tennis Club has been activated and is now to be used for the booking of all courts. The general PIN code that has been used to open the gate will soon be invalid.

As previously advised the activation of this system has been preceded by alignment of the EPTC member database with the databases in Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia. Many Members have been automatically registered for Book-a-Court, but to complete the registration process in this system, some Members will receive within a few a days of this message a simple email from the system inviting you to register to the Book-a-Court system. If you do not receive this invitation email it means either:

  1. you are fully registered and can proceed to make bookings as per instructions below, or
  2. your EPTC Membership renewal may not be fully completed in which case you should take action as outlined further below.

If you are invited to complete your Book-a-Court registration simply click the link at the bottom of the invitation email to begin the process of completing your registration. Enter your preferred password combination and complete any personal details that are not already pre-populated. This step is necessary as the Book-a-Court system database is standalone from other systems used by EPTC, Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia.

Once completed, you are registered and then may make court bookings.

Access to the Book-a-Court system is via the homepage of the club’s website: www.eptc.org.au

Click on the “Book A Court” tab and you will be taken to the Book-a-Court system home page for Eildon Park Tennis Club. To see court availability click on the link “>View Booking sheet” which appears at the bottom of the box labelled “When do you want to play?”. Within the booking sheet you can view existing bookings and can select the day, time and court that you wish to book. When you create a booking the system will request your login information. Follow the instructions including adding players to your booking. At the conclusion of your booking, the system will generate an acknowledgement message, email and (if selected) an SMS. The acknowledgement message will contain your 4 digit PIN for court access.

Cost for court usage by EPTC Members is zero. However should any non-member guests be added to the booking there is a fee payable during the booking process. This fee is calculated when you use the “+add player” function to your booking. Guests are provided a 5 digit PIN code which is usable for that booking.

You can elect to send SMS notifications of the court booking to your EPTC players and guests.

You can access the courts 10 minutes prior to the start of your booking time.

All players should use the access gate at the southern end of the carpark (i.e. the gate next to the preschool centre), entering their PIN access code on the keypad on the right hand side of the gate as they enter the facility. This should be done for all bookings even if the gate is open due to competition, coaching or club event. If the gate is closed when you enter, please close it after you pass through.

Play on the court that you have booked and for the times booked. This requirement applies equally to Members, competition, coaching, club events and casual users.

For those that do not receive the Book-a-Court system invitation email by 26 December, please text your name to 0438 759 245 (Michael Tomlinson) who will confirm the status of your EPTC Membership and Book-a-Court registration. It is likely that your membership details have been renewed later than the time of our upload into the Book-a-Court database and due to the time of year there may be a slight delay to further align the required information.

Should you have questions regarding operation of the Book-a-Court system, please do not hesitate to contact me. The system provides a number of significant advantages including full visibility of court availability and a mechanism for all tennis players (EPTC Members and fee paying casual users) to access the courts. The EPTC Committee trusts that this initiative enhances your use and enjoyment of the EPTC playing facilities.

Best regards,

Michael Tomlinson

President

Thank you Sam Groth

A huge thank you to Sam Groth for dedicating his time and knowledge to Muscillo Tennis Academy and Rowville Sports Academy High Performance Squads.

Sam’s inspirational words and support to our players, his knowledge of pro tour tennis and competing against the worlds best in Rafa, Roger and Andy recently was of great benefit to all.

 

Finals results

What a great week it was for all teams competing in finals. Here are the results:

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.  Congratulations to Leona Tuttleby, Amanda Topliff, Rachel Taylor, Jenny Morgan, Leanne Marshall.  Great effort by Alison Flynn, Jacinta Holmes, Tracey McLardy, Claudia Orellana and Amanda Stephens.

KDNTA Mixed Doubles Section 1 – EPTC were runners-up to Parker Reserve at Batterham Park.  Great effort by Chris Draper, Tim Hubbard, Giuliana Saggin, Jo Mitchell, Cheryl Soligo, Siobhan Owen and Kaylene Burridge.

Tuesday night 28 November 2017

KDNTA Mens Doubles Section 3 – WIN by EPTC in the 7th set (played after a drawn result following the completion of the usual 6 sets) against Montrose at FTG. Congratulations to Michael Siwes, Stuart Naylor, Dean McEwan, Greg Carrick and Jon Arnold.

Wednesday night: 29 November 2017

KDNTA Mixed Doubles Section 2 – WIN by EPTC 5 sets to 1 against Montrose at Montrose. Congratulations to Con Starvropoulos, Les Firth, Donna Thompson, Kirsty Morgan, Katelyn Harper and Di Harper.

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.

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.