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       Lobethal Tennis Club

Come and Play with us this year.

News

October 2019

The tennis season has begun and we saw all 4 Lobethal teams out after dark playing in the Tuesday Night tennis competition playing mixed doubles.    This weekend the seniors start on Saturday afternoons and next week Juniors coaching and competition start.

Juniors - Friday night tennis has been a popular addition to the junior schedule and whilst we are continuing with the Orange and Green Ball competitions, this season Friday night matches will be extended to Division One for both girls and boys.  HTA will coordinate junior teams for Country Carnival once again this year.  Registration will be available via HTA website and we will inform all our members when this has opened.  Country Carnival will be held at Kensington Lawn Tennis club again this year commencing January 9th.

Uniforms - The club has offered all players a subsidized Lobethal Tennis club shirt.  if you have not taken up this offer at the come & try registration day, Worklocker in Mt Barker can take your order and we will reimburse part costs on receipt.

And we are thrilled to announce our Gold sponsors this year are Kleemann funerals, Lobethal Community Pharmacy, Hughes Construction, Thomas foods international and John Gardner MP.  Klose's supermarkets remains our Platinum sponsor and we are ever grateful for the support of these community minded entity's.  thank you for all the active sport support.

August 2019


Our AGM is complete and the committee is in good form and we are all working towards the next Tennis season.  First on the Agenda is the Registration & Come & Try day on Sunday 25 August, 10am to midday.


Please come along to the Tennis Courts on the Sunday just to say Hi and register your interest or your team.  Night tennis on Tuesday nights is very popular, so the sooner you get your name down the better.



Tennis teams for both junior and senior, need to be submitted to the Hills Tennis Association in early September, and we will then open up the courts for some casual practice before the Season starts after the long weekend in October.


the committee
July 2019

Winter greetings to you all.   Our AGM has been publicised on Facebook and below is the Agenda.  We are meeting Thursday 25 July at the Lobethal Hotel – 7 pm.

 

All Committee positions will be vacated and we encourage anyone interested in nominating or just helping out in some way for the Club should come along to the AGM.  We are a small committee that is meets about 6-7 times a year and enjoys a get together.  Once the new committee is formed, we will be full steam ahead into the new season that starts in October.

 

In the meantime – take advantage of those sunny days and get out for a walk and keep active.  We hope to see you at the Lobethal Hotel next Thursday 25th @ 7pm.


The 18/19 Season is done and dusted and we are looking ahead to 2020 can you believe it.

The committee has taken a short break after another fantastic season.  We will be looking for new committee members to join us in July for the oncoming season.  We are a small social committee that meet around 8 times a year and usually at the pub for dinner.  Please give us a hoi, if you would like to come along.  The AGM will most likely be in July this year, and that is the time we would love you to come aboard.

Pictures and award winners from our 2018/2019 Season & Presentation Night can be found in the more/Gallery tab. Thank you so much to everyone who attended tonight. It was a wonderful turn out and great to have you all there. To our committee, coaches and all the parental volunteers who help out each week, it wouldn’t be the success it is without you, and we thank you.   Cheers to another fabulous season 🎾

November 2018

And just like that, the tennis season is upon us! Night players have taken to the courts with the Spring season weather being very unpredictable.  Saturday Seniors have also started, and this will be closely followed by our Juniors and then our Hot Shots Program for 2018/19.


The Committee is thrilled to announce that a total of 18 teams have been nominated in Night, Junior and Senior HTA competitions and our Club continues to thrive. A huge thank you to our Coordinators for their work to date.


A record 6 sides have been nominated for the Tuesday night Spring competition, we have 4 Senior Saturday teams and a total of 8 Junior sides this season with official group coaching sessions commencing on Tuesday 16th October before matches start on Friday 19th (Orange Ball) / Saturday 20th (Green and Yellow Ball).


Senior practice is on Thursday nights and to-date all 4 courts are being used which is great to see.  Seniors - even if you don't have a partner to practice with, come on out and join in.


The tennis nets are now up permanently & regular court use is as follows:
Tuesdays Junior coaching 5 - 7pm & Night tennis from 7pm
Wednesdays Junior coaching from 4pm
Thursdays Senior practice from 5:30pm
Fridays Orange ball from 6:00pm
Saturdays Junior & Senior Competition

Outside of these times, the courts are available for Member use. COURT KEYS can be collected from the Lobethal Hotel front bar. A refundable deposit of $10 is required. If you do borrow a key, please remember to return it to the Hotel straight after use.

August 2018
We are off and away & stating to organise the new season and its going to be another ripper.  We have had our AGM and the first committee meeting for the new season.  We have new faces on our committee & are looking forward to another great season of tennis.

Our first event is the come and try registration day as teams will need to be in by the first week in September for the October start.

Come and Try / Registration Day
Sunday 26 August.  10am to midday.

All Players of all ages welcome

Hot Shots, Orange Ball

Saturday Junior & Senior competition

Tuesday Nights Mixed Doubles Senior competition

Hot shots to Junior Coaching by Scott & Olivia Hughes

 

Free Sausage Sizzle


If you cannot attend, please email your interest to:

tennis@lobethaltennisclub.org


July 2018

APRIL 2018

A huge thank you to our Sponsors, life members, members and parents driving kids around.  It has been another fantastic season for the Lobethal Tennis Club with more people on our blue courts than ever before.    


Coaching - Thankyou to Scott & Oliva Hughes - Tuesday & Wednesday coaching afternoons and Hot Shots was amazing. 50 kids in coaching this year and alot of coordination required. Thank you to Olivia for fitting this in with Year 12 last year also.  With over 100 playing members in competition over Tuesday & Friday nights, Saturday morning and afternoons, it has been a highly successful and busy season.  Of the 10 Junior teams in the competition from Orange ball to Green ball & juniors comps, 9 of the teams made it into Finals. Premiership to the Traditional Men Div 2 with the new Mt Torrens lads, Premiership 3rd year in a row to the Div 1 Girls & a wonderful result of our gorgeous two Greenball teams taking 1st and 2nd flags this year.  So proud of our members.


We finished the season with a Presentation night with awards and dinner and our No.1 player Simon Jaensch presenting awards to the best juniors in the club, and Scott and Oliva looking after their juniors also.  Our aim is to get more of the juniors to play up in seniors and keep our club strong and healthy.


This last season we were successful in gaining a grant for Screens from: Office o f Recreation & Sport & the Adelaide Hills Council along with a further  Grant for program & equipment.  Our club is stronger for having the support from these funding bodies.  Thank you so much.


With our courts parters of the Lobethal Netball club we were able to achieve Lino on the floor of the canteen, cupboards, BBQ tables, garden beds, screens on courts, new locks on shed doors, outside scensor light to name a few all in our beautiful surroundings of the Lobethal Recreation Ground.

Presentation night 2018

Join fellow members and supporters to celebrate another year of tennis and to recognise individual and team achievements.

Dinner only $5 per person. Lasagne, chips, salad and assorted desserts.

Presentations include:
-Kloses Supermarket Junior Player of the Year
-Scott Hughes Coaches Award
-Orange Ball and Hot Shots Participation Awards
-Introduction of Junior Teams
-Grand Final Winner Presentations
-Season 2017/18 Lou Dicker Club Award

End of season raffle to be drawn.

Get behind your club and enjoy a wonderful community night of celebrations.

MARCH 2018

Wrap up of Grand Final results from yesterday - some decided by the closest of margins

Congratulations to 2017/18 Premiers:
Traditional Mens Div 2
Junior Girls Div 1
Green Ball Div 2 - Lobethal

Commiserations to Runners Up teams:
Traditional Ladies Div 2
Doubles Div 2
Green Ball Div 2 - Lobethal Gold

We thank our players and supporters for competing and cheering in good spirit. A great day for our Club and Hills Tennis.

WELL PLAYED TIGERS

December 2017

We are almost half way through the season and about to break for Christmas and the school holidays. We ask before the break if you could please log in to www.tennis.com.au and confirm you and/or your child/s details if you haven’t already.


This season so far has been really successful with all juniors and Hot Shots participants improving and getting a lot from our wonderful coaches Scott and Olivia Hughes. The Seniors’ teams are all enjoying being active and also getting some great results.


Over Christmas please try and make the most of our new courts and have a hit with friends and family. They are there for you to enjoy and the Summer break is perfect for this. On behalf of the Lobethal Tennis Club Committee we would like to thank you for being members of our Club and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Travel safely, enjoy time with your family and we’ll see you back in late January when the season recommences.

We have been successful in securing an additional grant to cover the full cost of the court screens which will be installed early in the new year. These screens will not only block dust and wind from the car park, they will protect the courts from flying debris and also improve ball visibility for players. The screens, some new picnic tables & bench will be put up in January before the first seniors game.

Your committee.


September 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

Spring is here, the netball season over, which means the warmer weather and tennis nets up this weekend.   The committee has been very busy in the last couple of weeks and its going to be a great season.  With most teams now submitted to the Hills Tennis Association, we are looking to have some 8 senior day and night teams and a massive 10 junior teams for the new season. We would also like to welcome the Mt Torrens family's and players to the club, and hope you have a great season.  Our Come and Try Day on August 27th was successful and we were delighted to see some new faces.    We just need some sunny weather and the Lobethal Tennis club is ready to win.


Klose's supermarkets are our Major sponsor again for the next 3 years and without the support of this family business over the last 100 years the club would not be where it is today.  Please support our Major sponsor and shop at Klose's.



New wind and dust screens for the courts

In the last 3 years we have upgraded the clubhouse, resurfaced the courts in Australian Blue & have been busy applying for grants to make more improvements to the courts. We are delighted to advise we have been successful in our application for another grant for further upgrade of the playing area at the courts.  The courts can be susceptible to dust blowing off the car park. Mesh screens on 2 sides will substantially reduce the dust storm type wind that blows onto the courts when players are either in coaching or in competition. The impact will promote a safer environment for all ages. The mesh screens will also protect the courts surface from gathering dust and flying objects and make the courts less slippery in the winter for the netball players who play in wet weather. The 70% density of the weave allows only 30% of the wind to flow through the fabric. Dust and wind protection gives longevity to the courts surface also.

We have also voted as a committee to not increase our membership fees and not match surrounding clubs, to try and remain competitive and within reach of families wishing to play tennis. 

Bring on Summer and tennis.

AUGUST 2017

After all this rain - we cannot stop thinking about sunshine and getting out on the courts and running around in the sun.  Bring on the Tennis Season!  This means shaking out the legs and its time to start thinking fitness for tennis which is only 2 months away. 

The Lobethal Tennis Club has had their AGM and we have new members to the committee bursting with energy and ideas.  With some old faces on the committee and some new, we are getting set for a beauty of a season coming ahead.  Di Farrell is your president, Karin Barry is Vice President & Juniors Recording, Scott Hughes is our coach and also Junior Manager & we are very excited to advise that Olivia Hughes will be coaching this year as well.  We are playing in the Hills Tennis Association and next we are ordering tennis balls and forming teams.

At the end of August there will be a come and try - Sun 27th Aug (10-12 noon). This is a perfect opportunity if you don't have a team to come along and try or if you have not played before - then come along and we will see what we can do.  Start thinking about teams and whether you would like to play Saturday or night competition tennis. Remember, its not too late to try something new or get better at what you already can do.

There are some new team formats for Seniors with Senior Saturdays teams of:
Traditional Div 1 men & women playing doubles best of 3 sets & singles best of 3 sets.  Traditional Div 2 men & women playing doubles best of 3 sets & singles of one set to 9 games
Traditional Div 3 & 4 playing doubles best of 3 sets & singles of one set to 6 games
Mixed Doubles comp -  of Div 2 and lower can be a team of 4 players (being any mix of gender) and each rubber is a 6 game with a tie break at 6 all.
Night Tennis remains unchanged at a 6 game with a tiebreak at 5 all.

Finally if you have used MYOB before or would like to learn, we are in search of a treasurer.  Please contact either Karin or Di on the committee if you are interested.  It is an easy role to hold if you would like to join in.

JUNE 2017

 

Last night we met and discussed the 2017/18 season as a committee.  The first on the Agenda was planning the AGM on Wednesday 26 July.  At the AGM we will farewell the old committee and welcome the new. 

The Lobethal Tennis Club committee is a small group of flexible people who want to help the Tennis club be better.  We would love your help whether it is small or large contribution.  We accept that everyone has busy lives and move the 8 or so committee meetings around everyone's busy lifestyle.  Please join us.  We need your help.

The season ahead is looking good and the club is in a strong position.  We are wanting to make some fresh changes to the clubhouse and offer players more than other clubs.  If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear them.


The Lobethal Tennis Club committee

MARCH 2017 

The 2016/17 Tennis Season has come to an end and our club has had another fantastic season.  All up we have had a very good cross section and participation in all levels of tennis being juniors, orange ball, greenball, hot shots and in the adults Mens and Ladies traditional teams and night tennis.  All players improved their game and had fun too.  

 

9 Junior teams:

1 x Orange Ball – Friday night comp.  These kids have all come up from Hot Shots

2 x Green Ball teams

3 x Junior Girls teams

3 x Junior Boys teams


9 kids in Hot Shots program

Hot Shots – we have been offering a 10 week program for $50 which is MUCH cheaper than some other clubs are doing.  Plus with the current sports initiative of $50 funding these kids played tennis for free.  Further to this we will be encouraging kids to move up from Hot shots  Program to coaching next year (if not ready for matches).   


In the above numbers we have had both a boys and girls teams in the Div 1 comps and also teams in modified comps (Green and Orange ball).  

 

3 Senior Saturday teams:

Mens Div 1

Mens Div 3

Ladies Div 2

 

Spring and Summer nights teams

4 x Spring Nights teams over Tuesday and Wednesday nights

2 x summer Nights teams – Tuesday nights


Results

We had 6 teams battling it out in Semi/Elimination Finals week being the 

Girls Div 1, Boys Div 1, Greenball Div 2, Mens Traditional Div 3, Ladies Traditional Div 2 & the Summer Nights Div 2 Tomcats. With the Div 1 Girls, Traditional Ladies and the Summer Nights Tomcats team taking the premiership.  Well done tigers.


In the new season of 2017/18 we will be offering very completive

pricing for juniors to play in seniors matches.  We want players to keep playing tennis with us.  Stay tuned and have a great rest.

FEBRUARY 2017

Can you believe it’s February already!  For those sentimentalists wasn't having Roger win the Australian Open was fantastic.  Tennis looks so easy when viewed from the lounge, wouldn't it be great if it it could be translated onto the court.

 

However, it’s time to turn our attention back to our own club and finish the season with some great tennis and good times.  We are now only 4 weeks away from Finals.  So its time to bring out the shots and play your best tennis.


We have experienced some massively hot weather over the last week which meant our junior coaching and Hot Shots programs were made to observe the Hills Tennis Association Heat Policy match guidelines of:

 


Cancellation of all sessions if the TV weather forecast for Mount Barker is 36 degrees C or higher on the following day

Lobethal Tennis Club committee.

DECEMBER 2016


The resurfacing is complete & it looks and is fantastic.  This photo was taken on Friday night at the Orange ball competition.  A great result for the Lobethal Tennis club and the community.


Our special guests were Rebekha Sharkie MP, Office of Recreation & Sport, Tennis SA & ClubsSA.  We were thrilled to have them visit our courts for some official recognition to thank those who made the resurfacing possible.


Our spring Night Tennis season is almost at the end and we break for Christmas.  The summer Night Tennis season is open for registrations now.  If you are interested in playing in the Mixed Doubles comp on either Tuesday or wednesday nights from January to March - please contact us now on info@lobethaltennisclub.org.


All teams are back following the normal program and wishing you a great week.

August 2016

Spring is fast approaching which means the warmer weather and tennis season is just around the corner, and we are excited.


Our Come and Try Day and Working Bee on August 21st was successful. Getting the nets up after a long winter and the sun shining on the morning made for a great day. Nice to see new members to the 2016/17 season out and hitting the ball and enjoying BBQ brunch.


We also have some exciting news to share…. We are going blue this season. New courts are on the horizon after being successful recipients of grants recently.  We have published a newsletter with more information - please take some time to catch up and get involved.  (click here for newsletter pdf)
Team nominations must be finalised for the Hills Tennis Association by early September so if you are interested in playing this year now is the time to let us know

We are hoping for more seniors to join the ranks this year and are aiming for Seniors Div 1 Mens, Div 1 Ladies and we have a new Div 3 Traditional Mens team together so it’s looking positive. We want more juniors to play up in the senior comp, so if you or your child would like some more tennis – speak up – we want to put you in a team.

We will have a strong representation in our Juniors this year and are hoping to get 8 junior teams on the courts including Orange Ball, Green Ball and Open juniors including a Div 1 Girls and Div 1 Boys. Some of our Hot Shot beginners from last year will be moving up to play on Saturday mornings so it’s looking to be a great season for the juniors already and we wish them a fun season of tennis ahead.


Matches for Season 2016/17 commence:

 Nights:           Tuesday 4th October

Juniors:          Saturday 15th October

Seniors:          Saturday 8th October




August 2016

Dear Members and Supporters

Spring is around the corner and it’s time to start thinking TENNIS

Our Club had a really successful season in 15/16 and your Committee is working very hard to secure funding to give our courts a facelift so Season 16/17 is shaping up to be even better.

 

Team nominations must be finalised for the Hills Tennis Association by early September so if you are interested in playing this year, come to our Come and Try / Registration morning or complete the Registration form here!

 


COME & TRY 

Sunday 21 August10am - midday

Lobethal Recreation Ground courts

Free sausage sizzle


If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining our Club, please forward this information to them.

 

March 2016
We arrived at the end of the Tennis season with 7 out of 9 Saturday competition teams in the finals.  Semi finals all 7 teams were still in it to win it.   On Grand final day we had 5 teams up for the day and what a Grand Final weekend it was. 5 teams playing off for their respective flags and so much great tennis.  A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our 2015/16 Season Premiers:

Girls Division 1  ,  Mens Division 3,  Green Ball Division 2


The Boys Division 2 side came a very close Runners Up, losing to Summertown by ONE GAME and the Traditional Ladies Division 1 team put up a gallant effort against a powerful Stirling unit after injury to #1 lady Mary Harrison in the top doubles.


Over the 5 matches played, there were an amazing 8 tiebreakers with honours going to Jack Maxwell with the highest tiebreak score of 15-13. Thankfully he won that one so it was all worth it!

An AMAZING day for our Club and, as the photos show, much fun had by all.


"The old saying that goes ...  if you treat every match like a grand final, except the grand final which you treat like any other match, we think is a bit of rubbish.  If you don't get goose bumps thinking about playing in the big GF your not focused enough. It's time to find that bit extra and lift for your team mates and your club. So proud of all of you , this has to be one of the most successful years ever.


February 2016

Matches resume on Saturday 30th January and there will be an open coaching night on Wednesday 27th January from 4.30pm – all welcome! 

Normal coaching days and times will resume the following week.

Hot Shots will resume early in Term 1 and we will send out details in the New Year.

Our Club had 5 representatives at the recent WTC Country Carnival event at Memorial Drive. Congratulations to Olivia and Maddie Hughes, Nick Allen, Tomas and Jenna Barry for a very successful week of tennis in very hot conditions:

Teams Event:
Girls 14 and Under Div 1 Winners (Maddie)
Girls 12 and Under Div 1 Runners Up (Jenna)
Mixed Open Runners Up (on a countback) (Olivia)

Individual Event:
Girls 12 and Under Singles and Doubles Winner (Jenna)
Girls 16 and Under Doubles Winner (Maddie)
Girls 14 and Under Singles Runner Up (Maddie)
Boys 14 and Under Singles Runner Up (Tomas)
Womens Doubles Runner Up (Olivia)
Womens Open Singles 3rd Place (Olivia)

Not a bad haul ... GO TIGERSDates to remember:
24-26 January - Closed Junior Tournament

30 January - Juniors are back on the court

30 & 31 January - The Dog Show is on the main oval at the Recreation Ground

Sat 6 Febrary - Tennis & Cricket fundraising night at the Recreation Ground


December 2015
This is the last weekend of junior tennis until next next year when Junior tennis resumes on Saturday 30 January 2016. 


Next Tues 15 December - 7pm @ night - are the finals for the night tennis Spring season and we are delighted to announce that the Div 1 & the Div 3 Tuesday night teams are in the finals at home.  Come along at 7pm to see both teams play to win.  Support your club.


Wed 23 December - the Lobethal Xmas Pageant & the Lobethal Recreation Ground Xmas Float invites anyone involved with the Lobethal Football, Netball, Cricket, Tennis or Polocrosse clubs to join in on the Christmas float at the Lobethal Christmas Pageant on Wednesday, 23 December.   Meet at 7pm at Noske Court off the Main Street and look for the black Ford Focus with all the black and gold balloons.  The more the merrier - wear your Tigers gear, paint your face, bring mum and dad, and bring a bag of wrapped lollies to throw and enjoy the festivities of the night.   Parents can collect children from the Lobethal Rec Ground oval at the end of the pageant if they are not walking with the float.


So thats the next 2 months sorted for Tennis.  Wishing you a very safe & Merry Christmas. 

 


December 2016

Our Saturday and Night teams are now well into their respective seasons, all flying the flag for our wonderful Club.  Results are now up to date for Saturday competitions with current ladder positions being:


Traditional Ladies Division 1            4th

Traditional Mens Division 3              1st

Junior Girls Division 1                       2nd

Junior Girls Division 2                       7th

Junior Girls Division 5                       5th

Junior Boys Division 2                      2nd

Junior Boys Division 8                      4th

Green Ball Division 2                        1st

Green Ball Division 4                        3rd

 

Hot Shots is on again, with 10 enthusiastic participants ready to learn some skills and have some fun on Wednesday afternoons.


Tennis Australia’s new competition management and results software, Match Centre, is now populated with teams, players, fixtures and weekly results.

NIGHT TENNIS - move to the dark side.

4 teams are participating in the Tuesday Nights competition.  Results entry for these competitions are still incomplete but all teams are enjoying their hits when weather permits.


The Spring season of night tennis has passed the half way mark and so it is time to think about the Summer season. The Summer season of night tennis will again be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and kicks off on Tuesday 12 January 2016 and Wednesday 13 January 2016. Grand finals will be played on 22 and 23 March.  Nominations are to be emailed to info@lobethaltennisclub.org   by 7 December 2015.    Nominations are being called for Mixed teams of 2 men and 2 women.     If you don't have a team and would like to have a go, join a team or are unsure - definitely send us a quick email or Call Di Farrell on 0418 481 671 to discuss options.  We are desperate for new players - some please come and join in the fun.


Everything is going just great.  Enjoy your tennis & your week.

November


Lobethal Tennis Club Hot Shots Community Play Program for 2015/16 starts next week. If you’re looking to introduce your child to a sport, tennis is a great option on many levels. It’s equally mental as it is physical, therefore promoting both strong psychological and physiological development.


HOT SHOTS

Where:                       Lobethal Recreation Ground Tennis Courts

When:                         4.00pm Wednesdays – 10 x ½ hour sessions

Commencing:              Wednesday 4th November

Cost:                           $50 per participant

 

Please complete a registration form and bring it along to the first session.  You may be able to cover the cost of the program with the SA Government Sports Vouchers if you have not yet used the voucher for your child this year.  See the registration form for further details.

The primary school and early-secondary school years are a crucial time during which children acquire coordination and complex technical skills. If they play several games or sports during this period they enjoy significant physical advantages over kids who don’t experience or engage with sport.


Tennis in particular provides countless physical benefits for children of this age. It develops their hand-eye coordination, gross motor control (through court movement and ball striking), fine motor control (through finessed drop shots and angled volleys), balance and body coordination, all the while building acceleration, speed, leg strength, agility and flexibility. Tennis also promotes overall good health in children – improved bone strength and density, and a robust immune system.  From a psychological standpoint, children who play tennis develop skills and strategies that will also serve them well in life off the court.

 

 Match Centre

This has replaced the Results Vault for competition (results, ladders, fixtures) and player stats.  Karin our Treasurer has spent alot of time working thru the match centre and has been able to enter all team squads (Night and Saturday comps) which is required before match results information can be updated.  She was also able to enter some results so the Lobethal Tennis Club is up to date with results from the first 2 weeks of competition (and one week for juniors).

 

However, as some Clubs are yet to even get access to the system there is still some time to go before its up and fully operational. On the positive, Australia wide, the HTA is quite ahead of the game and we are certainly leading the way with this new software within SA.  Progress is being made, as areas of the program are being de-bugged, so there is hope that we will be in full operation in a few weeks. If you would like to have a look, you are all able to request a log in to Match Centre http://leagues.tennis.com.au/ and you can search by Club, Competition (League), Team or Player.  Eventually, it will be via these individual log ins that match results are entered each week. 

 

My Tennis

This is an upgrade of the existing membership software and is what is required to be maintained for our players to be covered by Tennis Australia insurance.  Once My Tennis is populated and working OK, we will also have the functionality to use this database as the central point for emailing members and sending SMS messages.   This is great news as it means that this data won’t need to be recreated if records are lost or computers crash.

 

All Junior & Senior nights & Saturday teams seem to be out there enjoying themselves and playing some great tennis.  So thats all for now.  Enjoy your week.

 



October 2015

I hope the first 2 weeks of the 15/16 Summer Season went well for you! We had some lovely tennis weather, and from all reports, everyone is up and running and back into it.

 

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Tennis Australia’s new competition management and results software….. At this point, the HTA is unable to enter any match results into the new system as it appears that it has not been fully tested before its release. They are currently working on fixing a number of issues and bugs that have appeared since the software was released on 1 October.

 

In the meantime, a couple of things for all players to note:

·         Please complete the scoresheet fully before your match begins – this is an official rule and prevents any real or perceived intention to decide who will play who once the first round of doubles is complete. All player names must be filled in before any set begins.

·         All Senior Saturdays home-team players are expected to supply something for afternoon tea – once again this is in our rules, and it makes for an enjoyable and sociable afternoon. It helps build the friendliness and community spirit we are proud of at the HTA.

·         Please be on time to your match. If a player knows they are going to be late, it is a courtesy for the team captain to inform the opposition team well before the match (ie the day before). Negotiations can be made between captains to arrange for that player to start their sets slightly later than the usual start time. Any player who arrives after 2.00 pm forfeits all of their sets for the match.

 

Hot Shots
Hot Shots will commence on Wednesday November 4 and will run for 5 consecutive weeks. A further 5 weeks will be held in February 2016.  The cost for the 10 week program is $50 and can be fully subsidised by the SA Government Sports Vouchers Program. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website or email

 

Canteen - A roster will be circulated to juniors (via Team Managers) of teams responsible for supervising the canteen each Saturday. Shifts are either 8.30-10.30 or 10.30-12.30. A baking roster will also been developed so that we can offer fresh cakes/muffins and cookies for sale each week. If you like to bake, or don’t but would like to help out the Club, please contact either Di or Leonie Stafford to offer your services.


State Foundation Cup

Congratulations to Maddie Hughes and Tomas Barry for being selected to represent the Hills/Murray/Fleurieu region in the Foundation Cup event held in Berri over the October school holidays. Maddie’s team (Under 13 Girls) took out their age group and Tomas’ team (Under 15 Boys) came a very close second.  Both had an extremely enjoyable week in the Riverland, playing against teams from all areas of regional SA.

 
The other big push is Fast 4 Tennis – Tennis Australia want Clubs to run their own comps in Feb 2016.  Will be aimed at people who love to play tennis but are not able to commit to competition (short, midweek commitment required only with no traveling to away courts).

If you havn't liked our facebook page - get onto it now for the latest news and updates.

email all enquiries to:  info@lobethaltennisclub.org

Bring on the Tennis Season and lets get on the court!

October 2015

The Seniors night tennis started this week, teams and draws on the 'Teams' tab on the following pages.  Remember to stretch and warm up before you play and most importantly enjoy it.  Senior Saturdays start this weekend so good luck to the Div 1 Traditional Ladies and good luck to the newly formed Div 3 Traditional Mens team.  Go Tigers.

Juniors - We nominated a total of 7 sides for the season and final gradings are:

Girls: Div 1, Div 2 and Div 5

Boys: Div 2 and Div 8

Green ball: Div 2 and Div 4

A huge “Thank You” to those parents who have volunteered to team manage this year. Your support on game days is very important and greatly appreciated by the Committee, players and fellow parents.  The draws for junior matches are still being finalised. We hope to have this information ready for distribution very soon and it will also be available on teams page soon.


Junior coaching will commence on Tuesday October 13 and will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the season. Those interested in coaching have been sent their coaching groups and times individually.


Hot Shots
Hot Shots will commence on Wednesday November 4 and will run for 5 consecutive weeks. A further 5 weeks will be held in February 2016.  The cost for the 10 week program is $50 and can be fully subsidised by the SA Government Sports Vouchers Program. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website or email

 

Canteen - A roster will be circulated to juniors (via Team Managers) of teams responsible for supervising the canteen each Saturday. Shifts are either 8.30-10.30 or 10.30-12.30. A baking roster will also been developed so that we can offer fresh cakes/muffins and cookies for sale each week. If you like to bake, or don’t but would like to help out the Club, please contact either Di or Leonie Stafford to offer your services.


Tennis Australia have launched new software to manage Club membership and Competitions. The “go live” date for the software was 1 October and there have been some teething problems which have delayed the publishing of draws for both senior and junior competitions.

The HTA are making some progress but it may be some weeks before match results are updated for viewing online.  We are being well updated by the HTA and are confident that we will eventually have access to a great resource where players can track their team and individual progress.


State Foundation Cup

Congratulations to Maddie Hughes and Tomas Barry for being selected to represent the Hills/Murray/Fleurieu region in the Foundation Cup event held in Berri over the October school holidays. Maddie’s team (Under 13 Girls) took out their age group and Tomas’ team (Under 15 Boys) came a very close second.  Both had an extremely enjoyable week in the Riverland, playing against teams from all areas of regional SA.

 
The other big push is Fast 4 Tennis – Tennis Australia want Clubs to run their own comps in Feb 2016.  Will be aimed at people who love to play tennis but are not able to commit to competition (short, midweek commitment required only with no traveling to away courts).

If you havn't liked our facebook page - get onto it now for the latest news and updates.

September 2015 

The committee met last night and had a great meeting discussing the recent club improvements, grants, teams and a great season of Tennis ahead.   Its looking to be a great one.  The teams are all forming nicely and we still have a small window of opportunity for the following teams if you would like to play with the Lobethal Tigers.

We need:
Div 1 Mens - need 1 player
Tuesday Nights mixed doubles Div 3 - need 1 woman
Junior boys x 2
Junior girls x 2

Juniors - our Juniors Manager and Co-ordiantor are looking at teams now for the Saturday morning competition teams.  If you have not registered, please send your interest in now  to have your kids out playing tennis on those beutiful Saturday Spring mornings.


31 August 2015

We have held 2 come and try / registration days in August and happy to say we have some new players joining the club.  There is now a small window for you to contact us with your registration as we have to submit teams to the Hills Tennis Association in early September.


We are aiming to field a Saturday afternoon Div 1 Ladies and a Div 1 Mens.  We also have some men interested in a Div 3 Traditional team, so gentlemen - contact us now if you want to play.  Our night teams are ever popular and there is the normal Tuesday nights mixed doubles comp and also a Wednesday night comp is starting also.  Senior saturday teams need to be submitted by Friday 4 Sept, Senior night tennis by Friday 11 Sept.


Juniors - our Juniors Manager and Co-ordiantor are looking at teams now for the Saturday morning competition teams.  If you have not registered, please send your interest in now as it would be disapointing to have your kids out playing tennis on those beutiful Saturday Spring mornings.
August 2015

We need to think outside our Winter blues and think about the blue sky that shines in Spring and the outdoor activities in the fresh air - like Tennis!!  Have you liked our Facebook page yet? 

 

We have now held our AGM and our new committee is energised and ready to go.  We achieved resolutions at the AGM and confirmed the new seasons tennis subs, coaching fees & that members wish to continue to be affiliated with the Hills Tennis Association.  We also voted in a new constitution for the club and a new life member.  A great evening for ticking the box's and moving forward.


Our next focus is the Come and Try / Registration Days.  These days are for all players of all ages and ability, for registration for the 2015/16 season for Saturday Junior and Senior competitions, Night Senior competition, Hot Shots program and Junior Coaching. 


Sunday 16 August    10am - 12 midday

&

Sunday 23 August    10am - 12 midday

 

Our Merchandise will be on display to try, buy and order, plus a sausage sizzle and drinks on sale at the canteen.


We are also holding a working bee on Sunday 16 August from 10am to complete the retaining wall around the Tennis Shed.  


So please drop by on one of the Sundays - and say hello and bring your racquet if you want a hit.  Otherwise - head to the 'information' page and download the registration form and email it in if these days don't work for you.


Bring on the Tennis Season and lets get on the court!

 

Regards

 

Di Farrell

President

30 March 2015


Our 2014/15 Season Presentation Day will be held on Sunday 29th March. We hope to see you there!! 

We hope that Junior and Senior players, family and supporters will join the Committee to celebrate the season and recognise individual and team achievements over the Spring and Summer.

 

Breaking from tradition, we will not hold our AGM on this day.  This will be held in the Winter months leading up to Season 2015/16.

 

Our fantastic End of Season Raffle will also be drawn so get those tickets in (see below)!

 

If the weather is fine, bring your racquets and we can head over to the courts for a final hit before the nets come down for winter.


Plus - IT"S GRAND FINAL TIME so come out and support the teams who will be playing for a flag this week:

Lobethal Aces Div 1 Summer Night team will take on Bridgewater at Lobethal from 7.00pm on Tuesday night

Ladies Traditional Div 2 will play Littlehampton at Anembo Park at 1.00pm on Saturday.

Good luck teams ..... GO TIGERS 


March 2015


Our Junior Girls Div 1 and Div 3 sides went down in their semi final matches ending their seasons for 2014/15.
Bad luck girls ...


The Traditional Ladies Div 2 are playing at home for a GF spot. Good luck Ladies.


The minor round for season 2014/15 Saturday comps was completed yesterday so here is a wrap up of the ladders for our Tiger teams.


Our Summer night teams are all in the top 4 with two more weeks of minor round matches to go.

Congratulations to the following teams who have made finals:
Junior Girls Div 1
Junior Girls Div 3
Trad Ladies Div 2


Both junior teams will play at 6.30 on Friday night: Div 1 girls will play Aldgate at Aldgate and Div 3 girls play at home against Summertown.



The Trad Ladies will host Littlehampton at 1pm on Saturday 14 March.

13 February


Tennis Mania held on Saturday 7 February was a huge success.  We doubled our numbers with lots of new faces and more and more members getting on court.  We had some of the best players in the hills playing with people and kids who have never picked up a racket.  Some people dressed up, and some people dressed down.  We had it all.  


Thank you to the very generous donations of wine, cider, beer and of course the very yummy BBQ by Onkaparinga Meats.

Thank you to our Club Members who came along and supported our club - we wouldn't be here without you.


And of course - last but not least - Thank you to the tireless committee who worked so hard leading up organising the event, set up, played and cleaned up. 


It was a great social night for all ages and was so good to see some of the best Tennis players in the Hills join the court with people who picked up a tennis racquet for the first time. I think the youngest was 5 and the oldest player on the court played like a teenager. A great night.


THANK YOU from the Lobethal Tennis Club

2 February 2015


We are all back on the court - Juniors and Seniors and loving it!  Coaching, Hot Shots, Night Tennis and Saturday Tennis for Juniors and Seniors is in full swing.

The hot weather has finally arrived and Saturday 7 February is a hot one.  Please be advised that under Section 9.1 of the HTA Rules Of Match & Play, the forecast temperature (Mt Barker) is 36 degrees or above and so all tennis is cancelled. 


Whilst you may need to stay indoors all Saturday day, there is an opportunity to get outdoors and have a bit of fun.  Tennis Mania THIS Saturday night (Sat 7 Feb) from 6.00pm is our major fundraiser.  The whole family can come along and no previous tennis experience is needed.


* Inclusive price for BBQ dinner and entry to Doubles Challenge (random pairings in 20 point match format). Matches commence 7.00pm.
* Raffle prize - 2 Gold tickets to the 2016 World Tennis Challenge at Memorial Drive
* Mystery wine grab – great selection of local wines on offer
* Prizes on offer for ball machine competitions and best dressed
* Hot Shots equipment for the little people
* Beer, wine, cider and soft drinks for purchase

C'MON ... support the Lobethal Tennis Club, have some fun on the court and get involved in active sport.

If you have a Facebook account - please follow or 'like us' for the most up-to-date information and news.  

See you on the court.


January 2015


Happy New Year Tigers!


We hope you have all had a wonderful festive break. It has been a traumatic start to the year with fires threatening a number of our Members homes and properties and we were very thankful for the rain that fell across our lovely part of the world.


Night Tennis - Spring season, Div 1 grand final winners. 28 games to 24. Fantastic Tennis. Well done!


Night Tennis, Spring season, Div 3 grand final winners. 36 games to 24. Great achievement. Congratulations.


Night Tennis, Spring Season, Div 4 Grand Final winners (who played away at Bridgewater). After being beaten 6-0 by the same team last week. They won 4-2 - and played all of their team, so 3 guys. Some of the best Tennis was saved for the Grand final by a long shot!! Congratulations Div 4 - Winners are grinners.


See pictures of our spring night tennis teams in the gallery.  Seniors Saturday and Summer season night teams are back on the court and those playing in the Country Carnival event at Memorial Drive, had a brilliant time!!  Congratulations to everyone who participated and a big "Thank You" to those parents and supporters who transported players over the week.


Wrap up of Country Carnival 2015

Our Club had 11 players participating in both Junior and Senior team and individual events over the Carnival and, as shown below, we did pretty good!  Winners Mens Division 1 Teams

Winners Boys 14 and Under Division 1 Teams
Winners Girls 14 and Under Division 1 Teams
Runner Up Girls 12 and Under Division 1 and Division 2 Teams
6 Tigers played in the Individual events and did us very proud with Scott Hughes reclaiming the Mens Singles Title and winning the Doubles Title with David Mullins (father of Lara).
Olivia Hughes won the Ladies Doubles Title, 16 and Under Singles and Doubles Titles  


Maddie Hughes won the 12 and Under Singles and Doubles Titles.
Suffice to say, the Hughes Family cleaned up and we couldn't be prouder.
The HTA retained the John Fitzgerald Shield with a total of 26 teams participating in this wonderful event - great tennis played in true country spirit.


And from our Scott Hughes who said "An exhaustive week of tennis that's taken a few days to get over. I've been lucky enough over the years to play sport with some amazing people but that doesn't compare to playing sport with your own kids. One very proud dad at the moment."


Now get on the court and have some fun!

21 January 2015


The Club Committee held a very productive January meeting with pretzels, lollies and the occasional check of Australian Open scores to keep us going!!


We are all very excited that Tennis Mania 2015 is only a few weeks away and are looking forward to another fun night.


Anyone able to help with set up in the afternoon, cook a BBQ on the night, man the bar, etc, etc would be greatly appreciated. As the saying goes "many hands make light work".


Registration forms are now available in the Clubrooms for anyone who wants to participate in the doubles competition.


Please get behind this event and support your Club to raise some funds ... here's some inspiration for your outfit.


6pm Start... 7pm game on
Delicious BBQ dinner plus door prizes
Come dressed as your favourite player... the sillier the better.
Family $45
Adults $15
Children 8+ $10
Under 8s Free

News and Information

9 November 2014

Registration is now open for the 2015 Country Carnival to be held at Memorial Drive Tennis Club from January 10 to 13.

 

Please see the flyer below for more details.  

 

The World Tennis Challenge runs at the Drive over this period too.  For those who have not been to this event, it is a really fun night for all ages and a great opportunity to see both current and retired champions in action.  For details on the 2015 event, go to:  http://worldtennischallenge.com/


The Tennis club is part of the Lobethal Recreation Ground and this year the Recreation Ground have organised a 100yr Celebration dinner and fundraiser on Saturday 22nd November.  This will be a fantastic night that has taken alot of planning to get to this point.  All the clubs of Tennis, Cricket, Football, Netball, Polocrosse plus community are involved and Tickets are $100 p/p and include a 4 course dinner and 3 hour window of beer/wine/champagne.  A band and entertainment and MC hosting on the night.  To get a ticket, please message or email Di Farrell to secure your ticket and not miss out.

The flyer for the event is on the following page News - please support your club!!  Come along.

20 October 2014

The second week of the tennis season and we are now in full swing.  The juniors have now hit the courts and we have seen some really good tennis.  Some of our juniors have never played tennis before and won games which all things considering a first game, nerves is a really great result.  Well done beginners.  Then our more experienced juniors were back on the courts running around being active.  Congratulations juniors on week 1.  

Our Hot Shots program is set to start in the first week of November .... stay tuned for more details. 

Canteen on Saturday mornings
We had cupcakes, anzac biscuits, ice blocks, drinks and some treats for sale yesterday along with coffee and tea. The canteen sales are all a fundraiser as we have decided to not sell the box's of take home chocolates to sell.  So support your club and have a cup of tea and cake.  All very reasonably priced.  A roster is being developed which will require teams to take turns in manning the canteen for either 8.30 – 10.30 or 10.30 – 12.30.  Team Managers and parents that are sitting at the clubhouse side of the courts are asked to keep an eye on the canteen and assist with sales.  A few sales each weeks makes a big difference to the club.

Have you looked up the Tennis SA 'results vault'  Have a look at the following Tennis SA website and search thru.

Go to Tennis SA results vault

 

Match results are recorded each week and as the season progresses, you can monitor the ladder, Club results and individual stats.  Suggest you have a look – its pretty interesting once the season gets going.


13 October and back to school.

Our Club is affiliated with the Hills Tennis Association and they have just updated the 'Rules of Match and Play'.  Now is a good time to turn to the TEAMS page and download the rules and scan thru them.  


Week 1 of Seniors is now complete with great weather providing perfect conditions for our wonderful game. Here are the results:

Tuesday Nights Div 1 "Aces" won 6 - 0
Tuesday Nights Div 3 "H.A.R.D. Hitters" won 6 - 0
Saturday Mens Div 3 lost 1 - 5
Saturday Ladies Div 2 won 5 - 1

A great start for our Club 

Junior Saturday comp commences on Saturday and all families have been sent an email with their location and time for the first game and day and time for coaching (if applicable).

Our Hot Shots program is set to start in the first week of November .... stay tuned for more details.

We are intending to run a canteen on Saturday mornings as both an ongoing fundraiser, and to add to the “tennis experience” for both players and spectators.  We plan to sell homemade cakes/biscuits, tea, coffee, cool drinks, ice blocks and some treats.  A roster is being developed which will require teams to take turns in manning the canteen for either 8.30 – 10.30 or 10.30 – 12.30.  As Team Managers, please ask parents (or players) if they would be willing to assist with this throughout the year.  A canteen roster will be distributed before Saturday and we will treat Week #1 as a trial run with our President on hand to make sure all runs smoothly.

 

  1. All teams have a minimum of 5 players.  History has shown that this is necessary and indeed some of our players are not available for the entire season this year.  It is strongly encouraged to play all 5 players in the lower grades each week.  This ensures there are no long breaks between play and assists with the players development and improvement.  The higher division teams may wish to develop a roster to rotate weeks off – leave this up to you to discuss with the players/parents.

 

  1. Match results are recorded each week on the Tennis SA “results vault” http://comps.tennis.com.au/controls/3/home.aspx As the season progresses, you can monitor the ladder, Club results and individual stats.  Suggest you have a look – its pretty interesting once the season gets going.

 

That’s it for now we think!


If you are not on facebook, we have now put some of the facebook feed on the page called news and facebook.  

4 October - News & School Holidays

Our Club is affiliated with the Hills Tennis Association and they have just updated the 'Rules of Match and Play'.  Now is a good time to turn to the TEAMS page and download the rules and scan thru them.  

Our Night Tennis teams start competition Tuesday nights at 7 pm.  Div 1 and Div 3 teams are first on the home courts, so wish them luck for a great season.  Div 2 & Div 4 start on Tues 14 Oct.  Go Night Tigers!

Div 3 Tuesday Night Tennis Team - another team has been added to the comp, so no bye in the season now, please see the 'Teams' page for the new draw.

Sat 11 Oct the Traditional Men and Traditional Ladies teams also get started, with the men at home on the 11th and the ladies away.

Seniors, remember you need to download the HTA scoring forms before you head out.  We have put a pdf copy of the forms on the 'TEAMS' page.  All Senior Teams draws are also listed there.  Also the 'guide to using the results vault' can be found there also.  We hope the junior draw will be with us shortly.


We had a huge turn out for coaching last week, and hope to have all the groups sorted into abilities and ages by next wednesday. Stay tuned.


If you are not on facebook, we have now put some of the facebook feed on the page called news and facebook.  


And finally, if you borrow the key for a hit to the courts please remember to lock them back up when you have finished and leave them as you found them. 


Also this year we are combining with the cricket club and will be having teas at the clubhouse on either Saturday 18 or 25 October.  So if you don't feel like cooking, stay tuned and come to the club for tea with the cricketers and tennis players.


30 September 2014 - News & School Holidays

All Senior Teams draws are now up, please go to the 'Teams' page to see where you are playing.  We hope the junior draw will be with us shortly.


The completion of our clubhouse facility and surrounds is right on track following news that our Club has been awarded a contributory grant from the Adelaide Hills Council. How fortunate are we to have the support of local council to help make our sporting Clubs the best they can be? On behalf of our members, thank you AHC.


We are also very pleased to advise our courts have been professionally cleaned  & look like new. Ready for a great season of active sport.  The courts will be open for Junior practice on Wednesdays from 4.00pm during the school holidays. 


Coaching will commence in Week 1 of Term 4 (timeslots to be advised), Junior competition starts on Saturday 18th October and Hots Shots will kick off in November.


There is still time to order a Lobethal Tennis Club shirt, hoodie or cap.  Have a look at the 'information' page and send us an email.


The season starts for the night teams on Tuesday 7 October, Senior Saturday teams start on 11 October and the junior comp starts Saturday 18 October.


Also this year we are combining with the cricket club and will be having teas at the clubhouse on either Saturday 18 or 25 October.  So if you don't fee like cooking, stay tuned and come to the club for tea with the cricketers and tennis players.

September 24, 2014

Our Registration/Come & Try days in August were fun, and it was great to see people coming out to participate, soak up the sun and have a hit.

 

This month we’d like to give a big special welcome to our new members who have registered. It’s great to have you as part of our club, and we hope you enjoy the season ahead. Welcome back also to our past members, we all have a fantastic Summer of tennis in front of us.

 

Three new sponsors have also joined us: Kwik Kopy Norwood, Kleeman’s Funerals and Hughes Construction. Mark Goldsworthy MP has come on board again as a gold sponsor along with Klose’s Foodland as our Major Sponsor. Thank you for your support. We look forward to a great partnership and we appreciate your generosity.

 

Our club has registered for Hot Shots and we are now planning the season which runs over 10 weeks starting at the beginning of November, breaking over Christmas and then starting again in February. Hot Shots is a fantastic initiative that allows kids to become familiar with the game of tennis in a fun environment. They learn the basic rules of tennis and how to serve, score and rally. The courts are smaller and children play with low compression balls that don’t bounce as high which is ideal to support the development of new players. If you are interested in registering your child, it’s not too late.

 

Time to get out onto the court and hit out those cobwebs. The nets will be up soon at the Lobethal Recreation Ground and our courts will be professionally cleaned in the coming weeks, so be sure to pop by and have a hit.



September 10, 2014
News & Teams

A huge “thank you” to those who attended our recent Registration Days and/or have shown interest in playing tennis for our Club in the upcoming season.

 

We are still working on our teams for submission to the HTA in the coming weeks but we are confident that we will have:

 

· 4 night tennis teams;

 

· A Saturday afternoon Div 2 Traditional Ladies;

 

· A Saturday afternoon Div 2 Traditional Men; and

 

· A full range of junior teams: orange ball, green ball, girls and boys

 

In addition to this, we will be running the Hots Shots program for our future players and Scott Hughes will be running junior coaching for those who are keen to work on their game.

 

Full access to the courts will be possible after the netball season is over and we will be providing details of practice and coaching nights shortly

 

For those who have not yet completed one, a 2014/15 season Registration Form is available as a pdf download from the 'Information' page. Please complete the 2 page form and return via email, or post to PO Box 93 Lobethal.

 

We ask that every player completes one of these forms please.

 

Of course it is not too late to register your interest but time is running out – if you are keen to play, have some coaching, or participate in Hots Shots, complete the attached form and return to the Committee.

 

Thanks for your support!

 

Lobethal Tennis Club Commitee




August 2014,  Registration days 

Welcome to the 2014/2015 season!

 

The new season kicks off on the 7th October 2014. We will be holding registration days late in August as our teams need to be submitted to the Hills Tennis Association early in September.

 

Playing tennis on a regular basis has so many benefits: it’s a lot of fun and a fantastic way to socialise with friends and meet new people. It can also help maintain or improve balance, mobility, agility, strength and fitness, and it’s a great way to burn calories.

 

Our home courts are at the Lobethal Recreation Ground and we can accommodate a maximum of 4 teams for each Night or Saturday afternoon competition and up to 8 Junior teams.

 

The Lobethal Tennis Club has a proud history of producing quality tennis players. We had a successful 2013/2014 season with half of our junior teams competing in finals. We provide lots of support for our junior players with coaching opportunities available as a part of their fees. They are encouraged to represent the Hills Tennis Association at the annual Country Carnival each January and many participate in the Hills closed tournament each year. A number of our current junior members are also representing the Hills in representative teams.

 

Four senior teams took to the court for Lobethal in 2013/2014 (2 night teams and 2 traditional Saturday afternoon teams). Our Night Division 2 team and the Traditional Ladies Division 3 White teams both took the season premiership.

 

We have a wonderful new clubhouse within the Lobethal Recreation Ground, which was erected in 2014 and this facility provides a fantastic sheltered space to watch the tennis action, storage for our equipment and a kitchen for refreshments. The Lobethal Tennis Club is looking for new members and would like you to consider playing for our Club, or recommending our Club to people who might be looking for a team for the 2014/15 season.

 

Whether it is social or competition tennis you are looking for – we would like to welcome you to become a Tiger and join in the fun!

 

Kind regards

 

Di Farrell

President

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday 17 August Registration Day – Lobethal Recreation Grounds

Sunday 24 August Registration Day – Lobethal Recreation Grounds

 


June 2014, Tennis, Anyone? 

Saturday Afternoon Competition


The Lobethal Tennis Club is seeking EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from all Senior players who are interested in playing in teams in season 2014/15 (commencing October 2014).


Teams are already being formed by other clubs and we need a firm commitment from players wanting to support OUR CLUB and enjoy our fantastic new facilities.

We are aiming for 4 senior Saturday afternoon teams in 2014/15 season (the maximum we can accommodate) and from interest to-date, we anticipate we will be nominating the following:


  • DIVISION ONE – Traditional Mens
  • DIVISION TWO – Traditional Ladies
  • DIVISION THREE – Mixed Doubles

The above 3 teams are starting to take shape and we have already received names for the teams, however please let us know if you might be interested in these formats.  The 4th team could be ANYTHING – Traditional Men's (min 4 men/boys required), Traditional Women's (min 4 ladies/girls required) or Doubles format (min 4 men/boys and 4 ladies/girls).  Make it your own!!

We have a lot of talented Junior Tiger players so please consider supporting these players to make the step up to afternoon tennis.


Night Tennis

We have 2 teams that traditionally register every year for the TUESDAY comp – however if Tuesday does not suite – then the Hills comp also offers a Wednesday nights competition also.  Night tennis is a fantastic option for those people who don’t want to commit to weekends, or those who want to keep playing through the “off” season. 

 

Midweek Tennis

This option is ideally suited to those players who do not fancy playing on a cold evening and who have time on a Tuesday morning for some exercise. 

 


 


March 15, 2014,
How Are Our Teams Going? 


This week is the last game of the minor round for Saturday competition and finals start on the 15th of March.


At present it looks as though the Div2 Girls and Div 6 Girls are going to miss out but all of the other teams will be playing in the finals.


Their positions on the ladder before the last game of the minor round are


Div 3 Women White - 1st

Div 3 Women Blue – 4th

Div 1 Girls – 2nd

Div 4 Girls – 4th

Div 4 Boys – 4th

Div 11 Mixed – 2nd


With 2 games to be played before thefinal our 2 night teams are well placed.

Summer Tuesday Night Div 2 mixed –1st       

Summer Tuesday Night Div 3 mixed – 3rd

 


March 1, 2014

TENNIS MANIA

Although not a huge fundraiser, TENNIS MANIA was a huge success. Everyone who attended the night enjoyed both the food and the format of the tournament.

Preparation and co-ordination was a team effort with many people helping out – but mainly the Trad. Div 3 Women (White). 


DanaTuesner prepared the menu and ordered food. Ian Barry and Karin Barry organized the tournament and other games. Kelly Golding and Kristen Beltrame spent mostof the night on the BBQ, and Di Farrell oversaw the night. Michael Stafford,Mark Muller and Phil Herrmann helped set up and ran the bar.

We would like to thank the generous businesses who donated items for the Silent Auction. A list is included on the next page. Please return the support of these people whenever possible.

 


February 22, 2014

Tennis Club House Grand Opening & Fundraiser

Check your diaries and pencil in right now Saturday 22nd February @ 6.30 pm for a night to come and join us and to support your club at and on the Tennis Courts.  The fundraiser will go ahead in all weather – so please come along.


We have invited Mark Goldsworthy (our local member) to come and officially open the clubhouse, as he played a big part in the success of the grant we received.  Then we have broken tradition and gone for an event on the courts, with a BBQ dinner, drinks and games for both adult and kids to be involved in rather than confined to the clubrooms.  There will be of course a table of a few silent auctions and prizes for the Tennis tournament. 


So please come along and support your Tennis club & be there for the official opening & help us raise a little bit more for putting back into your club facilities.

If you would like more information on the tournament, within the next week there will be more details on the website for our  ‘Tennis Mania Challenge’ and the Rules of play.    In a nutshell players adults and juniors are randomly paired up and will be in either a round robin or knock out format.  If you do not wish to play – just come along for the social.  We are also looking at bringing the new ball machine out and involving it in the fundraiser also.  So the night can be whatever you want to make of it.

 


January 2014
Clubhouse News

Have you seen what’s been happening?

If you have been down to the courts lately you should have noticed that our Clubhouse project is well underway.

The large verandah has already been appreciated by the Senior teams after the Christmas break.

Our plan is to be able to use the Clubhouse by the end of January with finishing touches being completed before our ‘Opening’ at TENNIS MANIA.

If you have an unused dining suite or experience with gyprocking we would love to hear from you.



Teams update - 16 January

This season we have 2 night teams, 2 senior Saturday teams and 6 junior teams.

Their positions on the ladder as of 16/1/14 are


Div 3 Women White - 1st (undefeated)

Div 3 Women Blue – 4th

Spring Tuesday Night Div 2 mixed – 2nd

Spring Tuesday Night Div 3 mixed – 5th

Div 1 Girls – 4th

Div 2 Girls – 6th

Div 4 Girls – 4th

Div 4 Boys – 4th

Div 6 Girls – 5th

Div 11 Mixed – 3rd

December 2013
Country Carnival

Congratulations


As you may have seen in this week’s Courier the Hills association won the John Fitzgerald shield again this year. Did you count how many photos of Scott Hughes there were? And for good reason. Scott Hughes was the No.1 player in the victorious Mens Div. 1 team which also included Ian Barry and David Mullins who are also associated with our club. Tomas Barry’s team won the 12 yr old Boys Div. Lobethal girls who competed were Olivia, Bonnie, Breeanna, Abbie, Lara, Erica, Kiara, Maddie and Jenna.


A terrific representation by Lobethal Tennis club.


November 2013

Rodeo

Once again the Tennis Club teamed up with the other sporting groups to provide catering at the Rodeo under the direction of the Rec. Ground Committee. Due to low attendance, the Rec Ground unfortunately made a financial loss but it was great to see the clubs working together and it was heartening that many of our members volunteered to take on a shift.

Thankyou to : Marcel Smith, Shane Skinner, Margy Seidel, Di Farrell, Scott Hughes, Helen Keightley, Danielle Helbers and partner Paul, Michael and Leonie Stafford, Lara Herrmann, Ian Barry

Although some of us did very little, your willingness to be the there was very much appreciated.


September 2013

Ball Thrower

We have a ball thrower!

Purchased using ‘grant money’, we now have a fabulous new ball thrower.

Scott Hughes has been assigned as ‘Ball Thrower Protector’ so contact him if you are interested in using it.