Spring Sizzle

Published: 18 July 2017

North Park Tennis Club invites you to our

Spring Sizzle - Monday 7 August 2017 at 7pm

Spring 17 Season commences next month. Come join us for a sausage sizzle, social hit, meet the committee and other members as we get you sorted for the upcoming months.

Captains of seniors teams please come and collect next season’s books and balls (from 7.15)

RSVP for catering purposes (advising any dietary requests) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1 August 2017

 

Courtside Coaching Sessions

Published: 09 July 2017

Ever wanted immediate feedback on shot selection and your placement in the midst of a rally? A quick tip on where you should position yourself when your partner is out of place?

For the second year running, NPTC Club Coach Gabriel Moise will be roving around our courts during Monday night social tennis. Gabriel will keep a watchful eye on play and, if requested, provide tips and tactical pointers to our members on their match play and quick technical advice.

For 10 weeks Commencing on Monday 17th July from 8.15pm to 9.15pm Gabriel will offer this service. This is a NPTC committee initiative and is complimentary to all NPTC members.

Please note that Gabriel will try to provide quick advice to all those who ask for feedback. This service does not replace lessons nor enable intensive feedback to individuals.

So members, come on out during the off season, gain some quick tips and enjoy our social nights.

 

Autumn 17 Grand Final NSNTA results

Published: 09 June 2017

Congratulations to our Men's D Special team who were successful last week in their Autumn 2017 Grand Final. Playing in rainy conditions, including a couple of delays, NPTC managed to hold on in a highly contested final to win by two games.
The team, comprising members new to competition, continued their winning form after finishing on top of the ladder in a strong competitive field.
Well done team!



D Special: Left to right - Michael, Raymond, Ollie, James, Tom and Ryan.

 

Autumn 17 Grand Final NSNTA results

Published: 09 June 2017

A shout out and, unfortunately, commiserations to our Men's B Grade 5 team. In a tightly fought contest the team were pipped at the post to lose by one game to Essendon Tennis Club. Congratulations on a successful season and wishing you better luck next time.




B Grade 5: Left to right - Nick Serafidis, Michael Tan (capt), Vince Micallef, Steve Allen, Gary Bell and Eric Livingstone.

 

Community Inclusion Program – update 2017

Published: 29 May 2017

Recently, club secretary Kath, secured further funding for NPTC’s Community Inclusion Program, which is supported by Tennis Victoria. The ACE Grant 2016 Round 2 branched out to incorporate a collaborative partnership with the Farnham Street Neighborhood Learning Centre (FSNLC), so that NPTC could extend its 2015 CIP program to continue supporting junior players from disadvantaged backgrounds in addition to targeting women into tennis.

Since its inception in 2016, the CIP program has offered a structured coaching program for eight youth participants (7-16 year olds) to introduce them to tennis for the first time. For one of these participants, Moukhtar, this coaching provided him with the confidence and skills to play as an emergency in one of our junior teams. He is keen to continue playing after the program continues and not only did he enjoy the fun and skill development, but he also recognises its long term benefits when he said, “to hold on to what I have learned during my past lessons in tennis. This will be important skills that I will keep for life, not for being a professional but for health and fitness sakes.”

The second branch of the grant was to target women from FSNLC and these fell into two groups. The first women group was adult students who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) and the second group catered for the staff that work and support these adult students. The program involved four staff and six students and both groups enjoyed 10 coaching lessons at the Club. The women from the staffing group had all played tennis in their youth and the experience has led them back to a sport they once enjoyed. Their experience is summed by one of their comments, “to be out in the fresh air after a day in the office, and to play with work colleagues away from the normal professional context is socially rewarding and relaxing…. I hope that once the ten lessons are over, I can continue playing regularly to maintain fitness and further develop my tennis skills.” Not only one, but all are now keen and in the process of joining NPTC and playing more regularly with their colleagues. The CALD students have all expressed a wish to continue with comments such as “meaningful”, “an opportunity to meet amazing people, play in team as well as providing fitness and develop a confidence” and “to realize that any age to learn any skill is not too late”. Enabling another round is in the process of organization around their individual schooling schedules.

 

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