Easing of Restrictions

As of Monday 1st June, Council have advised that we can now have up to 20 people onsite at the one time.

Whilst the club rooms still remain closed, we no longer need to limit the number of courts available for use.

At Mill Park, the club lock will be placed back on the main entry gate.  All other external gates will have council locks on them.  And all internal locks on gates, will be removed therefore allowing members to use all courts.

The only restriction that still applies for Mill Park is you cannot sit around on the site and socialise.  So this means you cannot sit around the forecourt area for a chat.  At the moment, the courts are only open for playing tennis.

And of course, you must still adhere to social distancing rules.

At The Lakes, all courts will be available via BAC for use.

Again, the committee are very grateful for our members patience and understating with the recent restricted court availability.

Restrictions for Court Use

On behalf of the committee, we all thank you for your patience in regards to re-opening our courts.

We can now announce that at of Sunday 17th May 2020, we are OPEN with the following strict restrictions.

As you will be aware, the Victorian State Government announced a number of changes to the Stage 3 restrictions, some of which impact sport and exercise.

The directions of the Victorian State Government as relevant to tennis are that sport and exercise activities can resume from Wednesday 13 May 2020 if:

  • you can keep your distance (at least 1.5 metres apart).
  • you are not doing your activities indoors .
  • you can do them with a maximum of 10 people .

What does this mean for your tennis club?

  • Gatherings of no more than 10.
  • Singles or doubles only.
  • Small group coaching. Consider that the parent/guardian of younger children may want to have line of sight of activity, in line with the Victorian Childsafe Standards.
  • Clubhouses/rooms to remain closed.
  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times.

The committee has been working with local council to ensure the club meets its obligations and requirements as set out by government and Tennis Australia.

The club is committed to ensuring the development of our Junior members and as such have reserved specific times as set out below for coaching purposes.

To adhere to these restrictions, the club will re-open courts 5 & 6 only at Mill Park venue with the exception of the following days and hours:-

MILL PARK (Courts 5 & 6*)
EXCLUDING the following times for Coaching
Monday 4.00pm-8.00pm
Tuesday 4.00pm-7.00pm
Wednesday 4.00pm-7.00pm
Thursday 4.00pm-9.00pm
Saturday 8.00am-11.00am

Outside of these hours, as Mill Park does not have a booking system, if someone is already on the court when you arrive, you will need to negotiate access with these parties yourself.

And in order to make this fair and reasonable for all members to access the courts, social hitting is for a maximum of 1 hour.

At South Morang courts the BAC system has now been reactivated to allow members and the public to hire courts 1 & 2 with the exception of the following days and hours:-

SOUTH MORANG (Courts 1 & 2*)
EXCLUDING the following times for Coaching
Monday  4.00pm-9.00pm
Tuesday  4.00pm-7.00pm
Wednesday  4.00pm-7.00pm
Thursday  4.00pm-9.00pm
Friday  4.00pm-8.00pm

When using either venue for social hitting, you are expected to only have 4 people on a court at all times and maintain social distancing. Anyone wanting to watch you play, must do so from outside the courts.

Please note: Any breaches could result in the Council closing down our venues, a termination of your membership and or a personal monetary fine issued by relevant authorities.

The committee is currently considering extending the current membership year to take into account the closure of the courts. We will communicate shortly the specific details and impacts to all members.

*All other courts to remain closed until further restrictions are lifted

We are Reopening Soon!

Mill Park Tennis Club are delighted with the announcement of easing of restrictions by State Government in Victoria, we are now in the process of working towards reopening our courts at South Morang and Mill Park for coaching and social hitting. Unfortunately competition is still not permitted under these restrictions.

There are quite a few guidelines that we must be adhered to in order to make the courts available. Until we can confidently adhere to these guidelines, we can not open up the courts. Please rest assured, we are working on this as quickly as we can.

Below are a list of guidelines that must be adhered to at all times by members and guests once courts at South Morang and Mill Park are reopened.

NEJTA Committee Announcement

The NEJTA Committee have decided to suspend the current season indefinitely. The Committee are working on a number of contingencies for how to handle the season in a shortened form when tennis does resume depending on how long the shut down will be in place. The Committee will let the Junior Secretaries know of these contingencies at a later date.

Read the full statement here

Club Championships

Junior Singles Club Championship

The Junior Singles Club Championship has been postponed to a later date yet to be decided.

Mixed Doubles Club Championship

The Mixed Doubles Club Championships previously scheduled for May 2020 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Club Closure

It is with great sadness that Mill Park Tennis Club will be closing it’s gates to all members and guests at both Mill Park and South Morang venues. This closure is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

The committee thanks you for your patience and understanding in these uncertain times and hope to see everyone back soon.

 

COVID-19 Club Update

  • All competition games have been suspended
  • Club rooms to remain closed
  • Social tennis is still allowed in groups of 4 or less

If you are having a social hit please ensure you are following the appropriate health authority guidelines for safe social distancing of 1.5m and that you are following correct hygiene practices.

No Access to Club Rooms

Given the current situation regarding COVID-19, the recommendations from Tennis Australia requires local tennis clubs to clean all surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables, at least once a day. Mill Park Tennis Club do not have designated cleaners in order to comply with this recommendation and therefore effective immediately we have no choice but to close the club rooms to all members and guests until further notice.

We apologise to our members for any inconvenience but given the current global situation the health of all our members and guests is paramount.

The committee thanks you for your patience and understanding.

 

NEJTA Autumn Season 2020 COVID-19 Update

The NEJTA Committee have decided to not cancel the season, but rather suspend the season, with no Round 7 matches to be played on the 21st of March. The Round 7 matches will follow the same rules as the cancelled matches in Round 6, i.e. the premiership points will be split evenly among teams, effectively following the same rules as if the matches had been washed out. The NEJTA Committee will reconvene on Monday the 13th of April to review the commencement of the Autumn 2020 Season subject to the status of the CORVID-19 pandemic. The outcome of this decision will be issued in a statement to all member clubs on Tuesday the 14th of April. The NEJTA will continue to monitor State and Federal announcements during this time.

You can read the full statement from NEJTA here