January 2016 Newsletter

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Contents includes:

  • Recruitment of a New Club Professional
  • 2016 Club Committee
  • Committee Resignation
  • New Members
  • Review of the Trophy Room Kitchen
  • IMPORTANT – Outstanding Accounts
  • January 2016 Tennis Report
  • Upcoming February 2016 Tennis
  • 2015 Club Championship Results

Percy Finch Australian Amateur Doubles Tournament 2013

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The Percy Finch and Australian Open Doubles starts TODAY!!

Over the next four days there will be some fantastic matches, if you are in town, please come and watch, be inspired and support the players.

We have two divisions of Percy Finch, Hobart has a chance in both so come and make a lot of noise in support of our teams.

TONIGHT (Friday) from 5pm the Club is supplying some nibbles for Members to enjoy with their drinks while watching matches which will be going on until at least 8pm.

There will also be a BARBEQUE on offer for those who would like to save themselves the joy of cooking and washing up at home.

If you have a favourite meat fish or shrimp, bring it along, otherwise there will be snags, burgers and bacon on tap.

This barbeque is happening every Friday night so feel free to come along any Friday, if it is well patronised it will continue.

This is a great way to enjoy your Club and to get to meet other Members.  We encourage new members to join in, you don’t have to stay long or you can stay all night, just come and introduce yourself.   If you do intend to come and eat, please let us know so we have enough food for you.

Own a piece of tennis club history

Thanks to Greg Kerin, our own green thumb extraordinaire, members will have a chance to own a little piece of tennis club history.  Cuttings of the magnificent Pierre Etchebaster grapevine which has so beautifully adorned the front of the Clugrapevineb since 1975 will soon be offered for purchase.

The plants are still being tended at New Town Station Nursery but will be available to good homes at the beginning of April for the investment of $15 each.  All proceeds will go towards HRTC Fundraising.

If you wish to reserve your piece of history please contact Barry at the Club.  There are only 25 plants available and they will come with cultural notes.

Tasmanian Open Handicap Singles Results

The Tasmanian Open Handicap Singles was run in 3 Divisions – Friday to Sunday – 25-27 May 2012.

The combined draw saw 20 players take to the court over the 3 days which included a return to competition tennis for Graham Hyland, albeit it he lost his first round match to Pete Boyles 6/1, 3/6, 6/2. In addition to that pair, there were 4 other players in the A Singles draw, being Graeme Blundstone and Graeme Bradfield, with the final being between Jeremy Rackham (love) and Tony Blom (owe 1/4 15). Tony Blom won the A Singles Final 6/3, 6/4.

The B Singles was a small draw of Chris Doucas, Nick Rooke, Ron Booth and Justine Legg with the latter two playing in the final. Justin Legg (owe 15) won 6/5, 6/5  over Ron Booth (Rec 1/2 15).

There was a field of 10 in the C Singles with Simon Dwyer (Rec 1/2 15) winning over Paul Dunne (owe 15),  5/0, 5/2. They both had 3 set matches to make the final, accounting for Dave Mitchell and Tony Barrett respectively. The other players in the draw were Iain Burrows, Pat Bradfield, Alex Colbert, Eryl Raymond, Ray Brown and John Moores.