Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tennis Valley Australia Chinese Friendship Tournament - North Shore Times Report

On 3rd April 2011 Tennis Valley and the Australia Chinese Society held their inaugural tennis tournament. David Keogh (the organiser) invited the North Shore Times (newspaper) to cover the event.  This weeks issue of the newspaper gave a full-page coverage with lots of photos. Great publicity for the Club... but more important we raised $2,200 for a donation to the Asian Animal Foundation... with the specific purpose of stopping cruel treatment of the Chinese Moon Bear. The 58 participants also had lots of fun.

Phaung Daw Oo Orphanage Trivia Night

 On Saturday 7th May 2011 we’ll be holding a charity trivia night from 8pm at

Tennis Valley
325A Eastern Valley Way Chatswood

We’ll enjoy our trivia and our conversation and company and we will learn  about the work of the Phaung Daw Oo orphanage. Kerry and the staff at our club will look after and feed us well and drinks will be available at the bar.

Three years ago Cylcone Nargis roared into Burma. Days of torrential rain, high winds and storms left nearly 140,000 casualties. Many children were orphaned. The monks at Phaung Daw Oo monastery are now caring for about 7,000 children affected by the devastation of this huge cyclone.

Lovely Rebecca Moore, who graced our Eastern Lounge in March is a dedicated supporter of the orphanage, and impressed us with her talk about the orphanage and how we can help. Now is our chance.

Rebecca will join us at the trivia night and show us and tell us more about the monks and the kids they are supporting. And she will sing for us too. Check her web site at and look at the Burmese orphans link.

We welcome tables of contestants, or you can make up or join a table on the night. Why not make up a table from your work? Cost is $28 per person. Please indicate numbers (for catering purposes) by phoning
Mike Hartnell on 0419 717382
or email to

Monday, April 11, 2011

What’s on at the Club April/May 2011

Round Robin Tournament
SATURDAY 23rd April
 Starting at  2.00pm 

Bring a friend. $5 charge for seniors, $2 for juniors,  $10 for visitors, prizes given

            Played with partner, either bring your own or we supply

            Ring: Kit Meyers 0409 317 921 if you are going to be late

Pre-Book NOW for Music Night at Eastern Lounge - FRIDAY 13th May see Genevieve Chadwick, Kirsten Adams and more
After a blistering debut in 2010 as the North Shore's Best LIVE Music venue, Eastern Lounge (at your club, Tennis Valley - 325a Eastern Valley Way) hosts its 3rd show for the Year on Friday 13th May (doors open at 7.30pm)... and you, your family and friends are invited!
Go to for more artist info and music videos


Popular yearly event run by Mike Hartnell  Saturday 7th May 7.30pm. Book a table, bring your brains trust and support a worthwhile Charity. These nights are always lots of fun



Night Comp- 10 weeks

Pairs (3 sets of Doubles) –    Mondays
Mixed (2 men, 2 women) – Tuesdays
       Mens or Ladies              -  Wednesdays
Commences: Monday May 2nd   2011
Entries Close: Wednesday April 20th  2011

Ring:   Kit or Heather   9484 - 5148
 Fax:    Kit or Heather   9484 - 5148

Club Tournament Dates
Details have just been decided!

The tournament will be played over just ONE weekend. Book your diaries NOW to keep free Friday Evening 22 July through to Sunday afternoon 24 July.

Events will be held for:
Grade 1 
Grade 2
Grade 3
Junior Singles
 to be run over 1 weekend Fri evening  22nd July, Sat 23rd and Sun 24th July. 

 Entries close 8 July 2011

Senior Competitions

Sunday Morning - 7 Weeks

Doubles or Singles
Matches: 8:00am – 10:30am
Commences: Sunday May 1st  2011
Entries close: Sunday before

Junior Competitions

Friday Evenings - 7 Weeks
Doubles or Singles
B4 & lower: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Commences: Friday April 29th  2011
Entries close: Sunday before

Ring:   Kit or Heather   9484 - 5148

                    Fax:   Kit or Heather   9484 - 5148

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Information - March Session of Eastern Lounge

Friday, March 11 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

325a Eastern Valley Way

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Book NOW! for the March 2011 Eastern Lounge show!

After a blistering start to 2011 in February, the North Shore's Best LIVE Music venue, Eastern Lounge (within the Tennis Valley club - 325a Eastern Valley Way) hosts its next show on Friday March 11 (doors open at 7pm)... and it's set to be another ripper!

The near packed house was stunned with the quality of our first show this year with Peter Northcote and Brydon Stace in particular just amazing. This dynamic duo has since been booked for a national tour of the Bat Out of Hell album and will be appearing at the State Theatre in May! (You heard them here first!)

Our March line-up is also guaranteed to thrill. On Friday the 11th you'll see:

Ava Torch & The Boybirds - classic cabaret pop!
Claude Hay - a one-man swamp blues band; and
Rebecca Moore - folk rock pianist and guitarist, fresh from the Sydney Opera House to you!

Go to for more artist info. and music videos

Eastern Lounge continues to surprise. Every act is different, but you can bet that the quality of each artist at every show will be outstanding. Relax with friends at this warm and welcoming café-style venue after a long week, or dance to the sounds of some of Sydney's best musicians.

With a 6-piece band headlining this month's show, entry is just $18 at the door, OR you can pre-book a table and pay just $15 per head... still great value for an amazing night of live music. Bring your own snacks and enjoy 'an indoor picnic' but please note that Eastern Lounge is a licensed premises, so all drinks must be purchased from the bar.

See you on March 11... and please, spread the word.

Dave Keogh
Perfect Pitch

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Not just for 'corporates'... it's for everyone!

Following the HUGE success of the launch of the 2010 NSW Corporate Games at our Club in last year's Celebrity Tennis Day, you are again invited to participate in Australia's largest multi-sport event this year, while helping to raise money for Australian Diabetes Council.
In recent years, Tennis Valley members including Renate Handel, Tim Barnes, Glenys Dore, Mark Bunn, Belinda Green, Tania Duffy, Gary Nadjarian, Chris Borain, Simone Massey, Sandy & Terry Davoren, Scott Osborne, Tony Vaccher, Danielle Lord, Bridget Pawley, Jane Warrilow, Faaiza Haque and Anne Stewart have joined Anna Cosio,Layne Beachley and myself in participating in the tennis events at the Games. All matches will be played at the Olympic Tennis Centre, Homebush with the Finals played on Centre Court!
If you're not already a member, you just need to join for free to be among an anticipated field of 7,000 competitors who'll be taking part in the 2011 NSW Corporate Games fromMarch 18-21.
The deadline for entry is Wednesday February 16 so enter nowto make sure you don't miss out on the fun. If you'd rather play a sport other than tennis, or you have friends or family who play something else, you can choose from 17 sports (including the newTriathlon event) then re-live your great sporting moments at theGames' Awards Dinner on Monday evening March 21.
So if you work for yourself, for a company that's not participating in the Games, or you just want to be part of the fun, then join the Double Drummer team! It's a great way to meet new friends while playing your favourite sport. The Games are open to all ages and skill levels.
Sign up now... remember, the deadline for entry is WednesdayFebruary 16!
Click here to find out more and to enter the NSW Corporate Games or contact Anna Cosio, Tennis Valley member and Double Drummer Team Manager for the Corporate Games or phone: (+61 2) 9474 1000

Dave Keogh
Club Development Officer
P.S. If you have friends who you think would also like to join in the fun of the NSW Corporate Games with Double Drummer, please feel free to forward this e-mail to them... all welcome.

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