Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2011 Badge Competition - Applications Close 12 January 2011

It’s time for putting in your entries for 2011 Badge.

You can enter online link : 

You can fill in form attached and fax to 9484 5148

Or come down to a Chicken Tournament in early January and have a hit and enter your forms.
Better still get your team together for a hit in the Chicken Tourneys

Regards Kit



Saturday Afternoons


Entries Close:   Wednesday 12th January 2011
Competition commences:                 Saturday 5th March  2011

Name:           ___________________________________________________________________

Address:        ___________________________________________________________________

Phone:           _____________________________(home)   ________________________(mobile)

Email:          ___________________________________________________________________

Tennis NSW Rego no:                                      Previous Badge Grade:

Are you available to play Badge in 2011?

Would you like to nominate yourself as captain for a team

Would you like to be placed on the reserve list?

Requests & Comments)

Entries can be lodged at the bar at The Cove Sports Club or sent to:
Kit Meyers                                                              Email:
50 Dean St

West Pennant Hills 2125                                          Ph: 9484 5148   Fax: 9484 5148

PLEASE NOTE:        All players wishing to participate MUST fill in a form. Putting your name on somebody else's form is NOT sufficient. Please note that teams will be of 6 players. Every endeavour will be made to find extra players to field teams for everybody, however if there are insufficient numbers to field teams of 6 exactly, any players not selected in Badge will be selected in the Autumn NSTA comp.
REMITTANCE ADVICE                                    Willoughby District Tennis Co-op Ltd
Please find enclosed membership fees for ……………………

I am paying: Cheque …....  Cash……. Credit Card (see below)

Bankcard……Mastercard……Visa……Amex……Diners Club……

Card No:………………………………………………………… Expiry Date:…………

Amount Dollars:…………………..

Cardholders Name (Print): ………………………Signature:………………….. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

What’s on at the Club in 2011

Handicap Tourneys Start 2nd January!

                                          (Nightcomp players welcome to prepare for 2011 season)
     Saturdays: 2.30pm  (ONE SUNDAY)

                                        Sunday    January   2nd   2011
                     Saturday      January 8th     2011 
                     Saturday      January 15th   2011
                      Saturday      January  22nd   2011
                      Saturday      January  29th   2011
Bring a friend. $8 charge for seniors, $5 for juniors, prizes given

Played with partner, either bring your own or let us organise one for you.
    Ring: Kit Meyers 0409 317 921 if you are going to be late

Badge Entries Close Wednesday 12th  January 2011. Play commences early March.

 Saturday Afternoon 5 Week Pairs Comp
Doubles or singles
Doubles: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Singles:  4:00pm - 6:30pm
Commences: Saturday February 5h 2011
Entries close: Sunday January 23rd  2011

Night Comp- 10 weeks

Pairs (3 sets of Doubles) –    Mondays
Mixed (2 men, 2 women) – Tuesdays
       Mens or Ladies              -  Wednesdays
Beginners Comp..........Tuesdays
Commences: Monday January 31st   2011
Entries Close: Wednesday January 12th  2011

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

Junior Competitions

Sunday Morning - 6 Weeks

Doubles or Singles
Matches: 8:00am – 10:30am
Commences: Sunday February 13th  2011
Entries close: Sunday February 6th   2011

Friday Evenings - 7 Weeks

Doubles or Singles
B4 & lower: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Commences: Friday February 11th  2011
Entries close: Sunday February 6th    2011

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

“Chicken Tournaments” commence on Sunday 2nd January 2011

You have heard of our famous “Chicken Tournaments”? At 2:30 PM each Saturday in January, we start a handicap doubles tournament that runs over 3-hours... played in the cooler part of the afternoon. For a small fee ($8 for Adults and $5 for Juniors) you get to play for the honour of winning a prized frozen chicken or a chilled bottle of wine. It's a great opportunity to run off all the extra calories you enjoyed over the festive season... and allows you to get ready for Badge Competitions. Our handicap format provides competitive tennis for a wide range of grades. Make it a family afternoon and invite friends along to enjoy the fun. 

To accommodate your New Years Day commitments, the first tournament has been scheduled for Sunday 2nd January 2011. To play, no notice is required. Just arrive at 2:15 PM ready for a 2:30 PM start. 

All other Chicken Tournaments in January will be on Saturday afternoons. For more details, follow the link to:

Other events in 2011
See details at

Mark your diaries now to organise your:
Badge Tennis
Saturday Pairs
Junior competitions on Friday nights and Sunday mornings

Entries for these competitions close in mid January
Complete an entry form online at

Monday, December 6, 2010

Final chance to book for Col's 60th Birthday party, THIS Saturday

What a way to finish the year... Tennis Valley's traditional annual Christmas Party, with a difference!

This year we get to pay tribute in a special way to club stalwart and Club Captain, Col Ritchie, who has done so much for Tennis Valley over so many years and continues to do so. This is not just the usual Col's Prawn & Chicken Night ... this year we get to say 'Happy 60th Col' and rock around the clock in style! 

As a form of tribute, everyone is asked to wear Col's favourite colour(purple/lilac/mauve/lavender/etc.) and come ready to dance to the great hits of the 50s and 60s, performed LIVE on stage by those musical marauders, The Memphis Outlaws. The prawns and chicken will still be menu staples and some wonderful desserts are being provided by volunteer chefs.

Almost 100 club members and friends have already bought their tickets - adults, juniors, comp. and social players. If you haven't booked yet, this is your last chance. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to thank Col for all his efforts and to send out 2010 at Tennis Valley on a high note. Call Kerry Rymer now on 0417 689 456 or e-mail to book your table. We need final numbers by Thursday so Kerry can order enough prawns and chicken for everyone!

Merry Christmas to all... see you Saturday!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Col Ritchie's 60th Birthday Celebration - 11 December 2010

Col’s party is only a week and a half away. We need to get guest numbers confirmed and make this a celebration to remember. As well as buying your tickets on line or at the bar, please send your table requests to so that your table can be set up for you and your friends. We are doing the room set-up on Thursday night and decorating it on Saturday... so we need to know the number of guests. Please make your bookings as soon as possible.

Calling all desert cooks!
Are you a good cook? In order to maximise the size of Col's birthday present can you assist by providing some of the dessert at our celebration? If you can assist, please let me know your favourite dessert 'creation' by emailing me at like cheesecakes, pavlovas, fruit salads, chocolate cakes all seem to go down well and are easy to serve. Don’t be limited by these ideas... feel free to make your favourite.

Decorators please…
If you want to assist with the decoration of the tables and room on Saturday afternoon (unless you are playing in a final of course…) could you please let me know. Email

Can you help serve on the night?
Another way to keep the costs down (and increase the value of Col's present) is to have guests serve the food to each other. The main tasks will be: plating up chicken, prawns and salads and serving them to the buffet and keeping it stocked; a second team will clear the first course and put out the desserts; a third team will clear up the desserts and make sure everything is properly in the fridge and we have cleaned up after the meal. We will use paid staff to wash the table dishes. Email your expression of interest to me care of The more who volunteer, the less will be the workload on any one guest.

Let’s make this a fabulous night for Col and make his birthday gift as generous as possible.

Kerry Rymer