60th Birthday Celebrations in 2020
This year is Kings Park's 60th birthday.
The committee is thinking about how to celebrate our 60th year of operation when the current restrictions due to covid-19 are lifted.
One idea is to publish a book of the history of the club. This will be an interesting look into how we have evolved over the years.
We have a document written 10 years ago which covered the history of the first 50 years. We are now compiling a history of the last 10 years.
We also have a list of our successful KPTC teams that either won or were runners up in their competitions for the last 60 years.
We are inviting contributions from members and previous members such as photos, illustrations, descriptions of interesting or funny incidents and poems etc to help with completing this book. Photos of any memorabilia would be very handy. Prizes for contributions are being considered.
Please, if you get a moment to think back over some of your experiences at KPTC, get your creative juices working and send any contributions to email@example.com
Meanwhile best wishes and keep safe!
Kings Park Tennis Club Fundraising Initiative
From October 2019 we have been collecting used aluminium cans to help raise money for the club.
As the club is closed due to Covid-19 please store your used aluminium cans at home until further notice.
Please do not collect steel cans. To check if the can is steel see if it is attracted to your fridge magnet.
Movie night for Juniors on Friday February 28th
15 juniors had a few fun activities with their racquets on the courts and then had pizza and ice-cream and watched a movie in the clubhouse. We hope those who attended had an enjoyable night. Thanks to the members and parents who supported this.
a recent Wednesday Night
Seriously unserious tennis
OPEN COURT SESSIONS
All the gear but no idea? You're at the right place. Open Court Sessions are a new and great way to get out and meet new people, have a laugh, and play tennis at your skill level – with a killer soundtrack, naturally.
Going for around 90-minutes, you’ll have a 10-minute warm-up, 50-minutes of tennis activities and 30-minutes of socialising. On court, you'll play different tennis activities including tennis on smaller courts, Pickleball and triples on a full size court. Off court, you'll make new friends over a drink or a bite to eat.
The best bit? You don’t need any equipment or any tennis skills, just rock up and have a hit.
First session on Thursday 20th February at 7:30pm is free
THESE SESSIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
Club Championships November 2019
Congratulations to our winners for this year and thanks to all those who participated.
Open Ladies Singles Alisa Sharkova runner up Alice Paget
Open Mens Singles Tyler Vestal runner up Lachie Peters
Both finals went to the third set and were more than two hours long.
Under 13 Girls Singles Annabel Jorgensen runner up Emily Richards
Under 13 Boys Singles Cooper Graham runner up Costa-Dean Polymeropoulos
Under 16 Girls Singles Audrey Liuk runners up Amanda Liu and Suna Koo
Posted October 2019
Kings Park is part of the Team Smart club program with SportsMart which offers all of our members 5% off when they shop there, just quote Kings Park tennis club at the checkout. This also benefits us in our partnership with SportsMart as we get a small donation for every sale which we usually use for prizes at social events.
Donation from Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary
Posted October 2019
We have been lucky enough to receive $1000 from the Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary for our new LED lights on courts 1 and 2 which were installed on October 10th. All courts are now using LED lights which is a cost saving and better for the environment. We are very thankful for their support towards the lights funds and look forward to a continued friendship between the two clubs.
KINGS PARK REMINDER
To help preserve the courts please remember to:
- Water courts before play - fence to fence
- Water courts after play, if dry and/or windy
- Bag courts after each set and after play – fence to fence
- Please ensure herringbone tread shoes are worn only