Schools tennis gala days 23 & 24 August 2018

  • HUGELY SUCCESSFUL
  • APPROX 540 KIDS PARTICIPATED
  • A WONDERFUL BOOST FOR THE PROFILE OF TENNIS AS A SPORT IN THE MOUNT ALEXANDER REGION 
  • Thurs PM 11:30am to 2:30 pm = Approx 210 kids from Years 3 to 4 mainly, with a few older ones from smaller schools from wider places
  • (Campbell’s Creek, Maldon, Newstead, Harcourt Valley, Elphinstone, Taradale, Olivet Christian)
  • Fri AM 9:30am to 12:30 pm = Approx 160 kids from Years 3 to 4 from Castlemaine schools
  • (Castlemaine North, Castlemaine South, Campbell’s Creek, Winter’s Flat)
  • Fri AM 12:30am to 2:30 pm = Approx 170 kids from Years 5 to 6 from Castlemaine schools
  • (Castlemaine North, Castlemaine South, Campbell’s Creek, Winter’s Flat)
  • FANTASTICALLY WELL ORGANISED BY Carly McGinniskin & a large team from Tennis Victoria - Adam Crameri (Manager), Peter Bertoncini, Susie Dundas, Gabby, + about 3 or 4 others
  • OUR COURTS HAVE NEVER LOOKED SO NEAT AND CLEAN AND FREE OF LEAVES, GRASS ETC (Great effort from Marion & Peter Landy to get the courts looking good with much help finishing off by Graham Forbes, Merv Dowling, Peter … )
  • GREAT WORK DONE BY SALLY KAPTEIN – biscuits cooked, flowers in clubhouse, water and cups out for kids
  • MUCH APPRECIATED 400 APPLES (every one used) BY SALLY KAPTEIN & MARGARET GRANT and these paid for ($150) by tennis Victoria, kindly
  • GRAHAM AND SALLY ON HAND THROUGHOUT BOTH DAYS AND JO RHONE ON THE FRIDAY – helping out where we could
  • AIDAN FITZGERALD THERE FOR THE START ON THURS & A COUPLE OF HOURS TO “Raise the profile of the Coaching Opportunity” 
  • We handed out over 400 flyers about the club and coaching & hot shots
  • SALLY ORGANISED A DRONE KINDLY PROVIDED BY CPG Property Group which flew over the courts on the Thurs pm and tool a video of it all

Altogether – it could not have gone better

Congratulations and thanks to all involved