DATES TO REMEMBER

Club championships, for members only. All matches start at 7.00 p.m.  Partners will be drawn on the night.

23rd October, Men’s Singles

25th October, Mixed Doubles

30th October, Ladies Singles and Men’s doubles

9th December Christmas Party

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE BUSINESS
Court and fence replacements
Our Vice-President Des Adsett has applied for Grants for both the replacement of the 4 hard courts and the fences on all the courts. The hard courts were constructed in 1982 and the fence supports were erected then. The wire has been changed since, but unfortunately, in our environment, we have rust problems.
The Grants applied for are the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefits Fund for $35,000 to replace the Fencing on the Grasscourts. The estimated cost of the project is $45,000.
The second grant is the Sunshine Coast Council’s Infrastructure Grant for $30,000. The project is the Hardcourt resurfacing and upgrade and fencing replacement. The estimated cost is $348,000
The third grant application is from the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Places and Spaces Grant for $150,000. The project is the same hardcourt resurfacing and upgrade and fencing replacement. The estimated cost is $348,000
A fourth Grant has also been applied for from the Australian Government’s Sports Commission Infrastructure Grant for $273,720. The project is the same hardcourt resurfacing and upgrade and fencing replacement with an additional concrete shaded area between the hard courts and the grass courts. The estimated cost is $384,000.
If the club is successful with three of the grants and the projects go ahead, we are eligible for the Tennis Australia Court Rebate Scheme for $40,000.
Another Grant that is applied for regularly is the Sunshine coast Council’s Partnership Funding Grant for ongoing operational costs. ($3,500 per year for the next 3 years has just been granted.)
All these Grants require many hours of filling in forms, consulting with the relevant bodies and attending meetings. Thankfully, Des Adsett is willing to give up these many hours. Not all Grant applications are successful, even if they require many hours of work and the project is necessary to provide great facilities.
Business Plan.
What has been an enormous help in applying and being awarded Grants to help the club, has been the Business Plan which Alan Hale spent many, many hours rewriting. Without Alan’s expertise, we would not be so successful. An Executive summary will be available to all members following next year’s AGM and a digital copy of the full report will be available on request.
Premier League
After 2 successful years, where the team representing Coolum were runners up in the finals at the Brisbane International, Coolum are once again entering a team in the competition. We already have a line up for the start of the competition on the 10/11 November with 3 more matches on the 24th and 25th November and the 2nd December. Sunshine coast finals are on the 3rd December. Not only do we field a Premier League team, but we also field 2 other teams. One is composed of Club Players and the other is Junior Players. As they all play at the same venue. The Juniors in particular, benefit greatly from mixing with players of such a high calibre.
Junior Championships
Andrew had already conducted the Junior Championships for 2018. The winners were Harry Croakam in yellow ball, with Sam Sundstrom runner up. Hudson Ash won the Green Ball from Ollie Johnson. Congratulations juniors.
Club championships
The Championships for 2019 are scheduled over the next 2 weeks. The events are to be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting with the Men’s Singles next Tuesday, 23rd October at 7.00 p.m.
Fixture teams
Friday ladies fixture teams are not looking at playing in finals this season, which has another 4 weeks to run. If anyone would like to join a team next year, they are most welcome to contact Annette Adsett on 0416054485. The teams play In Division 2 and Division 4 and both enjoy an excellent competition with other clubs on the Sunshine Coast.
Monday night’s mixed teams were successful in their first season of the year and a Division 1 and a Division 3 teams are currently playing on Monday nights.
Juniors have started a short season with an increase of teams to 10 teams.
A new Men’s competition is in the pipeline for either Tuesday or Wednesday night on the old NDTA format of singles and doubles. If you are interested in more details, contact Steve Down 0490974984 or Andrew Ash 0421391505.
Laurie’s birthday
Our Patron, Laurie Bruhl, decided he wanted to celebrate his 95th birthday at Coolum Tennis Club. Laurie was a staunch member of Coolum Tennis Club at least 30 years ago, attending both Social Tennis and playing in many fixture competitions over the years. Laurie also gave financial support in the form of a loan towards the funding for the Grass Courts. Laurie was our first Nonagenarian to play tennis, but unfortunately, he had to retire. Many past members as well as present members attended the day, as well as members of Laurie’s family.
New membership structure for 2019
With more players joining fixture teams, it was decided to review the structure of our fees and have 4 levels of membership. Full membership will still be $140 with rights to attend the AGM and vote, play fixtures, pay a reduced cost for Social tennis and court hire and have 15% discount from Andrew on all restrings and most purchases from his shop. Members are registered with TQ and are entitled to insurance cover for tennis related injuries.
$100 Fixture only membership will entitle you to play fixtures and have the 15% discount on restrings. It also entitles you to a Club Shirt. This membership also gives you TQ insurance.
$35 is for players on holidays from other places and Social Tennis can be played for members’ fees for up to 3 months of the year.
Junior membership is still being discussed and the fees will be set soon. Junior membership allows players to play fixtures, have a club shirt for fixtures, hire courts at a reduced rate and receive 15% discount from Andrew.

Coaching services
Andrew Ash and his assistants, Kurt, Emily, Kristy and Zade, with Peter Bilton in training, provide a comprehensive program to suit all ages and levels of expertise. Currently, 73 juniors are receiving coaching at Coolum and Peregian Beach State School. Private coaching is also on offer with participants from beginners to high level players such as Sam Ryan and Emily Burns, who play tournaments. Sam achieved ranking this year and we wish him well with future tournaments. Game fit is popular with many groups and time slots on offer. If you are not familiar with the concept, the equivalent of 4 sets of tennis is played in one hour with players of a similar standard. Emily conducts a beginning ladies group on Friday mornings. Not only are the ladies getting fitter, they have a lot of fun. Andrew also offers restrings and a comprehensive range of tennis products. His shoes and racquets are popular particularly when you can try before you buy.

Enjoy your tennis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE BUSINESS

Court and fence replacements

Our Vice-President Des Adsett has applied for Grants for both the replacement of the 4 hard courts and the fences on all the courts.  The hard courts were constructed in 1982 and the fence supports were erected then.  The wire has been changed since, but unfortunately, in our environment, we have rust problems.

The Grants applied for are the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefits Fund for $35,000 to replace the Fencing on the Grasscourts.  The estimated cost of the project is $45,000.

The second grant is the Sunshine Coast Council’s Infrastructure Grant for $30,000.  The project is the Hardcourt resurfacing and upgrade and fencing replacement.  The estimated cost is $348,000

The third grant application is from the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Places and Spaces Grant for $150,000. The project is the same hardcourt resurfacing and upgrade and fencing replacement.  The estimated cost is $348,000

A fourth Grant has also been applied for from the Australian Government’s Sports Commission Infrastructure Grant for $273,720.  The project is the same hardcourt resurfacing and upgrade and fencing replacement with an additional concrete shaded area between the hard courts and the grass courts.  The estimated cost is $384,000.

If the club is successful with three of the grants and the projects go ahead, we are eligible for the Tennis Australia Court Rebate Scheme for $40,000.

Another Grant that is applied for regularly is the Sunshine coast Council’s Partnership Funding Grant for ongoing operational costs. ($3,500 per year for the next 3 years has just been granted.)

All these Grants require many hours of filling in forms, consulting with the relevant bodies and attending meetings. Thankfully, Des Adsett is willing to give up these many hours.  Not all Grant applications are successful, even if they require many hours of work and the project is necessary to provide great facilities.

Business Plan.

What has been an enormous help in applying and being awarded Grants to help the club, has been the Business Plan which Alan Hale spent many, many hours rewriting. Without Alan’s expertise, we would not be so successful. An Executive summary will be available to all members following next year’s AGM and a digital copy of the full report will be available on request.

Premier League

After 2 successful years, where the team representing Coolum were runners up in the finals at the Brisbane International, Coolum are once again entering a team in the competition.  We already have a line up for the start of the competition on the 10/11 November with 3 more matches on the 24th and 25th November and the 2nd December.  Sunshine coast finals are on the 3rd December.  Not only do we field a Premier League team, but we also field 2 other teams.  One is composed of Club Players and the other is Junior Players.  As they all play at the same venue. The Juniors in particular, benefit greatly from mixing with players of such a high calibre.

Junior Championships

Andrew had already conducted the Junior Championships for 2018.  The winners were Harry Croakam in yellow ball, with Sam Sundstrom runner up.  Hudson Ash won the Green Ball from Ollie Johnson. Congratulations juniors.

Club championships

The Championships for 2019 are scheduled over the next 2 weeks.  The events are to be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting with the Men’s Singles next Tuesday, 23rd October at 7.00 p.m.

Fixture teams

Friday ladies fixture teams are not looking at playing in finals this season, which has another 4 weeks to run.  If anyone would like to join a team next year, they are most welcome to contact Annette Adsett on 0416054485. The teams play In Division 2 and Division 4 and both enjoy an excellent competition with other clubs on the Sunshine Coast.

Monday night’s mixed teams were successful in their first season of the year and a Division 1 and a Division 3 teams are currently playing on Monday nights.

Juniors have started a short season with an increase of teams to 10 teams.

A new Men’s competition is in the pipeline for either Tuesday or Wednesday night on the old NDTA format of singles and doubles.  If you are interested in more details, contact Steve Down 0490974984 or Andrew Ash 0421391505.

Laurie’s birthday

Our Patron, Laurie Bruhl, decided he wanted to celebrate his 95th birthday at Coolum Tennis Club.  Laurie was a staunch member of Coolum Tennis Club at least 30 years ago, attending both Social Tennis and playing in many fixture competitions over the years.  Laurie also gave financial support in the form of a loan towards the funding for the Grass Courts.  Laurie was our first Nonagenarian to play tennis, but unfortunately, he had to retire. Many past members as well as present members attended the day, as well as members of Laurie’s family.

New membership structure for 2019

With more players joining fixture teams, it was decided to review the structure of our fees and have 4 levels of membership.  Full membership will still be $140 with rights to attend the AGM and vote, play fixtures, pay a reduced cost for Social tennis and court hire and have 15% discount from Andrew on all restrings and most purchases from his shop.  Members are registered with TQ and are entitled to insurance cover for tennis related injuries.

$100 Fixture only membership will entitle you to play fixtures and have the 15% discount on restrings.  It also entitles you to a Club Shirt. This membership also gives you TQ insurance.

$35 is for players on holidays from other places and Social Tennis can be played for members’ fees for up to 3 months of the year.

Junior membership is still being discussed and the fees will be set soon.  Junior membership allows players to play fixtures, have a club shirt for fixtures, hire courts at a reduced rate and receive 15% discount from Andrew.

 

 

Coaching services

Andrew Ash and his assistants, Kurt, Emily, Kristy and Zade, with Peter Bilton in training, provide a comprehensive program to suit all ages and levels of expertise.  Currently, 73 juniors are receiving coaching at Coolum and Peregian Beach State School. Private coaching is also on offer with participants from beginners to high level players such as Sam Ryan and Emily Burns, who play tournaments.  Sam achieved ranking this year and we wish him well with future tournaments. Game fit is popular with many groups and time slots on offer.  If you are not familiar with the concept, the equivalent of 4 sets of tennis is played in one hour with players of a similar standard.  Emily conducts a beginning ladies group on Friday mornings.  Not only are the ladies getting fitter, they have a lot of fun.  Andrew also offers restrings and a comprehensive range of tennis products.  His shoes and racquets are popular particularly when you can try before you buy.

 

Enjoy your tennis,

Annette Adsett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE BUSINESS

Court and fence replacements

Our Vice-President Des Adsett has applied for Grants for both the replacement of the 4 hard courts and the fences on all the courts.  The hard courts were constructed in 1982 and the fence supports were erected then.  The wire has been changed since, but unfortunately, in our environment, we have rust problems.

The Grants applied for are the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefits Fund for $35,000 to replace the Fencing on the Grasscourts.  The estimated cost of the project is $45,000.

The second grant is the Sunshine Coast Council’s Infrastructure Grant for $30,000.  The project is the Hardcourt resurfacing and upgrade and fencing replacement.  The estimated cost is $348,000

The third grant application is from the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Places and Spaces Grant for $150,000. The project is the same hardcourt resurfacing and upgrade and fencing replacement.  The estimated cost is $348,000

A fourth Grant has also been applied for from the Australian Government’s Sports Commission Infrastructure Grant for $273,720.  The project is the same hardcourt resurfacing and upgrade and fencing replacement with an additional concrete shaded area between the hard courts and the grass courts.  The estimated cost is $384,000.

If the club is successful with three of the grants and the projects go ahead, we are eligible for the Tennis Australia Court Rebate Scheme for $40,000.

Another Grant that is applied for regularly is the Sunshine coast Council’s Partnership Funding Grant for ongoing operational costs. ($3,500 per year for the next 3 years has just been granted.)

All these Grants require many hours of filling in forms, consulting with the relevant bodies and attending meetings. Thankfully, Des Adsett is willing to give up these many hours.  Not all Grant applications are successful, even if they require many hours of work and the project is necessary to provide great facilities.

Business Plan.

What has been an enormous help in applying and being awarded Grants to help the club, has been the Business Plan which Alan Hale spent many, many hours rewriting. Without Alan’s expertise, we would not be so successful. An Executive summary will be available to all members following next year’s AGM and a digital copy of the full report will be available on request.

Premier League

After 2 successful years, where the team representing Coolum were runners up in the finals at the Brisbane International, Coolum are once again entering a team in the competition.  We already have a line up for the start of the competition on the 10/11 November with 3 more matches on the 24th and 25th November and the 2nd December.  Sunshine coast finals are on the 3rd December.  Not only do we field a Premier League team, but we also field 2 other teams.  One is composed of Club Players and the other is Junior Players.  As they all play at the same venue. The Juniors in particular, benefit greatly from mixing with players of such a high calibre.

Junior Championships

Andrew had already conducted the Junior Championships for 2018.  The winners were Harry Croakam in yellow ball, with Sam Sundstrom runner up.  Hudson Ash won the Green Ball from Ollie Johnson. Congratulations juniors.

Club championships

The Championships for 2019 are scheduled over the next 2 weeks.  The events are to be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting with the Men’s Singles next Tuesday, 23rd October at 7.00 p.m.

Fixture teams

Friday ladies fixture teams are not looking at playing in finals this season, which has another 4 weeks to run.  If anyone would like to join a team next year, they are most welcome to contact Annette Adsett on 0416054485. The teams play In Division 2 and Division 4 and both enjoy an excellent competition with other clubs on the Sunshine Coast.

Monday night’s mixed teams were successful in their first season of the year and a Division 1 and a Division 3 teams are currently playing on Monday nights.

Juniors have started a short season with an increase of teams to 10 teams.

A new Men’s competition is in the pipeline for either Tuesday or Wednesday night on the old NDTA format of singles and doubles.  If you are interested in more details, contact Steve Down 0490974984 or Andrew Ash 0421391505.

Laurie’s birthday

Our Patron, Laurie Bruhl, decided he wanted to celebrate his 95th birthday at Coolum Tennis Club.  Laurie was a staunch member of Coolum Tennis Club at least 30 years ago, attending both Social Tennis and playing in many fixture competitions over the years.  Laurie also gave financial support in the form of a loan towards the funding for the Grass Courts.  Laurie was our first Nonagenarian to play tennis, but unfortunately, he had to retire. Many past members as well as present members attended the day, as well as members of Laurie’s family.

New membership structure for 2019

With more players joining fixture teams, it was decided to review the structure of our fees and have 4 levels of membership.  Full membership will still be $140 with rights to attend the AGM and vote, play fixtures, pay a reduced cost for Social tennis and court hire and have 15% discount from Andrew on all restrings and most purchases from his shop.  Members are registered with TQ and are entitled to insurance cover for tennis related injuries.

$100 Fixture only membership will entitle you to play fixtures and have the 15% discount on restrings.  It also entitles you to a Club Shirt. This membership also gives you TQ insurance.

$35 is for players on holidays from other places and Social Tennis can be played for members’ fees for up to 3 months of the year.

Junior membership is still being discussed and the fees will be set soon.  Junior membership allows players to play fixtures, have a club shirt for fixtures, hire courts at a reduced rate and receive 15% discount from Andrew.

 

 

Coaching services

Andrew Ash and his assistants, Kurt, Emily, Kristy and Zade, with Peter Bilton in training, provide a comprehensive program to suit all ages and levels of expertise.  Currently, 73 juniors are receiving coaching at Coolum and Peregian Beach State School. Private coaching is also on offer with participants from beginners to high level players such as Sam Ryan and Emily Burns, who play tournaments.  Sam achieved ranking this year and we wish him well with future tournaments. Game fit is popular with many groups and time slots on offer.  If you are not familiar with the concept, the equivalent of 4 sets of tennis is played in one hour with players of a similar standard.  Emily conducts a beginning ladies group on Friday mornings.  Not only are the ladies getting fitter, they have a lot of fun.  Andrew also offers restrings and a comprehensive range of tennis products.  His shoes and racquets are popular particularly when you can try before you buy.

 

Enjoy your tennis,

Annette Adsett