2021 Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Burnt Bridge Tennis Club Inc. will be held on Sunday 17th October at 4 pm via Zoom.
Nature of Business:
At the meeting, the Executive and Ordinary Committee positions will be declared vacant. Nominations for any Committee position should include the name and signature of the nominee and be proposed and seconded by Club Members. Nomination forms can be scanned and emailed to the address below or placed in the letter box at 9 Wonga Road, Ringwood North.
Any such nominations should be addressed to:
Burnt Bridge Tennis Club Inc
P O Box 689
Ringwood Vic 3134
Or to email address:
Nominations must be received by Thursday 14th October 2021
Any enquiries can be made by telephoning the Secretary on 0412 032 292
If insufficient nominees are received prior to the above date, nominations will be received at the Annual Meeting.
Submission of items for General Business must be received by the Secretary by the 14th October 2021.
The Committee of the Burnt Bridge Tennis Club welcomes your input in the administration of the club and so encourages you to attend this important meeting.
Dear Members and the wider community,
This is a quick reminder that both the courts and clubhouse at Burnt Bridge Tennis Club are closed until further notice. This follows the Maroondah Council and Victorian Government Covid Safe Rulings.
As soon as the committee is informed of relaxation in restrictions, I will let you know.
In the meantime stay safe and look after each other.
We are holding a members Working Bee this Sunday to do some maintenance work on the Club grounds and courts. Tasks include:
– pruning and weeding, etc.
– removing the Diosma bushes
– removing the rocks near the Hot Shots Court
– other general maintenance
We will be starting at 9am and hope that many of you will be able to spare a couple of hours to help.
Please bring along gloves, secateurs, rakes etc. There will be a free sausage sizzle from 12-00 to replace all the calories you are expending while working
For this month of January, Burnt Bridge Tennis Club has a local matters jar at Chirnside Park Grill’d and we would love your tokens of support. More information about the Local Matters program can be found on the Grill’d website or below
It is for this month only, so head down with your family or being COVID safe with some friends, grab a burger and show your support for our club and the local community!
We are happy to let you know that the Burnt Bridge Tennis Courts are now open for play. However Covid-19 is still with us and in order to use the courts you will need to follow the guidelines below to make sure that we limit the possible spread of infection and provide a safe environment for those using the courts. The clubhouse will be closed until further notice. Toilets are available in the adjacent park.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
1. If you feel unwell, have a temperature or have any signs or symptoms of respiratory disease however slight – STAY AT HOME.
2. We are required to keep a record of everyone using our courts and to ensure that no more than 10 people (this number does not include coaches) are present at the courts at any one time., Daniel will keep a record of those attending coaching sessions and any other members wishing to play on the courts should text me on 0412 032 292 with the names of the players and the day and time they plan to use the courts, preferably on the day before you want to play.
3. The courts will be available for casual play between 9.30am and 3pm on weekdays, 10am and 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. All courts except Court 3 are currently available for use. It is essential that you contact me before coming to play. Any court user who tests positive to Covid-19 should inform the club immediately. Remember that you are still required to observe social distancing when at the courts and adults and older children should wear masks when not playing. Council will carry out random monitoring from time to time to ensure that these restrictions are being followed.
4. Of the 10 members of the public in the facility at any one time, each grouping of people on a court – singles or doubles – must come from no more than 2 households. It is important that this requirement is met as there will be monitoring by Council from time to time. Where possible do not play on adjacent courts.
5. On days when the courts are being used the facility will be opened at 9.30 or 10 am by a committee member and gates to all courts will be opened and should be left open so there is no need to touch these. All players should bring balls, a full water bottle and hand sanitiser. Entry will be via the main gate and you should exit the courts as soon as you finish playing by the gate near courts 5 and 6. Please clean your hands before you come to the courts and before you leave. The drink fountains and all taps at the courts will be taped off to prevent use – PLEASE DO NOT USE THEM. You may wish to bring gloves to use when bagging the courts.
6. For coaching sessions you should arrive just before the commencement of your session and enter by the usual gate which will be open. At the end of the session please leave by the gate beside the entrance to Courts 5 and 6.
7. Please note that you will be unable to use the Hitting Wall until the Hot Shots Courts building works are completed.
8. Social tennis will resume on Tuesday mornings at 9.30 am starting on 27th October. Please let me know if you are coming (Text 0412 032 292).
9. Committee members have been at the club in the last couple of days preparing the courts for play. The beds in front of the clubhouse and along the path to the gate are in need of weeding so if anyone would like to spend 15 minutes doing some of this work it would be much appreciated. Please note for the next couple of weeks your gate keys will not open the gate. Daniel will open the gate for coaching and committee members will open the gates for those who book for casual hitting.
Thank you all for reading this and we look forward to many more hours of enjoyable tennis. If you have any questions please contact the secretary by email or text.
These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.
Paul was a Member of the Burnt Bridge Tennis Club for over forty years. His wife Lynda was also a member. They played in Saturday afternoon & Midweek Ladies Competitions and were members of many different L&DNTA Night Tennis teams playing out of Burnt Bridge. Paul was a long-standing member of Committee and served as Court Captain & Night Tennis Representative for many years.
There are many members (past & present) who will remember Paul with great fondness and cherish the memories of the many hours spent in Paul’s company both on the court & in and around the Club. The Burnt Bridge Tennis Club is an enduring community facility, thanks to the time & effort Paul put into the club and would not be the flourishing entity it is today without his contribution.
We extend our condolences to Lynda and their sons & extended family members at the passing of Paul and wish them all well for the future.
PELS, Johan “Paul”
Passed away peacefully 20 September 2020.
Aged 75 years.
Loved and loving husband of Lynda. Loving and proud father of Konrad, Darren and Geoff. Adored Grandpa of Alexandra, Isaac, Elijah, Tilly, Banjo, Harry, Eddie and Lenny. Brothers Otto, Ron, Gerry, Tom and Tim.
Thanks for the memories
During the next 6 weeks, the Burnt Bridge courts will be open for coaching and casual play under the following restrictions. Please read carefully and abide by these restrictions so that we can keep the risk of infection to a minimum and continue to use our courts.
1. The clubhouse will remain closed.
2. A maximum of 10 people can attend the courts at any one time.
3. Social distancing must be observed at all times (1.5m distance between individuals) and hand sanitiser should be used before entering the courts and after leaving.
4. Coaching can proceed with Coach + 1 person or Coach + persons from one household. The number of spectators should be limited to parents or carers as these numbers will be included in the total of 10 on the premises at any one time. Arrival for classes should be staggered and entry will be by the main gate and departure by the gate beside courts 5/6.
5. Casual play can take place with 2 persons from different households per court or one household per court up to a total of 10 persons in the club grounds.
6. All members wishing to use the courts for casual play MUST contact me by text on 0412 032292 before coming to the courts indicating the time of use and the names of those using the courts. This should be done preferably the day before play or at least several hours before play. In order to reduce the number of people handling the lock on the main gate.
7. Players should attend the courts at the time booked and leave immediately play has finished.
8. Please bring water bottles and sanitiser. Sanitiser will be available at coaching sessions.
If you have any questions please contact me by email or text. Thank you in advance for keeping to these restrictions and enjoy your tennis.