About-Us

We are one one of the largest tennis clubs in the northwest of Melbourne.


We are located on Lionheart Avenue, Taylors Lakes, 3038 as part of the Taylors Lakes Recreation Club.  Our mailing address is PO Box 211 Taylors Lakes 3038

FACILITIES

Our facilities include nine-floodlit tennis synthetic grass courts, a clubhouse, ample parking and easy access.  Our club is a fenced, safe, non-smoking environment.

COMPETITIONS

We offer our members a range of activities, including a Junior competition, Men’s competition, Ladies’ Competition and Mixed Competition.  No experience is required, just a willingness to come along and have some fun.

Junior competition:  Friday night from 7pm /Saturday morning from 7.45am ; A to D grade.
Contact:  Bobby DelaCruz, 0435 810 743 or Priya D'Souza 0405 805 451.
Men’s competition:  Thursday night from 7 pm.  Contact:  Joe Caruso on 0458 348 932 or Surinder Dhar on 0414 623 930
Mixed competition:  Wednesday night from 7 pm.  Contact:  Joe Caruso on 0458 348 932 or Surinder Dhar on 0414 623 930
Ladies competition:  Tuesday night from 7 pm.  Contact:  Joe Caruso on 0458 348 932 or Surinder Dhar on 0414 623 930

COACHING

Coaching is conducted at the club Monday to Friday
Contact:
Matthew Gregory 0417 385 526

COURT ACCESS

Access to courts out of hours is by a card.  Cards  can be purchased by members for the price of $10. Please contact membership coordinator:  Norbert D'Souza 0434 925 194

CLUB EXPECTATIONS OF OUR MEMBERS

When playing, we expect proper or standard tennis attire, including a tennis shoe on the courts. Players must wear Taylors Lakes' tennis tops when playing competition. Our club is smoke free and all on the grounds should cooperate with the Club Delegate.  Players and spectators must demonstrate an awareness of and compliance with NSJTA’s Codes of Conduct for Players and Spectators.    These include rules about coaching from the side and how to handle problems that may arise from time to time.  These can be found on the NSJTA website - http://www.nsjta.asn.au and information about umpiring can be found on the Tennis Victoria website:http://www.tennis.com.au/vic/ .  It is your responsibility to read these documents and adhere to them.  If you are unsure at any time, please speak to a Team Manager or the Junior delegate.  Failure to comply may result in your child’s team losing points or you could be asked to leave the venue.

APPAREL

Taylors Lakes Tennis Club has uniform for players, consisting of tops and hats.  These can be purchased from the club.  Click here for more details.

TEAM SELECTION

Teams are selected from players who submit a Registration form. All competition players must be financial members of the club before they are considered for a team.

Cut off dates for playing competition during the year:
Season 1: players register before April 24.
Season 2:  players register before 26 October.

Only financial players will be allocated to a team.  The club will select teams and submit them to the NSJTA for consideration.  On occasions, teams will not always receive the recommended level of play.  A team may be positioned higher or lower than anticipated.  Individual members of a team deemed ‘too strong’ for a grade may be moved to a different grade or not accepted within a team.  Therefore, teams will be submitted based on information from the coach, Team Managers, player’s statistics and the needs of the club.  Once the list for the season is published, members of teams are not able to be moved or swapped.  Please do not ask for this as refusal may offend.

ROLE OF PARENTS/GUARDIANS IN THE JUNIOR COMPETITION

Parents/guardians play an important part in the club and the junior competition.  Players vary in age and so every player remains the responsibility of a parent or guardian. In the junior divisions, parents are required to assist with canteen duties about twice a season, umpire games and take their children to the games (home and away).  Each team MUST have a Team Manager.

HOW JUNIORS CAN JOIN THE COMPETITION

Junior players who haven’t played competition before must be allocated a ‘readiness to play’ certificate from their coach and contact the Junior delegate, Bobby Dela Cruz on 0435 810 743 to arrange a hit on the courts.  See inside for further information.

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE CLUB

In addition to competition and coaching, our club offers a variety of social and community opportunities.  We have an annual Dinner Dance, end-of-season Presentation Afternoon, BBQs, working bees, Tournaments and Open Days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

More information on tennis, umpiring, etiquette, and so on can be found on the following websites:
http://www.nsjta.asn.au
http://www.tennis.com.au/vic/

ROLE OF PARENTS /GUARDIANS IN THE JUNIOR COMPETITION

Parents/guardians play a VITAL role in the club and the junior competition.  Players vary in age and so every player remains the responsibility of a parent or guardian.
In the junior competition, parents are required to:
• assist with canteen duties about twice a season
• umpire games
• take their children to the games (home and away)
• remain on site for the health and safety of their child
• provide a team with a Team Manager.

Each team has a Team Manager.  The role of the Team Manager may be a single or shared role.  The duties of a Team Manager include:
• contact the team members and introduce self
• be the first person to contact from the club if there is question or concern
• arrange for players for each week of play by the scheduled time
• assist team members who can not play as allocated, to find a replacement player
• provide members of the team with contact details for all team members and a schedule of play, venue, e.t.c
• collect ball money from each member of the team ($20 each player)
• complete the required NSJTA sheet for each match played at home and post it to the NSJTA representative [postage and envelopes provided]
• decide player order and combination from week to week and during finals
• attend a meeting at the start of the season to collect their information folder and ask any questions or voice any concerns
• promote TLTC activities and special events, such as Open Days, Dinner Dance, Tournaments, etc.

HOW JUNIORS CAN JOIN THE COMPETITION

Junior players who haven’t played competition before must be allocated a ‘readiness to play’ certificate from their coach and contact the Junior delegate, Bobby Dela Cruz on 0435 810 743 to arrange a hit on the courts.  This contact with the Junior delegate is an important point of contact for the club.
Once contact has been made, players will be invited to a ‘hit’ with Bobby and financial membership of the club.  The Junior delegate will decide the best level of play for the new junior member.  Juniors are reminded that their age may dictate the starting level of play.  Older juniors, those 14 years and above, begin competition in C grade.  All players, including new players to the club, are reminded that the TLTC must submit teams to the NSJTA in a timely fashion and so the following dates are not negotiable:

Cut off dates for playing competition during the year:
• Season 1: players register before April 24.
• Season 2:  players register before 26 October.  Only financial players will be allocated to a team.