Events

Free Open Day / Tennis Come & Try
• Free Coaching Clinic for All Ages Abilities & backgrounds
• Free Use of Tennis Equipment & Club Facilities 
• Free Sausage Sizzle & Multicultural Dishes 
• Junior Tennis Coaching & Leadership Training 
• Music & Entertainment 

Congratulations to the Lalor Tennis Club on receiving a Community Development Grant to run its Train-The-Trainer Hot Shots Program in 2015.


        


Congratulations to Lalor Tennis Club coach Ian Goolagong


            
  
  

Ian Goolagong made history as the first Indigenous man to compete on centre court at Wimbledon, and now he's hoping to teach the second.

 "I would love to coach the next Indigenous player to compete at Wimbledon, but it's such an individual sport many Indigenous players aren't attracted to it."

 When he's not travelling the country scouting for Indigenous talent for Tennis Australia, Goolagong is president of the Lalor Tennis Club, north of Melbourne, where he uses the sport as a tool for social inclusion, inviting kids from newly arrived migrant communities and disadvantaged backgrounds to take part. 

More on these links:

'Pied piper' of tennis reaches out to disadvantaged kids

Goolagong uses tennis to teach social inclusion


Past Events

Congratulations to Nathan and Adam Walter on coming Runners Up in their Section at the Boroondara Tournament.
A job well done!
 
Congratulations also to the Boys Section 20 & 27 for winning the NEJTA Autumn Competition.
 
 
 Lalor Tennis Club Members Special Effort fund raising

Dear Members,
Fund raising in the form of:
Bunches of proteas (Flowers) ( $2 and $5 per 
bunch) and
Bulbs from Tesselaar nursery will be offered on a seasonal basis

Fundraising

This is mostly obtained by successful grant applications We also seek sponsorship, donations from local businesses and shops in our community and have a variety of support and assistance from companies such as Bunnings Epping and Mill Park, Rebel Sport and Curnow Tennis, but to supplement these we take advantage of the Fund raising Sausage Sizzle offered by Bunnings Epping Store. As well as these there are often smaller seasonal special efforts such as fresh chestnuts, chestnut cook books, bunches of cut flowers, calendars etc. often on a seasonal basis.

Next fundraising
What: Sausage Sizzle
Where: at Bunnings
When: Sunday, September 28th and Sunday, December 7th

Contact: Rae Turner
Fund Raising

Working Bees

We do not have formal programmed working bees. We feel that as half of Saturday is spent getting the children to their matches and for many there are Sunday lesson commitments it would infringe too much on family time to have formal working bee roster. Instead work and maintenance is done on an informal basis on Sunday morning while the children are being coached.


On our team’s “At Home Days” we operate a kiosk. The marginal profit from this goes into  funding the sausage sizzle for those who come on Sundays for “Come and Try” /Social Sunday” (but as this has grown we suggest a small donation if possible). We are also able to replace some kiosk stock from this as well.


"Come and Try Tennis"

These originally were held monthly but became so popular that they were replaced with “Social Sunday Mornings” which take place every Sunday. There is also Ian’s Indigenous “Come and Try” afternoon which is the last Sunday afternoon of the month.                                                                                                    

Social Sunday Mornings involves a BBQ Sausage Sizzle. We invite the community to join in our Social Sundays /“Come and Try Tennis Days” Originally this used to be monthly but are now with the extra support we have from outside bodies we hold this every Sunday in the form of social Sunday morning. Community members can borrow the racquets for a hit up. This has grown so there are just as many “being social” as there are hitting a ball.

Family involvement. As our fees are amongst the lowest in the district we encourage those who can afford it to take out a family membership rather than for only one child. This way the whole family can be involved and have quality time together. Our facilities can be accessed at any time of the week, so there is the option of Daylight Saving, after work family time and school holiday access.This is done by presentation of your membership card at the Mini Mart upon which you will be able to borrow the Club key. We do insist though that as soon as you finish playing, and in keeping in mind when the mini mart closes, that the key is returned  ASAP so it is readily available for other club members. Family membership covers any number of family members ie is not restricted to 2 adults and 2 children as for other clubs.

Come and Try Tennis on Sunday


Come and Try Tennis on Sundays  from 9am to 12:30pm.

Tennis racquets and balls are provided for those who need to borrow and a free BBQ and refreshments. All are welcome to come and join in the fun. 

For further information call:
Ian Goolagong on: 0425 782 082
Dein Vindigni on 9464 3822  or 
Rose Walter on  0400 126 001