MLTC Newsletter 15 Mar 2022

Badge Teams Preliminary Grading

Club Captain’s Report

Badge Practice Courts will be available each Saturday now.
Four courts 1130am to 1pm
Two courts 1 pm to 230pm
Two courts 230pm to 4pm
Four courts 4pm to 6pm
Teams of 7 or more can book 2 courts
Smaller teams 1 court only
Only doubles play

Social Courts will be
Two courts 11.30am to 1pm
Four courts 1pm to 4pm
Two courts 4pm to 6pm
These times will remain until Badge begins
Please book with Denis on 0407021624
You can only book week to week
If two teams want the same times on Saturday we will share it around from week to week .
Sunday you can book online
No Thursday night bookings.

Online Bookings

The times you can book members courts online are:

  • Tuesdays – 4pm to 7pm (2 courts available)
  • Wednesdays – 7am to 9am (2 courts available)
  • Fridays – 6.30pm to 8.30pm (4 courts available)
  • Sundays – 8am to 2pm (3 courts available) and then 2pm to 7pm (2 courts available)

All other members times (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons) will remain social tennis where generally a court captain will put players into groups on the day. Courts cannot be pre-booked during social tennis.

To book a member’s court please go to

  • You have a unique membership number, if you haven’t received it let me know.
  • Complete your details and submit – you’ll receive an email confirmation which you can use to cancel your court should you need to.
  • To allow fair court use for everyone, max booking time is 1 hour on Tues (4pm, 5pm or 6pm start), Wed (7am or 8am start) or Fri (6.30pm or 7.30pm start).
  • On Sun, you can book 1hr singles or 1.5hrs doubles. To book an additional 30mins on Sun, please book an hour, then book the extra 30 mins as another booking.
  • You can book up to 7 days ahead.
  • Please read the additional details under the booking table online via the link above.
  • We will be monitoring court usage, cancellations, bookings etc. along with feedback from both members and Manly Tennis Centre over this trial. Constructive feedback is welcome while we are all learning the new system.

Please note:

  • For all members court bookings between 1st March and 31st May, you will need to book online, you will no longer be able to call the pro shop to book a members court. (Bookings between today and 28 Feb will still be taken by the pro shop.)
  • To book a court outside of the members times listed above, please call the pro shop on 02 9977 3159 and pay for your court.
  • General public will still need to call the pro shop to book courts, this trial is only for MLTC members during member’s times. The booking link above should not be shared and is not available to the public.

If you have any questions or any problems booking online, please contact Virginia on [email protected] / 0428 615 155 or Sarah on [email protected] / 0432 719 210. We are more than happy to help. (The pro shop will not be able to help with online bookings.)

Best wishes,

Best wishes,
MLTC Secretary

MLTC Newsletter 8 Mar 2022

Saturday was rain free and we were able to conclude the Combined Age Championships.

Sunday unfortunately was a washout again so the Combined 100 Mixed will be played sometime in the future.

On Saturday only 3 pairs played the 40 Ladies Doubles with Krista and Sarah winning the round robin.

The Mens 60 doubles also had only 3 pairs with Gordon and Quinton winning.

The Mens 40 doubles had two pools of 4 pairs each.

Geoff Dunstan and Stephane won Pool A and The two Steves (Wilko and Netto) won Pool B

In a tense final Netto and Wilko came from behind to win 6-4.

All winners on the day received a bottle of vintage wine from the Club’s cellar.

Badge Team Entry closed on March 6 and gradings should be released on March 11.

Any Captain unhappy with their grading has 48 hours only to submit an appeal with reasons why their team should be promoted. Send the appeal to me and I will forward to The Badge Appeals Panel.

Denis Crowley.

Best wishes,
MLTC Secretary

MLTC Newsletter 28 Feb 2022

Rain washed out The Combined Age Championships on Saturday and Sunday.

The courts were very damp on Sunday Morning and several pairs had already withdrawn from the event so it was decided to play the Combined 100 Mixed next Sunday.

All pairs entered for Saturday and Sunday will be entered for next weekend unless you tell me otherwise.





Badge Teams will be entered this week and we have 6 Mens’ Teams and 3 Ladies Teams.

Thursday Ladies will have 1 Team.

By having less teams this year we will have 2 courts weekly and  4 courts available each fortnight for Social Tennis.

Paul Wigney’s Funeral was attended on Friday by a large number of people with MLTC members prominent.

Many eulogies were given about Paul’s long and interesting life. He was always smiling and willing to help and assist in all aspects of his life. He will be sorely missed.

Ron Jeff’s is recovering in hospital, we all want to wish him a quick recovery and look forward to seeing him on the courts soon.

Denis Crowley

CPR Course

We’d like to thank the 16 members who came along to the CPR training day with Surf Lifesaving NSW earlier in Feb. It’s fantastic to have more members who know how to perform CPR and how to use the de-fib machine (located on the wall outside the bar). All course attendees should now have received their e-certificate from Sarah. We hope to run another course in a year’s time.

Best wishes,
MLTC Secretary

MLTC Newsletter 17 Feb 2022

Senior Club Championships

The Men’s and Ladies 40 plus and 60 plus singles will be played this Saturday,
Noon start 3 short sets each in a round robin.

Sunday will be the same format at 9.30am start for Combined Age 100 Men’s and Ladies Doubles.
Social Play on Saturday will be on 2 courts only until the Club  Championships finish.
No club courts on Sunday morning for social play.

Good luck to all
Denis Crowley

Best wishes,
MLTC Secretary

MLTC Newsletter 9 Feb 2022

Last Chance To Sign Up

Badge Sign Up

The Badge season will start in April. If you are wanting to play Badge you must complete an online form before 13 Feb – please click here to submit your Badge entry form.

Senior Club Champs

Our annual Club Championships start in February. We’d love to see more entries in our aged Club Champs over the weekends of 20/21 and 27/28 Feb. All events are round robin and just for fun, singles and doubles.

Entries close 13 Feb, enter here.

Best wishes,
MLTC Secretary

Annual Senior Club Championships. Entries Close Feb 13

Entries are open also for Aged Club Championships in February. Dates are as below

Saturday February 19  Mens 40+ Singles Mens 60+ singles  Ladies 40+ Singles Ladies 60+ Singles

Sunday February  20  Combined 100 Mens Doubles  Combined 100 Ladies Doubles

Saturday February 26 Mens 40+ Doubles Mens 60+ Doubles Ladies 40+ Doubles Ladies 60+ Doubles

Sunday February 27 Combined 100 Mixed



All events will be fun so don’t be afraid to enter

All ages will be kept secret by me. Entries close on February 13.  Enter below.

Denis Crowley
MLTC Club Captain


Club Championships 2021 Results

Results for the Annual Club Championships:











Thank you to Dean Hodgson for, once again, preparing the draws and publishing the results!

Congrats to all competitors.

Club Champs Pics

Club Championships Results & Draws Week 5

Results & Draws for the Annual Club Championships:











Thank you to Dean Hodgson for, once again, preparing the draws!

Good luck to all competitors.

MLTC Newsletter 15 Nov

Super Doubles on Thursday 18 November.

The Super Doubles will use courts 1,2 and 4. Court 3 will be available for social players who are not in the round robin.

Tennismania part 2

Tennis certainly was the winner on the weekend. Saturday being one of the best days tennis seen at the club for many years. Next Saturday should be even better with Four Finals on Court 1 beginning at noon .

The full draw and summary will be published on Thursday.

Sofie Sullivan is now a Four Time Ladies Open Champion after defeating Emily Peake in a titanic struggle 3-6 6-1 7-6. The match could have gone either way but Sofie was the eventual winner and pocketed $200 tax free for her efforts. Emily had to settle for $100. Congratulations to both ladies for their effort and sportsmanship.

Two Mens semis were next to be played with Cameron Green defeating Bosko Novakovic 7-6 6-2

and Andrew Riminton defeating Sean White 6-4 6-3.

Both matches entailed some long rallies with the top 2 seeds in Andrew and Cameron winning through to next weeks final.

Two Mens Doubles semi finals were played as well.

Cameron Green/Todd Maloney defeated Milton DaRocha/Jon Corney  6-1 6-3

Sean White/Jono Walker defeated Boyd Blackburn/Bosko Novakovic  6-4 6-2.

On late Sunday a Mixed Doubles semi was played and Maria Nicol/Andrew Riminton defeated

Carolina Penna y Lillo/ Milton DaRocha  7-6 6-3.

Finals Day November 20 will be a terrific day of tennis followed by a Brazilian barbecue.

See you there.

Denis Crowley.

Best wishes,
MLTC Secretary

Club Championships Results & Draws Week 4


Results & Draws for the Annual Club Championships:











Thank you to Dean Hodgson for, once again, preparing the draws!

Good luck to all competitors.

MLTC Newsletter 8 Nov

AGM Reminder Monday 15th November, 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. Email me if you would like to join by Zoom.

Club Championships Updates

The A Grade Mixed Final was played on Sunday with Michelle Stevens And Brett Zeola winning in straight sets over Narelle Kinsey and Peter Roberts. The winners will receive their prizemoney on Finals Day whilst the runners up can choose a bottle of wine each from Milton’s wine cellar.

The Ladies finalists are decided after two long matches on Saturday and the top seed Emily Peake defeated Krista Oates whilst second seed and returning past champion Sofie Sullivan was successful over Carolina Penna Y Lillo.

The Ladies Final will be next Saturday at NOON so reserve your seats early.

The top 4 Mens seeds have now reached the semi finals stage and they will battle it out on Saturday following the Ladies Final on Court 1.

Cameron Green defeated Milton on Saturday and he will play Bosko who defeated Roberto Gallardo in his quarter final match.

Then Bosko and Boyd teamed up to defeat Geoff Dunstan and Fernando Alves in a doubles quarter final.
They will take on 2nd seeds Sean White and Jono Walker on Saturday at 5pm
Milton and Jon Corney are waiting to play their semi final at noon on Saturday against the winners on Friday night between Top seeds Cam Green and Todd Maloney v Justin Hooley and Vincent LHeure.

Four time Champion Andrew Riminton had a tough match also defeating Mike O’Connor and he will play Sean White who won thru last weekend.

The Ladies Doubles semis were played and in a marathon effort on Friday evening Sarah Bunting and Krista Oates the 2nd seeds were winners over Sofie Sullivan and Virginia Longfellow.

Then late on Saturday the top seeded Emily Peake and Carolina won over Kristina Curtis and Kirsten Bruce.

The Ladies Doubles Final will be on November 20.

On Sunday the 2nd seeded pairing of Sarah Bunting and Jono Walker had a tough fight to defeat Krista Oates and Todd Maloney In the Mixed doubles semi.

At the same time the 1st seeds in Milton and Carolina won their quarter final Mixed over Virginia and Craig Withell.

They have a tough match next Sunday in their semi final playing Maria Nicol and Andrew Riminton.

The winners to play Sarah and Jono in The Mixed Final on November 20.

The A grade mens singles  quarters and semis were played last Saturday with Alan Bourchardt and Gavin McVean, the top 2 seeds and last years finalists winning through.

Alan defeated Matthew Curtis 9-8 in a long game then demolished a large pizza and went on and won 6-2 6-2 against Stefan Fontes.

Gavin was successful over Hugo in two tough sets.

The Final will be played possibly midweek as both players are  away over the next two weekends.

The A grade mens doubles quarters and semis were played with Top seeds in Alan Bourchardt and Daniel defeating Ray Dummett and Des Tempany on Saturday and Hugo And Christo in a marathon 3 setter on Sunday.

The up and coming pairing of Bede Kirwan and Matthew Curtis with a combined age of 25 years defeated the 2nd seeds with a combined age of 137 years in Denis and Chris Diaz in straight sets.

They will play the final against Alan and Daniel on November 20.

Chris and I are ordering pizzas before the match next time but somehow I don’t think it will help.

Full results can be found online.

Denis Crowley

Best wishes,
MLTC Secretary