Annual Club Championships Entries Now Open

Entries for the club championships are now open.  Events are:

  • Open Men’s singles and doubles
  • Open Ladies singles and doubles
  • Open Mixed doubles
  • A grade Men’s singles and doubles
  • A grade Ladies singles and doubles
  • A grade Mixed doubles.

Open grades are for everyone.

A-Grade is Badge Division 7 or lower for Men; Division 2 or lower and Thursday Badge for Ladies.

Scheduled dates are October 23, 24, 30, 31 November 6, 7, 13, 14 with Finals day on November 20 — COVID permitting.

All events will be a knockout tournament.

Maximum 3 entries per person.

MLTC Club Championships

Scheduled dates are October 23, 24, 30, 31 November 6, 7, 13, 14 with Finals day on November 20 — COVID permitting.
  • Please note separate entry for each player is required.
  • Max 3 events per player including A-grade events. Select all Open events that you would like to enter
  • A-Grade is Badge Division 7 or lower for Men; Division 2 or lower and Thursday Badge for Ladies. Max 3 events per player including Open events. Select all A-Grade Events that you would like to enter
  • If you have selected any Doubles Events above, please confirm the Event and your partner's name. If you require a partner, please confirm the Event and write 'Partner Required'
  • Have you paid your annual club membership fees? Fees MUST BE paid before entering championships.
  • ALL players must adhere to COVID and Vaccination Rules for Community Sports.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

Questions to Denis Crowley
MLTC Club Captain 

Club Newsletter – 20/9/2021 | MLTC

Doubles reminders

As you will see if you open the link to Tennis NSW https://www.tennis.com.au/nsw/news/2021/09/17/covid-19-update-as-at-17-september, many tennis venues are still not allowing doubles as they aren’t able to check proof of double vaccinations. We are extremely fortunate that MTC staff have been willing to do this both for our members and the general public and we thank Scott and Tommy for all their time and efforts in this regard.

We appreciate that it might be a little inconvenient to show your proof of double vaccination every time you play doubles. However, while Scott and Tommy may know you are vaccinated, it is a NSW Health requirement that if the venue were to be checked at any time by Police, everyone playing doubles must have their proof on them, every time.

We will keep monitoring the rules and will update members if anything changes in this regard. Singles play is still available for those who aren’t double vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

Doubles Play Rules

As of Tue 14th Sep, doubles is now allowed under the following conditions:

  1. All 4 players must be double-vaccinated & carry proof every time they play.
  2. Players must show their double-vaccinated status:
  3. On arrival at the club when checking in
  4. If requested by Police at any time
  5. Max court time for doubles is 1.5hrs for members during member’s times.
  6. Please see below for details from NSW Gov website.
  7. Please note – singles play is still allowed for those not fully vaccinated.

 

Other COVID-safe requirements remain in place:

  1. Make a booking before coming to the club on 9977 3159. You must live within the Northern Beaches LGA or within 5km from home to play.
  2. Masks required when arriving/leaving the centre and to/from your court.
  3. Use the QR code to check in.

Fee Dues

We have had a few problems with the Treasurer’s email so if you haven’t received your invoice or do not want to continue your membership please let me know.

Best wishes,
Virginia
MLTC Secretary

www.manlylawn.com.au

COVID-19 UPDATE 17 Sept | TNSW

Dear NSW tennis community

Firstly, we hope that you are all keeping well and safe during these challenging times. We thank you for your patience as we have been examining the current Public Health Order and the impacts on tennis activity throughout NSW.

Tennis NSW has been overwhelmed with requests from the community around the varying levels of restrictions now in place throughout NSW. We are working to present our guidance on tennis activities across NSW in a format that is easy to understand and to update our FAQs, we anticipate this will be available Monday 20 September.

During this week several LGAs across NSW have come in and out of lockdown as local COVID-19 cases emerge. Tennis NSW reminds its community to use the NSW Government’s webpage search that allows you to identify your current rules and restrictions by postcode. Tennis NSW staff will not undertake these searches for you.

In regards to doubles play and double vaccination, Tennis NSW is able to provide the following guidance:

DOUBLE VACCINATION – DOUBLES PLAY

Tennis NSW has received numerous enquiries in relation to whether doubles play is permitted given the partial lifting of restrictions for individuals who have been double vaccinated.

We have engaged NSW Health and NSW Office of Sport to get clarity and confirmation on whether it is the responsibility of the individual or the club/venue to ensure that they are fully vaccinated. Without receiving clarity on ultimately who is liable, then our advice is as follows:

Doubles play at a venue in a Stay-At-Home Area is NOT permitted unless the Club/Venue Operator has means by which they can verify the vaccination status of anyone wishing to play doubles at their venue. Alongside of this, the Club should be implementing all relevant COVID protocols including having a COVID-19 Safety plan, COVID-19 check-in stations and all other necessary protocols to effectively implement the 1 person per 4sqm rule (outdoor courts only) can be adhered to. All play at the venue should be on a ‘Play and Go’ basis and the Club/Venue should not permit any gatherings pre or post play.

We believe that the large majority of our venues across the State are unable to meet the requirements above however, any Club/Venue wishing to implement appropriate processes should conduct their own risk analysis and make a decision based on their own circumstances and resources.

Clubs should also note that we are aware that the NSW Police have interpreted the current Public Health Order differently in different parts of the State and should therefore be prepared to provide evidence of how they are effectively implementing and monitoring the vaccination status of those using their venue should they be asked to.

We believe that in the spirit of the Public Health Order then it is reasonable for a Club/Venue Operator to ask for evidence of a person’s vaccination status prior to play commencing.

DOUBLE VACCINATION – LONGER TERM VIEW

We have also been asked what our position will be longer term in regards to double vaccination and how it will relate to participating in tennis whether it be coaching, court hire or competition.

At this stage, it is too early to provide a definitive position on this matter until we have received further guidance from the NSW Government and the Office of Sport in regards to a roadmap back for Community Sport. There is also the broader matter of whether it will be legally permissible to require all users of a tennis venue or entrants into a tennis competition/tournament to be double vaccinated. We will continue to liaise with Tennis Australia, our other Member Associations and the other State Sporting Organisations in NSW to provide a consistent position across our sport and the wider sports community.

While Tennis NSW can provide guidance, it is the responsibility of the club, coach or venue to undertake its own independent enquiries as to whether that guidance is appropriate to be implemented. We appreciate that many of you are seeking answers for individualised questions that unfortunately we are not in a position to answer. Tennis NSW provides general advice only, and specific advice regarding the circumstances of a particular venue will need to be sought independently.

We are in the process of setting up a dedicated COVID-19 enquiry email address and this will be notified to you when our updated guidance is released next week. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding COVID-19 restrictions and tennis, please contact us at [email protected] We have a team addressing the large volume of enquiries coming through and we will endeavour to get back to all COVID-19 related enquiries within two business days.

Thank you and stay safe
Tennis NSW

Doubles Play is BACK!

Northern Beaches have confirmed we can resume doubles play under the following conditions.

  • Players must be double vaccinated.
  • Players must have with them at the time of playing proof of their double vaccination.
  • ALL players must show their proof of vaccination to MTC staff before playing.
  • Playtime for double should be 1 1/2 hours for members during member time.

After your game you must leave the courts immediately.

MLTC Secretary
www.manlylawn.com.au

Club Newsletter 13 Sept 2021 – No Doubles Play Presently

Doubles Play

Just an update to let you know the Committee understands many members are keen to play doubles.

We have been in contact with Northern Beaches Council and Tennis NSW and Service NSW as to whether we can play doubles. Once we get confirmation we let members know.

Until then it is singles only. Once we get the go ahead you must produce your vaccination certificate every time you play doubles to the MTC staff.  Please click on the link this will explain how to get your certificate https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccination-nsw/proof-of-vaccination

Best wishes,
Virginia
MLTC Secretary

www.manlylawn.com.au

Club Newsletter 7 Sept 2021

Doubles Play – We are hopeful doubles will be allowed for fully vaccinated from the 13th September but we will have to wait for official advice from our government. When it becomes official I will be notifying our members.

Fee Reminder – Your tennis membership fees are due today, if you haven’t received your renewal or are not planning on renewing, or if you have any questions about payment email [email protected]

Tennis Playing times for Members

Monday Nil
Tuesday 2 courts from 1.30pm to 7.00pm
Wednesday 2 courts from 7 am to 9 am
Thursday ALL YEAR

4 courts from 1pm to 4pm

3 courts from 4pm to 6pm

4 courts from 6pm to 8pm

2 courts from 8pm to 10pm

Friday 4 courts 6.30 pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 6 courts from 11.30 am to 6 pm (social 12-4)
Sunday 2 courts 8am to 7pm

1 court 8am to 2pm

Public Holidays 3 courts 7 am to 6 pm

Best wishes,
Virginia
MLTC Secretary

www.manlylawn.com.au

Club Membership Fees 2021

Club memberships fees are now due.

Membership renewals have been sent by email to each member. Fees have increased slightly.

Click here for revised fee schedule.

Cheers
Secretary MLTC

 

 

Sydney’s COVID-19 restrictions: What you can and cannot do from Monday

Sydneysiders must do their shopping, exercise and outdoor recreation in their local government area or within five kilometres of their home, under new rules to slow the spread of coronavirus coming into effect on Monday.

NSW entered a snap statewide lockdown at 5pm on Saturday after recording 466 new cases of COVID-19, which continues to spread throughout regional areas. There were 415 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Sunday.

From Monday, residents of Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) are restricted to their local government area for shopping, exercise and outdoor recreation. Those who need to cross into neighbouring local government areas to carry out those essential activities must not travel further than 5km from their home to do so.

Residents in Sydney’s 12 local government areas of concern must still only shop or exercise within five kilometres of home. People in these areas must also wear a mask when they leave home.

Outdoor recreation is no longer an excuse to leave home for residents in those areas, however, they can supervise a child under 12 who is playing or exercising.

The local government areas of concern are Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some suburbs of Penrith.

Sydneysiders who live outside these local government areas can enter those areas if they have a reasonable excuse, such as caring for a vulnerable person or for a co-parenting arrangement.

They cannot enter those local government areas to shop.

People who live outside the areas of concern can still enter those areas for exercise, so long as they are no further than five kilometres from their home.

 
 https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-s-covid-19-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do-from-monday-20210815-p58iwf.html

 

Sydney Badge – Term 4 Makeup Competition

Dear Players,

Thank you for your patience in this challenging time. Due to the current lockdown restrictions imposed by the NSW government we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel the remainder of the 2021 season.

However, with this decision we are also bringing good news. Tennis NSW will be running an 8 week Badge Competition across Term 4 to make up for the lost weeks. Please see the competition details below. This competition will be free of charge for all 2021 Sydney Badge Teams. This competition is also subject to change pending the public health advice.

Competition details:
Start – Thursday 7th Oct & Sat 9th Oct
Finish – Thursday 25th Nov & Sat 27th Nov
Times remain the same
8 week competition – 7 weeks of play with 1v2 GF
2nd and 4th December to be spare week for washout.

All teams will need to opt into this competition if they wish to play.

[Please advise your MLTC Team Captain or Denis ASAP if you/your team wishes to participate in this Term 4 competition.]

There will be no significant changes in the grading of this new competition. If teams choose not to play and we need to move teams to make even divisions, they will be moved according to current ladder positions from the 2021 season.

Majority of Tennis NSW costs of running the Sydney Badge competition have already been incurred which is why no refunds will be given for the 2021 Badge season and why we a running this Term 4 competition free of charge for the clubs and associations.

Please reach out if you have any questions otherwise we look forward to seeing you all back on the courts after this lockdown!
Kind Regards,
Tennis NSW Competitions

MLTC Newsletter 6Aug21

MLTC Newsletter 6 Aug 2021

Our beloved barman Kev sadly passed away yesterday, please see our tribute to him in a separate post with the information on his funeral.

Membership Database. As our President Craig mentioned, we are updating our membership database. On Monday I will be emailing you from our new platform where you will be invited to create a log in to update your details directly., If you don’t receive this email on Monday please contact me on [email protected].

Member’s Court Times

Monday Nil
Tuesday 2 courts from 1.30pm to 7.00pm
Wednesday 2 courts from 7 am to 9 am
Thursday ALL YEAR

4 courts from 1pm to 4pm

3 courts from 4pm to 6pm

4 courts from 6pm to 8pm

2 courts from 8pm to 10pm

Friday 4 courts 6.30 pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 6 courts from 11.30 am to 6 pm (social 12-4)
Sunday 3 courts 8am to 1pm

2 courts 1pm to 6pm

Public Holidays 3 courts 7 am to 6 pm

Virginia
Secretary MLTC

Vale Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards or Kev as he was fondly known passed away peacefully yesterday surrounded by family.

As most of you will know Kev has been part of the Club for around 20 years. He started off helping with the Seaside tournament, then was asked to work as our barman. Kev was more than a barman he was an integral part of Manly Lawn Tennis Club. He knew everyone by name and their drink. He was someone you could talk to and I personally enjoyed his stories about life before retirement as well as his informed tips on the weekends rugby and rugby league results.

On Saturday, he always made sure we had cheese and crackers on the bar when our players had finished their matches. If he wasn’t in the bar he out the back chopping up cheese squares. He always arrived early and didn’t leave until everyone was finished, Kev was part of some big nights at the bar.

Kev was an exceptional person, friendly, reliable and honest and will be sadly missed by all that have known him. We pass on our condolences to Alison his wife and his daughter’s Leone and Vicki, son in laws and four grandchildren.

Due to COVID only family will be able to attend the funeral that will he held next Thursday 12 August 2021 at 11am through Maurer Family Funerals. There will be a video link that I will pass on closer to the date.

Virginia
Secretary MLTC

New powers, new fines as police crackdown on non-compliance | Northern Beaches Council

Friday, 30 July 2021

NSW Police will be out monitoring the beaches this weekend.

The increased police presence is part of a Sydney-wide operation that will see thousands of police officers deployed across Greater Sydney from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Police Transport Command and general duties to enforce the health orders.

Earlier this week, the NSW government announced enhanced police powers, additional fines and tighter new rules that will spearhead the enforcement response against people who refuse to do the right thing during a global pandemic, including:

• new powers that have been granted to the NSW Police Commissioner to shut down businesses, construction sites and public premises where there is a risk to public health; and

• penalties for not wearing a mask where required increased from $200 to $500.

Northern Beaches Council rangers, together with the Local Area Command will be actively monitoring the beaches and public spaces to ensure everyone is doing the right thing.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000

www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/council/news/new-powers-new-fines-police-crackdown-on-non-compliance