2019 End of Year Newsletter FPTC.


Hi members,

just a quick email to keep you up with tennis club news &

arrangements for Xmas New Year break.

Welcome to all new members who have joined in the last few months, we hope

your time at the club is enjoyable.

Special hello to all members who are doing it tough with health issues, get well &

see you on the court next year.

The Xmas Party:

To be held at the club on the 21st. December from around 3pm on, the club will

supply food & refreshments. If you feel inclined, feel free to bring any food you

may desire.

Captains vs Presidents day will be held on same afternoon from 1pm, all are

welcome, usual procedure you will all be assigned to a team as you arrive.

Opening times over Xmas New Year; the tennis courts will be open for your

use & free to public over the Managers break 20th. Dec. to 7th. Jan. except for

dates Jan 3-6/2020 (see below).


Big thanks to Tim, Jules & their team for managing the Tennis Centre, they will

be on their Xmas break from 20th. December to January 7th. 2020.

Spring Championships were held 10th. Nov., 72 entries in all colour balls;

PrimarySchools challenge played Saturday 16/11, teams from all over the north side of

the Harbour bridge participated.

Northern Suburbs TA will have use of the courts from Jan. 3-6 (8am-8pm) next

year for their Junior Tournament. The courts may become available during this

time if they finish matches early, so ring in to check, 99755189. Saturday social

is planned to go ahead as usual on 4th, we will have use of 2 courts.

TBTA Invitational set for Sunday 8/12.

Vets 040yrs. Club Championship;

The Mens Singles: congratulations Bill Tanner, this year was a shorter version

of the past tournament. Round Robin played between Elio, Eric, Bill & Matt. Bill

won his 3 sets taking out the winners title.

The Mens Doubles Round Robin was played a few weeks ago & the two pairs

with best scores played a best of 3 sets final. Congratulations to the winners

Geoff Ebb & Greg Jones who beat Bill & Jonathan Nyuen 7-5 in the 3rd. set.

2020 will see a return of the Open Championships, it is intended they will be

played mid year when the Competition teams take a break in between comps.

Competition teams; we have Monday Night Ladies Grade 2, Tuesday Mens

Singles, Wednesday Night Mens Grade 1, 2 &3 are in finals Dec. 11, & Saturday

Afternoon Mixed play a semi-final this Saturday at Forestville.

Social; Tuesday & Saturday afternoons 1-5pm; Friday nights 7-9 pm. 1st. & last

Friday of each month.


Always an ongoing issue is the maintenance of the club;

Northern Beaches Council (NBC) refurbished the clubhouse gutters, installing a

new down pipe & drainage to the car park, gutter guard to stop balls & tree litter

blocking gutters & down pipes.

Blocked toilets & sewer pipes are a never ending issue; NBC installed new pipes

from the fence at back of clubhouse to a junction near Langford Cr., the old pipes

were about 8yo & blocked by tree roots.

Pine trees were trimmed &/or removed by NBC to help with the mess the pine

trees deposit in the gutters & the courts, a big improvement.

Committee 2019-2020;



TREASURER; Bill Tanner


SECRETARY; Tim Flakelar

COMMITTEE Alastair Turnbull & Hamish Lilly.

Have a safe & enjoyable Christmas & New Year, & enjoy the Summer of Tennis.




Competition Teams:

Ladies Comp Teams Northern Beaches Monday Night:

Team 1:  Natalie Novotni and Sophie Belevski:  didn't make the finals.

Team 2:  Jackie Bitmead and Di Grady:  didn't make the finals.

Team 3:  Amanda Bootes and Janinne Hanson:  didn't make the finals.

Team 4:  Karen Willets  and Jenny Gentles:  won their finals match.

Saturday Afternoon NSTA Mixed Comp:

Team 1:  Bill Tanner, Bob Kleinkopf, Ian Bray, Sharen Kleinkopf, Kim Blackburne, Chris Lane and Pip Cameron:  won the finals.

If you are interested in playing in a competition team please contact:  captain@forestvilleparktennis.com

Our annual inter club challenge with Belrose Tennis Club was held on Saturday, 9 September 2017 at Belrose Tennis Club.

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon of tennis with the picture below of Adrian Diebold, the Belrose Club Captain showing a disappointed face at their loss of 20 to 12 sets.

Congratulations Forestville Park Tennis Club who returned the shield to our club.







Forestville Park Tennis Club was invited to a corporate box at the APIA Tennis on 9 January 2017 in recognition of being one of the top 20 tennis clubs in NSW.

The top 20 clubs were selected based on the following criteria within the last year:

   Registered Club Members

    Use of My Tennis

   Active Payment Gateway for online registrations through My Tennis

    Registered to Hot Shots

   Registered to Cardio Tennis

   Use of League Manager

   Completed an Operational Health Check

Clubs in attendance were: 

  • Kendall Tennis Club - mid north coast 35km south of Port Macquarie
  • Grafton City Tennis Club
  • Forestville Park Tennis Club
  • Casino Town Tennis Club
  • The Neutral Bay Club
  • Port Macquarie Tennis Club
  • Northern Suburbs Tennis Association Love'n Deuce
  • Gosford & District Tennis Association
  • Kiama Tennis Club
  • Topspin Tennis Newcastle
  • Paramount Tennis Club - Dubbo
  • Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
  • Kim Warwick Tennis - Hornsby
  • Sydney Maccabi Tennis - Paddington formed in 1944 for the Jewish community
  • The Entrance District Tennis Club
  • Hawkesbury District Tennis Association
  • City Community Tennis - Surrey Hills
  • Nepean District Tennis Association   
  • Thurgoona Tennis Club - Albury
  • Forster Tennis Club

 It is an honor to be recognized by Tennis NSW as a top 20 club in NSW and a big thanks goes to Tim Bigg and his staff as much of the criteria was met by his commitment to tennis in our area and the growth of our club.





Inter Club Challenge against Belrose Tennis Club

On Saturday, 10 September Forestville hosted our annual challenge against the Belrose Tennis Club and had a significant loss of 20 sets to 10 therefore reluctantly passing the shield over to Belrose. Both clubs had 10 men and 6 ladies representing their club and we all enjoyed a lovely afternoon of competitive tennis. Looking forward to our re-match in 2017 where I'm sure we'll win the shield back to its rightful owners!



     Ian Bray recognised by Tennis NSW for outstanding service

At the recent Apia International, our own Ian Bray was recognised by Tennis NSW for his outstanding contributions to officiating in tennis.  Ian has been involved as an official in a huge number of national and international tournaments (including the Australian Open) for a number of years and we would like to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS Ian for this recognition.  We know that there have been many, many hours of volunteer work and it’s great to see you formally acknowledged.

Ian, accompanied by his wife Leone and daughter Nicola, attended the inaugural Service to Tennis Lunch at the Apia International in Sydney where he was presented with the George Fletcher Memorial  Award.

Ian Bray George Fletcher Award copy

Contact Info

  • Cnr Lanford & Melwood Avenues, Forestville
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  • Tel: 02 9975 5189

About Forestville Tennis Centre

  • The facility boasts 6 beautifully maintained artificial grasscourts with floodlights
  • A large well equiped club house with pro shop and kitchen
  • Cabanas at the rear of the courts and a BBQ area