POTC Honours Chris Saliba

At our AGM our President, Andy James, was pleased and proud to award Chris
Saliba Life Membership and announce that we have also named courts 3 and 4
the Chris Saliba courts to recognize and acknowledge his service and
contribution over more than thirty years as coach, convener and committee
member.  His counsel and advice has been greatly appreciated by several
generations of the committee and we are grateful that he will still be
involved with our junior and senior competition activities.  When we are
allowed  we will arrange and invite members to a suitable function to
celebrate and more publicly thank Chris.

News Update

Dear Members,

Firstly, we hope that you and your families are doing OK in these difficult times.

We are writing to you to provide an update on the situation with regard to re- opening our tennis club in the wake of the Corona Virus.  As you know Victoria has flattened the curve to the extent that restrictions are slowly being eased and last Monday the Premier announced the first of these changes.  These changes “open up the opportunity for some sports to make their playing surfaces available in a limited capacity following strict guidelines.“

As is often the case the latest guidelines are open to interpretation.  The club has been directed by Manningham City Council not to open our facilities yet, but to prepare a plan to reopen that provides manages the risks associated with opening our facilities that adheres to  Sport & Recreation Victoria’s Safe Return to Play Guidelines which have only just been released.

We appreciate your patience while these important steps are taken and will provide a further update at the earliest opportunity.

Keep safe.

Park Orchards Tennis Club Committee.

COVID-19 Update

The courts and Clubhouse have been secured as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  This is consistent with instructions from the Council and will avoid uncontrolled gatherings of members at our facilities.
Our coach is permitted to undertake one to one lessons at this time.  He must comply with hygiene and distancing requirements during these sessions.  He and the Committee continue to monitor changes in advice and regulations to ensure compliance.