Club reopening and new rules of play

Hume Council have officially granted us permission to reopen the courts for members.

In order to conform with the current restrictions in place in Victoria around social gatherings, and requirements from the council, some temporary changes have been made.

Member access

The member’s gate has been reactivated so as to allow members access using their smart cards.

However, any member who wishes to use the courts outside of any club sanctioned events or coaching must follow the below procedure:

  1. Prior to arriving at the courts, members must SMS Aimee Piesik on 0490 789 655, and state:
    • the names of all people who will be attending the courts
    • the time the member wishes to use the courts
  2. Aimee will confirm by return SMS whether there is court availability at the time requested.
  3. With this confirmation, the member will be permitted to use their smart card to access the courts at the requested time.

We will keep track of all smart cards used to unlock the gate, and will be making sure that all people who unlock the gate have previously been approved for entry.

Social distancing

As a part of our reopening conditions, all people entering the club must keep a 1.5m distance between them and all others.

This means no hand shakes, high fives or even elbow bumps. It also means allowing appropriate distance when walking through gates in the club.

We also ask that players enter, play and leave as soon as is practicable afterward.

The full guidelines as provided by Tennis Victoria are available below:

Return to Tennis Guidlelines – Tennis Victoria

Clubroom access

The clubrooms will remain closed to all members until further notice. They may be opened solely for toilet access during club organised events or coaching, but this will be decided on a case by case basis.

Coaching and club organised social play

Guccione Tennis will be resuming on a modified program as of this week.

Get in touch with them for further details.

The club will also be organising social hits for members in the near future. These will be organised to meet the requirements in place in Victoria. Members will be contacted shortly with further details.

Competition play

The NSJTA and NSNTA competitions remain suspended, and are unlikely to resume until July or August. When the club is given further details about a resumption date we will inform all players.

Membership and team fees

The committee has decided that until such time as the club is operating at a satisfactory level that all membership fees will not apply. This means as of the time of writing, members will be entitled to a 2 month credit on next year’s membership. Those who wish to cancel their membership may be entitled to a partial refund, and should contact the Treasurer for further details.

Also, all team fees for the Autumn 2020 NSNTA, and Season 1 2020 NSJTA seasons, will be credited in full back to members on their next membership invoice where payment has already been made. Any unpaid team fee invoices for the above-mentioned seasons will also be cancelled.

Annual General Meeting 2018

Westmeadows Tennis Club held its 2018 Annual General Meeting on Sunday July 8th. At this meeting, the Committee of Management was elected for the 2018/19 club year. It is as follows:

President: David Puddefoot
Vice President: Daniel Almond
Secretary: Chris Thomas
Treasurer: Rachel Almond
Senior Tennis Coordinator: Nabil Chakelli
Junior Tennis Coordinator: Yasemin Alcin
Facilities Coordinator: Jill Almond
Communications Coordinator: Anthony Stromei
Membership Coordinator: Position vacant

Anyone interested in joining the committee should go to our Join the Committee page for further information.

President David Puddefoot also presented his President’s Report, which can be read here.

Club Championship Grand Final Day

On the 3rd of June, the club held the Senior and Junior Club Championship Grand Finals.

It was an enjoyable day, with over 40 people in attendance enjoying a French inspired lunch put on by club member, Tony Robertson.

Matches were of a great standard and the sportsmanship on display made all those in attendance very proud to be associated with Westmeadows Tennis Club.

We are pleased to advise our newest club champions are as follows;

MENS OPEN CHAMPION: Craig Rissinich defeated Chrisitian DiCocco

Unfortunately for Christian, injury struck. Team mates of Christian, don’t worry – out for 6 weeks with hamstring strain. He believes back in time for Spring Season in August!

LADIES OPEN CHAMPION: Mary Zoomalan defeated Michelle Todorov 

Michelle hit very well, but Mary displayed the sort of tennis of an A Reserve Tuesday lady. Well done!

BOYS OPEN CHAMPION: Zazim Alcin defeated Andrew Thomas 

A fantastic competitive match, that took 3 sets to determine the winner!

GIRLS OPEN CHAMPION: Lauren Wheeler defeated Emily Thomas

Great hitting by both, Lauren appearing too strong on the day.

UNISEX OPEN CHAMPION: Sebastian Italiano defeated Trent Piesik

Great courage from Trent to finish the match despite injury. I’m not sure what we were most pleased with though. The great match from Sebastian, or the speech he gave when he collected his trophy. Well done Sebastian.

These great club days are only possible because our members participate and support.

To all involved, thank you.

Sponsor Mentions:

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Smart Property – Yannick and Will couldn’t attend the day, but helped the club out with some much needed funds to help make the event a free event for all. If anyone is looking for Investment Property Assistance, Smart Property can help. For more information visit: Smart Property Website


Team Selection for Night Tennis

The Westmeadows Tennis Club Committee would like to inform you that team selection for night tennis is currently underway.

With teams due in on the 15th June 2018 now is the time to let us know if you want to play competition.

For more information, visit our Senior Tennis page in the menu.

Day’s Agenda: End of Season and Club Championship Grand Find Day

We look forward to a great day of coming together as a club and supporting our finalists.

If you would still like to attend please email:

Bring On The Autumn 2018 Season.

Senior Tennis News:
Hope you have been practicing! The Autumn 2018 season starts with the ladies on Tuesday night…
The team packs are ready for captains to collect from the club rooms at 7pm.

We look forward to yet another fun and competitive season of tennis.

Remember, for all competition enquires be sure to contact Nabil Chakelli or Joel Ganino.

See you at the club soon.



Have you wanted to learn how to play tennis?
Perhaps you want to be part of a local sporting community?
Whatever your reason, the Westmeadows Tennis Club wants to welcome you to our 2018 Open Day, Saturday the 3rd February 2018.

Come and meet our coaches, including 2 time Olympian & Professional player Chris Guiccione , club committee members and mingle with other like minded people who all share in a common interest – Tennis!

No Entry Fees. Friends and Family Welcome.

End of Season Celebration

On the 9th of December, the club put on one of our most attended events in a long time.

80 members and their families crammed into our club rooms and were treated to a feast of food, awards, acknowledgements and thank yous for hard work throughout 2017.

The Committee would like to extend a big thank you to Yasemin Alcin (Junior Coordinator), Joel Ganino (Membership) and the Junior Parents committee for all the hard work put in to organising the event.

This event is something that will become a regular on the club calendar and we look forward to seeing more members in the years ahead.

Committee duties for the club have now ended for 2017 and will resume in February 2018. In the meantime, from 7pm Wednesday nights the club will be having the usual mid season hit ups.

We look forward to seeing members then.

Lastly, we will leave you with a few happy snaps from the End of Year Celebration…

AGENDA Confirmed – End of Year Celebration, 9th December 2017








The Westmeadows Tennis Club is pleased to invite all members and families to the End of  Year Celebration.

When: 9th December 2017

Time: from 12pm – Lunch 1pm

Where: Westmeadows Tennis Club Clubrooms

RSVP: 2nd December 2017 – Please get in early as event is catered.

It is a jam packed agenda and we certainly hope you have a lot of fun on the day.

For more information, visit our dedicated page:

To register your attendance:

  • WTC Committee

End of Season Break Up – SAVE THE DATE 9th Dec 2017


The Westmeadows Tennis Club will be holding an end of season break up on the 9th December 2017.

It will be a Saturday afternoon event that will entail plenty of fun, laughter and food as only the festive season can provide.

We look forward to sharing with you more information about the event once it comes to hand.