LPTC Dec Newsletter – Social Tennis – Coaching – Memberships – Bar Loton – PLTC and MORE

Hi LPTC members and friends –

Please find our December newsletter below, regarding events at and around the Club for your reading pleasure!

The season has started with a ACE… The Committee and I are very pleased with the Open Day held on Saturday 3rd November. It was great to see many returning members and new faces join the Club. With over 80 members already signed up, this year already promises to be the best year ever. I encourage you to tell your friends and family members about LPTC and to come on down and participate in one of the many tennis and social events planned for the season. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and connect with our Facebook Group for up-to-date communications.

Our Focus… An important goal and commitment for this year is to re-surface our two hard courts. This will allow our courts to be upgraded for the benefit of our members and the general public who hire the courts. The Committee are determined to provide better facilities for its members and to contribute to the sustainability of the Club, and aim to raise the required funds to cover this cost. LPTC is a member-based managed Tennis Club therefore your involvement and support throughout the 2018 / 2019 season will be imperative in achieving our court re-surfacing goal. We are always in need of helping hands, so if you are able to volunteer your time during different events or the clubs busy bee or Club functions, please speak to a committee member for more information or email lotonparktennis@gmail.com

Social Tennis – Saturday Social and Wednesday Twilight Tennis

Join us for a hit of social tennis every Saturday from 1:00pm until 5:00pm and Wednesday from 5:00pm until dark. This is for all members and friends of all tennis levels (beginners to advance) who want to have a hit of tennis. Bring your friends along who might be thinking of trying tennis for the first time or in need of encouragement to dust off their racquet. LPTC not only provides an open and safe space for LGBTIQ tennis players of all levels, but also welcomes all members of the wider Perth community who share the value of diversity and inclusion. The Bar is open during social tennis and BBQ’s may be put on by the club at various times.
At social tennis we encourage members to bring or bake snacks to share at the afternoon tea and all contributions are appreciated.

Coaching Drills (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced) – Expression of Interests now Open!

Coaching sessions are planned for Saturday mornings from the 1st of December 2018 over 4 weeks. There will be Advanced, Immediate and Beginners coaching sessions pending numbers. If you are interested, or now someone who is, express your interest now to either Geoff Young and Michael Lee; or email you EOI to  lptc.captain@gmail.com

Pennants – Inter-Club Competition

Summer pennants is underway, with 6 teams representing LPTC. We currently have 5 out of the 6 teams in the top 4 for their division. Please feel free to watch some of the matches at the Club or at other clubs and support your fellow members. If you are interested in finding our more information, please contact Michael Lee (Club Captain) lptc.captain@gmail.com

Perth Lawn Tennis Championships (PLTC) – Friday 4th Jan to Sunday 6th Jan 2019

As part of the worldwide Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA), we are excited about hosting the third Perth Lawn Tennis Championship (PLTC) in January 2019. There will be a number of tennis and social events over the jam packed weekend. Schedule of events include the following –

  • Wednesday 2nd January – Twilight Tennis will occur for LPTC members and PLTC tennis players
  • Thursday 3rd January 2019 is Hopman Cup tennis – please contact Tony Boutoubia or Doug Kirkwood if you are interested in attending  (limited tickets available)
  • Friday 4th to Sunday 6th Jan 2019 – Full days of competition (Currently 110 players have registered) – Members welcomed to watch if not participating in the tournament
  • Friday night 4th Jan 2019 – PLTC Players dinner (members welcomed)
  • Saturday night 5th Jan 2019 – The famous White Party – All welcomed – HUGE party event for all members, players, LGBTIQ and Perth community!!!

Club Championships – 30th and 31st March and 6th and 7th April 2019

The prestigious annual Club Championships is open for all members across all levels and events (singles, doubles and mixed). It will be organised over two weekends 30th and 31st March and 6th and 7th April 2019. Entries will open early next year – Stay tuned and get practicing!!!

Venue Hire – Loton Park Tennis Club is a great venue, with on-site parking, bar and close to the CBD

Planning to have a birthday party or a special occasion and need a venue? Having a work function or know of any family member or friend who might need a venue to help celebrate their special event? Please speak to Greg Bradford (Venue Hire Manager) for more information or email lptc.venuehire@gmail.com. Member discount rates apply.

Sponsorship – Attention Perth businesses!!!

At Loton Park we value the support and commitment of our Sponsors. If you are part of a business or own a business that is looking to give back to the community and would benefit from the promotion of your business with our members and guests, please contact Michael Duke (Vice President) or email lptc.vicepresident@gmail.com

Want to hire a tennis court at LPTC?

All courts can be booked on our website for personal use through the “Book a Court” on-line system. Our courts are available for members to use outside of the Social Play times for Free with the Hard Courts being available at night for a minimal fee. Grass Courts are for Members use only, so in order to keep our courts in top shape throughout the season, please ensure your tennis shoes are grass and hard court friendly. If you are unable to book a court on line and have not set up your own log in details, please do not hesitate to contact the Michael Lee (Club Captain) lptc.captain@gmail.com or a Committee member.

Stay Connected and hear all about Loton Park Tennis Club!!!

We would like to make sure you are engaged throughout the year. Whilst we will do presentations and club updates at each social tennis day, we will also communicate through e-mail and social media.

  • Are you or someone you know not receiving the Loton Park Tennis Club E-mails? If not, please let us know and email your details to lotonparktennis@gmail.com
    • Are you on Facebook? If so, like the Loton Park Tennis Club Page and receive immediate Club updates
    • If you are on Facebook – are you a member of the Loton Park Tennis Club Members and Sponsors group? If not, search and connect to this group or ask Tony and he will help you connect.
    • For all the latest news on the club, check out our website at www.lotonpark.com.au. The website will find all the information you could possible want about the club and its history.  There is also a ‘Members Only’ section containing photos’ from past events, your committee members contact details and a wealth of other club information.