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As many of you are aware the current lights are 37 year old metal halide lights. These lights are well below required standards and the committee has been working with the Stonnington Council to co-fund replacement of these old lights with new LED lighting. LED offers many benefits including much brighter lights, lower maintenance costs, and minor loss over time compared to the existing lights.

The Council has has just announced that it will provide a significant contribution of  $100,000 towards these new LED lights for courts 1 to 6. The Club also intends to look at replacing the globes on courts 7 to 10 with LEDs.

This is a fantastic result for the club and our members and we would like to especially thank Councillor John McMorrow for his contribution towards this outcome.

There is a co-funding component the club will need to pay for.  We will be talking more about this later and intend on raising funds through approved tax deductable member and community fundraising. The club has reserves available for capital improvements and this is a major project that will greatly enhance the playing experience at East Malvern Tennis Club.

We hope you are as excited as we are about finally bringing this project to fruition.  It is with great pleasure that we can advise our members that Stonnington Council have agreed to provide a 50% contribution of $100,000 towards the replacement of lights on Courts 1 to 6.  

Logo & new Club shirts update

LOGO: The Logo vote has been finalised and you have voted to keep the exisitng logo (61% to 39% majority).

We have taken on board many of the comments made by members during this process and we will reveal the enhanced existing logo shortly.

CLUB SHIRTS: We are now working on updating the Club Shirts and should have them available towards the end of this year.  In the meantime we still have a number of existing shirts which are selling at $15 each, a 50% price reduction.  Contact Deb in the office to see if we have your size.

EMTC new Bank Of Melbourne Accounts

When you recieve your Annual Subs Invoice you will notice we have changed our bank accounts over to our sponsor - Bank of Melbourne.  Please remember to update your online banking details to reflect this.  

Along with the bank accounts we will have an EFTPOS machine which means you can pay your subs with your visa/mastercard over the phone; or visa/mastercard/cheque/savings in person.


We will be conducting a free night of tennis including team practice, tips from the coaches and a social function afterwards with food and drinks, with a quick word from our sponsor Bank of Melbourne.  Start time is 7pm.  More information to follow.


HITTING WALL:  You may have notice Booroondara Council have installed a hitting wall behind Courts 1&2 (under the big electricity tower).  A number of our members have already made good use of this and we invite you all to try it out.

COURTS FREE EVERY NIGHT FOR A HIT UNTIL MONDAY 25TH JULY:  Night Competition does not start until Monday 25th July so our courts are available for a hit under lights after 7pm (excluding those used by coaching).  To make a booking phone Deb on 9886 0858 before 3pm.  Remember it is $12 per hour per court for lights.

JENNY HENDERSON ROOM at Epworth Hospital Richmond: You may remember that our last fundraising effort was to donate $6000 to the Epworth Hospital Richmond in memory of the late Jenny Henderson - a tireless fundraiser at EMTC, for all forms of Cancer, over the last 30 years.  We are pleased to announce that a room has been named in Jenny's honour on behalf of EMTC.  If you are visiting the hospital you may wish to have a look at the new Lee Wing (Room 2059).  Also Room 4048 (Friends of Epworth).