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BIG TENNIS DAY @ BAXTER TENNIS CLUB - Nov 30th

November 14, 2014
SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER 

Playing tennis is great fun for all ages. Your big tennis day at Baxter Tennis Club will offer first timers coaching with the support of qualified coaches and match play for experience players. It’s a sporting opportunity to have fun, develop your skills and compete in a round robin trophy tournament. It’s going to be a social day out for all the family along with deaf and hearing players of all ages and abilities. This ‘ACE’ activity is made possible with the support of Peter Thrupp Tennis, Baxter Tennis Club and Deaf Tennis Australia.


MEET: Baxter Tennis Club.  The club is located at Baxter Park, South Frankston, corner of Frankston-Flinders and Sage's Road Baxter. (Take Somerville Exit off the Peninsula Link Freeway) Entrance is off Frankston – Flinders Road, Baxter
TIME: 10.30 – 1.30pm    
COST: $ 15 Children ( Adults are free) AGES: 7 year old and older

BBQ sizzle & light refreshment available on the day. Travel assistance is available on route from DCA to Baxter. RSVP: Thursday 28 November. Please text 0419 364349 your attendance to Pete Folan


 

Interested in International Deaf Tennis Competition?

November 11, 2014

There are two major events on the International Deaf Tennis Calendar for 2015, being the World Deaf Tennis Championships and the Asia Pacific Deaf Games.  If you're interested in competing please indicate your interest ASAP using the expression of interest form, available here.

If your game's not quite at that level, stay tuned for state/national events, and the Australian Deaf Games in January 2016! 

 

VIC - TENNIS DAYS @ BAXTER TENNIS CLUB - 26 OCT & 30 NOV

September 14, 2014

Playing tennis is great fun for all ages. Your big tennis day at Baxter Tennis Club will offer first timers coaching with the support of qualified coaches and match play for experience players. It’s a sporting opportunity to develop your skills and compete in a round robin trophy tournament. It’s going to be a fun and social day out for deaf and hearing players of all ages and abilities. This ‘ACE’ activity is made possible with the support of Thrupp Tennis, Baxter Tennis Club and Deaf Tennis Australia.

 

“I wanted to say how good and well organised (if a little chilly) the tennis was for the Deaf Sports Day.  Peter Thrupp was so patient with the kids, some of whom I think had never picked up a tennis racquet before. A great introduction to the game for them.”  - Teacher of the Deaf, Victorian College for the Deaf (August 2013)

 

MEET: Baxter Tennis Club, Entrance Frankston – Flinders Road, Baxter (Take South Frankston Exit off the Peninsula Link Freeway.)
TIME:
10.30 – 2.30pm (26th Oct and 30th Nov) 
COST: $ 20 Children ( Adults are free)     
AGES: All Ages  

To register use booking form or contact Pete Folan  E: recreation@deafchildren.org.au

 

2014 National Deaf Tennis Champs - Brisbane, June 14th & 15th

March 2, 2014


Join us for the 2014 championships, a weekend of tennis and social activities! Open
to all ages and standards. All players are guaranteed at least 2 matches per event.
Excellent spectator facilities. Finals day on Sunday along with a social
mixed/handicapped doubles event for all non finalists.

Summary details:
June 14th & 15th at the
Queensland Tennis Centre
190 King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson 4105
ENTRIES CLOSE: Singles & Doubles: Monday June 2nd

Full details: Click here for a flyer
Entry form: Click here
 

Deaf Kids on Court at the Australian Open

March 2, 2014

During the recent Australian Open, 17 deaf and hard of hearing kids from Victoria had the opportunity to experience this by walking onto Hisense Arena for the Hot Shots Kids on Court clinic.  Click here for more.
 

 

Photos from 2013 Deaflympics (Bulgaria)