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Friday, 02 September 2011 07:29

The Burwood Management Team has been working tirelessly over the Winter to prepare for the launch of BTC’s Super Summer of Tennis. Please read on to see all the exciting events coming up in the Summer.


Toptenn Hot Shots Bus

Very soon the Burwood Tennis Club and the Toptenn Tennis Academy will have their very own 20 Seat Hot Shots Bus. The Hot Shots Bus will be used to transport more people to and from the club from local primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, clubs, centres, nursing homes, businesses and other key community locations for morning, lunchtime or afternoon tennis. The Tennis Mobile will also provide roaming advertising for tennis and the terrific range of opportunities at BTC.

Primary School Tennis Challenge 2011

Tennis in School Officer Hamish Clark has been liaising with local primary schools Ashburton PS, Hartwell PS, Wattle Park PS and Surrey Hills PS to strengthen the clubs relationships and networks with these essential community and family hubs.

Hamish has been implementing his vision of improving access and fortifying links between BTC and local schools to provide even clearer progressions from school based programs to local club coaching, local club competition and BTC family memberships.

One of the key links to this chain is the resurrection of the Primary School Challenge. In October 2011 over 400 Year 6 students representing each of these 4 schools will take part in the 2011 Primary School Tennis Challenge for 4 hours at BTC. It is shaping up to be a fantastic community event!

Girl Power Tennis


The Burwood Management Team, along with the Butterfly Foundation, Ashwood Secondary College and Hartwell Primary School has assembled Girl Power Tennis – a health promotion project aimed at increasing the number of girls participating in tennis.

Specifically, Girl Power Tennis focuses on rectifying the significant participation drop off, across all sports, from teenage girls by building their tennis skills, confidence and knowledge and introducing them to 5 different ways they can participate in tennis at their local club. Girl Power Tennis is currently seeking out government funding to commence the project at BTC in Summer 2012.


BTC Wii Tennis Championships

Yes, BTC has a Wii. Not only is the Nintendo Wii a fantastic teaching aid for helping tennis players learn and implement tactical concepts in both doubles and singles, it is also a great way to strengthen club belonging and intra-club rivalries.

In the coming month’s Nintendo Wii Champions Nat and Hamish will be implementing separate Nintendo Wii Club Championships for all BTC Red, Orange, Green and Yellow ball players. Each level will compete with a different game, which has a difficulty and skill set which best emulates their tennis level and progression.


Hamish Hits Deakin Orientation Week

During Deakin University Orientation Week we hit Mutant Way with a stall for the Burwood Tennis Club. Although rain threatened the popularity of the promotion nothing could dampen the spirits of a man on a mission to promote his local tennis club. Hamish began ‘spruiking’ from the side-walk and before long had a constant stream of potential tennis players approaching to discuss the programs, opportunities and membership at BTC.

The Burwood Tennis Club benefited tremendously from the opportunity with significant increases in University Court Hire and Deakin Coach/Play Night to be re-launched in summer.



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