EFLTC Newsletter

5th February 2021

From The President

Brian, Janine and I met with staff from the Town of East Fremantle (our Landlord) last week – mainly to discuss why lighting our Western hard courts is so important to us, and how we might fund it. Their feedback in a nutshell is that the Town’s limited funding is not likely to flow in our direction any time soon (years). This includes funding for the $110k sewer connection that we promised to complete by August 2023 to secure DBCA approval for the Hall Upgrade, which we are busy saving for. The Town’s offer to pay for the sewer connection in exchange for two tennis courts still stands, as does our rejection of that offer.
So, despite a long list of exciting Club improvements in the pipeline, we need to watch the finances carefully for the next few years.
Personally, I will continue to spruik our projects, and our Club, at every opportunity to anyone (with money) who will listen.
You can do your bit by telling anyone who will listen what a great sport Tennis is, and why EFLTC is the best place to play it.
See you on the courts for some vigorous exercise and of course, please remember to wear your mask when not playing.


Upcoming Dates For The Diary

SunSmart Twilight Open Night  - 5th February (POSTPONED) 
100Club Pro-Am - 6th February (POSTPONED) 
Senior Club Champs - 6th March 
Junior Club Champs - 13th to the 20th March 
Tyrepower O'Connor Corporate Tennis Day - 19th March  
Invitational 8 (i8) - 28th March 

Club News

Start your Engines
If you’re feeling a bit inspired by the Pros slugging it out on the telly, here’s your chance to get a piece of the action for yourself.

The Club Champs will be starting in early March, so now’s the time to find yourself a great partner before the best ones are all gone. We’ve designed the Club Champs draw so everyone gets a fair go, so don’t be shy. 

You’ll never know if you don’t go. You’ll never shine if you don’t glow.
Click here for the entry Form


Western Hard Courts to be Resurfaced in April
Our worn-out green hard courts are booked in to be resurfaced in April (between the Summer and Winter pennant seasons).
This is something we plan for every 10 years or so, and have socked away the funds required in anticipation of this.
We’ll resurface with the same colour and similar acrylic surface (not gel like the blue courts, which is VERY expensive).

SunSmart EFLTC Twilight Tennis Open Night - POSTPONED 

Given the recent turn of events, The SunSmart Twilight Tennis Open Night will, unfortunately, be postponed. 
Watch this space for further updates and keep your fingers crossed we can hold this event soon! 

100Club Pro-Am 

The 100Club Pro-Am will also be postponed due to the high likelihood of bad weather.  

If you want to be part of it you must be a current 100Club Member.

Your 100Club Subscription of $100 lasts for one year and every cent goes to helping our best young players on their tennis journey.


Member News

Narelle Hemsley and Vanya Kelleher, champions and rivals through the 90’s, came out to play in the Ladies Div 1 last week.
Peyton, Maddie, Lucille and Justine took out all four singles before Narelle and Maddie teamed up to win their doubles to give EFLTC a 5-1 win over a well-credentialed Cottesloe team.
Well done ladies.

Special Half Year Pricing for New Members! 
We’re excited to announce our new special half-year pricing for new Members. 

New members can now access the special, 7 months for the price of 6. 
Half Year Memberships will apply through to 31st August.

Membership Discounts As Follows 
Standard Adult - $200 
Couple/Family - $350
Midweek - $175
Pennants ONLY - $175 
Country - $145 
Youth - $175 
Junior - $65 
Junior Club Parent - $75
Social - $30 

Fran's Club History Quiz Decathlon

Welcome to Fran's Club Quiz Decathlon 
  • This quiz will have 10 rounds, one round each week.
  • Questions will be who, what, where, when in nature, or a combination.
  • Each week, the first correct answer emailed to will win a free drink from the bar.
  • If a person is first to correctly answer a quiz question for a second time, the prize will go to the next correct answer. So there will be ten first answer winners. Information for the questions comes from the newly created Club Archive Files, which are held in Fran’s home office.
  • Each week, the first three people with the correct answer will go in the barrel to win the grand prize AND a fridge magnet. That’s at least a one in thirty chance, without having to spend any money.
Round One

From the photo, tell me:
a.  Who are the two people in the foreground;
b. What are they celebrating?
c. What month and year was the photo taken? 

Click here to submit your answer 

Tennis Trivia 

A Bit of History
In 1896, the regular columnist in the Morning Herald, writing under the pseudonym ‘The Master’, explained:
“Lawn tennis is in a very backward state in this colony, not on account of the want of players – and good ones – but because of their inability to obtain grounds on which to put down courts.  There are plenty of tennis enthusiasts to form a few clubs in Perth alone, and if only these could be started, and a couple of courts put down for each of them, an association would soon be formed, and the game boom.”
‘The Master’ frequently appealed to ‘capitalists or representatives of capitalists’ to lay down courts and lease them to a club at a fair interest rate. However, there did not exist a reasonable prospect for this type of investment.  So it was necessary to approach local government bodies for land and funds.  These authorities, faced with requests for help from many more popular sports, were understandably reluctant to fund tennis. a relative newcomer.
(From “A History of the WA Lawn Tennis Association” Harry C.J. Phillips)


Sponsor News & Member Offers 

Liquor Barons East Fremantle
Fermoy SSB 
$17.99ea or 6 for $60

Tyrepower O'Connor
FREE Wheel Alignment with any purchase of two or more tyres.
Contact Lincoln at Tyrepower O’Connor 9337 1019

Spend and Support the Club 

Dine at The Left Bank and support our club!

The Left Bank is a proud sponsor of the East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club and is offering all club members to join their loyalty program. By registering, you will earn points on all your purchases AND help the EFLTC earn credit. So the more you frequent The Left Bank, the more the club will receive!

New Members - Click here to sign up today! 


Dine at Sweetwater and support our club!
EFLTC receives a 10% kickback of all money spent at Sweetwater. 

Follow these steps to start supporting your club: 
1. Download the Australian Venue Co App,  to pay on your mobile.
2. Select the drop-down menu, click voucher & enter the code EFLTC 
3. Add a payment method 
3. Start spending with the app and your club will be rewarded. 
Your rewards and credits: 
- $10 Welcome credit for all new members 
- 10% off food and drink at Sweetwater Rooftop Bar 
- Earn 10 points for every dollar spent on the app 
- Every 2000 points converts to $20 credit 

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar - Click here to see inside! 
Phone: (08) 9460 9988
Give back to our club with Containers for Change! 
Don't forget to collect your stubbies, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles to help East Fremantle raise funds.
EFLTC we receive 10c for all eligible drink 
containers donated. We have bins at the club that you can drop your containers into or drop them off at any collection point. If dropping at a collection point please use our unique scheme ID C10291529 and help us get our hardcourts resurfaced sooner.


Hall Classes 

Yoga with Peter Humphry
Every Friday in the hall 9am – 10am cost $15 Book your spot by phoning 0408 088 801.
Pilates with Rhiannon
A full-body, 50 minute Pilates mat class. This class will encourage the freedom of movement while at the same time refining each exercise so you will be sure to feel every muscle in your body.

Pilates props are included to challenge and assist throughout the class.
 For more information, you can head to or email

All ages and levels are welcome.
Riverside Nature Yoga
Rest, reflect, and recharge with riverside body poetry yoga now on at the Tennis Club Hall. Suitable for all levels. 1 hr sessions include breath work  meditation and vinyasa flow and are held Tuesdays at twilight (5.30pm) and Saturday & Wednesday mornings 9.30am.
For more details and to register visit
Pilates Matwork Class - Thursday's 5.30pm 
This is a mixed level fun class suitable for all ages and experience, designed to tone and strengthen your entire body.
Our classes include standing Pilates to strengthen the legs and improve balance, as well as Mat work to help strengthen your core and improve flexibility. We regularly include small equipment including light hand weights, resistance bands, Magic Circles, and foam rollers to add variety and challenge.
To book a space call Sue on 0403 784076. Or just drop in! Please bring your own mat, all other equipment is provided


Adult Programs

Adult Coaching
Drop-in drills
Cardio Tennis
More Info

Advanced Junior

Weekly training for yellow-ball juniors, with different groups for different levels.
More Info

Junior Club

For players of green and yellow ball pennant standard. Each week is themed and lots of fun. 
More Info


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