Contact Us

To contact the Albert Park Lawn Tennis Club

Email apltconline@gmail.com

Call 0409 935 936 during business hours

Write to PO Box 127, Albert Park, VIC 3206.

To apply for join, read more on the Membership page.

 



COMMITTEE

2017-2018 Committee

President: Peter Davidson
Mob: 0409 935 936 during business hours

Vice-President: John Dunne

Secretary: Paul Robinson

Treasurer: Ron Hall

Ordinary Members:
Michael Fisher
Anna Hunt
Bill Katelis
Dennis Klapas
Rebecca Richardson

Join the Committee

The APLTC committee is made up of nine members, comprising of four members on the executive - President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary – and six ordinary members. Under the rules governing the APLTC, senior financial members eligible to vote at the AGM can stand for committee. All nine committee positions are vacated annually with the new committee voted in at the AGM.

All nominees, including incumbent committee members, must inform the Secretary in writing on the prescribed form (download here) that they intend to stand for committee.

To facilitate this process, a notice will be sent out to members calling for nominations six weeks before the AGM. You may only nominate for one committee position – one of the executive positions – President, Vice-President, Treasurer or Secretary - or as one of the five ordinary committee members. As per our legal obligations, notice of the AGM must be sent out to the membership either two or three weeks before the AGM (depending upon the business of the meeting) and that notice will include information/bios about candidates standing for committee. All nominees can speak to their candidacy at the AGM.

Please note that under the rules of incorporation that if the number of members nominated exceeds the number to be elected a secret ballot must be held. This will be conducted by a returning officer nominated by the chair of the AGM.

Workload

The APLTC committee is legally required to meet four times a year. Our committee generally meets bi-monthly for a couple of hours. Duties are shared around according to interest but can involve organising teams or social events, competitions or communication.

Meet the Committee

President: Peter Davidson
If you need to know anything about the APLTC, then Peter Davidson is definitely worth getting to know. Peter has been club president position for a remarkable 21 years. He has been a club member for 40 years and also served as the club’s V-P and Treasurer, so he really does know what he’s talking about when he talks about the APLTC. Pete’s wife Irene is also an enthusiastic member of the club. You’ll find one or both of them playing tennis on Sunday mornings and enjoying a game and the barbecue dinner that follows Wednesday night social tennis. You can contact Pete on 0409 935 936.

Vice-President: John Dunne
John has been a member of the club since 1986. John, who describes himself as a true local having gone to school in Middle Park, is a long-term committee holder and office bearer. And this despite the fact that he played perhaps the club’s greatest-ever player Kevin O’Conner -- one of the courts is named after Kevin -- in the first round of the club championships for three years straight. John was thrashed each year, but says being beaten by one of the nicest gentlemen and most skilled tennis players was almost a pleasure.

Secretary: Paul Robinson
"Of all the things I love about living in South Melbourne, membership of the APLTC is something I really treasure,” says Paul. “I’ve lived in the area for 35-plus years and been a member for more than half of that time, serving as a committee member and currently secretary. One of my favourite memories was the Centenary Ball that was held on the courts, an event that is still remembered fondly by those who attended.”

Treasurer: Jamie Gatehouse
"As Treasurer I am responsible for maintaining the membership records, issuing the subscription notices, collecting and accounting for all cash receipts, paying expenses, investing surplus cash, maintaining the financial records of the club and ensuring the club remains financially sound. I also maintain the Salto fob system which controls the fobs and locks that allow members access to the courts. So on a daily basis I deal with cash collection and banking, paying bills, answering member inquiries and reissuing lost fobs. It mightn’t sound like everyone’s idea of fun but it’s great to contribute to such a terrific club that brings so many people together.”

Dennis Klapas
Dennis been a member of APLTC for 30-plus years and has represented the club in the junior boys competition (1984 & 1985) and men’s pennant competition. Through the years he has helped our coach Nicole-Bruce Smith when she was short of assistants and has managed to win a few club champs along the way. Dennis has been a member of the committee for a number of years and amongst his tasks is the organisation of the club championships. Of the club, he says: “I feel privileged and spoilt every time I step onto our courts. The club is genuinely one of a kind!”

Michael Fisher
Michael, who moved to South Melbourne in 2007 after 30 years or so in East Malvern, had to serve out five years on the waiting list to become a member but these days can be found at the club most days of the week doing whatever is needed to keep the APLTC running smoothing. “I’m what you call a dog’s body. I do whatever is necessary round the club: Buying balls, ringing plumbers, organising the catering, putting out the rubbish, organising events whatever. We’ve made a lot of great new friends through the club,” says Michael, a retired schoolteacher who lives close to St Vincent Gardens with his wife Sue, also a keen tennis player.

Anna Hunt
"I became a member in 2011 or thereabouts. My husband and boys are members too and we have all taken advantage of the courts and lessons with Nicole. From the start all the club members have been welcoming. It was at the annual Christmas drinks where I met Julie Samson who later called me up as an emergency fill in for the Thursday ladies tennis team. I since haven't left the team and we have enjoyed pennant flag wins, some tasty lunches (especially the egg sandwiches), the captaincy and made some good friendships. I joined the committee about four years ago and have enjoyed supporting the club by helping with club competitions, functions and general maintenance jobs. The Albert Park Tennis Club is run by an amazing team on the committee with everyone bringing their strengths to the table. I hope there will be many years of tennis to come and I am sure many friendships still to be made.”

Further

For a detailed description of the APLTC committee’s legal responsibilities and duties, please refer to the RULES FOR ALBERT PARK LAWN TENNIS CLUB 2014 under the Club Rules tab, or view a PDF of the rules here.