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

2019-2020 Committee

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

Vice-President: John Dunne

Secretary: Paul Robinson

Treasurer: James Arnold

Ordinary Members:
Michael Fisher
Alison Hamilton
Bill Katelis
Dennis Klapas
Rebecca Richardson 

The club welcomes James and Alison who are replacing Ron Hall and Anna Hunt.

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 five 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: James Arnold
James moved to Albert Park in 2005 after living most of his life on Sydney's northern beaches. An active sports participant and lover of tennis, James was very keen to become part of the tennis club. A Tuesday night regular for 10 years, he has now taken over the role of Treasurer of APLTC. James lives with his wife Justine and two children who are regular tennis players at the club.

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.

Alison Hamilton 
"I joined the Albert Park Lawn Tennis Club in 2011. Tennis was always a part of my life growing up and I played in a local competition for many years. Nowadays, I have wiped the cobwebs off my tennis racquet and am enjoying lessons with Nicole and playing with my husband, Nick and three children (Lucy, Sophie and Jack). My eldest children enjoy tennis and join Nicole on a Saturday morning as well as during the week for coaching.

I am looking forward to becoming more involved in the club with a particular focus on our Junior members."

Rebecca Richardson
Rebecca has been playing tennis for a very long time, her favourite memory is beating Pat Rafter as a young Queensland player. Twenty years ago Rebecca traded in her Gold Coast life for the bright lights of Melbourne and immediately moved into the neighbourhood. In 2013 she was thrilled to receive membership of APLTC.

Rebecca has loved playing mid-week ladies for the club. She also has another favourite memory of playing with her son in the parent/child competition. She is now enjoying the opportunity to contribute to the club through the Committee

Bill Katelis
"I have lived in South Melbourne for well over forty years. I joined the Tennis Club in the early 1990’s. In recent years I joined the Committee and for the last 2 years I have overseen the running of the Club Championships. I have been a regular member of the Men’s pennant team and captained the team last year. My two boys Leon and Lukas are following in my footsteps and are keen tennis players.”

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.