Update, 26 March 2020

Update, 26 March 2020

Dear Alexander Park family,

we are experiencing an unprecedented time in the world right now and things have moved very fast over the last week especially. We have done our best to keep you up to date with newsletters and Facebook posts and signs around the club, but the situation has been changing almost daily.

We started the week ensuring that we were doing everything we could to allow the club to operate in a limited capacity within the regulations, for non-organised tennis to continue and for our coaching programme to be viable long term. Thank you to our club manager Clare Salfinger, for all your hard work to try and keep things going in a very difficult situation.

However, if you read our last newsletter that was sent out on Thursday, you will now know that the courts and clubhouse have unfortunately now been closed. At this stage we are unable to tell you when that might change but please be assured that we are as keen as you to have the club operating again. I have received some communication from members who feel that the latest government regulations state that members of the same family can still participate in joint sport, however this decision was not down to us to interpret the rules. This was a directive from the City of Stirling and Tennis West in the best interest of the community and to support the goal of limiting spread of Covid-19. The City of Stirling have now also closed all recreation facilities, community centres, libraries, Hamersley Public Golf Course and all public tennis courts and all tennis clubs within Western Australia fall under these same restrictions.

We have removed all the nets from the club, all the furniture has been moved inside and the clubhouse will remain closed until we receive notice that we can open again. The courts will be maintained but not marked, and we will be verti-mowing them earlier this year. All official planned tournaments have also been postponed until next year.

I am sure that many of you will be extremely disappointed that our clubhouse is out of bounds for the time being, but this virus will continue to have an impact on all our lives until we can get on top of it. As I have said before though, we are more than just a tennis club, we are a valued community hub. The closing of the club will be felt by the impact on people’s social relationships and family leisure time but also will have a significant effect on both our club’s finances and for those that are employed by the club. Now is the time for togetherness and I hope that you will all reach out to support each other, not just now but when we come out the other side of this. Your support and loyalty to the club and each other will ensure that we can all pick ourselves up after this.

The club will continue with our communication on social media and we will be sending out any important updates via our newsletter.We will still be responding to any emails that we receive. We also have sponsors who are still operating in their local businesses so please don’t forget to get in touch if you are in need of their services. All details are on this website.

Looking forward to seeing you all back at Alexander Park as soon as is safe.

Please stay well, stay connected, stay positive and stay tuned.

Warm Regards,
Ceri Wagnell
APTC President

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CoVid Update July 2 2021

CoVid Update July 2 2021


From tomorrow until Tuesday

  • League play will recommence tomorrow
  • Courts will be open for social play but there will be no organised social sets
  • Please leave when you have finished playing do not stay to socialise
  • No spectators at the club please
  • Masks must be worn at the club unless playing tennis or exempt
  • Afternoon tea will not be held for League or social play
  • The bathrooms will be open but the clubhouse will remain closed, including the bar
  • Please sign in on the Safe WA app or the paper contact register

Grab a partner and sign up for this fun filled competition. All levels of play will be catered for in a timed round robin format.

When : Sunday 14th March

Start time : 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start

Cost : Full Adult Members – Free, Midweek Members - $15, Non-members $20.

Food : Beef and Guinness pie and salad available at the end of the day by pre-order at a cost of $10

Jump online to register your attendance. 
To assist matching players with their preferred doubles partner we would we ask that you to ONE of the following:

  • Email Nick and Scotty at captain@alexanderpark.com.au to confirm your doubles partner or stating that a partner is required
  • Nominate your doubles partner in the comment box when confirming your online registration.

CoVid 19

WA Tennis Shutdown in Response to COVID-19 Hard Lockdown

To the WA Tennis Community
Instruction to cease, temporarily, tennis activity in Western Australia

Effective from 6pm tonight, Sunday, 31 January 2021 until 6pm Friday, 5 February, the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions will enter a 5-day lockdown, based on health advice.

These measures are being implemented due to a fast evolving situation in Western Australia with the positive COVID-19 case detected in a hotel quarantine worker. 

The WA Government has instructed a number of  facilities will need to close in the Perth, Peel and South West regions, including but not limited to gyms and indoor sporting venues as well as outdoor recreational facilities.

As a result of these temporary measures, Tennis West is advising that all Tennis Clubs, Club Activities and Coaching Activities must cease operations immediately:  
  • All tennis clubs and centres are to close until further notice
  • All tennis programmes and coaching be cancelled
  • All club, association, and social play be cancelled until further notice
  • All public court hire bookings to cease

The 5-day lockdown will also deem that all Tennis West Leagues, competitions and tournamentsscheduled within the lockdown period be postponed. Please check the Tennis West League Noticeboard for details and updates to play.

If you have any concerns regarding the above information, please contact your Regional Tennis Manager:

Metro North clubs - Rob Kennedy - Robert.Kennedy@Tennis.com.au
Metro South and Peel clubs  - Michelle Magdy - MMagdy@Tennis.com.au
South West clubs - Brooke Koenig - BKoenig@Tennis.com.au or Carina McMillen - CMcMillen@Tennis.com.au
Regional North clubs - Craig Vinci - CVinci@Tennis.com.au

For all Tennis West Leagues, Tournaments and Competitions enquiries, please contact waleagues@tennis.com.au

If any Book A Court clubs require assistance closing online court bookings, please contact Charlotte King - CKing@Tennis.com.au or 0466694179

All COVID-19 information and relevant resources will continue to be updated on the dedicated COVID-19 page on the Tennis West website. Please continue to check for all updated information.

For further information regarding the State Governments lockdown restrictions, please head to the WA Government website. 

We know our community loves our sport, and that this directive impacts the livelihood of our valued tennis coaches. However, this is a government mandate, and needs to be strictly adhered to by our tennis community, for this short period. 

Please stay home and stay safe. 

Kind regards,

Olivia Birkett
Acting CEO, Tennis West