Tennis at the Cove

tonyhThu, 16/01/2020 - 4:41pm

If you haven't yet, maybe you are missing out on what has been described as the fastest growing sport in the US. And there are already some 1500 players in Australia.

Now you can join the crowd. Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton and table tennis and it has come to North Arm Cove! Four players, a low net and a low-compression ball.

Pickleball is one of the games we learn in the Get Your Racquet On! program.

Our North Arm Cove host team of nine club members met at the court on Tuesday in preparation...

tonyhMon, 06/01/2020 - 8:50am

Don't forget! New Years resolutions have been made and must be honoured. To be more active. To get fitter. To get out and about. To drink much more and better quality wine/beer/scotch.

The venue?
North Arm Cove tennis court at the Community Hall

The session dates and times?
January 17th 5:00 pm January 18th 8:30 am
January 24th 5:00 pm January 25th 8:30 am
January 31st 5:00 pm February 1st 8:30 am
February 7th 5:00 pm February 8th 8:30 am


tonyhTue, 26/11/2019 - 10:58am

Did you know – just three sports have been proven world-wide to be socially inclusive whilst positively enhancing life, welfare and sustainability? One is tennis. (The others are golf and bowls – but who’s got the time for them??).

Apparently running around a court like an idiot whilst making silly attempts to knock a ball over a net, just so someone else can belt it back again is good for the bones, the muscles and the brain. (Was it Mae West who suggested that the fighting would stop if each side was given its own ball?)


tonyhTue, 29/05/2018 - 5:04pm

The minutes of the tennis general meeting held May 26 are attached.

Peter Chappelow 180526 General.doc

susancWed, 04/04/2018 - 4:45pm

With no contentious issues to resolve, the Club's general meeting ran smoothly. A small but regular group of people play frequently and attend the general meetings. A visit by people from Tennis NSW towards the end of last year confirmed that the club was exceptionally well run and congratulated Clyub Presidemt, Peter Chappelow, on his Governance Calendar which may be adopted for statewide use. There's always room for new players - just turn up at 9.00 am on Saturday for a game. See below for the minutes for the general meeting held on 4 April.

susancTue, 24/10/2017 - 1:14pm

Tennis Pizza Gatherings will continue on the first Saturday of the month as agreed at the AGM and General Meetings early in October. and Monday Social Tennis is open to all. The President's report by Pete Chappelow summed up the year's achievements well. You can read it in the Minutes attached. We're glad to welcome two new committee members, Mandy Craig and Julie McGloin. We look forward to another year enjoying both the wonderful all-weather tennis court and the new Multi-USe Facility. New players are always welcome.

petercSun, 15/10/2017 - 4:02pm


The Annual General Meeting was held 7 October with the following people elected/re-elected:

President: Peter Chappelow
Vice President: to be appointed
Secretary: Susan Carter
Treasurer: Sue Anderson
Committee Member: Sandy Chappelow
Committee Member: Julie McGloin
Committee Member: Mandy Craig

A vote of thanks was made for the voluntary service put in over the past 12 months by the outgoing Committee, which I soundly endorse. Volunteers are the backbone of the community and provide many services and support which would simply not be available....

dougkMon, 05/06/2017 - 1:41pm

The recently completed tennis practice court and multi-use facility is already proving quite popular among both adults and kids. It is free to use and self-managed - that is, no booking is required.

Tennis Club President, Peter Chappelow said "This is another great addition to the Cove infrastructure and complements the Community Precinct project very well."

peterfWed, 24/05/2017 - 6:56pm


JUNE 2017

The good news is that the Multi Purpose Practice Court has been completed. David Read and his crew started work on 1 May and the slab (double in size) poured on 2 May. The basketball hoop was transferred to the western side of the slab to improve access and space for all. A great job by Dave and the boys, very much appreciated.

Olympic Fencing planned to start the chain link fence and roof on 22 May with completion on 23rd. All went to plan and the facility is ready...

peterfFri, 05/05/2017 - 1:12pm

The tennis club isn’t just about on-court play. We also like to get together socially for a pizza night at the community centre. At a general meeting on April 27 ( see minutes below ) the members decided that for the rest of the year it would be scheduled, when possible, for the first Saturday of the month, starting on May 6th. This was a great success. It also provided the opportunity for the club to hold another general meeting ( see minutes below ) to deal with several matters from the previous meeting. No decision has been made as...


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