Fountain Gate Tennis Club
THE CLUB OPENED AT ITS PRESENT SITE IN AUGUST 1976 WITH TWO EN TOUT CAS COURTS AND A SMALL CLUBHOUSE. WITHIN FOUR YEARS ANOTHER TWO COURTS HAD BEEN ADDED AND THE MEMBERSHIP GREW QUICKLY IN A SUBURB WHICH WAS YOUNG AND EXPANDING.
Teams for mid-week and Saturday were enrolled in the well-established Dandenong and District Tennis Association as well as the newly created Berwick and District Tennis Association. In the latter half of the 1980’s, Fountain Gate fielded the strongest junior teams in the region. The number of players exceeded 200.
Two more courts with porous surfaces were constructed, and the clubhouse was enlarged with a sprinkler system as well as lighting were added. Nighttime competition was a success, with strong club competitions on Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings. The Club was firmly family-oriented. Social events were very well supported and the Club generated the majority of the funds needed for these projects itself. Volunteers were on hand to help in a variety of ways.
When the Narre Warren region grew older as it grew older, the Club (and numerous clubs within the vicinity) saw a decrease in number. The strong juniors from the 1980’s largely left as their teams diminished and local Associations struggled to survive in a lesser way. In the early years of the millennium, the senior Saturday teams of their club were required joined with the Waverley Association. The membership dipped to around 30 by the time 2004-2005 rolled around. They did have one season that was without junior teams. Two courts became non-useable and were replaced by artificial grass.
Since the low point, the Club has seen an resurgence, because long-time committee members were not willing to let the Club go and Gunn Tennis coaches joined them to help revitalize the Club. Since then, their membership has grown. In the summer of 2011-12 they participated in 13 junior teams as well as 4 senior teams for Saturday competition.
The club currently has wearetennis as its partner coaching company. They are an extremely professional and skilled team made up of some of the most skilled coaches in Melbourne. The Head Coach Jessica O’Meara, is an accredited Tennis Australia Club Professional with several years of coaching experience. She is an experienced tennis player playing at an highest level for six years, including travel across Australia, Asia and Europe on the professional circuit.
Alongside her enthusiasm to coach and athlete growth, Jessica is keenly interested in encouraging good physical and mental fitness. Jessica is assisted by a small group of highly skilled and enthusiastic assistant coaches. They cater for all ages and levels from beginner to advanced. Coaching is carried out in small groups or individually on a one-to-one basis, based on the needs of the student.
Additional changes were made to the clubhouse. Four courts were upgraded into Euro Clay. Light meters were installed for courts 3 as well as 4. The council recently upgraded the facility by installing new fencing and a new car parking. They are always upgrading the facility by getting grants, which is most beneficial for all members. Fountain Gate Tennis Club has been transformed into a vibrant and exciting spot to play with new and prospective members always welcomed. They’re dedicated to offering a variety of tennis options for members.
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