Sep 182014
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Our 2014 Winter season has been one of our most successful seasons to date with an incredible 8 out of our 13 teams making the Semi Final with 6 of those teams going on to make the Grand Final. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 45 players who took to the court, all parents who were team managers and supervisors and also a big thank you to Blake Robertson who put his hand up to be our Sunday Junior Supervisor for the entire season. This was the first season where all players were wearing the new Glen Iris Valley club shirt. The players loved there shirts and loved showing off which club they belonged to. All Glen Iris Valley players represented the club in a manner which was second to none, showing respect for opposition teams and also showing great encouragement for teammates. With Glen Iris Valley hosting 12 teams on Sunday, it was great see all players taking to the team aspect of tennis which interm created an incredible atmosphere at the club. We look forward to another successful season with our Summer Competition starting in October.

Our Saturday C2 team consisting of Akash Deo, Gabby Kitchingman, Luke Vazquez and John Stamellos, who had made there 3 successive Grand Final, unfortunately lost by 2 games. An outstanding effort to get that far, Well Done!!

C2 Pic

Our 3 premierships came from our Sunday Teams. A big Congratulations to our players in our A Reserve 2 team, Martin Dowman, Daniel Baroudi and Demetri Kaminis. The boys only lost one match all season and were our best performed side, well done boys!!

A Reserve 2 Pic

Our D Special 3 team come from 3rd on the ladder to take the title in a hard fought Grand Final. A big well done to Marcus Russell, Felipe Herrera, Stefan Tikellis and Oliver Chen for a wonderful season.

D Special 3 Pic

Our C Special 2 team also had dominant season winning both the semi final and grand final extremely convincingly. A big congratulations to Jerry Yu, William Maligin, Austin Co and Nick Kardis. Well done boys!!!!

C Special 2 Pic

A big congratulations goes to our runners up teams: B2 Rubbers (White) team of Daisy Hingston, Julian Scaturchio, Rajiv Kumar and our members of the C2 team Arielle Rusman, Daniella Gorr, Joseph Teoh and Lachlan Crestani. A great effort to get that far!!

Runners Up B Grade 2 Glen Iris Valley team       C2 Sunday Pic

The club would also like to recognize the teams who narrowly missed out on making the Grand Finals and Semi Finals. Well Done to our B Special 2 (Black) Rubbers team, Daniel Zieba, Harry Hingston and Jason Dong. Our B Special 2 (Red) Rubbers team, Prakash Shreevijayan, Adam Wong and Ben Lillie. Our B2 (Blue) Rubbers team, Gregory Pletsias, Joshua Palmer and Kenny Yu. Our C Special 1 team, Rachel Berchtenbreiter. Georgia Wyett, Valeria Tarasova and Emma Jepsen. Our D Special 2 team, Joshua Wallace, Andrew Pagliaro, Joel Burgess Heath and Alexander Dowman. Our D1 team, Alisia Aloisi, Jessica Vicino, Ella Wallace and Dominika Tarasova and Our D2 team, Renae Zouros, Lara Cunningham, Katia Aloisi and Anthony Atherinos.

Well done to all teams in the winter comp and we look forward to the Summer season starting in October.

Angelo Giampaolo


Sep 052014

The school holiday period is a great time to enjoy our club with your family. Over the two weeks there is a number of different activities, events and tournament happening. Please see below court usage available to you, our member;

Key Dates

  • School Holidays Start Date: Saturday 20th September
  • Vida Tennis Holiday Program: Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th – 9am until 12 noon (members courts will be available all day)
  • Vida Tennis MJDS Junior Round Robin Tournament Thursday 25th & Friday 26th – All day (two members courts available all day and two courts allocated to afternoon Men’s comp)
  • TCAV Junior Point Tournament: Wednesday 1st October to Sunday 5th October – All day (two members courts will be available on each day – check at the tournament box when you arrive)
  • School Holidays Last Day: Sunday 5th October

All night tennis should not be affected by any of the above events or bookings.

Please call Kane Dewhurst on 0401 052 636 or Angelo 0407 477 798 if you would like to check court availability before heading down to the club.

Anyone wanting to join their kids into the holiday program please contact Angelo. Once term 4 starts, a reminder about our Monday night adult coaching group (click here for the details)


Aug 312014

The annual Glen Iris Valley Trivia Night was held on Friday the 22nd of August. We had 9 tables battle it out for the right to brag for the next year. A big thank you to the 85 members and non members who attended the evening. Trivia nights certainly need a great host and Brendan from Trivia night fever delivered.

Several games played during the night certainly got people up and dancing. 1990’s dancing was one of the funny ones to watch which would have made John Travolta proud. Metro sexual male and desperate housewife competition also got the crowd on there feet with the winners of each game receiving well earned prizes.

It was great to see so many people get involved in the competitions which created an incredible atmosphere throughout the night. We have had some extremely positive feedback from the members who attended so we will look forward to Brendan running the event next year.

A big thank you to Nat Edwards who organised some great silent auction items on the night. Glen Iris Valley would also like to thank everyone who donated prizes to auction off. A big thank you to Mt Waverley Chiropractic Clinic, Remington, Back on Track Physiotherapy, Groove Train and Alison Copley from Sense of Success. This night certainly couldn’t run without you.

2014 Trivia Night

Jun 292014

There will be restricted court availability in the daytime during the school holiday period due to the 81st Glen Iris Underage Championships and Dingley Junior Claycourt tournaments, the details as follows:

  • Monday 30th June: 2 member courts available all day
  • Tuesday 1st July: 2 members courts available all day
  • Wednesday 2nd July: 2 member courts available all day
  • Monday 7th July: No member courts available before 3pm
  • Tuesday 8th July: No member courts available before 3pm
  • Wednesday 9th July: No member courts available before 3pm
  • Thursday 10th July: No member courts available before 3pm
  • Friday 11th July: No member courts available before 3pm

Please call Kane Dewhurst on 0401 052 636 if you would like to check court availability before heading down to the club.

Apr 302014
Tennis Lessons Programs

Vida Tennis invites all members & non-members to come and join our weekly tennis lessons at the club. Sessions will help you to start improving some of the following areas in your game;

– Hit the ball with more power with less effort
– Become more consistent on your serve
– Understand the tactics of doubles so you can be where the ball is going
– Improve your movement and fitness levels while having a great time with friends
– All levels of players welcome

Sessions will be held weekly on a Monday night and you can either book in for the term or come along as a casual weekly visit. Details are as follows;

Where: Glen Iris Tennis Club

When: Starting Monday May 5th until Monday 23rd June (8 sessions)

Time: 7.30pm until 8.30pm

Cost: $20 / casual session

Bookings: Please book your place with Vida so they can plan the session & organise coaching numbers required (even if you are going to be a casual please confirm). Bookings can be made by contacting Angelo or by signing up online.


0407 477 798

Online Sign Up: Click Here

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Mar 242014

The summer season of the WDTA has been the most successful season for Glen Iris Valley junior’s to date with a staggering 6 out of 13 teams making the grand final.

Both our Saturday morning teams won their grand final after earning the right to a home grand final.A big congratulations to Demitri Kaminis, Mathew Wilkins and Ben Lillie (B Special 4 Rubbers) and a special mention goes to Akash Deo, Gabby Kitchinman, John Stamellos and Parick Pettenon (C Grade 4 Triples) who completed back to back premierships.

C4 prem

We also had 4 of our Sunday teams make the Grand Final. A big congratulations goes to Tony Ng, Renae Zouros, Lara Cunningham and Anthony Atherinos (D Grade 7 Triples) who won the Grand final in there first season.

D7 prem

Our 3 runners up teams (B Grade 1 Triples, C Grade 4 Triples and D Grade 4 Triples) also had outstanding seasons and narrowly missed out on a premiership.

Well done to all teams in the summer comp and we look forward to the Winter season starting in May.

Angelo Giampaolo

Mar 232014

VIDA Tennis is holding a free intro session on Thursday April 17th from 7:30pm for an 8pm start for all Night Competition players at Glen Iris. Come and try tennis lessons with VIDA tennis and start improving some of the following areas in your game:

  • Hit the ball with more power with less effort
  • Become more consistent on your serve
  • Understand the tactics of doubles so you can be where the ball is going
  • Improve your movement and fitness levels

To secure your place email your name and contact number to or call Angelo on 0407 477 798.

Mar 022014

Welcome to 2014 and I’m looking forward to sharing with you an active year. I trust you’ve absorbed the summer of tennis. The club has commenced the year on the front foot. The Glen Iris Australia Day Tournament, comprising both senior and junior events, conducted in the week leading up to the Australia Day Weekend was an outstanding success. The tournament continues to build from its inception 6 years ago.

The Open Day was held in early February 2014 in oppressive heat (until the blustery change at midday), despite the heat many families arrived with young ones very keen to get on the court. Thanks to Kane Dewhurst, Angelo Giampaolo and the VIDA team for a wide range of on court activities, and to Rajesh Chawla, Brett Allan, Ross Johnson, Murray Verbeek and Andrew Sucevic for the visitor’s barbecue and membership enquiries.

Club Championships are about to commence for members to cross swords across the net in a friendly atmosphere. The Championships will be held over the weekend of 15/16 and 22/23 March 2014. While they are important for members wishing to represent the club in 2014 Winter Competition they are also a great opportunity for social players to test their skills especially in doubles. Members can enter online or contact Tournament Organiser Angelo Giampaolo on

There are 2 events being held at the club over the next few months:

Pro Tour Events at Glen Iris

  • The Glen Iris Valley Recreation Club will host Women’s and Men’s Pro Tour $15,000 events from Sunday the 30th of March to Sunday April 13th. These events will feature professional players from across the World competing for World ranking points and prize money. Qualifying for the Women’s event will start on Sunday the 30th, with the final of the Main Draw on the 6th of April. The Men’s qualifying will start on the 6th of April and conclude on the 13th.
  • The club will need to provide some services to the players during the event. One of which is a transport service to and from the club and the player’s hotel. Tennis Australia will be supplying a mini-bus and all other required essentials. We are requesting for a morning or an afternoon shift to drive the mini-bus (normal license is okay). If you are able to help out on any of the days (30th March to 13th April) please contact Kane Dewhurst on

Tennis Victoria Premier League

  • The annual Tennis Victoria Premier League final will be held at the club on Sunday the 13th of April and will feature Men’s and Women’s matches. This league is the strongest club versus club competition in Australia and will feature local and international players. Play will commence from 11am and is free to come and enjoy some great tennis. The Men’s final of the Pro Tour event will also be on the same day. We are running a bar and barbecue on the day and look forward for any member assistance to support us with that.

In summary, top tennis at the GIVRC, the standard of which will only be exceeded by the Club Championships!

The Board is continuing with its on going program to utilise the club’s facilities to their maximum. This will mean that, from time to time, courts are not available for members. We are conscious of that imposition and ensure that where possible, at least 2 courts are available for member usage. We will do our best to inform you of these restrictions so you can play accordingly. Should you wish to take advantage of a members court during tournaments, could you please ring Club Manager Kane Dewhurst on 0401 052 636 prior to coming down so we can ensure your access to a court.

We are again holding a working bee at the club on Sunday 16 March 2014 commencing at 8:30am to keep the club’s excellent grounds looking at their best. If you are able to assist in the morning please call or text me on 0416 003 340. Looking forward to seeing you on that Sunday morning.

The club has sent out its 2014 subscription notices and payments are now due. If there are financial difficulties could you please contact the Membership Secretary Andrew Sucevic on to make an alternative arrangement. The Board adopted the 2014 budget and this requires subscriptions to be paid by the due date so the club can finance its annual operations. Nominations for the 2014 Winter Competitions will not be accepted unless the membership subscription has been paid.

Please enjoy, not only your own tennis at the club, but other top class tennis at the club over the next few months.