Ossie's Updates

 
Ball on Tennis Court

May 9th 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


This email covers some of the frequently asked questions that parents have throughout the year.


I have included the email update from May 4th (see below) for recent enrolments and for anyone who may have missed it. Please check the OTC policies webpage if you haven’t already: http://oztenniscoach.webs.com/otcpolicies.htm


I would also like to encourage you to assist at this Sunday’s tennis club Working Bee: 2-4pm. BBQ and drinks provided. Please bring tools and a positive attitude.


Due to last minute cancelations there are discounted private lessons available this evening at 6.30pm... $25 for a half hour or $40 for a 45min lesson. Bookings essential.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...


How do I purchase a new racquet for my child?

Junior racquets are priced from $40-$160... please check with your child’s coach on the correct size (depends on age and strength of the child) and then send me an email so I can have the racquet ready for the following week’s tennis lesson. Payment can be made in cash (directly to me) or into the OTC bank account with the appropriate reference (eg Claire Smith racquet).

Adult racquets are priced from $140-$360... demo racquets are available for those priced $300+ as it important to try before you buy. Once you settle on a racquet please let me know the model and grip size and I shall order it directly from Head Tennis (my supplier). Delivery is usually about a week. Payment can be made in cash (directly to me) or into the OTC bank account with the appropriate reference (eg Adam Jones racquet).

The current tennis pricelist is attached.


Can we use the courts outside of coaching times? Yes

We encourage families to use the facilities for extra practice. Casual court hire is available for $10 per hour. If the courts are locked then a key can be obtained from Beaconsfield fish & chips shop. Club membership is also available for more regular usage and the club membership form is attached.


How do I order an OTC hoodie?

We have all sizes currently in stock. Hoodies are $50 each. The pro-shop is open every Monday 1.30-2.15pm & 7.15-8.00pm, Thursday 12.30-1.15pm & 8.00-8.30pm and Friday 11.45-12.15pm.


What if we miss a lesson?

If you simply forget to attend or if you forget to notify me that you are not attending then unfortunately you forfeit that lesson.

If I am given prior notice via email (at least 24 hours is requested) then every effort is made to offer an alternate time on a different day.

Communication is the key here.


What’s the best form of communication?

Now that you are registered with Ossie’s Tennis Coaching the best form of communication is via email: ossie30@bigpond.net.au I check emails early morning, in my lunch break and every evening so I will reply quickly on all occasions.

Of course you are always welcome to call or sms at any time but be aware that my phone is always on silent when I’m coaching (35+ hours a week). The best time to call is Mon-Thurs mornings.

Facebook messenger is not ideal as I only see the message when I open the app on my phone. Facebook is used by me to promote the sport in general, our various programs and the Beaconsfield Tennis Club.


What’s the tennis pathway for my child?

Children pass through the red, orange, green, yellow group program. Sometimes the entire group will step up to the next level from one term to the next or sometimes an individual will be promoted into a stronger group (this often requires a change of lesson time).

Keen pupils can fast-track their development with private lessons but that is a financial decision also (private lessons start at $40/lesson).

Once pupils are up to competition standard (ie they can serve 50% in from the baseline and hold a rally with a coach) then information is distributed to parents regarding weekend competition and tournaments.


What if I forget to pay on time?

As per the previous confirmation email the due date for term 2 fees is May the 9th (today). If fees are still outstanding by May 16th then a $20 late payment fee is charged.

If you need more time to pay the fees then please let me know as that can be arranged. Once again communication is the key.


Can I pay cash or Credit Card? Yes

Our preferred method of payment is directly into the OTC bank account (details can be found in the email below). That way you receive a transaction receipt from the bank and we both have an accurate record.

If you prefer to pay by cash then that should be passed directly to me (in an envelope with pupil’s name and amount written on the front). Please do not pass cash on to other coaches as I need to record it immediately.

We now have credit card facilities that can be accessed at the club when the pro-shop is open. Other times may be available upon request.


Are there options for adult tennis? Yes

Our adult programs include private lessons, semi-private lessons, group lessons and Cardio Tennis sessions. Prices start from just $15/lesson.

The Beaconsfield Tennis Club also runs night competitions, mid-week ladies competitions and Saturday senior competitions. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these and I shall point you in the right direction.


If you have any further questions that are not covered then please call or email me at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

May 4th 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


Every few weeks I give a detailed update with a variety of information so please keep an eye out for that email.


Please note the following important information...


WELCOME:

A big welcome to the new pupils who have started in our coaching programs this term.


START OF TERM INFO:

Our term 2 programs are under way.

All pupils are encouraged to bring a drink to all lessons. Please ensure your child’s name is on their drink bottle.

Lessons start and finish right on time so it’s beneficial for your child to be a few minutes early to each week so they are not rushing.


VACANCIES:

There are still a few vacancies in some programs so please let me know if you are interested in a second weekly lesson.


SOCIAL MEDIA:

There is a great deal of information and tennis promotion on our Facebook and Instagram accounts... sometimes photos and videos are posted so if you would prefer not to have your son/daughter on social media please let me know.


FEES:

Term 2 fees are due by May the 9th please.

Payment details were on the confirmation email.

Private & semi-private lesson fees cover 8 lessons per term – provision for 1 washout/public holiday this term.

Group lesson fees & cardio tennis fees cover 8 lessons per term – provision for 1 washout/public holiday this term.


BANK DETAILS:

OTC bank details are as follows...

Name: Paul Osborne

Bank: Bank of Melbourne

BSB: 193-879

Account number: 450 782 231


RACQUET SALES AND RESTRINGS...

If you are looking to purchase a new racquet soon then we have a number of demo racquets available to try before you buy.

All pupils should have their own racquet by week 3 of the term. Junior racquets are in stock and only cost $40.

Restrings can also be done overnight with prices starting at $35.


PARENTS ROLE:

Parents are reminded that they should remain behind the fences during lessons to ensure a safe and distraction free learning environment for the kids.

The parent’s role is to encourage all players by applauding good effort and great shots. Please refrain from “instructing” your child during their lesson... let the coaches do what we are trained to do.

Parents are requested to remain at the venue during lessons. This is vitally important for those children under 10 years of age.


OTC POLICIES:

Please be sure to check out our policies page on the OTC website regarding inclement weather and cancelled lessons: http://oztenniscoach.webs.com/otcpolicies.htm

Lessons will take place as scheduled unless you receive an sms on the day.

Every effort is made to get on the courts and complete the required lessons each term.


As always if you have any questions regarding our programs please ask via phone or email at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

April 16th 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!


Please note the following important information...


DISCOUNTED PRIVATE LESSONS:

There are still a number of discounted private lessons available next week (late morning/early afternoon). Please let me know if you are interested.


JUNIOR COACHING CLINIC:

April 19, 20 & 22. 10.00-11.30am each day. Cost is $80 for the 3 days or $30 per day. Suitable for children aged 6-13 years. Bookings essential.


TERM 2 PROGRAM DATES:

Our term 2 programs will run from Tuesday April the 26th through to Monday June 27th... 9 weeks giving provision for 1 washout/public holiday.

All programs will complete 8 lessons for the term.

The usual confirmation email with lesson day/time, payment details and other important information will be sent via email within 48 hours.


TERM 2 ADULT GROUP COACHING:

If you are interested in adult group coaching then please let me know. Cost will be $200 for 8 x 60min group lessons. 3-4 pupils in the group. Minimum numbers are require to start the group.

Group lessons will be available on a Tuesday morning (10am and 11am time slots) and a Friday morning (9.30am and 10.30am time slots)

This is a new program that we will start in term 2 for beginner-intermediate standard players who are keen to improve their tennis skills in a fun, relaxed environment.


TERM 2 JUNIOR CARDIO TENNIS:

This is a new program for competition standard players that we are keen to start in term 2. It is only available to pupils in our group or private lesson programs who also compete in weekend competition tennis or tournaments.

Session time is Monday 6.30-7.30pm. Cost is $120 for 8 x 60min sessions. 5-8 pupils in the group. Minimum numbers are required to start the group.

Please let me know if your son/daughter is interested.


ADULT CARDIO TENNIS:

New session times are now available on a Tuesday and Friday during school hours. Cost is $120 for 8 x 60min sessions. 5-8 pupils in the group. Minimum numbers are required to start the group. Bookings essential.


OTC HOODIES:

OTC hoodies are now in stock and they look awesome!!!

Just $50 per hoodie (was previously $65).

VACANCIES:

There are still a few vacancies in some programs so please let me know if you are interested in a second weekly lesson.

Coach Francis is now available for private lessons on a Monday!!!


RACQUET SALES AND RESTRINGS:

If you are looking to purchase a new racquet soon then we have a number of demo racquets available to try before you buy.

All pupils should have their own racquet by week 3 of the term. Junior racquets are in stock and only cost $40.

Restrings can also be done overnight with prices starting at $35.


PARENTS ROLE:

Parents are reminded that they should remain behind the fences during lessons to ensure a safe and distraction free learning environment for the kids.

The parent’s role is to encourage all players by applauding good effort and great shots. Please refrain from “instructing” your child during their lesson... let the coaches do what we are trained to do.

Parents are requested to remain at the venue during lessons. This is vitally important for those children under 10 years of age.


OTC POLICIES:

Please be sure to check out our policies page on the OTC website regarding inclement weather and cancelled lessons: http://oztenniscoach.webs.com/otcpolicies.htm

Lessons will take place as scheduled unless you receive an sms on the day.

Every effort is made to get on the courts and complete the required lessons each term.




NEWS FROM THE BEACONSFIELD TENNIS CLUB...


MOTHER’S DAY RAFFLE:

We are currently selling tickets for this exciting raffle. Please see myself or a committee member to purchase your tickets... $2 each or three for $5.


WORKING BEE:

Sunday May 15th 2-4pm. BBQ and drinks provided. We would love it if you could spare an hour or two of your time to help beautify the club.


JUNIOR COMPETITION TEAMS:

Our junior teams are now full for the Winter season but we are always in need of the occasional fill in player. If your son/daughter is available to fill in throughout the season then please let me know (minimum standard required).


SPONSORS WANTED:

In order to raise much needed funds for court and light upgrades the club is seeking annual sponsorship from local businesses.

If you own a local business and would like details of our sponsorship packages then please email Bronwyn on info@beaconsfieldtennisclubinc.com to obtain more information.

We would love to have you on board. Non-local business are also welcome.


BEACONSFIELD TENNIS CLUB LEADERSHIP ACADEMY:

The Beaconsfield Tennis Club (BTC) is delighted to launch a Leadership Academy program that will support the local youth in developing skills that will prepare them for the future as well as benefit the sporting club they love. The program will be offered to players between the ages of 13-18. The start of the program will include an introduction night where each player will receive BTC merchandise as a sign of appreciation of their commitment to the club. To be eligible to receive the Beaconsfield Tennis Club Leadership rewards, players must participate in a number of club activities external from playing tennis. Ie: Participate in a working bee. Players who successfully complete the program will be recognized for their commitment at a special Leadership Academy presentation. As a bonus for those looking for work, the player can add Beaconsfield Tennis Club as a referee on their resume which will no doubt give players an advantage when applying for future employment opportunities or any other opportunities in life that require demonstrated leadership. Interested? Email Bronwyn on info@beaconsfieldtennisclubinc.com to obtain more information or to register your interest.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...


How do I purchase a new racquet for my child?

Junior racquets are priced from $40-$160... please check with your child’s coach on the correct size (depends on age and strength of the child) and then send me an email so I can have the racquet ready for the following week’s tennis lesson. Payment can be made in cash (directly to me) or into the OTC bank account with the appropriate reference (eg Claire Smith racquet).

Adult racquets are priced from $140-$360... demo racquets are available for those priced $300+ as it important to try before you buy. Once you settle on a racquet please let me know the model and grip size and I shall order it directly from Head Tennis (my supplier). Delivery is usually about a week. Payment can be made in cash (directly to me) or into the OTC bank account with the appropriate reference (eg Adam Jones racquet).

The current tennis pricelist is attached.


Can we use the courts outside of coaching times? Yes

We encourage families to use the facilities for extra practice. Casual court hire is available for $10 per hour. If the courts are locked then a key can be obtained from Beaconsfield fish & chips shop. Club membership is also available for more regular usage.


What if we miss a lesson?

If you simply forget to attend or if you forget to notify me that you are not attending then unfortunately you forfeit that lesson.

If I am given prior notice via email (at least 24 hours is requested) then every effort is made to offer an alternate time on a different day.

Communication is the key here.


What’s the best form of communication?

Now that you are registered with Ossie’s Tennis Coaching the best form of communication is via email: ossie30@bigpond.net.au I check emails early morning, in my lunch break and every evening so I will reply quickly on all occasions. If I do not reply to your email within 24 hours then I have not received it (please follow up via phone). I am aware of a few emails that do not come through to me for some strange reason (I believe they are from hotmail accounts).

Of course you are always welcome to call or sms at any time but be aware that my phone is always on silent when I’m coaching (35+ hours a week). The best time to call is Mon-Thurs mornings.

Facebook messenger is not ideal as I only see the message when I open the app on my phone. Facebook is used by me to promote the sport in general, our various programs and the Beaconsfield Tennis Club.


What’s the tennis pathway for my child?

Children pass through the red, orange, green, yellow group program. Sometimes the entire group will step up to the next level from one term to the next or sometimes an individual will be promoted into a stronger group (this often requires a change of lesson time).

Keen pupils can fast-track their development with private lessons but that is a financial decision also (private lessons start at $40/lesson).

Once pupils are up to competition standard (ie they can serve 50% in from the baseline and hold a rally with a coach) then information is distributed to parents regarding weekend competition and tournaments.


Can I pay cash or Credit Card? Yes

Our preferred method of payment is directly into the OTC bank account. That way you receive a transaction receipt from the bank and we both have an accurate record.

If you prefer to pay by cash then that should be passed directly to me (in an envelope with pupil’s name and amount written on the front). Please do not pass cash on to other coaches as I need to record it immediately.

We now have credit card facilities that can be accessed at the club at the following times: Monday 1-2pm, Thursday 12-1pm, Friday 11.45-12.30pm. Other times may be available upon request.


Are there options for adult tennis? Yes

Our adult programs include private lessons, semi-private lessons, group lessons and Cardio Tennis sessions. Prices start from just $15/lesson.

The Beaconsfield Tennis Club also runs night competitions, mid-week ladies competitions and Saturday senior competitions. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these and I shall point you in the right direction.


As always if you have any questions regarding our programs please ask via phone or email at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

April 4th 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


Being the last week of the school term it is time to confirm the various programs that will be running throughout the upcoming School Holidays at the Beaconsfield Tennis Club...



JUNIOR COACHING CLINIC: WEEK 1...

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

April 11, 12 & 13

10.00-11.30am each day

$30 per day or $80 for all 3 days

Orange, Green & Yellow levels catered for

Senior coach: Francis

Bookings essential


JUNIOR COACHING CLINIC: WEEK 2...

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

April 19, 20 & 22

10.00-11.30am each day

$30 per day or $80 for all 3 days

Orange, Green & Yellow levels catered for

Senior coach: Ty

Bookings essential



JUNIOR TRAINING SQUAD: for players of competition standard...

Wednesday April 21

1.00-3.00pm

$10 per person

Senior coach: Paul

Bookings essential



JUNIOR GRADED TOURNAMENT: for players of competition standard...

Thursday April 22

Entry form is attached

Also attached is the April 12 entry form for the Warragul tournament.



PRIVATE LESSONS: some at discounted prices...

Each weekend an email will be sent with options for private lessons so please keep an eye out for that if interested.

Dates available are April 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 & 22 (times to be confirmed).



TERM 2 PROGRAMS: start the week of April the 26th.

Confirmation email with full details will be sent prior to Easter.



Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

March 10th 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


I have included the previous updates below just in case you missed them earlier in the term.


Please note the following important information...


END OF TERM INFO:

The group programs run an 8-lesson term and the private lesson program runs a 9-lesson term.

After the second last lesson has been completed an email is sent to confirm the date of the final lesson in the program.

This final lesson of the program can change due to inclement weather or forced cancellations.

Because we started our term 1 programs on Jan 24th we have 11 weeks to complete all programs... plenty of time

Enrolment from one term to the next is automatic. Term 2 programs start from April the 26th.


LABOUR DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY: No regular coaching

The regular programs will not be running next Monday March the 14th (we don't coach on public holidays) however Ty will be offering catch up private lessons and I will be running a training squad for competition players instead.


HOTSHOTS T-SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED:

I have received a large box of t-shirts that have been on back-order with Tennis Australia. If you ordered one in Dec, Jan or Feb then it will be ready for collection at your next lesson via your coach.


COVID CATCH UP LESSONS:

Due to the large number of pupils who have missed group lessons this term I will be putting on extra coaches in order to catch up later in the month. For those who missed lessons, and informed me prior, please keep an eye out for this email.


DISCOUNTED PRIVATE LESSONS:

There will be a number of discounted private lessons available from March 22nd onwards... please keep an eye out for separate emails later in the month.


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: ADULT GROUP COACHING:

If you are interested in adult group coaching during school hours (Mon or Fri) or after hours (Mon-Fri) then please let me know. Cost will be $200 for 8 x 60min group lessons. 3-4 pupils in the group.

This is a new program that we are hoping to start in term 2 for beginner-intermediate standard players who are keen to improve their tennis skills in a fun, relaxed environment.


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: JUNIOR CARDIO TENNIS:

This is a new program for competition standard players that we are keen to start in term 2. It is only available to pupils in our group or private lesson programs who also compete in weekend competition tennis or tournaments.

Sessions are likely to be offered on a Monday and/or Wednesday afternoon. Cost is $120 for 8 x 60min sessions. 5-8 pupils in the group.

Please let me know if your son/daughter is interested.


BEACONSFIELD TENNIS CLUB LEADERSHIP ACADEMY:

The Beaconsfield Tennis Club (BTC) is delighted to launch a Leadership Academy program that will support the local youth in developing skills that will prepare them for the future as well as benefit the sporting club they love. The program will be offered to players between the ages of 13-18. The start of the program will include an introduction night where each player will receive BTC merchandise as a sign of appreciation of their commitment to the club. To be eligible to receive the Beaconsfield Tennis Club Leadership rewards, players must participate in a number of club activities external from playing tennis. Ie: Participate in a working bee. Players who successfully complete the program will be recognized for their commitment at a special Leadership Academy presentation. As a bonus for those looking for work, the player can add Beaconsfield Tennis Club as a referee on their resume which will no doubt give players an advantage when applying for future employment opportunities or any other opportunities in life that require demonstrated leadership. Interested? Email Bronwyn on info@beaconsfieldtennisclubinc.com to obtain more information or to register your interest.

OTC HOODIES:

I am in the process of ordering new OTC hoodies for the winter months.

This order will be Royal Blue with Yellow print.

I have also sourced a cheaper supplier so the cost will be just $50 per hoodie (was previously $65).

Stock will be available around Easter time so please keep an eye out for further info via email later in the term.


As always if you require clarification on any of the above please call or email me at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

February 20th 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


As we head into week five of our programs I would like to thank everyone for the great communication and feedback received (usually positive but occasionally constructive).

Thanks also for your understanding as some last minute coach changes have been necessary. Continuity of coaches is a high priority but at the same time we do not want unhealthy coaches at the venue.


I have included the previous updates below just in case you missed them earlier in the term.


Please note the following important information...


FEES ARE NOW OVERDUE (except for any new pupils who have enrolled over the past fortnight)...


Ossie’s Tennis Coaching account details are:

Account Name: PAUL J OSBORNE 

Bank Name: Bank of Melbourne

BSB: 193879  Account number: 450 782 231

Please include pupil’s full name and lesson day on the transaction so we know who the payment is from.


If you are yet to pay term 1 fees it would be appreciated if that could be done asap in order to avoid the late payment fee. Thanks.



WINTER JUNIOR COMPETITION:

The Berwick & District Tennis Association winter competition runs throughout terms 2 and 3 so for those pupils at yellow level please consider playing weekend competition.

Further info will be distributed to pupils of the appropriate standard in the coming weeks.

We are also looking for a new club Junior Coordinator so please let me know if you are interested in this role.



WINTER SENIOR COMPETITION:

Entries for the Waverly & District Tennis Association winter competition close on Feb 26th.

Please email Adrian Walsh, Beaconsfield TC Senior Coordinator, on afwalsh@fastmail.fm if interested.



SUNDAY FUNDAY:

The next awesome FREE club event will be held on Feb the 27th from 3pm. Everyone is welcome.



INFO FOR LATER IN THE TERM:

The group programs run an 8-lesson term and the private lesson program runs a 9-lesson term.

After the second last lesson has been completed an email is sent to confirm the date of the final lesson in the program.

This final lesson of the program can change due to inclement weather or even forced cancellations for the odd occasion that a coach is unavailable.

Because we started our term 1 programs on Jan 24th we have 11 weeks to complete all programs... plenty of time

Enrolment from one term to the next is automatic.



FEEDBACK:

As always if you have any further questions or feedback then please let me know via phone or email at any time.



Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

February 7th 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


We have had a fantastic start to our term 1 programs. The weather has been kind (most days) and the kids have been enthusiastic.


The previous two updates are included below just in case you missed them.


Thanks to everyone who has already paid their term 1 coaching fees. Early payment is greatly appreciated. Reminder that fees are due by February 14th but if you need more time then please let me know.


If anyone is needing to purchase a new racquet this week then please let me know and I shall arrange. Prices start at just $40 for junior racquets.


The Beaconsfield Tennis Club merchandise shop will also be open this weekend: Saturday from 10am til 12noon and Sunday from 9am til 11am. Pop in and see Bronwyn and she will look after you with tennis apparel, including new BTC caps.


Over the past couple of weeks we have had a few pupils absent without notification so just a reminder to please send me an email if you cannot attend a lesson... catch up lessons can be offered if prior notice is given (24 hours requested).


See you on the tennis courts.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

January 30th 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


This email covers some of the frequently asked questions that parents have throughout the year.


Firstly, though, I have included the email update from January 23rd (see below) for recent enrolments and for anyone who may have missed it. Please check the OTC policies webpage if you haven’t already: http://oztenniscoach.webs.com/otcpolicies.htm


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...


How do I purchase a new racquet for my child?

Junior racquets are priced from $40-$160... please check with your child’s coach on the correct size (depends on age and strength of the child) and then send me an email so I can have the racquet ready for the following week’s tennis lesson. Payment can be made in cash (directly to me) or into the OTC bank account with the appropriate reference (eg Claire Smith racquet).

Adult racquets are priced from $140-$360... demo racquets are available for those priced $300+ as it important to try before you buy. Once you settle on a racquet please let me know the model and grip size and I shall order it directly from Head Tennis (my supplier). Delivery is usually about a week. Payment can be made in cash (directly to me) or into the OTC bank account with the appropriate reference (eg Adam Jones racquet).

The current tennis pricelist is attached.


Can we use the courts outside of coaching times? Yes

We encourage families to use the facilities for extra practice. Casual court hire is available for $10 per hour. If the courts are locked then a key can be obtained from Beaconsfield fish & chips shop. Club membership is also available for more regular usage and the club membership form is attached.


How do I order a Hotshots tennis shirt?

Early in the week there was a problem with the Tennis Australia website regarding ordering the shirts but I have been informed that it has been fixed. Please follow the link: https://hotshots.tennis.com.au/register/

If you have recently ordered a shirt then your coach will have it at a lesson when it arrives (there are also some to distribute from late last year).


What if we miss a lesson?

If you simply forget to attend or if you forget to notify me that you are not attending then unfortunately you forfeit that lesson.

If I am given prior notice via email (at least 24 hours is requested) then every effort is made to offer an alternate time on a different day.

Communication is the key here.


What’s the best form of communication?

Now that you are registered with Ossie’s Tennis Coaching the best form of communication is via email: ossie30@bigpond.net.au I check emails early morning, in my lunch break and every evening so I will reply quickly on all occasions.

Of course you are always welcome to call or sms at any time but be aware that my phone is always on silent when I’m coaching (35+ hours a week). The best time to call is Mon-Thurs mornings.

Facebook messenger is not ideal as I only see the message when I open the app on my phone. Facebook is used by me to promote the sport in general, our various programs and the Beaconsfield Tennis Club.


What’s the tennis pathway for my child?

Children pass through the red, orange, green, yellow group program. Sometimes the entire group will step up to the next level from one term to the next or sometimes an individual will be promoted into a stronger group (this often requires a change of lesson time).

Keen pupils can fast-track their development with private lessons but that is a financial decision also (private lessons start at $40/lesson).

Once pupils are up to competition standard (ie they can serve 50% in from the baseline and hold a rally with a coach) then information is distributed to parents regarding weekend competition and tournaments.


What if I forget to pay on time?

As per the previous confirmation email the due date for term 1 fees is February the 14th. In term 1 we offer an extra week for payment as school fees, etc are also due. A reminder email will be sent on Feb 14th. If fees are still outstanding by Feb 21st then a $20 late payment fee is charged.

If you need more time to pay the fees then please let me know as that can be arranged. Once again communication is the key.


Can I pay cash or Credit Card? Yes

Our preferred method of payment is directly into the OTC bank account (details can be found in the email below). That way you receive a transaction receipt from the bank and we both have an accurate record.

If you prefer to pay by cash then that should be passed directly to me (in an envelope with pupil’s name and amount written on the front). Please do not pass cash on to other coaches as I need to record it immediately.

We now have credit card facilities that can be accessed at the club at the following times: Monday 1-3pm, Thursday 12-1pm, Friday 11.45-12.30pm. Other times may be available upon request.


Are there options for adult tennis? Yes

Our adult programs include private lessons, semi-private lessons and Cardio Tennis sessions. Prices start from just $15/lesson.

The Beaconsfield Tennis Club also runs night competitions, mid-week ladies competitions and Saturday senior competitions. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these and I shall point you in the right direction.


If you have any further questions that are not covered then please call or email me at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
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January 23rd 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


I hope you are as excited as I am for our term 1 tennis programs that start from tomorrow at the Beaconsfield Tennis Club.


Every few weeks I give a detailed update with a variety of information so please keep an eye out for that email.


Please note the following important information...


WELCOME:

A big welcome to the new and returning pupils who will be taking to the coaching court this term.


START OF TERM INFO:

Our term 1 programs are set to go. In all cases lesson days/times have now been confirmed via email and follow up sms.

If you have not received notification then please let me know and I shall confirm.

All pupils are encouraged to bring a drink and hat to all lessons. Please ensure your child’s name is on their drink bottle.

Lessons start and finish right on time so it’s beneficial for your child to be a few minutes early to each week so they are not rushing.


VACANCIES:

There are still a few vacancies in some programs so please let me know if you are interested in a second weekly lesson.


SOCIAL MEDIA:

There is a great deal of information and tennis promotion on our Facebook and Instagram accounts... sometimes photos and videos are posted so if you would prefer not to have your son/daughter on social media please let me know.


FEES:

Term 1 fees are due by February the 14th please.

Payment details were on the confirmation email.

Private & semi-private lesson fees cover 9 lessons per term – provision for 1 washout/public holiday.

Group lesson fees & cardio tennis fees cover 8 lessons per term – provision for 2 washouts/public holidays.


BANK DETAILS:

OTC bank details are as follows...

Name: Paul Osborne

Bank: Bank of Melbourne

BSB: 193-879

Account number: 450 782 231


RACQUET SALES AND RESTRINGS...

If you are looking to purchase a new racquet soon then we have a number of demo racquets available to try before you buy.

All pupils should have their own racquet by week 3 of the term. Junior racquets are in stock and only cost $40.

Restrings can also be done overnight with prices starting at $35.


PARENTS ROLE:

Parents are reminded that they should remain behind the fences during lessons to ensure a safe and distraction free learning environment for the kids.

The parent’s role is to encourage all players by applauding good effort and great shots. Please refrain from “instructing” your child during their lesson... let the coaches do what we are trained to do.

Parents are requested to remain at the venue during lessons. This is vitally important for those children under 10 years of age.


HOTSHOTS SHIRTS FOR PLAYERS 12 YEARS AND YOUNGER:

The link for the FREE Hotshots tennis shirts is: https://hotshots.tennis.com.au/register/

If you follow this link and register your participation in the sport then Tennis Australia will send you a free shirt via Ossie’s Tennis Coaching.

Delivery of shirts is usually around 4 weeks from order date.

Pupils are entitled to 1 free shirt every 12 months.


OTC POLICIES:

Please be sure to check out our policies page on the OTC website regarding inclement weather and cancelled lessons: http://oztenniscoach.webs.com/otcpolicies.htm

Lessons will take place as scheduled unless you receive an sms on the day.

Every effort is made to get on the courts and complete the required lessons each term.


As always if you have any questions regarding our programs please ask via phone or email at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
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January 15th 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


I hope you are all enjoying the summer holidays and the tennis on the TV.


Please note the following important information as we look forward to a fantastic 2022 on the tennis courts...


JUNIOR COACHING CLINIC:

  • Jan 19, 20 & 21 from 9.30-11.30am each day

  • Cost is $30 per day or $80 for all three days

  • Suitable for children aged 6-12 years


JUNIOR TOURNAMENT AT WARRAGUL:

  • Jan 19 & 20

  • Suitable for players of competition standard

  • Entry form is attached


DISCOUNTED PRIVATE LESSONS: 33% off 45min and 60min privates with the following times available...

  • Sunday January 16th 10.15am with Ty

  • Sunday January 16th 11.45am with Ty

  • Monday January 17th at 5.15pm with Francis

  • Monday January 17th at 6.45pm with Francis

  • Tuesday January 18th at 1.15pm with Ty

  • Wednesday January 19th at 11.30am with Francis

  • Wednesday January 19th at 12.15pm with Ty

  • Thursday January 20th at 11.30am with Ty

  • Thursday January 20th at 11.30am with Francis

  • Friday January 21st at 11.30am with Francis

  • Friday January 21st at 12.15pm with Ty

Bookings essential so please confirm via reply email if you are interested.


OPEN DAY:

The Beaconsfield Tennis Club Open Day has been moved forward 1 week to Saturday January 22nd from 5.30-7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome so bring your friends and family along and enjoy a great evening at the club.


TERM 1 LESSON CONFIRMATION:

Term 1 programs start the week of January the 24th.

Later today you will receive an email confirming all details for your term 1 program.

If there are any last minute requests to change lesson days then please let me know asap.

If you would like to add an extra lesson to your weekly program then that can also be arranged.


NEW INVOICING STRUCTURE:

After receiving feedback from a number of parents the paper invoices will no longer be distributed.

Instead, the amount payable and bank details will be confirmed in this afternoons email confirming lesson day & time.

Term 1 fees are due by February the 14th with all program fees remaining the same as 2021.


NEW COVID POLICY REGARDING CANCELLED LESSONS:

Please read the new “covid cancellation” policy on the OTC website along with all our policies...

https://oztenniscoach.webs.com


MID-WEEK LADIES TENNIS COMPETITION:

The club is seeking additional players for the upcoming 2022 competitions.

Please see attached flyer for further details.



As always if you have any questions or feedback please give me a call or email at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

5th January 2022

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


I hope you are enjoying your summer holidays with your family.


Just a reminder of the various tennis opportunities at Beaconsfield this month before our term 1 programs start the week of January the 24th...


January dates for your new calendar…


🎾Jan 10: private lessons available with Paul


🎾Jan 11: squad training & discounted privates


🎾Jan 12: junior singles tournament


🎾Jan 13: junior doubles tournament


🎾Jan 14: discounted private lessons available


🎾Jan 15: term 1 lesson times confirmed via email


🎾Jan 17: discounted private lessons available


🎾Jan 18: squad training & discounted privates


🎾Jan 19-21: junior coaching clinic


🎾Jan 19-21: discounted private lessons available


🎾Jan 24: start of term 1 programs


🎾Jan 26: Australia Day (no coaching)


🎾Jan 29: BTC Open Day


Regards

Paul Osborne


Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach

Mobile: 0413 594 633

Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

27th November 2021

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


Please note the following important information...


WELCOME:

A big welcome to the new pupils who have enrolled in our program over recent weeks.


HOTSHOTS SHIRTS FOR PLAYERS 12 YEARS AND YOUNGER:

For those families who have ordered a shirt via the Tennis Australia website over the past couple of months and have not yet received it please collect it from me at the tennis club at one of the following times...

TODAY (Nov 27) between 9.00-11.30am

Thursday Dec 2 between 4.15-4.45pm

Alternatively I will endeavour to get these shirts to pupils over the next few weeks during coaching times.


The link for the FREE Hotshots tennis shirts is: https://hotshots.tennis.com.au/register/

If you follow this link and register your participation in the sport then Tennis Australia will send you a free shirt via Ossie’s Tennis Coaching.

Pupils under 12 years of age are entitled to 1 free shirt every 12 months.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Beaconsfield Tennis Club Christmas party: date and time to be announced shortly

OTC Junior tournaments: January 12, 13, 19 & 20. Entry forms will be distributed soon.

Junior school holidays clinic: January dates to be announced shortly

Squad training dates: January 11 & 18

Discounted private lessons: various dates/times will be announced throughout December and January on a week to week basis (weather dependant)


SOCIAL MEDIA:

There is a great deal of information and tennis promotion on our Facebook and Instagram accounts... sometimes photos and videos are posted so if you would prefer not to have your son/daughter on social media please let me know.


RACQUET SALES AND RESTRINGS...

If you are looking to purchase a new racquet soon then we have a number of demo racquets available to try before you buy.

All pupils should have their own racquet by now.

Restrings can also be done overnight with prices starting at $35.


PARENTS ROLE:

Parents are reminded that they should remain behind the fences during lessons to ensure a safe and distraction free learning environment for the kids.

Parents are welcome to assist with the collection of balls between activities and at the end of the lesson particularly for the young red-ball groups and private lessons.


CATCH UP LESSONS:

Thanks to all parents who have booked in catch up lessons for their children. With illness, injury and Covid-related isolation we have put on extra lessons to cater for all the catch ups required. If you are yet to book in for a missed lesson or two (when I received prior notification) then it’s not too late.


OTC POLICIES:

Please be sure to check out our policies page on the OTC website regarding inclement weather and cancelled lessons: http://oztenniscoach.webs.com/otcpolicies.htm

Lessons will take place as scheduled unless you receive an sms on the day.


As always if you have any questions regarding our programs please ask via phone or email at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

October 27th 2021

Dear tennis pupils, parents and coaches.


Just a quick update on a number of topics as follows...


DATES TO REMEMBER:

Tuesday November 2: regular afternoon lessons will not be held on a public holiday however Ty, Francis and myself are available for private lessons during the morning (bookings essential).

Sunday December 19: official last day of the coaching year.


NOVEMBER SPECIAL:

As we edge closer to a return date for competition tennis it’s a great time to give your racquet some extra love... with every restring done in November you will receive a FREE overgrip and dampener.

Restrings are $35-$40 depending on the string and can usually be done within 48 hours.

Overgrips are $5 and dampeners are $3


NEED A NEW RACQUET:

By lesson four all pupils should be using their own racquet. Prices range from $40-$360.

If you need a new racquet then please discuss with your coach and then contact me (sms or email preferred) with the appropriate size (19”, 21”, 23”, 25”, 26” or full size).

I will then confirm the price and arrange by the next lesson. I have just received new stock today so all sizes are currently available.


HOT WEATHER:

As the weather continues to improve it is imperative that all pupils wear a hat, apply sunscreen and bring a drink bottle to all lessons during terms 4 and 1.

Note our heat policy on the OTC website: www.oztenniscoach.webs.com


HEAT POLICY: 

On days of extreme heat (a current temperature of 37.0deg or above at the venue) lessons prior to 5.45pm will be cancelled. Lessons from 5.45pm onwards when the sun is not as strong may still go ahead. A general email will be sent as well as an sms if lessons are to be cancelled due to hot weather. If the temperature is between 30.0-36.9deg then lessons may be modified to ensure the children are not put at any risk (ie no running and regular drink breaks).


CUP DATE PRIVATE LESSONS:

As mentioned above coaches Ty, Fancis and myself will be available for private lessons. Booking are available (reply email preferred).

Half hour lesson is $40

45min lesson is $60

60min lesson is $75



Finally I would like to thank all visitors to our club for the great Covidsafe practices that have been employed by all over the past few weeks ensuring a safe return to tennis for all.


As always, if you have any further questions or feedback then please let me know via phone or email at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

October 15th 2021

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


It has been great this past week as we welcome back all pupils in group lessons.

We now have groups lessons, private lessons and semi-private lessons back in full swing.

Thanks to those pupils in yellow ball groups who have adapted to the change of format as we abide by the Tennis Victoria restrictions on pupils aged 12+ years.

Cardio Tennis, Squad training and competition/tournaments remain on hold but we are hoping that might change next month.


Every few weeks I give a detailed update with a variety of information so please keep an eye out for that email.


Please note the following important information...


WELCOME:

A big welcome to the new pupils who will be taking to the coaching court this term.


RETURN TO COACHING INFO:

Our programs are set to go. In all cases lesson days/times have now been confirmed via email and/or sms.

If you have not received notification then please let me know and I shall confirm.

All pupils are encouraged to bring a drink and hat to all lessons. Please ensure your child’s name is on their drink bottle.

Lessons start and finish right on time so it’s beneficial for your child to be a few minutes early to each week so they are not rushing.

Please ensure you also use the QR code registration each time you visit the club.


VACANCIES:

There are still a few vacancies in some programs so please let me know if you are interested in a second weekly lesson.


SOCIAL MEDIA:

There is a great deal of information and tennis promotion on our Facebook and Instagram accounts... sometimes photos and videos are posted so if you would prefer not to have your son/daughter on social media please let me know.


RACQUET SALES AND RESTRINGS...

If you are looking to purchase a new racquet soon then we have a number of demo racquets available to try before you buy.

All pupils should have their own racquet by week 3 of the term. Junior racquets are in stock and only cost $40.

Restrings can also be done overnight with prices starting at $35.


PARENTS ROLE:

Parents are reminded that they should remain behind the fences during lessons to ensure a safe and distraction free learning environment for the kids.

The parent’s role is to encourage all players by applauding good effort and great shots. Please refrain from “instructing” your child during their lesson... let the coaches do what we are trained to do.

Parents are requested to remain at the venue during lessons (in the car is fine). This is vitally important for those children under 10 years of age who need to meet their parent at the gate at the conclusion of the lesson.


HOTSHOTS SHIRTS FOR PLAYERS 12 YEARS AND YOUNGER:

The link for the FREE Hotshots tennis shirts is: https://hotshots.tennis.com.au/register/

If you follow this link and register your participation in the sport then Tennis Australia will send you a free shirt via Ossie’s Tennis Coaching.

Delivery of shirts is usually around 4 weeks from order date.

Pupils are entitled to 1 free shirt every 12 months.

I have a number of shirts to distribute next week for those that ordered in July-August.


OTC POLICIES:

Please be sure to check out our policies page on the OTC website regarding inclement weather and cancelled lessons: http://oztenniscoach.webs.com/otcpolicies.htm

Lessons will take place as scheduled unless you receive an sms on the day.

Every effort is made to get on the courts and complete the required lessons each term.


As always if you have any questions regarding our programs please ask via phone or email at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

September 29th 2021

Dear tennis pupils and parents,


I am thrilled to announce that we can finally return to the tennis courts and as such please note the following...


Between Sept 29 (today) and Oct 7th (next Thursday) only private and semi-private lessons will be running. This program will simply pick up where we stopped when lockdown kicked in on August the 6th.

The 9 lessons that have been paid for will be completed and then we will run a shortened term 4 program in Nov-Dec with a pro-rata fee.

I will send an individual sms reminder to those involved in this program confirming day and time.


From Oct 8th onwards our group programs will return and continue on until each group has completed the 8 lessons from the term 3 program (effectively terms 3 and 4 will be considered as one term of tennis coaching).

Next week I will send a reminder sms to all those in this program.

To finish the year I plan to run a “December Discounts” program that have been very popular in previous years... info on this program will be available in late November.


Unfortunately our Cardio Tennis program is on hold indefinitely but we hope to see you back on the courts when permitted.


Please read the info below from Tennis Victoria and continue to check your email for the next update.


Regards
Paul Osborne

Ossie's Tennis Coaching: Director of Tennis
Master Club Pro (level 3) tennis coach
Mobile: 0413 594 633
Facebook: Ossie's Tennis Coaching at Beaconsfield
Proudly supported by HEAD Tennis

September 12th 2021

Dear Beaconsfield tennis pupils and parents,


This month’s update is pretty similar to last month’s as we are still on hold regarding a return to the courts.

Hopefully with vaccination rates improving we will be permitted to return by the end of the month.

As soon as this lockdown is lifted our term 3 programs will resume. When this happens, email and sms notification will occur and we will hit the courts will new-found energy & enthusiasm.


Coaching will continue until all lessons in the term 3 programs are completed – completion of term 3 programs is likely to be in November now.

A much shorter term 4 program will then be offered at discounted rates.

As always the lessons you have paid for will be completed as soon as permitted.


In the meantime the club has been busy with upgrades to the lights and putting teams together for Summer competition (junior and seniors). There are still a couple of vacancies in teams so let me know if you are interested.

Hopefully the resurfacing of courts 1&2 and the professional maintenance to courts 3, 4 & 9 are not far away.

It’s all about constant improvement to the facilities!


As always, if you have any questions about the current state of affairs then please give me a call or send me an email at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne

August 17th 2021

Dear Beaconsfield tennis pupils and parents.


Obviously yesterday’s state government announcement was not what we were hoping for and as such our Beaconsfield tennis programs are on hold for a further 2 weeks...

The restrictions have changed. The lockdown has been extended. But the plan remains the same – all term 3 lessons will be completed.

Term 3 programs will resume as soon as possible (Friday Sept 3 at this stage). All programs will run throughout the school holidays and on Melbourne cup day until the required lessons have been completed.

Term 4 programs will then automatically start and a shortened program will run through to December 19th. Term 4 coaching fees will be adjusted accordingly.

This exact plan worked perfectly in 2020 so due to this extended lockdown we are forced to implement it again.

Unfortunately junior tournaments planned for September have been cancelled to ensure all term 3 coaching programs can be completed.

It’s hoped that tournaments planned for December & January can go ahead as planned.


Sunday Squad training dates will also be revised once lockdown is lifted.

As always, if you have any concerns please phone or email me at any time.


Regards
Paul Osborne