2017 STC Open Day Sunday 22nd October at 2pm

We are holding another Open Day on Sunday 22nd October, 2pm-5pm at the Club.  It will be a great opportunity for members, their friends and family and others in the community to enjoy a hit of tennis and the tennis club environment.  There will be coaching lessons and Hot Shot play, our ball machine and a serving radar will be available.  Further, we can chat with old and new friends over a drink whilst enjoying a BBQ.

More details will follow but please mark this in your diary and it will be great to see you, your friends and family present.

Serpell Tennis Club Achieves Level 1 Accreditation

July 2016

Sports clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and therefore have a responsibility to our members and their families. In recognition of this, the Serpell Tennis Club has elected to participate in the Good Sports program.

The program is run in Victoria by the Australian Drug Foundation in conjunction with VicHealth, the Traffic Accident Commission (TAC), Department of Health (Vic) and the Department of Health and Ageing. The program has been designed to assist clubs with the responsible management of alcohol and is the only nationwide program of its kind.

As a community based club we believe involvement in this program is a way for our club to promote a healthy and welcoming club culture whilst working to consistently meet our duty of care obligations in regards to alcohol consumption.

To become Good Sports Level One accredited we have addressed a number of criteria including having Responsible Service Alcohol trained bar staff and implementing a Smoke-Free policy.

For more information about Good Sports speak to members of your committee.

New Defibrillator machine!

The Serpell Tennis Club has invested in the latest life-saving technology; an Automated Defibrillator Machine .

Through the generosity of the past members of the now closed St Peter's and St Paul's Tennis Club Doncaster, we have purchased a defibrillator to ensure that we can provide the best "front-line" medical support in an emergency if someone should have a heart attack.

To maximise the life-saving potential of this machine, the club conducted training for representatives from all of the various groups of members who use the Serpell Tennis Club and a couple of representatives from the local cricket club.

The training courses were conducted by Julie Lack, Nurse Manager -- Cardiac Ward, St Vincent's Hospital, on the evening of Monday August 11th. The course covered the emergency procedures that should be carried out if a person collapses and a heart attack is suspected and how to utilise the Defibrillator to maintain life until Paramedics arrive.

Julie's extensive knowledge and engaging style made the course educational and enjoyable. Attendees were shown how to prepare a patient for and to perform CPR. Using the mnemonic DRSABCD :

Is the patient clear of immediate dangers?
Is the patient responsive?
Send for Help:
Call 000 and arrange an ambulance.
Open Airways -- Check mouth for obstructions.
Is the patient breathing normally?
Start CPR (30 Compressions -- 2 Breaths)
Attach the Defibrillator as shown and follow instructions.

All attendees were given the chance to perform CPR on the demonstration "patient" and to attach the defibrillator pads. The hands on experience proved invaluable in building expertise and confidence and showed how important it is to maintain a good rhythm and correct technique.

A huge thanks to Julie for giving up her evening to help the club with this most valuable CPR training.