Thursday 4th March 2020

Dear Stonnington Tennis patrons,

A quick note to let you know we’re in the middle of a restructure for the tennis coaching at the Stonnington Tennis venues. AJ and Laura (MUSTA) will finish at the end of this school term and I would like to publically thank for their hard work and dedication to tennis, particularly their resilience in what was a very difficult transition into management at the start of last year.

I have made this decision to align the operation with our original goal of growing community participation.
It’s important to note that tennis and coaching services will continue and many coaches and admin staff will remain.
BlueFIt are pleased to welcome a new addition to the team at Stonnington Tennis Centres (STC). Mark Buttifant will be joining the team at STC to lead and build on the great work that has already been done by AJ and Laura.

Mark has had a long and distinguished career in the area of tennis venue management having owned and operated his own Indoor Tennis Centre, developed his own innovative social tennis competitions involving over 500 participants playing tennis across 5 separate venues on a weekly basis. Mark was also employed by Tennis Australia to lead a transformation of TA’s own tennis venues at Melbourne Park and Albert Reserve and was responsible for making these venues the hub of tennis participation.
Mark will be taking over the facility management under BlueFIt from Term 2 and he is pleased to report that many of the popular staff and tennis coaches will be continuing. In addition to these staff, Mark is looking to expand upon the current staffing levels with extra tennis coaches and coordinators to assist in the delivery of quality tennis programs and also ensure that we will be able to provide consistency in the area of customer support. The overall goal will be to maintain consistency in the class structure and timetable.
Over the next couple of weeks, BlueFit will be communicating to all the current program participants to advise them of their program options for term 2 coaching, to be held at the

Malvern Tennis Centre, whist Orrong Park is closed for renovations. We’re excited by the re-surfacing works and lighting upgrades provided by Stonnington City Council.

In the interim, if you have any questions regarding the tennis programs please don’t hesitate to contact kristine.nyblom@bluefit.com.au

Kind Regards,

Todd McHardy

CEO – BlueFIt