BOOK A COURT

Courts can be booked online using the Real Tennis Booking (RTBooking) system or through the Pro Shop. Members are provided with an RTO number and password to book online.

PRO SHOP

Our team of Professionals make the members’ time at the Club a thoroughly enjoyable experience.The Professionals will help arrange games for you with players of a suitable standard and also give lessons and coaching for members.

CHECK A HANDICAP

Check your current handicap (singles and doubles) and your opponent's. Use the online calculators to work out the start score for each game. Use your RTO number and password ad used for the RTBooking system.

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS

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  • Social

First Friday of the Month (February)

Royal Melbourne Tennis Club | Fri, 5th Feb | 6:00 pm

This coming FFM coincides with an exhibition match. Come in and support our top players and enjoy as usual a wonderful supper and drinks at happy hour prices. For catering purposes contact the Pro Shop to book in.

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  • Tournament

60 Years & Under Handicap Doubles

Royal Melbourne Tennis Club | Sat, 6th Feb | 9:00 am

Combined age of the doubles pair must add up to 60 years and under. Organised by the Young Players Committee.

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  • Tournament

100 Years & Over Handicap Doubles

Royal Melbourne Tennis Club | Sun, 14th Feb | 9:00 am

Combined age of doubles pair must add up to 100 years and over.

NEWS

Jonners on A View From The Hazard podcast

Local Identity Joins International Real Tennis Podcast

Saturday, 2nd Jan

Our very own Jonathan Howell was a special guest on the weekly real tennis podcast "A View From The Hazards" hosted in the UK by Ben Taylor-Matthews and Robert Shenkman.

Young Members End of Year Tournament Sat 19 Dec

TOURNAMENT REPORT: Young Members End of Year - Sat 19 Dec

Saturday, 2nd Jan

20 young players fronted the Club early Saturday afternoon for the End of Year Tournament and Christmas Party, turning the Club into a cruise liner preparing to sail the Croatian coast.

TOURNAMENT REPORT Jeff Bird Cup Christmas Breakfast Tournament Fir 18 Dec

TOURNAMENT REPORT: Jeff Bird Cup / Christmas Breakfast - Fri 18 Dec

Saturday, 2nd Jan

The Jeff Bird Cup (aka the RMTC Christmas Breakfast Tournament) was played with joyous expressions of pre-Covid gusto!

Iso Cup Handicap Doubles Tournament Sun 13 Dec

Tournament Report: Iso Cup Handicap Doubles - Sun 13 Dec

Saturday, 2nd Jan

After easing out of lockdown, it was time to get serious about real tennis doubles at the ISO Handicap Doubles.

Cams Corner YouTube 15 Oct 2020

Cam's Corner - A new video on 'How to Win A Hazard Chase'

Wednesday, 14th Oct

Camden Riviere's latest video packs a lot of strategy into 8 minutes, and he doesn't even strike a ball.

WELCOME TO REAL TENNIS

Real tennis is a high strategy racket sport with a pedigree that can be traced back to the twelfth century. It is the original racket game from which are descended most modern racket games including lawn tennis (now called tennis) and squash.

Real tennis is a unique game which provides:

  • significant physical and technical challenges for all levels of player
  • a demanding test of skill, agility, court craft and strategy
  • a handicapping system that allows players of varied ability, age and experience to compete on equal terms.

Real tennis is played by sports enthusiasts of all ages and levels. Around the world you might call the game different things – ‘real’ tennis in Australia and Britain, ‘court’ tennis in the US, and ‘jeu de paume’ in France – to players, it is simply ‘tennis’.

KB in Hobart Mercury

Club Spotlight: Kieran Booth

Gold Racket Champion

Kieran reached a high of number 6 in the world, is a 4 time Australian Open winner and has been a finalist in all other major doubles opens.

Currently ranked 9th in the world, he has competed in many open singles and doubles championships consistently making the quarter finals or better and has won 4 open doubles titles.

Kieran has also won over 40 local open and amateur tournaments including the Tasmanian Open Singles and Doubles, Victorian Open Singles and Doubles, Australian Amateur Singles and Doubles Championships, the US Amateur Singles Championships, Tuxedo Gold Racquet(x2), Tasmanian Amateur Singles and Doubles and Victoria.

A brief snapshot of his many, many accomplishments are below.

Photo from the Hobart Mercury.

Aust. Open Doubles Winner 2001, 2003, 2013, 2014
Aust. Open Singles Finalist 2020
Aust. Open Doubles Finalist 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020
British Open Doubles Finalist 2011, 2012
US Open Doubles Finalist 2012, 2015

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