BOOK A COURT (Updated)

Courts can be booked online using RMTC BookingSheet (updated from 1 Nov 2023) or through the Pro Shop. Your existing RTO (Real Tennis Online) number and password carry across to this new system.

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 (RTO)

Check your current handicap (singles and doubles) and your opponent's on Real Tennis Online (RTO). Use the online calculators to work out the start score for each game. Use your RTO number and password as used for the RMTC Booking System.

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS

Empire Day
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Empire Day Breakfast Tournament

RMTC | Fri, 24th May | 7:00 am

Come and celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday in style with one of Jonathan Sear's famous breakfast tournaments. Handicap doubles followed by a full breakfast.

Get in early to save yourself a spot at the table for the best tennis and breakfast morning on offer anywhere in the world.

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Quarterly Medal #2 (Sunday)

RMTC | Sun, 26th May | 9:00 am

Round robin handicap singles. 5 players per group, 2 groups played in the AM, 2 groups played in the PM. Winners of each group will progress through to play the Medal of Medallists on Finals Day.

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Eureka Cup (RMTC v BTC)

RMTC | Sat, 1st Jun | 9:00 am

Men’s handicap singles and/or doubles. The 'hordes from the high plains' are looking to take revenge after we have won the last edition of this annual competition by 1 point in Ballarat. Contact the Pro Shop to sign up to uphold this tradition, it'll be a great day of tennis.

CLUB NEWS

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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SHERWOOD STREET - MERCHANDISE

Wednesday, 1st May

2024 marks 50 years at Richmond. To celebrate this milestone limited anniversary merchandise has been designed and its arrived. Check out the polos, t-shirts, hoodies, ¼ zip tops and more. If you can’t get into the Club the merchandise can be found on the RMTC website and you can order there.

All merchandise can be found here: https://rmtc.com.au/pro-shop/5...

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Young Members Autumn Pennant

Wednesday, 1st May

Congratulations James Ciro, Tom McNamara and Eve Filippelli for winning the Young Members Autumn Pennant for 2024.

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ANZAC Day Trophy - Thu. 25 April

Wednesday, 1st May

The Anzac day tournament kicked off with Xavier Wilson’s rousing bagpipe performance which was, to many, a highlight of the tournament itself. The tennis itself was a sight to behold however, and was hard fought by all throughout the day. The matches on the day were knockout and featured both singles and doubles. In the singles nobody could keep up with Rob Heath who proved to be the most consistent throughout the day. The final was a battle between Peter Eklund and Rob Heath who carried the day in a convincing win.

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Platinum (70+) Handicap Singles Tournament - Sun. 21 April

Wednesday, 1st May

The annual Platinum Handicap Singles Tournament was won by Richard Bryant who beat Michelle O'Rorke in a wonderful final of handicap singles. Michelle battled back from 5/2 down to level at 5-games all and advantage-all. Richard prevailed in the final point however to win his first tournament at RMTC. Earlier there were plenty of excellent matches in the round robin format.

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Lola Montez Women's Handicap Doubles - Sat. 13 - Sun. 14 April

Wednesday, 1st May

BTC recently held the second edition of the Lola Montez Women's handicap doubles tournament - with players coming from Australia-wide to play. There was great tennis all weekend, culminating in Eve Fillipelli and Isabella Lo Presti taking out the final, 8/3, over Cath Faull and Jo See Tan. Congrats also to Penny Corser-Hatten and Lucinda Horrocks for taking out the Plate. Much fun had by all!

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’.

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