Upcoming Tournaments

Ladies World Championship Fundraiser

The Ladies World Championship Carnival to be played from 8 – 14th May at the RMTC was launched in grand style on Friday night with Pizza and Pasta seemingly being served on tap. Lizzie Brown, Frank Filippelli, Andrew Schnaider, Michael Petruccelli and Dina Filippelli prepared, cooked and presented a wonderful assortment of dishes in a fundraising effort for the upcoming LWC and it was good to see the level of support for this endeavour as 95 of us came to the party.

Lizzie Brown and Amy Hayball entertained and informed the crowd as to what is in store during the upcoming Carnival. The message is clear, we will have tennis for all standards of play and a variety of entertaining evenings including the Opening Cocktail Party on Sunday 8th and a Champagne Night on Friday 13th. The Mixed Doubles tournament will take place on Sunday 8th so start looking for a partner; for as Amy said on the evening “all the women have to come and play because if you don’t there will be no more women (Ed. We think she meant to say there will be no more women’s tennis). The biggest cheer for the evening was reserved for Dina Filippelli whose smile and Chilli source still brings out the best in everyone.

At around 10pm the night changed gears as Tony Bafunno pulled out his guitar and microphone and played his seemingly endless list of hits from the 60s onwards. A number of people got up for a duet including Julie Davies, Alistair Curley, Philip Barker and Natasha Heughan and the dance floor was occupied until 2am.

It was a huge night full of a lot of goodwill and fun. Thank you to everyone involved, and ladies, now is the time to support the ladies game in Australia by filling out the Ladies World Championship Form by following the link below. The events are on so come and play.

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Owen Guest

3rd RMTC 2009 Quarterly Medal

The third Quarterly Medal Competition of 2009 will be played on Saturday 29 August. As before, it will be a round-robin, handicap singles event played on the clock in morning and afternoon groups. Morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch is included. Most importantly, winners of the Quarterly Medal competitions qualify to compete in the Medal of Medallists knockout tournament on Finals Day on 7 December.

To enter this competition, please contact the pros on 9429 8744 or email pros@rmtc.com.au Don’t forget to let them know whether you want to play in the morning or afternoon competition. There is also a sign-up sheet at the club. Places are limited, so don’t delay.

The Roo Trophy 2010.

I advise that, contrary to the dates published in this year’s tennis calendar, the Roo Trophy will take place from Monday 18 January to Saturday 23 January.

It is envisaged that the format will be as in 2008 – knock-out singles with repechage, & round-robin doubles – and that entry forms will be available in September/October, to close at the end of the year.

Alan Hamer Club Doubles Final – Monday Night

Come in and watch the club doubles final this Monday at 6pm and at the same time take the opportunity to introduce a friend or two to the club. The match should be brilliant as assuming everything goes according to the seedings it will be a Snow/Heughan v. Happell/Richardson final.

See you Monday.