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.
2011 Ladies WC’s_entryform (Final)
Please click on the link below to see the draws for the Australian Open and Doubles World Championship.
Aus Open Singles-Doubles 2011
Local teams please take note, it’s now time to let us know your intensions. Would you please fill out the Expression of Interest Form which can be accessed via the link below.
Expression of Interest Form
Here is a link to the entry form & tournament details:
Roo Cup Entry Form
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
The Sherwood Cup is coming up on Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th May. This tournament is played off level for those of a 50+ handicap. Format dependent on entries. Interested players should contact the pros to sign up.
Club Championship for handicaps 60 and above.
Matches played off scratch, format dependant on number of entries.
Last year’s winner was Fiona Hewson.
Sign up Sheet on main notice board or call the Pros.
Annual women’s handicap doubles tournament, Open to all handicaps.
Last year’s winners Judith Sear and Anabelle Guest.
Sign up sheet on main notice board or call the Pros.