The Roo Trophy 2019

at the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club

12 – 19 January 2019


Advance Notice

The Roo Trophy 2019

Melbourne has consistently been voted as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and there will be no better time to be here than in January 2019.

Not only is the handicap singles and doubles Roo Trophy (12-19 Jan) being played at RMTC but preceding the Roo we have the World Doubles championship in Hobart (2-6 Jan) and the Australian Open in Melbourne (8-15 Jan) running in conjunction with the Roo. After the Roo the Ladies Singles World Championship is being played in Ballarat (20-26 Jan).

Don’t forget about that other tennis championship being played at Melbourne Park over the two weeks starting 14 January, and there’s test cricket in Sydney against India, and a one day international at the MCG. Also on the agenda could be road cycling, music festivals, the southern hemisphere’s largest keelboat regatta, and the National Gallery of Victoria has a sensational triennial exhibition across all four gallery floors.

So, if you arrive in Melbourne a week before the Roo starts, you can watch the world’s best tennis players competing in Hobart then returning to Melbourne for the Australian Open during the Roo while watching lawn tennis and cricket.

After the Roo, you could possibly spend a few days in Ballarat to see Claire Fahey defend her World Championship, before heading to Port Phillip bay for the sailing.

The Roo Trophy is open to all amateur players, of any standard, and will follow previous years’ successful format of knockout and repechage handicap singles event, and round-robin handicap doubles. Registrations of interest are welcomed immediately; entry forms will be available during Q3 2018. Billeting will be available and social functions will feature a cocktail evening and a Grand Final dinner.

Email enquiries:

Billets needed

If you’d like to host an overseas player throughout the Roo, please get in contact with the proshop.



Monday 14 January at 6.00pm @ RMTC


Saturday 19 January at 6:30pm @ RMTC

Please email the proshop if you’d like to attend the functions as a non-player.