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Royal Melbourne Tennis Club
132 Years

The World Championship is almost upon us. Tomorrow Tuesday sees Robert Fahey defend his title for the twelfth time, while Camden Riviere will seek to become Champion at his second attempt. A wonderful match is in prospect. To help your week go well, here are some key messages.

Match tickets. You do not need to bring any printed tickets with you. If you have received an email from us confirming your seats, you are all good. The match starts on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm prompt, with champagne from 5.30pm. There will also be a light supper afterwards. Please be on time. If you still want a seat, please register asap – there are general admission places available. There will be four sets played on Tuesday.

For those unable to attend, we will be streaming the match live – here are the viewing details:

Parking. Car parking will be at a premium with over 200 people each day. Please do not assume you will find a car space at the club. We recommend that you either arrive by taxi or public transport, or park some distance away from the club.

Social Events. If you are attending any of the week’s social events, and have any special dietary requirements, please let us know by COB today Monday. If you wish to attend either of the events below, please contact the pros today.

Wed 7 May. Informal Dinner, 7pm, The Richmond Larder, dress smart casual.
Sat 10 May. Celebration Dinner, 7.30pm, The Australian Club, dress black tie.

If you are attending our Welcome Cocktail Party tonight, it’s 6-8.30pm at The Melbourne Savage Club in Bank Place, CBD. Dress is jacket and tie. The club is located behind the double red doors, opposite Syracuse restaurant.

Lunches. Lunch will be available at the club from Tuesday to Friday this week. Our usual great lunches are on from Wed to Fri, and on Tuesday you can cook your steak and salad.

I am sure that we will have a feast of tennis, shared with guests from round the tennis world. It will be a week to remember!


Alistair Curley
Chair of Tennis