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The Royal Melbourne Tennis Club
133 Years
20 May 2015 Weekly News
Head Professional: Frank Filippelli ( ( )
Editor: Helen Pritchard

* 22 Empire Day Breakfast Tournament J Sear
* 24 Junior Clinic (U16) Pros
* 30 Quarterly Medal #2 Kininmonth/Simpson
* 31 Women’s Handicap Doubles M O’Rorke

Frank Filippelli

A SMS message system has been installed in the pro shop, so we will be able to leave you text messages in the future for your convenience. The mobile number is 0481070884 so you will recognize that it is a message from the RMTC club. If you need to contact the pros you can now also send us a text message using this number. Please ensure that when you reply to or send texts to this number you just remember to include your name.

For those members who are interested in the masters results go to then click on Tennis World Masters 2015.

Junior clinics Sunday 24 May between 3-4pm. Please contact the pro shop if you would like to sign up.

The Quarterly Medal is on Saturday 30 May. It is a round robin handicap singles played on the clock, with two playing times, 8am to 1pm and 1pm to 6pm. There will be morning tea, a light lunch and afternoon tea served. Please sign up if you are available to play.

The Women’s Handicap Doubles is on Sunday 31 May in preparation for the Judith Clarke Cup in Hobart on 19-21 June. We do encourage our women members to sign up and support this event.

Robert Kininmonth

Exhibition Street Cup (16-17 May) – results

This is a sought after trophy and an honour board event, thanks to Josef Brunhuber. Thus there was fierce competition amongst the 8 pairs for some gold lettering. None competed better last Sunday than Michele O’Rorke / Scott Patterson who defeated the uber talented duo of Lizzie Brown / Georgie Lewis 6/4 in the doubles final. Michelle’s accurate shots into the dedans and Scott’s returns from the tambour were too much in the end. Georgie gave it her all, including several glorious “floor” shots – where she ended up at full stretch on the floor at more than a yard worse than last. It was also nice to see Frankie and Tabs competing on court in this event with members enjoying their matches all the more for their presence.

Evergreen Julian Snow once again staked his claim to being the best handicap tournament player in the Club by defeating Paul Rosedale 9/5 in the singles final. Paul struggled to find a serve to restrict Julian who punished Paul by relentlessly hitting deep into the side wall with heavy cut to Paul’s backhand. Some expected aggressive forcing by Paul was not enough to overcome Julian’s tight floor game. Again, Julian wins!

Thank you to all those that competed, watched and marked the matches – including Kate and Jonners. We all thoroughly enjoyed the stunning beef fillet for lunch on Sunday prepared by Julie Baker. Also a special thanks to Wally Cockram for organising the tournament.

Helen Pritchard

Dear Members, it has been bought to our attention that some members are leaving their cars in the RMTC carpark for the entire day, and members who are trying to park so they can enjoy their tennis and the club facilities are experiencing difficulties in finding a parking spot. Please be considerate of other members and make other arrangements for the parking of your car if you are not using the club facilities at the time. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.



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