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

* 24       Christmas Breakfast Tournament          J Sear

Frank Filippelli

Christmas Breakfast Tournament

The Jeff Bird Cup from 7am to 9am on 24 December followed by breakfast prepared by Jonathan Sear. Please sign up for this tournament.
Kathryn Arndt

With the end of another great year fast approaching, it is timely to reflect on not only the achievements of the Club over the past twelve months, but also consider some of the rules of etiquette that contribute to and enhance the enjoyment of the Club for all Members.

Club Policy in regards to Dogs

There have been a number of complaints received recently from Members in regards to dogs being brought onto the Club premises and left unattended and untethered.

It is the policy of the Club that should Members need to bring their dog/s to the Club, these dogs must be tethered at all times. Dogs are not permitted to be off lead and wandering unattended outside or inside the Club premises or pool enclosure area.

Please ensure that this policy is adhered to at all times as it would be unfortunate for the Club to be forced to consider a ‘no dog’ policy should dogs continue to be left untethered.

Car Park

Just a reminder that it is the policy of the Club that Members only park their vehicles in the Club car park when utilising the Club’s facilities. There have been a number of complaints recently received from Members in regards to vehicles that appear to have been left at the Club for extended periods of time and when the owners of these vehicles are not utilising the Club’s facilities. This can be particularly problematic during peak tennis periods when car parking is limited and with Boomerang and the Australian Open fast approaching, it is timely to remind all Members of this policy.
John Moran
The junior weekend of tennis started with a bang on Saturday with the Under 35’s Tournament. 13 competitors faced off fiercely in a heated battle. We had two new challengers approach the plate, Steve Hi Ho and Dominic Emery, who provided a spirited contest throughout the day. A special mention to
the pregnant Georgie who kept pushing and John Moran for providing light refreshments and punishments for the day.

Two pools strived for glory with James Gould and Paul Rosedale putting on another timeless performance on the south court. Jo See Tan went through on the north court after crushing everyone in her wake. Jo See Tan and Saskia Bollerman wrestled in a tough final with Jo See taking the chocolates and the cup.

The activities throughout the day proceeded into the night with JWC in sizzling form on the BBQ.

Sunday arose and 5 rivals kept up the junior ranks. 1 player stood up and hit everyone out of the park. Olivia Carr was on another level and took out the Jim Bailey Cup for the second time, the first being 7 years ago, maintaining the Carr dynasty with both Simon and Isabelle Carr also being previous champions.

A big thank you to the pros for organizing this great event and putting in their time and effort behind the scenes.

We have received the following entry form for your use if you wish to compete in the following challenge in Hobart

** Commonwealth Challenge January 2016

2nd -7th January, 2016
Hobart Real Tennis Club

Commonwealth Challenge Open Singles (Three Grades with ‘Plate’ events)
Top 12 entrants will qualify for the Open
Commonwealth Challenge Handicap Singles

** Open to all players

** Commonwealth Challenge Handicap Doubles

** Open to all players


Entries to

Commonwealth open singles
Entry Fee: $30 Yes / No

Commonwealth h’cap singles
Entry Fee: $20 Yes / No

Commonwealth h’cap doubles
Entry Fee: $15 Yes / No

Contact phone number
Arrival Date in Hobart
Arrival Flight No. / Time
Departure Date and Flight time
Do you need a billet? Yes / No
Are you accompanied by anyone? Yes Name:
Any special requests?
(we aim to please!)
Extra’s Sunday 3^rd . Wednesday 6^th Welcome Cocktail Party 6pm – 7.30pm at the Club Yes/No There will be a Dinner at the Club, smart/casual dress. Yes/No
Payment We would like your credit card details on arrival please


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