The Royal Melbourne Tennis Club
134 Years
13 April 2016 Weekly News
Head Professional: Frank Filippelli (
Editor: John Woods-Casey


• 17 RMTC v MCCRTS (at Romsey) G Reid
• 23 Anzac Day Trophy F Hewson
• 29 Goodbye Party for Saskia L Brown

• 4 AGM and Trophy Presentation President
• 7-8 Exhibition Street Cup W Cockram
• 14-15 Judith Clarke Cup M O’Rorke
• 14-15 Australian Amateur Women’s Sgls and Dbls*

Frank Filippelli

Saskia’s Goodbye Party – Friday 29th April
Saskia Bollerman is leaving the club to return home on the 30th April. There will be a party the evening before organised by one Lizzie Brown so save the date in your diary and come down to the club to help us celebrate Saskia’s time at the club. There is a sign up sheet on the board so come in and put your name down as soon as possible for catering purposes please.

Upcoming Tournaments

ANZAC Day Trophy – Saturday 23rd April
The ANZAC Day Trophy is on again and there are 7 spots left currently. It is open to any players of 40 handicap and over and will be handicap singles with losers moving into a doubles draw. Play starts at 9.00am

Judith Clarke Cup and Australian Amateur Ladies Singles and Doubles – Saturday and Sunday 14th, 15th May
Calling on all lady members, book the weekend of the 14th and 15th May as a tennis weekend. The Judith Clarke Cup, annual ladies Melbourne vs Hobart competition, and the Australian Amateur Ladies Singles and Doubles tournaments are being run all weekend. The Amateur singles and doubles will be graded to accommodate all standards so book the date in your diary and get involved.

See you on court

____________________________________________________________ MISCELLANEOUS

World Championships Talk – Richard Travers
In preparation for the World Championship of Real Tennis at Newport in May, the HALP Committee is hosting an illustrated talk by Richard Travers.
Topic: James Gordon Bennett and the Newport Casino
Date: Wednesday 27 April
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm.

Billing and fee/statement FAQ:
What is a rebooking fee?

The rebooking fee applies when a member cancels their game or court less than 48 hours before the time. This is to cover the cost of the time taken by the professionals to organise a replacement for the game, if the member cancels only their half of the game, or to replace revenue lost to the Club, if the whole court is cancelled.

Why do I get two charges on my statement when I have a lesson?

When you have a lesson with one of the professionals, the billing system the Club uses separates the court fee and the professional’s fee meaning that on your statement there will be two charges for the same day.

Finally, new safety glasses have been purchased for use by members. 4 pairs have been placed by each court and are recommended to all players for ocular protection.


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