The Royal Melbourne Tennis Club
135 Years
16 August 2017 Weekly News
Head Professional: Frank Filippelli (
Editor: John Woods-Casey


  • 18-20            Richmond Silver Racket                                                          K Booth
  • 26                 Eureka Cup (Ballarat v RMTC) (in Ballarat)                          President


  • 1                   First Friday of the month drinks, 6-8pm
  • 6                   Introduction Night                                                                    President
  • 9                   North African Handicap Doubles                                             L Brown
  • 15                 University introductory night                                                    Jo See Tan
  • 17                 Internationality Handicap Doubles                                          Mackinnon Family
  • 23                 Barry Toates Trophy (RMTC v Sydney)                                  V Scopelliti
  • 26&28           Junior Clinics (u16)                                                                 Pros
  • 30                 Grand Final Handicap Doubles                                              G Dempster

Eureka Cup (in Ballarat) – 26 August
Please note, the Larwood Cup has been postponed with the date to be confirmed.
Get your ski gear together, it’s time for the biennial RMTC roadtrip to that well known winter destination Ballarat. We will be sending both women’s and men’s teams and it promises to be a great weekend of tennis and merriment. Sign up early.

Prospective members’ Introduction Night – Wed 6 September
The club needs good new members and we ask for your help to raise awareness of the game with your friends and colleagues. Take this opportunity to bring a friend to the Club and let us introduce him/her to our great game.

Internationality Handicap Doubles – Sun 17 September
The biggest club tournament of the year is coming up again. It’s your chance to dig out your long-lost family history in the jungles of Peru or wildest Siberia and join with someone with the same (or somewhat similar) connection for a fun day of handicap doubles. Wearing the traditional dress of your home country will garner you bonus points and may even see you awarded the coveted “best dressed” prize. Find a partner and discover an interesting connection then come into the club and sign up. 

Barry Toates Trophy (RMTC vs Sydney Real Tennis Club) – 23 September
Sydney-siders don’t get too many opportunities to play real tennis so when this weekend comes around and they make their annual pilgrimage to Melbourne it is always a big occasion. We need an enthusiastic and willing team to take them on and show them the ropes of the club. Sign up in the club or ring the pro shop to get involved.

Bar Chits
Could all members please be conscientious of printing names and dates clearly and legibly on bar chits as Helen will be away and her replacement, Kat Hamer, may have a little more difficulty deciphering the peculiarities of our handwriting.

Booking Sheet
The online booking sheet is back up and running, you can now see the booking sheet and make bookings again. Many thanks for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience it caused.

Pennant Winners
Congratulations to the winners of this season of pennant:
B Special Night Pennant:
Team 4                                               df.              Team 1
J Brand, G Moran, R Kininmonth                             T Simpson, JS Tan

C Grade Night Pennant:
Team 2                               df.              Team 3
JS Tan, S Bowman                                 J Brand, N Brand, R Wood