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


  • 5               First Friday of the Month Drinks
  • 6               Quarterly Medal #3                                                    Pros
  • 13             North African Handicap Doubles                               L Brown
  • 19-21        Richmond Silver Racket                                            K Booth
  • 26             RMTC v The Jesters                                                 J Buckley
  • 28             Larwood & Eureka Cups (RMTC v Ballarat)             President


Upcoming Tournaments

Quarterly Medal #3 – Saturday 6 August
2 down, 2 to go! Your chance to get in on the action with the 3rd quarterly medal of the year.   There is only 1 spot left (PM group, h’cap 45-70) so get in quick to get your spot in the draw.

The North African Tournament – Saturday 13 August
Lizzie Brown
Alas, one lucky spot remaining for the tournament. However more revellers are welcome to sign up for the dinner/cabaret and dress up party commencing 6:30pm and continuing through to the wee hours. North African fare, Australian wine and French cheeses with warm Moroccan breezes. Call pro shop now.

Richmond Silver Racket – Friday-Sunday 19-21 August
The Club handicap singles event is on again with the top 16 handicapped players entered playing off and 1st and 2nd round losers being eligible for a round robin plate. Maximum handicap 20 with players over 20 to play off 20.

Tournament Reports

Victorian Open Singles & Doubles
The recent Victorian Open demonstrated the great pool of talent in real tennis in Australia. While titled the Victorian Open, it was great to have some of Hobart’s best players travel to Melbourne to play in the two events. The players didn’t disappoint, overall the weekend was categorised by fantastic tennis that was at a consistently high level over the three days. A few familiar professionals also entered the tournament and showed their skills.

Many members would have been very happy to watch the ever dominant Kieran Booth. He exhibited just why he is one of the world’s best winning both the singles and the doubles. Good luck at the French Open Kieran.

Thanks to the pros for organising and marking another good weekend.
Daniel Williams

See you on court

Paul Andrews

First Friday of the Month Drinks – Friday 5 August 6pm onwards
With happy hour prices from 6-8pm and supper for $12 you can’t afford not to be at the Club on Friday. There will be a match from 6 as well with two of the Club’s top young players, Paul Rosedale and James Gould, squaring off in the A Grade Club Handicap Championships and rumour has it that the recently appointed Ballarat Head Professional, Paul Tabley, will be making an appearance as well.

The Committee encourages Members to bring guests to the Club. To ensure we comply with our liquor licence, please sign all guests into the visitors’ book located to the left of the pro shop.

2016/17 Parking Stickers
Your old green parking sticker is no longer valid. Visit the pro shop next time you’re in the Club to get a current parking sticker, now in black.