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


  • 11&13           Junior Clinics (u16)                                                                  Pros
  • 16                 Christmas in July Mixed Doubles                                             F Hewson
  • 22                 RMTC v MCCRTS (away)
  • 28-30            Victorian Open Singles & Doubles                                           Pros


  • 3                   Mixed Morning Winter Pennant
  • 4                   First Friday of the month
  • 5                   Quarterly Medal #3                                                                   Pros
  • 12                 North African Handicap Doubles                                              L Brown
  • 13                 Junior Clinics                                                                            Pros

RMTC vs MCCRTS Pennant Match (Ballarat) – Sat 22 July
The away leg of the biannual competition between the RMTC and the MCC tennis club is coming up. This will be in Ballarat with a dinner to celebrate Andrew Fowler’s return as the rightful heir to the throne of ‘the Rat’. It should be a good day of tennis and even better night of food, wine and merriment. Currently both teams are looking for players, contact the pro shop to sign up.

Victorian Open Singles and Doubles – Fri-Sun 28-30 July
The premier event in Victorian tennis is coming up at the end of the month. There will be graded events run along side the Open for players under 30 handicap.

Australian Junior Team at the US Nationals
It was a successful week at the US National Championships for our juniors in preparation for their matches against the US and UK teams. The U23 and U26 singles and doubles championships were held at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia with all five of our juniors entering. Our first and second players, Michael Williams and Will Hoskin, ensured that there was some Australian flavour in all of the finals coming away with both U26 titles. Michael won the U26 singles without dropping a set and he and Will repeated the dose in the doubles. Will made both U23 finals as well to be narrowly beaten by the US #1 in both. The rest of the team comprising of John Moran, Richard Pagone and Jackson Brand gained valuable competition experience on a foreign court.
G Moran (manager), J Brand, R Pagone, J Moran, M Williams, W Hoskin                                        U26 Doubles Final

The team will now travel to Boston where they will compete in the Clothier and Limb Cups, against the US and UK junior teams respectively, beginning tonight local time. We wish all of them luck, all of the matches can be viewed online live and in replay by clicking here.

Saturday courts available
The final weekend of the school holidays is this weekend for most so make sure to get back in the routine with a return to the tennis club. Come in and grab a court on Saturday to get back in the swing of things. Book online or give us a ring to organise your court today.