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


  • 24              RMTC v MCCRTS                                                      M Carroll/A Gould
  • 30-1 Aug    Victorian Open Singles & Doubles                             Pros


  • 2               C Special Pennant (h’cap 30-40)                                Pros
  • 4               Boomerang style Doubles Pennant                            Pros
  • 4               Mixed Morning Winter Pennant                                  K Arndt
  • 5               First Friday of the Month Drinks
  • 6               Quarterly Medal #3                                                    Pros
  • 7               Young Members (u35) Spring Pennant                     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


Frank Filippelli

Upcoming Tournaments

RMTC vs MCCRTS – Sunday 24 July
The RMTC home leg of the competition against the MCC Real Tennis Section. We are looking for players for both teams. Sign up in the Club or contact the pro shop to get involved.

Victorian Open Singles & Doubles – 30-1 Aug
The RMTC hosts The Victorian Open Championships with the Top 8 players going through to the main draw. Graded sections will also be played according to entries.
Singles Final – Sunday Afternoon
Doubles Final – Monday 1 Aug 6pm
Please sign up in the Club or contact the Pro shop

New Pennant Seasons in August
Interested in playing some weekly competitive tennis? There are 3 spots left in the C Special (30-40) Pennant running Tuesday nights starting 2 August. Contact the pro shop to test your mettle (among other things including your handicap and your culinary expertise) against other keen tennis players.

Tournament Results
Christmas in July Mixed Handicap Doubles 2016
A very solid turnout of 10 pairs were on hand to play the 2016 Christmas in July Mixed Doubles. For some it was their first tournament and possibly even first doubles matches and every match was played in good, competitive spirit. For some the marking of matches was more stressful than the playing but with a bit of help and good will from all, the day was a great success. Embodying the close games all day, Sam Bowman and Jo See Tan defeated Peter Fenwick and Kate Paton 3/2 in the final.

Special mentions go to semi-finalists Carol Miller and Vince Stefano, and Robert Falconer and Michelle O’Rorke who won all of their pool matches only to stumble in the semi-finals. Also congratulations and many thanks to Fiona Hewson and her team of helpers for organising such a fun and successful tournament including a sumptuous roast lunch.


See you on court


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.

Marking Shoes
Members are reminded to ensure that they are wearing non-marking shoes at all times when on court and to check the shoes of their guests.