The Royal Melbourne Tennis Club
134 Years
20 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


Robert Kininmonth
Congratulations to Tabs!

The big news is that Tabs has accepted the role as head professional at Ballarat Tennis Club. The committee and all members of the RMTC will miss Paul dearly. His energy around the Club is contagious and his lessons are legendary for improving your game while having a damn good time doing it.

Paul began his career at RMTC as a 16 year old in 1980. He quickly showed his prowess on court and developed that cheeky nature that has endeared him to the tennis community the world over. He has enjoyed working over the years in Hobart, Holyport, Sydney and as well as helping in many other Clubs. This has been his third stint at RMTC having returned to the Club 8 years ago simply to help with the Boomerang – he chose to stay on which was to our benefit.

Now Tabs has the opportunity to assist our friends in Ballarat. He’ll do a fabulous job I’m sure. His last day is officially 1st August. So please take a moment to drop in and wish him well. I also encourage you to organise a visit to Ballarat to play tennis – and now have the pleasure of spending time with Tabs.

A few of us will gather on Friday 5th August at the Club (first Friday of the Month) to pop a champagne cork to wish him farewell. Join us if you can!

Cheers! Fred
Updated Injury Register

The Club has updated the Member & Guest Injury Register. If you or your guests are injured while at the Club, please complete the relevant details in the Injury Register. The Register will be located by the intercom at the pro shop desk behind the lolly jar. It is important for the Club to monitor any injuries so we can ensure a safe environment for member, guests, and staff. If you have any questions about the Injury Register please contact one of your Committee members.
Paul Andrews
Frank Filippelli

Upcoming Tournaments

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.

See you on court


Paul Andrews

Chess & Backgammon Sets
For the enjoyment of members, the Club has purchased a chess set and backgammon set. These sets will “live” on the mezzanine above the the bar. Enjoy!


Helen Pritchard


It is easy to forget to pay your account on time, so to minimize the hassle and the late penalty charges, fill out a direct debit form and it will be debited from your bank account on approximately the 20 day of each month, plenty of time to check your statement before it is paid. Forms are available from the pro or admin office, or a form can be emailed to you on request.  The members who have applied for this facility are extremely happy with this method to pay their accounts.

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.