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


  • 7                   5pm: First Friday of the month happy hour
  • 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

First Friday of the Month Drinks – Friday 7 July
The time has come again to gather the tennis clans for drinks and supper, but mostly drinks. With happy hour prices and a delectable spread at the absurdly reasonable price of $12 it is sure to be a great night. Please sign up ASAP so we can confirm numbers for catering.

Junior Clinics (u16) – Tues & Thur 11 & 13 July
Junior clinics are back again this school holidays for those under 16. Help us grow the best game in the world. Grab your children and/or collar some passing stray on the street, let us work our magic and in 10 years you could be telling everyone that you’re responsible for the next world champion. Clinics will run in hour blocks at 9:30 and 10:30 on both days.

Christmas in July Mixed Doubles – Sun 16 July
It’s that time of year again, the weather is getting cooler and the days shorter. Time to bring the games indoors and join them with a nice warm fire (possibly digital) and a scrumptious roast feast (definitely not digital). Come into the club to sign up or contact the pro shop.

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.

Weekend courts available
School holidays are upon us again so it’s a perfect time to take the courts of those regulars who are slacking overseas somewhere in warmer climes. Book your court online or with the pro shop to get some much needed practice or bring your own kids in to introduce the next generation of world champions to the game.