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


  • 5&7            Junior Clinics (u16)                                                      Pros
  • 10              Christmas in July Mixed Doubles                                 F Hewson
  • 24              RMTC v MCCRTS                                                      M Carroll/A Gould
  • 30-1 Aug    Victorian Open Singles & Doubles                             Pros


Frank Filippelli

Upcoming Tournaments
School Holiday Junior (U16) Clinics – Tuesday & Thursday, 5th & 7th July
School holidays are on us again. Why not bring your little ones in for an hour; we’ll play games, hit tennis balls and introduce your children to this beautiful game. You may even have a future world champion when you get home.

Christmas in July Mixed Handicap Doubles – Sunday 10th July
It’s that time again, we’re almost half way through the year, the weather’s cooled down and those of us more accustomed to the cooler climes of the Northern Hemisphere are itching to get into the kitchen and prepare a piping hot feast to keep us warm. Unfortunately we’re not in the Northern Hemisphere but don’t worry, the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club has you covered with the Christmas in July Mixed Handicap Doubles including Christmas lunch. Twenty members have now signed up for this Sundays event.

RMTC vs MCCRTS – Sunday 24th July
The RMTC home leg of the competition against the MCC Real Tennis Section is coming up, we are looking for players for both teams. If you have a foot in either camp, or even better both. Sign up in the Club or contact the pro shop to get involved.

Victorian Open Singles & Doubles – 30-1st 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 1st Aug 6.00pm
Please sign up in the Club or contact the Pro shop.

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

Tournoi Des Tripots 2016 – 29th Sept – 4th Oct – UPDATE

According to the organisers this tournament is almost full so if you’re interested contact the organisers ASAP.
If you are interested in playing in the 3-court Real Tennis handicap doubles tournament planned for this year in South West France, please save the dates 29th September – 4th October. The tournament is scheduled not to conflict with any other events in the European Real Tennis calendar, the French Open (19–25th September), The Wellington Opening Event (23–25th September) and the Queen’s Autumn Handicap Weekend (6–9th October).

If interested please contact:
Simon Mansfield
M: 07973 297263

See you on court

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.


New parking labels are available for collection from the pros office, please make sure the next time you are playing tennis or visiting the club to get your new label.