The Royal Melbourne Tennis Club
134 Years
14 June 2017 Weekly News
Head Professional: Frank Filippelli (
Editor: John Woods-Casey


  • 17-18           Alan Hamer Cup Doubles Championship                                   Pros
  • 17-18           Judith Clarke Cup (in Hobart)                                                    J Tan
  • 17-18           Australian Amateur Women’s Singles and Doubles (Hobart)     J Tan
  • 17-18           MOFO Tournament (in Hobart)
  • 17-18           Australian Amateur Junior Singles and Doubles                        ARTA


  • 2                   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

Tennis elbow analysis and treatment, tennis racquet prize for participants!!!

Survey Website:

Reminder to members – if you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to do the survey whether you have injuries or not. There may be long term benefits for injury prevention and treatment for players in the future.

Also over the next few weeks if you have elbow problems, there will be physios (the survey organisers) at the club from time to time to learn more about them. Please help and maybe win a new racquet!

Paper version: at the pro office
Survey Website:

This survey is strongly supported by the Club Committee.

PS – feel free to contact Roland if you have any questions or issues. 0438 044 223.

CHANGE OF DATE – Alan Hamer Cup Club Doubles, Aus Amateur Junior Championship – Sat-Sun 17-18 June
The date of these tournaments has been changed to accommodate a large number of our top players including the current amateur world #1 Kieran Booth and the members of the Clothier Cup team. Both are leaving home the week after to travel to the USA to represent both Melbourne and Australia at major international tournaments. As such the local tournaments, which will present a good opportunity for competitive practice for the players, will be held on the weekend of the 17-18 June. Please come down to the club to witness high quality tennis and support all our players.

Junior Clinics (U16) – Tues & Thur 11 & 13 July
Junior clinics are back again this school holidays for all people under 16. This is your opportunity to 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 be 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 two Melbourne-based tennis is coming up. This will be held in Ballarat with a dinner to celebrate Andrew Fowler’s return as the rightful heir to the throne at ‘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, come into the club or contact the pro shop to sign up.

Courts available on Saturday
Saturday will be a big day in Richmond, first up the Australian Amateur Juniors Championship gets underway with a semi-final at 9am, then the big boys play in the Alan Hamer Cup Club Doubles final kicking off at 11. Come into the club to watch some great tennis and get prepared to see the mighty Tiges take on the resurgent Sydney Swans. If one is not to your liking then the tennis club will still provide, we have plenty of courts throughout the afternoon to satisfy your cravings. Come in an have a game, lesson or just practice for the greatest physical and mental benefits. Give us a call or have a look online to get in before the rush.