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


• 28 Quarterly Medal #2 Pros
• 29 Women’s Handicap Doubles M O’Rorke
• 4 Squash and Tennis Tournament P Scally
• 8 Introduction Night President
• 11-12 Alan Hamer Cup Club Dbls Championship Pros
• 18-19 MOFO Tournament in Hobart ???

Frank Filippelli

New Stock in the Pro Shop – Tracksuit Pants
The weather is cooling down now and the last of summer seems to have gone. The time has come for a change of tennis kit and we have the perfect solution, try out our latest addition to the Pro Shop. The tracksuit pants have been sourced from Babolat in France and will keep your legs toasty warm and looking trim, taut and terrific on court.

Upcoming Tournaments

Quarterly Medal #2 – Saturday 28th May
The second Quarterly Medal of the year is almost upon us, come and partake in a fun day of handicap tennis and food and have a crack at earning your place in the Medal of Medallists draw for 2016. Get in quick, there are only 2 spots left in the morning groups and 2 spots left in the afternoon groups.

Women’s Handicap Doubles 2016 – Sunday 29th May
An open tournament, we welcome women of any handicap and standard. We have two pairs signed up already so contact the pro shop to through your name in the ring or better still find a partner and let us know who you’re playing with. We need at least 3 more players for this tournament so contact the pro shop by phone, email or in person to get involved.

Squash and Tennis Tournament – Saturday 4th June
Test your tennis skills on a simpler court, join in the squash and tennis tournament for a chance to take on the squash players on the tennis court and then find out why a few of them still play that other game. The day will include handicap tennis, handicap squash and some food in the middle.

Introductory Evening – Wednesday 8th June
The Club is always looking for potential new members and this is a perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the Club and our wonderful game. Run in the evening from 6-8PM, this event is usually well subscribed with 10 or more new players all seeing the game with fresh eyes. Take this opportunity and bring someone new to the game in to experience our game under the guidance of the professionals. There are now 12 signed up to this event leaving room for another 3-4 new players.

Alan Hamer Club Doubles, B & C Grade – Saturday and Sunday 11th, 12th June
The graded Club Doubles competition is coming up with the B and C Grades being played over one weekend and the Main Draw to be played later in the year. The graded competition is open to any players handicap 12-35 so put your name down and get involved in a weekend of high quality doubles. This is also a good opportunity for any masters pairs to get some early competition practice ahead of the Australian Masters in September.

See you on court
K Arndt
Candidates for Membership

The following candidates for membership of the Club have been approved by the Committee for listing on the Notice Board, prior to being submitted for election at the next Committee Meeting. If any member has any objection to, or reservation about, the persons listed, they should contact the Honorary Secretary or any other member of the Committee, and make their concerns known.

Completed nominations are on hand for the following and a detailed notice is on the club noticeboard as at 19 May 2016


Ed Welch
Lizzie Brown/Andrew Gould/ Merrin Mackay
Age 29 Accountant

Mathew Wilson
Ian Halliday/P Barker/JBaker
Age 42, Financial Planner

Judy Collins
P Barker,/J Baker /D Hayne
Brighton East
63, retired

Should any member wish to make a formal objection in respect of the above nominations, it needs to be made to the Honorary Secretary, before 1 June 2016.

Kathryn Arndt

Honorary Secretary

Finally, new safety glasses have been purchased for use by members. 4 pairs have been placed by each court and are recommended to all players for ocular protection.


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