The Royal Melbourne Tennis Club
3 May 2017
Head Professional: Frank Filippelli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Editor: Kate Leeming
- 5 6pm: First Friday of the Month Drinks
- 5-7 Exhibition Street Cup W Cockram
- 17 6pm: AGM and Trophy Presentation President
- 21 Junior clinic Pros
- 27 Quarterly Medal #2 Pros
- 2 6pm: First Friday of the Month Drinks
- 7 Introduction Night President
Exhibition St Cup – Fri to Sun 5-7 May
Open to players of any handicap, sign up to test yourself against the best players in the club.
Knockout singles with all first-round losers going into a doubles draw, or just sign up for doubles.
Sign up in the club or ring the pro shop.
This event has been selected as a major event to be promoted by the club. We are very keen
to restore the Exhibition Street Cup as a premier event in Australia. We are therefore offering
a range of prizes in addition to the usual trophies and winner board listings. This year’s prizes
will include quality French Champagne, wine, tennis lessons and other great prizes.
The event is handicap based and you can opt for singles and/or double so everyone is
welcome so please come along and help us make the “Exhibition Street Cup” great again!
The next junior clinics of the year are coming up soon. Bring your, or anyone else’s,
young people and let us introduce them to our game and unearth their hidden potential.
Please ring the pro shop to let us know how many to expect.
Quarterly Medal #2 – Sat 27 May
The second quarterly medal of the year is coming up on 27 May. Get in early to book your spot.
We will have morning and afternoon sessions in the usual format.
FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH DRINKS – 5th May, from 6pm
Come and celebrate Australia’s win in the Bathurst Cup with special guests
Kieran Booth, Bret Richardson and Paul Rosedale
Light supper $15
Last Sunday RMTC was challenged early by MCC and trailed 0-3 before Vince Scopelliti and Kathryn Arndt registered our first win. Stirred into action, obviously after some late Saturday nights, the RMTC team levelled the score at 5-5 prior to the scheduled lunch break. While waiting for the shepherds pie to heat it was agreed by all that some wine be imbibed to the supplement the handicapping system. This clearly was to RMTC’s favour, romping home with a clear 9-5 victory. The RMTC team included Jo See Tan, Richard Simpson, Annie & Geoff Dempster, Fred Kininmonth, Alasdair Norton, Vince Scopelliti, Kathryn Arndt and Annie McAuley. MCC was represented by: Wendy Whitehead, Tim Raw, John Mackinnon, Judy Collins, Matt Downey, Mike Carroll, Yvonne Rout, Greg Henderson, Annie Strange, David Cutler and Vince Scopelliti (yes - he played for both teams!). Thank you to Wendy for coordinating the MCC team, Liza for preparing such a delicious autumn lunch and of course the pro’s - Frank, Kate and Henry - for marking. It was a fun day. Fred Kininmonth - President NORTH COURT PAINTING by ARTIST JEFF MARTIN A Club member has commissioned a well known Australian artist, Jeff Martin, to paint the North Court. Jeff has travelled the world’s best restaurants capturing the workings of high profile kitchens on canvas. The artist paints his subjects in motion and morphs the walls and environment to convey movement and atmosphere. Jeff’s work can be seen at www.jeffmartin.com.au The work is available to Club members in a Limited Edition print at a cost of $480. Each work is printed on cotton Archival paper at 100% of the original size. The prints will be individually signed and numbered by Jeff Martin in a limited edition of 50 and each work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the printer. Prints can be ordered directly by contacting: Phillip Virgo. The Colour Factory, Fitzroy. Telephone: 9419 8756. The original will be on display at the Club from Wednesday 3rd May until the AGM on 17th May. Please contact Michael O’Neill for information about the original.