The Royal Melbourne Tennis Club
134 Years
3 May 2017

Weekly News

Head Professional: Frank Filippelli (
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!

Junior (U16) Clinics – 3pm: Sun 21 May
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.



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

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
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Euahna Varigos, who during a doubles match, conjured up a drag serve that went directly into the winning gallery (the equivalent to a hole in one in golf). Those who don’t know what a drag serve is, she will be more than happy to explain it in person.