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

  • 9              6-8pm New member Intro evening                                               President
  • 11            First Friday of the Month Drinks
  • 13            Junior Clinic (u16)                                                                            Pros
  • 13            Combined Under 60 H’cap Doubles Tournament               P Rosedale
  • 19-20       President’s Cup                                                                               President
  • 26            Alan Hamer Cup Club Doubles Final @ 11am
  • 27            Parent & (16+) Offspring Handicap Doubles                           Pros
  • 28            Gold Racket Qualifier 6.00pm                                                    Tennis Cttee


  • 3              JB Box Trophy                                                                                   A Schnaider
  • 4              Finals Day incl Gold Racket                                                          Tennis Cttee



Combined Under 60 Handicap Doubles Tournament – Sunday 13 Nov
Look out! A new tournament has appeared on the calendar. If you like playing doubles and you can find a partner whose handicap combines with yours to produce a number under 60, this is your tournament. Bring your abacus to the pro shop and have a squizz at the list of players by handicap and work out your best combination.

Junior (U16) Clinic – Sunday 13 Nov
Weekend junior clinic. We want young people to get to know our game and our club. Please help us reach them by encouraging young people you know to come along to this easy and fun session.

President’s Cup – Saturday-Sunday 19-20 Nov
The annual Melbourne vs Hobart pennant match is in Melbourne this year so the Hobartians will be sending their team. We will meet them on the tennis courts and in the restaurants and hopefully come out victorious. Join our President Robert Kininmonth and sign up for the tennis for one or both days and for the dinner on Saturday night.

Alan Hamer Cup Club Doubles Championship Final – Saturday 26 Nov
The final of the Club Doubles Championship is being played at 11am on Saturday 26 Nov. Last year’s champions Kieran Booth and Daniel Williams are up against the 6-time champions Michael Happell and Bret Richardson. Should be a cracking match of quality tennis with Kieran heading off to the British Open next week and Michael working hard in preparation for the World Masters in January 2017.

Parent and Offspring (16+) Handicap Doubles – Sunday 27 Nov
Pick your favourite child or parent and sign up for the 2016 Parent and Offspring tournament. The annual event of making domestic disputes public is arguably the most entertaining spectacle of the year so get down, sign up and get involved.

See you on court

First Friday of the Month Drinks (not on the actual first Friday of the month this time) – Friday 11 Nov
Due to the Spring Carnival festivities the First Friday of the Month Drinks have been pushed back to the second Friday of the month. Fear not, there will still be drinks at happy hour prices and a luscious supper provided by another of our terrific members.
SAVE THE DATE: Finals Day 2016 – Sunday 4 Dec

Finals Day is arguably the best day of tennis for the year. We have the final of the Gold Racquet, Womens A Grade Club Champs and Ford Strachan Junior Club Champs as well as the Medal of Medalists and final of the John Poolman Trophy (club handicap champs). Come in and enjoy the day in the club and support all the players.
Tennis – From a bygone era

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