TENNIS CONVENOR: Stephen Skehan
Phone: 0412 351 800
Five Modgrass courts, with competition rated lights.
The courts are accessible and available to members from 8.00 am to 10.00pm daily.
Use of the tennis courts is governed by the Club by laws. Note especially;
- The partner or children over 18 years of any member may use the rear tennis courts if not required by Sporting Members on any weekday from 8.00am to 4.00pm after signing arrangements have been completed with the Club manager or by the member. Green fees will apply.
- Each member may invite his wife or lady friend to the Club to use the sporting and bar facilities on Sunday afternoons from 1.30 pm until the bar closing time. Green fees will not apply.
- The 8 to 18-year-old child of a Sporting Member may use a tennis or squash court, if not required by Sporting Members, in company with their father and subject to the direction of Club Management.
- All players and their guests are required to wear clothing specifically manufactured as tennis attire or track-suits on courts at all times. Other types of sporting attire or casual clothing (i.e. football jerseys, football shorts, walk shorts, T-shirts, cargo pants or running shorts) are not permitted.
- All players are required to wear shoes which are designed specifically for tennis or other racquet sports i.e. they have smooth (typically herringbone pattern) soles. Cross trainers and running shoes are not permitted on the synthetic grass surface.
Tennis lessons at the club are available from Tennis Australia accredited coaches.
Lessons are private or in groups, small and large. Weekly Cardio tennis is popular
Scheduled casual tennis
Social doubles on a Saturday afternoon is popular, often with five courts in play. Afterwards, catching up in the bar and on the veranda is club life at its best. For those who can sometimes leave work early, Thursday mid-afternoon on the frontcourts is the place to be. Sunday morning tennis has a loyal following.
With this friendly and slightly competitive activity, new members have an opportunity to gauge their tennis-standard within the group and broaden their friendships.
It is also the format when prospective members will soon learn that having fun and staying active, go together at the ‘Sandy Club’.
Four Sunday Trophy Days
Two daytime doubles events are scheduled in the first quarter and two in the last quarter. They are named after four past members; B.G.Ross, Ted Moran, Norm Brown and Arthur Burton. Players are matched with an effort to give each pair an equal chance to win the cup. The starting time is 9.45am, and then three or four sets are played. The final is held off until after lunch, which is served, in the Centennial Room or in an outdoor setting, around the Houston Pavilion.
Night Teams Championship
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 6.45pm -9.15pm (approx) Supper follows
Each season, entries are called for and from the replies; up to eighteen teams are created.
These teams consist of players who are graded 1, 2, 3, or4.and,usually, have not played together for a while. The published draw shows the nights each team plays.
Entries are accepted for the emergency list for those who cannot commit to most of the rounds in the season.
There is a celebratory dinner on the night of the Grand-final
The players in the Championship team earn a place on the Honour Board.
Jack Drinan Trophy (1’s & 2’s) Bob Scullin Trophy (3’s & 4’s)
These tournaments are run over four weeks in May-June.
Two-man teams, drawn from the 1s & 2s, compete in one and in a similar way the 3’s & 4’s compete in the other.
Ralph Burt Trophy
The early rounds of the club’s singles tournament are played over September-October and the final in December. This match draws a large number of spectators, often including family and friends. This is open entry for all members.
At the same time there are tournaments for the 2’s,3’s & 4’s for those who would like test themselves against players of a similar standard.
During the year four mixed doubles events are played on Sunday afternoons.
Tennis partners can be arranged for members. Post match refreshments are served in the bar.Tennis Email
The weekly email has 160 recipients. Contact the convenor for inclusion.
Items of interest:
- The results and progress of the several current competitions.
- Information of upcoming tennis events and invitation to enter or attend.