Membership

The membership fee for Research Tennis Club runs for twelve months after purchase and no longer follow the financial year.

New memberships can be purchased at any time. Current members will be advised by email when their membership renewal is due.

Club Membership Fees

All memberships now expire 12 months after purchase. Towards the end of your membership, renewal reminders will be emailed to you. If you choose not to renew, your membership will lapse.

The following are member fees. Current members can renew by going to https://play.tennis.com.au/researchtennisclub/profile
You will need to sign in to Play Tennis to see your membership profile.

If you have problems logging in, contact the Membership Secretary who can assist.

Membership CategoryNotes12 month cost
JuniorUnder 18 years. Not eligible for free court rental.$65
Student / Pensioner / Concession CardFull-time student, 18–25 years. Student, Pensioner or Concession ID required.$85
Single AdultFor all members eighteen and over.$160
FamilyImmediate family members only living in the same household, up to ten members.$240
Committee MemberAdult single membership for members who join and are active in the committee for 12 months. Contact the committee for more details.Free
Honorary Life MemberSelection criteria apply, contact the committee for details.Free

Annual Membership Fees are composed of club membership fees, compulsory maintenance fee and membership with Tennis VIC which includes Personal Accident Insurance.

Emergency Players

Non-members are welcome to fill in for any Research Tennis Club competition team for up to and including two matches. On the third match played, they must become a member of the club and pay the appropriate membership fee.

In other words, a player can fill in for two matches without being a member. If they wish to play a third match, they must join the club.

Completing Your Membership Online

Since the 2016/2017 membership season, Research Tennis Club, along with many other tennis clubs, began using the member registration facility provided by Tennis Victoria.

To Join Research Tennis Club via Tennis Victoria

  1. Visit RESEARCH TENNIS CLUB’S online membership page through the link: https://play.tennis.com.au/researchtennisclub/Membership/Join
  2. Follow the prompts to select the type of membership you wish to purchase, complete other required information, and select your payment type. Payment options include credit card, cash, cheque, or EFT.
  3. If you choose to pay via credit card, you will be required to enter your credit card details. Note: All credit card details are processed securely by online payment gateway Stripe. Research Tennis Club and Tennis Australia do not have access to your credit card details.
    NOTE: Credit card payments attract a 3% surcharge charged to the club.
  4. If you choose to pay via cash, cheque or EFT, you will receive an invoice via email that contains instructions on how to make payment to Research Tennis Club.

Ball and light money for each season is to be paid separately by cash, cheque, or bank deposit to your team captain. Ask your team captain for payment details.

Payment Instructions

In case you've lost your invoice, here are the payment instructions for Research Tennis Club.

Direct Credit

Please quote "MSHIP" plus your initial and surname for the payment reference. For example, for John Smith, use "MSHIP J SMITH".

Account Name: Research Tennis Club
BSB #: 633000
Account #: 141556886

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Competition players will NOT be eligible to play unless fees have been paid by the start of each tennis season (i.e. mid-July for spring and early February for NEW players in autumn). Team Captains will be notified of any team members who have not paid their membership fees.

Play Tennis Website Help

If you have any questions regarding new membership, experience any problems with online membership or experiencing extenuating financial circumstances, please contact the Membership Secretary on 0427 057 260 or email membership@researchtennis.com.au.

Court Keys

With the recent installation of the much more user-friendly Igloo Lock System, the need for court keys has now become obsolete.

If you have not returned your court key or emailed the club your intentions, it is now too late. Refunds are closed as of 31-March 2024.

Key Deposit Donors

The club would very much like to thank the following members for donating their key deposit to the club. This will help greatly with the club's cash flow and help the committee provide a better club for all.

  • Chris England
  • Deb Mallard
  • Dustin Brincat
  • Glenn Eaton
  • Heidi Mason
  • Steven Buys
  • Vincent Wijnen

Note that the list is limited to members who emailed the club saying they were happy to donate and to have their name published.

If you did not specify either donation or membership fee offset, you can do so when your membership is due for renewal. If the club isn't informed, it will be assumed that you are happy to donate your key deposit to the club.

Membership Fees Offset Instructions

When paying your renewal, select "other payment" option (not credit card) and inform the membership secretary of your intentions via email, or call if you prefer. Your invoice will be amended and resent, and then pay the updated invoice. If you don't notify the membership secretary, it will be assumed that you are donating your deposit to the club.

This also applies to members who have already said to do the offset option. Once a membership is paid via credit card, it's difficult to change the cost, especially if there are many with the same issue.

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