Research Tennis Club Winter News 2019

Tennis balls and racket on the grass court

Online Memberships for 2019/2020 are open NOW!

To renew online please click on the ‘RENEW NOW!’ button below.
Complete instructions are available on the club's website.

Membership Day — 13th July 2019

Membership day is on the 14th July from 10am to 12pm at the club rooms.
You will be able to:
  • Return your court key (your deposit will be paid to your supplied bank account details within 10 working days)
  • Pick up a court key (upon payment of the $100 security deposit)
  • Pay your membership in cash, credit card or by cheque

Competition Ball Pick Up

Team tennis balls will be available for pick up on Membership Day between 10 am-12 pm.
Balls will only be available to teams whose players have paid their membership.

Enter Your Team Now - spring 2019 season

Team entries for the DVTA spring 2019 season are now open. Enter your team before the 15th June closing date. More information.

Upgrade of Courts 1 and 2

When the spring competition season finishes in November work will begin on courts 1 and 2 to upgrade them from en tout cas to synthetic grass with a reinforced concrete base for stability and resistance against the tree roots.
Green Tennis Ball on Red Floor during Sunny Day
No doubt some members will be sad to see them go as en tout cas provides a great game of tennis with the smallest amount of injury to players for almost any other surface.
However, en tout cas is expensive to maintain plus they need much precious water to help keep the surface intact. As well many players seem to opt for the synthetic grass over the en tout when they have a choice.

Feedback & Comments

Feedback and comments are welcome from members. If you would like to have some input to the project please email the club president, Mike Paterson, at

Completion Date

The work is expected to be completed by the start of the autumn competition in early February 2020.

BBQ Upgrade

The gas BBQ will soon be replaced with an electric one with the power switch located in the club house, making the BBQ'ing area safer and more convenient for everyone.
Glenn Eaton
on behalf of the Research Tennis Club Committee
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