The Annual Membership fees for Research Tennis Club follow the financial year and are due the 1st July each year. New memberships are open from the third Monday of June. Current members will be advised by email when their new membership is due.

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Club Membership Fees (2017/2018)

Membership Category Notes Fee
Junior Under 18 years $65
Student / Pensioner / Concession Card Full-time student 18-25 years. Student, Pensioner or Concession ID required $85
Single Adult $160
Pensioner Couple $170
Family Immediate family members only $240
Honorary Life Member Free
Court Key Security Deposit (Optional) One-time security deposit is required for the use of a court key.
Fully refundable on return of the key.
$100
Replacement Key Replacement fee for lost court key. Non-refundable. $50

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

NEW memberships after the 1st January 2018 will pay a 50% pro-rata membership fee.

Emergency Players

Non members are welcome to fill in for any Research Tennis Club competition team for up to and including two matches. However on the third match played they must be 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. If they join after the 1st of January a 50% pro-rata fee applies.

Court Key

The court key security deposit entitles you to receive a key to access the courts any time outside of coaching and competition. Your membership must be current while you possess a key. If you cease to be a financial member of Research Tennis Club (ie not paying your club dues) the key must be promptly returned to the Membership Secretary.

Returning Your Court Key

Return your key and get your $100 deposit refunded by:

  • Calling the Membership Secretary to arrange a drop off of the key
  • Returning the key in an envelope along with your bank details for the refund to Research Post Office, with
    Research Tennis Club,
    PO Box 1038,
    Research VIC 3095
    … on the front. Currently there is no charge for this service.

Your key deposit money will be returned to you within 10 business days.

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://my.tennis.com.au/OnlineMembership/663527
  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. Your credit card may not be deducted instantly as Research Tennis Club committee may need to first approve your membership.
    PLEASE 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.
  5. If you have selected the option of a court key, you will be contacted within a week to arrange a suitable time to collect the key.
  6. For step-by-step instructions see COMPLETING YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP ONLINE.
Note: Ball and light money for each season is to be paid separately by cash or cheque to the relevant team captain.

Payment Instructions

In case you’ve lost your invoice these are 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 #: 1415 56886

Cash and Cheque

Cash and cheque payments are only accepted on MEMBER REGISTRATION DAY.

Membership Registration Day

The Membership Registration Day is will be announced in the club newsletter around May or June of each year. It’s usually held on the first or second SATURDAY of July from 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON.

The Membership Registration Day is on Saturday 16th July 2018 (subject to change).

The membership secretary will be in attendance at the club house for payment of fees by CASH or CHEQUE only and for the collection and distribution of keys.

If you require a court key (extra fee applies) but cannot attend membership registration day, please call Glenn Eaton on 0427 057 260 to organise an alternative pick up time.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Competition players will NOT be eligible to play unless fees have been paid by the start of each tennis season (i.e. 11th July 2016 for the 2017 Spring season and the 1st February 2018 for NEW players in the Autumn season). Team Captains will be notified of any team members who have not paid their membership fees.

If you have any questions with regards to new membership, experience any problems with online membership or experiencing extenuating financial circumstances please contact Glenn Eaton (Membership Secretary) on 0427 057 260 or email membership@researchtennis.com.au or info@researchtennis.com.au