Facilities - Glen Waverley Tennis Club

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The Club
The Glen Waverley Tennis Club is the oldest tennis club in the Monash area, having been established in 1906 as the Black Flats Tennis Club on a site near the corner of Springvale and Waverley Roads. In subsequent years the Club relocated three times to be eventually situated at its  present location behind the Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre.

The Club has six new sand filled artificial grass courts, with night lighting to five courts, and a spacious carpeted clubhouse with full kitchen, showers, licensed bar, outdoor patio and childrens’ enclosed playground with sandpit. The courts are used most days and weeknights for competition tennis but may be hired on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights on a regular basis.

The Club is affiliated with  Tennis Victoria,  Waverley & District Tennis Association (Waverley Tennis),  Mid-Week Eastern Metropolitan Region Ladies Tennis Association (MEMRLTA) and Bayside Regional Tennis Association in which competitions our members play.

A feature of the Club over its many years to the present day, has been the availability of organised social tennis both mid-week and on Sunday afternoons, to cater for those who just want to enjoy tennis without playing in competition teams.

Club membership currently is over 300 and new members are most welcome.

Club Administration
The Club operates within a set of Rules and By-Laws of the Incorporated body. It is administered by a Management Committee of members which is elected at the Annual General Meeting held in July each year.

Players are required to comply with the Club Rules and By-Laws, which include neat dress, correct shoes and equipment, behaviour and care of courts.

Access to the courts and clubhouse is by key entry.  The courts are normally locked when there is no organised tennis being played.  Adult members may hire a key to allow access to the courts at any time and may invite friends to play as visitors a limited number of times per year for a visitors fee each visit.  

Joining the Club
Application forms to join the Club may be  downloaded or obtained from the  Membership Officer,  Junior Convenor or from the Club. It is recommended that Junior players who are beginners, receive some  coaching before joining so that they will get more enjoyment from playing. Parents of Junior applicants are also expected to support their children when playing competition tennis by assisting with team transport or managing a team.

Senior applicants who have played tennis previously will be made welcome and be graded into a team if they wish to play competition. Seniors who have not played tennis previously, are recommended to receive  coaching to reach a basic standard of play before applying for membership. Players who are considering joining the Club are invited to play as a visitor on Sunday afternoons from 1.30pm for them to assess the Club and for their standard to be assessed.

Tennis Calendar
The Club offers opportunities for all classes of players to play competition and social tennis. The typical weekly schedule which operates throughout the year is as follows.

Monday

Ladies organised social tennis is available in the morning, particularly aimed at young mothers and players returning to tennis after a long absence. Courts are available for social tennis in the afternoon. Junior group coaching takes place after school. Senior competition night tennis is played.

Tuesday

Ladies competition tennis is available in the morning, participating in the MEMRLTA competitions. Courts are available for social tennis in the afternoon. Junior group coaching takes place after school. Senior competition night tennis is played.

Wednesday

In the morning, men participate in inter-club competition; particularly suited to retired men. Courts are available for social tennis in the afternoon. Junior group coaching takes place after school. Senior competition night tennis is played.

Thursday

In the morning, ladies participate in Bayside Region competitions, and ladies social play is also available. In the afternoon men participate in Veterans' competition. Junior group coaching takes place after school and Courts are also available for social tennis.

Friday

Seniors Mixed social tennis is played in the morning. Junior group coaching and Junior Hot Shot tennis takes place after school. Courts are available for members' social tennis all day. Courts are available for hire at night.

Saturday

In the morning, Junior teams play inter-club competition and coaching may also be conducted. In the afternoon, Senior teams play inter-club competition. Courts are available for hire at night.

Sunday

In the morning, Junior teams play inter-club competition.  In the afternoon organised social play is available to senior members.  Courts are not available for hire at night.

A more detailed court use schedule may be  downloaded here.

Membership enquiries can be made to the  Membership Officer and application forms to join the Club may be downloaded or obtained from the  Membership Officer,  Junior Convenor or from the Club.

Coaching enquiries can be made to the Club Coach, Brad Hasler; see Coaching

 
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