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Tennis

 

Tennis is a vibrant part of the Ranelagh Club. Our tennis cabana and six floodlit mod grass courts, allow continuous play from day through to late evening all year round.  The tennis courts at the Club are available for all members to use.

 

There are active ladies, men's, mixed and junior tournaments that compete all year around.  However, if you would like to meet some new people, play some tennis, without the pressure of competition, come along to the Monday and Thursday morning social games and enjoy a hit in a friendly and relaxed environment.

 

 

 

 



Adult Tennis Coaching with Nitro Tennis


Head Coach, Daniel Byrnes of Nitro Tennis is introducing an 8 Week Tennis Coaching Program at Ranelagh.

The course is available to all levels of play from beginners through to advance players.   It is anticipated that beginners will flow onto the intermediate course which will be offered at the end of the first 8 week program.


Beginner Tennis Program with Nitro Tennis
8 Week Program
Cost:  $160.00 per person
(washouts will be made up to ensure a full 8 week program is completed)


For further information on coaching please contact:-
Daniel Byrnes, Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach
M: 0422 411 895, E: info@nitrotennis.com.au

 

 

  

Tennis Competitions 

 

Mid-Week Ladies

The Mid Week Ladies have had consistent success with tennis teams entered in the Peninsula Tennis Association competitions.  Doubles is played on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and singles teams play on Fridays.

 

The standard of play ranges from Section 1 to Section 6. Team play requires a commitment of time from 9.30am to approx. 3.00pm and involves travel to clubs around the Peninsula, Frankston and Cranbourne areas.

 

For details on MWL competitions, please call our MWL Coordinator, Stella McGahey on 0417 001 868.

 

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Social Competitions

 

There are active social competitions running on Tuesday and Thursday evenings:

 

> Tuesday is a mixed doubles competition - contact Neal Gale on 0412 229 093

> Thursday night is a men's doubles competition - contact Graham Currie 0418 991 326

 

Members are also invited to come and play social tennis every Monday and Thursday morning. We welcome new adult players of all ages, gender and ability. 

 

A new group has also started up on Saturday afternoons at 2pm.  Any ladies looking to have a social hit of tennis are welcome to join in.  All levels welcome and we will endeavour to match similar standards for all to enjoy. (Contact Joanne Donelly on 0403 030 506)

 

Contact the office for more information on 9787 0265, Ext 1.

 

 


Social Tennis

 

Every Monday & Thursday Morning

 

9.00am -11.30am Members Social Tennis

 

Play doubles in a friendly environment all members welcome – just turn up and play.  Stay for coffee and a chat. 

 

 


Beach Tennis

 

Play tennis on the Beach!  The new tennis craze is sweeping the beaches of Australia.

 

Take the fun and fast-paced sport of tennis, combine it with sun, sea and sand of the beach, and you have beach tennis, the most electrifying new sport to hit Australia.

 

Beach tennis combines the worlds of tennis and beach volleyball into one exciting sport.  It can be played both competitively and recreationally and because it's so simple to play, it appeals to all levels and ages.

 

The Ranelagh Club hosts an annual Australia Day Beach Tennis Tournament for it's members.  This is a much anticipated event within the Club and members start preparing their teams months in advance.  Boating, kayaking, swimming, BBQ's all happen on this day and it's a great day out for the whole family - even if you don't play tennis. 

 

For all tennis coaching inquiries, bookings and school holiday programs contact Daniel Byrnes on 0422 411 895 or 0411 221 736.

 

 

 


 

Tennis Results

Junior Tennis Winter 2018

Grand Final Results

 

The Winter 2018 season wrapped up in cold and windy conditions on Saturday 15th September.

With 2 out of 2 Grand Final wins last week, we were hoping we might be able to add to the winning tally with our last 2 Grand Final teams.

 

Section 1 Girls

Our Girls Section 1 Team of Maddi, Amy & Celina took on Mt Eliza White, who had made the Grand Final after a fairly controversial week at the PTA.  The doubles match with Maddi and Amy went down to a super tie break 10-8.  Maddi took an early lead in her singles match and was able to hold on taking out her match in 6-2, 6-3.

 

Celina took on the undefeated Mt Eliza player. She went down in the first set, but fought back in the second to force a tie break.  In an epic battle Celina took out the match in the super tie break 10-3. The girls are to be commended on their sportsmanship on the day.

 

 

Section 2 Boys

Our Boys Section 2 Ranelagh/Bruce Park Team of Josh, Frank and Matt took on Rosebud White. Our boys finished 4th on the ladder and snuck in to the finals by percentage only.

 

The boys had a great day and managed to win both singles matches which were played first....and that was that another win! Well done to both teams, fantastic result.

 

 

Section 4 Girls

The Girls 4 Blue team of Olivia Dymond, Anny Henderson, Molly Kerekes and Jess Sydes finished on top of the ladder, but came up against the Langwarrin team they had played 3 times during the season (a recent win to Langwarrin in Round 12; a good win to us in Round 7 and a 1 game win to us in Round 2). So we knew it was going to be a battle.

 

The girls from both teams gave it everything and with 1-win each in the doubles (7-5 and 2-6); and 1-win each from the first 2 singles (a great 6-2 win for Liv and a hard fought 4-6 from Anny).

 

This meant it was 2-sets all 19-games all – with the final 2-sets of singles to go. As the crowd got more vocal, the tennis on both courts was fantastic from all 4 players – and with a 6-3 win to Jess, followed closely by a 6-4 win to Molly – the girls were home in a ripper.

 

The final result 4-sets 31-games def 2-sets 26-games.

 

 

 

Section 9 Boys

The Boys 9 team of Tim Briggs, Frazer Smits, Oliver Hunter and Hugh Williams came up against the undefeated Mt Eliza team who had beaten us 3 times during the season – although Round 1 was by 2 games and Round 11 by only 1 game – so we knew our best would be required.

 

The doubles saw a well fought out 4-6 loss followed by a nail-biting tie-break win, so 1-set all after the doubles.

 

Tim played a near flawless singles match to get the boys started with a 6-0 win, so it was advantage Ranelagh with 3 singles matches to be played – as it turns out, the boys had 3 courts in a row with the final 3 matches on court together.

 

All 3 matches were in the balance and could have gone either way, but at the end of it all, Frazer fought hard for a 3-6 loss (against a near 6-foot opponent), while Oliver 6-4 and Hugh 7-5 were able to claw their way to victories.

 

The final result 4-sets 33-games def 2-sets 27-games.

 

 

Details will follow soon regarding the Winter 2018 Season Presentation where we look forward to formally celebrating with every team the highlights of everyone's season.

 


 

Tuesday Night Mixed Doubles Results

 

Winter 2018

 

Dolphins vs Seals

 

It was a very close grand final played in cold and windy conditions.  After a great fight put up by both teams the result ended in a draw. 

 

Congratulations to both teams - nice to see everyone as winners on the night.


Tuesday night tennis has wrapped up for another season.  Well done everyone and thank you to those members that provided supper and to the supporters. 

 

The team announcement dinner will be held at Ranelagh Friday evening 24th August from 6.30pm onwards.  All players and partners welcomed.

 

New season starts on Tuesday 28th August. Please note you must be a current financial member of the Club to be eligible to play.

 

 

Pictured left to right:

Brian, David, Belinda, Tony, Allison, Andrew,

Caroline, Harmeet

 

 

 

 

 
 

Thursday Night Men's Tennis Results

Winter 2018

 

In another enthralling Thursday Night Grand Final battle, the 2 teams - lead by Aaron Robertson and Matt Thurley (Harmeet was ably filling in for the absent Matt) - went in to the final 2 sets of the night all-square at 2 sets a piece.

 

As the crowd gathered to watch the last 2 sets, there was a significant increase in the level of support (sometimes called heckling) from the cabana viewing area.  Showing all the disciplines of truly elite tennis players, the 2 sets were a tribute to the season.

 

Aaron's team had been on top of the ladder for most of the season, while Matt and his team of Phil Crisp, Chris Maber and Graham Currie were in 5th place - winning their final round match and then their semi final to storm into the big finale.

 

In the end, it was Aaron and his team of Matt Barber (Peter Hartley was a master sub on the night), Mike Gibson and Robin Fischer who took the victory and stopped Matt Thurley from taking back-to-back Thursday night victories. 

 

Interested in joining the Thursday night competition - please contact Graham Currie on 0418 991 326.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured left to right: Robin Fischer, Mike Gibson, Peter Hartley, Aaron Robertson