News Archive

Tennis Strings On the Court

Jonathan Manton   05 Nov 2018

Life Member and Treasurer David Booth sent me an article by Tennis Warehouse about tennis strings, knowing I would not be able to resist commenting. How fussy are you about your strings?

President's Report 2017/2018

Ross Hocking   31 Oct 2018

This is a copy of the report of the President Ross Hocking that he read at the recent Annual General Meeting on 24 August 2018.

Bagging of Courts

Ross Hocking   31 Oct 2018

A reminder that courts need to be bagged once you have finished your hit. It is not appropriate or fair to expect the next person playing on the court to have to bag before they commence playing.

A Report of the Thirtieth Anniversary Family Day

Jonathan Manton   29 Oct 2018

In beautiful sunshine, our club celebrated its thirtieth birthday on Sunday 28 October with approximately a hundred members and guests in attendance. Two special awards were given out: our fantastic coach Paul Baldwin was unanimously elected to Life Member, and our fabulous Jennie Waters was honoured with a Tennis Service Award from Tennis Victoria for her tireless commitment to the club.

Links to Ladders

Jonathan Manton   16 Oct 2018

Links to BDNTA and ERTINC ladders are now available on our website.

New Hours for Sunday Social Tennis

Jonathan Manton   16 Oct 2018

To reduce UV exposure, now that daylight saving time has started, Sunday social tennis will start at 4pm.

Attacking versus Defending On the Court

Jonathan Manton   13 Oct 2018

What is an attacking shot? Must an attacking shot be hit hard? What about a defensive shot? This essay will consider both the theory and the practice of attacking and defensive shots. And it will show that if you often lose 6-2 to an opponent then only a small amount of improvement might be enough to tip the scales the other way.

Thirtieth Anniversary Past and Current Members' Afternoon — Update

Jonathan Manton   13 Oct 2018

To celebrate Serpell Tennis Club’s thirtieth birthday, a Past and Current Members’ Afternoon will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday 28 October from 3pm until 7pm.

Thirtieth Anniversary Past and Current Members' Afternoon

Jonathan Manton   06 Aug 2018

To celebrate Serpell Tennis Club’s thirtieth birthday, a Past and Current Members’ Afternoon will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday 28 October from 3pm until 7pm.

Sunday Social Tennis

Jonathan Manton   06 Aug 2018

A new Sunday Social Tennis has been introduced, starting this Sunday, from 3pm to 5pm. For children, it is especially suitable for players from “Hot Shots Green Ball” level onwards. For adults, social players through to elite players are all welcome.

Annual General Meeting 2018 Notice

President   06 Aug 2018

Serpell Tennis Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Friday 24 August 2018 at the STC Clubhouse.

New Website and News Functionality

Jonathan Manton   31 Jul 2018

A new website has been developed for the club. Besides a cleaner look, it brings with it news functionality that will replace the club newsletter.