News Archive

President's Cup

Jonathan Manton   30 Apr 2021

Members, young (12+) and old, girls and boys, men and women, beginners through to advanced players are all invited to play in the 2021 President’s Cup to be held on Sunday 23 May from 12 noon.

Updated Policy from 19 December 2020

Jonathan Manton   19 Dec 2020

Guidelines have changed again. These guidelines have been approved by Manningham council and must be followed.

Guests Now Allowed Again

Jonathan Manton   10 Nov 2020

Below are the latest guidelines. These guidelines have been approved by Manningham council and must be followed.

Updated Policy from Saturday 31 October 2020

Jonathan Manton   30 Oct 2020

Guidelines are changing from Saturday 31 October 2020. These guidelines have been approved by Manningham council and must be followed.

Club Decking

Jonathan Manton   19 Oct 2020

In collaboration with the council, we will be having the veranda extended. The builders are expected to commence on Wednesday.

Courts Opening on Tuesday 20 October 2020

Jonathan Manton   19 Oct 2020

Courts will be open again from Tuesday 20 October 2020. However, Manningham council has imposed stringent conditions.

Courts Opening on Monday 13 July 2020

Jonathan Manton   12 Jul 2020

Courts will be open again from Monday 13 July 2020. However, Manningham council has imposed stringent conditions.

Courts Closed Until Further Notice

Jonathan Manton   09 Jul 2020

Due to Manningham council requiring time to interpret the latest government guidelines, we are forced to close our courts until further notice. We hope to be allowed to re-open soon and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Reminder of Some Important Club Rules

Ross Hocking   23 Jun 2020

Tennis is back and so far things are going well. However we need to maintain our vigilance. Please read the email sent on 20 June and see below for important details about the return to tennis you must all read. Thank you. 俱乐部重新开放至今运转还算正常。但由于COVID-19的影响,我们仍须保持警觉。请大家留意俱乐部6月20日发出的邮件内容,并请仔细阅读下列关于重返球场的注意事项。谢谢。

Sunday Social Tennis is Back!

Jonathan Manton   31 May 2020

Organised social tennis uses Courts 5 & 6 from 3pm to 5pm each Sunday, and if necessary, uses additional courts by working its way towards the clubhouse. It is open to all, so if interested, please click on our Social Tennis page to find out how to join the WhatsApp group.

Compulsory Registration System (COVID-19)

Jonathan Manton   22 May 2020

If you wish to use Serpell TC facilities, please note the following.

Courts Opening on Monday 25 May 2020

Jonathan Manton   22 May 2020

Courts will be open on Monday 25 May 2020 from 9 am (and 7.30 am for coaching). However, strict guidelines must be adhered to; penalties apply for non-compliance.

Courts Closed Until Further Notice

Jonathan Manton   28 Mar 2020

Due to government regulations surrounding COVID-19, our courts are closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Sunday Social Tennis is Back!

Jonathan Manton   11 Oct 2019

If you are wishing to play social tennis on a Sunday afternoon, please click on our Social Tennis page to find out how to join the WhatsApp group.

Hitting Partners WhatsApp Group

Jonathan Manton   11 Oct 2019

To facilitate finding hitting partners, we have created a dedicated WhatsApp Group for members.

President's Cup

Jonathan Manton   03 May 2019

Members, young (12+) and old, girls and boys, men and women, beginners through to advanced players are all invited to play in the 2019 President’s Cup to be held on Sunday 19 May from 11am.

Change of Sunday Social Tennis Time

Jonathan Manton   07 Apr 2019

With the end of daylight savings, Sunday Social Tennis returns to its usual 3pm start. It normally runs for at least two hours.

Club Open Day

Jonathan Manton   10 Feb 2019

An Open Day will be held at the club on Sunday 24 February from 3pm until 6pm. Activities include hot shots tennis, hitting against the ball machine and social tennis (racquets available). Come meet the club coach, Paul Baldwin, and enjoy a free barbeque and soft drinks.

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.