TENNIS

Tennis

The Local Source for Fun & Competition 

Professional Tennis Coaching
When you want to improve your game, all you have to do is contact Richard Sellick. Whether you would like to learn the basics or you’re interested in polishing your stroke, you can rely on our club pro.

Contact Richard Today – Email Rsellick@bigpond.com

Tennis Court Hire
• 2 Rebound Hard Courts
• 5 All-Weather Courts
Court Hire Fees
• Tennis Members – Free
• Non-Members – $10.00 per hour

Tennis balls and racquets can be hired from our staff.

Court keys are available – Book and pay at the club – See bar staff.

Tennis Membership Fees – Annual Subscriptions
• Tennis Family – $180.00
• Tennis Single – $80.00
• Tennis Competition Rate – $40.00
• Tennis Junior Rate – $30.00

About The Tennis Club

Moruya Tennis is a subcommittee of the Moruya Bowling and Recreation Club. Moruya Tennis features a management team that organises competition and social tennis and also assists managing and hosting district and interclub events. We welcome new and visiting tennis players to share our courts, clubhouse and the quality amenities provided by the adjacent Bowling and Recreation Club!

Currently there is no Saturday mixed competition, but Moruya has three women’s teams playing in the Eurobodalla Tennis Thursday Competition. We also have a strong and growing contingent of juniors, many of whom successfully participate in local and district competition.

Tennis Committee
President - Isabelle Hennequin
Treasurer - Karen Motyka
Secretary - Helen Wilson

The Mission
Our aim is to provide a welcoming and friendly social environment and to encourage and promote the game of tennis and its best traditions.

Meetings
Our Meetings are held at the tennis clubhouse at 9.30am on the third Wednesday of each month, and we encourage membership attendance and participation for all our meetings.

Group Tennis
Social tennis groups are currently organised for Tuesday morning (mixed), and Wednesday evening (men’s).

Coaching
Professional tennis coaching classes and individual coaching are available for beginners and improvers.

A History of Excellence
First organised in the early 1900s with two courts located near the site of the present RSL Hall in Page Street, Moruya, tennis competitions were played between neighbouring towns. In later years, two clay courts were built on the present site, and the tennis club was relocated. These courts were controlled by what was then called the Park Trust. 

By the start of the 1970s, membership had increased so much that two additional clay courts were laid behind the existing courts. This was carried out with voluntary labour from tennis members, using equipment loaned to them by the Shire Council. By the mid-1970s, the Moruya Tennis Club affiliated with the Moruya Bowling & Recreation Club.

The Eurobodalla District Tennis Association (EDTA) was formed at this time and regular competition was organised between the eight shire clubs. These competitions consisted of Saturday afternoon mixed teams and midweek team doubles for women. The club was able to enter fourteen teams in Saturday competition and six teams in the midweek ladies competition.

Photo c. 1915
Extract from club history written by Past President Norah Smith
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