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.
- Isabelle Hennequin
- Karen Motyka
- Helen Wilson
Our aim is to provide a welcoming and friendly social environment and to encourage and promote the game of tennis and its best traditions.
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.
Social tennis groups are currently organised for Tuesday morning (mixed), and Wednesday evening (men’s).
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
club history written by Past President Norah Smith