2019 HTC Club Championships - 7th/14th/15th September

Dear Members, 

We would like to invite you to participate in the 2019 HTC Club Championships. The concluding Winter Pennant season will have been a perfect warm-up opportunity for players ahead of the Club Champs!

The format/dates for this year’s events are as follows:  

1. Saturday 7th September - Graded Events

2. Saturday 14th September - Open Events

3. Sunday 15th September - Junior Event


All current 2019/20 paid up members are eligible to participate. If you haven’t yet renewed your membership, you will need to do so prior to the end of August to be eligible to play. 


1. Saturday 7th September - Graded Events

Graded and President’s Cup events commencing at 10 am: 

  • Graded Women's Singles

  • Graded Women's Doubles

  • Graded Men's Singles

  • Graded Men's Doubles

  • Mixed Doubles

NOTE: eligibility to play in the Graded events - 

  • Women: Grade 4 pennant standard and below

  • Men: Grade 8 pennant standard and below

N.b. players eligible to play in the Graded events are also welcome to play in the Open events. 

2.  Saturday 14th September - Open Club Championships 

Open events commencing at 10 am: 

  • Women's Singles

  • Women's Doubles

  • Men's Singles

  • Men's Doubles

  • Mixed Doubles

3.  Sunday 15th September - Junior Club Championships 

Junior events commencing at 9 am: 

  • Girls Singles

  • Boys Singles

  • Girls Doubles

  • Boys Doubles

Graded and Open Events: All matches will be held on the one day (Saturday 7th, Saturday 14th, or Sunday 15th for Juniors). All Matches will be either a 'fast' format' - first to 4 games (tie-breaker at 4-4), or a 1 standard set format. The selected format will be dependent on the number of entries, with the intention being to be able to get through all matches in one day. Finals matches will be of a 3 standard set format and will follow in the late afternoon of each day.  The draw for the Open and Graded events will be posted on the HTC website (www.hawthorntennisclub.com) on Thursday 5th September as well as pinned to the Clubhouse notice board on the morning of the Competition day. At the close of the day will be a Presentation for the Winners and Runners Up of each event and a few well-earned beers/glasses of champagne!  

Entry is $10 per person/per event - money will be collected on the day. Club clothing will also be available for sale on the day. 

This is as much a social event as much as it is about the competition! Please bring a plate to share for lunch/afternoon tea.

 Feel free to come down to the club to enjoy the competition even if you are not planning to compete. 

If you are interested in playing, please reply by email (info@hawthorntennisclub.com) with the events you would like to enter by Friday 30th August. If you are planning to enter a doubles event, please include the name of your doubles partner or alternatively note that you would like to be paired with someone. 

If you have any further queries please contact us at info@hawthorntennisclub.com.

Good luck!

Winter Competition tennis - entries due by Monday 4th March

The winter competition season starts in late April, running through to late August. 

Hawthorn enters men’s and women’s singles/doubles teams in the Tennis Victoria Pennant, the Bayside Regional Tennis Association (BRTA), as well as the Eastern Regions Tennis (ERT) competitions.

Please contact the Club (info@hawthorntennisclub.com) if you are interested in more information or are keen on joining a competition team for this upcoming season.

Expressions of interest due by Monday 4th March.

Friday Night Twilight Tennis - from 6pm - commences Friday 1st February

Friday Night Social Twilight Tennis will run for 5 weeks, commencing Friday 1st February and last chance Friday 1st March. Enjoy the summer evenings on the HTC deck and try out some of those pointers you have learnt during the Australian Open!

Come along from 6pm for a hit of tennis, a Friday "knock-off", and something to eat (bring a plate to share).

$2 donation to cover balls + any court lighting required.

Members and friends welcome, the more the merrier!