Good news for all our members with Badge to begin on June 6 and continue each Saturday with no breaks. Finals day will be September 19.

There are restrictions with no socializing afterwards and other safety measures. Hopefully before June 6 restrictions maybe eased a little more.  All Badge players are asked to comply fully. Any breach will reflect badly on our club.

There will be two courts available for Social play each Saturday from 1130AM to 230pm.  By early June we should have a procedure in place again to manage Saturday Social.

In the meantime Badge Teams are encouraged to practise together so we are all ready for a flying start.  
All bookings are still to be made through Scott and Tennis Centre until Badge begins on June 6. 

Please remember social distancing when arriving and leaving the courts.  On arrival please wait on the grass or in the grandstand whilst maintaining your 1.5 metres and don’t wait around near the office. Also please exit by the gate on Court 4.

We are all in this together and will all exit quicker together if compliant.

Enjoy your tennis
Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain 

Senior Club Championships, Social Tennis, Badge Challenges

Last Saturday, the Senior Club Championships singles round robins were played. In the Mens over 40 singles Milton defeated Craig Withell in a close fought set.  There was some long and tough matches and all players performed well.
In the Mens over 60 singles Richard Badham was the winner, David Bowan was runner up.  Some tough matches here again and Ray Dummett made a return to tennis after his sojourn overseas.
On Sunday, the Combined Mixed 100 was played. Kirsten and Steve Nettleton we’re the winners with Scott Anderson and Sarah runners up.
All Senior Club Championship winners and runners up will receive prizes at our next club barbecue on March 7.
Next Saturday, the Senior Club Championships conclude with the Mens 40 plus and 60 plus doubles round robin starting at noon again.
Social Tennis will again be on two courts until about 4pm when the doubles finish.
Badge Challenges are on this week so the gradings should be finalised at the end of this week.  I will let Captains know if any challenges against their team.
Denis Crowley
Club Captain

Badge Entries Close January 28, Web sign up available.

Happy New Year to everyone.
The 2019 Manly Seaside Tournament had record entries and was again a great success!!
Thanks to all members who helped during the tournament and especially to Milton who did a great job organising the bar.   The bar made a good profit during The Seaside. Unfortunately our resident barman, Kevin,  took ill during the tournament and was taken to hospital. Good new though, Kevin is recovering well now.
Our focus now turns to BADGE and ENTRIES WILL CLOSE JANUARY 28.   It is imperative that you get your entries in early since I expect we will enter several more teams this year!
Rob has arranged for electronic sign up on our web site.  Please click here to submit your entry.
Our MLTC teams have to be submitted by February 8.  PLEASE NOTE all late entries will go in a pool of reserves and will NOT BE included as a regular team member.
Denis Crowley
MLTC Club Captain

Club News 30April19


No Badge Last Saturday

There was no Badge again last Saturday but at least The Bulldogs and Manly had victories again setting up a big clash next Saturday at Lottoland.

Badge begins again next Saturday. Matches are:

  • Noon Mens 1.4 v Neutral Bay 4
  • Noon Mens 2.6 v Strathfield 8
  • 250pm  Ladies 1.1 v Longueville 1
  • 250pm Mens 2.1 v Sydney Uni 5


Hylton Mace

New Seniors Trophy

A huge crowd turned out to farewell Hylton Mace last Friday. His funeral was held at The Uniting Church in Balgowlah.

Many club members were present and again on Saturday at our club barbecue. Paul Wigney delivered a moving eulogy to his old mate of 75 years last Saturday.

We will be naming a new trophy in Hylton’s honour and it will be contested each year by our combined mens doubles. Hylton chose this event himself so I am sure it will become an honour for our senior members to get their name on this trophy.

Denis Crowley
MLTC Club Captain

Badge Semi Final Results

Manly Lawn Tennis Club has THREE teams in next Saturday’s Badge Finals; all three teams have good chances to win.

Our Mens 1 play at Neutral Bay, Mens 4 play at Royal Sydney and our Ladies 2 have a home final.

All three teams have been first or second all year and so deserve congratulating whatever happens on Saturday!

Unfortunately our Mens 7 lost their semi last weekend to a red hot Strathfield team but they had a great season.

Badge Semi Finals Results

Mens 1 Won 6-2  Andrew and Bosko and Harry and Jono both won 3 sets. In drizzling rain towards the end the guys played strong tennis to set up a gripping final at Neutral Bay.
Mens 4 Won 6-2  Chris and Hugo led the way by winning all 4 sets whilst Tom and Alec won 2 sets.  Cheltenham beat us recently so the guys have set up a great final against Royal Sydney next Saturday. Royal Sydney beat us narrowly a few weeks ago also but we won the first match.
Mens 7 Lost 1-7  Ray and Raymond won 1 set whilst David and Gordon played well but the opposition were too young and too strong for that grade. They should win the final easily also. Our guys have performed well all year with Owens coaching and Georges’ leadership. Well done guys!
Ladies 2  Won 8-0  Emily and Sarah and Danni and Virginia won 4 sets each.  Chatswood will be harder to beat next Saturday but with a home court advantage and a home crowd to cheer them, they should prevail.
Ladies 1 Won 5-3  Wendy and Sofie won 4 sets, Yvonne and Janelle won 1 set.  With 2 matches to play our team will not be in the final; there is no semifinal. Even so the ladies are determined to finish off the season strongly.
On Saturday our Ladies 2 play their final early so please come along to support them.
Good luck to our teams this Saturday.

Badge Finals September 15

  • Noon Ladies 2 v Chatswood


Chris O’Neil was the last Australian lady to win The Australian Ladies’ Singles Title in 1978.
This week’s trivia: who was the last male to win The Australian Men’s Singles Title?
Saturday week, September 22, we will have an end of season barbecue. You can also cheer our Ladies 1 team in their last home match.



Club Championships will be played on October 20 21 27 28 with finals day on November 3 with a barbecue and presentation. Entries will open soon.


We will start up a singles ladder for those that are interested.  Please put your name on the board in the clubhouse and details will be there.  You can challenge anyone up to 3 places higher on the ladder and, if successful, change places.  The matches will be best of three sets with the last set a 10 point tiebreaker. You arrange a suitable time to play amongst yourselves. It will be a mixed ladder so it is a chance for ladies to practice their singles also.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Results Round-14

Badge semifinals are this weekend and we have 4 teams qualified to play.  Our Mens 1 Ladies 2 and Mens 4 will play at home and our Mens 7 will play at Strathfield.  Our Ladies 1 team still has several matches to play.

Badge Results Round 14

Mens 1 Lost 3-5  Despite losing to the top team the guys secured 2nd position.  Harry and Andrew won 3 sets in a great effort.
Mens2 Lost 4-4 on games.  A brave loss to a strong team meant the guys missed the semis by 3 points.Milton and John won 3 sets to cap off a great season and Harald and Mike won 1 set.
Mens 3 Lost 3-5  Another close loss to finish the season well. This team has improved each match.  Scott and Sean won 2 sets and Jono and Tim won 1 set.
Mens 4 Won 7-1  The Young guns played excellent tennis to secure 2nd position and miss top position by half a point.  Tom and Alec won 4 sets again and Chris and Hugo won 3 sets. The young guns will play in the semis and Denis and Graham will support from the bench.
Mens 5 Lost 4-4 on games.  Carl teamed up with Richard Badham to win all 4 sets in an excellent effort.Could be a good pairing for our Club Championships?
Mens 6 Lost 3-4  Another close loss to finish the season.Emerson and Daniel won 2 sets and Tommy and David won 1 set and one unfinished.
Mens 7 Lost 1-7  Despite a loss this team has performed well all year and deservedly finished 4th overall.  They have a tough match next weekend at Strathfield but anything can happen in the finals so good luck guys.
Ladies 1 Bye
Ladies 2 Lost 4-4 on games.  Despite a loss the ladies still finished 1st by a big margin.  Sarah and Virginia won 3 sets and Danni and Kirsten won 1 set.
Ladies 3 Lost 0-8 on forfeit.  The ladies misread the starting time so forfeited.A strong season to miss the semis by a slender margin.

Badge Semi Finals September 8

  • Noon Mens4 v Cheltenham 2
  • 250pm Mens1 v Kooroora 1
  • 250pm Ladies 2 v Logueville 5

If rain washes out play the highest teams are the winners in semis and finals.  Please come down and support our teams.

Last weeks answer was 11 Aussies have won Wimbledon since 1950:  9 men and 2 women.
This weeks question: Who was the last Aussie woman to win the Australian Ladies Singles Title?


CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD OVER THREE WEEKENDS FROM OCTOBER 20 TO NOVEMBER 3.  These will be the Open and graded events. The aged championships will be held in February 2019.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Results Round-13

Next Saturday is the LAST weekend for all Badge teams except for the Ladies 1.1 team who still have another month to play.

After this weekend the semis will take place. Manly Lawn has at least 4 teams in the semis and, hopefully, another 1 or 2.

Badge Results Round 13

Mens1.1 Won 6-2  Sean and Andrew and Harry and Bosko each won 3 sets to guarantee 2nd place and a home semi final. Well done guys!
Mens 1.3 Washed out.
Mens 1.5 Lost 3-5  Jono and Tim won 2 sets and Scott and Roberto won 1 set.
Mens 2.2 Lost 2-6  Tom and Hugo won 2 sets whilst Denis and Graham could not manage a set.
Mens 2.3 Lost 5-2  Hamish and James and Peter and Carl each won 1 set.
Mens 2.4 Lost 2-6  David and Emerson won 2 sets.
Mens 2.5 Won 7-1   Another great win to leap into 4th position. Bob and Ray won 4 sets again and Raymond and David won 3 sets.
Ladies 1.1 Won 5-1  Yvonne made a return after several weeks off with an injury and led the way with Janelle to win 3 sets and 1 unfinished. Julia and Marina won 2 sets to secure the victory.
Ladies 1.2 Won 5-3   Emily and Sarah won all 4 sets whilst Virginia and Kirsten won 1 set.  This team is now 20 + points on top with one round to play. A magnificent effort ladies. Congratulations.
Ladies 1.3 Won 7-1   Lindy and Erryn won 2 sets and Michelle and Johanna won 1 set and 4 sets were forfeited.

Badge Matches September 1

  • 1200 noon Mens 2.4
  • 1200 noon Mens 2.5
  • 1450 Mens 1.3
  • 1450 Mens 2.3
Players are reminded that social is meant to be fun so please play accordingly and don’t argue over line calls or show disrespect to fellow members.
Last week’s answer was Rod Laver’s first professional match was in Australia and he lost to Lew Hoad.
This weeks trivia : How many Aussies have won Wimbledon Men’s or Ladies singles since 1950 ?

Good luck to all our Badge Teams this Saturday.


CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD OVER THREE WEEKENDS FROM OCTOBER 20 TO NOVEMBER 3.  These will be the Open and graded events. The aged championships will be held in February 2019.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Results Round-12

A few of our members are undergoing operations this week so Manly Club wishes them all a speedy recovery.

Two weeks till the semi finals and whilst three teams are safe in the semis several others will battle it out for a place. Captains should play their best pairs where possible in the crucial matches.

Badge Results Round 12

Ladies 1.1 Drawn 4-3 Both pairs won 2 sets with one set unfinished. Julia and Jane and Marina and Janelle battled it out. With injured players becoming available soon this team are still a good chance to make the semis.

Ladies 1.2 Won 8-0 Another easy win with Sarah and Kirsten and Virginia and Brenda winning 4 sets each. Brenda filled in this week after playing 1.3 last week and did not lose a set either week. Unfortunately she has to return to Ireland this week so she will be missed after being a valuable club member whilst here.Hopefully she may return in the future.

Ladies 1.3 Lost 2-5 Johanna and Suzanne won 2 sets with one unfinished. The ladies are battling it out for 4th position so need to play their best pairs the next two weeks.

Mens 1.1 Lost 4-4 on games. Bosko and Joshua won 3 sets and Jono and Todd won 1 set. This team is still in 2nd position and looking toward a home semi.

Mens 1.3 Lost 2-6 Mike and Harald won 2 sets and Milton and Jon were unlucky losing 3 tiebreakers.It will be a close finish for the semis in this grade.

Mens 1.5 Lost 3-5 This team is improving each week after a slow start to the season.Tim and Jono won 2 sets whilst Roberto and son won 1 set.

Mens 2.2 Won 8-0 on forfeit. This put us in 1st position so we are hoping to play a home semi.

Mens 2.3 Lost 8-0 Lost to the top team away at Killara.

Mens 2.4 Won 5-3 Daniel and Tommy won 1 set and 4 sets were forfeited to us. A tough battle now to make 4th position but with two matches to go this team still has a chance.

Mens 2.5 Won 7-1 Another great win to claim 4th position.Bob and Ray won 4 sets again and David and Gordon won 3 sets.

Badge Matches August 25

  • Noon Mens 2.5
  • Noon Ladies 1.3
  • 250pm Mens 1.1
  • 250pm Ladies 1.1
  • 250pm Mens 1.5
Players are reminded that social is meant to be fun so please play accordingly and don’t argue over line calls or show disrespect to fellow members.

Last weeks answer was Althea Gibson as the first Afro American to win Wimbledon. She also won our Manly Lawn Tournament and has a photo on the club wall.

This weeks trvia is When and where did Rod Laver play his first Professional Match? Also who was his opponent and the result?

Good luck to all our Badge Teams this Saturday.


CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD OVER THREE WEEKENDS FROM OCTOBER 20 TO NOVEMBER 3.  These will be the Open and graded events. The aged championships will be held in February 2019.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Dubs Coaching

Starts: Thurs March 15 6:30p

Rob Muir (USPTA) has kindly agreed to take coaching drills each Thursday evening from 630pm till 8pm for members.

The cost will be $10 and will include a drink at the bar.

Please email me on [email protected] each week to come along as we need to know numbers.

Also Badge dates have been changed and now will run from May 5 till September  22.  There will be only one Saturday  in July for Badge tennis!

Denis Crowley
Club Captain

Any questions re Badge, email Captain.

Saturday Court Captains’ Roster

Saturday Social Court Captain Roster
March 3 – April 21   2018

Mar.  3           Tim Coleman                       Annette Debenham
Mar.  10          Virginia Longfellow            Scott Anderson
Mar.  17          Milton Da Rocha                 Bob Duffin
Mar.  24          Dean Hodgson                    Carl Brazendale
Mar. 31           Denis Crowley                     Tony Hamilton
Apr.   7            Julia Gunn                           Stuart Charlton
Apr.  14           Jon Corney                          Mark Flogel
Apr.  21           Peter Roberts                      Narelle Kinsey
Apr.  28                              Badge

Court Captains operate 1pm-4pm.  Members playing before 1pm and after 4pm arrange their own sets.

REMINDER: Should you be unavailable on your rostered date, please arrange your own replacement.

VISITORS: $20 fee to be collected prior to playing.