Club Championships Finals Weekend


Results from last weekend’s play together with the draws and times for this weekend’s play have been posted. Play starts at 1130a Sat with the A grade Men’s singles and semifinal of Open Men’s Doubles.

Re A-Grade Men’s Singles, we have a record 16 person entry.  With Scottie’s help, entries have been graded into two flights with the winner/runner up of each flight going into final playoff rounds.  We will play either 3 or 4 rounds (weather dependent) of 8-games no add scoring to decide. the winners of each flight. Thereafter, the playoff rounds will be one (1) tiebreaker set to decide the event winner.

Good luck to all competitors.

October 22

Our Club Championships wrap up with FINALS day on Sunday October 22.  The Club is inviting all members, family and friends to join us for Finals day.  After watching some great tennis, we will have a club BBQ at 230p and a short presentation to the winners of the following events:

  • Open Men’s Singles
  • Open Men’s Doubles
  • Open Women’s Singles
  • Open Women’s Doubles
  • Open Mixed Doubles
  • A Men’s Singles
  • Men’s 60 Singles

Club Championship Day 1 Results & Draws

A difficult day — light rain through most of play but everyone persereved and ALL matches were completed.

Sunday’s play starts tomorrow at 9 am with quarter finals of the Men’s Singles, followed by Men’s Doubles and Mixed in the afternoon.

At high noon, we have the Open Ladies Doubles final.

Congrats to Ian Bate and Ray Dummett who finished 1 and 2 in the Men’s 60 singles round robin. Thank you to Ray & Owen for helping put the matches on!

The weather is expected to improve tomorrow.

Club Championships Link

Club Championships Revisions

There have been a few last minute draw and time revisions in the Men’s events.

Please see links on Club Championship page.

Play is scheduled to start at 11:30am Saturday.

I have asked the Treasurer to confirm that ALL players are financial members of the Club. Today is the last day to pay fees if you have NOT paid. You can reach Jon at [email protected].

Good luck to all competitors.




TIME: 7.00 PM – 11.00 PM. (DINNER @ 7.30PM)





FROM 7 – 9 PM


The Manly Lawn Tennis Committee would like to invite members and their guests to attend the Annual Christmas Party.

Tickets can be purchased by paying the fee, together with the attendees name into the Club’s Bank Account:

BSB: 062197  ACC NO: 10000562

There are limited spaces, so book now to secure your spot, as tickets will be snapped up fast. Looking forward to a fabulous evening filled with Christmas Cheer.



MELBOURNE CUP @ Manly Tennis Club


$70 per person
Tuesday 7th November
12 – 4pm
Canapes on arrival and a glass of bubbles
Buffet lunch

RSVP by 27 October payment at Manly Tennis Centre
Carmela 0418 795 687

Club Championships Revisions

We discovered a few scheduling conflicts today for several players; apologies.  Hopefully, we have caught them all BUT, just in case,  please check your match times frequently.

Events 1 (Open Men’s Singles, 2 (Open Men’s Doubles), 4 (Open Women’s Doubles) and 5 (Open Mixed Doubles) have been updated.

Corresponding Player Times and Court Allocations have also been updated.

You also now have a direct link on the Home Page to the Club Championships page to save you a little time.

Club Championships

Club Championships Revisions

Events 2 (Open Men’s Doubles), 4 (Open Women’s Doubles) and 5 (Open Mixed Doubles) have been updated.

Corresponding Player Times and Court Allocations have also been updated.

Club Championships

Championships Draws & Times

This year, we are using a dedicated page on our web site to publish our draws, and any revisions to draws, results and playing times as the championships progress.

Play is scheduled to start 11:30a Saturday October 14 and continue through the following weekend October 21/22.

We had insufficient entries for the A Women’s Singles (combined into the Open Women’s Singles) and the Super Seniors Men’s Doubles (postponed until the Combined Events in February 2019).

Please note match times are subject to change depending on results and, of course, the weather!

Match play format is shown on each draw sheet.  For Open events, matches consist of two (2) tiebreaker sets with a super 10-point tiebreaker third set up to, and including, quarter finals. Thereafter, three tiebreaker sets with new balls provided for the third set.

It goes without saying that we expect everyone to uphold our traditions of being courteous to  fellow club members and to exhibit best behaviour during the championships.  Suffice to say, bad behaviour will NOT be rewarded by the referee under the Tennis Australia playing code of conduct — first infraction: warning, second infraction: loss of point, third: loss of game……..loss of match.

All draws, playing and court times have been posted. Any revisions will be posted on the web site so be sure to check back frequently.

Club Championships

Secretary Updates

Long Weekend Social Tennis

Monday 2 October, there will be social tennis from 12pm.  A BBQ will be prepared for players around 2pm. There will be a small charge for the BBQ. All Welcome!

RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol)

With the Manly Seaside approaching, if there is anyone interested in serving behind the bar as a volunteer, the Club will cover the cost of your RSA. Please let me know if you are interested in attending the course.

Christmas Party

Don’t forget the Christmas Party on Saturday 2nd December at the Clubhouse. Payment can be made by direct deposit to the MLTC account.

Club Secretary

The Secret’s Out!

Seaside Tournament Wins State Award

We are proud to announce that the Clarke and Humel Manly Seaside Tennis
Championships, held annually at the Manly Lawn Tennis Club for the past
nine decades, has been selected as NSW Tournament of the Year for 2017!

“We thank Tennis NSW for giving us this opportunity to share our passion
for this wonderful Tournament and we thank everyone who comes back each
year to play, work and socialise in this fantastic location with us!”
says Manly Tennis Centre’s General Manager Carmela Blackburn. Tennis
Director and Head Pro Scott Blackburn and Marc Dragan have been running
the tournament for the past twenty years with the backing of their
families, together with Max Ward and current and past Manly Lawn Club
Committee members.

With such unprecedented longevity comes a rich history of tennis heroes
whose photographs greet younger generations of players as they enter
the club each Boxing Day to play their own part in adding to
Australia’s great tennis traditions. Its enduring attraction is
testament to Blackburn’s and Dragan’s commitment to the overall quality
of the event, the standard of player amenities provided, the support and
service to players and the exciting atmosphere experienced by players
and spectators alike – all elements recognised by Tennis NSW through
this award.

With the passing of the decades, the nature of tennis tournaments has
changed, and one big change is the attraction of quality sponsorship and
the need to professionally service those sponsors. The Seaside’s major
sponsors, local real state firm Clarke and Humel together with Babolat
and subsidiary sponsors, whose ongoing commitment and support for the
event helps drive it forward, will be rewarded with further national
profile, when the tournament takes on other State winners at the Tennis
Australia Awards in January 2018, at the Australian Open.

Pamela Muir
Editor, The Goss