School Holiday Tennis Camps

During the October school holidays, Manly Tennis Centre is running tennis-focused multi-sport camps.
We keep our coach to student ratio low to make sure that everyone gets as much attention as possible and the children get the most out of the camps.
The camps run daily from 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
The mornings of the camps focus mostly on tennis skills and drills with a few games mixed in.  The afternoon include match play along with other sports to give the children some variety.
So please join us for a great time over the holiday break!
Richard Gauntlett
Manly Tennis Centre
CNR Belgrave St & Raglan St, Manly, NSW 2095

Court Usage Policy

The Manly Tennis Centre (Scott & Carmela) has renewed its facilities’ management contact with the club for another four (4) years effective July 1, 2018.

The Manly Tennis facility is a dual use facility with the courts shared between MLTC and MTC.  MTC controls the hiring of ALL courts for public play, private coaching, competitions and functions OUTSIDE of the designated Club Play Times.

Courts for play by club members are available as follows:

  • Club Play Times

Monday Nil
Tuesday 2 courts from 1.30 to 7.00 pm
Wednesday 2 courts from 7 am to 9 am
Thursday ALL YEAR
4 courts from 1 pm to 4 pm
3 courts from 4 pm to 6 pm
4 courts from 6 pm to 8 pm
2 courts from 8 pm to 10 pm
Friday 4 courts 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Saturday 6 courts from 11.30 am to 6 pm
(Social 12 to 4 pm)
Sunday 3 courts 8 am to 1 pm
2 courts 1 pm to 6 pm
Public Holidays 3 courts 7 am to 6 pm
  • Court Use Priorities for Club Members

Organised Play:  Courts are reserved for organised social and competitive play for club members on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Public Holiday afternoons and designated events such as the Club Championships.

Reservations:  At ALL other times, a reservation is required with the Manly Tennis Centre (MTC) to use the club courts. Reserved play is limited to 1-hour for hitting sessions or singles and to 90-minutes for doubles play.  To reserve a court, players must make a booking for court usage at least 1-day in advance, listing the names of the players on the reservation.  Members must vacate any reserved court if other members are waiting to play at the conclusion of play.

  • Non-Club Play

MTC controls the hiring of ALL courts for public play, private coaching, competitions and functions OUTSIDE of the designated Club Play times.

Personal Hire: Additional member play may be available outside of Club Play Times either on a paid hire or an occasional  goodwill  basis which is dependent on MTC’s management policy, court usage and court conditions.  While MTC has always been generous in accommodating such members’ requests, nevertheless to ensure there are NO misunderstandings and as a courtesy, before play please contact MTC to ascertain court availability and to make a personal reservation.

This information is available on our web site under FAQs.

Revised: August 2018


Round 1 started Tuesday May 1 2018.  Finals Day is Tuesday July 3 2018.

Please click below for link to Term 2 Draws.


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

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