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

Badge Results Round-8

A week is a long time in tennis! This week we had only 2 winning teams, one drawn match and a couple of close losses on games!

Badge Results:
Mens 1 4 sets all drawn on games. Playing away on terrible hardcourts at Hunters Hill was hard work and the men did well to get away with a draw. Boyd and Harry won 2 sets as did Andrew and Todd.

Mens 2 Won 5-3  Playing at Wakehurst the men had a great win to charge into the top 4 on the table. Mike and Jon won 3 sets and Harald and Craig Stevens won 2 sets.

Mens 3 Lost 4-4 on games. A one game loss at Neutral Bay shows this team is very competitive when Andrew Longfellow can add strength to the team. He partnered Tim to win 1 set and went close in the other 3. Sean and Scott again combined well to take 3 sets.

Mens 4 Lost 3-5 at home. With all the young guns out the oldies lost a close match.Graham and Chris won 2 sets and Bob and Denis one set
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Mens 5 Lost 3-5 at home. Another close loss with several tie breaker losses.Carl and James won 2 sets and Peter and Stu 1 set.

Mens 6 Lost 4-4 on games. Same story as the others with a 1 game loss.Tommy and Ray won 2 sets and Emerson and David won 2 sets.

Mens 7 Lost 3-5 A close loss again at Cheltenham shows this team is going well and just a bit unlucky in several matches.Peter and Tom won 2 sets and Gordon and Andrew 1 set.

Ladies 1 Lost 2-6 at home. A very competitive match against the top team.Yvonne and Janelle won 2 sets and Kirsten and Marina played well with no luck.

Ladies 2 Won 6-2 at home. The ladies are now 12 points in front on the table and flying high. Danni and Sarah won 4 sets and Carolina and Emily won 2 .Keep up the great tennis,ladies.

Ladies 3 Lost 3-5 away. A close loss keeps this team in the top 4 and they are improving each week. Jane and Erryn won 2 sets and Johanna and Suzie 1 set.

Congratulations to Kristina and Raymond who held their wedding celebration dinner last Saturday with many club members in attendance. Everyone at Manly Lawn Tennis wishes you both all the best for the future.

FAKE NEWS

Last week’s real news was C and this weeks answer will be published next week. Fake News this week:
A Ray Dummett’s next overseas trip WONT be to Thailand
B Denis’s next overseas trip WONT be to The Philippines
C Tommy’s next overses trip WILL be to Circular Quay.

Badge Matches July 7

There is NO Badge now for three weeks so plenty of time to practise in Social Tennis .
SOCIAL TENNIS SIX COURTS 1130AM TO 5.30PM.

Don’t forget July 14th is barbecue and raffle day where you can win a new Wilson racket just by buying a drink at the bar. The raffle will be drawn at 5 pm and you must be there to collect it or another draw will be done!

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Score Board: Round 8

Badge Results Rd 8 Jun-30
Ladies Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Lost 2-6 3
Manly 2 1.2 Won 6-2 1
Manly 3 1.3 Lost 3-5 4
Mens Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Drew 4-4 2
Manly 2 1.3 Won 5-3 2
Manly 3 1.5 Lost 4-4 7
Manly 4 2.2 Lost 3-5 3
Manly 5 2.3 Lost 3-5 8
Manly 6 2.4 Lost 4-4 6
Manly 7 2.5 Lost 3-5 6

Thanks to Ron for compiling the results!

Badge Results Round-7

A great weekend for Badge results with eight teams winning.  Once again the ladies teams led the way. Our top team won a close match to secure 2nd place on the ladder and the other two teams won away at Killara which is a tough venue.

Ladies 1.1 Won 5-3.   Janelle and Marina won 3 sets and Yvonne and Julia won 2 sets. Next week will a harder match as they play the top team at home. Hopefully we WILL have a big crowd to cheer the ladies on.

Ladies 1.2 Won 8-0 at Killara.  An easy win at Killara is a great result. Danni and Kirsten won 4 sets as did Kristina and Virginia.  The ladies are 8 points clear in 1st place now and have a chance to go further ahead as they play the 2nd team at home next week. We need a crowd to cheer these ladies on too.

Ladies 1.3 Won 5-2 at Killara   With this win they are now in 4th place and this is well deserved as these ladies have been improving each week. Johanna and Suzanne won 3 sets and Erryn and Jane won 2 sets with one unfinished.

Mens 1.1 Won 5-3   Andrew and Sean led the way with 4 sets and Todd and Jono won one set.  This team is now a close 2nd to Neutral Bay who came down this year from Premier League.

Mens 1.3 Won 8-0  A great win to collect all 10 points.Treasurer Jon and President Craig won 4 sets as did Harald and Craig Stevens. Mr 75% Milton is not being missed.

Mens 1.5 Lost 1-7 at Sydney University.   Tim and Sean won a set against the top team.

Mens 2.2 Won 7-1 at Scots College.  The Oldies beat the schoolboys in front of their coach and their mothers with the Rugby playing behind the courts. A tough place to play–the courts are hardcourt and the sun is in your eyes at one end.  Denis and Graham won 4 sets and Tom and Hugo won 3 sets. Hugo hurt his back on the hard surface which affected his play in the last 2 sets. Hopefully he can play again in a few weeks.

Mens 2.3 Lost 0-8   Another tough loss to the top team. This team will improve in the 2nd round as they sort out their best combinations.

Mens 2.4 Won 6-1  A good win at home with Emerson and David winning 3 sets and leading 5-2 in the 4th set.  Ray was back to combine with Daniel to win 3 sets.

Mens 2.5 Won 8-0 on forfeit.  Sydney University again failed to turn up. The 10 points will increase their position on the ladder.

Next weekend we have 6 matches at home; the Mens 1.3 team will play at Wakehurst.

FAKE NEWS

Last weeks real news was C and this weeks answer will be published next week. Fake News this week:
A The Club Captain played one complete set without a lob or gamesmanship.
B Geoff Dunstan played a complete set without a lob and put away all his volleys
C NSW won The State of Origin Series on Sunday night.

Badge Matches June 30

Noon Mens 2.2 v Beecroft 1
Noon Mens 2.4 v Royal Sydney 6
1450pm Ladies 1.1 v Eastern Suburbs
1450pm Ladies 1.2 v Longueville 5
1450pm Mens 2.3 v Hunters Hill 4

Please check your times and point scores for Badge each week as mistakes are often made!
Good luck to all teams.
SOCIAL TENNIS TWO COURTS 1130AM TO 2.30PM.

We have a three week break in July from Badge so plenty of time for practice and social play.

July 14, Bastille Day, is a barbecue and social day where we will be giving away a new Wilson racket valued at $330. Every drink bought at the bar will receive a ticket in the draw so the more drinks you buy the more chances you have to win a new racket.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club Captain.

Badge Results Round-6

Five big victories and two close losses this past weekend. As usual our ladies teams performed very well.  Results were:

Ladies 1 Won 8-0 away. This was a very easy win against Longueville who are always hard to beat. Captain Yvonne and Sofie won 4 sets as did Julia and Janelle. These two combinations always do our club proud and have done for many matches. Well played again ladies.

Ladies 2 Won 7-1. Another easy win to confirm their top place on the ladder.Emily and Kirsten won 4 sets and Sarah and Carolina won 3 sets.This team was unlucky not to be in Division 1 so are proving that they deserve to be there next season.

Ladies 3 Lost 3-4. A close loss to the team just above them on the ladder. Jane and Suzanne won 2 sets with one unfinished. These ladies are playing their first season in Badge and are improving week, so keep up your good work. Johanna and Michelle won 1 set and tried really hard all afternoon and just missed out on another set.

Mens 1 Won 7-1. An easy win again for this talented team. Todd and Andrew won 4 sets and Bosko and Jono won 3 sets.

Mens 2 Lost 3-5 away. Harald and Mike played well to win 3 sets.

Mens 3 Lost 1-7. Jono and Tim won 1 set.

Mens 4 Won 8-0. This was an easy win at Royal Sydney to consolidate 2nd position on the ladder. Young guns Alec and Tom won 4 sets as did old guns Chris and Graham.

Mens 5 Lost 0-8 at Chatswood.

Mens 6 Lost 1-7 away. Tommy and David won 1 set.

Mens 7 Won 7-1. Gordon and Raymond won 2 sets and Bob and Andrew won 1 set. Sydney Uni forfeited 4 sets.

FAKE NEWS

Last weeks answer was C and this weeks answer will be published next week.  Fake News this week:
A Dean Hodgson is the best tennis player in his household.
B Stu Charlton is the best tennis player in his household.
C Janelle and Julia won all 4 sets again in Badge last Saturday.

The real news answer will be published next newsletter.  Some Real News is Bob Duffin and his lovely better half, Sandra had a second honeymoon last week in Bali.Whilst celebrating at their hotel one of them fell fully clothed in the pool and it was not Bob!

Badge Matches June 23

1200 noon Mens 6 v Syd Uni 8
1200 noon Mens 7 v Syd Uni 10
1450 Ladies 1 v City Community 1
1450 Mens 2 v Rockdale 1
1450 Mens 5 v Killara 7

Please check your times and point scores for Badge each week as mistakes are often made!
Good luck to all teams.
SOCIAL TENNIS TWO COURTS 1130AM TO 2.30PM.

We have a three week break in July from Badge so plenty of time for practice and social play.

July 14, Bastille Day, we will have a barbecue and social day where we will be giving away a new Wilson racquet valued at $330. Every drink bought at the bar will receive a ticket in the draw so the more drinks you buy the more chances you have to win a new racquet.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club.

Badge Score Board: Round 6

Badge Results Rd 6 Jun-16
Ladies Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Won 8-0 3
Manly 2 1.2 Won 7-1 1
Manly 3 1.3 Lost 3-4 5
Mens Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Won 7-1 2
Manly 2 1.3 Lost 3-5 7
Manly 3 1.5 Lost 1-7 7
Manly 4 2.2 Won 8-0 2
Manly 5 2.3 Lost 0-8 8
Manly 6 2.4 Lost 1-7 6
Manly 7 2.5 Won 7-1 6

Thanks to Ron and Denis for compiling the results!

Club Newsletter 12June18

With no Badge last weekend, a few brave souls played social tennis on Saturday in the wet and windy conditions — and adjourned to the bar early.

Monday saw about a dozen or so members turn up for social on the holiday.

Badge Matches June 16

  • Noon Men’s 7 v Sydney Uni 9
  • Noon Ladies 3 v Tennis Valley 1
  • 1450pm Men’s 1 v Mortdale 1
  • 1450pm Men’s 3 v Chatswood 2
  • 1450pm Ladies 2 v Neutral Bay 2
Please check your times and point scores for Badge each week as mistakes are often made!
Good luck to all teams.

FAKE NEWS

A Nobody blamed their partner for losing in Badge last Saturday
B Nobody was unlucky to lose a set in Badge last Saturday
C There was no Badge played last Saturday.

Last weeks Real News was C and this week’s result will be in our next newsletter.

SOCIAL TENNIS TWO COURTS 11.30AM TO 2.30PM.

Denis Crowley
Manly Lawn Tennis Club.

Stop Chronic Injuries

Tennis can be tough on your body!  Just ask Federer, Nadal and the typical club member at Manly Lawn.  It’s been cold, wet and windy in Sydney for Badge — the perfect recipe for injury!

At some point, particularly as we age, our injuries become chronic — and our recovery time between play becomes longer. The result: we play less and, even more, are less inclined to play!

For chronic injuries, the Guys from Trident may be able to help you like they did for me — and my bum shoulder. Their methodology — small, targeted interventions to keep you moving,  is similar to the Carrolls, the tennis trainers, who used to keep me on the courts in California.  US Nationals are typically five day events on brutal hard courts, so you needed all the help you could get to make it through to finals day — if you were good enough.

For the rest of us, here’s a link to a series of warm-up and cool-down exercises that were created specifically for tennis players to stop injury or discomfort before it begins.  I have used a variation of Pete’s exercises for many years to continue to play competitively — here’s an example.

I can attest that these exercise, when done regularly, will help you feel more agile, relieve any joint or muscle tightness, and ensure that you are ready for most shots that comes your way — so you can play tennis for life!

Wishing you good health and tennis for life,
Rob
USPTA

Alex Zverev @ French Open 2018

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 27: in action at the French Open held at Stade Roland-Garros on May 27, 2018 in Paris, France (Photo by Peter Staples/ATP World Tour)