2016 Tennis Calendar


The completed 2016 Tennis Calendar is published in this Newsletter. Thanks to Convenor of Tennis Al Ramsay and Head Pro Barry Toates for putting together a varied program.
The program contains the regular Hobart tournaments schedule, opportunities to travel interstate to play in Victoria, a chance to play against interstate clubs here in Hobart, plus a number of new tournamentssubscribe_blue_55px

HRTC new Club Doubles Championship dates

You may be aware that due to a number of factors, the 2016 HRTC singles & doubles Club Championships are now running way behind schedule. While a few of the doubles events are near completion, there is much work to be done on many of the other events. As a consequence, some of our Doubles Club Championships have been moved to weekend time slots to facilitate their completion within a reasonable time-frame. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause those planning on playing in these events and changes to improve the administration of these events will be implemented for next year.

HRTC New Doubles Club Championship Dates:

Class 1 (Handicaps less than 20)            7pm, Friday December 2nd. Following the HRTC Annual General Meeting

Class 2 (Handicaps 21-30)                        Only a final remaining, to proceed as normal

Class 3 (Handicaps 31-40)                        Only a final remaining, to proceed as normal

Class 4 (Handicaps 41-50)                        Saturday/Sunday December 3rd/4th

Class 5 (Handicaps 51-60)                        Saturday/Sunday November 26th/27th

Class 6 (Handicaps 61-70)                        Saturday November 19th

Class 7 (Handicaps 71+)                            Sunday November 20th

As well as the changes above, shortly graded singles Club Championship events will be created. To ensure that we can complete the draws as quickly as possible, and start new draws next year, each class will be limited to the top 8 players for each class. The Club professional’s will endeavor to play these matches as quickly as possible and ask members to provide as much flexibility with match organisation as possible. If you would like to participate in one of the Club Championship events or have a query or concern…please feel free to contact Brett at the Club or our Chair of Tennis, Al Ramsay.

Good luck to you all,

October Tournaments

Click here to check out the details and sign up for upcoming October Tournaments

Committee Nomination Form & EOI Sub Committees

The Hobart Real Tennis Club is planning to introduce a system that allows for a more broad ranging section of the membership to provide input into Club.  Currently the Constitution of the Club allows for it to be governed by a main Committee of ten individuals (four of whom are Office Bearers – President, Vice President, Treasurer & Secretary) who are responsible for managing Club matters. This structure will not change.

Additionally the Club is seeking expressions of interest from members interested in joining new Sub-Committees, which will provide input and support to the main Committee.
Each of the following areas will have a sub-committee:

  • Building & Grounds
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Social / Functions
  • Tennis
  • Finance
  • IT

It is envisaged that each portfolio will be made up of a main Committee member who will Chair the group and an additional eight to ten people who have either an interest or skills in the above areas.   These groups would meet monthly and address issues, plan and implement new initiatives, and areas of improvement that relate to their portfolio. The Chair would be responsible for providing information back to the main Committee and gaining approval for initiatives.

The rationale behind this change is not only to allow a greater voice for all members in matters of the Club, but also to provide support to the main Committee so that the workload can be spread across a group rather than falling to an individual.

If you feel you have the time and would like to be part of one of the Sub Committees, please contact Brett at the Club and let him know the area that you would like to join.

If you wish to contribute to the running of the Club and have the time to take on the responsibility of being a main Committee member, please submit a nomination. Click HERE to download a nomination form.

We hope that members get behind this initiative and show their support by volunteering some of their time once a month to make our already great Club even better.

Thanks and kind regards
HRTC Committee

Notice of Annual General Meeting


You are invited to attend the Hobart Real Tennis Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Friday 2nd December 2016, in the Trophy Room from 6.00pm

The Agenda is listed below and a copy of the minutes from the 2015 AGM  and the 2016 audited financial accounts will be made available on the website prior to the meeting.  Please note that limited copies of these will be available on the night.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

HRTC Committee

141st Annual General Meeting
6.00 pmFriday 2 December 2016
Trophy Room – 45 Davey St


  1. Attendances/Apologies
  2. Minutes of 2015 AGM
  3. President`s Report
  4. Treasurer`s Report
  5. Auditor`s Report
  6. Election of Office Bearers/Committee Members
  7. Appointment of Auditors
  8. Motion for Life Membership – Robert Fahey & Barry Toates
  9. Other Business