Weekly Update | 18 August

Read the weekly update for all the results of the Friend Rose Bowl and Night Pennant matches.  Also sign up information for Family Day Handicap Doubles, Class 4 Doubles and the inaugural Ladies Handicap Singles.

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Update from the President

Dear HRTC Members

As we move to the end of winter I wish to highlight a few matters for you. Firstly, it is now a full year since we welcomed our (then) new Head Professional to the Club. Brett McFarlane has brought a great deal of energy to the Club and is popular and highly appreciated by the membership. I would like to take this opportunity to commend Brett on the high calibre of his work and on his approach to  members, and to note that the committee receive frequent compliments about his work. Well done Brett and we look forward to many more years of working with you and receiving those tennis tips.
Secondly, I wish to flag that we are now ready to start seriously fund-raising for the Australian Open 2018 to be held in Hobart Jan 1-9 next year. You will shortly receive a newsletter with all the details, but I would just like to encourage you to get involved in supporting the game and future of real tennis  by participating in the raffle, tennis or other events that will raise the prize pool.
For those who own businesses, or know business owners who may be interested in the Australian Open, there are some good value sponsorship packages – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Finally, I would like to say thank you to the HRTC committee for all their volunteer work and support in running the Club so far this year – Nikki Millard, John Ramsay, Hans Drielsma, Justin Legg, Michelle Moores, Jeremy Rackham, Al Ramsay, Paul Dunne, and our newest member Andrew Brough.
Hope to see you at the Club soon
Christine Stirling

Tasmanian Amateur Singles and Doubles

The Hobart Real Tennis Club will be hosting the Tasmanian Amateur Singles and Doubles Championships this weekend with some of the countries top amateur players heading on court to battle it out for this years Championship.

The stage is set for an amazing weekend of high quality tennis and HRTC urges you all to head on down to the Club to check out the action! With matches starting Friday night, continuing all day Saturday and Finals at 11am and 1.30pm on Sunday – there should be a great match to watch no matter what time you are available over the weekend. HRTC wishes all the competitors the very best of luck. Get down here folks…it’s going to be a great weekend!

Please check out both the singles and doubles draw for match times….

Tasmanian Amateur Doubles 2017

Tasmanian Amateur Singles 2017

HRTC advertising for a new Assistant Professional

The HRTC committee have been giving serious thought to the future directions and needs of the Club. We wish to secure a vibrant and sustainable future for real tennis and HRTC. The recent arrival of our new Head Pro Brett and the recent departure of our part-time Assistant Professional Pat Bradfield has created a good opportunity to reconsider our tennis professional needs.

The committee have put together a business case, and with much consideration, decided to advertise for a full-time assistant professional. With the recent increased court usage this increase in professional hours becomes possible. (view advert)

There is some small financial risk associated with this and the committee have identified risk mitigation strategies, including an increase in full fee paying members. We hope to have appointed someone to this position within the next few months, but if you know of anyone suitable for the position then please give them a nudge. With your ongoing support and engagement in tennis and the Club, we look forward to a prosperous future.

Kind Regards

Christine Stirling
President HRTC