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Bulleen Tennis Club
Bulleen Tennis Club boast six well-maintained porous clay courts, four Plexi-Cushion hardcourts and a newly renovated clubhouse with indoor and outdoor seating areas.
Located next to Ted Adjani Reserve on Thompsons Road, Lower Templestowe, we cater for the young, the not so young and the young at heart.
Our club provides services and facilities to accommodate tennis enthusiasts of all levels. From beginners to professionals, whether you are a casual player or a serious tennis tragic, we offer coaching, social and competitive tennis for all ages and experience.
Bullen Tennis Club was started in 1962 by the Bulleen Women’s Group. The group approached the local council of the time (the City of Doncaster and Templeton), who agreed to build them two courts.
As a clubhouse was a requirement of participating in the local competitions, a brick toilet block was built and used while the club raised the money to build a proper clubhouse.
When the new clubhouse was built two years later, the original block was incorporated and fitted with toilets to form the ladies’ bathroom section.
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Bulleen Tennis Club reached a peak of around 800 members, with hundreds more on a waiting list. Applicants were required to complete a skills test in front of committee members to prove they could play tennis.
Member numbers took a hit when Saturday afternoon shopping was introduced in the late 1970s. Young members opted for part-time retail work instead of playing the main Saturday afternoon competition.
Notable names to play for the club include Jaimee Foulis, Finalist in the Australian Open 2022 Mixed Doubles, Collingwood AFL players Tony, Mark and Brian Beers and Warren Maher who reached a world ranking of 98 in singles, twice reaching the third round of the Australian Open in the 1980s.
The club was incorporated in 1986 and soon after hosted an International Tennis Federation Futures Tournament.
This year marks its 60th year anniversary. From its small beginnings, the club continues to prosper and serve the Tennis Community.