Welcome to Merimbula Tennis Club Inc.

Introduction

SENIORS TOURNAMENT IS BACK IN OCTOBER 2022

Preparations are underway to conduct our annual Seniors Tournament from Friday 14th to Monday 17th October.

Enquiries to John Rheinberger 0438 928 516 or email merimbulatennisclub@gmail.com 

 

BOOK A COURT NEW TO MERIMBULA

The Tennis Australia Book a Court online booking system enables visitors & members to book court 1 between 8am & 7pm with their mobile phone or tablet and pay the $20 per hour fee via their credit card (Note club members book at the NIL rate if they are registered in the membership system). Visitors may also book courts during business hours at Sports Power, Shop 4-5/36 Market Lane, Merimbula.

BAIRNSDALE MENS SOCIAL TENNIS DAY

A group of 9 Bairnsdale players made their 25th Annual visit to Merimbula on May 7th to play the regular social match. The four pairs played each other in the usual social atmosphere. Merimbula again too strong at 14 set to 2 but that did not deter from the social event.

Merimbula pairs - John Rheinberger & Sergio Coo, Grant Woodbridge & Paul Walters, Dave Pruckner & Geoff Metzler and Bob Warren & Dion Grobbelaar.

MERIMBULA COOMA CHALLENGE 2022

Merimbula players travelled to Cooma on March 26th for a return visit for their inter-district match.

Cooma provided a light lunchen for the 1pm start.

The men played one singles and three doubles while the ladies played four doubles.

Merimbula Players:

Men – Grant Smith, Dennis Love, Bob Warren & John Rheinberger

Ladies – Marlene Veness, Paulene Downes, Dot Green & Denise Dion

Cooma Players:

Men – James Church, Reins Penn, Matt Payne & Scott Lloyd

Ladies –  Alison Starr, Fran Jauncey, Clair Archison & Ella Penn

Cooma's James Church & Reins Penn provided stiff competition for the Merimbula players with James defeating Grant Smith 6-4 and Reins defeating Dennis Love 6-2. Bob Warren defeated Matt Payne 6-1 and John Rheinberger defeated Scott Lloyd 6-0 to balance the score sheet.

Dennis & Bob defeated James & Reins 6-4 in what was regarded as a very tight doubles match, Reins bounced back to win his second & fourth doubles. The final doubles sets saw Merimbula win 4 sets to 2.

Merimbula ladies proved way too strong again for Cooma and only conceded one doubles on the day.

All players enjoyed the days tennis and agreed that the next match should be in Merimbula on October 29th.

MERIMBULA COOMA CHALLENGE 2021

Last Saturday 6TH November 2021 Merimbula hosted the first inter-district tennis match with Cooma since COVID restrictions were lifted.

A team of four men and four ladies travelled from Cooma to start a 1pm.

The men played one singles and three doubles while the ladies played four doubles.

After the first two sets players enjoyed an afternoon tea spread that reflected the hay days of the 60’s

Players then returned to the courts for their third and fourth sets.

Merimbula were too strong on the day winning all but two sets but the good spirited, friendly match was enjoyed by all players.

A return match to Cooma is scheduled for March 26th 2022.

Merimbula Players:

Men – Grant Smith, Dennis Love, Foster Ofati & John Rheinberger

Ladies – Marlene Veness, Paulene Downes, Dot Green & Denise Dion

Cooma Players:

Men – James Church, Drew Parker, Pat Connolly & Grant Woodbridge

Ladies – Pam Kimber, Al Starr, Brooke Davey & Maryanne Fraser

Result Sheet:

Men – Merimbula 9 sets 59 games to Cooma 1 set 36 games

Ladies – Merimbula 7 sets 46 games to Cooma 1 set 19 games

 

Back Row L to R Marlene Veness, Dennis Love, Paulene Downes, Dot Green & Denise Dion

Front Row L to R Foster Ofati, John Rheinberger & Grant Smith

CLUB BACKGROUND

Merimbula Tennis Club Inc was established in the 1970’s on the current site and has 7 synthetic grass courts with excellent lighting and a outstanding clubhouse with balcony views. Merimbula Tennis Club aims to promote tennis along with providing the community with a safe, and fun environment.

Several social groups play through the week and competition tennis is available on Thursday nights.

Head Coach James Poso is available for lessons and has a fully stocked pro shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Club Membership

Become a member of Merimbula Tennis Club!

Fanastic club with a great atmosphere!

Benefits of Membership

  • Members do not pay court hire fees (Excluding Light usage during night).
  • Members are entitled to use the courts at any time with key access.
  • Enables you to play night competetion and social hitting groups Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

How to find us

Merimbula Tennis Club
Kalinda Street
P O Box 231
Merimbula
New South Wales
2548

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