The Annual Membership fees for Research Tennis Club follow the financial year and are due the 1st July each year. New memberships are open from the start of June.

Current members will be advised by email when their new membership is due.

Emergency Players

Non members are welcome to fill in for any Research Tennis Club competition team for up to and including two matches. 

For insurance purposes select the free Emergency Player membership. Before playing your third match you will need to become a financial member of the club with an appropriate membership. Joining after the 1st of January a 50% pro-rata fee applies.

Court Key

The court key security deposit entitles you to receive a key to access the courts any time outside of coaching and competition. Court keys are available to all memberships except Junior. Your non-junior membership must be current while you possess a key. 

To pay the deposit for a court key buy the "Court Key" membership shown below and either pay online or with a direct credit to the tennis club using the details on the emailed invoice.

If you have signed up and need a key later on contact the membership secretary,  0427 057 260  or  email

If you cease to be a financial member of Research Tennis Club (ie not paying your club dues) the key must be promptly returned to the Membership Secretary and your deposit will be returned. More information.

Joining Research Tennis Club via Play Tennis

  1. Select the appropriate membership below.
  2. Follow the prompts to select the type of membership you wish to purchase, complete other required information and select your payment type. Payment options include credit card and bank transfer.
  3. If you choose to pay via credit card you will be required to enter your credit card details. Note: All credit card details are processed securely by online payment gateway Stripe. Research Tennis Club and Tennis Australia do not have access to your credit card details. Your credit card may not be deducted instantly as Research Tennis Club committee may need to first approve your membership.
  4. If you choose to pay via bank transfer you will receive an invoice via email that contains instructions on how to make payment to Research Tennis Club.
  5. If you have selected the option of a court key, contact the Membership Secretary on  0427 057 260  or email to arrange a suitable time to collect the key.

Play Tennis Help

If you have any questions with regards to new membership, experience any problems with online membership or experiencing extenuating financial circumstances please contact the Membership Secretary on  0427 057 260  or email


Court Key

12 months membership

Get your own court key to play tennis outside of competition and coaching times. The payment is a deposit and will be refunded to your bank account or credit card (if your CC is used for payment) when the key is returned.

Eligibility: Available to all membership packages except Junior. Must be a financial member of the club whilst in possession of a key.

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Emergency Player

6 months membership

Only for emergency players to cover them for insurance with Tennis Victoria. It is not financial membership for the Research Tennis Club.

Eligibility: Available only to players who fill in less than three times in competition tennis.

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1/07/2021 - 30/06/2022

An economical way to join and play tennis for the entire family.

Eligibility: For all members within the same family living in the same household. Open to all families.

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1/07/2021 - 30/06/2022

A great way to introduce your children to tennis.

Eligibility: For all players under the age of 18. Junior members are not entitled to acquire a court key.

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Pensioner Couple

1/07/2021 - 30/06/2022

For couples with a government pensioner card. ID must be presented upon request from the club.

Eligibility: Must be entitled to and possess a government pensioner card.

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Single Adult

1/07/2021 - 30/06/2022

For members 18 and over. If you are under 18 please select the Junior Membership. If you are a student, Health Care card holder or pensioner please select Student/Pensioner/Concession membership.

Eligibility: Available to anyone 18 years old and older.

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Single Concession

1/07/2021 - 30/06/2022

For single members with a government concession.

Eligibility: For single adults over 18 who have a government concession, including Health Care Card, Pensioner or Student. Proof of eligibility must be provided upon request.

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