Membership Information

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 Keys

Court keys are no longer available and are no longer needed to access the courts.

To play tennis, book your court at

For more information about court keys, go to


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.

Play Tennis Help

If you have any questions in regard 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


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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12 months membership

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. Limited to six members.

Up to 6 members

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12 months membership

A wonderful way to introduce your children to tennis.

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

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Pickleball (adult)

6 months membership

For Pickleball members 18 and over. Includes the use of the Pickleball nets, bats and court hire and lights.

Eligibility: Available to anyone 18 years old and older who wishes to play Pickleball at Research Tennis Club.

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Single Adult

12 months membership

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 Adult Concession

12 months membership

For single members with a government concession.

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

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