How to find us
Strathdale Park Tennis Club
Corner McIvor Road and Reservoir Road
Welcome to Strathdale Park Tennis Club (SPTC), a family club in the heart of Bendigo in Central Victoria. Our motto is fun, fitness, family & friends… so come and join our thriving tennis community.
With refurbished courts, on the corner of McIvor Road (McIvor Highway) and Reservoir Road, Strathdale, you can play on synthetic grass (great for your knees and ankles) or if you prefer a faster, bouncier game, you can use our hard courts – night or day, with lights available for evening sessions.
Memberships are open for the 2020/21 season and our enthusiastic committee has a plan for all seasons, including social nights and competitions.
All ages and abilities welcome and we have a special membership option where paying adults can register their kids to play for free – something for the whole family to enjoy! See the Membership tab for further information and links.
We have interactive and regularly updated Facebook and Instagram pages and we invite anyone interested in finding out more to contact us at any time, through social media messaging or via our email: email@example.com
New members are always welcome and we look forward to having you as part of our tennis family, who are affectionately known as 'Sparkies'.
So get outside, get fit, get healthy at have heaps of fun doing it, at SPTC!
** COVID-19 - please read our responses below **
Hi Sparkies... and newbies! A note to advise that following the easing of almost all restrictions put in place by the State Government of Victoria, we have resumed all activity at SPTC, with exception of court hire, which has changed and that I have made a note about below.
Our main competition night, Tuesdays, will resume with a Winter Comp beginning on Tuesday, April 27. We have many returning teams but a few spaces to fill - and, as always, if we get enough interest, we may even be able to have a second night of comp, so if Tuesdays don't suit, or you're keen for any day, please let us know. We run comps through winter (starting in autumn and finishing end-winter/start-spring) and summer (starting late-spring, ending early-mid Autumn) - we never play on public holidays or school term breaks.
We have reinstated Social tennis on Thursday nights, which will resume after the Easter School holidays and, given the end of Daylight Saving is nigh, we will change our times to 6-7.30pm. Free for members (and what a bargain memberships are!) or just $5 for non-members/casual users, which includes balls. We will even do a BBQ on the first Thursday or each month! So come on down for hits and giggles!
Coaching is available daily, from kids ANZ Hot Shots programs to group and individual training for all ages, including programs such as cardio tennis. Coaching is organised through our head coach, Jim Widdowson from JimWidTennis. See our Coaching tab for more information.
Court Hire: We no longer keep a shared key at APCO Service Station across the road, due to COVID safety and the need for regular hygienic practices. We are currently in the process of getting Book-a-Court, an online booking management system installed at SPTC, so members and other users will be able to see immediately what courts are available and when. This process will take some time to complete, so please be patient with us. If any coaches or committee members are onsite, we are more than happy to give you access but we can't guarantee we will be onsite or available at all times. If you are lucky to secure a court, the costs are $10 per hour or free for members. Thank you again for your patience and we hope to have the new booking system active this year (2021).
For old and further updates, please see our News tab.