Social Tennis

The TBT Social Committee manages Social Tennis gatherings

  • every Saturday morning (10.30 am to 1.30 pm) and Monday night (7 pm to 9.50 pm) at QTC and
  • on Wednesday evenings (7 pm to 9.30 pm) in conjunction with Griffith University Tennis Centre*.

*To avail of the Wednesday evening Social, an additional top-up fee applies. More information April 2023


Social Tennis Fees

Social Tennis Fees, effective March 1, 2024are:

  • $15 for current Members
  • $20 for non-Members**
  • Special Social Functions - fees can vary on Public Holidays

** New members are gifted a once-off offer upon paying for an annual membership that grants two free social passes for use at QTC.  

Book Your Socials

You can book your Social Tennis attendance in advance here for either Saturday mornings or Monday evenings click this link and choose the date and time that work for you!

  • When you click the link, it will take you to a list of events.
  • Choose the event you want to book into.
  • Make sure you click MEMBER if you have an active membership.
  • The system will notify us internally if you are a member and your current membership has expired.

On arrival

At QTC, you will be greeted on arrival by two members of the Social Tennis Coordinators Group, which comprises David Bennett, Scott Ancscombe, Dean Berry, Ian Ridgeway, Angelo Tomada, Sergio Velasco, Luke Topp, or Trevor Gormley in any combination!

The designated coordinators will try to place everyone with a suitable partner and may try to assess your playing ability when you arrive if you are a new player to us.

It is always a fun, energetic, and vibrant atmosphere!   

Social Tennis Rules at a Glance


During the summer & winter seasons, social tennis is played on a minimum of four hard courts. We assess attendance in advance to cater for larger turnout by booking an extra court (subject to availability) and thereby reducing waiting times between rounds.

Tennis balls are allocated for these social events.  Two new balls per court will be provided. Should a ball go missing in the bush and cannot be recovered, we will replace the lost ball with the best spare we can find! 

The balls are replaced each week, and used balls must be returned to the Social Committee Coordinators at the cessation of the event. 


Play begins at 19:00 and goes until late. Doubles is predominantly played, but some room for singles occurs towards the end of the session.

Before you start, make sure you stretch. Keep your court warm-up limited to  5-6 minutes. As the event is very popular, we want to be fair to everyone.

The first doubles team to reach four games wins the round, with the second deuce played as a short deuce. The players can nominate who wants to take the 'golden point', i.e. the deuce or advantage the court can receive. 

Every effort should be made to minimise court disturbance to games in play, and all four players should cross into their court simultaneously out of respect for your TBT members.

Organising Play

The Social Tennis Coordinators will advise all arrivals to place their names on the Social Tennis White Board, which determines the pairings in conjunction with our match app.

So that you know, members are asked to record their names on the board if they wish to participate. The Coordinators will compile the games, and players need to keep an eye out for their name being called and what court they are assigned to.

Once you have finished the play for the session, members are requested to remove their names from the whiteboard.


It is the responsibility of all members to maintain a clean environment.

This is undertaken by keeping the playing area tidy by ensuring the following:

• Seating areas are kept neat.

• Please place all rubbish in the bins located throughout the QTC complex.


Members should wear the appropriate tennis footwear to reduce the likelihood of injury.  


The rules of tennis will apply in all circumstances (ITF Rules of Tennis), and good conduct is expected.

Read our Code of Conduct here.

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