In general, you must be a paid-up member of the club before you can use the club's facilities to play tennis, or to play competition tennis in a team which represents the club.

Members are entitled to use the club's courts and facilities, except courts allocated for competition or coaching, at all times.

Membership Types

The club provides several sorts of membership:

  1. Adult (a.k.a. Full) Membership
  2. Junior Membership
  3. Family Membership
  4. Life Membership

Which Type is for You

Junior Membership is for persons whose age is 9 to 20 years, inclusive. Generally, persons aged less than 9 years will be eligible for membership only as as part of a Family Membership.

If your tennis-playing immediate family includes

  • two adults and one or more children,
  • one adult and more than two children, or
  • more than four children

and the children are aged 20 or less, then a Family Membership is a good choice for you.

Life Membership is sometimes awarded by the club to a person who has provided very substantial service or other benefit to the club.

Membership Fees

Refer to the fees page.

New Membership

To apply for new or re-newed membership for an individual, please complete and submit a form. Alternatively you can download a copy of the form (20.9 kB) and submit the completed form by post or by hand to a club official.

To apply for new or re-newed membership for a family, please complete and submit a form. Alternatively you can download a copy of the form (24.1 kB) and submit it by post or by hand to a club official.

Change Membership Details

To change some information about an individual member, please complete and submit a form. Alternatively you can download a copy of the form (17.1 kB) and submit it by post or by hand to a club official.

To change some information about a family membership, or about one or more individuals in a family membership, please complete and submit a form. Alternatively you can download a copy of the form (17.1 kB) and submit it by post or by hand to a club official.

Leave of Absence

A member may apply to suspend his or her club membership if the member is unable to play tennis for a period of at least a year. The reason for this might be injury, or absence from Melbourne, for example. If the application is accepted, the effect will be to treat the period of leave as if it simply did not exist, in financial terms. That is, no further annual fee will be payable by the member until the suspension ends, and when it does end, any 'unused' portion of the pre-leave annual fee will be credited, and no additional joining fee will be payable by the member.

To apply for leave-of-absence, please complete and submit a form. Alternatively you can download a copy of the form (17.2 kB) and submit it by post or by hand to a club official.

Cancel Membership

To do this, you need to give a month's notice, in writing, to the membership manager or club Secretary. Cancellation doesn't relieve you of any obligation to pay fees outstanding at the time.

Further Information

If you can't find here, or on related pages, or among the answers to frequent questions, all you want to know about club membership, please contact the club's membership manager. For specific details about junior membership, you might also try the juniors convenor.

Explanations ...
Of course there are some exceptions, such as: members' guests (limited), competition emergency players (limited), other clubs' competition players, court-hirers, people being coached.
The club's membership-year runs from 1 August to 31 July of the following calendar year. For membership purposes, a person's age is whatever it is on 1 August of the year in question.