Midweek

Midweek Tennis is a great way for players and parents to get back into sport. Whether returning to tennis or a beginner, players of all abilities are welcome.

Midweek membership is a discounted membership for members who only want to use the courts up until 3.15 pm on weekdays, including midweek club days run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and midweek interclub.

New members are welcome to join the club at any stage.  Committee contact details are listed below.

For information on registration and membership renewals refer to the Membership page.

Refer to our Facebook page for upcoming club events:  https://www.facebook.com/karoritennis/

Club Sessions

Our club sessions are Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9.30am-12.00pm September to December, and 9.00am-12.00pm February to May.

There are organised games during the mornings and we can arrange childminding while you play during the summer season. The Club has a safe and fun play area, both inside and outside for young children.   

Courts continue to be available for Midweek play during the winter months.  Courts 1 and 2 are booked during this time from 9.30am-12.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for informal play.  Just turn up and organise yourselves. There is no childminding during the winter months.

Roster

Members are rostered on for duties during the summer season.

Club days running smoothly depend on people turning up on their rostered duty day. If you are not available to do your duty please organise a swap with someone else.    For an up-to-date copy of the current roster for Pre-Christmas 2020 contact Lesley Cicone.

Interclub Competitions 

Summer Pre- and Post Christmas Competitions

Tennis Central Region runs Midweek Tennis Interclub Pre-Christmas and Post-Christmas Competitions with several grades on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer season.  The Midweek section enters several teams in this competition in various grades reflecting all ability levels. Teams of 4-5 members play each Monday from October-November and February-March.

Friday mornings are for Mixed Grade teams, and is an open grade.

If it rains on Mondays or Fridays another day must be found to play the match.

Note that Teams have 9 midweek days to play any deferred games.  If this is not possible, they must ring their club delegate (Sharon Cottrell), who will ring the match committee to request an extension.

Winter Competition

Tennis Central Region runs a Midweek competition during the winter. This is not a club-based competition. Details may be found on the Tennis Central website.

Midweek Tournaments

Midweek Tennis holds several tournaments during the year.

Melbourne Cup 

Enjoy a fun tennis tournament on Melbourne Cup Tuesday in November with a racing theme!   Wear a fun hat and bring gold coins for the sweepstake!

Kerry Dear

This tournament is also usually played in November.  This is a ‘top and tail’ doubles tournament where more experienced players are paired with newer players.

This Memorial Cup is in memory of a Karori resident and tennis player who, along with her family, died in an air accident while returning from Nelson.

Rosebowl and Murgatroyd Plate

The Rosebowl and Murgatroyd Plate tournament is usually played in March.  This is a handicapped doubles tournament suitable for interclub and more experienced players.   The tournament starts at 9.00am and players must be prepared for a late finish.

Dates for Your Diary 2020/21

Opening Day for 2020 summer season Tuesday 25th August 2020, 9.00am

Melbourne Cup Tournament Tuesday 3 November 2020, 9.00am

Kerry Dear Trophy Thursday 19  November 2020, 9.00am, pp 26 November 

Christmas Wind-up 17 December 2020, 9.30am

Opening Day for New Year Tuesday 2 February 2021, 9.00am 

Rosebowl and Murgatroyd Plate Tuesday 9th March 2021, 9.00am, pp 16th March

Closing Day and Dickson Cup Thursday 13th May 2021, 9.00am.