Welcome to Carlton Gardens Tennis Club 


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The Carlton Gardens Tennis Club (CGTC) is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most charming tennis clubs, situated in the Royal Carlton Gardens within walking distance to the CBD. The club has four LED-floodlit artificial-grass courts, under towering elm and oak trees. The heritage clubhouse has been fully renovated with change rooms, kitchen and a BBQ area. The courts are open to the public via the convenient book-a-court system.

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Social Competition

The cornerstone of the Club is its very popular organised tennis program. These social competition sessions are held throughout the week, they cater for all levels of tennis, are open to members and non-members and are a good way to introduce yourself to the Club.

Social and social-competition sessions schedule:

Note: * NEW * session
A new mixed Monday session begins OCT 28th
Click the link to see the e-poster with all details for the night:
CGTC Monday night comp

Tuesday sessions

– mornings from 9-11 am.
Social tennis (male and female) and not highly competitive. Intermediate level. It’s a “just turn up” session. Members and non-members welcome. $5 a session. Contact:  sonia@livinghistories.net.au

Evening – Mens’ doubles & Mixed doubles (2 courts each)
Contact – cgtctuesday@gmail.com

Wednesday Social Session and Competition
Evening – 6.00 to 7.20 pm
– mixed and non-mixed social doubles – no booking needed. This is a Fast-4 format – a lively tennis session for intermediate (and above) players – ask for Tom or Ben.  No fixed cost for this session, though players who are able to, are asked to donate $2, with all proceeds going to local charities. 

Evening – from 7.30 pm
– mixed and non-mixed doubles  (fixed teams and seasons)
Contact – wed.night.tennis@gmail.com

Thursday Social Sessions
9-11 am: Looking for players for Thursday mornings. This is a social tennis session (male and female) and is not highly competitive (intermediate level.) It’s a “just turn up” session. Members and nonmembers welcome. $5 a session. Contact: sonia@livinghistories.net.au

Weekly Thursday night session: Thursdays 6.00-7.30-pm. ‘Women’s only’ participation night. Specifically for women that have never or have rarely played tennis before, this session is open to all women, both members and non-members alike. A social session that is run solely by female CGTC members and who will be on hand to organise matches and provide a few basic tips to those starting out. This is a free session where racquets and balls are provided thanks to our friends at VicHealth and #thisgirlcan. No bookings needed.
Please wear white or light color sports shoes.

Friday night social tennis

7 pm till late – Mixed social doubles suited to all adult players of intermediate-advanced levels. No booking required. Inquiries/registration to John Knight via j.d.m.knight@gmail.com
New balls provided by CGTC. Members $5 / Non-members $10, paid on the night (Bring cash) Every Friday, unless notified otherwise due to weather on our Facebook page: https://bit.ly/2RP8OI9 ). Places available for new advanced players, contact John by email for details. 

Sunday:  Members (and guests*) social mixed tennis
From 9 am – Mixed and non-mixed doubles for CGTC members.
* The 1st Sunday of each month is open for any player to attend as a guest ($10,) to experience the club and meet some members. We also host a brunch ($10) during this monthly Sunday session and which any player can enjoy. For any Sunday queries and/or to RSVP for the brunch – contact Eric via – ekmchan@alumni.unimelb.edu.au

Sunday afternoon ‘Fast -4′ tennisbeginner-level session.
Sunday afternoon is a social session of tennis in the fun ‘Fast-4’ style, ideal for those who are new to tennis or returning after a break.
This is an ideal session for beginners to attend.  Balls are provided and there is a supervisor to welcome new players and open the club-house. From 2 pm to 4 pm every Sunday. $5 per player. (Ask for Sim/Franco on arrival at the courts.) Player numbers of this new session are varied so please bring a friend and enjoy some fun times on court.

If you are interested in playing in any of the competition sessions, please contact an organiser as listed above

Function and events

The tennis courts and social areas of CGTC are available to hire for tennis-related functions and events.
Details can be discussed with our coach Paul (0409 197 070 / 9663 7000) or with Stu via our Facebook page (search for Carlton Gardens Tennis Club.) A guide to hire costs is:
(a) $200 for use of the club-house, BBQ area and a 1-day BYO liquor licence (the cost is less if the event is alcohol free), and,
(b) court hire costs based on the number of courts booked (1-4 courts) and the length of booking time.
The club-house contains a kitchen, seating for up to 20 people, and male & female bathrooms & change rooms.

Training Squads.

Monday Women’s Training Squad. Gay players, intermediate and above.
Inquiries for try-outs: contact TJ: tamarajungwirth@yahoo.com

2018 surface
New court surfaces in 2018


CGTC Monday night comp


Carlton Gardens Tennis Club