Welcome to Carlton gardens tennis club


Book a Court Now

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.

Social Media

Find us on Facebook and Instagram @carltongardenstennis! Please follow us and give us a Like to help spread the word!

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:

Monday night mixed session (competition seasons)
Intermediate players in set teams, from 8-pm. 
Click the link to see the e-poster with all details for the night
Contact: Vanessa
Note: this Monday comp does not run in January
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:

Evening – Mens’ doubles & Mixed doubles (2 courts each)
Contact –

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 –

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:

Weekly Thursday Women’s night session: Thursdays 6.00-7.30-pm (Court 4).  A session specifically for those who have not played for a while and want to get back into a regular hit-out, this session is open to women at all levels, both members and non-members alike.  No bookings needed.  Racquets & balls provided. $5 members/$10 non-members. 

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
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: ). 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 –

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 Paul/Sim 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 events. Details can be discussed with Stu on 0439 437 691 or via our Facebook page (search for Carlton Gardens Tennis Club.)

A guide to hire costs is:
(a) $200 – per 2 hours – for use of the club-house and BBQ area.
(b) court hire cost is based on the number of courts booked (1-4 courts) and the length of the booking time. (Apx $30 per court/per hour).

The club-house contains a kitchen, seating for up to 20 people, and male & female bathrooms & change rooms.

Training Squad.

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



Carlton Gardens Tennis Club