Welcome to Carlton Gardens Tennis Club (CGTC)

The Carlton Gardens Tennis Club 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:

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Court Hire

We have an on-line booking system that is quick and easy for all players to use. Either use the quick booking form below or for more details and options go to Court Hire.

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 Competition timetable:

Tuesday Social Competition
– looking for players for Tuesday (and Thursday) mornings 9-11 am.
Social tennis (male and female) and not highly competitive. Average players will fit in well.
It’s a “just turn up” session. Members and nonmembers welcome. $5 a session.
If interested call Margie on 0417106228 or Sonia 0419335695.

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

Wednesday Social Session and Competition
Evening – 6.00 to 7.30 pm – mixed and non-mixed social doubles – no booking needed
                – The 6-pm session is a Fast-4 format – a lively free tennis session for intermediate (and above) players – ask for Tom or Ben.
Evening – from 7.30 pm – mixed and non-mixed doubles  (fixed teams and seasons)
Contact – wed.night.tennis@gmail.com

Thursday Social Tennis
Morning social session: Looking for players for (Tuesday and) Thursday mornings 9-11 am.
It is social tennis (male and female) and not highly competitive. Average players will fit in well.
It’s a “just turn up” session. Members and nonmembers welcome. $5 a session.
If interested call Margie on 0417106228 or Sonia 0419335695.

Night: The Thursday night social session (from 7.30 pm) runs on the 2nd Thursday of each month and is a ‘Dress-Up’ night of super-social tennis.
Dates are: Thursday December 13th 2018, January 10th 2019 and February 14th 2019.  (See the Gallery for photos)
Queries: via our Instagram or Facebook 

Friday Social Tennis

Evening – from 7.00 pm – Mixed doubles
Friday night is a lively session of tennis, open for all players. Bookings are not required, players can simply attend on the night (unless it is raining) and are placed into playing groups.
Friday night contact:  raff@melbournefinance.com.au

Sunday:  Members (and guests*) Social Tennis
From 9 am – Mixed and non-mixed doubles.
Non-members wishing to experience the club and meet members are welcome to attend this member’s session as a guest.
* The 2nd Sunday of each month is open for any player to attend as a club-guest ($10) and to trial the club.
We also host a Brunch ($10) during this Sunday session and which any player can enjoy.
For any Sunday queries and/or to RSVP for the BBQ – contact Eric via – ericchan87@gmail.com

Sunday afternoon ‘Fast -4’ tennis – beginner-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 on arrival at the courts.) Player numbers of this new session are varied so we suggest to bring a friend and enjoy some fun times on court.

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

Junior Tennis Social Tennis Session:
CGTC are planning a session for juniors to play weekly social tennis.
If you have an interest or would like details please contact Tom on 0419 000 215

Functions 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