''We just took out small club of the year award at the tennis west awards night. Stoked! Such a great club with great people. Were the funniest table of the night too. 😀😀 Well done to everyone for making it such an awesome place.'' Chris Jarrott,Read More
Simon Cockburn has been the Margaret River Tennis Coach for the past 9 years. Taking the children of the Margaret River region, through their paces on the court, coaching around 70 kids for each of the two school terms, in all, 140 kids every Summer tennis season.Read More
TENNIS AUSTRALIA TOURNAMENT
23/09/2017 to 26/09/2017
A long weekend playing an AMT down south was impossible to resist. The Tournament was a great success.. check the results here!
We will do it all again next year, bring it on!
Experience a few days in Margaret River, Western Australia. Enjoy the beaches, surf, food, wineries and towns between matches.
COMPETE FOR $10,000 prize money and Gold AR Points.
Book accomodationn early as this is a long weekend in Western Australia, visit this link www.margaretriver.com for all the options and help you'll need.
0419 929 916
What are Australian Money Tournaments?
AMTs are semi-professional tournaments introduced by Tennis Australia in 2006. They are designed to create quality matchplay opportunities and help with the transition for post junior athletes.
In 2010, the National Open Tournament brand was phased out and re-branded as a tiered circuit of AMTs – Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze – based on prize money levels offered to the open events. To allow for the preservation and integrity of the brand and to provide product consistency to the consumer, a set of controlled delivery requirements has been aligned to each tier.
In total, 169 tournaments across Australia make up the Australian Money Tournament series in 2017, giving all players the opportunity to lower their Australian Ranking.
CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS are being played Saturday 25th March. It will be an afternoon of fabulous tennis, the best of the best from our club. Come on down and support those playing.
First games will commence around 1:00pm and the tennis entertainment will continue from then until early evening, Double Finals, Plate Finals, Ladies Singles Championship and lastly Men’s Championship Final.
The BAR will of course be OPEN and delicious HAMBURGERS will be available late afternoon to purchase.
The morning will see a Junior and Hot Shots Championships play-off followed by a social sizzle .. What a great way though to come along and spend your Saturday, watching your fellow members play it out for the CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS.
Saturday 25th March, there will be no social tennis that afternoon.
Its going to be a great day of events.
*** The committee apologise for any inconvenience to regular Saturday Social players but look forward to hopefully seeing you down at the club enjoying the finals from the sideline.
CLUB CAPTAIN - Mike Bloxom
Just wanted to say a big 'thank you' to yourself and the club for allowing us again to use the club facilities for our Camp Courage. The feedback has been outstanding from both players and coaches alike and we hope we can do another later in the year!
The boys Camp Courage was held over the weekend from February 17-20. State Coach Len Cannell was the Camp Leader with the help of Talent Development Manager Damien Ward, Mitch Pleydell and Brandon Giles.Margaret River Tennis Club was the location for the camp with the theme ‘Resilience’.
Activities over the weekend included four on court tennis sessions, duathlon (paddling and running), mountain biking in Boranup Forest, the world famous cape to cape 18km hike across beach terrain, team building activities, resilience themed movies, forest adventure zip lining and sand dune physical activities. The boys had a great time and learnt some valuable life lessons on resilience and team work.
WHAT A GREAT DAY!
This year's mixed doubles championships ran smoothly and turned out to be a fun day of tennis followed by drinks and a BBQ.
Congratulations to Bec O'Connell and Boyd Wykes who defeated Clare O'Shea and Mike Bloxsome in a tight final in 3 sets (6-2, 2-6, 6-4) .
Congratulations also go to Sally Lea and Rusty Rouse who won the round robin plate event.
We would like to thank everyone for playing.
Mike Bloxsome, Club Captain
on behalf of
Congratulations to Margaret River Tennis Club who have received a $500 grant for new equipment from the ROYALITY FOR REGIONS funded Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme announced by Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Mia Davies MLA, Member for Central Wheatbelt yesterday!
Nationals Member for the South West Region at Parliament of Western Australia
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Date: Tuesday 26 July 2016
Please feel free to come down to the club for our Annual General Meeting.
The more people who get involved in the club the more we can offer! Even if you just want to sit in and see what happens, please come along.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Margaret River Tennis Club Committee
Margaret River Tennis Club and Lawley Park Tennis Club were recently announced as the inaugural WA recipients of the national Tennis Cares Community Grant Program.
The Tennis Cares Community Grant supports projects that demonstrate how tennis can have a positive impact in communities across Australia, particularly those projects that support children and youth.
Margaret River Tennis Club was successful in their bid to run a Junior Super Stars Program each Saturday morning. The uniqueness of this program lies in the fact that the sessions will be run by juniors, for juniors. It is anticipated that this will have a two-fold effect in that the experienced juniors running the program will gain valuable work experience, and grow in confidence as mentors and coaches, whilst the young participants are likely to feel more comfortable learning the game from someone closer to their own age.
The range of youth-run program offerings that cater for different ages and levels of experience, couples with load racquets and a free healthy morning tea, is expected to draw both new and existing juniors players to the program. And with strong alliances already in place with local schools, including Margaret River Primary, Margaret River High School and St.Thomas Moore, Program Coordinators expect a strong uptake from the local students, as well as children in the surrounding suburbs of Karridale and Augusta.
For more information about this Grant, click here or to find out more about Tennis Cares and the Community Grants Project, please visit
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WRAP
Another strong season of tennis has wrapped up with Brendan Clark featuring prominently on the podium. It was a coming of age for Brendan, who lofted the cup high in all three championship events taking out the doubles, mixed doubles and converted singles championship. Brendan teamed up with the consistent Caitie Willcox in the mixed doubles going in as favourites and not disappointing. Brendan then teamed up with father Colin and carried him all the way to the finals where again the Clark combo proved too strong. The singles was a changing of the guard with Brendan up against four time club champion, club coach and all round quality player in Simon Cockburn. Cockburn has had his measure in the past but it wasn’t to be. After a hard fought game Brendan proved to much for his own coach, taking out the Championship in straight sets.
The Womens Singles saw two consistent and fierce competitors in Beck O’Connell and Marion McRae square off on centre court on finals day. The two popular players slugged it out on a perfect afternoon with O’Connell’s cool head and power serve prevailing with a straight sets win. O’Connell was another regular at the podium after teaming up with proven doubles performer Catie Willcox to take out the Womens Doubles earlier in the year.
Strong pennants season with the standard of tennis continuing to improve
A lot of new faces for both the men's and women's competitions with all 12 courts full on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Winners of Moss Wood Cup: Andy Leitch, Greg Byers, Julian Janes, Matt Bolton
Winners of Moss Wood Shield: Gary Rainbird, Ben Dombroski, Adam Bancroft & Steve CJ Bolesta
Hamelin Bay Cup – Team Camel – Lucy Cartell, Caroline Smithwick & Kate McGowan
defeating Team Cherry – Chris McGovern, Sara Willmott & Anita Revel by one game.
Main Break Shield – Equal sets and Games meant a tie between
Team Charcoal – Hannah Jukes, Shannon Sabott, Peta Lemmes & Kirra Laplanche
Team Navy – Caroline Juniper, Sonya Lees, Charity Coffman & Cassandra Camerer-Charlick
SOCIAL & CLUB TENNIS CONTINUES
SOCIAL MIXED tennis will continue through winter every Tuesday night from 7pm with new players welcome to hone their skills for the 16/17 season with the bar open to recount all the amazing tennis you just played
Wednesday and Saturday social tennis will also continue through winter from 11am and 2pm respectively.
JUNIOR TENNISprogram was strong thanks to the ongoing efforts of Lisa Chandler and the pool of talent in Margaret River with 3 weeks still remaining.
NEW SEASON FOR MUMS & KIDSThe club will look to open up morning social tennis for parents midweek with provisions for the kids so you can bring them down while you play, look out for further detail.
STREAMLINE TENNIS COACHING will break for winter after the school holidays.
Congratulations to all the teams competing last night – it is always a fun night … (Warrior faces from Charcoal and Lucy’s Camel outfit …hmmmm) - Rose.
HAMELIN BAY CUP
CAMEL – Lucy, Caroline & Kate – def. CHERRY by one game.
Congratulations to Chris, Sara, Anita (and Rev) from CHERRY.
MAIN BREAK SHIELD
Equal sets and Games meant a tie between
CHARCOAL – Hannah, Shannon, Peta & Kirra and NAVY Caroline, Sonya, Charity & Cassandra.
19 March 2016
Massive turn out of spectators came to cheer on club players and celebrate the end of the 2015/16 season of Tennis!
Winner Mens Championship: Brendan Clark defeated Simon Cockburn
Winner Women's Championship: Beck O'Connell defeated Marion McRae
Winner Women's Doubles: Beck O'Connell and Caitie Willcox
Winner Mens Doubles: Brendan and Colin Clark
Winner Mixed Doubles: Brendan Clark and Caitie Willcox
Club organised referees, linesman and ball kids, thanks to everyone who played a part in an awesome day.