Hi Colin,
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.




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
MRTC Committee



Date: Tuesday 26 July 2016

Time: 6.30pm

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



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 CupTeam 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 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.