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In this issue

From the Committee

  • Club Security and FOB System

From the Pros

  • Tennis Update

Latest news

  • January First Friday Drinks & BBQ - Reminder
  • Ladies Champagne Doubles 
  • AED Instruction - Reminder
  • February First Friday Drinks - Paella Night

Upcoming events

  • 2022 Pennants
  • HRTC Club Championship Events for 2022

Recent results

  • Toates Classic Handicap Doubles
  • Cartledge Cup Handicap Doubles
  • Family Day Handicap Doubles
  • Tasmanian Open Championships
  • Social Pennant Grand Final


  • Daytime Doubles Pennant
  • Social Night Pennant
Editor: Esther Wynhoven
Contributors: Brett McFarlane, Mark Kelleher, Ray Brown

From the Committee

Club Security and FOB System

With the new electronic security system now fully operational, the old key access will be discontinued soon. All members therefore will need to have the new electronic “fob” key to access the Club premises. A final cut-off date will be advised shortly but all members who have not yet swapped over their old key for the fob should do so without delay.

From the Pros

Tennis Update

It has been a busy end to the year and by the time you read this hopefully you have enjoyed a fabulous Xmas and New Year break. We have a big year of tournaments, social events, club championships and pennants planned in 2022, with more details to follow shortly. 
In the meantime, sign yourselves up for our Social Night Pennant, Daytime Doubles Pennant and your respective club championship grades with the details of each in this issue – they will be a great way to kick-start your 2022 tennis year!

See you on court,

Latest news

January First Friday Drinks & BBQ - Reminder

A friendly reminder to come along this Friday 7th January for HRTC's first 2022 First Friday Drinks & BBQ filled with summer vibes!  It will be an fantastic way to kickstart the year with some laughs and great tennis.

5:00PM - Exhibition Match, Nibbles & Drinks
6:00PM - Lawyer's Championship Final
7:00PM - BBQ
Cost $10 - Catered by the Events Committee

RSVP by clicking the link below or signing up at the club foyer
See you there!

I'm Coming to January First Friday Drinks & BBQ

Ladies Champagne Doubles

This is one of HRTC's regular social and fun events aimed at gathering our female members for a few casual games and to meet new faces.   If you are new to the club or would like to meet more of your fellow female members, come along for a hit and a glass of bubbles.

Date: Sunday 23rd January 2022,  4:00-6:00PM

$25 Per Person includes court time, cheese platter and bubbles

RSVP by clicking the link below or contacting the club
See you there!

I'm Coming to Ladies Champagne Doubles

AED Instruction - Reminder

A reminder to all members that a small one hour workshop run by our resident paramedic, Becca Lunnon will be held at the club at 6pm Wednesday January 26th demonstrating its use….so lock the date and time in your diaries or use the link below.
We dearly hope we never need to use it, but members are reminded of our AED device located by our court entrance. Although the device is designed to talk the user through its use - we encourage all members to familiarize themselves with its use and provide a link for you to peruse for your convenience. 

Sign up for AED Demonstration

February First Friday Drinks - Paella Night

HRTC is proud to announce the Launch of it's Women's Development Taskforce Committee.  Come along on Friday the 4th February for an exciting Women's exhibition match followed by a delicious Paella feast kindly catered for by the Ritchards.

5:30PM - Nibbles & Drinks
6PM - Women's Exhibition Match
7PM - Paella Feast
Cost $10 - Catered by the Ritchards
(Introduce a new female friend on the night and both of you will have the $10 cost waived)

RSVP before the 28th January by clicking the link below or signing up at the club
See you there!

I'm Coming to February First Friday Drinks - Paella Night

Upcoming events

View HRTC 2021 Events Calendar

2022 Pennants

HRTC will be commencing two of its pennant fixtures early this year and members wishing to participate should use the links provided or contact staff at the club ASAP.

HRTC Social Night Pennant:
Our most social pennant, and available for players of all handicap ranges. Social Night Pennant is played on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights – but no more than once per week. Players may form their own team, or one can be found for them. 
HRTC Daytime Doubles Pennant:
Our Daytime Doubles pennant is played in one hour slots at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm on Friday afternoons, but again – no more than once per week. Find your own partner or have one selected for you.
Social Night Pennant Sign Up
Daytime Doubles Pennant Sign Up

HRTC Club Championship Events for 2022

HRTC’s 2022 Club Championship events will kick-off from February. They are amongst our most significant events at HRTC and we encourage all of you to have a go. With suitable grades for all of you, they are certain to be action packed.
A formal email notification will be sent to each of you shortly – but in the meantime, please peruse our Club Championship information using the link provided below:
HRTC Club Championship Rules
Entry cut-off for our singles club championship grades will be February 1st….so contact the pros or click the below button to be included.

Enter me in the Club Championship Events

Recent results

Toates Classic Handicap Doubles

What a weekend! Our 2021 Toates Classic Doubles was an epic event! 32 players, plenty of close matches and a million laughs! Congrats to this year’s Champs, Jo and Dave Graddon!

Final: Jo Graddon/Dave Graddon def Bob Brewer/Tony Barrett 8/7

Cartledge Cup Handicap Doubles

Another of our favourite doubles events ticked off for 2021 – congratulations Darren Poon and Andrew Brough on their Cartledge Cup Handicap Doubles victory!

Final: Darren Poon/Andrew Brough def David Gadsby Matthew Gadsby 8/7

Family Day Handicap Doubles

HRTC’s annual Family Day Handicap Doubles is always loads of fun, and this year was no exception with two round robin doubles groups taking to the court for fun and frivolity.
Brother and sister combo Elle and Zac Davis came out on top of the morning session, with brothers Otto and Bruno Bell taking out the afternoon group.
The final was a ripper – but it was Elle and Zac that were crowned our 2021 Family Day Doubles winners!

Tasmanian Open Championships

After a year of multiple postponements, it was certainly nice to get our Tasmanian Open Singles and Doubles Championship played as part of our Summer of Tennis Festivities between Christmas and the New Year.
It was most pleasing to see our juniors participating in the event, and a big congratulations go to Oliver Pridmore on taking out the singles title and Oliver and Jeremy Rackham winning the doubles title. Results as follows:   
Tasmanian Open Singles:
Sam Legg def Jackson Pastoor                  3/6 6/3 6/4 6/2
Nick Rooke def Nick Stenning                     6/4 3/6 6/4 5/6 3/5 Ret.
Oliver Pridmore def Sam Legg                    6/0 6/1 6/2
Jeremy Rackham def Nick Rooke               6/4 6/3 6/4
Oliver Pridmore def Jeremy Rackham         6/2 3/6 6/1 6/2
Tasmanian Open Doubles:
Oliver Pridmore/Jeremy Rackham def
John Herbert/Xavier Herbert                         w/o

Nick Rooke/Alex Rackham def
Sam Legg/Jackson Patoor                            6/2 6/3 6/4

Oliver Pridmore/Jeremy Rackham def
Nick Rooke/Alex Rackham                            6/0 6/3 6/4    

Social Pennant Grand Final

Our 2021 Social Night Pennant Grand Final has been played and won! Congratulations to Chris Hood, Dan O’Toole and Mary McArthur as this year’s victors. Thanks to Simon Fishwick and Paul Dunne for filling in and to Karen Toates, Charlotte Toates and Paul Crosby as runners ups! Enjoy the bubbles everyone and bring on next season!

Pennant Ladders

Daytime Doubles Pennant

Pending Restart

Social Night Pennant


Pos Team Pts
1. Chris Hood / Dan O'Toole / Mary McArthur 53
2. Karen Toates / Charlie Toates / Paul Crosby 40
3. John Davis / Peter Burnett / Bruno Bell 32
4. Scott Donoghue / Simon Fishwick / Zac Davis 27
5. Paul Dunne / John Moores / Michelle Moores 22
6. Andrew Brough / Stuart & Lee McLean / Elizabeth Eden 20
7. Nav Singh / Philip Bowe / Chris Middleton 17

HRTC Committee

President: Ray Brown
Vice-President: Mary McArthur
Secretary: Mark Kelleher
Treasurer: Hans Drielsma
Committee Members:
Janet Thorp, Nick Rooke, Becca Lunnon,
Stuart Mitchell, David Hook, Peter Burnett

Subcommittees & Chairs
Finance & Risk: Hans Drielsma
Tennis: Nick Rooke
Building & Grounds: David Hook
Marketing & Membership: Ray Brown
Events & Hospitality: Janet Thorp
Suggestions & feedback
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