Adelaide University Lawn Tennis Club [Join/Renew]

Adelaide University Lawn Tennis Club

This club is affiliated with AU Sport

About Us

CLUB COMMITTEE NEEDED

The Adelaide University Lawm Tennis Club (AULTC) is looking for a group of people to manage the club long term. Roles that need to be filled include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Coordinator and Competition Manager.

If you are interested in taking up a management role please email tennis@theblacks.com.au for more information.

ABOUT THE CLUB

The AULTC is one of the founding clubs of Adelaide University Sport and the men were first hitting the tennis balls over the net in 1885. Women started in 1912 and the two clubs combined in 1970.

Today the club is involved in social and competition tennis on natural grass and hard court. There is a strong social element to the club, both with social tennis and with the competition teams. And the club holds end of summer & winter season dinners for both social and competition players.

The club is open to all standard levels of players but those playing competition must be of a good competition standard, who are able to serve and rally consistently. We found the standard very tough, even in the lowest grade, thus players, who previously have successfully played competition tennis on grass, would have an advantage.

Please note – if you have not previously played on lawn before we strongly recommend you come along for a try, as players foreign to the surface will require adaption to the surface (we think you’ll like it).

Balls are supplied, but the expectation is players provide their own tennis attire and racquet.

If you are interested in joining the club please read the following information below and contact the club at tennis@theblacks.com.au

CLUB LOCATION

The lawn courts which we use in summer are located in Park 10, not far from the archery centre off War Memorial Drive and next to the Council nursery as shown here.

SOCIAL TENNIS

Summer Tennis

Winter is finally over and warmer weather awaits! What better way to enjoy the weather than to play tennis on our very own lawn courts located just a short walk from the University of Adelaide.

The AULTC has 8 lawn courts in total. The courts are regularly maintained to ensure they are in good condition. It is a different experience playing on grass, so if you're interested, grab your racket, your water and meet Hewett at the courts for a hit. Remember there is no coaching available at these sessions.

Semester 1 2017 Summer Social Dates:
Term 1 - Every Thursday from 5:30pm - 7.30pm
Starting 23 February until 6 April
Location: AULTC Grass Courts

Term 2 - Every Wednesday from 5:30pm - 7.30pm
Starting 26 April until 31 May
Location: Tennis SA Courts. Refer to our Facebook page for more details on the location.

Head down to the University Maths Lawns during Orientation Week (20th-22nd Feb) to get more details on our club and sign up as well.

To pay fees please click here or 'Join Now' at the top of the club page. Only paid members will be able to take part.

Weather policy:
If it looks like poor weather (rain, wind, storms) will affect the scheduled session, AU Sport will confirm with Hewett and Tennis SA that the session will be cancelled. All members will receive email or SMS notification and a post will be added to the club's Facebook page.

COMPETITION TENNIS

Depending on the interest received, the club can nominate men’s and women’s teams, where singles and doubles are played. Competition location takes place at metropolitan locations only on a ‘home and away’ basis.

Summer Season: October – March (including a couple of matches in January)

Summer men’s lawn competition is held on Saturday mornings commencing at 8.45am. Women’s is Saturday afternoons, from 1:00pm

Practice is considered mandatory during summer on Tuesday and optional on Thursday night from 5.30 to 7.30pm.

Winter Season: May – August (with a short semester break)

Men’s winter hard court matches commencing from 12:45pm and women’s competition is on Saturday afternoons, from 1.00pm.

As stated it is expected that you will be available for the FULL season. There are limitations to joining mid-season but if you are interested, you may be able to fill in if a team is short.

AU Students (both club and non club members) can also represent the University of Adelaide at SA Challenge, Southern University Games and Australian University Games. For more information on these events please contact AU Sport via unigames@theblacks.com.au.

CLUB FEES

Social
2017 Social fees are:
You can chose to pay your membership as a full year membership or as two semester payments.

Full year membership = $50
Semester 1 membership = $30 (expires 17 July)
Semester 2 membership = $30 (expires 31 January 2018)

Please note: AU Sport Membership is a requirement for ALL AU Lawn Tennis Club members (AU Students $0 / Non students $88).

To pay club fees please click 'Join Now' at the top of the page. You will then have to complete the following process:

  1. Create an account on the website (if you don't have one already)

  2. Join the 'Membership' group

  3. Add to the membership product to your cart:
    Either the FULL year membership or Semester membership.

  4. Add to your cart the appropriate AU Sport Membership:

  5. AU Student Membership at $0.00 (For AU Students ONLY)
  6. University Membership at $88 (For staff, AU graduates, other university students)
  7. Associate Membership at $88 (For those who have no link to a University)

  8. Agree to the AU Sport Code of Conduct

  9. Make payment

Note: This system will check if you already have one of the AU Sport products with the club or another AU Sport Club.

If you have any issues during this process please contact AU Sport on 8313 5403

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