Join us for a game!
There are many opportunities to play tennis at Donvale Tennis Club and we encourage our members to avail themselves of our facilities as much as possible including social and competition for Juniors, Ladies, Seniors, Veterans mid-week, night and weekend play.
Due to an easing of restrictions the club will re-open on Wednesday 28th July as per our conditions of play below.
This is subject to COVID-19 Restrictions that must be met, as set out in the Conditions of Play as at 28th July 2021.
Donvale Tennis Club is committed to the safety and wellbeing of every child who takes part in our activities, programs, events or services and as such our By Laws state:
(c) Donvale Tennis Club supports the Government Child Safe Standards and ensuring that all young participants at our Club have a safe and enjoyable experience. All children under 18 must be supervised by a parent or a nominated supervising adult at all times while on Club premises. Read By Laws here
We are guided and supported by the Child Safe policies and guidelines of Tennis Australia
Tennis Australia’s commitment to Safeguarding children says:
We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of child abuse and are committed to ensuring the sport of tennis is a safe and friendly environment for children and young people. It is imperative that children and young people who access our activities, programs, events or services feel safe and supported.
We will ensure that child safety is embedded in our organisation’s culture, reflected in our policies and procedures, and understood and practiced at all levels of our sport. We commit to making sure that everyone involved with delivering tennis in Australia, from club administrators, volunteers, parents and participants, understand the important responsibilities they have in relation to child safety.
Our commitment extends beyond creating an environment that minimises risk or danger. We are committed to building an environment that is both child-safe and child-friendly. Together we can provide an environment in which children feel respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.
Jayne Hrdlicka Tennis Australia Chair | Craig Tiley Tennis Australia CEO
All welcome. Social tennis is a great opportunity to make use of the club’s facilities, socialise with other members and guests, and to practise your skills in a friendly non-competition environment.
Donvale offers a variety of social tennis for members and visitors ($5.00 visitor’s fee applies).
Monday mornings U3A, from 9:00am.
Thursday mornings, from 9:00am.
- Open Social Group – from 9:00am to 12:00. All standards. Bookings required due to COVID-19 Restrictions..
- Intermediate/Advanced Social Group – 8:30 to 12:00. Focused on more competitive play, with organised draws. Bookings in advance essential – please call Catherine Dun on 0406 386 686 or (03) 9842 8814.
Donvale Tennis Club (DTC) competes in the Eastern Region Tennis Association Junior Competition held on Saturday and Sunday mornings. DTC selects teams based on ability, age and social needs.
Juniors ERT Competitions seasons are:
- Summer Season: Oct – March with registrations due August
- Winter Season: April – Sept with registrations due February
All registrations and details are via the DTC Junior Team App.
Click button for Team App Website.
Junior Convenor Russell Holschier 0423 519 142 or Email Juniors
Coaching: 0407 050 060 or Email Lisa
Open Weekend Competition
During summer DTC has four person teams playing in the Eastern Region Tennis (ERT) competition on Saturday afternoons in Open and Singles/Doubles formats. There are also two person Singles/Doubles teams on Sunday. During winter we have Pennant as well as the Saturday Open and Singles/Doubles teams. For more information please contact Russell Watkins on (03) 9842 1909 or email him.
All registrations and details are via the link to the DTC Senior Enrolment Form below.
Donvale TC hold Midweek Ladies Competition on both Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Contact Joy on 0413 399 038 / firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries or to register your interest.
Tuesday Ladies Doubles Competition – Midweek Eastern Metropolitan Region Ladies’ Tennis Association.
Entries welcome prior to early February & August. Teams selected by a Club Selection Committee. Emergency players warmly accepted any time of year. Donvale TC currently have 6 teams in this competition at various levels.
Thursday Ladies Doubles Competition – Waverley & District Tennis Association.
Teams are comprised of non-selection (ladies submit their own teams). Any ladies wishing to join as a group are most welcome to enquire (min of 4 per team but preferably 5 or 6). Emergency players are also welcome. Donvale TC currently have 3 teams in this comp (there are 7 sections available).
Donvale Tennis Club has had a proud history in Tennis Victoria’s Pennant Competition since the 1970’s. Over the years Donvale Tennis Club has been a major player in the Pennant Competition and has entered as many as 24 teams in a season. Previously club teams have won flags in the very prestigious A Grade and State Grade formats. Donvale also participated in the first season of the ATL competition.
PENNANT ENROLMENT FOR 2019
Pennant registrations are due February, and Pennant season runs from April to August 2019, with matches held on Saturdays and Sundays.
If you’re interested in playing Pennant competition next season, please send Jasmine a message on 0430 006 713 or email@example.com.
Expanding DTC’s Pennant teams over the next few years is a club priority. DTC is seeking players who feel committed to assisting the club achieve this goal and join the Pennant committee – please contact Jasmine directly on 0430 006 713.
Night Tennis Convenor: Marg Kimber – 0423 697 193
Donvale Tennis Club is affiliated with Blackburn & District Night Tennis Association, which provides competition at night for 2,000 players each season from 43 Venue Clubs located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, mainly in the vicinity of Blackburn.
Seasons: February to June and August to November. Monday – Thursday evenings.
DTC holds annual Club Singles and Doubles Championships for Juniors and Senior Men’s, Ladies and Mixed Play. The names of all A and B-Grade Champions are displayed on the honour boards in the clubhouse, and the A-Grade Champions also have their name engraved on the perpetual trophies in the clubhouse. Entry forms for tournaments throughout Victoria are also available.
Refer to our website Events Calendar for Tournament Dates