Sunday Social is the ideal way to become familiar with our club and its members. For close to 30 years many have found the social atmosphere an enjoyable and approachable alternative, or addition to our more competitive formats. 

Tennis Sydney encourages its members and guests to promote an inclusive, fair and enjoyable afternoon. All standards from beginner to advanced are welcome. For anyone who has never played tennis before, please see our Club Coaching & Development Program

Complimentary tea and coffee facilities are provided. Sports drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the clubhouse. Most weeks a group of players head to the local pub for a drink and dinner afterwards. All are welcome to join. 

 

When

Come and join us every Sunday between 12pm–5pm.
Other than those that fall on tournament days or if weather doesn’t permit us to play (announcements are made via our Facebook page on the day).

No need to pre-book. You may arrive and leave at any point.

Cost

  • $20.00 for members
  • $25.00 for non-members
  • $15.00 for first time visitors
  • $10.00 Concession for Government Healthcare Cardholders (See below for Concession Scheme details)

Format

The format is all doubles with sets mixed up every eight games. All players are graded and you will have the opportunity to play with players of similar and different skill levels.

Where

Parklands Sports Centre
Corner Lang Road & Anzac Parade, Moore Park

Dogs and smoking are not permitted on Parklands premises.

Transport

Bus # 373, 377, 394, 10 from Oxford St or 372, 393 from Central Station.
Paid parking is available at the centre but limited on busier days.

How Sunday Social Works

Grading system
Players are graded depending on their standard.
Grading will be completed by a Tennis Sydney committee member where possible. There is no scientific method for grading! It is based on the graders opinion of how your game compares to our other members. As you improve you can request for a colour upgrade.

Colour Skill Level
Red Advanced proficiency in all aspects of tennis, is very consistent on all strokes
Orange High level of proficiency, areas of development required for some strokes
Yellow Intermediate level of proficiency, can strike a ball with some consistency
Green Average striker of the ball, lacks consistency
Blue Beginner player with a passion for tennis, needing considerable development

Peg system
A peg will be created for you with your name and grade colour on it. 

Structure of the day
Play commences at 12 pm and concludes at 5 pm. Come and go as you please. When play commences, the committee member running the day will call the first player whose peg is on the hanger to choose three other players to go on court with them. The general rule is for players to choose players who are the same level/colour as them or one grade/colour above or below. This rule may not always be able to be adhered too. It is a guideline.

On court
Players will go onto their allocated court where a five minute warm up is allowed for the first set of each player. If all players have already played then commence play straight away. Each player will serve twice for a total of eight games. Upon completion players return to the marshalling area where their pegs will be returned to the hanger. Players wait until their name is called again to go back onto court.

Housekeeping
Players can take a break at any time during the day. Simply take your peg and place it on top of the hanger until you are ready to go back on court. When you are ready to recommence play, place your peg at the end of the queue on the bottom of the hanger. 

 

Concession Scheme

The concession scheme was introduced to address a situation whereby some members were unable to continue to come to Sunday Social due to financial hardship.

Who is eligible for a concession?

You are eligible for a concession if you are in receipt of a Health Care Card, Low Income Health Care Card (HCC) or a Pensioner Concession Card (PCC).

How to apply for a concession

The Committee has decided on the following process for assessing and approving a claim for a concession rate at Sunday Social:

a) A Member wishing to apply for a concession can scan and email a copy of their HCC or PCC to: info@tennissydney.org.au

or

b) Provide a copy of your HCC or PCC to the organiser of Sunday Social on the day.

This process will ensure the privacy of members and means you only have to claim the concession once for the year.

At the beginning of each year you will be asked to provide an up-to-date copy of your HCC or PCC. Please drop us a line if you have any questions regarding the concession scheme.

Peg Colour Upgrade & Review

To request a Sunday Social peg upgrade, please download and complete the form below. Email the form to info@tennissydney.org.au (subject: Sunday Social peg upgrade) and a committee member will respond with a decision.

Applications will only be considered when a completed application form is received. You will be asked to outline recent (doubles) tournament or competition results which support your request for a change to your grading. Please remember the Sunday Social peg grading system may not match your grading for tournaments and competition, where there are multiple factors in consideration, including GLTA rankings etc.

Weekly updates

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