Sunday Social is a fantastic way to become familiar with our club and members.
For over 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.
Complimentary tea and coffee is 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.
See below for more details regarding Sunday Social.
Every Sunday between 12pm–5pm.
Except for those Sundays which fall on tournament days or if weather doesn’t permit us to play (announcements are made via our Facebook page on the day).
There is no need to pre-book. You may arrive at any time and leave at anytime between 12pm and 5pm.
$30.00 for members
$35.00 for non-members
$17.50 half day sessions available
Free for first time visitors
$15.00 Concession for Government Healthcare Cardholders (see below for Concession Scheme details)
FORMAT FOR PLAY
The format is doubles.
Matches are best of 8 games. This provides each player with 2 service games.
Players are mixed with new players after match to ensure you play against a variety of players during the afternoon.
All players are graded and you will have the opportunity to play with players of similar and different skill levels.
Centennial Parklands Sports Centre
Corner Lang Road & Anzac Parade, Moore Park
Please note: dogs and smoking are not permitted on Parklands premises.
GETTING THERE: PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Take bus # 339 or 374 from Central Station or bus # 339, 373 or 396 from Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.
Take the Lightrail from the CBD or Central Station towards Randwick/Juniors Kingsford to Moore Park Lightrail Station on Anzac Parade.
Centennial Park Sports Centre is a 5 minute walk from the Lightrail Station.
GETTING THERE: DRIVING
There is a road/accessway off Lang Road to the carpark and clubhouse.
Enter 'Centennial Parklands Sports Centre' in Google Maps and this will take you to the carpark.
Paid ticketed parking is available at Centennial Parklands Sports Centre.
Parking spaces can be limited on weekends. Additional paid parking is available on Driver Avenue or at Moore Park Tennis Courts, both of which are about a 5 minute walk from Centennial Parklands Sports Centre.
FOOD & DRINK
Complimentary tea and coffee is provided.
Sports drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the clubhouse.
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 grader's opinion of how your game compares to our other members.
As you improve you can request for a colour upgrade.
Each grade has a different colour as set out below:
Advanced proficiency in all aspects of tennis, is very consistent on all strokes
High level of proficiency, areas of development required for some strokes
Intermediate level of proficiency, can strike a ball with some consistency
Average striker of the ball, lacks consistency
Beginner player with a passion for tennis, needing considerable development
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.
You can 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.
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 play is to commence straight away.
Each player will serve twice for a total of eight games. Upon completion players return to the common area where their pegs will be returned to the hanger. Players wait until their name is called again to go back onto court.
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.
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 hold a current 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.