2023 Winter Season Finals
Congratulations to our Section 5 Girls team on winning their Grand Final match against Waurn Ponds. It was a close match with the final score being 4-27 to 2-24. The team, picture below with their Premiership medals, consisted of Gabrielle Mendiola, Clementine Murphy, Lilly Geoghagen, Isla Eslick and Charlotte Butcher.
Tribute to Life Member - Anthony Smith
It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that the Committee for St Mary’s Tennis Club shares the news of the passing of one of our most cherished life members, Anthony (Tony) Smith on Thursday 27 July, aged 96. Tony played an instrumental role in shaping the history, success, and junior skill development of our club.
Tony was an exceptional individual whose passion and dedication to tennis over his life was truly unparalleled. Throughout his time with the club, he demonstrated unwavering commitment, inspiring countless players and families. His contributions to the club’s growth are immeasurable, leaving an indelible mark on all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
The funeral mass for Tony will be celebrated at St Mary of the Angels Basilica on Tuesday August 8, 2023 at 11am.
Let us remember Tony as a beacon of inspiration and a driving force behind our club’s success. His spirit will forever remain with us as we continue to uphold the values he embodied. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Tony’s family during this difficult time. May they find strength in the cherished memories and the love and support of the St Mary’s Tennis Club community.
2022-23 Summer Season Finals
Our Summer Season was very successful with 2 Junior and 1 Senior Premierships.
6 of our 8 Junior teams reached the finals which is a great result. Section 7 Girls won their Grand Final match by 1 game, defeating Grovedale Black 3-27 to 3-26. Section 5 Girls were Runners up in their Grand Final match which was tied after 6 sets and required a deciding set which we lost 4-6. Our Green Ball Section 5 team made a brave comeback from 3 sets to 1 down to win both doubles sets and defeat Grovedale 3-23 to 3-21.
Our Seniors Section 3 Mixed team had a tough match against Hamlyn Park in their Grand Final match. The scores were equal on sets and games going into the final 2 mixed sets which we won 6-0 and 6-3 to take out the Premiership 4-28 to 2-19.
Section 5 Girls Runners Up
Pictured below L to R – Lua Payne, Asha Robertson, Kate O’Donoghue and Scarlett Murphy
Section 7 Girls Premiers
Pictured below L to R - Jade Cowdery, Matilda Ritchie, Makayla DeBooy and Emily Cowled
Green Ball Section 5 Premiers
Pictured below L to R – Dom Servello, Henry Roydhouse, Vaughan Maher and Kai Maher
Midweek Ladies 2022
Congratulations to our Sect 8 Blue team on winning their Grand Final in the Midweek ladies competition 2022 First Season. The Grand Final was played in very wet conditions but our ladies managed to defeat Moolap by 4 games with the final score 3-31 to 3-27.
2021-22 Junior Summer Season Finals
6 of our 7 Junior teams reached the Grand Final which is our best result in recent years. We finished the Summer Season with 4 Premierships and 2 Runners Up. Section 7, 8 and 10 Girls all won their Grand Finals as well as Section 10 Boys. Section 7 and 13 Boys were Runners up.
Section 7 Girls Premiers
Pictured below with their Premiership medals are Frankie Willson, Jade Cowdery, Scarlett Murphy and Asha Robertson.
Sect 8 Girls Premiers
Emily Cowled, Alice Belcher, Makayla Debooy & Matilda Ritchie
Section 10 Girls Premiers
Isla Eslick, Clementine Murphy, Eloise Butcher & Gabrielle Mendiola
Section 7 Boys Runners Up
Jake Peck, Peter Gregor, Sam Webb, Josh Hobbs & Tyler McIntyre
Sect 10 Boys Premiers
Angus Baker, Jack McIntyre, Liam Jones & Orlando Bramley-Lombardo
Section 13 Boys Runners Up
Oliver Baker, Walter Baird, Dash Smith & Ariel Gare
2021-22 Senior Summer Season Finals
Our only Senior team finished the season on top of the ladder in Section 5 Mixed but were defeated in the Grand Final.
2020-21 Junior Summer Season Semi Finals
Six of our Junior teams reached the semi finals of the Tennis Geelong Summer Season which is a great result for our Club.
Picture below is our Section 4 Girls team (left to right) Emily, Meg, Reagan, Maggie & Annie. Congratulations to the girls on winning 4-30 to 2-21. Best of luck for the preliminary final.
Midweek Ladies Summer 2019 Grand Final
Congratulations to our Section 6 Ladies team who won their Grand Final match against Barwon Heads Blue. It was a very close match with St Mary’s winning 4 sets 34 games to 2 sets 31 games. Pictured (left to right) Sarah, Louise, Vanessa & Simone, together with the Barwon Heads team.
Junior Fun Tennis Morning
Approximately 30 children participated in a recent Fun Tennis Morning with our club coach, Mark Hagebols.
SUMMER PENNANT JUNIOR TEAMS 2018 /2019
Section 13 Boys Runners Up
(Left to Right) Asha, Scarlett, Tyler, Sol, Peter and Jake
Come and Try Tennis
SUMMER PENNANT JUNIOR TEAMS 2017 /2018
Section 17 – (Left to Right) Emily, Annie, Meg, Maggie & Reagan
Section 19 – (Left to Right) Scarlett, Chilli, Charlotte & Sienna (absent Georgia)
Section 21 – (Left to Right) Jake P, Jake W, Peter, Tony (Club Secretary), Sam & Sol
Section 19 Winter 2017 – (Left to Right) Scarlett, Grace, Annie and Sam