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. 

A number of parents assisted, with children having fun with Hot Shot nets set up, loop training, ball machine punching out regular balls at low speed, and learning to play doubles. This was followed by a sausage sizzle and presentation of participation medals.
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Section 13 Boys Runners Up  

(Left to Right)    Asha, Scarlett, Tyler, Sol, Peter and Jake

Come and Try Tennis

Approximately 20 children participated in coach, Mark Hagebols, Come N’ Try tennis morning from 10am – 12pm on Saturday 28 April 2018.
A number of parents assisted, with children having fun with Hot Shot nets set up, loop training, following Mark, ball machine punching out regular balls at low speed, and learning to play doubles.
Club President Ross was on the BBQ at the end and when most children came for their second sausage sandwich and the sausages ran out, more lined up for just sauce and bread!
Mark and Ross are planning to have this event every 6 months.


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