Saturday, May 23, 2020

Play tennis at East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club

Our courts at East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club are   OPEN - subject to compliance with Covid-safe playing guidelines 

The third and final session of the club’s free 
Junior Coaching clinics will be run this coming Friday morning Jan 28 - so contact Kelsey to confirm a spot for your child. The first two sessions were very popular and the kids had heaps of fun and exercise.  

Please note any government vaccination requirements that might be necessary for your child to participate in group sporting activities.

Please remember the government requirements to check in via the QR code near the clubhouse entrance. By the way, you might check out our News page for more info on what’s happening around the club.


The Club is also looking forward this coming Friday to welcoming our local Federal MP, Michael Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer & Minister for Housing) for a tour around our courts - and to encourage the kids who are participating in our coaching program. 

Michael takes a special interest in local community sporting clubs - recognising the important role clubs such as ours play in promoting healthy lifestyles and facilitating engagement and social connections amongst people and families. 

Our tennis club prides itself on its inclusive culture and through offering numerous coaching programs and competition opportunities, building confidence and self-esteem in young people. Although having been restricted through COVID over the past 18 months, in “normal” times our club has over 300 juniors regularly participating in some type of junior coaching or competition activity at our club.

2022 FREE KIDS TENNIS CLINICS - During school holidays

Our club coaching partners at Pro Touch Tennis Academy are again offering free tennis coaching clinics for kids during the school holidays  These clinics are incredibly popular and kids of all ages and ability are welcome to attend - however you need to contact Kelsey to register a place


The Annual General Meeting of the East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club Inc. was held in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, July 14th (pre-lockdown)

All offices were declared vacant and elections for the offices were held. One of our longest serving club servants, Neville Asquith stepped down from his role as club Vice-President. The Committee expressed their appreciation to Neville for his many years of service and were pleased to have Richie Wright volunteer to take on the role. Richie has been a highly respected committee member for many years. Michael Elliot was welcomed as a new member of the committee.

Our legendary club coaches at the East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club conducted two free tennis clinics during the recent July school holidays. This was an awesome event where juniors participated in heaps of fun and games, as well as receiving plenty of tennis tips from our expert coaching panel.

Guidelines for safe play - as tennis resumes

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
Tennis Victoria have published a set of Guidelines for Return to Play- which is the key reference the club has been using. Our club recognises the imperative of minimising the spread of the corona-virus. Following some simple precautions can help to reduce your risk of exposure to the corona-virus.   You might like to visit our page on Actions to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Infection   

We have passed through some troubling times ....... If you are required to undergo quarantine at some stage because you suspect you carry the virus, then you might be interested in our page “Coping With Self Isolation”


The club is delighted to announce the introduction of the inaugural "Warren Woodcock Junior Tennis Coaching Scholarship"

Over the next 12 months, each term a junior will be selected by the club to receive for that one term, a combination of group coaching combined with some intensive private tuition. The scholarship is to be awarded to a junior on the basis that they reflect the club's values of fairness, positive attitude and good sportsmanship, as well as displaying a persistent work ethic.

The Woodcock family who are sponsoring these four scholarships (to a combined annual value of $1,000), have enjoyed a long association with tennis, with Warren (Senior) having achieved a quarter final singles berth in the 1957 Australian Open and Warren (junior) having been the on-tour hitting partner for Ivan Lendl in the 1980's. Visit our JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP page to read about the newest recipient of our coaching scholarship 


East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club offer plenty of competition tennis options - although during the current pandemic, all tennis activities and programmes have been deferred until later in the year. However when some normality eventually returns  if you're not wanting to play tennis regularly in a team, then social tennis might be an option. Contact our Club Secretary to enquire further.

When it does eventually resume, social sessions will offer a great opportunity to play tennis and meet new people, without having to commit to regular competition. 

A bit about East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club .....
We are a friendly, family oriented club that welcomes new members of all ages and abilities.

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
New members are always welcome. 119 -131 Hull Rd, Croydon

If you are wanting to either play tennis or perhaps learn how to play tennis, or even maybe get your kids into tennis -  the club offers you many options.....

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
East Croydon Tennis Club has six excellent tennis courts
East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club Inc. is located at the Charles Allen reserve, 119 -131 Hull road, Croydon. It is a lovely location with a children’s playground located in the adjacent reserve. 

We have 4 synthetic grass courts and 2 traditional red porous surface courts. East Croydon merged with Kilsyth Tennis Club about three years ago to become East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club and was enriched by the coming together of two strong clubs with great traditions. We would like to encourage you to come down, join us for a hit of tennis and meet some of our members.

East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club
Our club offers coaching, competition & social tennis
New members are always very welcome at East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club. We have club members coming from surrounding areas that include Croydon, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Lilydale, Chirnside Park, North Croydon, Mount Evelyn, Bayswater and East Ringwood. 

So whether you are a parent wanting to enquire about junior tennis for your kids, or perhaps you are retired and wanting someone to hit with, or maybe you’ve just moved into the area and looking to join a tennis club - then we would love to hear from you 

Steve 0419 896 607    or  Email -

Check out our News & Events page for further information - and visit our Be Inspired page

Club hosts a visit from our local state MP, David Hodgett 
East Croydon Kilsyth Tennis Club  was delighted to host a visit from our local state MP, David Hodgett.
Noel Hester, David Hodgett, Andrew & Kelsey, Steve Baldry & Mike Drummond
The visit served two useful purposes - firstly it offered David an opportunity to see first-hand the popularity of the kids FREE school holiday tennis clinic which was being run by our awesome club coaches, Andrew & Kelsey. David chatted amiably with some of the parents of kids who were participating in the clinic (over 100 juniors enjoyed the free clinic - and the BBQ that followed)  
He also met three great servants of our club - Steve Baldry (club Secretary), Noel Hester (club President & Treasurer) & Mike Drummond (Night Tennis records Secretary). 

And don’t forget to check out our wonderful club sponsors