Mid-Week Men's Competition Tennis

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Hopefully, some of you have used the plastic covered sheet.

There is concern that it is prone to smudging but we have not received any feedback.
Anyone liking the idea & willing to experiment may like to try non water-based pen [they dry quicker on plastic] but then do not erase with damp [water] cloth. They do however erase with methylated spirits, but this complicates the process.

Any retired or 'budding' chemists with suggestions??

As previously indicated we do have paper score books available if you want one; let us know if you require one.

When entering results if you find any error in player names please SMS or email Neil Armstrong [details on Fixture & Captains/Sub-Committee Listing]. We like to have these precisely correct.

Should you discover after lodging match results that there was an error in the match results, please follow this procedure > Contact opposing Captain & agree on the correction, then jointly email Neil Armstrong to have correction made.

It is recognised that with an absence of byes in all sections but one, there is a restriction on obtaining emergencies. Be aware of paragraphs A & E of Guidelines issued in January 2021 as part of avoiding being seen to have unfairly strengthened your team when using an emergency.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Lindsay Coster
MWM Convenor

Click here to see the COVID-19 Guidance - January 2021

Any questions about how the competition runs can be found in the Guidelines, issued July 2021.

From the latest email to our players

If you are ready to step out for some tennis you have probably caught up with the following details extracted from a Tennis Victoria Bulletin issued Wednesday 29th September 2021.

  • As per the Stay at Home Directions recreational tennis (Book a court / casual court hire);   
    • Singles play can return for two people for participants who are not fully vaccinated.
    • Doubles play can return for four people from no more than two households for fully vaccinated participants. Participants must carry proof of vaccination and may be required to show this to an authorised officer at any time.
  • As per the COVID-19 Vaccinated Activities Directions, in the instance where a person that has obtained certification from a medical practitioner that the person is unable, due to a medical contraindication, to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine; they are classified as an excepted person and are classified as fully vaccinated for the categories outlined above.
  • Players must reside within 15km of the tennis facility that they are playing at and exercise activity can be for up to four hours.
  • Face coverings are to be worn except if a medical exception applies. They can be removed when participating.
  • Competition is not permitted.
  • All tennis venues must have Service Victoria QR code check-in signage clearly displayed in a prominent location and all venue attendees must check in.
  • Some tennis venues may require approval from your council before opening.

Key additional point are -

  • LGA Approval is generally required -
  • At this moment I could see nothing on City of Monash Website - last notice 19/9/2021. An OK hoped for tomorrow [Thursday]
  • Doveton TC is opened so I assume City of Casey have been proactive.
  • Individual club committees have the final say but I anticipate most will move quickly to open up.

In summary I am disappointed with our state government and TV as I feel they could at least be scheduling future dates [a roadmap perhaps!!!] for a bit more freedom at club level and setting a target date when competition may be permitted.

Lindsay Coster
MWM Convenor


We have unfortunately neglected our 80+ year old players in 2020 & 2021 is this yet another example of elders abuse!! in that we have not honoured new members of the group with public presentation of certificates.

We have new members Ken Mitchell & Charles Cattermole in this group and there are several more, whose names have not been noted. Could all Captains find a moment to check on this subject and advise by email, if they have new qualifiers in their team. We will arrange public presentation of certificates, possibly at home Clubs early next season rather than delay until the Spring Grand Finals.

MWM Fixture Card with some corrections & additions

The important changes include replacing Ian Jenner with Glyn Chesson as contact for Whites Lane Mulgrave and correcting the phone number for Bob Gibbons the ending 083 s/be 093 if you want to correct paper copies. You may like to also correct his name as well as Section 3 should be 4 [sorry again Bob]. Click here to see more.


A reminder to check these documents for errors & updates. If like some, you have cancelled your home landline, please advise if it is in either document.


If you want to know about what is happening in the world of Mid Week Mens, and can't always check this page, contact Lindsay on mwm AT waverleytennis.asn.au and ask to be put on the email list.

2021 - Spring fixture and results


We are seeking support from all players to build the information appearing on our webpage at www.waverleytennis.asn.au Mid Week Mens. An effort is being made to include more information of interest including photos, results, ladders and other items of interest.

Please let your captains know or submit information by email to mwm AT waverleytennis.asn.au

Lindsay Coster
MWM Sub-Committee

Men's Competition Tennis

Pinewood Community Bank

Bendigo Bank Pinewood sponsors our Tennis activities in a positive way so if you have any finanacial needs, please contact the Pinewood Branch, they will look after you.

Click here  for more information.

Waverley Mid-Week Mens Competition

"Keen competition played in good spirit!"

Waverley & District Tennis

[Last updated: 10/06/2019]

Competition Features

  • Played on Wednesday mornings: 9.30am - 12.30pm (approx)
  • Open aged: from 20's to 80's
  • Five grades catering to all standards
  • Each team fields 4 players, but 5, or 6, can be used if you wish.
  • Three sets of doubles per player per match on 2 courts
  • Sets are first to 8 games (to 6 games in lowest section) with provision for variation by agreement. A tiebreak is played at 7 all.
  • Coffee/tea and light lunch, hosted by home team

Other Information

  • Participation costs are set by home club but are approximately $2-$4 per match
  • Teams have more than 4 players to accommodate injury, travel and "she who must be obeyed"
  • Organiser is only too happy to help place new comers in a team

Social Play & Final Events

All grades come together at Robinson Reserve Tennis Centre (RRTC), Doveton (Home of Waverley Tennis), for the Grand Final series. Facilities available for other players and friends. Grand Finals are followed by BBQ lunch for all, and presentation of trophies to players representing winning teams and runners-up in each grade.

The Grand Finals Day at the RRTC has developed into a much looked forward to social event where all players renew old friendships and develop new ones whilst watching intensely contested Grand Finals and enjoying the BBQ lunch.