Daylesford Tennis Welcome Week

Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club is holding a Welcome Week, Saturday 24 to Friday 30 October, for anyone wanting to give tennis a go. It will be 7 days of smashing good fun!

You don’t have to be a pro – beginners and old hands can join in free social or competitive tennis activities that are planned throughout the week. Don’t panic if you don’t have a racquet. The club will have racquets for you to try your swing, smash or lob.

Saturday morning is for juniors (18 and under). Beginners can join in the Hot Shot program, which has fun activities to foster tennis skills. More experienced juniors can play short set competition. There will be a free BBQ, giveaways, a radar gun to measure fast (and slow) serves and it’s a great opportunity to meet other families involved in tennis. Trophy presentation will take place for last year’s participants. Racquets provided.

Saturday afternoon is for senior tennis players who want to play round robin doubles competition. Players are graded and rotate through 4 sets. Country afternoon tea is served halfway through the afternoon. Racquets provided.

Sunday morning is for any one at any level to come and have a social hit. Carousel doubles tennis is the name of the game and players rotate after every game, enabling a good hit and a nice chat. Racquets provided. Just turn up.

Monday evening is Open Court tennis for anyone one wanting to have a bash – beginners and those who haven’t played for yonks. It’s an hour on court rotating through activities – swinging, slamming and smiling followed by refreshments. Racquets provided. Registrations required.

Tuesday evening is Wear Your Whites social tennis. Take a step back in time or imagine you’re at Wimbledon! All welcome and prize for best ‘Whites Attire’. Period appropriate refreshments provided! Just turn up.

Wednesday evening is for anyone that wants a quiet hit. BYO racquet and hitting partner.

Thursday evening is for any adult who wants to play social competition. You can come on your own or in a team. Three double sets are followed by a BBQ. Registration required.

Friday afternoon is a free tennis coaching session with Daylesford’s Accredited Tennis Coach, Brian Carr. Brian will lead players through rotations giving tennis tips. Numbers are limited and bookings are required.

NB. All events are subject to COVID restrictions easing and fine weather. Any changes will be posted on Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club’s facebook and website.

For more information or registration details (for some of the events) see