About the Club

Mornington Tennis Club

The Mornington Tennis Club is a sub-regional tennis centre located in Mornington (Victoria, Australia). Mornington Tennis Club is recognised for having state of the art tennis facilities on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, offering an extensive range of coaching programs, tournaments, competitions, and public access to our 12 Conipur Pro Clay courts.

The Club has a strong 125+ year history (see below) and is managed by a team of dedicated Committee Members and volunteers, and our current Facility Operator – Elite Tennis Academy. If you’re interested in joining the committee, participating in a sub-committee or volunteering (comps, fundraisers etc), we’d love to hear from you.

Browse our website to learn more about our facilities, tournaments, competitions, programs and more.

The Mornington Tennis Club is governed by the Club Constitution and Club By Laws.

Our History

1891

The Mornington Tennis Club was established in April 1891 and was originally situated on the corner of Queen & Vancouver Streets - Opposite St Peters Church & roughly where the current Mornington Peninsula Shire Offices now exist.

1940's

In the forties there were 3 asphalt courts built, with a wooden umpire stand and a quaint shed used as the actual clubhouse. There was also a row of seating, covered by an iron roof between the courts & the backing to Vancouver St, with the entire club being surrounded by a wooden paling fence along Vancouver St and wire netting fencing surrounding the actual courts.

1960's

Around 1960 the club moved to it’s current location in Main Street Mornington, (next to the Bays Hospital) where they established 4 En Tout Cas Tennis Courts and the now iconic MTC Clubhouse. In the late 60's courts 5 to 7 were added to the club with a grass area that was converted into a lawn tennis court.

1970's

In the early 1970's floodlights were erected on courts 1 & 2 which consisted of lights attached to wires, which were strung high above the court, of which were eventually removed in the early 1980’s. In 1976 courts 8 & 9 were constructed over the grass area to complete the facility.

1993

In 1993 new 'stand alone' Floodlights were installed for courts 5 to 9, which finally enabled us to run our very successful night competitions and enable players to practice and be coached in the evenings.

2014

In 2014, the Mornington Tennis Club moved to their new facility at the Civic Reserve, Mornington. Our new facility was designed and constructed to host an extensive coaching program range, tournaments, and competitions/events, making it a sub-regional tennis centre. Mornington Tennis Club now offers 12 Conipur Pro Clay Courts (all under lights), 4 courts are of international standard size, bar area, modern large clubhouse, administrative office, tournament office, bbq area, picnic area, change rooms/showers, and amenities.</p> <p>MTC engaged a professional Facility Operator (Elite Tennis Academy) to manage the facility on behalf of the club.

2019

In 2019, we launched our new website, tweaked our club logo, released new and more flexible membership options and are working on ways to bring more value to our members. We're always happy to hear your thoughts so please let us know if you have any suggestions or feedback.