Availability of Membership
There are three important factors affecting the availability of Full Membership. The first two are conditions of the club's affiliation agreement with Monash University.
(1) Monash Uni Tennis Club full membership is generally only available to players representing the club in weekend competition teams for at least one season each year. A small number of full memberships may be offered to others of weekend competition standard at the discretion of the club committee.
(2) At least 80% of club members must be Monash students, Monash staff or Monash graduates.
(3) With limited time on courts, the club can accommodate only about 65 members.
Unfortunately this means that the club cannot sign up too many new full members each year and must reject many applications. We do not have room for the hundreds of players wanting only casual tennis and we also cannot guarantee full membership for every player wanting to play weekend competition.
The club looks at each application individually and makes a judgement as to what sort of contribution the player can make to the club's weekend competition activities. For more information on competition and the selection process, please refer to frequently asked questions about competition.
Full members may practice at club training nights (Wed 6.30-8.30pm) and also receive a 50% discount (off non-student prices) on individual tennis court bookings.
Membership includes registration with Tennis Victoria which provides insurance and other benefits.Membership Fees
Full Membership fees for the year Sep 1, 2016 to Aug 31, 2017 are:
Monash students $68 ($34 pro-rata)
Non-students $92 ($46 pro-rata)
Pro-rata fees are only available to new players who join after Feb 1, 2017 and who did not have Monash Uni TC membership between Mar 1, 2016 and Jan 31, 2017.
For those playing competition, additional competition fees per player per season are:
$37 Pennant (most grades)
$32 Pennant (lowest grade)
$165 per WDTA S/D team (divide $165 by number of players)
No Refund Policy: Club policy is that membership fees will not be refunded, either fully or partially.
What can I do if I can't qualify for Full Membership?
You can join the Friday Nights Social Competition offered by Club Coach Sam Soo on most Friday nights.
Full club membership is not required for the Social Competition although there is a small social membership charge and weekly fees.
Membership includes registration with Tennis Victoria which provides insurance and other benefits.