As of 24 March 2020, by order of UQ & UQ Sport, all UQ Tennis Club programs have been cancelled...
As of 24 March, by order of UQ & UQ Sport, all UQ Tennis Club programs have been cancelled...

Social Tennis

As of 24 March 2020, by order of UQ & UQ Sport, all UQ Tennis Club programs have been cancelled until further notice.

 

Social Tennis is a great way to have a game in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere without any pressure or commitment.  The UQ Tennis Club runs Social Tennis programs at the UQ Sport Tennis Centre on Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights.

While catering for low level players, Social Tennis is not for abolute beginners.  Absolute beginners should enrol in a Beginners Group Coaching Course with the UQ Sport Tennis Centre (https://uqsport.com.au/venues/tennis-centre) and attend the UQ Tennis Club's Wednesday Night Tennis Practice program.

 

Sunday Afternoon Social Tennis

Open to the UQ community and the general public.  High to low levels catered for.  Pre-booking not required.  Regular or occasional attendance. Open to UQ Tennis Club members and non-members. Table Tennis, Snooker & TV available. The Smash Bar open from 2 p.m.  Free tea, coffee & biscuits provided.

Time: 2pm to 6pm all year

Format: Doubles (eight-game sets). Players rotated after each set.

Cost: $10 for UQ Tennis Club Ordinary, Associate & Junior Members and $15 for all others.

Check-In is upstairs on the Clubhouse verandah.  Pre-booking not required (just turn up and check in on the day). 

Parking:  Parking is free on weekends in designated parking areas.  Fines apply for parking in non-parking areas (such as on yellow lines).

N.B. Sunday Afternoon Social Tennis for 2019 will finish on 8 December.  After a short Christmas & New Year break, Social Tennis will resume in 2020 on 5 January.  However, there will be no Social Tennis on 19 January because of the UQ Sport Age Tournament (18-21 January).

 

Thursday Night Social Tennis

Open to the UQ community and the general public.  High to low levels catered for.  Pre-booking not required.  Regular or occasional attendance.  Open to UQ Tennis Club members and non-members.  Table Tennis, Snooker & TV available.  The Smash Bar open from 7:30 p.m.  Free tea, coffee & biscuits provided.

Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Format: Doubles (eight-game sets).  Players rotated after each set.

Cost: $10 for UQ Tennis Club Ordinary, Associate & Junior Members and $15 for all others.

Check-In is upstairs on the Clubhouse verandah.  Pre-booking not required (just turn up and check in on the night).

Parking: Parking Fees apply from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.  Heavy fines apply for parking in a designated parking area from Monday to Friday without the appropriate payment or parking, at any time, in an area not designated for parking (e.g. on yellow lines).  UQ now uses an electronic PAYG parking system called CellOPark which eliminates the use of paper tickets.  Register on-line or download the free smartphone app. from www.cellopark.com.au.  Payment can also be made by coins or credit card using ‘Pay by Plate Machines’.  However, there are a limited number of these machines.  Along Sir William Macgregor Drive (Blue Zone, $5/day), they are located near the Rowing Shed, near the old CityCat Terminal (opposite the Tennis Courts) and opposite the Swimming Pool.  Along Blair Drive (Red Zone, $2.50/hr) they are located opposite the Swimming Pool and next to the Beach Volleyball Courts.  There are also some ’Pay by Plate Machines’ in the car parks next to the Aquatic Centre and under the UQ Centre (Red Zones, $2.50/hr) and in the car park next to the UQ Centre under the Synthetic Playing Fields (Grey Zone, $2.50/hr but capped at $7/day).  Staff, students and visitors are able to purchase an Off-Peak - St Lucia - Prepaid vPermit which is valid in all casual parking zones from 3:45 p.m. to 8 a.m. and is the cheapest option for regular players at night.  For more information about parking or to apply for an Off-Peak vPermit, go to www.pf.uq.edu.au/parking.

N.B. Thursday Night Social Tennis for 2019 will finish on 19 December.  After a one-week Christmas & New Year break, Social Tennis will resume in 2020 on 2 January.  

 

 

Social Tennis