Re-opening of Tennis Court for Members

April 19, 2020

GPHC Members,

We are writing to advise that following further directions and guidance from the Victorian Government and Victoria Police, the club will be re-opening one tennis court for members use only from Thursday 16th April (no guests/non-members) during the COVID19 Stage 3 restrictions.

The government has confirmed that personal exercise is permitted subject to complying with social distancing rules, allowing one tennis court at the club to be open for members to use. The clubhouse will continue to remain closed.

Please find below details as to how members can use the one tennis court and the conditions for use during the COVID19 Stage 3 restrictions.

Use/Access to tennis court (on courts 1-3)

  • The tennis court MUST be booked via the clubs online booking system at with bookings limited to 7:00am – 9:00pm

  • Access to the tennis court by members is via the small gate located near court 3 (out the front of Deb’s pro-shop) which will be left permanently open for members to access the tennis court.

  • Members are not to access the door for the tennis court lights (lights will be turned on by the club).

Conditions for use of tennis court at Grace Park Hawthorn Club


  • MEMBERS ONLY (Guests of members are NOT able to use the tennis court)

  • Use of the tennis court MUST be booked via the clubs online booking system

  • Bookings are limited to a maximum of one hour. (Please finish 10mins before end of session to ensure the tennis court is swept and watered ready for the next booking)

  • Only 2 people are allowed on the tennis court at one time

  • You cannot book 1 hour in your name and then a 2nd hour in your hitting partners name.

Please note the club will be checking bookings & monitoring usage by members to ensure that the members do not take advantage of the system.


  • To ensure ALL members have an opportunity to book the tennis court, members are only allowed to play once every 3 days

  • There will be NO access to the clubhouse at all. (This means no toilet access)

  • Bookings are only allowed between 7am - 9pm. (Last booking is at 8:00pm)

Please note that those who book the clubs tennis court from 6pm onwards will automatically be charged the $10/per hour light fee when finalizing booking.


  • Those who DO NOT adhere to social distancing and the above conditions/rules will be banned from booking courts and may jeopardize this opportunity for other members

  • No ball machines are permitted on the tennis court.

If members have any questions then please email or


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