Vida Tennis has been operating coaching lessons and various other tennis activities from the Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club for more than 10 years. Over the past year, the Glen Iris Valley T.C. has been in discussions with the MCC Tennis Section to merge the two tennis clubs. In some exciting news, we can now announce that this has now taken place. This is a very exciting time for club members and for Vida Tennis.
In terms of coaching sessions, we are still operating all our Vida programs as before and we will be looking to develop other tennis options moving forward. All club competitions will still be available; Junior, Pennant, Senior, Ladies, Night and more.
The merged club is called MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club.
Here is a little more info about the History of MCC Tennis.
“After tennis courts were built for MCC members at the MCG in the 1870s, the Tennis Section was formed in 1879, becoming a key player in the development of lawn tennis in Victoria. MCC was the leading club and principal organiser of tennis in the colony and staged the first Australasian Championships (later called the Australian Open) at the Albert Ground in 1905.
Past and present MCC players have also represented both the club and Australia in several state, national and international competitions – including the Davis Cup. Among them are Sir Norman Brookes, Gerald Patterson, Frank Sedgman and Neale Fraser.”
Both the MCC Tennis Section and Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club has a rich tennis history and Vida looks forward to being part of the future growth of the venue, club and tennis as a sport. If you have any questions about the club please feel free to contact me.
Director Vida Tennis