#

About Us

Tennis Gold Coast

Tennis Gold Coast coordinates Inter-Club Competitions (Leagues), Tournaments, Shield Days, Inter-School Challenges and an Annual Awards Night for Tennis on the Gold Coast. Tennis Gold Coast holds the lease of the Queens Park Tennis Centre, 19 Queen St, Southport. Managers are appointed to run the Tennis Program / Court Hire at Queens Park Tennis Centre.

The Gold Coast Tennis Community is very proud of our present “Gold Coast Bred” Tennis Champions in Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic. Both Sam & Bernard have cut their teeth and have played in many Tennis Gold Coast tournaments throughout their junior years.

Membership

Membership Nomination Form:
Download PDF File!

As a member of Tennis Gold Coast, you will automatically be registered with Tennis Queensland. You become part of the Tennis Australia, Tennis Queensland and Tennis Gold Coast Community.
Membership Pricing (3 categories):

1. TGC Associated (Affiliated) Membership – you pay this fee if you are a current member with a tennis club. Adult (18+) $60.00, Junior (17/U) $50.00

2. TGC Ordinary (Non-Affiliated) Membership – you pay this fee if you are not a current member with a tennis club or play your tennis at Queens Park Tennis Centre. Adult (18+) $90.00, Junior (17/U) $80.00

3. TGC Social Membership – For Social Queens Park Tennis Centre Players only. Adult (18+) $30.00, Junior (17/U) $20.00

Family Membership is available for 3 or more players per family – 10% off the entire cost of membership.
Membership Benefits

Discounted Court Hire at Queens Park Tennis Centre

$14 Members; $20 Non-Members DAY

$18 Members; $25 Non-Members NIGHT

10% Discount on Clothing, Shoes, Racquets at the Queen's Park Proshop “Tennis Plus”

Brisbane International & the Australian Open Tickets pre-sale.

Beat the queues and purchase your tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

A Chance to WIN 1 of 2 Brisbane International Finals Weekends

Grandslam Ticket Ballot

Provided with an opportunity to enter the ballot to receive tickets – Tennis Australia receives an allocation of tickets for the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

- Monthly Member Prize Draw
- Personal Accident Insurance

Rest easy knowing you’re covered for injuries sustained whilst performing tennis-related activities. For more information please call Marsh Pty Ltd on 1300 308 702.
Down the Line E-Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with timely offers and relevant tennis information exclusive to members through Down the Line, Tennis Queensland’s monthly member e-newsletter

- Discount offer on the Australian Tennis Magazine
- Special Subscription process for all Tennis Registered Players.
- Your Social Membership Fees helps maintain the facilities at
- Queens Park Tennis Centre for your enjoyment.

Fixtures

Saturday Afternoon Fixtures

2 Season per year - Summer & Winter
Teams consist of 2 players - Singles & Doubles. 3rd player recommended for the team.

Pennant - Open Age

Format - Singles best of 2 tie break sets with a 10 point match tie break if a set all. Doubles 9 game pro set
Cost: Players must be a member of TGC. Competition Fees $15 per player on the day. Team Nomination Fee per Season: $55.
Play commences at 1 pm (approx finish 5 pm if on one court)

Section 17/U & Green Ball - 12/U

Format - Singles 1 set, Doubles 1 set (first to 6 games, tie break at 5 games all)
Section 1 - 6, predominantly play at 12.30 pm (approx 2hrs of play)
Section 7 - 10 & Green Ball 1 - 4, predominantly play at 2.45pm (approx 2hrs of play)
Cost: Players must be a member of TGC. Competition Fees $10 per player on the day. Team Nomination Fee per Season $55.

Thursday Night Fixtures

2 Seasons per year - Season 1 & Season 2
Teams consist of 2 players - Singles & Doubles. 3rd player recommended for the team.
Pennant - Open Age
Format - Singles & Doubles, 9 game pro sets.
Cost: Players must be a member of TGC. Competition Fees $15 per player on the night. Team Nomination Fee per Season $55.
Play commences at 7 pm (approx finisht 9.30 pm if on one court)

Tournaments

Volkl GC Open Junior Championships AR

An Australia Ranking Tournament, Silver Series. Age Groups 10/U; 12/U; 14/U & 16/U.
Rosebowl Championships AMT

An Australian Money Tournament, Silver Series with an 18/U Event Australian Ranking Tournament Bronze Series. Additional events on offer: Over 35’s & 50’s; Special Singles & Doubles; and Wheelchair Tennis.
Rod Laver, Geoff Masters, Pat Cash, Wendy Turnbull, the Draper Brothers and most recently Bernard Tomic have all won this historical “Rosebowl Tournament”.

Bruce Lynton Automotive Group sponsored the Rosebowl from 1991 – 2018.
Gold Coast District Closed Championships

An Honour Board Event for Gold Coast Residents only (must be financial member of TGC) dating back to 1946. Played in 1 day – Round Robin Singles AM & Round Robin Doubles PM.
Events: Open; 16/U; 14/U; 12/U; and 10/U. Age as at the 31 December.
Junior Development Series (JDS) Tournaments

An introductory tournament aimed for beginner to intermediate players aged between 6 yrs to 17 yrs. JDS’s are offered in each Region of Queensland, and in every State. 8 Tournaments are held throughout the year. For the following age groups: 11/U; 13/U; 15/U; and 17/U – play for JDS Points where the top 2 Series Winners make the Gold Coast JDS Team for the JDS State Final held in Rockhampton, in October each year. Age eligibility for the JDS’s – age as at 31 December of the year.


Shield Days

Tom Ferguson Shield
Shield Day held between, TGC, Beenleigh, Redlands and Beaudesert. Event consists of Mens Doubles, Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Each region selects their team. Venue for each year is rotated between the regions. 4 Grades: Open; A Grade; A Reserve; and Seniors. Held in August each year.

Max Stuart & Milton Rothman Shield Day
Shield Day held between Tennis Gold Coast & Tennis Brisbane – Fixture Players aged between 12 yrs and 17 yrs. Singles and Doubles in a Timed Format, 30mins per match. Top 40 players selected for the TGC Team. Top 10 players spread across the 10 teams, followed by the next top 10 etc. Held in November each year.

Inter-School Tennis Challenge

Annual event for all State and Private Schools/Colleges located on the Gold Coast. There are 2 events schools can enter into: 1. Boys 2. Girls. Two players per team. Two boys and two girls – play round robin doubles. Mixed teams (i.e. boy and girl) may play – play in the boys event. Schools can nominate as many teams as they like to represent their school. Players are encouraged to wear their school uniform.

Awards Night

Tennis Gold Coast hosts an Annual Awards Night in October to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of players and clubs on the Gold Coast. Anyone can nominate for the following categories: Male Player Recognition; Female Player Recognition; Sam Stosur Medal (Junior Player Recognition – boy & girl); Coach Recognition; Volunteer Recognition; Club/Centre Recognition; and Club Fixture Player of the Year (Club Nomination Only). Nominees must be a current resident of the Gold Coast.

Committee Members
PRESIDENT : Mike Ford
VICE PRESIDENT :Ian Brosnan
TREASURER : Stephan Kua
SECRETARY : Sarah Weise

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE :
- John Birrell
- Wayne Hawker
- Daryl Macklin
- Gavin Vickers
- Carmel Tijsen
- Wes Pope

Background & History

Tennis Gold Coast held it’s 100th Annual General Meeting in 2014 making it one of the longest running sporting associations on the Gold Coast.

The ‘Logan and Albert Tennis Association’ was the first ‘official’ organisation formed in this area and was established in approximately 1911. In 1926, records state a meeting of this Association was held at Beenleigh, with the President at the time being RJ Webb along with committee members GA Jackman and MJ Sullivan.

In 1928, the Association met in Southport for the first time with RJ Webb as Patron and MJ Sullivan as President. In June 1928, due to a change of Shire boundaries of Southport, Nerang and Coomera, the Tennis Association then became the ‘Southport and District Tennis Association’.

In 1929, the first annual general meeting under the name of Southport and District Tennis Association was held with MJ Sullivan as President, SE Foreman as Secretary and GA Jackman as Treasurer.
The Association was later known as ‘South Coast & District Tennis Association’ and then with the official town change of name it became ‘Gold Coast & District Tennis Association’ and then more recently became known as ‘Tennis Gold Coast’.
Queens Park Tennis Centre was officially known as ‘Steve Foreman Memorial Courts’ in memory of Steve Foreman who was the Association Secretary from 1928 to 1950.


There were only four courts at Queens Park in 1948 with two clubs operating there, the ‘Wattles Tennis Club’ and the West End Tennis Club’. A few years later another four courts were added.

In 1954 and 1955, the Touring Professional Tennis Group, which was developed by Jack Kramer from the USA, played a number of Exhibition Matches at Court One at Queens Park. With wooden stands, about eight rows high being erected on all four sides of the court, the world’s best players at the time, Pancho Gonzales; Pancho Segura, Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor were a part of this touring group. Money that was generated from those exhibition matches paid for the ‘Original’ Queens Park Clubhouse that is still in use today. The previous old small clubhouse was removed and is now a part of a house in Egerton Street in Southport.

In the days when tennis was not accessible on television, Queens Park played host to many exhibition matches with some of the top Australian and International players including the ‘Australian Davis Cup team in the late 1950’s’, consisting of Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Neale Fraser an Ashley Cooper.