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2021/22 Partners
COMPETITIONS and Social Play
Tournaments/Events 2021/22

We're BACK

February 2022

Wednesday's TBA

Saturday's TBA

All levels welcome

Come and Join in the fun on the sand @ Port Melbourne Lifesaving Club


Beach Tennis & 'FUN' Events

You can now play beach tennis in Brisbane City Indoor Sports, Sydney, North Manly , for more details log on to

As the season draws closer and during the year, special days and tournaments will take place along the foreshore, and your invited to participate.

Beach Tennis is HOT, Are you?

Serious Sport! Serious Fun!

All of our Summers have been a huge Success with lots of fresh new talent! Young and Old! see photo gallery for highlights.
Look under Australia Championships on the website



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Twilight and Holiday Clinics
Junior Girls and Boys
Begins: School Holidays Fun TBA
Where: Port Melbourne Life Saving Club
  • Call for details Must book spot for your child
  • Holiday Clinics
  • 9yrs - 15yrs All levels
  • Cost $20 per child, 2 hours, includes hire of equipment, games and a lot of fun. For expression of interest call Paul 0418 522008



Rock Up & Play Twilight Social
When: Every Wednesday /Saturday's from December
, 2022

Time: Wednesdayst 6pm till dusk, TBA

Sat from 10am -12noon. TBA

All Levels welcome.

Where: Port Melbourne Lifesaving Club

           38 Beaconsfield Parade, Port Melb.

Come & Join in the fun! Serious Sport! Serious Fun!

  • From Wed 6:15pm for warm-up till dusk Sat 10-12
  • Casual Social Competition Doubles, rock-up and play, no commitment . Just be there at 6:15pm for a game, if your late No big deal, we'll get you started.
  • Be careful Beach tennis is highlyit addictive and good for your health.
  • Cost is $20 casual, or 5 Pass $80, ($16 per session includes racquets.
  • We sell beach tennis racquets too on the beach, prices start from $70.

For more information email


New to the game! Don't worry we'll teach you as well!


The Ball's in your Court!!

These are the things You'll See!

Train Coach & Play  


Feel like you need an EDGE?

Join a private training session and hone your skills, beyond belief.

Bookings essential


for example:

  • This Clinic will run for 4 consecutive weeks for 60 minutes.
  • Cost is $100p.p for the 4 weeks, which includes hire of all equipment, coaching, games and a truckload of fun.
  • Can register group with friends or on your own and we will find a group for you.
  • Come and try as a group, school or as an individual we can tailor a session to your needs. It is all about having fun, getting active and trying something new.

Email Paul today for more information or register your interest.

For schools and groups can be tailored for your needs any time at either Port or South Melbourne

When was the last time you tried something for the first time? Want a few coaching tips? call or email Paul today to organise .

Ways to get involved

Our Location:

Port Melbourne Life Saving Club

"Join us on MEETUP"

Season starts back October 10th, 2018

Time: Wed. 6pm-Dusk, Sat. 10-12.

  • Cost is $15 Casual and we provide a racquet
  • ASK about a Season beach pass for next season, Great Value!!!
  • Welcome to come at any time from 6pm and play as long as you like till dusk.
  • Players over 70, play FREE
  • Come as a family or a group of friends.

Email or call Paul if you have a group of 4 or more. 0418 522008

Beach Tennis Rules

The present general regulation is made by the IFBT to provide rules for competition. These rules are adopted here in Australia and adhered to at all Beach Tennis Australia events and programs.


Rule 1. Court Area
The playing area must be 16m lengths and 8m width, at right angles. (Beach Volleyball) The playing area is divided into 2 parts by a net. The net at which stands at 1.70m at the middle. Singles court area is 4.5 metre by 8 metre per side. The line is a part of the court. Any part of the body touching the line whilst serving is a foot-fault.

Rule 2. The Ball
The ball is similar to the one used in court tennis, but of specialised low compression.

Rule 3. Server and Returnee
Players must be opposite each other: the player who starts the point is deemed the server and the other, the returnee. When playing Mixed Doubles, male servers must serve under hand.

Rule 4. Toss
The side or right of serve is determined prior to the game start. The player, who wins the toss, may serve, receive or nominate the opponent chose. Each new server is allowed a practice serve, but must notify his or her opponent.

Rule 5. The Serve
Must be done outside the court area, and should the server infringe, loss of point is the result. Only one serve per attempt. This can be done overhand or underhand.

Rule 6. Service Fault
A fault occurs if the server misses whilst attempting to hit or the ball hit a furnishing or fixture i.e. Net post. If the server invades the court prior to contact, a fault is also the result.

Rule 7. When Serving
If a ball makes contact with the net, it is a "live" ball. Matches can be played without a referee.”

Rule 8. Service Order
The service is the same as lawn tennis, with a player serving out the duration of the game; the serve will alternate, following a pre-established order of serve. E.g.: especially in Doubles.

Rule 9. Change of Ends
Will occur when the score is at odd number of games or at the end of a set.

Rule 10. How to determine points.
A ball is sent outside the playing area after contact. If a player does something to distract the opposition players on purpose, whilst they are attempting a shot. (Gamesmanship)The reply is effective, should the ball hit the net and land in the opposite playing area. It is not possible to reply whilst invading the opponent’s court. The game is Aerial; the ball is always played on the volley! Game Score is the same as Lawn Tennis. No Advantage, sudden death at deuce!

Rule 11. Official Decisions
In a match where a referee is present, his/her decisions are definitive. A ball CANNOT contact court fixtures, namely the post and rebound into court. (This rule is the same as beach volleyball, and is unlike tennis)

Rule 12. Duration of Match
Can be varied, depending on program, but competition play will be a 7 up set, Tiebreak at 6 all. E.g.: 7/6 wins set. E.g. If you play up to 6, tiebreak at 5-5. Players change ends after 4 points in Tiebreak, TB played as per tennis to 7 points. Doubles can be played to 9 games, tiebreak at 8-8, as in World Championships.

Rule 13. Racquets
Only Authorised equipment can be used at competition or tournament play. Racquets must adhere to the regulation lengths and widths. Beach Tennis Australia reserves the right to uphold the integrity of the game and the equipment within it.