The Old Scotch Tennis Club, formerly known as the Old Scotch Collegians’ Tennis Club, was formed over 50 years ago, when a master, Frank Stuckey, entered two teams in the Winter competition of The Grammarians and Public Schools’ Association. These original teams comprised both Old Boys and Students. The Club was formally inaugurated in 1960 and held its first Annual General Meeting in March 1961. The Club became an affiliated society of the Old Scotch Collegians’ Association in 1962, and in 1988 the Club became an Incorporated Association.
The prime aim is to encourage Old Boys to continue to play tennis both competitively and socially after leaving the College.
For many years the Club was a very active member of the Past Students’ Tennis Association until the competition was discontinued several years ago due to a shortage of teams wishing to participate.
The Old Scotch Tennis Club’s association with Scotch College has always been a very strong one due to the number of Old Boys in the Club and the fact it has always played on the courts in the precincts of the College.
The membership at present is around 60. Membership categories are Full, Social, Student and Life Member. Initially, those joining had to have attended Scotch College but the Rules of the Club now provide for all members of the Scotch Family and a restricted number of members who have had no previous association with the school.
Currently, the Club members play social doubles on a Saturday afternoon from approximately 12.30 to 5.00pm on the Harvey Nicholson courts. New balls and afternoon tea are provided for this activity.
At different times of the year competition matches in the Tennis Victoria Winter Pennant and the Bayside competition are also played by one or two OSTC teams on the courts around about the same time.
Enquiries would be most welcome and may be directed to the Secretary Andrew Clowes:
Phone: 03 8320 5686