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Welcome to our tennis club website. Tuesday Night Tennis TNT, is a men's doubles tennis competition played at Dendy Park Tennis Club, Breen Drive, Brighton East, Victoria 3187 Australia. Our tennis club operates as a not for profit men's tennis competition run by non-paid volunteers.

 

WHAT IS TNT ?

The TNT competition is run at Dendy Park Tennis Club.  Membership of TNT however does constitute 'restricted' membership of Dendy Park Tennis Club and Tennis Australia affording access to Dendy Park from Sunday pm to Friday pm at no additional charge. [The restrictions are 'no voting rights' for Dendy Park Tennis Club and additional charges to participate in pennant sides.]  Refer www.dendyparktc.com.au.
  
It is a requirement for membership of TNT that players be registered members of Dendy Park Tennis Club. Refer Membership TNT Comp Form

  

TNT runs the competition on a Tuesday night, organises the fixture, selects teams and pays for court hire, etc. while Dendy Park Tennis Club is responsible for the tennis court facilities, bar and club house.  

  
TNT has been running this competition at Dendy for approximately 35 years, so there is a close co-operative association between TNT and Dendy Park Tennis Club.  
  

ESPRIT DE CORPS

TNT strives for a high standard of tennis but our foundation is sportsmanship, loyalty, commitment, reliability and camaraderie.    
  

START TIME

Play commences at 7.30pm sharp. [Grand Final 7.00pm.]
  

LOCATION

All tennis matches are played at:  
  
Dendy Park Tennis Club, Breen Drive, Brighton East, Victoria 3187 Australia.  
  
There are no “away” matches.  
  

FACILITIES

Dendy Park has showers and toilets. It has an upstairs verandah, bar and lounge area where soft drinks and a limited range of alcoholic beverages can be purchased.

TENNIS TIP #1 - THE RIGHT STUFF

brought to you by Paul Luke Restrings

  

You’re only as good as your equipment. Depends on who you are, I guess. I don’t think we’ll ever see Federer and Nadal going mano-a-mano with old wooden racquets or with factory nylon strings. So why should you?

The two most important things (as important as paying this season’s fees) are racquets and string. The court, the balls, the weather are largely out of our control.

If you haven’t already ditched that old Wilson Prostaff or the Prince Graphite, then do so. You can always save it for hitting balls for the dog. (If you don’t have a dog, buy one). Stiff racquets provide lots of control but very little power and they are heavy. While I don’t recommend any particular brand (virtually all are made in China) find one that is evenly balanced, the correct grip size (most of us would need 43/8), not too heavy (about 270-280g unstrung – you can always add lead tape to it later), and take it out for a demo. Not just once or twice, either. It’s amazing how the new toy syndrome can wear off very quickly. When it comes to the shape of the head, stick to conventional shapes and frames, I’m not a fan of Yonex for this reason. If it works for you, then that’s okay.

And now for string. There are only 3 types I stock and recommend. They are all a polyester string that provide more spin and power than factory nylon or synthetic gut. And generally they last longer. I’ve been using Kirschbaum SuperSmash for over five years now and I personally wouldn’t use anything less. It gives at least 10% more spin and power than typical strings. While that is just a number, it’s a number that sits well for me. Kirschbaum SuperSpikey is a little softer and easier on the arm and provides a little more spin, and perhaps a little less power. Lastly, Big Banger ALU Power is used by many ATP players and gives you more of everything. Currently I have one racquet strung in Supersmash and one in Big Banger ALU Power. While I feel I get more touch with Supersmash (maybe because I am more used to it), I certainly find the Big Banger a livelier string. If you’re still using strings that came with the racquet (ie factory strings), it’s a bit like buying a new driver for golf and playing with the Hot Dot. You’re only making life difficult for yourself.

Both types of string can take a little getting used to. If you’re used to doing all the hard work, you’ll find them both quite lively depending on the tension. One thing it will do, it will change your game. You can take a better swing at the ball, knowing that you have more control. Unless you have a Tuesday Night war injury, I generally recommend the middle of the range string tension.

  

PAUL LUKE RESTRINGS

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Specialising in

• Kirschbaum SuperSmash $30

• Kirschbaum Superspikey $35

• Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power $40

  

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The TNT Tuesday Night Tennis Club.  

It's fierce. It's fun. It's every Tuesday night at Dendy.

LATE BREAKING NEWS

Season 2 2019 Competition proper starts Tuesday 23rd July.