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History

The RLTA was founded in 1936 on 2 courts adjacent to the Cleveland Primary School and over the years some very dedicated friends of tennis in the Redlands put many years of hard work into building what is now a wonderful facility at the Showgrounds.

The Association boasts 9 all weather courts, all floodlit to a high standard and a large clubhouse with all amenities. This user friendly facility is located in the heart of the Redland Showgrounds in Cleveland and has been home to numerous competitions and events. The following is a memorial to all who so selflessly gave their time and energy in creating what we, at times, take for granted today!

If any person reading this has any information, photos or articles about the Association that we can add please contact the RLTA on 07) 3821 0337. It would be great to keep this page as up to date and accurate as possible! Some of our historical information from 1940 - 1965 is missing and it would appreciated if any one has relevant articles newspaper clippings of this era please contact us

The following articles & pictorials are treasures that have been scanned "as is" and some are of poor quality, however, they are still legible and offer historical & sentimental value:

Tennis History Over The Decades

1930's

Gordon Banks - Club President for 5 years in the 1930's (possibly the first official President of the RLTA)

1940's

Grand Ball

1960's

Peter Bellette(Club President)

Gay Ball! -

Erection of lights

1970's

Record Attempt: Notes

Newspaper articles

Original RLTA Clubhouse

1990's

REDLANDS OPEN 97 - Jeff Schneider

Old Photo's of Club Members past & present: (Thanks to Barbara Morris)

N.Benfer, B.Morris, J. Morris, J. Finney & I. Banks

J. Morris, B. Morris & Wendy Turnbull

N. Benfer, A. Williams, R. Ansemgelst, P. Bell & B. Morris

N. Benfer, B. Morris & M. Bach

2000's

2002

Annual Report 2002

2003

Annual Report 2003

2004

Annual Report 2004

2005

Newsletter January 2005

New clubhouse opened in 2005

Annual Report 2005

2006

Newsletter February 2006

Newsletter September 2006

Club Championships 2006

Annual Report 2006

2007

Newsletter February 2007

Newsletter July 2007

Club Championships & Newsletter September 2007

Annual Report 2007

2008

Newsletter April 2008

Club Championships 2008

Club Junior Championships 2008

Newsletter December 2008

A Grade Final 2008

Annual Report 2008

2009

Mid-week Ladies Newsletter - March

Mid-week Ladies Newsletter - April

Mid-week Ladies Newsletter - May

Club Championships 2009

Annual Report 2009

2010's

2010

Mid-week Ladies Newsletter - April

Tom Ferguson Shield 2010

Club Championships 2010

Perpetual Shield 2010

Annual Report 2010

2011

Mid-week Ladies Newsletter - Feb

Edna Finney 1936-2011

Thursday night finals - June

Mid-week Ladies Newsletter - July

Club Championships - September

Annual Report 2011

RLTA gets a new Manager/Coach for 2012

2012

RLTA Newsletter - January

RLTA Redevelopment update - Feb

Annual Report 2012

Shane & Betty tie the knot

RLTA win the inter-club challenge against Wynnum

Official opening of Court 9 - December

The Edna Finney Bench - December

Club Championships

Tom Ferguson Shield

2013

Canvas Prints for the RLTA Clubhouse

RLTA win the Tom Ferguson Shield

Cleveland victorious over Redland Bay in the Rosie Dunn Shield

RLTA Club Championships results

Family doubles day - 13th October

RLTA Annual Report 2013

2014

Keith Collyer made RLTA Life Member

About Us

about us

The RLTA tennis club is a non-profit organisation with a strong community focus. Members enjoy social tennis, regular tennis fixtures as well as inter-club and club championships

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Social Tennis

social

Social Tennis in Brisbane! Come and play social tennis in a friendly non-competitive environment. No obligation to play every week. Loads of regular social tennis activities available.

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Tennis fixtures

fixtures

Regular senior and junior tennis fixtures in the heart of Redlands, Brisbane. A range of tennis competitions are available to suit all ages and standards.

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Coaching

coaching

Learn how to play tennis! Professional tennis coaching available for beginners and the more experienced. Delivering adults and kids tennis lessons in a friendly club environment

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Court Hire

court hire

Tennis court hire available to members and non-members. Hire top quality synthetic grass tennis courts day and night! All courts have an undercover seating area

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