Thank you for your interest in the Blackburn Tennis Club Incorporated.
The Pavilion & courts are situated in Morton Park, at the corner of Central & Blackburn Roads, near the War Memorial and adjacent to the Blackburn Library.
The Blackburn Tennis Club was re-established early in 1922 and has always provided both social and competition tennis to the local community.
Prior to the first World War (1902 to 1918) there was a strong Club using the two good asphalt courts previously situated just east of the Morton Park Hall (now replaced by the Blackburn Library). During the war this Club became practically defunct, and following the war, the two courts were being used by only a few former Club members on a social basis. At the end of 1921, a number of local residents, mainly members of the Church of England Tennis Club in Queen Street, Blackburn, became interested in the courts at Morton Park, and approached the Nunawading Shire Council about taking over the courts to form a new Tennis Club – permission was given by the Council and a special meeting was organized on the 15th of February 1922 in the Morton Park Hall, which resulted in the new Blackburn Tennis Club being formed.
Since the 15th of February 1922, the Blackburn Tennis Club has actively continued and progressed under the guidance of devoted and energetic volunteers, and now with seven porous courts (all are lit to competition standard) and a modern, well equipped Pavilion, ranks as one of the strongest Clubs in the Eastern suburbs.
The Club caters for ~250 members of all ages and standards who enjoy their tennis both socially and competitively.