Our History

In the early days, during the time of the Depression, Tennis was a way of keeping social contact within the Chinese Community.

In the days when the commercial world in Sydney was smaller, local Communities establish themselves in the Eastern Suburbs. And what began as an excuse to meet regularly for tennis and an exercise to keep the body and mind active during those times, developed into a meaningful competitive spirit amongst the five founding clubs.

The formation of the Association, its affiliation with N.S.W Tennis Association, the holding of tournament at White City, the publication of draws and results in the newspapers, and even the organisation of the Association’s first Annual Ball at the Hordern Bros. were all accredited to the man, Ernest Yum.

Ernest was a competent tennis player, a good golfer and played first grade cricket for Petersham. He excelled in baseball captaining N.S.W in the Claxton Shield when Australia played a series against the American Team. Born in 1910 in Marrickville, he was fine scholar from the Selective Fort Street School and topped the State in his final accounting examination. He was very popular and well respected by his colleagues as well as the commercial community. Ernest was a blessing to the Chinese Tennis Community in the early years.

The first tournament was held in March 1936. It went over four Sundays and was won by Reg Long (singles), Ted and Maurice Kee Chong (doubles). The tournament grew dramatically in subsequent years when more events were added and in 1948 over 100 player from every state in Australia competed. The Annual Tournament was first played at White City, the historical home of tennis in New South Wales, then in later years as the population grew further afield from central Sydney, the tournament was played at The Strathfield Tennis Club in Morwick Street. The Association has moved the Annual Championship from Pennant Hills to a more central location at the Tennis Complex in Meadowbank Park.

It formed an Association in 1936, the N.S.W Chinese Tennis Association. Sydney has grown, and so has the Community spreading widely over new suburbs, forming social groups in homes with tennis courts, suburban facilities and clubs. In keeping with the times, it became Incorporated on 5th December 1989.

The Association sponsors teams at Inter-District Competition levels and many of our members participate at local weekly Competitions and Tournaments.

N.S.W. Chinese Tennis Association Inc. has been supported over the years by sponsorship of Sydney Businesses many products of which pertains to the sport of tennis such as equipment, footwear, uniforms, products and services our members use from day to day.

Nowadays amongst our social tennis group, our activities (Events) include an Annual Championship, teams to represent the Association in the Inter-District N.S.W. Hardcourt Tennis Competition (NSW Hardcourt Tennis Association) and our members play in both local Competitions and State Veteran (Tennis Senior NSW) events.


本協會創立於1936 年, 屬非牟利機構,日的主要是在華人社區內推廣網球運動.
最早期的網球比賽是由本協會首屆主席 Mr. Bill Lowe 聯同其他五間華人網球協會
一同舉辨, 而賽期就是在 1936 年三月復活節假期首次舉行, 直至今時已陸續舉辨
了 72 屈. 當然本協會仍然堅持在每一年的復活節假期內舉行華人網球公開賽, 衹要
參賽球員本身或其家庭成員俱有華人背景都可參賽. 除了公開賽之外我們還有其他
活動, 例如友誼賽, 友會賽等等.

本會目的是在華人社區推廣網球運動, 所以在每星期天都會在 Meadowbank Tennis Courts 球場內舉行網球社交比賽, 練習, 訓練等等. 不論年齡, 性別皆無任歡迎.

協會場地 : Meadowbank Park, Tennis Complex, Constitution Road, Meadowbank.  Entrance opposite Federal Road

日期与時間 :  星期日   1.00pm  to  5.30pm

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