St Stephen’s has continued to field two teams in the Southern District Tennis Association. This has provided much social and competitive enjoyment as well as physical activity. The teams have played in the Summer with Home Courts being at Concordia College, Highgate.
Currently the two teams are in Divisions 4 & 5 of the Doubles Competition. Teams comprise four males and four females. The format of the competition is a best of three sets doubles match as well as a single set of mixed doubles. The club continues to be quite successful with teams generally appearing in the finals. Home matches are a very social occasion with many young children out at the matches.
St Stephen’s Church also has a Table Tennis Club which provides a fun activity as well as a competitive involvement for players of a variety of ages. The club is affiliated with the Combined Churches Association. St Stephen’s provides a number of teams that cater for players of a high standard to those with much less experience.
There are two competitions that run. The main one is the Winter competition running from April through to August. Teams comprises four players. In recent seasons we have fielded three teams – A, B and C. St Stephen’s has excellent success in recent years winning the A grade. The more casual season is the Spring competition with teams composed of three players. This runs through September to November. St Stephen’s commonly fields four teams at a variety of levels. Matches are played on a week night usually on Tuesday and Wednesday and run from about 7.15pm to 9.15pm.