Book a Court

Note: During the construction of lights on courts 7-11, how far ahead you can book and for how long will be changed.

The club uses the Book-a-Court online system hosted by Tennis Australia.


Members: Day free; Night free (while courts 7-11 are closed, normally $5.00 / 30minutes / court); Guests $2.50 / 30minutes / guest.

Public: Day $7.50 / 30minutes / court; Night $12.50 / 30minutes / court


A booking confirmation email (or SMS) will include a booking PIN. Enter the PIN then # at the gate (even if it is already unlocked). The PIN starts working 15 minutes before the time of the booking.
Note: It can take 30 minutes for the gate to learn about a new booking.

If you cannot attend, make sure to cancel your booking so others can use the court. The cost is automatically refunded if cancelled more than 6 hours before the booking. If rain prevents play the booking will be refunded when you email the details to secretary@doncastertc.org.au.


A parent can book on behalf of a junior member: after signing-in, click your name in the top-right corner and choose the child you are booking for.


List all the people who will be playing (choose ADD PLAYER). Booking may be cancelled if no other players are listed. For non-member guests playing with a member the fee is $2.50/30minutes.

Add a fictional player named "by myself" (marked as a member) if you will be practicing by yourself.


To book for longer than 30 minutes, first select the start time then on in "Make a booking" box change the time it runs until -- it is a drop-down list. You can make 1 booking per day, for up to 1.5 hours (while courts 7-11 are closed, normally 2 hours).


Lights come on automatically when 3 conditions are met:

  1. There is a booking for the court

  2. The PIN for that booking has been entered at the front gate (indicating players are present)

  3. It is dark enough to need lights, as measured by a light sensor

Consequently, lights may not switch on at the start of a "night" booking if it isn't dark yet; and lights may switch on for a "day" booking if it is very gloomy. Courts 1-6 and 12 have lights -- and soon all courts will.


While courts 7-11 are closed to install lights: Members may make bookings for the next few days; 1 booking per day of up to 1.5 hours. The public can make bookings only for the next day; 1 booking per day of up to 1.5 hours. These limits are subject to change.


You need to sign-in to make a booking, for which you need to register at play.tennis.com.au (the software is called ClubSpark). The general public are welcome to register and book courts. Registration involves choosing a password, or linking your account to Facebook or Google.

How to book a court - for a Junior member

A parent (or guardian or "Main contact") can book a court for a junior member.

Just make sure you are acting on their behalf by clicking your name in the top-right corner and selecting the junior member's name.

How to book a court